Self build camper

mpo

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I have recently made a self build camper ford transit the problem I have is when I'm parked on a main rd / layby usually on cleveleys or st Anne's the van rocks when a vehicle drives past at speed any suggestions please I'm begging to feel sea sick !
 
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mpo

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Beginning to feel sea sick ( stupid pre text thing ! )
 

TheBig1

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air assister bags in the suspension. they replace the bumpstops and can be pumped up to tighten the suspension, resisting the body roll
 

Wildman

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you need a setback layby or steady legs but they would prevent a fast getaway from trouble, simple answer is park elsewhere
 
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mpo

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Don't mean to sound dumb ( mrs states otherwise ) what are outriggers ??
 

calion

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Outriggers are stabilising legs as seen on trucks with cranes or cherry pickers on the back, or fire engines when ladders are used, I wasn't being serious when I suggested them lol!
 

Jaws

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Grab a pair of second hand caravan wind down legs would be the cheapest option..
Ummm.. I have a pair actually !
£25 including postage if you are interested :)
 

Judge Mental

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I'm guessing its not a X240/X250 as these pretty stable. My Ford based CB was terrible for this. as others have said trying to sleep next to a road with fast traffic not the best of idea for a peaceful night....
 

Gorse Hill

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Grab a pair of second hand caravan wind down legs would be the cheapest option..
Ummm.. I have a pair actually !
£25 including postage if you are interested :)
Jaws do you still have the steadies, if so I have a coach built and was wondering would they fit
Obviously need to check height required, what height are the ones you got
Thks
 

Jaws

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yes, still got them .. No idea what size they are without checking.. But to be fair MPO should really get first refusal..
I will measure them tomorrow
 

Tootles

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OR, stick a couple of local Cleveleys girls in the back.........Two slabs of ale, and a crate of pies. It wont rock with them on board.....:)(y);)
 
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