SIMPLICITY SUSPENSION

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SIMPLICITY SUSPENSION over Roller Rocker Springs
Both tandem both load sharing suspension.


On a Jayco Outback 21 foot van would the simplicity be a better opion, the van will be used for around the block trip.

Would like to tavel places like GRR. Tanami.

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Phil.
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Reply By: Member - George (WA) - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 00:18

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 00:18
We have simplicity suspension under our 22' caravan. Been over the GRR and GBH no problems, rides really well. Don't know anything about Roller Rocker Springs
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Reply By: Member - Tony S (WA) - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 01:39

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 01:39
Phill just work on the KISS system. The less that can go wrong the better.
Don't see any problems with Simplicity alot of caravans use it.
Am considering it my self.

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Reply By: Mobi Condo - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 07:01

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 07:01
Works very well. Have towed our rig on roads varying from the M1 'style' of 4 lane 110kph motorway (Sunshine Coast to Tweed Head) to the GRR, Tanami, Flinders Ranges, Arkaroola, Outback NSW, National Parks etc.
Easy to maintain as well!
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Reply By: Member - John M (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 07:45

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 07:45
Phil

I think the Simplicity suspension is the best and most robust on the market and they are totally load sharing.
I have started to build a serious tandem off road pop top camper and already have fitted a 2.5 tonne Simplicity Suspension to it.
I don't thing the rocker spring suspension is totally load sharing although I have build several trailer with this sytem including a tri-axle horse float to carry 4 horses years ago without any problems. It depends on where you want to go and how much abuse you intend to give to your van. Dollar for dollar the Simplicity is not that expensive.

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Reply By: Member - Kevin J (Sunshine Coa - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 09:11

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 09:11
Simplicity on our Galaxy Off Road (prefer the term High Clearance) which we use as our home when we go volunteering.

Very stable on highways and on the bitumn??? byways but really handles well once we get on to the roads between properties.

Kevin J
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Reply By: phil300 - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 11:55

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 11:55
I like the KISS principle.

Thanks for your input
Regards Phil.
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Reply By: Bushed-Tracker - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 13:45

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 13:45
We have Simplicity suspension with 12" HD axles/brakes on our 19' Bushtracker - 4 years of full time towing on all remote roads/tracks zero problems.

Make sure you drop your tyre pressures and towing speed on the Jayco or about the only thing you will bring home will be the suspension. Speed and high tyres pressure will kill anything - even a Bushtracker eventually

Take it easy and you should be fine.

B-T
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Follow Up By: Member -Dodger - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 14:45

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 14:45
Totally correct.
Lower tyre pressures on all your rig except the spares.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 14:13

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 14:13
Hi Phil

We only have experience with Simplicity. Good for crossing washouts and similar. They do need some maintenance, as the spring seat on which the axle rests is subject to wear. We learnt the hard way to carry a spare set on extended outback trips. Not expensive and easy to obtain from the manufacturers.

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Reply By: Bob - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 15:04

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 15:04
Roller Rocker suspension is load sharing but is not independent.
Connected solid axles do not allow for independent wheel movement.
Even the load sharing aspect is a bit sus.
Go for the Simplicity, almost trouble free.
Make sure that you select the correct Simplicity setup, knowing what your supported load will be is most important.
Simplicity will help with advise.

Bob
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