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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-06-2009, 18:47 Thread Starter
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Frankia Ground Clearance sorted.

Hello all, I posted a while ago saying the the chassis of my Fiat based Frankia was too low and often grounded on speed humps and low kerbs. I was looking for a reasonably priced solution.

Mark Woods (ex of TB Turbo) now running his own business, C&M Auto Services in Lancaster, posted to say he could supply and fit heavier springs.

They have just done the job for me. I am very pleased, my van is now 50mm higher and much less likely to ground. Helpful, friendly and efficient service and they certainly know their Fiats.

I do not have photos but have asked C&M to post some they took to show the difference, Regards, Alan.
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hi i would be intrested in seeing the pics.as my autocruise starblazer has the same problem.
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Send them to Frankia. If that's the solution then they should come like that. Glad you got your's sorted out though.
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Re: Frankia Ground Clearance sorted.

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Hello all, I posted a while ago saying the the chassis of my Fiat based Frankia was too low and often grounded on speed humps and low kerbs. I was looking for a reasonably priced solution.

Mark Woods (ex of TB Turbo) now running his own business, C&M Auto Services in Lancaster, posted to say he could supply and fit heavier springs.
Alan, if I remember right it was the front springs you had replaced?

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Hello,

Our Frankia On 5 Ton Mercedes seem very low.

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Our Laika, is permanently on it's bump stops.

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Sorry, I was not clear in my posting. Yes, it was front springs. A huge improvement now. Hopefully Mark from C&M Auto will post his photographs.

If anyone would like to talk to him his telephone number is 01524 843721, Alan.
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Thank you Alan, I am glad it as made a difference.
See pictures to see the difference

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The improvement is not all that obvious from the pictures showing the wheels but you can see that the new springs are a good deal longer. I measured before and after and the result is that the front of the van is now just over 50mm higher. It is a great improvement.

Thanks Mark, Alan.
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Hello,

I have just returned from the Continent and our Frankia on a Mercedes XLWB did bottom out on the Hull-ZeeBrugge Ferry. The cable connecting the towbar electrics (Already Faulty) got cut clean off. Howver, but for the tow bar being there, some serious damage could have occured.

What is annoying is that the design should be better like a rear upward sweep to the coachbuild and stronger springs. Realy should not have to be paying out more money on such a relatively new motorhome.

I think we may have to look at air suspension controlled from the drivers seat.

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