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Old 01-14-2019, 06:34 AM   #1
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HWH Active Air on Country Coach Affinity

For those of you who have installed this on your coach, What do you think?
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:54 AM   #2
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I had Active Air installed this past October on our Affinity. The choice to buy it was I was looking to reduce body roll and the kneeling feeling when going around long sweeping turns. I accomplished both of these while adding to wind handling and updating my entire air suspension/levelling system.

As part of the installation we removed the front seat bar and I never noticed it gone while driving.

We’ve driven about 1800 miles since the installation and I very much appreciate the feeling and responsiveness of the system.

What has you considering Active Air?
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Thanks for the update. Mine is scheduled for late April if I can afford it after the engine rebuild next month.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:03 PM   #4
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What is a front seat bar? I have looked inside and outside on ours and could not find one?
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:05 PM   #5
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Sway bar...?
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:37 AM   #6
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Darn that “auto correct”, I thought I had typed “sway” not “seat”.

I would not have ever removed a bar at the front seat bar as it would have been unique.

Sorry for the typo.
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Thanks for the update. Mine is scheduled for late April if I can afford it after the engine rebuild next month.

Wait...didn't you just do that 6 months ago or so.
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:18 PM   #8
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Engine rebuild was done in May 2015. Cummins can't verify that the new release valves were used so I'm doing a preemptive rebuild in Feb. Then in April to HWH for the Active Air and slide checkover.
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:07 AM   #9
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Who has to pay for that?
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Mr D has been a roll model for how to behave in difficult mechanical situations...

He did get some 'assistance' from Cummins on his repair (Which was the second time, as the 1st owner had it done too.). But as he pointed out, Cummins can not tell him if the parts put on during the latest rebuild, were the new and improved parts. So he is slowly pulling together the appropriate parts, and then pro-actively changing out in advance. If the valve does drop, it can take out many other expensive components at the same time.

All that being said. My own personal opinion, which I've share on a few boards a few times, and in an Email to Cummin's of which I held stock at that time - is that Cummin's should have done a recall from their faulty design - and covered the repair costs with the new and improved parts (Which took several years for them to come out with...). They sold this engine to RV manufacturers, they knew how RV Owner's drive vs Over The Road Truckers - so the product they engineered and sold had a design problem (Or more likely a Pencil Pusher Accountant, detuned the Engineers desired materials choices, to save a few hundred dollar when selling them - as well as make several thousand dollars in replacement parts and service for when they went bad!), and should back their product.

The old Cummins would have done so, and losing your Companies Historical Culture of dong the right thing - well, it's a slippery slope.

It's not the first time. ISC's and ISL's are good engines (Sure, they had the ISL Wrist Pin Mikey Mouse response in the 2006 era...), but their Exhaust Manifolds have a regular habit of cracking, and then needing replacement. As now a few decades into the life of the ISL, and of course the ISC is out of production, but a few million of them running around - Cummin's is still selling the an Exhaust Manifold that will continue to crack over time... (They did go to a two part manifold, but I frankly do not recall if that was an attempt to resolve the problem or not(?).

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Ok Mr D - Sorry I answered some of this for you... But, suppose you could use a break from the work of spreading the word on the ISX!

Best to you both, and all,
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