polyair in a 2005 pajero

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 18:52
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We want to fit poly airbags to our pajero 2005, as our off road camper is fairly heavy. It is a golf 1996 and very sturdy. The wheels are to the back of the camper so lots of weight on the tow ball. Does anyone have experience with oly air bags in the pajero and how much would it be ( approx) to buy and fit or to buy and fit ourselves?
Any advice would be welcomed.
Regards Lenni
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Reply By: Blaze - Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 20:03

Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 20:03
Hi Lenni,

I have Polyair bags on the back of my Challenger with no problems, and my brother has them on his 2004 Paj and couldn't think of running without them. I must admit because I usually only use the 4X4 when we go away I am lazy and don't deflate the bags when camper is removed, which caused a very harsh ride if I use the vehicle without anything on the towball, buts that just me not bothering to drop the pressure.
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Reply By: mick - Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 20:05

Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 20:05
Hi Lenni,

The Polyair bags are a popular addition to the Paj, ( I have fitted numerous sets in my workshop) They Should cost you somewhere between 420 and 480 fitted.


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Follow Up By: lenni - Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 20:40

Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 20:40
Hi we are in Coffs Harbour. Can you resommend anywhere here to buy them or have them fitted at a resonable cost?
Regards Lenni
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Reply By: Bill13 - Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 20:19

Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 20:19
Hi Lenni,
Polyair bags are easy to fit for someone with a bit of mechanical knowledge. Do a search on the Pajero 4wd club of Victoria (google) and you will find a blow by blow description on how to fit them. Important that you have a rear wheel alignment if you are carrying luggage and also towing a van with a heavy ball weight.
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Reply By: lenni - Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 20:38

Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 20:38
Thankyou for all your responses. The price sounds better than I thought. Are Poly Air the way to go or is there another one that is good?
The camper probably weighs about 1200 kg with a small load . However the wheels are set back ( good for stability) however the front of the pajero felt light when towing it and I noticed that the rear droped a fair bit when the camper was on the tow ball. It is a golf heavy duty off road camper. I was a little suprised that the pajero droped that far with the weight but I guess it just has standard suspension. So do you think the air suspension will make it safer to tow? By all accounts the air suspension sounds like what I need , do you all agree?
Thanks again in advance for your time and assistance.
Regards Lenni
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Reply By: Member - jeff M (SA) - Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 22:26

Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 22:26
Hi Lenni'

Had polyairs fitted to my 2005 Paj real happy with them had no probs so far.
Did it for the same reason as you are.

Scoof.. :-)
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Reply By: Gerhardp1 - Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 23:12

Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 23:12
Make sure you are not overloading the legal tow ball weight of your vehicle.

If the towball weight is within spec, and the rear is sagging, you should get stronger springs with say a 30mm lift installed - then when you put the trailer on, it should settle at normal ride height - this is the objective.

Then you can also fit the airbags, as you will undoubtedly fill up the rear as well with another 150-200kg of weight when touring.

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Reply By: harry5 - Monday, Jun 04, 2007 at 00:01

Monday, Jun 04, 2007 at 00:01
Do you use a weight distribution set up as well. I dont think airbags will solve the problem completely of light steering and brakes on your front wheels. I maybe wrong will find out soon
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Follow Up By: pojo - Monday, Jun 04, 2007 at 07:52

Monday, Jun 04, 2007 at 07:52
Had polyairs fitted to my 05 pajero excellent results fitted by Beadmans in Grafton i think supplied and fitted for just under $400,you wont be disappointed. I tow a Olympic 16ft. caravan and never had any problems.
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Follow Up By: lenni - Monday, Jun 04, 2007 at 18:05

Monday, Jun 04, 2007 at 18:05
Hi everyone thanks again for your suggestions. I have a question for Pojo:

How heavy is the towball weight of your olympic van? This sounds promising and we will look into the polyairs and having them fitted. After all we are only towing a camper ( be it a heavy duty one). It sounds as though the polyairs may do the trick. We dont have a WD setup and hopfully wont need one, we will see. The wheels are set back on the camper so it is hard to know what the twball weight is. The tow ball on the car can take up to 250kg on the ball and 2500kg towing weight. If the camper is 1100kg but the axle is towards the rear would the tow ball weight be about 110 or perhaps closer to 150kgs. Any sugestions?
Thaks again for your suggestion and also to the other people that have made some very helpful comments.
regards Lenni
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