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Old 04-03-2011, 07:54 PM   #1
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Super Steer Products for an Alpine Coach

Has any one of you Alpine owner had any experience with any of the Super Steer products, specifically the Motion Control Modules, the Saftey Plus system and their Koni Shocks? Also how often should the air bags be replaced?

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Old 04-03-2011, 09:28 PM   #2
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I have the motion control units and they are a great help with those humps going into supermarket parking lots. I also noticed less body lean going around corners.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:49 PM   #3
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I have the motion control units and they are a great help with those humps going into supermarket parking lots. I also noticed less body lean going around corners.

+1 on the motion control units. Helps a lot on low speed bumps to avoid back and forth rocking.
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I have driven Alpine Coaches for 12 years and one of the reasons we buy them is for the handling. I also have 40 footer, which is heavier and I did install the Koni shocks. They did improve the handling. I don't know the cost of the Motion system, but if it were me, I would try the Koni shocks first.
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I have the Koni FSD shocks and motion control units on the rear bags only. I don't think they are necessary on the front as there are separate height control valves for each front wheel. I have only had one air bag changed due to the rubber splitting but they are not that expensive so you may want to change them if they start cracking. I have never seen any time or distance recommendations for changing them.
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John (or was it Mary?)- how many miles and how many years on the rig when your air bag ruptured? Did it happen while parked or under way?

I have talked to a couple of folks who have changed their own. Sounds like fun.
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I had it changed about a year ago, so the bag was 12 years old. 60,000 miles. The split was on the top of the bag and couldn't be seen when it was compressed. I started looking because I was losing air when parked and found the split when I raised the front with the jacks and the bag was stretched. Now I check them all regularly. I think the bag was around $200 and 1 hour labor charge.
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John,

We installed the Safe-T-Plus, the motion control units and the Koni shocks and have had them on for over two years and 25,000 miles. They all helped as others have said. If I were looking at which gave us the most bang for the buck, I would say I would go first with the Safe-T-Plus, because of it's reduction in driver fatigue in long days of driving, along with the extra safety margin of a blown tire, then the Koni shocks, and last the motion control units. I have not found as much improvement from the motion control units as others have reported, but there is some. I installed them on all four corners.
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OldForester, is the Safe-T-Plus product you installed the 42-230 "Safe T Plus Steering Control Class A motorhome IFS hiem joints"? Did you install it yourself of does it need to be professionally installed?
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I'm not exactly sure if that's the part number we installed on the Safe T Plus. It was very heavy duty, for Class A motorhomes, and it was installed by Redlands Truck Service in Redlands, California, for us two years ago (2009), in February. You can call them to see if Safe T Plus has changed part numbers over the years. Their number is (909) 792-0314. They had to play with it and drive the motorhome several short test drives to make sure the mounts on the Safe T Plus did not interfere with the tie rod in turns. Now that I had them install it, I would install it myself only if I was confident I could mount it exactly where it should be, and change it if it wasn't installed correctly.
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