4 wheels per axle
4 wheels per axle
6x6 like the new sprinter oberaigner 6x6 or Pinzgauer 6x6
that is the best traction and weight distribution a truck or camper can get.some day maybe i hope i'll be able to buy a Sprinter 6x6 and make my second conversion.
the system i was talking about for going off-road is called central tire inflation system. maybe somebody knows a system like this which can be fit to a Mb Vario ?
Last edited by incognito; 08-03-2012 at 04:01 AM.
This company's site says suitable for all wheeled vehicles and trailers. No experience just a google search.
I had a play with a Unimog with CTIS and 395/85R20 tyres, and deflating from road pressure to about 20psi took ages! I'm not sure its quicker than by hand Inflation too (with the higher output water cooled compressor) was slow. More than long enough to put the kettle on. Nice but expensive perhaps!?
U1700 camper called Moglet
quick inflation and deflation can be accomplished by using Agricultural valve stems which are quite a bit larger than traditional Schrader valve stems. A matching air chuck will be needed. Powertank sells what they call Monster Valves: http://www.powertank.com/products/sfID1/15 that are essentially the same thing.
For a Central Tire Inflation System to work you must have a pretty robust on board air system and your hubs must be swapped or modified to allow the center air line to pass through them. Not something that is DIY or easily done on most 4WD axles/hubs. Additionally the system has many small parts like seals and o-rings that if not properly maintained in an off road environment, will cause failure, probably when its most needed.
maybe you are right too much trouble with a central tire inflation system. i've looked at the video with Monster valves looks quite nice.so maybe a good 12v compressor and some Monster valves for fast inflation/deflation will do the job. do you know a powerful 12v compressor for using offroad?
Ullie- any chance of some more photos of your conversion, the ones embedded in the thread aren't working for me...
Ullie - What's the height of your van?
Thanks for the pics, looking good!
Would you recommend the Toyo tyres?