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Old 06-23-2008, 07:02 PM   #1
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anybody try airtabs yet? www.airtab.com. boeing has been using something similar, vortex generators, since the days of the 707. interesting concept.
i am going to purchase a scanguage2 this summer and maybe give airtabs a try.
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anybody try airtabs yet? www.airtab.com. boeing has been using something similar, vortex generators, since the days of the 707. interesting concept.
i am going to purchase a scanguage2 this summer and maybe give airtabs a try.
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Old 06-23-2008, 07:40 PM   #3
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Air tabs may improve the airflow characteristics of an RV but the question is by how much. In a jet airplane, every little improvement matters. In an RV fitted with ACs, vents, windshield wipers, awnings, and so on, I have a hard time believing that the incremental improvement would be noticeable.

With respect to the "testimonials" on the site, I've developed several websites so I know that testimonials on the Internet should be taken with a grain of salt. A healthy dose of skepticism can go a long way. But then again, maybe I'll be installing them two weeks from now. For info. see airtab.com, not airtabs.com.

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Old 06-24-2008, 04:31 AM   #4
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Dan, click on the Find button at the top of the page and type in Air Tabs. Click the box to uncheck "Search in current forum only." There will be several discussions about Air Tabs. The general consensus was they don't do much. I think Jack is right - too much other stuff sticking out all over an RV for the tabs to do anything.
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:11 PM   #6
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I have installed Air Tabs and hope they pay for themselves and more. They are reputed to improve handling as well as give 2-4% drag reduction. The principle is right but the actual measured performance is hard to get. A small improvement is very difficult to measure. I will try to compile my results from my log.
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I have considered installing them on the top of my MH to keep the dust down on the back. That seems to be the one claim that most that have tried them seem to agree on.

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Dan, you need to edit your url. Your button leads to airtabs.com instead of airtab.com.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SargeW:
I have considered installing them on the top of my MH to keep the dust down on the back. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I dunno Sarge, I think I would rather look at the dust that look at those Air Tabs....I'm sorry, they're ugly!

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Craig's right. Soap & water will take care of the dust. The Air Tabs would be permanently ugly.
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Yeah, I know you are right. But if I painted them to match maybe it wouldn't be so bad...
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Sarge, I have a great idea. Why don't we experiment on your coach, using your money and your labor. Then you can tell us if it works! You might even want to think of it as a "public service". All in favor, say "I".
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Aye!

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All I can say is "Public Service has been berry berry good to me"

And after all, eluding the brass and retiring early was my speciality

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