SuperSprings International has created new SumoSprings applications specifically designed for Class C motorhomes. According to a press release, the “airless airbags” can be mounted to the front and rear suspensions of the Ford E-Series Cutaway, a popular platform for recreational vehicles.
“Motorhomes are always loaded, unlike pickup trucks or passenger vans that may only require extra support on certain occasions,” says Mike Visser, president of SuperSprings International. “The Ford E-Series cutaway is a widely-used chassis in the vocational vehicle market, but it has different suspension needs when fitted with a motorhome body. We conducted extensive testing to find out out which SumoSprings densities would provide the best ride under a consistent load.”
SumoSprings are manufactured from a proprietary microcellular urethane and bolt directly to the vehicle frame. They fill the gaps left by short factory bump stops, improving ride and eliminating sudden bottoming-out on rough roads. They are completely maintenance-free and will never sag due to a leak, offering a “fit-it-and-forget-it” solution. SumoSprings can be compressed by 80% of their original height with full memory rebound, delivering better performance than competing rubber products.
Two new applications – one for the front suspension and one for the rear – were developed for the E-Series cutaway. The front SumoSprings (P/N SSF-106) fit any E-350 or E-450 cutaway chassis built from 1996 to present. The rear application (P/N SSR-106) utilizes brackets designed to provide a factory-like fit on 2001 to present models.
Each version is available in different densities designed to suit any application. SuperSprings representatives can be reached at (866) 898-0720 to help determine which density will work best based on vehicle setup and intended use.
“A set of SumoSprings on the front suspension alone will significantly improve a motorhome’s ride,” says Visser. “With both the front and rear equipped with SumoSprings, you will experience less side-to-side body roll and eliminate harsh bottoming-out, which significantly improves the driving experience.”
All SumoSprings are manufactured in the U.S. For more information about SumoSprings or any of the other suspension-enhancing products available from SuperSprings International, visit www.supersprings.com or call (866) 898-0720.