Simplicity Suspension

Submitted: Friday, Mar 12, 2010 at 14:34
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Hi Everyone,

We are currently in the process of getting our caravan built and we are looking at getting the Simplicty Suspension installed. Been quoted $2763.00 and we are after a bit of advice as to whether this is reasonable or not. We will be travelling around the country for 12 months so will be visiting places on and off the black hwy.

Appreciate any advice.

Cheers,

Sharyn and Dale
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Reply By: Member - George (WA) - Friday, Mar 12, 2010 at 16:12

Friday, Mar 12, 2010 at 16:12
Hi Sharyn & Dale,
We have simplicity suspension under our 22 ft caravan. the caravan weighs nearly 3 tonne when loaded. We have been off road more than on road, varying from good gravel tracks to stony tracks including a variety of ruts and wash outs. Overall we are very impressed with the way simplicity performed and an excellent ride on bitumen. From memory we paid an extra $2700 4 yrs ago. Hope this helps. Cheers
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Reply By: Baz&Pud (Tassie) - Friday, Mar 12, 2010 at 17:34

Friday, Mar 12, 2010 at 17:34
Hi yu D&S
We have a Concept Ascot cross pack, when ordered we requested Simplicity Suspension to be fitted and the cost in 2006 was just short of $3000, so the price you have been quoted would be fair.
Have had our van on the GRR, Birdsville Track, Oodnadatta and some others and not one problem.
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Friday, Mar 12, 2010 at 18:18

Friday, Mar 12, 2010 at 18:18
I agree with the rest, Simplicity Suspension is the only way to go, also for safety reasons, just imagine driving on the bitumen road and having to drop off the edge at speed and then bring your vehicle and van back on to the bitumen, Simplicity Suspension makes it a lot easier to tackle the rough going.

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Reply By: Racey - Friday, Mar 12, 2010 at 19:43

Friday, Mar 12, 2010 at 19:43
Hi Dale & Sharyn,

I agree with the other contributors. 5 years ago we paid $2500 for 2.5 tonne suspension and have been on the bitumun and gravel. You won't be disappointed.

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Reply By: Member - Dale & Sharyn H (QLD) - Friday, Mar 12, 2010 at 23:44

Friday, Mar 12, 2010 at 23:44
Thankyou to everyone who responded really appreciate your advice.

Cheers,

Dale and Sharyn
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Follow Up By: John and Lynne - Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 at 19:00

Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 at 19:00
Dale & Sharyn
We've had a good run with Simplicity but be aware there is no camber adjustment on the wheels. Toe, there is adjustment.

Just in case they got it wrong when welding the system in place, keep a good eye on your tyre wear, particularly around 40,000kms. If you are going to have a problem, you will see wear on an edge of a tyre.

If you have this problem, it seems the only way out is to rotate your tyres, then reverse the tyre on the rim and rotate again.

From the comments above, there is a high probability you won't have a problem.

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