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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 28-06-2020, 21:01 Thread Starter
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Anyone got advice/opinions on fitting air suspension on MLT 580? What type, cost, effectiveness. Planning to carry a suzuki address in garage which will put vehicle right at rear axle limit for 3500kg plating and interested to know any experiences with air suspension.
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Have you considered if you have sufficient excess payload to carry the scooter and the additional kit you'll need to use it (97 Kg for the scooter) ?

Air assisters are an excellent and usually cost effective solution to rear end suspension problems but in fitting them you are eating into your available payload as well, don't forget the manufacturers figure of 530 Kg will be with no additional equipment i.e. a basic van .

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We've got air suspension on our Adria Coral Compact but i have yet to find out how to use it properly. So sorry, but I'm of no help on this one
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Hi there,

New to MF but not to motorhomes. Just fitted air assist suspension system to my Lunar Premier. Did it myself in a day (on my driveway) using a very well made kit from a specialist on eBay. The kit quality is excellent and the fitting a simple DIY job, assuming you can get under the vehicle. I'm not exactly skinny so jacked it up a couple of inches to slide under. Cost was half that of the bigger brands!

My previous motorhome had it fitted and it was brilliant, stopped the roll on corners and roundabouts and kept the vehicle level when loaded.
I also had the Lunar 'up-plated' to 3900Kg GVW to allow for any other additions as it has a massive rear bumper with a tow bar.
The up-plating cost was £280 (ish) and gives me the peace of mind that I will never be overweight on my journeys. With the Lunar, there was no extra work to be done as Renault build a good safety margin into their vans. The air-assist is just a bonus as it doesn't need it for the extra weight rating.

My previous older Transit-based Herald just needed bigger brake callipers and got 3750Kg GVW.

Hope this is useful. Cheers, Mike

PS if anyone can tell me how to rotate pics after dropping them into the page I will be very grateful.
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Hi there,

New to MF but not to motorhomes. Just fitted air assist suspension system to my Lunar Premier. Did it myself in a day (on my driveway) using a very well made kit from a specialist on eBay. The kit quality is excellent and the fitting a simple DIY job, assuming you can get under the vehicle. I'm not exactly skinny so jacked it up a couple of inches to slide under. Cost was half that of the bigger brands!

My previous motorhome had it fitted and it was brilliant, stopped the roll on corners and roundabouts and kept the vehicle level when loaded.
I also had the Lunar 'up-plated' to 3900Kg GVW to allow for any other additions as it has a massive rear bumper with a tow bar.
The up-plating cost was £280 (ish) and gives me the peace of mind that I will never be overweight on my journeys. With the Lunar, there was no extra work to be done as Renault build a good safety margin into their vans. The air-assist is just a bonus as it doesn't need it for the extra weight rating.

My previous older Transit-based Herald just needed bigger brake callipers and got 3750Kg GVW.

Hope this is useful. Cheers, Mike

PS if anyone can tell me how to rotate pics after dropping them into the page I will be very grateful.
Sorted for you, may be your camera setting thats impacting your pics.

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Welcome to the forum Michael. That looks like a good job.

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We had air suspension fitted to our Adria Coral

Brilliant , smooth ride , and lifts the back end of the van

Useful for levelling too

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I had it on my previous Ford-base to help with the very low end because of. Along overhang.

I'd assumed it would help with levelling. But he only put a single pressure guage on it.

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We wouldn’t be without it now

It has I think 6 levels , we usually have it set at three when travelling

It automatic but Albert has had a manual over ride fitted as once the automatic failed and we had no way to pump it up until it was repaired , still under guarantee


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