Nosy Amara

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We have a Coachman Amara 530/4 which is quite nosy, we tow with a Fleelander 5drTD which when loaded and the van is hitched has a droopy butt.Have thought about fitting some of these rubber spring assisters to see if it helps. Has any body had any experience of these please.Have done all the usual things and moved stuff backwards and forwards in the caravan but makes very little difference.I must add car/van never feels unstable,never have any heart stopping moments when we are travelling but the thing just looks so low compared with most other rigs.Thanks.
 
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Why does the 'droopy butt' concern you? So long as the suspension is not bottoming out while driving and the noseweight is set up correctly, I wouldn't bother doing anything.
 
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Hi Lutz, thanks for the encouragement, our house is located at the top of a narrow private drive. At the bottom of the drive is what I can only describe as a one sided hump.As we pass over this and the car is on the low side of the hump the van is just coming over the high side and some times grounds on it between the location of jocky wheel and base of A-frame, which then gives me the hump.Another 50mm would make all the difference. Peter.
 
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You say you've tried all the moving around of weight. You don't mention if you actually weighed the hitch to get it within the lowest figure of either the freelander's tow bar down force weight or the caravan's prescribed hitch weight.

As legally you can't raise the towing height with a drop plate used upside down, the only height advantage to be gained could be done by using a 3500Kg drop pin and ball combination tow hitch, which will give about 40mm height advantage.

I tow with a Laguna estate which has got no mods to the rear suspension and by towing with a 75Kg nose weight I have no trouble at all.
 
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As you only seem to have a problem in your drive, is there no way you can soften the one-sided hump that you refer to?

The centre of the towball should be between 350mm and 420mm above the ground when the caravan is hitched up to the car in a fully laden condition.
 

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