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Post Info TOPIC: Our Pre-loved Corniche Caravan - Do you have one?


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Our Pre-loved Corniche Caravan - Do you have one?


Our caravan just purchased second hand doesn't have springs - rigged axles

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Hubby thought he could get springs to make it a tad higher... but you learn something new everyday.

Have you got a Corniche? Love to hear from you! 

 

 

 

 



-- Edited by DebandTez on Monday 24th of May 2021 12:52:15 PM

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Welcome to GN's DebandTez,
I am not familiar with your make of van or it's suspension system - I would imagine that there are some Pedders or other such Suspension Companies the could advise you. Be aware that you will require to have van re-engineered and certified prior to putting on road with a different undercarriage.

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I'm 90% certain the Corniche is a UK van.
Deb and Tez, have you found one here in Australia or have you inadvertently joined an Australian forum?
Both have happened before.
Either way, welcome. Tell us more about your van.

Jim


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Welcome!

Did you mean rigid axles?

Some info on different axle types.

Suspension Types - Paramount Caravans

 

1994 Swift Corniche 14/2 Suspension Sitting Low - Chassis Discussions - Caravan Talk



-- Edited by Dick0 on Saturday 29th of May 2021 11:16:55 AM

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Not sure but I think these vans had a rubber type suspension with a rotating link on a splined shaft like the VW beetle torsion bar suspension, not sure if the link can be removed from the spline and rotated to give a higher ride height like the VW.

The rubber is molded in a square housing with a smaller square center shaft,  that is allowed to rotate by the rubber that lets it operate a bit like a spring as the wheel rides over a bump.

A suspension company can advise, it probably would be easier and cheaper than fitting a new suspension.



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