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Old 08-12-2014, 07:05 PM   #71
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Just installed true center steering stabilizer from blue ox on my 40 ft class A toy hauler. All I can say is it's unbelievable worth every penny. It adjusts on the fly with the push of a button. I used to have white knuckles whenever a truck would pass me or even keeping my Rig Stright going down the highway. I just completed 1000 miles with the new stabilizer and I can now drive my rig with two fingers. Easily installable by yourself if you have an impact wrench, and a little bit of know-how. Any questions feel free to hit me up.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:11 AM   #72
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Just installed true center steering stabilizer from blue ox on my 40 ft class A toy hauler. All I can say is it's unbelievable worth every penny. It adjusts on the fly with the push of a button. I used to have white knuckles whenever a truck would pass me or even keeping my Rig Stright going down the highway. I just completed 1000 miles with the new stabilizer and I can now drive my rig with two fingers. Easily installable by yourself if you have an impact wrench, and a little bit of know-how. Any questions feel free to hit me up.


I did the install with a friend and a long pipe on a breaker bar. A great investment as "safety equipment". The TruCenter certainly reduces fatigue and helps in controlling the rig in adverse road conditions. Don't you just love the neutralized crosswind pull! Welcome to the club of happy users.

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Old 10-10-2014, 12:19 AM   #73
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Just took delivery on Tru Center, bought used for 435, 2years old, has on/off switch, was going to put a momentary contact switch on it, I've was told the on/off switch causes solenoid to burn out. Installing next week for trip at end of month, Colorado to Florida usually plenty of wind to test it on. Also new shocks & comfort control valves on air bags. Sounds like install is fairly simple. Looking forward to the improvements.
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:45 AM   #74
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Blue ox recommends to not activate the solenoid more then 5-10 seconds at a time. If you didn't get the manual with it you can download from this link Blue Ox - TruCenter there's also a video on the installation. I've read where some members have installed a button on the floor to activate the TruCenter with their foot.

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I too purchased the Blue Ox True center in case of a blowout. That being said it is an amazing upgrade. It works fantastic whenever there is a banked road, strong side wind, etc. Just hit the button for a brief second and the steering tracks straight as an arrow. Once the button is pushed I can take my hand off of the steering wheel for a surprising distance with the coach tracking perfectly straight.

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I drive my Class A RV approx 5-10K miles a year not including my pick-up and Harley. I added to my Rv which is 37 ft RV with 13'4" clearance, the Safe T Plus Steering Stabilizer, Rear Trac Bar, Super Steer Rear Anti-Sway Bar, RoadMaster Front Anti-Sway Bar (All Life Time Warrantee) and Total Vision RV Camera System (6 cameras) Total Vision Products: and an AM Solar System AM Solar's Educational Pages for RV Solar Systems.
I now drive primarily stress free [allowing for family and significant other] with little to no concern of white knuckless, winds, turns, big rigs, or observing merging and passing vehicles by adding these options.
I expect manufactures choose not install them as standard equipment on most RVs because the majority of RV owners are weekend warriors who only drive their RV's maybe 1-2K miles a year and would find the added expense discouraging and considered unwanted or needed luxuries. Just like radios and air conditioning were in cars many decades ago.
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Old 10-10-2014, 05:30 AM   #77
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I just ran into this thread while I was surfing through the forum. FWIW, I discovered my 2001 HR Scepter has a Sheppard steering gear in it which not adjustable. I have close to 4" of free play on my steering wheel which gives the front tires all kinds of mobility left and right. Driving through concrete barriers at construction zones are very stressful not to mention cross winds with gusts, pavement grooves, pavement seams along the edge and anything else that causes steering tires to grab and wander without warning. I now have my rig in to change out the Sheppard to a TRW adjustable. There is a quite lengthy thread on the forum talking about it in the Monaco forum. I would imagine this issue is not limited to just Monaco. BTW, when I had it lined up last year I got the report that ALL steering components and bushings were tight. I don't think they check for slop in the gear box.


