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Old 12-28-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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Is Roadmaster Reflex as good a other Stabilizers?

Roadmaser Reflex is only $129, a lot cheaper than Steer Safe ($410) and Safe T Plus ($647). Do people who have the Roadmaster think it works as well as the other stabilizers? I'm also adding a rear track bar.

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Old 12-31-2013, 01:11 PM   #2
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I have a steer safe on my motorhome. I can't speak to the others but I do like the steer safe and it did greatly improve the stability of my RV. Especially when driving in strong winds and when being passed by large trucks. I had a car once that had a shock absorber type stabilizer on it and all it really did was make the steering harder. Just my 2 cents.

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Old 01-01-2014, 07:37 AM   #3
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When I had an alignment the guy pointed out that he preferred the brand, with dual springs for more even pressures over my Roadmaster. The Roadmaster single spring centres but does not pull as evenly right or left as the two spring unit, as one way is pushing the other is pulling on the spring. He also said that the Roadmaster does help and that it would not be worth changing it out unless it wore out.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:06 AM   #4
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Safe T Plus instead

After I posted, I saw in their catalog that the parts guy had given me the price for only the bracket for my chassis. The stabilizer and bracket are in the $600 range, so now I'm thinking I'll go with the Safe T Plus instead. Still reading posts on this forum, and the only negative for the Steer Safe may have been caused by improper installation, so it's still an option. I don't know whether Blue-Ox TruCenter is worth the extra cost.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:22 AM   #5
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Simply, I think yes

I studied up on several brands and decided to go with Roadmaster based on reviews, design and price. Point being price was part of the equation but by no means the prime motivation. I think you are pricing it without the brackets because if memory serves it was in the 300-400 range (shipped).

I put it on my F-53 chassis, 2003, about 6 months ago. Installation was easy but instructions are very confusing the illustrations that accompany the instructions show it mounted opposite of what the instructions tell you. First impressions driving were, WOW.....wheel centered much better when turning, stability on level flat road was much better, cross wind was improved but by no means eliminated, overall scale of 1-10 I would rate it a solid 8. Plus I have the added peace of mind that I have it there to assist in the event of a front tire failure. It appears to be very well constructed and simple in design. Would I recommend it to a fellow RV'er, yes absolutely.

Hope it helps, I like you see the prices of some of those other devices and say at more than double to three times the price are they that much better, my conclusion is no. Sort of reminds me of a problem I had recently, mice in a storage room, I put out 2 old fashioned traps with peanut butter, the exterminator brought by a new electronic device which he says is the latest greatest, all stainless steel and plexiglass, I'm sure it was a couple of hundred dollar trap. Result go back two days later......mouse in each of my traps, his empty!
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:27 PM   #6
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The Reflex was one of the additions I made to my coach within 2000 miles of new. I had used the Safe-T-Plus on a 2002 coach and it did not help my problem. My handling mods on this Winnebago were made all at the same time, I can not make step by step comments about the differences on each install. I do know that I now have a very good ride and handling motorhome. It is not stressfull driving it at all now. Its my opinion that the 2011 and up F53 chassis require: proper alignment, tire pressures, CHF, rear track bar, and some form of steering stabilizer. Correct load distribution as well.
Roadmaster Reflex works for me, but there are other choices. Stock chassises can be made to be easier to drive. Since I bought this MH as my last RV, spending the money to make it better driving, was a must do for me.

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