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Old 07-14-2021, 12:13 PM   #1
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Can Comfort Drive help with constant corrections

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I have a 2008 Itasca Latitude rear engine gas Class A that I often get a sore shoulder from driving from constant corrections if it's windy. Don't get me wrong this still handles nicer than my old 2004 F53.

Would comfort drive help in this situation?

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Old 07-14-2021, 01:47 PM   #2
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Yes... thats what it does and IMO very well.
Its night & day difference how I feel at the end of a "challenging condition" day driving after getting our VTDP.
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Yes, the Comfort Drive corrects for wind push and road crown. You'll find that you won't be doing that see saw motion with the steering wheel. On a rare occasion, when winds are really heavy, I turn the dial up on the CD, which stiffens the feeling of the steering.

In a campground, it's really nice, one finger steering.
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Thanks both,

I had guessed it would help a lot but have not driven one yet.

It will be 18 months before I am in a position to change but trying to dial in a the moment. Also waiting for the Covid sticker shock to end.
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IMO it us hard to evaluate and appreciate CD via a short test drive unless conditions are very windy.. read the posts & reviews and many owners are very glad to have CD.
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One thing you will find when moving from a couch without comfort drive. You are conditioned to anticipate correcting for small gusts. I found that I had to relax and let comfort drive maintain the coach straight. For me it was hard to trust the system and I found I overcorrected sometimes. Especially when the coach leans a little in the gust. CM is there to help you relax so, relax. It does take some getting used to for some of us.
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Comfort drive is just the Newmar brand name for the assisted steering. other coaches have it and call it something else. All of them claim that it exclusive to their coaches, but they all do about the same. There are some after market products that also claim to help with many reviews here. Bigger coaches are more resistant to wind and bumps in the road. The more you weigh, the less you sway.
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Just returned from a 4000 mile trip. AZ, CA, OR and back. Did some really twisty and narrow roads in OR. Fatigue was greatly reduced. Returned via I-5, with trucks and wind, easy. Drove the toad home from Vegas and it was more trouble than the coach, Jeep Wrangler.
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Just returned from a 4000 mile trip. AZ, CA, OR and back. Did some really twisty and narrow roads in OR. Fatigue was greatly reduced. Returned via I-5, with trucks and wind, easy. Drove the toad home from Vegas and it was more trouble than the coach, Jeep Wrangler.
I hear you on the Jeep, the newer JLU's are much nicer to deive.
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Comfort drive is just the Newmar brand name for the assisted steering. other coaches have it and call it something else. All of them claim that it exclusive to their coaches, but they all do about the same. There are some after market products that also claim to help with many reviews here. Bigger coaches are more resistant to wind and bumps in the road. The more you weigh, the less you sway.
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Besides Entegra who else has it?
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Besides Entegra who else has it?


I believe the only other one is Newell

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Yes, the Comfort Drive corrects for wind push and road crown. You'll find that you won't be doing that see saw motion with the steering wheel. On a rare occasion, when winds are really heavy, I turn the dial up on the CD, which stiffens the feeling of the steering.

In a campground, it's really nice, one finger steering.
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Just returned from a 4000 mile trip. AZ, CA, OR and back. Did some really twisty and narrow roads in OR. Fatigue was greatly reduced. Returned via I-5, with trucks and wind, easy. Drove the toad home from Vegas and it was more trouble than the coach, Jeep Wrangler.
I end up doing a lot of driving on winding narrow roads (going to Shelter Cove next month)and it’s extremely helpful to be able to reduce steering effort and focus on the road. I’d also add that it’s kind of nice to back up straight hands free although I’m not sure it matters to most people.
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CD works as stated above and is great. I would question the thought that other DPs have anything equal.

Go test drive. I personally found it a major improvement versus the Tiffin and Winn diesel pushers when I compared in 2015.
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