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Old 10-13-2021, 06:33 PM   #1
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Liquid spring suspension: Who has it?

Do any of you have a Class "A" with Liquid Spring suspension added?

If so, front & rear, or just rear?

What's been your experience?

I drove one, & was totally impressed! So much so, that I'm having front & rear installed on my 2020 Canyon Star "3710" (38')

When new, I had a Saf-T-Plus steering stabilizer installed, Koni shocks, Ultra-Trac rear track bar, & Sumo front springs installed. They made a huge improvement, but I'm hoping Liquid Spring suspension will get me ever closer to the ride I'm looking for! The "Demo" I drove was quite impressive!

So when it's all done, I'll try to give a report as to the ride & handling improvements!

And maybe see who wants an Ultra-Trac, Koni shocks, and Sumo front springs!

Thanks for your replies!

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Checkout this post:

Liquid springs for the F53 V8 228 inch wheel base chassis
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f106/liquid-springs-for-the-f53-v8-228-inch-wheel-base-chassis-551629.html

Certainly interested in your experience.
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Old 10-13-2021, 08:35 PM   #3
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I just had it installed on the rear of my 2012 Open Road. It makes the world of difference especially to the handling. There is no body roll. It just amazed me on my first trip how more stable it was. The ride is also greatly improved. You will still get the 'bang' from the front when going over those road joints and bridges, but it not anywhere near as severe overall.

I talked to my installer about doing the front. He said he would take my money if I really wanted to do it! He added that the rear provide 80% improvement. The front would add another 5-10% improvement.

I am going to wait on doing the front, but I highly recommend getting the rear done.

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I had the front and rear installed on my 2021 Bay Star. The new chassis is much better than the older V10 chassis stock, but the LiquidSpring setup is amazing. We used to have an entry level diesel pusher with air ride and the LiquidSpring is much better than it. Roll in corners is all but eliminated. The "Walmart wobble" is pretty much gone to. Can't say enough good things about it.

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I looked into getting the LS, but the cost made me hesitate and think. And then I thought about what if something goes wrong with it; where can you get it fixed? Can someone elaborate on this? If it quits working or has a problem, will it leave you stranded or can you continue driving it?
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I have the four corner LS system on my 2021 V8 chassis Tiffin. Like previous posters, can’t say enough good things about it. The ride comfort is very good. It can make frost heaves and concrete freeway hop all but disappear. Big potholes still crash the suspension a bit - I guess nothing can fix that. It also drives much better with less wander on the highway and better response to steering inputs. LS completely replaces the Ford suspension with five links locating the front and rear axles, so wheel control is much improved in addition to the magic carpet ride. I almost don’t like the Sport mode; there is so little body roll that it feels completely wrong and unnatural. If you’re ever at the LS factory in Indiana, have Chad drive you through the S curves at a truly terrifying rate of speed to demonstrate the capabilities of the system.

If the system fails the coach is still drivable. The ride is very bumpy, but you’re not stuck. Like an air suspension, the LS settles down onto the bump stops when parked for a few days. I once forgot to turn it on before driving. No problems in my brief journey, but it was quite obvious that something was off kilter.
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I had the front and rear installed on my 2021 Bay Star. The new chassis is much better than the older V10 chassis stock, but the LiquidSpring setup is amazing. We used to have an entry level diesel pusher with air ride and the LiquidSpring is much better than it. Roll in corners is all but eliminated. The "Walmart wobble" is pretty much gone to. Can't say enough good things about it.

Chad
Thanks for your response!
Your experience is what I anticipate would be the result of the installation!
Even "DP's" with a solid front axle & air ride, have a bit of slam/bang on bad bridge transitions & potholes! I don't think that can be eliminated on any coach....well, maybe a $2mil Prevost!
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