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Old 02-21-2005, 04:45 PM   #1
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Has anyone installed Steer Safe. Reading postings on the Forum makes me think we should have it.
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Has anyone installed Steer Safe. Reading postings on the Forum makes me think we should have it.
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Old 02-21-2005, 04:55 PM   #3
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What is the problem you are trying to correct?
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Cedar41 - I seriously considered putting it on a Safari I used to own but never on the Alpine. I don't think you can find a better handling motorhome and therefore doubt that steer safe is needed. If you think you need something like steer safe, there is probably something else causing probems that you should investigate. Most common issue is the tires and/or the pressure you maintain.
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:27 AM   #5
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No there is not a problem, just been reading about blow out and worry about it when I am driving. I don't think my husband would have a problem, but I might. I thought it would help from reading the post.
Is there a reason we would not want it>?
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:16 PM   #6
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Cedar- I've got it on my GM P30 chassis motorhome, which chassis has a habit of following road irregularities rather than straight tracking. Its basically a big two-way shock absorber that reduces feedback in the steering. A blow-out could cause some big feedback. Good front tires are the best insurance against blow-outs, although not a guarantee against. If you are still skitterish after assuring your tires are tip-top, the Steer-Safe would be a useful bit of added comfort.
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EngineerMike, you are describing the SafetY-Plus. Steer Safe is the spring-fulcrum system attached to bothe lower control arms.

I had a Steer Safe on a P-30 Chassis and it sure made a difference because it tended to follow the ruts and road crown. The Steer Safe helped it a bunch. Lockily we never had the chance to check out it's blow-out handling.

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Ice- Right you are & I stand corrected. I had the SteerSafe on an earlier P30, and have the SafTPlus on this one. As you said the SS is a spring-self-centering gizmo; the STP is a shock-dampening giz to aid self centering.

IMO, the need for either on the Alpine is much less than on most P30 applications. But peace of mind is in the eyes of the beholder. And of course after-market junkies like me tend to add stuff for fun just to see if it works. Mike
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