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Old 21 May 2006, 17:47   #51
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personally i prefer air suspension better than all the rest for towing
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Old 21 May 2006, 21:09   #52
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Carts have leaf springs.....
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personally i prefer air suspension better than all the rest for towing

I was talking to the guy contracted to the RAC for recovery after my frontera split a hose a few weeks back. His company are contracted by the police to collect motorway smashes too.

He said he'd picked up far more Discos with air suspension that had towing accidents than anything else having towing accidents.

He thought that once you got into a weave then the continuous attempts at suspension compensation for the weight change during the weave actually accentuated the weaving. I can see why he thought that but is the air compensation that quick?
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Old 22 May 2006, 02:45   #54
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personally i prefer air suspension better than all the rest for towing
Until they go bang! Had both go within minutes of each other on 5 series Touring we had. It was dragging it's arse so badly the AA struggled to get it on the recovery truck.
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I was talking to the guy contracted to the RAC for recovery after my frontera split a hose a few weeks back. His company are contracted by the police to collect motorway smashes too.

He said he'd picked up far more Discos with air suspension that had towing accidents than anything else having towing accidents.

He thought that once you got into a weave then the continuous attempts at suspension compensation for the weight change during the weave actually accentuated the weaving. I can see why he thought that but is the air compensation that quick?
Nos, I agree that that air suspension on D2 TD5 models is not quick at compensating. However I would say that a lot of 'weave' is caused by inncorrct loading. Unfortunately the combination of the two does lead to Sally traffic giving the bad news!!!!! The airsuspension on a D3 however is totally ahead of it's time. Totally re-vamped with cross link valves to each corner giving accurate monitering of what the suspension is doing. But then you throw the 'human element' in to the mix

It's time that IMHO a form of towing training was made compulsory. We get people come to do a course and they haven't got a clue. You think about what you are taught when you did your HGV about axle weights and load distribution. The same goes but on a smaller scale, but the consiquences of getting it wrong are just the same
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i cant see how the air suspension could cause an accident because the pump acts quite slowly, in fact very slowly

however air suspension can allow you to seriously load up the back of the car and it will still run at the correct level. so perhaps people had their trailers incorrectly loaded

i know the car handles a lot better than without it
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I was talking to the guy contracted to the RAC for recovery after my frontera split a hose a few weeks back. His company are contracted by the police to collect motorway smashes too.

He said he'd picked up far more Discos with air suspension that had towing accidents than anything else having towing accidents.

He thought that once you got into a weave then the continuous attempts at suspension compensation for the weight change during the weave actually accentuated the weaving. I can see why he thought that but is the air compensation that quick?
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I have no problems wit hmy Td5 towing, be it my boat or my van, just as long as you know how to load everything correctly, with the correct noseweight, driving at the right speed, must of done 30,000 + miles towing without any hassle. The Td 5 again is the best.
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My Ol'Man was, and still is, a keen caravaner. He always reckoned that the loading of the van was crucial and he'd take great care to distribute it evenly over the axle. We would then blat off up the A30, the Morris Oxford Shootingbrake with a Sprite Muskateer on the back. He'd have her up to 80 at times, slowing down for bends was often a bit of a problem.
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Carts have leaf springs.....
It's a COMMERCIAL vehicle. Not a car or a poncy 4WD kid delivery carriage, I'm not bothered if the springs are made of Willow and Ash . The best bit is, it only cost me 170 to tax it last week.
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back on thread topic i have ordered up a new loom, for the engine harness and the injector harness they both come to 250 quid but managed to get 15% discount off this so when they arrive will fit them. Landy wanted 4 hours labour to fit the new looms which equates to lots of , 630 all in to be precise so will do the work myself.

will be selling the landy this summer so want it to be perfect for towing and then
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