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Old 11-06-2014, 10:07 AM   #1
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I was looking at the motorhome mag, and a article about airtabs and wanting to know if any one has used them?
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:21 AM   #2
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I installed them on a 2008 Flagstaff 831RLSS and noticed a marked improvement in the stability from semis passing. They are kind of pricey, but they do what they are advertised to do. I put them up both sides and across the roof.
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:28 AM   #3
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I saw that ad also but you would need to get them painted or they would really stick out and look ugly. Also, they say that you get a 2-5% fuel increase. If you get 10 mpg, for example, and a 3% gain in mileage, that would mean .3 mpg increase. Not sure what the tabs cost, but at .3mpg increase, I think you would need to do a lot of driving to break even.
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:41 AM   #4
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I know of very few mods done on rv's that give any return on the money invested. In fact, can't think of any.
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:31 PM   #5
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Don't buy into the hype. If these things really worked every 18 wheeler would have them. I travel a whole lot and have never seen these things on anything.

Not saying they are not out there, just saying I haven't seen any.
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:56 PM   #6
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I didn't buy them for fuel mileage, I bought them to reduce the backwash from semis AND THEY WORK!
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:28 PM   #7
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I bought them to reduce the backwash from semis AND THEY WORK!
I read something from another guy that has them who said the same thing plus the rear of his trailer is cleaner from lessened vacuum effect.

That would suck trying to draft you guys! (no pun intended)
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that is what iam after, the handling, don't care about the MPG
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:27 PM   #9
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Oldcoot how are these attached? stick-on or screwed?
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I don't care what you say - those things are butt ugly.....


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