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Old 11-26-2015, 06:23 PM   #1
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2016's with Valid Air Leveling

Haven't seen anyone share their experience with the addition of the Valid Air leveling system. Would be inter steed in both the experience when parked and even more so while driving if you had something before with air leveling.
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Old 11-27-2015, 09:14 AM   #2
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I do not believe Newmar is using the Hadley system that works when driving.


Having air leveling when parked is a really nice addition. It allows you to level anywhere anytime, no matter the surface you're parked on. We prefer it is extreme cold, too. If you've ever waited for the cold fluid to leave the jacks, you'll understand.
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Old 12-04-2015, 02:44 PM   #3
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Not to hijack the thread, but I have the Valid 'Air Only' leveling and I love it. The 2008 Beaver brochure states that there are "Three monitored leveling sensors (two in the rear, one in the front) continually adjust the air pressure within each air bag to maintain a level ride and eliminate nosediving, weight transfer, and floating on curved roads" Who uses this type of system now? I know that the Cornerstone has one (Active Air) that does this but sounds much more sophisticated than my Valid system.

I just reread the OPs post and I guess I'm not hijacking but just asking the same question...Doh!...
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I just called Valid and the person I talked to said it is an 'active' system and will level the coach while driving similar to HWH or Hadley.
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I just called Valid and the person I talked to said it is an 'active' system and will level the coach while driving similar to HWH or Hadley.
So is Newmar using the Valid system? If so, which coach(es)?
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Thats what I've always thought mine does.
It's not going to dump all the air out of the high side bags, and inflate the low side to the max, while your traveling down the road thou!
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I have the Valid System on my coach. It consist of 3 active valves, one up front and a valve on either side of the drive axle. The control is released to the valves when the coach goes above 10 MPH and actively levels the coach left, right and front to rear going down the road. It is fluid buffered so ride adjustments happen gradually. Below 10MPH, not in travel mode, the system control is returned to the console for leveling while parked. I also have jacks but never use them. With 10 airbags I like leveling on the tires which is rock solid. Prevost uses the same system but they use proprietary bags. Great system for leveling on grass, sand or soft ground.
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So is Newmar using the Valid system? If so, which coach(es)?
NO, Newmar uses Hadley for air leveling.
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ok so Newmar uses Hadley for air leveling but they do not have an 'Active Air' type of a system..at all?

Just to be clear...I'm looking for this type of functionality...

"....monitored leveling sensors that continually adjust the air pressure within each air bag to maintain a level ride and eliminate nosediving, weight transfer, and floating on curved roads"
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I have the HWH Active Air installed on my DSDP and would never own a coach without it.

Reading the 2016 weight issues makes me wonder if the active air would resolve it as you can use it like a proportion valve and dial in exact ratios.
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I was just in a 2016 MA...it has VALID air leveling and "active air"
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The 2016 Mountain Aire, London Aire and Essex have Valid Air Leveling.

Tankcj according the person I talked to at Valid the system installed on the 2016 Newmars is the equivalent of Active Air and as other have said will keep the coach level going down the road and in turns.

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Reading the manual it seems to be identical in function to my HWH active air.
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Ok, that was the info I was looking for!
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