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CARAVAN SUSPENSION



 
 
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Old January 17th 04, 06:12 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Andy
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Hiya,

just probing the groups thoughts on this one...


the suspension on my van is too low, i camp in fields all the time,
which are not exactly flat or smooth, and there is lots of rocking
about,

now swifts are renowned for their lack of ground clearance, and i just
wonderd if i could raise it at all


any thoughts on this..?


Andy

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Old January 17th 04, 07:29 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Hitch Lock
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In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
Andy wrote:

Hiya,

just probing the groups thoughts on this one...


the suspension on my van is too low, i camp in fields all the time,
which are not exactly flat or smooth, and there is lots of rocking
about,

now swifts are renowned for their lack of ground clearance, and i just
wonderd if i could raise it at all


any thoughts on this..?


Andy



How old is the van, and what type of suspension has it got?

If it's a newish van, where the "spring" is rubber in shear, there ain't a
lot you can do.

Some older vans (and I am probably talking 25 years old!) with the old B&B
chassis had proper coil spring suspension - and was adjustable by moving 2
large lock-nuts.
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Old January 19th 04, 11:16 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Andy
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hiya, yep it is rubber type,

just in the process of modifying it a tad,

im welding a drop plate on it to lift the body 5 inch , and as i dont
, ever do any high speed ( 50-60mph) towing i think itll be ok.

andy

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Old January 20th 04, 11:48 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Doc
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"Andy"
hiya, yep it is rubber type,

just in the process of modifying it a tad,

im welding a drop plate on it to lift the body 5 inch , and as i dont
, ever do any high speed ( 50-60mph) towing i think itll be ok.

-----*******-------
andy, 'you can't be serious'

Such a mod. will make it illegal to tow, (unless you have the thing
re-tested at your expense) & put the braking out.
Can't think where you're welding to what, BUT some Swift chassis were
aluminium, by Syspal, Not Alko steel ones.
It won't be OK; full stop........

Cheers, Doc.


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Old January 25th 04, 10:36 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Tony Maris
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"Doc" wrote in message
...

"Andy"
hiya, yep it is rubber type,

just in the process of modifying it a tad,

im welding a drop plate on it to lift the body 5 inch , and as i dont
, ever do any high speed ( 50-60mph) towing i think itll be ok.

-----*******-------
andy, 'you can't be serious'

Such a mod. will make it illegal to tow, (unless you have the thing
re-tested at your expense) & put the braking out.
Can't think where you're welding to what, BUT some Swift chassis were
aluminium, by Syspal, Not Alko steel ones.
It won't be OK; full stop........

Cheers, Doc.


Hi Doc,

This has got to be a wind up.

Only just back on line after a major system crash, and other problems with
Adobe Acrobat.

Red Hot Tip.. Don't download Adobe version 6.01 if you're using Windows 98
Second Edition. It Doesn't Work!!

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