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Old 01-03-2017, 11:37 PM   #15
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Could you explain how to simulate a tire blowout?
Hey Arch, If you go on the Michelin website, there's an instructional video there about front tire blow-outs.
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Got one WITH SafeTplus? The point is there is a lot of speculation that a dampener system would have prevented this accident. Is there any documented data?

I've found the problem is you can't find any videos of tire blowouts occurring with Safe-T-Plus installed because you'd hardly notice the coach had a blowout. Doesn't make for post worthy videos I guess.
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I've found the problem is you can't find any videos of tire blowouts occurring with Safe-T-Plus installed because you'd hardly notice the coach had a blowout. Doesn't make for post worthy videos I guess.
Jon, The more that Safe-T-Plus makes this a non-event the more people what to know about it.

Go and hook-up that Go-Pro and crank one out from your perspective, it should impress and generate a lot of interest. (Now no need to actually do a blowout) I believe that Michelin sacrificed a tire using a charge on the sidewall.
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I installed Steer Safe, which noticeably improved the steering on my 2007 Tiffin Open Road 35 TSA. Plus it has a lifetime warranty.
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I installed Steer Safe, which noticeably improved the steering on my 2007 Tiffin Open Road 35 TSA. Plus it has a lifetime warranty.
Although SS & S-T-P essentially address a similar issue, STP is sealed unit, its out of the wind & splash zone and provides dampening throughout the steering cut and centering assistance when the wheel is released.
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I'm suprised that no one has mentioned Tyron bands. These are a bit pricey but they secure the tire to the rim after a blowout and keeps the wheels tracking straight. They have the videos that were referenced in some of the replies on their site.

Site is http://www.tyron-usa.com/

When we bought our ACE 30.1 we had the dealer install thems (at a hefty profit for them I'm sure). After we had the motorhome for a month or two I added a Safe-T-Plus stabilizer, mainly to assist with stability in winds and truck passing. Not sure it has made a lot of difference, but we hadn't driven it much before adding the Safe-T-Plus. We also added a TPMS.

I did my own Safe-T-Plus install. The install wasn't hard once I got a cheater bar to break the U bolt nuts to mount the mounting plate. Centering was a bit more of a challenge as its tight getting under the coach and not a lot of fun doing it with the engine running. I finally figured out a safe approach, going in behind the driver's front wheel and squeezing under the generator exhaust. Took about 4 tries to get it.
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I did my own Safe-T-Plus install. The install wasn't hard once I got a cheater bar to break the U bolt nuts to mount the mounting plate. Centering was a bit more of a challenge as its tight getting under the coach and not a lot of fun doing it with the engine running. I finally figured out a safe approach, going in behind the driver's front wheel and squeezing under the generator exhaust. Took about 4 tries to get it.
DenverTP, Have ever run into our member from Denver; Max49?

Your install experience was similar to mine. Perfectly centering the STP takes a few tries. At this point of the game, for me anyway, I lowered the jacks and floated the wheels and the steering centers itself. My steering wheel is nicely zeroed out so if I hold the wheel straight ahead and have someone else loosen the tie rod clamp to the point where it's just loose, the STP clamp might move one-way or another just about an eighth of an inch or so and then I tighten the nuts on the tie rod. This worked for me and the vehicle no longer pulls when the wheel is held straight ahead. There again a test drive will confirm if the adjustment is right.
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