German chassis and suspension specialist, Goldschmitt, has added to its RouteComfort range with a spring combination for the rear axle of the Fiat Ducato.
Air assistance upgrades, common for motorhomers who want to adjust ride height can result in a harder ride for lighter campervans but Goldschmitt’s new addition promises to help.
The leaf spring suspension, made of GRP together with an 8in air suspension, combines a soft and comfortable spring rate with customised raising and lowering function, allowing a constant ride height to be maintained whilst also lowering when stationary or at an increased slope angle.
The new RouteComfort for the Fiat Ducato rear axle doesn’t add any additional weight for many Ducato variants due to the lower weight of the GRP material in the replacement of the leaf spring suspension.
The system also includes a 12V compressor and a control unit to set the ride height as needed.
The installation of a RouteComfort system may allow for an upgrade to the GVW to increase payload limits – although this should be checked before purchase as this ability differs between motorhomes.
The new RouteComfort for the rear axle of the leaf-sprung Fiat Ducato, Citroën Relay and Peugeot Boxer (2006 and later) will be available from spring 2023.