I want to build a chassis for a Cruisemaster Suspension system – how do I find the dimensions etc I need?
Once you have chosen the type of CM suspension you want eg XT Freestyle Air System- Tandem axle you need to study the Documents which can be found on the relevant product page here . For this Kit the document called Cruisemaster XT Freestyle Air Installation guide has all the dimensions you need to ensure the kit will attach to the chassis perfectly.
In addition you will need to decide all the details of the CM kit specification before you design your chassis. For example your chassis to face dimension will be affected by the chassis rail width and the types of rims and tyres you choose.
Please read this article on How to specify the ideal Cruisemaster XT Kit for my project to make sure you have all the details of your kit finalised before you start welding your chassis.
These documents below also have valuable information to make sure your chassis is well designed.
Can I fit any size of tyre to a CM suspension kit?
CM maximum recommended size on any off –road suspension is no bigger than 840mm (33 inch) diameter. To install a wheel and tyre larger than this would lower the braking capacity dramatically and therefore also the suspension rating.
What is the lead time for a Cruisemaster Suspension kit?
As all Suspension Kits are made to order in Brisbane there is a lead time of approx. 4-6 weeks for manufacturing depending on demand between placing an order for the Kit and it being completed ready for shipping.
I want to specify hydraulic disc brakes but can I use my own Hydraulic Brake Actuator?
Yes you can as long as it is rated at 1600psi for the tandem kits.
Does the hydraulic disc brake option have a provision for a hand-brake cable?
Yes it does – but the handbrake cable is not included in the suspension kit – it can be purchased as a separate item – choose 10m or 15m cable lengths.
If I purchase an XT Freestyle kit with coils now, but I want to upgrade it to airbags later do I need to specify this when I get a quote?
Yes – We would supply a different Air Bracket that has a bolt on coil plate. This way you can install the coil system as normal initially and when you choose to upgrade to an airbag system, you simply unbolt the coil plate and install the airbags to the bracket that is already welded onto the chassis.
How do you freight suspension kits to other States?
When the kit has been manufactured and crated ready for shipping, we will book the freight with our preferred partner TNT. You will receive the TNT email with all the tracking details as soon as it is booked. DIY Caravans ships suspension kits to all States and territories and often at discounted rates. If you want any extras like the DO35 coupling make sure it goes in the crate before it leaves.