Air suspension pressure

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alanr
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Air suspension pressure

Post: # 31455Post alanr
September 12th, 2021, 5:26 pm

Hello,
I've got a Beka Grand Nord demountable on a L200, I've noticed it rolling a bit when driving round corners. I usually put 2 bar of pressure in the air suspension, but I was wondering whether increasing the pressure would help to stabilise it? Thanks

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Re: Air suspension pressure

Post: # 31456Post zildjian
September 12th, 2021, 7:08 pm

I (personally) use about 30-35 which is a little over 2 bar,
Do you have the bags inflated independently L & R as that should negate roll as opposed what I do and have both inflate at same time!

After that it's experimenting with tyre pressures on rear at least, again typically around 50 PSI but finding a happy medium for different road surfaces is something you could look at.

together with above try where possible to move weight a little further forward and not carry a lot of fresh water for example if you can get some nearer your destination

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Re: Air suspension pressure

Post: # 31461Post alanr
September 13th, 2021, 9:05 am

Thanks for the reply, the air bags are inflated separately but I'll try increasing it a bit.
The rear tyres are at the recommended max load pressure of 42psi & I usually just have a half tank of water which is located at the front of the cellule. Do you inflate the air bags before or after you've loaded the cellule on?

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Re: Air suspension pressure

Post: # 31462Post zildjian
September 13th, 2021, 9:50 am

Reverse under, then raise on air
Otherwise height of vehicle on air will increase chance of colliding with camper,
We've all done it, even having new cart springs on rear has caused damage so it always worth stopping just short of camper and comparing heights.

Members have tried mirrors, cameras, but seems a last check works best.

With air bags the less air pressure the better if you can

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Re: Air suspension pressure

Post: # 31466Post alanr
September 13th, 2021, 8:38 pm

Ok, thank you

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