Retrofit more payload for Fiat Ducato (Eurochassis)
Pack all your equipment into the motorhome without having to weigh every kilogram: For many decades we have been offering the option of adding air suspension to motorhomes with a Eurochassis (Fiat Ducato, Peugeot Boxer, Citroen Jumper). An expanded load assessment report is now available for the light and heavy chassis, giving drivers of constantly overloaded vehicles more scope. Our AirLift Maxi always includes a certificate for the increase in load on the Fiat Ducato and vehicles with Euro chassis. Depending on the chassis design, the permissible total weight can be increased by up to 4,400 kg. With our new report, loads of up to 4,700 kg are now even possible.
1st step: check the possibility of uprating
Installing an AirLift Maxi 2-circuit air suspension system on the rear axle of your vehicle not only improves driving comfort and safety, but also gives the vehicle the option of increasing the load. Our additional air suspension can be installed on all Fiat Ducato X250 and X290 and vehicles of the same construction with Eurocassis (Citroen Jumper, Peugeot Boxer) built in 2006 or later with leaf springs. A look at the type plate in the engine compartment of your vehicle shows which charging options are available.
Checklist for increasing the load on the Eurochassis built in 2006 and later
Does the vehicle have a leaf-spring rear axle? Please note: It is not possible to retrofit a rear axle with torsion bar suspension.
Use the code letter on the type plate (column: Versione) to check which chassis variant your vehicle has.
1 and 2 on the identification plate
You can use the load table to see what options there are for increasing the load on the rear axle and the total weight.
The wheel/tire combination must have a load capacity of 1,120 kg for the rear axle of the light chassis (A,B,C,G) to be loaded. At least 1,300 kg are required for the heavy chassis (D). Proof of the load capacity of the rim and tire is required for TÜV approval. The permissible axle load of the vehicle must not be greater than twice the wheel/tire combination.
Overview of load capacity options for Eurochassis from model year 2006
Step 2: Retrofit the AirLift Maxi auxiliary air suspension
The Linnepe AirLift Maxi air suspension system is installed next to the original leaf spring on the rear axle of the Fiat Ducato. An AirLift Maxi should be retrofitted by a specialist company. The scope of delivery includes the complete system including all required components as well as all mounting material, brackets and air lines.
The driver can change the pressure conditions in the air chambers and thus adapt the chassis to the road conditions. The AirLift Maxi auxiliary air suspension is supplied as a 2-circuit system. It takes over the main load from the rear axle and gently absorbs hard impacts that hit the chassis from the road. Another advantage: Different loading conditions that cause the rear to drop can be easily compensated. With more pressure on the air bellows, the rear of the vehicle is lifted and the mobile home stands upright again.
Our retrofit system for the Fiat Ducato from Bj. 2006 and vehicles of the same construction with Euro chassis consists of a 2-circuit system. A control panel with two pressure gauges is installed in the cockpit of the vehicle. With the two-circuit system, the two spring bellows can be filled separately and run at different pressures. This can be useful to compensate for a slight incline caused by uneven loading. Another advantage: the driving behavior is also improved because the load change behavior is compensated.
Do you have questions about our chassis technology for your mobilehome or do you need further information? Then you can reach us by phone on +49 2333 98590 or via our contact form.
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