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Old 04-05-2016, 05:47 PM   #1
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Safe T Plus

First trip after installing a Safe T Plus steering stabilizer on my 96 Vectra dp. I am quite impressed...We left Fargo in high wind warnings and drove in such conditions across Montana almost the whole way to Vegas. One handed steering the whole way. This ol girl now drives like a car!
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:14 PM   #2
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I installed one 3 weeks ago and only drove 300 miles since. I'm happy with it but my coach already handled fine. I installed mine more for the safety factor in case of a blowout. Good investment as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:08 AM   #3
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Installed mine last weekend along with the CHF the coach definently feels different(better). Taking it out this weekend for a short trip. End of May will be the test, as it will be tested on the open road for a longer period. So far I'm inpressed!
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:30 PM   #4
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How much do these usually install for? Do these come standard on new (2016) coaches?
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Installed Cost of Safe T Plus

Just had my Safe T Plus installed at a dealer last month and have not had the first long trip yet. Installed cost is right at $1000. If you are mechanically handy and don't mind getting under the coach, I discussed with others who have bought on Ebay or elsewhere and the unit itself is around $500 and kit for the coach install another $60 plus. Dealer install time is 1-2 hours including the adjustment to make it track as you want it to. They are not standard equipment on any coach as far as I know.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:18 PM   #6
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PPL motor homes has them on sale now. You will need the Safe T Plus and the mounting kit. If you have any mechanical skills you shouldn't have any problems installing one yourself.

Search - PPL Motor Homes

Here is a video on how to install one.

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Old 04-06-2016, 09:29 PM   #7
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Installed a safe T Plus on my Mountain Aire last year. Easy install, getting it centered takes some effort, had it centered when I had the front end alignment checked. A definite improvement.
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Few things on install. Make sure you have a good breaker bar to break loose the chassis bolts (2). They were on real tight. Give yourself enough time to make adjustment. I took 3 trips to get mine adj right. Took me about an hour and 15 mins total. Install was another hour. My A C E is very low to ground and I'm not small so a little clostraphobic. On a 1-5 scale 1 being the easiest I think it's a 2.25 just because the bolts were so tight. CHF at same time was included in my time doing the ST+
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I agree that this is a relatively easy install. I installed it myself primarily because of scheduling reasons. It really improved the handling of the motorhome. My wife now feels comfortable driving it by herself. She didn't have this confidence before the install.
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Hey you guys with the Safe-T-Plus. If you want to be really impressed with it and even improve it's performance check this out. Hydraulic Steering Control - SuperSteer Trim Unit for Safe-T-Plus

It really helps, especially if you are on a crowned road or driving in a cross wind.
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Tip for the DIY guy

I read all the time about folks installing the Safe T Plus then having to go out three or more times to get it centered. There are a couple of things which may help you.
Most guys set the steering wheel with the spokes level from side to side. In theory this should be correct. However how many of you may have noticed when traveling down a straight road the wheel is actually off a few degrees one way or the other. This really should be corrected by an alignment shop before installing the Safe T Plus. If not, when you install the unit set your steering wheel where it normally is when traveling down a straight flat road. This is the condition where the Safe T Plus should be at rest and not putting any pressure on the steering linkage causing the pull after installation. Lastly tighten all installation hardware then recheck the steering wheel to be sure you didn't move anything causing the steering linkage to be off center.
I installed mine last summer right in my front lawn. It took a maximum of 1/2 hour and when I roadtested it it tracked perfectly straight with no further adjustments needed. My steering wheel is very close to center but is off just a couple degrees. Had I set the wheel straight before tightening anything I would have had that dreaded pull.
$1000 dollars for the parts and installation is highway robbery IMO.
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I am getting the Safe T Plus installed next week as well as the SuperSteer Bell Crank Idler Assembly.
I found in the research that I did that the Safe T Plus is mainly for the wheels road wandering and rut tracking in different conditions and that the SuperSteer is for the side play and steering play due to slack in the steering column.
Both parts installed will cost $1414.00
After 3 trips totaling 1200 miles the loose steering and wandering was my only complaint as of now.
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