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Old 26-03-2013, 18:24   #1 (permalink)
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I have read some threads on here regarding air suspension however i have been getting very mixed answers from dealers / fitters etc. I was told by one dealer/fitter that i wouldnt benefit from air suspension on a van of my size.Another supple/fitter has told me i would benifit alot from having a system fitted .Very confused regarding the issue and obviously dont want to waste my money if its the case i wouldnt benefit.I know its an expensive item but i plan on keeping the van for a number of years and why not make life a little easier and more comfortable.Has ayone else with a similar sized van had the experience? Sundance 590 approx 6-5m.
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Had air suspension fitted to my Chieftain work well it will raise the back end by 150mm
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I have air assist on the rear of my 7500kg RV and it needs it too.

raises the rear by around 3" and stops the rear end 'bouncing'

the more important advantage is better straight line stability in cross winds and trucks/coach's overtaking at speed.

in my opinion any motorhome will. improve with air assist..
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On a 6.5m van it probably would not make a lot of difference unless your springs are weak/back end sagging. It can make a big difference on a longer, heavier van though.
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These are all the things ive read so cant understand why he told me it wouldnt benefit from it.
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Old 26-03-2013, 18:45   #6 (permalink)
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On a 6.5m van it probably would not make a lot of difference unless your springs are weak/back end sagging. It can make a big difference on a longer, heavier van though.
Not even in terms of cross winds etc ? I also read it can be useful for levelling up.?
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Still quite conflicting views.
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Not even in terms of cross winds etc ? I also read it can be useful for levelling up.?
it would only be good for front to rear levelling and you would need either an integrated onboard compressor or a small standalone one plus the gained height would be limited
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