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bnardini

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Posted: 08/09/20 08:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was surfing the web and came across these gizmos called Airtabs. They sound like they are the answer to all your prayers. Does anybody have any experience with them?


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They are made by the same guy that made the engine that runs on water and the perpetual electrical generator.

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Posted: 08/09/20 09:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Silly idea. All manufacturers are concerned with air drag. Don’t you believe they would have adopted “airtabs” if they worked? The new Silverado 1500 is much more aero dynamic than the last version...by intent. Looking forward to the new F150 and drag numbers.

* This post was edited 08/09/20 09:43am by Lwiddis *


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Posted: 08/09/20 09:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here's some Previous Posts on Air Tabs.

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Posted: 08/09/20 05:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Large trucking companies spend large amounts of money to gain a tenth of a mile per gallon. Have you EVER seen Airtabs on a semi?


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joshuajim wrote:

Large trucking companies spend large amounts of money to gain a tenth of a mile per gallon. Have you EVER seen Airtabs on a semi?


Yes


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Russ on the Youtube channel RVerTV has a Sprinter with Airtabs on it. No idea what he thinks of them, just that I have noticed them on the van in some of the videos.

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Posted: 08/09/20 10:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have no idea about all your prayers,but I have AIRTABS on my Class C.

They really help on a cross wind situation,no more sudden buffeting. It has stopped the sideways push when being passed or passing a large truck.

They are a vortex generator that produce a counter rotating air trail several feet behind the vehicle, This airflow alteration improves vehicle stability. As far a mileage it did not seem to make any difference


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pianotuna

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Hi,

I also am happy with my air tabs. I had handling improvements similar to IAMICHABOD.

They improved the noise level inside my class C quite dramatically.

They do make a difference on mileage--but ONLY when you are traveling in the same direction as the wind.

Mine have been in place since 2012 and only one (on the fridge cap) has fallen off.


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msmith1.wa wrote:

joshuajim wrote:

Large trucking companies spend large amounts of money to gain a tenth of a mile per gallon. Have you EVER seen Airtabs on a semi?


Yes


Also yes. What do you think those giant vertical and horizontal flaps at the loading doors are on semi trailers for?
You can always tell an owner operator, they will have them deployed. A company driver will not take the time as it's not his dime.


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