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Alko Torsion axle
I have a 1996 german import Hymer E610, a lovely old bus in great condition apart from a problem with the Alko torsion axle!I have read on this site of people with the same axle who have had similar problems. Mine is backed up with an air suspension, but I am still concerned that all is not as it should be. Looking at the van it appears to sag on one side ( a sign that one of the torsion bars is broken?), even if I have even pressure in both air bags.. The van drives perfectly unladen, but with a full load, I have noticed a slight wobble from the sagging rear side. At first, I thought it was a wheel bearing, but not so. I have tried inflating that particular bag more, but this only helps slightly. I have read that there are bushings and other parts in this particular axle (ALKO BT 1800) and I was wondering if firstly, I can purchase any parts I need for a repair, and secondly, where would I get this work done? (I'm in Ireland, so I assume a trip across the pond is on the cards...might make a holiday of it!). Maybe my first course of action would be to have an Expert opinion on this axle, but who and where do I find such a person?
I would greatly appreciate any help from anyone on this site as I would feel safer if I knew everything was in order.