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Post by Diane on Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:55 pm

Hi we have a autosleeper talisman 2005 and we are considering putting  air suspension on the rear does it make it a much better ride? anyone had it fitted? any advise or comments welcome.
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Post by Wizard on Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:00 pm

I had the rear shocks and leaf springs replaced and fitted air bags at the same time. It transformed the vehicle. The suspension has been lifting maximum design payload off the ground for 15 years. Look at your leaf springs- I bet they are far flatter than they should be. Even if the vehicle is low mileage if the suspension is original it is worn out and was pretty crude in the first place.
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Post by Wizard on Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:12 pm

A basic air bag kit which pumps with a car foot pump is adequate and the money you save on a more elaborate kit can go toward changing the shocks and springs. Ours rarely takes more than a couple of pumps for each bag but it is important to check regularly as you will wreck the bags if run empty. Other bonuses are you no longer get buffeted on the motorway by lorry slip streams, can drive far more progressively on minor roads (especially with a recent brake overhaul) and the van now sits correctly as in slightly high at the rear. This is very useful as you can park level on a slight incline without needing to get the levelling blocks out.
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:51 am

Hi Diane
Welcome to the forum from Bridington,lots of discussion on fitting rear air assist on the forum, most have positive reviews, try the search feature to find posts.
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Post by roli on Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:35 am

Welcome to the forum. I consider Air Bags a useful addition which does improve the ride
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Post by Tiggs on Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:39 pm

I want to fit air suspension on my Broadway FB. Is there anywhere in south Wales where I can get this done? Any idea of what it would cost?
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:28 pm

Don't know if you would consider heading for Willersey, the workshop fit rear air assist to vans ,I had a set fitted to my 09Nuevo some years ago.
Many members have had their vans fitted at Willersey with good reviews.
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