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Old 04-23-2015, 01:46 PM   #1
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Steering Stabilizer ??

For those that have added an aftermarket steering stabilizer to your coach. Does it make it harder or require more effort to make turns? I am disabled and drive with hand controls and reduce effort steering. I do not want to add if it makes it harder to steer, thus cancelling out modification. My reason for adding steering stabilizer is truck blow by, wind, rut drifting and big one safety on tire blowout. I drove a 400 mile trip Austin to Ft. Worth on I35. Scary in any vehicle, but experienced all symptoms, except thankfully blowout. I have Class A, F53,22K Chassis. thanks for thoughts..
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For those that have added an aftermarket steering stabilizer to your coach. Does it make it harder or require more effort to make turns? I am disabled and drive with hand controls and reduce effort steering. I do not want to add if it makes it harder to steer, thus cancelling out modification. My reason for adding steering stabilizer is truck blow by, wind, rut drifting and big one safety on tire blowout. I drove a 400 mile trip Austin to Ft. Worth on I35. Scary in any vehicle, but experienced all symptoms, except thankfully blowout. I have Class A, F53,22K Chassis. thanks for thoughts..
No difference I can tell. Actually there is a spring on it but the leverage is minimal to none on the steering wheel. The important this is the shock absorbition in a tire failure. Without it you could actually be injured if holding the wheel wrong.
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Even if it requires more effort to turn, the power streering pump will overcome the extra effort.

For instance, the F53 has 2 steering pump; one for the lighter chassis, probably associated with the 19.5 wheels, and one for the heavier (longer) ones that uses the 22.5 wheels.

Safe-T-Plus offers 2 different shocks accordingly.
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I have the Blue Ox TruCenter system. I have not found it more difficult. Like the other systems, it does offer stability in the event of a blow out. One of the advantages I have found is that it allows you to adjust "on the fly" against a constant sidewind or road crown. It does require that you be able to push a button and release, however.
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I have the Safe-T-Plus system on a 2007 Ford F53 Chassis. I had the same problems, and symptoms that you described. Had it installed in April of 2013. I figure it helped about '60%', for me, well worth the expense.
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I've had 2 MH's with steer safe and feel no difference in the steering wheel, but big improvement in handling.
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Installed Safe T Plus

I just had the front end aligned and Safe T Plus installed, it seems to be handling better, less side movement when being passed by semi, BUT I am experiencing a pulling to the left that I did not have before the work was done. I have to constantly have pressure on the wheel to the right or I wander over to the left lane. It is not right. Now, is it caused by the alignment or the install of the Safe T Plus?? They were done by different shops.
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I just had the front end aligned and Safe T Plus installed, it seems to be handling better, less side movement when being passed by semi, BUT I am experiencing a pulling to the left that I did not have before the work was done. I have to constantly have pressure on the wheel to the right or I wander over to the left lane. It is not right. Now, is it caused by the alignment or the install of the Safe T Plus?? They were done by different shops.
I am not sure which one it is but there is a procedure to get it to go straight. Wherever it applies to you I am not sure but basically what they did was move the one end a little to compensate for the pull. There is a video on it and if I can find it I will post it.
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Here is the link for adjustment
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I have the Blue Ox TruCenter system. I have not found it more difficult. Like the other systems, it does offer stability in the event of a blow out. One of the advantages I have found is that it allows you to adjust "on the fly" against a constant sidewind or road crown. It does require that you be able to push a button and release, however.
Adjust on the fly would be nice. I guess you can come across a variety of road conditions. I dont think pushing a button would be a problem if it is mounted within reach. it sounds like from posts that these devices does not effect effort to turn coach, which is good for me.
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The first thing I'd do for the slight pull (lead) is to swap the front tires and see what happens.

As far as the safety steer causing it I doubt. I had my wheels up in the air with the tires off and I tried to turn the wheel left and right so I could get to the grease fittings and the darn thing kept coming back into the center every time.

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