air suspension

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 16:54
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if anyone has travelled over rough and corrugated roads in an off-road caravan fitted with independent air suspension could you please let me know how it performed
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Reply By: Raymond from Wanderin 4 Wheelers - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 18:33

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 18:33
One limped into Mount Isa with all shock absorbers broken and two bent axles last September only 3 months old. The system should work but on this $85000 Off Road van it had failed badly. The owner had contacted the company when the first shocker let go and was told to drive the remaining 200k's at 60 KPH but by the time he arrived all 4 were gone. He was stuck in ISA will the manufacturer worked out what went wrong
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Reply By: turbopete - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 08:34

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 08:34
air suspension is best buttttttttttttt like any thing mechanical if its abused it will fail corrugations need slower and careful progress
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Reply By: Member - Michael B (NSW) - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 20:13

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 20:13
KCH, just catching up on the post's,
Ran my offroad van [Trakmaster] with air bag independant sus. and quad shocks
last year all over the Kimberleys. lots of corrugations with out a problem. Speed
was kept UP not down. Followed my tour leaders advice and ran 75 to 95ks on the dirt. Try travelling at 30/40 ks on corrugations and you will destroy your van
and suspension! Saw a couple of vans on the Gibb travelling slowly and they were having a hard time of it. Try it yourself at higher speeds as long as you are
comfortable with your own rig, in my case the 80 and 2 tonne van was happiest
85/95 where safe and not one problem.
Mike B
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