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Old 02-05-2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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Safe-T-Plus and tie rod ends

I have an '05 (built in late '04) 40fdts Alpine. Yes, I corrected the steering box problem and bolts in the rear. I want to have the Safe-T Plus installed before spring travels. The website has two different part numbers. one is for a 1 3/4 inch tie rod and the other is for a 2 inch tie rod. Could my coach have either one or was the smaller tie rod used on shorter coaches? Right now it is in storage 50 miles away so I hope someone can save me a trip to measure it. Enjoy the Super Bowl!!
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:07 PM   #2
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Wrinklemeist,

I think it is the 2 inch tie rod. I had Redlands Truck Service install one on mine 3 years ago and I think it works great.

If you called Redlands, I think they will be able to tell you which tie rod you have because they have installed a number of them.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:10 PM   #3
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Wrinklemeist,

I think it is the 2 inch tie rod. I had Redlands Truck Service install one on mine 3 years ago and I think it works great.

If you called Redlands, I think they will be able to tell you which tie rod you have because they have installed a number of them.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:42 PM   #4
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Problem solved. I called Safe-t-plus and was told to order the complete kit for the 1 3/4 inch tie rod AND a set of u-bolts for the 2 inch tie rod in case that is what it turns out to be. The extra u-bolts are only about 5 bucks.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:45 PM   #5
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I'm thinking of adding a Safe-T-Plus to my 2009 Alpine. I had one on my 1998 Safari and it was essentual to operation of that coach. The Alpine drives so much better I wonder if the addition is warranted for driveability. Safety from a blowout is a given. If anyone who already added a Safe-T-Plus would share their experiance I would appreciate it
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Taxguy,

If you do a search on this forum on Safe-T-Plus you will find lots of feedback from users on it.

But to make it faster, I had one installed 3 years ago before I did the steering bracket modification, for the tire blowout issue, and found it helped a lot on our '06. First thing I noticed is it reduced driver fatigue by reducing (not eliminating) wander, and took less pressure than before to hold the coach in severe side winds, or when a truck passed me during a crosswind and I had to compensate.

So the short answer for me is it helped the driver fatigue on my 300-450 mile days, which I get a number of, to make it worth the Safe-T-Plus for that issue alone. And although Alpines handle front tire blow outs well, it's an added safety factor.
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