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Old 03-29-2011, 11:20 AM   #1
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Safe steer vs Tru center

Looking at getting one of these for our Endeavor. We are new to the rv life style. I think it would make coach easier for wife to drive. Your thoughts and opinions welcome.

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Old 03-29-2011, 11:25 AM   #2
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I've used SteerSafe on my last 2 rigs. It's simple and fool proof.. Makes life a lot easier and driving less stressful. I wouldn't leave home without it

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Old 03-29-2011, 12:33 PM   #3
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I have a TruCenter. It's adjustable on the fly and lessens driver fatigue. I'm very happy with it.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:28 PM   #4
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I use Safe T Plus on my rig and it made a big difference but if I were to do it again I would probably go with the Tru Center because of the ability to trim it on the fly. A trim kit is available for the STP but it's >$500. Blue Ox had some problems with the solenoids on the Tru Center but I think they've been worked out now.

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Old 03-29-2011, 01:33 PM   #5
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Hi nwokhunter,
Consider putting the ability to re-center the device as you travel down the road as the top choice. I have a unit that I can re-center as I travel down the road. This feature is invaluable. Going cross country is much more enjoyable when one can recenter the steering aid.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:33 PM   #6
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I went with a Steer Safe. Glad I did. It made a difference and now I'm not scared to death of a front blow out.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:32 PM   #7
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Steer Safe is a well reguarded brand,, Gets lot of good reviews.

the Blue Ox Tru-Center is kind of a question.. Now, as it happens I have one, and the one I have TODAY is appears to be way better built than the one it replaced under warranty.

The major concern to me was the ability to make an adjustment if it's needed.

MOST of them you drive, note how much adjustment you need, crawl under with wrench and hammer, adjust, Test drive again, find out you adjusted the wrong way, go back under and adjust it the other way, and keep on till you get it right.

The Blue Ox product you push a button.

NOTE: The manual says to be parked when you push it nd then turn the wheel a bit to adjust then release (you have only 30 seconds to adjust)

I do mine "On teh fly" but you know those tv shows and movies where a Novice pilot takes a plane off auto-pilot and dang near looses it.

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Old 03-30-2011, 01:44 PM   #8
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The Blue OX True Center Brochure says you can push the button while driving if the wind direction changes or the curve of the road changes,

I quote from the Blue Ox Brochure:
Convenient push-button activation. Few driving experiences are as unnerving as trying to stay in your lane when there’s a buffeting crosswind or uneven pavement. TruCenter works like a horizontally-mounted shock absorber. Just push and hold the button, adjust the wheel and let go of the button. The system applies the force needed to keep your motorhome on course. Driving becomes fun once again.
• Easy to adjust. When you need to create a new center position, such as if the winds change, simply push and hold the button, get situated in the lane, and let go of the button. The system works with your steering to get you back on track


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Old 03-30-2011, 05:50 PM   #9
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I have the Blue Ox TruCenter. Had problems with the first one (solenoid bracket broke) but the new one is working fine. I have a separate post with pics of the problem.

I do adjust mine as I drive down the road to compensate for wind and crown in the road.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:12 PM   #10
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Santa Claus brought us a Tru-Center at Xmas. We now have a bit over 3000 miles with it and continue to be impressed. Being able to adjust to re-center while under way is awesome. It has worked exactly as advertised. It really helped with driver fatigue. One thing we did notice that has not been mentioned is when you go around a corner the wheel returns to center, instead of you having to drive it back to center. Drives exactly like the car. Plus the benefit of helping to maintain control during a tire blow out makes it well worth the investment in our opinion.

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