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Maktini

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Hi, new to this Autosleeper PVC after downsizing from a coach built. Should I leave the air suspension at the optimum pressure throughout the colder months if not using the PVC, or let it down and sit with no air at all?
Thanks in advance Malcolm
 
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I would leave some in I don't think it will do them any good to sit flat.
 
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Blue Knight

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I'm keeping my VB Air system at 3-bar when rested to help save the springs.

The Auto-Sleeper air top suspension is good quality IMO so I'm not sure why they are suggesting to deflate the bellows to 0.5-bar.

All the best,

Andrew
 
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TerryL

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Air assist suspension is usually fitted to help the standard rear suspension when upgrading the MAUW; not always necessary though. Air suspension replaces the original suspension with airbags, don't think this is possible on the Fiat Camper chassis the Swift has.

Most who fit air assist find it improves the handling, losing the swaying that often occurs with big body vehicles, but not the actual ride. When inflated to a good load carrying capacity I find ours gives the van a more nose-down attitude so when siting the van I try to find an upslope to avoid using the ramps.
 

Fontie

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Thanks Terry for the above explanation, read up a little think my Swift has the Al-Co chassis and seems I wont get saggy springs. Probably no need for air suspension on my van :)
 

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