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Post by Libraryman2 on Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:52 pm

Hi all, I'm pushing the button on air suspension, I have Towtal quite close who use the Drive rite system!
It's for use on a x290 chassis.

I would prefer the VB system but that's in Birmingham! Has anyone used Towtal and found them a good company?

Ray
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Post by artheytrate on Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:42 pm

Hi Ray there are good and bad stories about Towtal they are like Marmite.
10 years ago We owned a Auto Sleeper Gatcombe on VW chassis with twin stainless exhaust fitted from new, Pat my wife wanted a folding step fitted to help her gain access.
Auto Sleeper said it couldn't be done because of the twin exhaust pipes. I asked Towtal for a second opinion as I live in Longton, Bill from Towtal had a look and his words were we can butcher th Auto Sleeper steps to fit the fold down steps, obviously we didn't have it done.
On my last van I fitted Dunlop air suspension my self bought from Marcle leisure, it was quite easy to fit on the MK7 Ford Transit.
Our new Auto Sleeper bought in March 2014 I had the dealer fit VB air suspension before I picked the van up.

John.

Ps I've also heard good comments about Towtal.
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Post by Libraryman2 on Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:10 pm

Cheers John..all we want is good service, and I never regret paying for it
I'll do a little more research before I commit to them


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Post by Maasai Warrior on Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:12 pm

Been thinking about air suspension for our van, for quite awhile. John, does it get rid of roll, give you a smoother ride, raise the rear up a bit, help with weight at the back? Can it really help with levelling on site? Also would you recommend VB air suspension, if so where are they in the Midlands. Lots of questions. Sorry John.

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Post by modelman on Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:59 am

Best thing I did to the van, Dunlop system, easy to fit in less than a day,  & EVERYTHING is far better,  no longer sitting on the bump-stops,  much less roll, no longer buffeted by larger, passing vehicles,  side to side adjustment to counter weight differences,
 & around 80-100  mm of adjustment.

You'll love the difference it makes.

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:12 am

Alko air top air assist fitted on my last van a 09Nuevo, I have The Dunlop system on my current van, I concure with Lawries reviews on the system .
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Post by artheytrate on Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:19 am

Hi Pete if you are mechanical minded the Dunlop system from Marcle leisure is easy to fit, on my last van Ford Transit MK7 based I fitted it under 2 hours.

I had the VB fitted by dealer before I picked the van up just to save me the hassle, it has made our Broadway slightly nose down and I have to use the levelling blocks more, I reduce the pressure on the gauges to .5 of a bar when I get on a level site and use the levelling blocks if needed. You can also level across the rear up to a point if un level by increasing or reducing the pressure on either side, it also cures the roll on roundabouts and sharp bends.

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Post by Maasai Warrior on Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:24 pm

Thanks for that John, much appreciated.

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