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Old 08-13-2017, 06:51 AM   #1
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Air Bag Dump and Wheel Position

Good morning, we were very lucky yesterday to have a great couple of folks offer to give us a tour of their beautiful Dutch Star unit while they were camping as they knew we were shopping and had some questions.

One question came up and it was about " remembering to straighten the front wheels before dumping the air" From what I understand failing to do this will cause damage to the coach and saw a unit at PPL that had a crushed fiberglass piece around the wheel well as a result of this.

Is this a real issue with folks and how do you " remember" to straighten the wheels first ? Is there a failsafe mechanism built into the coach or is it left up to developing a habit. Fearing a senior moment here !
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...also make sure your fingers aren't in the spokes. The steering wheel will whip around quite quickly and is painful. I have not seen any warnings about damage to equipment or fingers.
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Comfort drive should center the wheel shortly after making any turns and releasing the wheel.
Not sure what yr Newmar started introducing CD and what models but the newer ones should take care of this.
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Comfort drive should center the wheel shortly after making any turns and releasing the wheel.
Not sure what yr Newmar started introducing CD and what models but the newer ones should take care of this.
How new? Mine's a 2017 and CD has been around a few years.
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How new? Mine's a 2017 and CD has been around a few years.
My '13 Ventana has CD.. just getting used to it (800 mi return from pick up) but so far I love it.
First shakedown trip starts tomorrow.
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Hi - This is a precaution for most all coaches with air suspension. It is not Newmar specific. Having wheel fairings be clear or lowered suspension height set so high that the wheels could be turned when the air bags are dumped would result in a strange looking coach. Nature of the beast.
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Comfort Drive, also called Column Drive by the maker TRW, was first used on the 2007 Essex and Mountain Air. I believe it was the following year that it was featured on all Newmar diesel pushers.

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Have never heard of this type of complaint, your steering wheels should be strait after backing into a camping spot or even in a drive through.
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I guess it could happen but usually, from getting located on the site, I've moved back and forth and the wheels wind up centered. I'm usually more concerned with getting the pedestal between the slides.
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As others have said, Comfort Drive will always point the wheels straight.
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Thanks everyone for your comments. looks like another case for a sticky note until I get used to the coach !
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I think you'll find "wheels straight" to be their natural position when parking. It's rare for me to have maneuvered so sharply when parking that the wheels remained angled, but as others have said, yourDutch StAr will enter them as soon as you release the steering wheel.
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ComfortDrive should center/straighten the wheel for you
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I just hit auto level. What is the purpose of button to dump all air? Do some dump all air and then level, one benefit the coach would be lower.
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