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Just took delivery on Tru Center, bought used for 435, 2years old, has on/off switch, was going to put a momentary contact switch on it, I've was told the on/off switch causes solenoid to burn out. Installing next week for trip at end of month, Colorado to Florida usually plenty of wind to test it on. Also new shocks & comfort control valves on air bags. Sounds like install is fairly simple. Looking forward to the improvements.
The install is not hard. A impact wrench or a long breaker bar is required. A second pair of hands helps too. I used the momentary contact foot switch on my install. You can get these at the local auto parts dealer or from the web. The system works great but I mounted the switch a little too far to the left.

I believe the newer systems have a built in overload timer to prevent the relay failure. But, just a short duration of the switch is all that is needed. You should be happy with your investment. Just remember that it only assists for the conditions you are in when you set it. Some folks just don't understand that. Resetting as you travel is not unusual as the road surface changes or the wind direction. You will notice that steering is a bit stiffer when turning and parking but not adversely so.

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Motorhome actually handles okay now. just looking for a little improvement in severe wind conditions. Couple times a year we travel east Florida / New York and wind seems always present at one time or another. So I assume you just set it under normal conditions and readjust for changing conditions.
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Motorhome actually handles okay now. just looking for a little improvement in severe wind conditions. Couple times a year we travel east Florida / New York and wind seems always present at one time or another. So I assume you just set it under normal conditions and readjust for changing conditions.

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If may suggest, call Brazels in Centrailia WA. Those guys are impressive in their knowledge of MH issues and how to fix them. While I was there I could not believe the number of MHs there from all over the U.S. from CA to FL to have them work on their rig. Blew my hair back. They are also sponsor of IRV2.


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I did speak to them they recommended and I installed comfort control valves on my airbags.
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I'm not a big fan of the steering stabilizers. I previously owned a 2005 Monaco Diplomat. It handled well, but I thought I would try the Safe-T-Plus. I wasn't impressed. It actually took more steering input to turn the wheel. I think they're more gimmicky than anything else. Not to offend anyone, but a lot of people, after spending $500.00 on a steering stabilizer are not going to give it a bad review. Another poster with a similar Monaco, felt the same as I did and removed his. I sold mine for $300.00.

I stilled wanted something and tried the TruCenter. It worked great. We live in Southern California and most directions of travel take us through a windy desert. I installed the TruCenter (which uses the same mounting bracket as a Safe-T-Plus) just before we took a coast to coast trip.

As one poster stated, it doesn't adjust automatically, you need to sometimes adjust every few minutes under certain conditions. Even though this sounds like a pain, it becomes second nature.

It should only be connected to a momentary switch. I bought a switch that matched the rockers on the small dash next to my left leg. I made sure it was within a comfortable distance so I could reach it without looking.

Re: Comfort Drive. The TruCenter is similar to Comfort Drive in that it corrects for wind or road crown. The difference is that Comfort Drive does it automatically every few seconds.

The TruCenter is easily installed, especially if you have air tools.
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If may suggest, call Brazels in Centrailia WA. Those guys are impressive in their knowledge of MH issues and how to fix them. While I was there I could not believe the number of MHs there from all over the U.S. from CA to FL to have them work on their rig. Blew my hair back. They are also sponsor of IRV2.


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I hadn't heard of them before now. I am only ~94 miles from them. I have contacted then about a roof leak in a slide. I hope they can help. Thanks for suggesting them. Do they work with extended insurance companies?

As far as the TruCenter is concerned, it really takes the fight out of the wheel. I am so much more relaxed at the end of the days drive than pre-assist days.
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I hadn't heard of them before now. I am only ~94 miles from them. I have contacted then about a roof leak in a slide. I hope they can help. Thanks for suggesting them. Do they work with extended insurance companies?

As far as the TruCenter is concerned, it really takes the fight out of the wheel. I am so much more relaxed at the end of the days drive than pre-assist days.

I have no idea if they work on extended warranties but I would assume so. I learned the hard way to call and set up an appointment before you go. As I said they are extremely busy. When I got there they were a little over three weeks out. I have been buying parts and upgrades from them for more than three years so I've had the opportunity to talk with them several times.

Good luck and left us know how it all turns out.


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