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Old 07-06-2012, 12:15 AM   #1
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Air bag upgrade

I often camp in Southern Alberta where extremely strong winds are quite common. While in the Lethbridge RV park last weekend I was talking to neighbour about the ride of our Berkshire when the topic of airbag number and location came up. He felt that his Beaver RV offered a superior ride due to a higher number of airbags along with the fact that the outboard bags are lovated within about 6 inches of the wheel.

Can anyone comment on the truth of his statement?
If a better option exists with airbags .... is it possible to upgrade a Berk and at what cost?


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Old 07-06-2012, 05:11 AM   #2
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The location and size is going to be the deciding factor on ride ride quality. Sway bars are also going to play a roll. If you want to stiffen the ride , get smaller diameter bags. If you want it softer , get bigger diameter bags.

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Old 07-06-2012, 03:35 PM   #3
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The number and location of airbags is a major factor in the ride of a motorhome. That is one of the reasons many of the higher end units like Entegra and others are on a Spartan chassis rather than a Freightliner. The ride and handling are superior on a Spartan with more air bags and the independent front suspension.
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