Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRUCK CONVERSIONS, MDT's & HDT's FORUMS > Truck Conversions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-02-2009, 01:09 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5
iam looking to put air ride front axle
has any try it
__________________

__________________
barry i is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-03-2009, 06:48 PM   #2
Member
 
BOB E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: OKC, Ok
Posts: 39
Barry, I don't know of anyone that supplies the strut rods, brackets or fixtures to do a ft airbag setup for a truck. Most road (charter) buses have ft air suspension,...perhaps you could modify the components to adapt to a truck.
__________________

__________________
07 Hawk Conversion, Freightliner, 450MB, 10spd Eaton autoshift
BOB E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 07:45 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
DrFun - Alan Olson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 3
Check out Donvel Ride Control Systems.

It's not a full air-ride axle but it really helped the ride on our M2-based motorhome. It made the difference between bone-jarring slap on concrete expansion joints and a tolerable truck ride.
__________________
Regards,
Alan
DrFun - Alan Olson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 01:56 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5
Here is my scenario: my M2 has a 315 wheel base; and I have a 123 inch overhang...
it has Freightliner air in the back...
I know it sounds long, but, for years I drove a 300 inch wheel base tractor.
Two reasons why I want air ride on front axle...
1. so I can lower the air when parked 4" closer to the ground
less travel for leveling system
2. they make a leveling valve with two heights built in with a 3 inch difference;
a. normal driving height
b. would give me 3 more inches of ground clearance;
increasing my ground clearance over railroad tracks
and increase my rear overhang clearance coming out
of a driveway. without losing storage.
I can't remember, it was either Western Star or Volvo, that had a TRUE air ride
front axle. CAN ANYBODY REMEMBER WHICH ONE, AND WHO THE
MANUFACTURER WAS?
Some motorhomes run an Ibeam axel with conventional steering box
half springs and airbags with a torque arm.
__________________
barry i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 11:06 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Mich_Camper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Mid - Michigan
Posts: 13
Barry - My Volvo VNL 630 has an air ride front axle. (Factory) as well as rear, cab, seat. Your turn, Air valve 2 positions, where, who, what? I want.

I plan on doing the same thing, dropping the front and rear for the hieght challanged side of the family. Luckily she is not on the forums.
__________________
Bill

Mich_Camper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 11:44 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5
does your volvo have a dump valve for front axle
that may be all you need
is that the one with a full spring or half
if its a full spring it wont work
but if a half spring or torque arm setup al you need
is to install a dump valve
__________________
barry i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 12:27 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Mich_Camper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Mid - Michigan
Posts: 13
Hey Barry - Mine has the half leaf and a ride height control valve. With us just out of winter, sort of, -20*F yesterday, 35 today, I have not had the inclination to play outside. Just starting to do the, recovery from winters damage, repairs and haven't got close to the truck yet.

I intend on doing the dump, I only have the rear dump now. But I also like the idea of the raised option. That was what my question was about.

Do you need pictures of it??

Bill
__________________
Bill

Mich_Camper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 06:04 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5
Bill,
Yes its nice that winter is just about over!
The valve; can't seem to find a name on it...
I will talk to a couple guys.
They look the same as a regular air ride valve;
if you've ever seen those lowered Petes and Kenworth
most of them will have the two stage valve.
Any major truck customizing place should be able to
supply them. I will get the name and post it.
Barry
__________________
barry i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2009, 07:44 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5
Smile

bill sorry it took so long
weather is getting nicer
the valve is made by(haldex)
the sku# is 42150003
the yard is just about cleaned up from bad man winter
and time to put the planing to reality
__________________

__________________
barry i is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cummins won't cover damages to air to air radiator jacmat Monaco Owner's Forum 3 10-31-2008 03:19 PM
Manual for True Air Air Conditioner? #2 Compressor Inop? FlyingW Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 32 09-05-2007 10:05 AM
loss of air conditioning and fresh air through vents cwg Newmar Owner's Forum 2 03-31-2007 07:45 PM
lost air in rear air bags on I 20 out of Birmingham rwhitt Newmar Owner's Forum 2 10-25-2006 07:07 PM
New Air-Ride Stabil-Air Kit Promises New Performance Level for W-Series Chassis DriVer Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 5 03-06-2005 05:39 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.