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Old 02-10-2015, 06:57 PM   #1
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Question Active Air question

Has anyone had the Active Air placed on their Newmar? If you have does it work with the Comfort Ride or against it?
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:12 PM   #2
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Has anyone had the Active Air placed on their Newmar? If you have does it work with the Comfort Ride or against it?
Skyskipper,

I've had Active Air on two Newmar coaches to date. My first coach was a Ventana Le 3862 without Comfort Drive and most recently had it installed on my Dutch Star 4381 with Comfort Drive.

The Active Air system works well with or without Comfort Drive. They definitely don't work against each other. I was over the moon with the improvement in handling with the Ventana and the coach would have been even better if it had Comfort Drive.

The Dutch Star with Active Air and Comfort Drive is exceptional.

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Skyskipper,

I've had Active Air on two Newmar coaches to date. My first coach was a Ventana Le 3862 without Comfort Drive and most recently had it installed on my Dutch Star 4381 with Comfort Drive.

The Active Air system works well with or without Comfort Drive. They definitely don't work against each other. I was over the moon with the improvement in handling with the Ventana and the coach would have been even better if it had Comfort Drive.

The Dutch Star with Active Air and Comfort Drive is exceptional.

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I am going to get the 2015 London Aire and am reluctant in getting it put on such a new heavy coach with a tag. Not sure if the cost will be worth the improvement. Do they have to take apart your suspension or anxle and will they warranty it, and will it negate my Newma warrenty. Does Newmar recommend it? Why can't Nemar place it?

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They don't take anything extra apart.

They will replace all the air lines to each airbag, to a much larger line. They will add an electric air compressor, extra air tank and a sensor to the steering shaft. Plus 3 brain boxes are added in the basement.


The sensor tells the brain boxes which way you have turned the wheel, they in then add air to the air bags to prevent the coach from leaning. That's why the add the larger air lines, so air transfer can be instant.

It can't effect the Freightliner warranty in anyway, shape or form. Because they are not doing anything that could effect the frame or drive-line components.

This also gives you 100% control of your air suspension, that no other system can give.

If we get to buy a London Aire, Active Air will be added right after factory pickup.
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Does the Active Air stiffen the ride? We have a DSDP on order and will be here in a couple of weeks. This will be our first coach with CD and wondering how much it will change the ride?
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Does the Active Air stiffen the ride? We have a DSDP on order and will be here in a couple of weeks. This will be our first coach with CD and wondering how much it will change the ride?
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No, the Active Air system will not stiffen the ride at all. It will be the same ride but much more stability in the turns, in lane changes and in windy conditions.
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