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SANDBAGSID

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Well it is sunday and ya got ya van to fink about so I will let ya orf this once.[big-thumbs-up-smiley-emoticon]
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Why has you text gone so small Alan?

I've had to come in twice since I went out, with the van on the tilt it's really awkward to work, and it's tilting towards me now which is really bad as I'm working in the top lockers over the seats, I'm just going to have to do it in short stints i think, be glad when this silly job is done, camera kits are the most difficult to do, the rest is fairly easy as I'm either sitting or kneeling, this is all bending twisting and reaching.

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Don't force it, use a bigger hammer. Semper ubi, Sub ubi. 

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Since my reply back in 2015 I have added rear airbags,but without a compressor. It needs so little air that just an ordinary tyre pump is quite sufficient on the odd occasions I want to add air to the system. A compressor is a bit of overkill unless you need to alter the height regularly.
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Don't know why it changed Kev, same as my smilies box
has changed all I get now is the bit that has the writing
on the left cant see smilies any more.

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The instructions are clear that it needs to be inside the cabin or the boot. In the Ducato van there seems to be a space in the passenger door footwell to fit it (there is a video on YouTube showing this in an x250) without having the van in front of me I can’t tell if this exists in the passenger door of my Burstner. There’s no driver door.
Pictures from instruction book and of the actual pump are attached (I hope)

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Is there room behind the passenger seat to mount it? this is where mine was, and it's a good access point for fitting and any maintenance too, also a good place for gauges if there is enough space.
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Under the passenger seat I have my Ekectroblock. I need to get the seats unbolted to check. I’m not sure if there is anything significant under the driver seat. The seats rotate so I need to ‘bury’ the pump. I also need to work out a route for the pipe from the pump to the valve. I thought I’d check here in case someone had already done it
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I’m considering that. I guess it’s only that my wife uses the van on her own with a friend and I wanted to make it simple for her (if not for me)
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Eyoop, lads, Tuggers 'ere.[blushing]

I did indeed fit my own air assist a couple of years ago. It is not difficult technically but, if you're a decrepit old fart like me, the crawling around under the van to run the air lines is a PITA.

I fitted my pump in the bottom of the wardrobe next to the heater, there was just room for it, plus there were already holes in the floor into the underfloor space to start running the pipes. Pump stays dry and toasty, I deffo wouldn't put it under the van where it will corrode into dust. I put a lot of thought into where the different components would go and how I would route pipes and wires, before I started hacking stuff about.

I thought I had some piccies of the installation, but no. I'd take some tomorrow, but I haven't yet figured out how to transfer photos from my S9 into the MacBook. Sorry to be so useless.

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Thanks Tuggers. I’ll get the van out on Wednesday for a few days and take a look to see what space I have. I’m hoping to avoid drilling holes if I can but I also need to think about electrical connections too and try to avoid long wiring runs. I’ll take some pictures once I get started just in case someone else wants to know in future. It looks much easier on a PVC
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Oh didn't realise your compressor is a giant thing like that,
mine and the four valves that operate the up and down are all in
a metal box about 400mm long about 90 mm high and 150 wide
its all sealed with a rubber gasket and half dozen bolts. I know
that's no help but wanted to explain why I thought you could
put it under the van.

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I wish I’d just bought the vanilla version now but my wife needs to be able to use it easily. More of a headache for me but it’s not impossible.
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Im sure you will figure it out once you have the van
to look at in front of you.  Good luck and keep us posted.

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Quote:
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Me putting on weight Kev. It works like the citron cars
back in the sixties that went down when ya parked.


They went down because the nitrogen spheres leaked and not by design.

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This is what my kit looked like
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Hi Tuggers. Your pump doesn’t look that different from mine. Where did you say you fitted it? My air bags are more Michelin man stylee like 2 doughnuts pushed together.
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The bottom of my wardrobe is partitioned off and contains the Truma Combi boiler. There was just room to fit the pump alongside. It doesn't get hot and I can access the connections if necessary. I'll see if I can get a piccy tomorrow and figure out how to post it.

I have the Alko chassis so couldn't have the airbags like yours.

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That’s interesting. My boiler is under a seat. I’ll check what space there is. If need be I can fit a box in the wardrobe. I was thinking more the front of the van but either of these are possibilities aside from providing close access to 12v feeds
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I just wanted to utilise a small wasted space so as not to encroach on useful storage. I was lucky it would fit.
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