Guide to Suspension Design in an off-road Caravan

Traveling off-road to out-of-the-way places requires long distances on both highways and off-road tracks.

You have a good choice of coil or air suspension with independent trailing arms.

However, if your caravan has air-suspension, you can drive faster and more confidently on typical rough roads or corrugations, where higher sprung caravans may be reduced to a kangaroo-hopping crawl.

Is the air suspension worth it? Read this eBook to decide. 

Regardless of your preference for coil or air, the suspension on an off-road caravan should be designed:

  • To be as soft as possible to maximize available vertical wheel travel and articulation
  • To have long travel length to take the load on the off-road caravan or camper trailer.

And if it is an off-road caravan

  • To work with anti-sway bars added to the independent suspension for highway travel at speed.

If you are interested in knowing more about the new 2014 KIMBERLEY PREMIUM AIR-SPRING with polished CNC machined Aluminium upper and lower mounts and variable diameter piston, read this eBook. (photo above)

guide to suspension design in off road caravanTo read how this is achieved, download this eBook of 28 pages which includes the following topics:

  • 1. Independent Suspension Innovation in 4WDs since 1970’s
  • 2. Reliability
  • 3. Digital Age adds to Stability as well as Reliability
  • 4. The Difference with Caravans and Trailers.
  • 5. Camper Trailers and Caravans pre-2000
  • 6. Coil Springs
  • 7. Coil Springs and Stability
  • 8. Air-Springs (Air-bags)
  • 9. Premium Air-springs
  • 10. Roll Stability and overall Design
  • 11. Ride Quality and Lowest Unsprung weight
  • 12. Lowest unsprung mass of any suspension
  • 13. Air Suspension Control Systems
  • 14. Ride Height controlled Air Suspension Systems
  • 15. Changing a Wheel /Tyre without a Jack
  • 16. Driving on 3 Wheels in an Emergency
  • 17. Anti-Sway Bars
  • 18. 5 Year Warranty

With the right caravan and vehicle combination, you can travel safely anywhere and experience all of Australia. 

Download this eBook to find out more!