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Old 08-08-2010, 06:15 PM   #1
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Air Springs for airsteam?

Anyone tried to put air springs under a 70's airstream. Looks like some of the heavyduty truck upgrades should fit and compensate for drooping axles. Looks like about 3 inches of height gain.
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:21 PM   #2
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Anyone tried to put air springs under a 70's airstream. Looks like some of the heavyduty truck upgrades should fit and compensate for drooping axles. Looks like about 3 inches of height gain.
Yes it's been done, but with a 100 percent failure.

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Facinating! Any idea what the root cause of the failures was? I saw where someone tried to put air shocks on and when they pumped up the pressure the failed the shock attachnments because they were not designed to hold significan percent of the load...only dampen motion. My inquery pertains to the after market "air springs" used to replace or augment heavy duty truck leafs. Seen some show hot rod trucks with pure airspring suspensions as well. Is there a load or geometry issue or negative interaction between the torsion system and springs?
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It would be difficult to attach an airspring assembly on the trosion axle of an Airstream trailer. The pre-62 leaf springs is another matter and should be rather easy.

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We should be doing this next year to one of our trailers. We'll post the progress once we start
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