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Old 06-08-2015, 01:44 PM   #1
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Opinions and Price of Safe-T-Plus

I am very safety conscious with driving my motor home. It is a big beast that can do some serious damage. I have heard that the Safe-T-Plus can help dramatically with a front tire blowout, as well as helping keep the MH on the highway during high winds and passes by big 18-wheelers. I searched the forum and saw some opinions on the usefulness of this device. Would appreciate some comments about the worth of this device, and what I can expect to pay for having this installed at Camping World. My MH is a 2010 Thor Hurricane with the Ford F-53 chassis (V-10 gas engine. Thanks for your time and opinion.

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Old 06-08-2015, 02:03 PM   #2
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I had a Safe-T-Plus installed on my motorhome a year ago and along with a rear trac bar, heavier sway bars and Koni FSD shocks it make a very nice difference in the way it handled. Before installing the Safe-T-Plus the steering wheel would not self-center as it should after turning a corner. Now it does, this alone makes the driving experience more pleasant. The steering is more firm and feels more controlled. Some say a Safe-T-Plus makes it more difficult to turn the wheel. To them I say you best have your power steering inspected. I found it no more difficult to turn the steering wheel.

A Safe-T-Plus is not inexpensive but it's much more than just a "shock absorber for your steering" as some claim. I don't remember what I paid for mine and don't have the paperwork handy to look it up.

The important part about the installation is the test drive and adjustment after installing it to be sure it's not causing the coach to pull to one side or the other. It's a simple adjustment, but it's best if the tech rides along, the crawls underneath, adjusts, then continues to test drive to verify proper adjustment.

You can find out more about all types of handling improvements for your motorhome at hendersonslineup.com. They have lots of information and several videos and are experts when it comes to handling issues with motorhomes.

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Old 06-08-2015, 02:07 PM   #3
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I had one on my Itasca with W22 chassis. I really liked the stability with potholes, pavement ruts, cross winds etc. It does take a bit more force to turn working against the internal springs, but it is not bad at all. CW is advertising $77.71 installation for members. Just keep in mind you have to buy an installation kit for your chassis as well as the stabilizer.

I kept the one off my Itasca when I traded it in and I could tell a definite difference in the "loosness" of the front end driving it to the dealer. I may or may not install it on my Freightliner chassis depending on how it feels on our upcoming first trip. As Ken said, getting it centered is extremely important and takes a few test drives to get it right.
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On my 4th motor home and put Steer safe on all of them. Definitely improves handling. Installed the last one myself. Pretty easy....
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Our previous mh, a 2005 Winnabago Voyage 33', had the front and rear trac bars and the "blue colored" Safe-T-Plus which had been installed by the original owner. Don't think about doing it, just do it and you won't have any regrets. I would not even consider having "any" CW facility install anything. Find some one else.
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A great + for the Safe T Plus is when you get a front tire blow out, that piece of equipment may save you a wrist or some fingers by avoiding the steering wheel going out of control by a hard turn or spin, the shock absorber will take the beat instead of your hand or fingers.

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