Air shocks

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 14:50
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I am looking at buying a Goldstrem storm campervan and I have heard that you will have to install airshocks to raise the back end of my LC100. Can anyone tell me If this is true and could you recommend a type of air shock that you be reliably.
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Reply By: Old Jack - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 15:15

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 15:15
Hi,
um yes the 100 series is prone to SAS (saggy ass syndrome) when heavy load on rear.
air shocks might not be the most appropriate way to go, if you are sticking to stock height & find you 100 is riding ok under normal use you might consider fitting air bags in the rear coil springs (polyair). This will give you the option of adjusting to suit the load when the camper is on and close to normal ride when not loaded. you simply adjus the air pressure to suit.
Altrenatively heavyer coils & new shocks might be the solution if you are loading the beast up all the time. Lots of Crusers seem to get Old Man Emu fitted but I cant comment on relaibiltiy. no dout other will

what sort of ball weight is the camper & total weight of camper??
Happy motoring

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Reply By: landcruiser100 - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 15:19

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 15:19
Thanx for the info OLD JAck
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Reply By: Stephen - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 17:55

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 17:55
Reckon the Polyairs are the way to go.. i fitted then to an 80 series and could not be happier....
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 18:40

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 18:40
yep same here go the polly airs.new job coming so no fraser this time:-((
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Reply By: Barry - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 21:02

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 21:02
I agree.
Air springs are the most flexible for different load levels.
I've used PolyAirs in the past and now have Firestone CoilRites (which are similar) on my 100 Series LC.
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Reply By: Member - Robbo - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 21:34

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 21:34
Hi
I have a LC 100 TD and tow a Kimberly Kamper, fitted LTR shocks OME with heavy duty springs.I have no problem with sagging and handles rough conditions well.Bring on the next adverture
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Follow Up By: Tony - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 08:14

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 08:14
Robbo are you happy with the KK as they look like the best around?
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Follow Up By: Member - Robbo - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 21:32

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 21:32
Hi tony
We are very happy with our new Kimberley Kamper ( 3months old ). We have just returned from a trip from the top of lake eyre and the warburton creek. we travelled though sand country, corrigations,stoney roads and some mud . the cruiser and camper went very well. we like the KK because it is built for off road camping and like outdoor cooking and you can access the kitchen with out opening the main part of the camper.it is very quick to erect and assemble.we had a caverlier off roader which we have just sold to friends.we had a lot of fun with the caverlier but really enjoy our KK.
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Reply By: Johnad - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 22:30

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 22:30
I have the Goldstream storm connected to my GU Patrol. The storm is fairly heavy in the ball weight, so I fitted a set of Koni shocks with King springs. This gives me better ride handling, better ride comfort, better towing handling and a 3 inch lift, which looks a treat. Highly recommend this setup, especially with the storm. Also does your Storm have ind suspension as this seems to make a big difference?

John
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Follow Up By: Old Jack - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 16:32

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 16:32
Hi Johnad,
have you actually checked the weight on the ball with a set of scales when you have you camper loaded? just curious as to actual weight plus loaded weight (over a weigh bridge?) overall of these campers.

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Reply By: Johnad - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 17:29

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003 at 17:29
No I havent had it on the scales - bit hard with the tregg hitch.

When are you getting your storm and what goodies are you getting with it?

Its always good to know other Goldstream owners - not many about - mostly Jayco.

Either polyair or Konis will do the job though.
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