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Old 06-05-2014, 09:25 AM   #1
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Steering stabilization or antisway system for Class A discussion please

Has anyone had experience with installing some kind of steering stabilization equipment on their unit? After an hour I feel I've been wrestling a bear. I keep my speed at 60 mph.
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There are a number of different products available. I chose and am going to install this afternoon one called Safe T Plus. This is a steering damper. Aside from helping with cross winds it can also assist in the event of a blow out. Additionally there are rear anti sway bars you can install.
One of the first things you should check is your tire pressure. Improperly inflated tires can help cause your situation. Have your rig weighed and set your pressures accordingly.
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Have you checked your tire pressure?
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There are a number of different products available. I chose and am going to install this afternoon one called Safe T Plus. This is a steering damper. Aside from helping with cross winds it can also assist in the event of a blow out. Additionally there are rear anti sway bars you can install.
One of the first things you should check is your tire pressure. Improperly inflated tires can help cause your situation. Have your rig weighed and set your pressures accordingly.
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Thank you. Yes vehicle weighed. Max pressure is 125. Front at 115 rear at 105. Would the problem be under or over inflation?
would you post your assessment of your new system? That would be so helpful.
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From other posts on other threads have you had the alignment checked and have you done the CHF yet? First get the ok from FR for the alignment so it doesn't cost you. Those two things first then if you want to spend money look at the aftermarket stuff.
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I'm trying to figure out what chf means, so far all I get is congestive heart failure or Switzerland!
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There are a number of different products available. I chose and am going to install this afternoon one called Safe T Plus. This is a steering damper. Aside from helping with cross winds it can also assist in the event of a blow out. Additionally there are rear anti sway bars you can install.
One of the first things you should check is your tire pressure. Improperly inflated tires can help cause your situation. Have your rig weighed and set your pressures accordingly.
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Are these aftermarket steering stabilization systems similar to the Newmar factory equipped "Comfort Drive"?
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We had the "factory" in Deming, NM install this two years ago. It is a Prevost bus that felt too loose in the front for my tastes. All mechanical items were already checked and found to be correct, including tire pressure. So after speaking with satisfied SteerSafe owners, we decided to make a detour to Deming. Best decision we've made in a long time! The bus drives like a dream and handles well in wind (not gale force however).

Took the factory guys about 2.5 hours to install. The "factory" is sort of small ... the bus hung out the door a bit because the building is not long enough.

They told us to stop by every time we are in the area for a free check, adjustment, and parts if needed. Honestly the install can be a DIY, with simple tools, but I'm getting too old and maybe too thick to crawl under a bus.

http://www.steersafe.com/shop/steer-safe-unit
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Cheap handling fix. Just type it in the search box at the top
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Are these aftermarket steering stabilization systems similar to the Newmar factory equipped "Comfort Drive"?
I don't know. Perhaps others will chime in and be able to tell you.



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Thank you. Yes vehicle weighed. Max pressure is 125. Front at 115 rear at 105. Would the problem be under or over inflation?

would you post your assessment of your new system? That would be so helpful.

I really can't say if you pressures are correct. But the numbers look good. There are others in the forum who may have your type and style of vehicle.

I will gladly keep you informed on the Safe T Plus. In the mean time you can Google it to see what it is. There are other types of systems available, this is just the one I chose.
You can also do a search in this site using the search feature.

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I had the steer safe also installed on my class a,freightlinr chassis.Drove like a completely different rig.I am well satisfied with the unit.It took 2 guys about 30 minutes to install mine

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I had the steer safe also installed on my class a,freightlinr chassis.Drove like a completely different rig.I am well satisfied with the unit.It took 2 guys about 30 minutes to install mine

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Good to know. Did you have to make any fine tuning adjustments?


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Wandering, sway bars, alignment, ride height, oh my!!

Take two beers and call me in the am. This is an extensive and ongoing thread dedicated to handling issues. Hope it helps.
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