Poll

What type of suspension does your camper ride on?

Independent Coil
504 (31.1%)
Independent Leaf
65 (4%)
Independent Air
29 (1.8%)
Solid Axle Coil
8 (0.5%)
Solid Axle Leaf
861 (53.2%)
Solid Axle Air
9 (0.6%)
Rubber Independent (AL-KO)
87 (5.4%)
Independant Asymmetric Link (MC2)
42 (2.6%)
Tandem Roller Rocker
6 (0.4%)
MS Series Suspension
8 (0.5%)

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WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« on: August 18, 2010, 05:43:25 PM »
With all the differant campers on the market now, I thought a poll to indicate what people have selected would be interesting.

Now remember this is not a "Which suspension is best?" poll, and please only vote if you own a camper, and not what you would like.

I have included a range of suspension which I could think of at the time, so if there is another type please post that up and I will add it to the list.
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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2010, 06:18:04 PM »
This should be an interesting poll Gunna Do,

Was just thinking about T Van and their MC2 suspension(I think thats what its called), would that be rubber independant  ???

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2010, 06:33:21 PM »
I'll try and work out the name of the suspension you are talking about or use MC2.  But the rubber suspension I was thinking about was the AL-KO type.

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2010, 06:35:47 PM »
Independant Asymmetric Link (MC2) was what I came up with mate.

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2010, 06:38:23 PM »
nice work mate,

MC2 looks much easier to write..

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2010, 08:42:39 PM »
That MC2 suspension is the only independent system worth having in my opinion.
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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2010, 09:05:55 PM »
This has worked bloody well. I found the supplier of the suspension used by Camprite trailers and fitted my own.

It is caled the Gaffa by Martins Trailer parts and they manufacture them for Camprite and used to make them for Pioneer campers as well.

Camprite do modify them slightly to use double coil springs one inside the other and say it has a better ride but it seems to work well on mine as is. Camprite also fit longer Rancho shocks.



The little shocks that came with this lasted only a few rough outback trips. So I have coppied Camprite and used a longer shock. For me the choice was easy as I have fitted the rear shocks from my Patrol so it is compatable and I carry a spare which can fit the car or trailer.




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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2010, 03:47:20 PM »
Simpicity used by Jayco, for me it was just part of the package deal at the time.
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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2010, 11:50:27 AM »
Well I'm a huge supporter of coil suspension (MCS or otherwise...!)  Tows smoothly, absorbs the bumps really well and tracks perfectly.  I wouldn't know I've got a trailer behind me if it wasn't for the extra fuel consumption.


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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2010, 10:23:43 AM »
7 leafs with shocks on our Cape York.
Tows fine and bounces fine...
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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2010, 10:50:19 AM »
9 leaf rebounds on our Redback, tows well, simple, easy to fix and tough.

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2010, 09:46:21 PM »
On these with commodore rear coils and monroe gas shocks, total cost $220 inc stub axles ;D
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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2010, 10:02:27 PM »
Ours came with independent and having owned the major three ( leaf, alco rubber & coils ) the coils do ride a lot smoother, things simply stay where you put them and don't bounce around. But having said that, all three types have never let us down or required any out of the ordinary maintenance. I don't think it's so much a matter of reliability but rather a question of personal choice.

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2010, 07:55:06 PM »
Cmon Gaz, where is the dual axle independant coil,
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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2010, 07:51:20 AM »
Cmon Gaz, where is the dual axle independant coil,

Sorry Paul, I must have missed this one at the start of the month.

Now would that be, dual solid axle leaf sprung (load sharing or non-load sharing)?
Or is there another type, perhaps dual solid axle coil sprung (load sharing or non-load sharing)?
Or fully independant dual axle?

Perhaps a pic might help me classify this one.

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2010, 08:15:41 AM »
Coil suspension, tows well.
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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2010, 07:23:14 PM »
TrackTrailer MC2 SUspension on TrackTrailer Desert Eagle:


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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2010, 06:52:25 PM »
very happy with the ride of my Alko rubber independant.....

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2010, 06:49:23 AM »
TrackTrailer MC2 SUspension on TrackTrailer Desert Eagle:


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That right there is the best trailer suspension design on the market. If I was going to use anything but quality rebound leaves, it would be that.
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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2010, 06:48:56 AM »
The tryed and true Solid Axle Leaf for me, can be fixed nearly anywhere if required.
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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2011, 07:55:35 AM »
That right there is the best trailer suspension design on the market. If I was going to use anything but quality rebound leaves, it would be that.

Thanks Joff,

It took a while to figure it all out, but it is fantastic.

BTW... love the truck, very similar to mine, but you have a few more ponies under the hood and I'm contemplating a similar mod....

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2011, 06:08:00 PM »
Al-Ko for the swagman.

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2011, 06:15:41 PM »
My Camprite has indepentant with twin coil springs each side.

It rides great and would be surprised if it ever lets me down.

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2011, 08:43:00 AM »
Beam with leafs here. :cup:

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« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2011, 08:38:07 PM »
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