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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by danshell View Post
    The suspension is taking shape, so is the very strong spare wheel carrier and few other things...
    Suspension A frames being under coated
    How did you work out the design of the suspension frame, or did you have one to copy from??? Is there a form of wheel alignment built in, or very accurate fine measurements?
    Nice work. The paint finish is worthy of a cars finish.
    Kryn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed.. View Post
    Very nice, who did the tent part, I assume you just gave the trailer dimensions to someone and they made it to suit and also that it has a soft floor in it?
    Hi Ed It is an imported tent. At the time the Aussie tent manufacturers were way out of my price range.
    There is a guy in Hobart that imports them, and back then he imported a large range but I notice today he only has one. Perhaps he is selling off is existing stock.
    https://trailercampers.com/products/6002-grey-tent/

    But in the soft floor world, this style of tent or size to be specific is really common. So I went and looked at his tents and bought the tent first, and built the trailer to suit. We went from a large open out both sides 'circus' tent when all the kids would camp with us, to a small gas strut assisted tent that only opens one side. Both had the same foot print in regards to fitment on the trailer.


    Quote Originally Posted by KBs PensNmore View Post
    How did you work out the design of the suspension frame, or did you have one to copy from??? Is there a form of wheel alignment built in, or very accurate fine measurements?
    Nice work. The paint finish is worthy of a cars finish.
    Kryn
    Yes it was more a case of looking at this style of suspension on other campers or caravans and copying it. Well I copied the design, what I didnt copy was the wall thickness and paid the price later but got there in the end!
    These guys would be the premium supplier in Australia, but there are plenty of other manufacturers of the same stye of suspension.
    https://cruisemaster.com.au/cruisemaster-crs2/

    The wheel alignment is pretty simple. I have attached a few photos to show they do it. But on the A arm, one side of the A has horizontal adjustment by way of a captive bolt on a cam that allows toe in and toe out adjustment. And the other side of the A has the same adjustment but vertical, so this allows camber adjustment. So when you fit the suspension to the chassis, all you need to do is fit it centered and as close to the correct alignment as possible, then you use the adjustment of the cam bolts to fine tune it.

    Thanks on the paint, my trade is actually a 'vehicle refinisher' although I havent been in my trade for over 20 years. The paint job wasnt perfect as I didnt do it in booth, it was just done in the driveway of my home at the time!

    AL-KO-Enduro-Outback-Suspension.jpgcaravan-suspension-3.jpgaxle-2.jpg

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    Thanks for the pics of the adjustments, now I knows. Being a "vehicle refinisher", now explains the beautiful paint job.
    Kryn
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