Airtabs and Advanced-RV

May 15 2017

Advanced-RV, a builder of custom Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Class B motor homes in Cleveland, OH, recently tested Airtabs on their Super Stealth model, which is built on the Super High Top Sprinter chassis. Compared to the standard Sprinter, the higher, smoother profile of the Super Stealth causes different aerodynamic flow lines, which change the vehicle’s response to wind disturbance, such as crosswinds, and other airflow interruptions, such as truck traffic. The installation of Airtabs on the Super Stealth noticeably improved the ride, stability and handling of the Super Stealth.

Advanced-RV (ARV) is on a continuous quest for improvement in all aspects of their motor homes, including handling. When a client reported improved handling of his new Super Stealth with Airtabs, the ARV team set out to systematically evaluate it.  With the help of engineers from Neundorfer, Inc., which conducts gas flow modeling and optimization, through both physical and computer modeling, the engineers at Advanced RV evaluated the design of Airtabs and determined they would break up the uniform rear eddy currents and possibly improve handling.  Subsequently, they installed Airtabs on a demo Super Stealth model, named Runaway, with the support of Airtab and according to their installation recommendations.

The owner of ARV, Mike Neundorfer, who had driven Runaway for about 6,000 miles before the Airtab installation, drove it another 7,000 miles after installation of the Airtabs, experiencing headwinds, tailwinds and high speed truck traffic. The conclusion, although anecdotal, is that AirTabs made a significant improvement in the stability of the Super Stealth.

At Advanced-RV, where every motor home is unique, clients are invited to be part of the design team.  Each motor home is built on a foundation of integrated technology, including all electric Lithium batteries and auto-charging system; large tanks; diesel heat and on-demand hot water systems; and, a single, integrated color touch screen information and control system.  When Mercedes Benz introduced their Super High Top chassis, Advanced RV designed the high ceiling, Super Stealth model, with ducted air conditioning.  Airtabs is part of its continuous improvement.  Advanced-RV is a Mercedes Benz Master Upfitter and builds custom motor homes on 2500 and 3500 models of rear wheel and 4×4 Sprinter chassis. They build on 144” and 170” wheelbase models and all body configurations

2017 Starcraft Launch Travel Trailer

Received March 23, 2017
Hello:

I installed Airtabs on my 2017 Starcraft Launch travel trailer last year.  Please note the attached pictures.  I tow the trailer with a 2015 Ford F150 with the 3.5 Eccoboost engine.  I have been testing the tabs for several months.  By far, the most significant improvement in performance I have seen is the lack of any kind of sway when being passed by, or passing by any large truck, trailer or motor home.  The difference is amazing!  I have also noted a small improvement in gas mileage; from around 9.5 to 10.2-10.5, depending on wind and speed.      It’s a great product.  Inexpensive, easy to apply and with astounding results.

Ernie G.
Florida

MATS 2017

Airtab is going to be at the 2017 Mid America Truck Show at the Louisville Kentucky Fairgrounds from March 23-25.
The show special is 80 black or white Airtabs for $190 cash or $200 credit card while supplies last.
We’ll be in the West Wing Booth #68232–same as last year. Drop by to see us and say hello!

Received October 11, 2016

Jack:  Two trips ago I received my air tabs for my 2016 Winnebago Winnie Drop 1780. Prior to installing these we took two longer trips with the trailer and we averaged 8.1 Mpg over the course of two trips. Since installing the airtabs over the course of two additional trips we have averaged 9.8 MPG. We really haven’t noticed any difference in the swaying of the trailer but since it’s relatively small it didn’t sway much to begin with. But the Huge gain was in the fuel economy.

Respectfully,

Robert, Oklahoma
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2016 F350 Crew Cab

Received August 18 2016

Jack,

After painting them to match the cap, I added 12 air tabs across the rear top of the truck cap on my 2016 F350  crew cab 4×4 with the 6.2 liter engine, 4.3 rear end. My driving is about 75% interstate and I drive conservatively. My mileage improved from about 14.7 to about 15.2, using the vehicle’s computer. But when towing our 32′ Jayco, my mileage went from 6.8 to 7.4. I am very satisfied with this improvement. I do plan on adding the air tabs to the rear of the Jayco next year. Thanks

Joe
Reliability Engineer
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