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Old 03-21-2023, 06:52 PM   #1
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Do either New Aire or Dutch Star have Valid air leveling?

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New Aire and Dutch Star - do either have Valid air leveling in addition to hydraulic jacks?
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Old 03-21-2023, 08:15 PM   #2
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No, they do not
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Old 03-21-2023, 09:51 PM   #3
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New Aire and Dutch Star - do either have Valid air leveling in addition to hydraulic jacks?
The valid air levelling can be added to both the New Aire and the Dutch star (if itís on the Spartan k2 chassis). I had it added to my 2022 Ventana. They call it Red Diamond Air levelling. installed at the Spartan service centre in Charlotte Michigan. Itís the Valid system.
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. I had it added to my 2022 Ventana. They call it Red Diamond Air levelling. installed at the Spartan service centre in Charlotte Michigan. Itís the Valid system.
Can I ask, in round numbers, what this cost you?
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Old 03-22-2023, 11:57 AM   #5
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What does Valid Air do? Does it use the suspension air system in place of the hydraulic levelers? That would be awesome although not quite as stable.

My King Aire will use the Hadley Air suspension to level while driving AND at a campground. However sadly it does not adjust for air leakage while parked.
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Old 03-22-2023, 03:34 PM   #6
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My Beaver had Valid Air Leveling and I really liked it. My DS does not but weíll see how that goes. The Mountain Aire and up have air leveling.

BTW - the Allegro Bus has Valid Air Leveling also.
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Can I ask, in round numbers, what this cost you?
Parts were 4,500. Install was just north of 2,000. Mine was the first Ventana theyíd done so there was a fair of custom work to make it all fit properly and wire it.

So not cheap, but to me it was worth every penny and is cheaper than upgrading to a Mountain Aire! Lol
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Old 03-30-2023, 07:48 PM   #8
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The valid air levelling can be added to both the New Aire and the Dutch star (if itís on the Spartan k2 chassis).
What about the Freightliner chassis (looking at 37' Dutch Star, which is only available on Freightliner.

Has anyone added Valid or HWH Active Air to one? We had a 40' Foretravel with HWH air leveling and would like to have air leveling as an option with jacks used only as a backup.
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What about the Freightliner chassis (looking at 37' Dutch Star, which is only available on Freightliner.

Has anyone added Valid or HWH Active Air to one? We had a 40' Foretravel with HWH air leveling and would like to have air leveling as an option with jacks used only as a backup.
I know HWH advertises an aftermarket air leveling system that can work on Freightliner. The aftermarket Valid Trueline system was an exclusive with Spartan when it was announced in 2021.

Iím not familiar with the details of the HWH aftermarket system other than whatís in their marketing material online. Hoping someone else can give you more info on that!
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What about the Freightliner chassis (looking at 37' Dutch Star, which is only available on Freightliner.

Has anyone added Valid or HWH Active Air to one? We had a 40' Foretravel with HWH air leveling and would like to have air leveling as an option with jacks used only as a backup.
We were all set to add HWH Active air to our Ventana right after we bought it in early 2020. They were struggling during Covid, so they put us on a waiting list. I never heard back from them and the best I could tell they were doing the best they could do with shipping product to manufacturer's and maybe doing some repairs. I've since decided not to do it. Prices have gone up substantially and we're a long way from Iowa so needed repairs would be difficult to achieve.
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I was at HWH last week for a slide repair. They said since Covid they simply do not have the personnel to do Active Air installs. They are maintaining a waitlist but havenít been able to do an install for quite some time.
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