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Old 06-13-2015, 04:26 PM   #29
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Installed the Safe T Steer today. The "U" shackle bolt nuts that need to be removed to add the base plate stationary mount was a real bear. The nuts were 1 1/8 fine thread about an inch tall and fine thread. They are also crimped on the end to act as a lock nut, that's where the fun began. I don't have a large impact wrench, nor would there have been room to use it, not much distance between the nut and the driveway. It took me two hours to remove the 2 nuts add the plate and refasten, 90 degrees I was pretty whipped, could only turn the nuts 1/3 at a time.

Anyway, it went okay did not see any appreciable difference in driving, prior to and after. I need(ed) to hold the wheel very slightly to left of center to maintain a steady line. It was and still is easy one hand driving but a little stiffer now. Taking the coach back to storage there was a pretty stiff side wind on the drivers side so that probably had some effect. As I stated earlier my goal was help in the event of tire failure, wife wants to drive so I will feel more comfortable with this device. I'll tinker with adjustment after I get a few miles on it, adjustment is simple and fast.

As an afterthought I discovered this chassis has a massive device that I believe to be a Panhard Bar or Trac-Bar. It locates off the same spring pad as the Safe-T-Steer anchor bracket. It is about 1 3/4 inches in diameter, has a slight curve to clear the engine and locates on a big forged or cast bracket to the right frame rail. I have not seen these discussed before and am curious if it might only be on the 24/26K chassis. I'll get some pics of the whole deal next week end.

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I found this right after I posted the above. 2014 don't know when or what models prior. http://www.fleet.ford.com/resources/...2014_LoRes.pdf
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:58 AM   #30
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Put another 450 miles on the coach with the Safe T Steer with no further adjustments from the above post. As mentioned before it takes a light touch to the left to keep it straight. I'm pretty sure this is mostly due to road crown, I'm a right lane driver (60/62 mph) so I'll do a slight adj. to get rid of the right pull tendency. So far as being shoved around by trucks, steady as a rock. We did have some very tough cross winds coming back home South on I75 ,but no white knuckles, this thing is 39 feet by 12.5 so it will always be somewhat vulnerable to that. Big gassers don't weigh anything near DP's so that situation will always be a little more touchy to side wind gusts.

Overall, 4 smiles and a grin
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I had a slight pull but figured out I was doing final adjustment wrong. Ideally you need two people and don't turn off engine when doing it. I have zero pull now.
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:26 PM   #32
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I had a slight pull but figured out I was doing final adjustment wrong. Ideally you need two people and don't turn off engine when doing it. I have zero pull now.
Right, engine running, someone holding wheel steady at normal driving position.
My norm is top of wheel at / about 11:30.

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for those that question their STP adjustment... check out this thread that will eliminate all the doubt.

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Installed one (and front/rear anti-sway bars) and love it, I'm not worn out after a day of driving like I used to get. I don't have to fight the semis and cross winds don't push me all over like they use to. I did have to have it readjusted because it pulled to the right a little, but once properly centered, joy...
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Finally got around to tweaking the Safe T Steer. It was requiring a slight pressure to the left, had the wife hold the wheel in what I thought was normal driving position. Loosened the tie rod clamp (drew a pencil line on each side of the u-bolts on the tie rod) the STS retracted about 3/32 nds. Drove it about 10 interstate miles seems pretty good.
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In some of my posts above I referred to my Safety T Plus as Safety Steer, two completely different products. Sorry if I caused any confusion, got in wrong my head and it stuck there .
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I ordered mine today

After reading this and other related threads about the "Safe T Plus" I decided to get onboard.
I ordered from PPL RV. The stabilizer (Silver 31-140) was on sale for $330 and the bracket kit (P-30KB13) was $60.89. Shipping was just over $10 for both.
I have a 2002 Fleetwood Storm 30H on a P-32 Workhorse chassis.
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I purchased a BlueOx TruCenter because you can adjust it on the fly for road crown or windy conditions. Mine already drives great really only got it in case of a front tire blow out. If I get anything else out of it it will just be a bonus.
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I purchased a BlueOx TruCenter because you can adjust it on the fly for road crown or windy conditions. Mine already drives great really only got it in case of a front tire blow out. If I get anything else out of it it will just be a bonus.
You can do the same with the Safe-T-Plus also. You need to get the Henderson Trim Adjust and instal it with the STP. Works absolutly great for cross winds and crowned roads. I have this setup and indeed you can adjust it while moving.
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Just completed a 1300 mile run to Indiana. The Safe T Plus worked great, one hand on wheel no see-sawing, big trucks passing not a problem.
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3rd time was "charm" for my adjustment. First try - pulled to the right. 2nd "slight" pull to the left. 3rd time today - straight down the road.
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Brockx when you say Safe-t-steer you are really meaning Safe-t-plus right? I am trying to be certain here as there is another device called a Steer Safe which is different.
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