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Old 05-22-2005, 02:54 PM   #1
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We installed "Steer Safe" Brackets before this trip and are really happy with the results. We ordered them from the factory, they were around $400 for our Coach. Easy to install and they have made a great improvement to the already wonderful driving ablilty of the Alpine. They make turn recovery easy, help with the wind drift and are said to be a safety issue for a blow out. Just wanted to share the results from our trip.

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We installed "Steer Safe" Brackets before this trip and are really happy with the results. We ordered them from the factory, they were around $400 for our Coach. Easy to install and they have made a great improvement to the already wonderful driving ablilty of the Alpine. They make turn recovery easy, help with the wind drift and are said to be a safety issue for a blow out. Just wanted to share the results from our trip.

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Old 05-22-2005, 06:50 PM   #3
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Cedar.......I assume from your "post" that you installed the "Steer-Safe" yourself?? I so how long did it take you?

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Old 05-23-2005, 05:00 AM   #4
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Yes, I used the front jacks. It took less than 2 hours to get the coach jacked etc. Really only a little more than an hour to put them on. Used an air ractchet. The Manufacture is in New Mexico and will put them on for less than $30 if you happen to that way. My wife is a lot more comfortable driving, passing, trucks and turns now that they are installed. It was amazing how they "held" in high winds. They do not change the turning radius at all.
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Old 05-23-2005, 07:46 AM   #5
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Not to take away from the subject of steer safe But am wondering if anyone would comment on results of the cylinder type of safety steer that Henderson Lineup installs and or sells. Camping World also has a similiar type of safety steer. Comments appreciated. 01 36' MDS Alpine.
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Old 06-03-2005, 09:53 PM   #6
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If you are having to hang junk on your axle to make your rig safe, steerable, or stable, the coach is not aligned properly. If the alignment is correct, none of this is necessary..Alpine Coach/WRV has a history of overloading the front axles, (at least with ours) causing a loss of camber, and a myriad of handling problems. With air bag front suspension, the front axle should not be loaded to more than 85% of its rated capacity. Unlike a spring suspension, which gets softer with weight, air bags increase their pressure to handle the loading, causing a dynamic overstressing of the front axle, and loss of critical alignment angles. Feel free to email me for a description of our experience with WRV. I have recently spoken with several dealers, WRV/Alpine Coach does not have a favorable reputation.
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Old 06-04-2005, 02:34 PM   #7
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alv7722,

Welcome to the board. Hope we can be of assistance to help you with your coach issues. Your complaint about handling problems is the first I have heard with an Alpine. I have driven the best coaches around, except the $M classes and can honestly say that Alpine compares very favorably with them. You obviously have an exception to the normal. Hope you have success in resolving the problems. Most everyone has had positive experiences dealing with WRV customer service in recent months and I am certain that you can too if you give it a chance. Mike Glazier truly wants his customer service organization to provide great support. Good luck.
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Old 06-04-2005, 05:42 PM   #8
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Wow, you guys get in upset over everything.
It is hard to post anything.
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I agree with "cedar 41". I did not read any problems with steering or handling on the foregoing messages. The issue is to make one feel safer and to improve driveability during unsual road or wind conditions. The Alpine I have handles and rides better than any we drove (comparable to other coaches of the same price range). The front axle is stamped for 12000 lbs, Alpine rates it at 10000 lbs. As for loading air bags at 85% this is the first I heard of this. Would be interested to know where this info came from. Driveabality can be affected by a lot of things such as inflation pressure, tire type, road condition, wind and on and on. Even some of the big rigs have steering after market devices to improve driveability. Please when some one asks for info about some thing let us not go off on critism but give constructive info.
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Doug, well put. I too have considered a Steer Safe to add another notch of safety to an already great handeling coach.
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