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What type of suspension does your camper ride on?

Independent Coil
507 (31.2%)
Independent Leaf
65 (4%)
Independent Air
29 (1.8%)
Solid Axle Coil
8 (0.5%)
Solid Axle Leaf
863 (53%)
Solid Axle Air
9 (0.6%)
Rubber Independent (AL-KO)
89 (5.5%)
Independant Asymmetric Link (MC2)
43 (2.6%)
Tandem Roller Rocker
6 (0.4%)
MS Series Suspension
8 (0.5%)

Total Members Voted: 1600

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Offline Gunna Do

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2011, 05:40:58 AM »
Poll modified to include tandem roller rocker suspension for your vote Brett.

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2011, 06:05:32 AM »
Poll modified to include tandem roller rocker suspension for your vote Brett.

Got a tandem roller setup on our Coota............can I change my vote...........??
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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2011, 06:18:59 AM »
Got a tandem roller setup on our Coota............can I change my vote...........??

Is there a "Remove Vote" option on your poll screen?  I have a few different options on mine because I started the Poll.  Last time I tried to do something like that I cleared all the votes.  Let me know, and if you haven't perhaps a Moderator may be able to help out.

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2011, 07:07:37 AM »
Is there a "Remove Vote" option on your poll screen?  I have a few different options on mine because I started the Poll.  Last time I tried to do something like that I cleared all the votes.  Let me know, and if you haven't perhaps a Moderator may be able to help out.

I don't see any options at all. Now that I've already voted, I just get the poll results.
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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2011, 08:08:54 AM »
Thanks Gunna Do
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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2011, 08:19:55 AM »
I don't see any options at all. Now that I've already voted, I just get the poll results.

Geoff,  I'll send a PM to a moderator and see what they can do.

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2011, 09:33:20 AM »
Geoff,  I'll send a PM to a moderator and see what they can do.

Thanks GD :cheers:
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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2011, 09:56:06 AM »
Geoff,  I'll send a PM to a moderator and see what they can do.
Poll options edited to allow voters to change their vote. :cheers:
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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2011, 12:05:10 PM »
Poll options edited to allow voters to change their vote. :cheers:

Thanks Snow :cheers:
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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2011, 07:06:45 PM »

Solid axle with leaf springs. Not much say when you buy mid eightys preloved CTs, that are small enough for the Subie.

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2011, 08:59:02 AM »
Vehicle Components independent with air bags.

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2011, 04:29:38 PM »
Modified A frame chassis, 2t axle, 2.1t springs and a set of shocks added under the 87 Jayco Swan.
The shocks made a big difference to the roll Touche use to get at about 100kph.
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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2011, 04:14:44 PM »
Solid axle with leaf springs.
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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2011, 02:17:15 PM »
solid axle with rebound leafsprings. If it goes wrong then i can most likey put a band aid on it and fix it somewhere down the local mech. :cheers:

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2011, 09:53:30 PM »
great question but too many answers ... does it make a huge difference i.e  the load of or type of  trailer, i will eventually make a frame for my tub off my vehicle ( has tray now ) and it is the biggest decision which way to go with the suspension.We intend to do all hwy, track and 4wd type terrains .... looking fwd to and will take onboard all comments except "your shout" ;D, cheers   

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #40 on: July 07, 2011, 11:41:15 PM »
great question but too many answers ... does it make a huge difference i.e  the load of or type of  trailer, i will eventually make a frame for my tub off my vehicle ( has tray now ) and it is the biggest decision which way to go with the suspension.We intend to do all hwy, track and 4wd type terrains .... looking fwd to and will take onboard all comments except "your shout" ;D, cheers  


For a DIY, leaf spring set up are often the cheapest, and easiest to get the parts to do. BUT I have found it is not all that simple to set it up for the weight of trailer, height, size of tyres, type of terrain etc.

You do need some expert advice / guesswork to get it about right.

For this reason on the last rebuild of my trailer I fitted a "Gaffa" independent trailing arm coil spring unit.  Martins Trailer parts make them for Campright trailers and Pioneer. It is easy to upgrade to heavier or taller or lower springs, change the stub axle height for bigger wheels and more ground clearance etc. I did change the shocks to take bigger ones from my Patrol. It came as one complete unit all ready to bolt or weld to the chassis. Many options for springs, axles, brakes wheels etc.















If I was ever going to build another offroad and highway trailer, I will be using the same suspension for ease of fitting and upgrades.
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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2011, 08:21:13 AM »
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 #42 on: January 03, 2012, 05:21:55 PM »
I don't have a camper or van , but i do haul a slide on so the suspension had to be adjusted to suit that.
 7 leaf springs, firestone ( pedders) airbags and foam assisted shockies all round without them we'd be swaying all over road. when the campers not on board just lower the air pressures to around 5 - 10 psi and its back to normal road condition use.

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #43 on: January 16, 2012, 10:21:17 PM »
I am still building then trailer, and was thinking independent, but now I am convinced to use independent and coils.

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2012, 02:05:22 PM »
Made my own independent/coils/shocks... Just need better shocks now.








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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #45 on: February 08, 2012, 10:51:50 AM »
There is another type of suspension - one missing from your list.

It’s the MS Series suspension as fitted on the Vista RV and the Vista TVK.

It’s an independent asymmetric link system, similar to the MC2 as fitted on Track products.

The difference is the single forward link (as fitted on the MC2) is replaced with a double parallel link system on the MS Series.

The double parallel link eliminates the axle steer than can be generated under extreme conditions by the single link system.

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #46 on: February 08, 2012, 11:35:29 AM »
There is another type of suspension - one missing from your list.


Now added to the list for your voting pleasure

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #47 on: February 09, 2012, 12:40:26 PM »
GG..
Thanks for adding the MS Series suspension to the list..
I believe it’s important to list it, as it is such a good suspension and probably competes with 'Tracks' MC2 suspension as the best in the world.

My problem now is..
As the (capitalistic) owner of both a camper and a crossover - with different suspensions - I guess I can only have one vote?

I’ve voted in the ‘Independent Coil’ listing for my camper (it has a Sugarglider Independent coil spring suspension)..So I guess two votes is out of the question?

If need be can I take out the vote I’ve made and at least get one vote up for the MS Series Suspension, as fitted on the Vista?

I know there’s at least one other Vista owner on this forum..  I should find him again and give him a prod to vote here..

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #48 on: February 09, 2012, 01:21:09 PM »
GG..

My problem now is..
As the (capitalistic) owner of both a camper and a crossover - with different suspensions - I guess I can only have one vote?

I’ve voted in the ‘Independent Coil’ listing for my camper (it has a Sugarglider Independent coil spring suspension)..So I guess two votes is out of the question?


For those that are lucky enough to have a number of campers with differnet types of suspension set up you can now add 2 votes. If you have already voted remove your original vote and then the 2 vote option should appear

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Re: WHAT TYPE OF SUSPENSION DOES YOUR CAMPER RIDE ON POLL?
« Reply #49 on: February 09, 2012, 03:26:52 PM »
I've got MC2 suspension under my track trailer which I am building my own camper on: