Does your European caravan appear to sit very low down, close to the road with very little road clearance?
Over time the rubber suspension insets in the axle have become squashed and no longer have any movement. Which will have a detrimental affect on the whole caravan interior and outer structure as it is submitted to the impact forces of the road.
The effects of this problem
When the wheels hit potholes and indentations in the road the suspension no longer takes up the shock and those forces are transmitted to the structure and fabric of the caravan interior.
If you carry on towing your caravan in this condition you will almost certainly cause more damage, and you will be surprised as to what happens. The bulkheads and cupboards will become unattached from the walls, the floor to ceiling bulkheads will start pushing through the roof and that causes water ingress. We have even seen the chassis rails crack braking everything inside.
At Vantage RV we can rebuild the axle on the vehicle, no need to remove the axle and send it away to be rebuilt, removing the axle from the vehicle can potentially put the caravan at risk of deformation of the side walls, if the chassis has not been supported properly
We also rebuild axles that have already been removed, if you prefer to ship the axle too us
We remove the existing hard rubbers and replace them with fresh new rubber, which gives you a better and smoother ride, and extend the life of your vehicle.
ALKO uses 2 main axle types with varying weight carrying capacities and some variation in the design. We need to clarify which type of axle you have, describe the axle in the notes if you intend to book it in, we will come back to you with questions if we do not have enough information
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