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Aerolite caravan

Postby vanette2380 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:33 pm

Just a quick note to let anyone with an aerolite caravan that has problems with the overrun dampner. Dont dispair. Parts to fix this are available in Australia. If you give Matt or Kevin from AL-KO Brisbane a call they will be able to source the dampner (mine come from Germany). It wasn't expensive but means that the Caravan is once again usable.

It is easy for people to tell you to get rid of it etc. but if you have forked out the money for it and cannot afford to update, you have to do the best you can to make it workable!!!.

We don't mind ours - have had it rewelded in the past, but at the end of the day it probably is as comfortable as a $20K more expensive van and more importantly - we own it,
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Re: Aerolite caravan

Postby Activity_Dept » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:22 pm

Thank you for the useful tip vanette2380 and ofcourse weclome to the forum.

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Re: Aerolite caravan

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:58 pm

Thanks for the heads up on the 'fix' vanette and as AD said WELCOME to the forum...
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Re: Aerolite caravan

Postby Cruzin » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:24 pm

Hi Vanette and :hello:

Can you give more info on the "re-welding" please

I've had a look at a few Aerolites lately

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Re: Aerolite caravan

Postby vanette2380 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:55 pm

When we first bought the van the chassis was cracked through. we had it welded and it cracked again. next time we took it to the local trailer manufacturer. he welded then bolted plates to either side of the weld thereby strengthening the chassis. that was done 2 years ago and the chassis has caused us no dramas since.
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Re: Aerolite caravan

Postby Cruzin » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:06 pm

Hi VAnette

Where was this approx

Front A frame
Rear A frame
Under body fwd of wheels
Underbody rear of wheels

Thanx for the update in advance

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Re: Aerolite caravan

Postby vanette2380 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:19 pm

front a frame - close to body of van
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