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TECHNICAL TIP: HOW DOES FULL AIR SUSPENSION WORK?

Placed on 26/03/2020

Full air suspension is an automatic, adjustable solution to a suspension problem where the existing leaf or coil spring suspension is replaced by a full air suspension system. Depending on the make and model of vehicle, full air suspension is available for both the front and rear axle.

The full air suspension system filters out unevenness in the road surface, improving ride comfort. While driving, the vehicle will constantly remain at the ride height set by VB-Airsuspension during installation. The standard ride height is determined during development and is fixed.

The ride height is the ideal height for comfort and stability. The driveability and stability of the vehicle are improved, which in turn increases safety. When the vehicle is at a standstill (in some cases with the handbrake on), the access/loading platform height can be increased and decreased to comfortably enter and exit the vehicle and for goods to be conveniently loaded and unloaded.

Full air suspension is available as the VB-FullAir 2C system (air suspension on the front or rear axle) or as the VB-FullAir 4C system (air suspension on the front and rear axle) and is supplied with one of the remote controls below. You can use the remote control to easily control various functions of the system.

M1 / M2 - Memory function: stored height is activated
Up arrow / down arrow - Manual control to vary the loading/unloading height
Ferry - The rear is raised to the maximum level to make it easy to drive onto a ferry, for example
Load space - The front axle is automatically raised and the rear is lowered to the maximum level to make it easy to load and unload the vehicle at the rear
Autolevel - This option includes a digital levelling function that can be used to move your vehicle into a horizontal position (as far as the spring travel permits) simply by pressing the button
Sport - Lower the level of the vehicle by around 30 mm for better handling and firm chassis adjustment
Off Road - Increase the level of the vehicle by around 30 mm for greater ground clearance on rough terrain
 Car Park - Lower the vehicle to virtually the maximum level to make it easier to get in and out. You can also use this function (depending on the original vehicle height) to enter a car park with a low roof or to reduce the ride height to drive under a gate
Water discharge - Tilts the vehicle to the side with the water discharge to allow the water tank and the toilet tank to be fully emptied

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changing the ride height with the VB remote control
While driving, the vehicle will constantly remain at the ride height pre-set during installation. This is the ideal ride height for maximum comfort and optimum stability. However, the ride height can be changed temporarily using the VB remote control functions:

  • You can adjust the ride height when travelling at a maximum speed of approx. 25 to 30 km per hour using the 'Ferry', 'Off Road' and 'Car Park' functions.
  • The 'Sport' function allows you to change the ride height at any speed.
  • The other functions on the remote control can only be operated when the vehicle is stationary.
Victor Benno