sugar glider suspension

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HELP I am building a teardrop trailer and want to use a trailing arm suspension on it. I understand that the sugarglider trailing arms are the best and would like to buy a pair or at least get some dimensions to be able to make my own. PLEASE HELP ME My email address is bfgair@aol.com
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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Friday, Jan 28, 2011 at 08:32

Friday, Jan 28, 2011 at 08:32
http://www.sugarglider.com.au/suspension.php

That may help
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Reply By: bfgair - Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 00:34

Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 00:34
I thank you for this web site while it does provide a wonderful drawing it gives no dimensions. If I had at least one measurment I could figure out the rest. Is there anyone out there that could help me with dimensions or an old or even new arm that I could use to build a new set. I do thank you folks for your help and quick responce to my posting.
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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 01:22

Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 01:22
You may have better response if you ask the question on the Camper Trailer Forum,

http://www.campertrailers.org/

Many campers use the sugar glider / trailing arm suspension. Some members have made their own campers using that style of suspension.
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Reply By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 19:51

Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 19:51
Bushtrackers normally use the Simplicty load sharing suspension. A few have been fitted with air bag suspension systems. No have every used Sugar Glider to my knowledge

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Reply By: Gone Bush - Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 21:08

Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 21:08
I realise the OP is talking about building a trailer but since Simplicity suspension has been discussed, I would really like to see some flexibility at the factory regarding suspension.

I think the Simplicity is simply too hard and harsh for travel over unsealed, corrugated roads. And since these are the main types we travel on I think that something like VC's coil/shock Cruisemaster suspension should be available as an option.

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Even with 25psi and 20kph, some tracks are too damaging and I feel it is all down to the Simplicity being too strong.

I also realise it would be mission impossible to get factory agreement to this.
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Follow Up By: Luvntravln - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2011 at 23:11

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2011 at 23:11
Mate, I am not sure what you mean by the Simplicity being too strong – do you mean too stiff/not enough give?

I can only speak to the maximum Simplicity – the 4400 kg model which we had on our first Bushtracker.

It was not “too strong” in that the only I can figure to determine if too strong is whether you are breaking things inside when on unsealed/corrugated roads.

We did not break anything and we probably towed a 4400+ 21’ Bushtracker over the worst roads available for a van that size. We towed to Cape York including going down to Capt. Billy’s Landing; we towed from Byron Bay to Steep Point.

My perception is that perhaps – only perhaps some has requested the stronger/extra leaves on their van and then they do not load the van to an appropriate amount. I 3500kg van on 4400kg springs will not sufficiently compress the leaf springs and perhaps that is a problem.

Just a user’s nonengineering thoughts. I will ask BT about this to provide further information.
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Follow Up By: Titans - Friday, Mar 25, 2011 at 01:06

Friday, Mar 25, 2011 at 01:06
Stephen

I don't know what tyres you are running, but we found that when we replaced the original 285/75 16s with the Goodyear 265/75 16s we noticed that things started moving in the van that had previously not moved. We tried different pressures in the tyres but it appeared to make no difference. The only thing we can put this down to is the 265s are 10 ply and the 285s were 8 ply and the side wall on the 265s is much stiffer.

Cheers Lola & Wayne

ps: Lola is desperately waiting for tyres to wear out so we can get some new ones!!
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Reply By: Gone Bush - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2011 at 23:56

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2011 at 23:56
What happened to the other Posts in this Thread???

We haven't got censorship on this Forum as well, have we?

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Thursday, Mar 03, 2011 at 00:18

Thursday, Mar 03, 2011 at 00:18
Before you open this thread it says:

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There used to be, but now there are less than that because some have been deleted.

Not good behaviour in my opinion.

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Reply By: Motley - Thursday, Mar 03, 2011 at 01:55

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The Committee decided to remove the particular postings as they did not relate to the thread topic and may potentially have exposed the Bushtracker Owners Group to legal action, given that the postings were in the Open Forum.

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Thursday, Mar 03, 2011 at 05:12

Thursday, Mar 03, 2011 at 05:12
OK, I'm fine with that Motley.

But an explanation in place of the removed posts would have been better.

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