Special BILSTEIN shock absorbers for campers
With our new product range, you will experience a more intense driving experience and enjoy greater safety and comfort on the road. Let us explain the advantages of our high-performance shock absorbers BILSTEIN B6 Camper and BILSTEIN B6 Camper Advanced for your converted panel van and semi-integrated vehicle.Discover Camper products
With our new product range, you will experience a more intense driving experience and enjoy greater safety and comfort on the road. Let us explain the advantages of our high-performance shock absorbers BILSTEIN B6 Camper and BILSTEIN B6 Camper Advanced for your converted panel van and semi-integrated vehicle.
The special features at a glance
Our Camper shock absorbers are based on one of our most successful models: the “yellow” BILSTEIN B6 gas pressure shock absorber. Thanks to the innovative ideas and high technical know-how of our experts, this now combines all the features in the special Camper versions to meet your requirements in every situation.
BILSTEIN B6 Camper: Exchange with many advantages
Noticeably more driving comfort and increased directional stability – in everyday life and in extreme situations. The BILSTEIN B6 Camper has been optimised down to the last detail in the BILSTEIN road test. The increase in performance compared to the standard shock absorber is clearly noticeable, for example when braking and cornering
BILSTEIN B6 Camper Advanced: Moving into a different league
Safety, performance, comfort: this model delivers top values across the board. Thanks to our patented DampMatic technology, the BILSTEIN B6 Camper Advanced has automatic, mechanical damping force adjustment that keeps your vehicle stable at all times: with soft setting for cruising on coastal roads, with a hard setting for evasive manoeuvres on the motorway.
For semi-integrated and converted panel vans
BILSTEIN B6 Camper and BILSTEIN B6 Camper Advanced are suitable for semi-integrated vehicles based on the Fiat Ducato from model year 2006-present (Light & Heavy) as well as all identically constructed vehicles from Citroën and Peugeot. Variants for fully integrated campers will follow. If you have any questions, please contact your workshop.
Do you have a Fiat Ducato panel van built by a camper manufacturer, or converted into a camper yourself, from model year 2006-present (Light & Heavy), and want to use our premium camper shock absorbers? No problem: BILSTEIN B6 Camper and BILSTEIN B6 Camper Advanced fit all models as well as the identically constructed vehicles from Citroën and Peugeot. Simply ask your garage.
Tested in the BILSTEIN road test
We tested our camper shock absorbers on a special course in the BILSTEIN driving test under extreme conditions – at high speed, on uneven ground and when driving over edges. We took several weeks to optimise them because we are only satisfied when the incomparable BILSTEIN driving experience is achieved.
Before we go into series production with a product line, we test the prototypes in an elaborate process. In the BILSTEIN road test, we test the behaviour of the shock absorbers under extreme conditions – on poor road surfaces, at high speeds and during evasive manoeuvres. The testers repeatedly drive up and down a special course to determine the ideal characteristics and find settings for maximum safety and performance as well as maximum comfort.
In the BILSTEIN driving test, our expert team consisting of engineers and mechanics tests the real behaviour of the new shock absorbers and the authentic driving feel in various driving situations on a special test course. The team collects data for various measurement and test procedures and optimises the shock absorbers until the incomparable BILSTEIN driving feel is achieved. The most important parameters are safety, comfort and performance.
When driving around the test track, our driving test team measures safety, braking and steering behaviour as well as driving dynamics on the one hand, and pays attention to how the car feels in the various situations on the other. Again and again, they have to remove and install the shock absorbers and optimise the settings. Only when everyone agrees that nothing could be better does a product receive the rating “tested in the BILSTEIN road test”.
BILSTEIN B6 Camper Advanced
Our patented BILSTEIN DampMatic technology
The BILSTEIN B6 Camper Advanced features our proprietary DampMatic technology – a passive damping system for gas pressure shock absorbers. Passive suspension systems are actually a compromise between safety, comfort and agility because they cannot adapt to changing driving conditions, i.e. they always follow only one best possible characteristic curve.
This is precisely where the special feature of our DampMatic technology comes into play: Dampers such as the BILSTEIN B6 Camper Advanced can switch between two characteristic curves without a solenoid valve, i.e. purely mechanically because they have a second chamber inside the damper. The vehicle remains stable due to the amplitude deflection -–without additional components, cables or control units. The DampMatic adjustment system reacts very sensitively and quickly: for example, it absorbs noise on rough asphalt and improves rolling characteristics at bridge edges or on cobblestones. The effect is also noticeable in curves and when changing lanes.
What you should know about shock absorbers
Shock absorbers give a vehicle more stability by compensating for vibrations, noticeable, for example, through better control when braking or swerving. Specially optimised shock absorbers offer more comfort, safety and performance than standard products. This is particularly important for campers, as their design places special demands on vehicle damping. Incidentally, shock absorber wear is a gradual process. If you notice that the driving behaviour changes (the steering flutters or the body resonates), you should make an appointment for a check-up at your workshop.