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Old 07-13-2015, 04:07 AM   #1
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Safe-T-Plus or TruCenter

My wife saw a video of a class A rolling down the center median after losing control due to a front tire blow out and is insisting on a steering safety device. My research has led me to the two in the subject line. I'm ready to pull the trigger, but I'm questioning whether or not the TruCenter's ability to be adjusted on the fly is worth the extra money? I think I'd rather have one that is more of an install it and forget it type device as opposed to another thing to mess with in the cab, but I'm not sure if the in cab adjustment ability is really so desirable as to negate the desire for simple safety. Any help on this point would be very appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 07-13-2015, 04:35 AM   #2
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Personally, I would invest in good tires and watch the inflation rigorously. In the long run that will be the best defence against blowouts.

Thanks for your service.

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Old 07-13-2015, 04:50 AM   #3
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I agree whole heartedly. I keep very good track of our tires and the inflation levels. Probably not as well as some, but certainly better than some others. Unfortunately, I am not the boss.... I've seen what that job can do to a person and to be honest, I don't want it. The boss is a 5' 1" 110 pound soaking wet, retired E-8 with 23 years of honorable service who says we can't go anywhere until I install one of these steering safety devices. I don't know if it's worth the time, trouble, not to mention the money, but what I do know for certain from going on 25 years of experience is... Happy Wife = Happy Life

You are very welcome. If I had it to do all over again, I would.
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Old 07-13-2015, 05:10 AM   #4
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GO for a Safe-T-Plus, it might save you and others life if you do get a front axle blowout, properly inflated tire or not; when that 100 pound tire blows, it might brake you an arm or a wrist and you'll loose control of your rig.

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Old 07-13-2015, 05:17 AM   #5
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I don't care how good you take care of your tires it just takes a small hunk of metal or something in the road and you happen to hit it and disaster could strike. I check my tires every morning and every stop also have a tire minder. I have a true center that I didn't install yet I'm waiting for the bracket to come. I got it because it is adjustable for road crown or windy conditions. We traveled 600 miles all was good got up in the morning to go sight seeing and while my wife was getting ready I was outside having my coffee and doing a walk around the rv and noticed my passanger side rear looked low. Got my tire gauge and was good checked the inner and was 0. I was able to pump it up with my on board air and drove to a tire shop under a mile away. Broken valve stem. $42.00 and under one hour all was good.

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Old 07-13-2015, 05:33 AM   #6
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thank you for your service, It is my/our pleasure to help in any way I/we can,so you can make a good decision. I just installed a safety plus on our coach ,road tested and adjusted it as necessary,now it's done,just forget about it. Much better feel to drive on highway,and in my opinion, a good safety measure.The way I look at it is,even with new tires,inflated properly,does not help when you hit a piece of ????? on the highway at 60mph, my reflexes are not as quick as they were 30 years ago,thus I can use all the help I can get.
Motorhome magazine,august 2015,has very good articles about blowouts,good reading,before making a decision,good luck and travel safe.

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I have the Safe-T-Plus on my MH. And had a front right Michelin zipper blow out.
I stayed in my lane with no loss of control or problem.
But I did also do what the Michelin video on a blow out says to do.
So which one helped the most I will never know.
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I'm also a supporter of Safe-T-Plus. Had one on our previous MH and will be putting one on our current one shortly.

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