Many motorhomes are based on a Citroën Jumper, Fiat Ducato or Peugeot Boxer with a PFC X250/X290 chassis (year of manufacture 2006 to date). The original suspension system for these vehicles was fundamentally designed for light commercial vehicles and not for motorhomes.
Practical experience demonstrates that the original springs and shock absorbers often struggle to cope with the increased weight of a motorhome. As a result, the spring travel is reduced and the bump stops/end stops are reached more quickly, resulting in uncomfortable and unstable driving characteristics. So, there is undoubtedly plenty of scope for improvement.
The following problems can be resolved using the ‘VB suspension upgrade kit for motorhomes’ (VB-FSDstrut and VB-FSDshockabsorbers).
PROBLEMS YOU MAY BE EXPERIENCING WITH YOUR MOTORHOME:
- SUSPENSION DRIFT
- UNCOMFORTABLE DRIVING CHARACTERISTICS
- VEHICLE INSTABILITY
- SAGGING OF THE BODY
- UNEVENNESS IN THE ROAD SURFACE DISTINCTLY FELT IN THE VEHICLE
- VIBRATION IN THE CHASSIS
- BACKGROUND NOISE (BUMPS) IN THE CHASSIS
- BACKGROUND NOISE (CREAKING) IN THE VEHICLE BODY
VB-FSD Shock Absorber
The VB-FSDshockabsorber is a shock absorber for the rear axle that has been specifically developed to improve the vehicle behaviour of motorhomes with a PFC X250/X290 chassis (year of manufacture 2006 to date). Fitting these shock absorbers makes the vehicle driving characteristics more stable, and unevenness in the road surface is better absorbed.
The table below gives the replacement FSD part number for the original ALKO shock part numbers
|ALKO Part Number||1417058||1217039||1217230|
|FSD Part Number||2241808200||2241808201||2241808202|
Can also be purchased as a Front and Rear Axle kit. Please contact LoadSafe for details