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Post by Glenny54 Fri Jan 13, 2023 4:11 pm

Has anyone had full air fitted to their Corinium fb please, is the cost worth it or not
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Post by Highlandbear Thu Jan 26, 2023 8:28 am

Hi , If its any help I fitted rear air suspension to my Mercedes Sprinter chassis (its a Winchcombe model ) best thing I have done, the ride is so so much better , took a bit of faffing around to get the best pressure to run at etc but the ride and handling is way better
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Post by Peter Brown Thu Jan 26, 2023 9:00 am

I've had Ford, Peugeot, Fiat and Mercedes Chassis motorhomes. The standard suspension has been perfectly adequate. Do consider the time the van spends in storage and camping with respect to the time you are driving it when assessing the cost/benefit.
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Post by Glenny54 Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:52 pm

Peter Brown wrote:I've had Ford, Peugeot, Fiat and Mercedes Chassis motorhomes.  The standard suspension has been perfectly adequate.  Do consider the time the van spends in storage and camping with respect to the time you are driving it when assessing the cost/benefit.
There was another reason for asking, I was wondering if lifting the air bags would aid changing rear wheel rather than have to take  mudguard off and obviously being able to lift rear end up for ferries etc.
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Post by Highlandbear Thu Jan 26, 2023 3:32 pm

Hi Air bags would indeed assist in lifting the vehicle if you have a puncture (do you get a lot of punctures ?) and again would like back end a bit for ferries etc but you would require the system that has the compressor and switches to operate in the cab otherwise a bit of faffing around inflating/deflating manually , I just fitted the basic system once I had it set to correct pressure just left it and checked pressures now and again . its really down to personal choice , quality of life and how much spare wedge you have hugegrins if you are getting a lot of use out of the van then you may well find a good investment , they are heavy old brutes and suspension is built and designed to run on max weight which can make it a hard ride but as the other gentleman states down to how much usage I suppose as I say personal choice up!
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Post by Glenny54 Sat Jan 28, 2023 6:50 pm

Highlandbear wrote:Hi Air bags would indeed assist in lifting the vehicle if you have a puncture (do you get a lot of punctures ?) and again would like back end a bit for ferries etc but you would require the system that has the compressor and switches to operate in the cab otherwise a bit of faffing around inflating/deflating manually , I just fitted the basic system once I had it set to correct pressure just left it and checked pressures now and again . its really down to personal choice , quality of life and how much spare wedge you have hugegrins if you are getting a lot of use out of the van then you may well find a good investment , they are heavy old brutes and suspension is built and designed to run on max weight which can make it a hard ride but as the other gentleman states down to how much usage I suppose as I say personal choice up!
I only have one choice for suspension and that's the full bolt on system as I have torsion bar on my alko chassis,not cheap as seems by no real answers about it up to date.
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Post by Widget Yesterday at 4:56 pm

Hi, we had the hydraulic leveling fitted to the Bourton and the air suspension was (compared to the leveling system) a little bit extra. Both together are a dream. Smooth drive, lot less roll when overtaking, less rattling of the contents. Then get to site push a few buttons and a perfectly level motor home. I guess it is also an advantage entering and exiting a ferry or similar being able to lift the van with the push of a button using air suspension.
Plus you get some cool looking gauges upfront. Sad but true....
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Post by Glenny54 Yesterday at 5:35 pm

Widget wrote:Hi, we had the hydraulic leveling fitted to the Bourton and the air suspension was (compared to the leveling system) a little bit extra. Both together are a dream. Smooth drive, lot less roll when overtaking, less rattling of the contents. Then get to site push a few buttons and a perfectly level motor home. I guess it is also an advantage entering and exiting a ferry or similar being able to lift the van with the push of a button using air suspension.
Plus you get some cool looking gauges upfront. Sad but true....
Thank you.
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