There are two main sorts of air suspension, some are just essentially very tough rubber bags which are pressurized to give additional springing with a lot more give in them than the rubber "bump stops" many MHs have - which look like bump stops but technically aren't. If you have a Ducato based MH look underneath and you will see these at the rear immediately above the axle, fitted between the top of the leaf spring and the bodywork.
Well we were nose down on a site so I let the air out that dropped it enough to level us up. A lot easier than getting the levelling block out. The air is a much nicer ride than bog standard cart springs and shockers too as I found out by driving some distance without the air. Wot fick moi??
They are a good option but If you use this option to self level the MoHo will still rock as you move around. Levelling jacks will level and steady all in one.
Wow I didn't realise it was that much, maybe air suspension is the way to goI believe the question was re after market self levelling when on site, by means of hydraulic jack system. Electronic operation, around the 5k figure, one jack fitted to each corner.
Quite right but I use mine to level on a slight slope but with my payload of 600kg a lot of it would be taken up by a hydraulic system.Air suspension will not lift or lower the van sufficiently if on sloping ground. My van has air suspension but I have invested in a Hydraulic levelling system which I would not want to be without. It enables me to pitch on areas of aires / sites which are not level enough for others to use. If you decide on the Hydraulic route be careful who you have to fit the system. I have had an experience with the installer who fitted my system which is now before the County Court.
A hydraulic pump will have no problem lifting that weight and more, what may be a problem is the weight of the wheels hanging on the suspension and steering.
Wheels should never leave the ground, with this much to level they should have used chocks first to get them close.
Two post ramps lift the chassis so that work can be done on the suspension that's hanging free, massive Cranes lift all there wheels off the ground when lifting. I know of no problems with a full lift.I had read that you should not hang the wheels in the air so try to avoid it, but I asked our service guy and he said there was no reason not to. I am interested in anybody else's opinion though.
Visit your local ATS or similar where they change tyres and you will see numerous vehicles in the air with their "legs" dangling.I had read that you should not hang the wheels in the air so try to avoid it, but I asked our service guy and he said there was no reason not to. I am interested in anybody else's opinion though.
If, like our m/h, you have an Alko chassis with the rear axle that requires regular greasing .. it is supposed to be done with the wheels off the ground and the suspension hanging free.Wheels should never leave the ground, with this much to level they should have used chocks first to get them close
I don't see why you cannot let the wheels hang down, after all they do if you jack it up to change a wheel or to work on the front. Gliderite do hydraulic levelling for £3500.
Yep but only for a short period of time, not for weeks on end, bit like an oil change not damaging for a short period of time but you would not leave it out for weeks.
I am a mechanical engineer, I can confirm that there is no reason why the wheels shouldn't be lifted off the ground other that it will make them vulnerable to be stolen ! No chocks are required so long as you leave your handbrake on to prevent the vehicle running away when it is lowered down onto the ground. My system can lift the front wheels hanging 25 cm off the floor, very handy on sloping sites, (see my avatar).I had read that you should not hang the wheels in the air so try to avoid it, but I asked our service guy and he said there was no reason not to. I am interested in anybody else's opinion though.