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Old 07-30-2015, 09:53 AM   #15
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The only thing I can add to all the other positive comments is that if you don't do it yourself, make sure you leave time to test drive and return to the shop for tuning before heading out on a trip. In my experience (albeit very short) it takes a couple trips back to the shop for them to get the coach driving straight to my satisfaction. The first time I picked it up it was pulling so hard to the right I don't think they drove/adjusted it at all!

Had a friend learn this lesson the hard way. He picked up his coach at 5pm the night before leaving on a 1200 mile trip. He wound up fighting it the whole way.
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Old 07-30-2015, 06:30 PM   #16
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SteerSafe

I have SteerSafe on my coach. Fortunately I have not tested it's ability to help me maintain control in a blowout situation. It does improve the coaches Handeling to some degree.
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:29 PM   #17
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I installed a Safe-T-Steer on my DP in less than an hour, including the final alignment. I am sure the difficulty varies upon the chassis, but on mine everything was easily accessible to do the work.
Installed the bracket on the chassis and then bolted the stablizer in place and then did the alignment.
My primary reason for installation was protection in event of a blowout, but the installation improved the general highway manners of the coach.
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Old 07-31-2015, 04:21 AM   #18
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We talked to him and he will be closed the week of Thanksgiving but other than that he will be around. We will try to get into Deming in the morning so we have plenty of time to take it for a test drive and any adjustments if needed before settling into a CG for a night or 2.
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Old 07-31-2015, 05:00 AM   #19
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I installed a Safe-T-Steer on my DP in less than an hour, including the final alignment. I am sure the difficulty varies upon the chassis, but on mine everything was easily accessible to do the work.
Installed the bracket on the chassis and then bolted the stablizer in place and then did the alignment.
My primary reason for installation was protection in event of a blowout, but the installation improved the general highway manners of the coach.
I was wanting to install myself. I'm not clear on the instructions, can you jack up the frontend to install the bracket or is that a no-no?

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I was wanting to install myself. I'm not clear on the instructions, can you jack up the frontend to install the bracket or is that a no-no?

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I raised the front air bags up to the maximum and put jack stands under there for protection!
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The only thing I can add to all the other positive comments is that if you don't do it yourself, make sure you leave time to test drive and return to the shop for tuning before heading out on a trip. In my experience (albeit very short) it takes a couple trips back to the shop for them to get the coach driving straight to my satisfaction. The first time I picked it up it was pulling so hard to the right I don't think they drove/adjusted it at all!

Had a friend learn this lesson the hard way. He picked up his coach at 5pm the night before leaving on a 1200 mile trip. He wound up fighting it the whole way.
I installed my Steer Safe system myself. I drove the coach straight into the shop. Then I backed it straight back for about ten feet. Then I drove it straight forward about ten feet. Then I measured the front and back of each front tire to the frame to make sure the front wheels were aimed exactly straight ahead. Then I installed the stabilizers. The coach has driven perfectly straight ahead ever since.

Sometimes I think the guys installing these things just slap it on and adjust it afterward until it's close enough to work OK.

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...I bought them strictly for the added control in case of a blown steer tire! ...
What exactly is the system supposed to do in case of a blow out?
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We bought our 34'Journey with the Freightliner XC chassis three years ago with older tires and we put 15K miles on it the first couple of years of full timing. During that time the coach always pulled to the right to some degree. I fooled with tire pressure with little improvement. Finally we replaced the six tires and then had the front and rear ends aligned at Gaffney. The right pulling was now gone and for the first time I noticed the crown in the roads and crosswinds. So we purchased the Tru-Center on Amazon and I installed it myself at the campsite.
Much of the install time is completing the electrical install for the relay and placement for the push button in front of the driver. I use a blank switch cover on the left side for the button. Once the electrical cable is ready to plug into the stabilizer control box the actual stabilizer install is not difficult if you have the tools to work with the torque specified. I had to tinker with the steering to be sure it was headed straight before tightening onto the tie rod at a 35 inch specified stabilizer hole to hole length. The result was hands off straight driving the first time.
After several thousand miles I can say that less steering effort is required to drive straight and when required a quick push or two on the button removes any drifting due to wind or road conditions. Some days the button isn't used while others maybe a couple times. I would recommend it but first correct any other handling issues your rig might have.
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What exactly is the system supposed to do in case of a blow out?

Very strong coil springs help to keep the wheels pointing straight ahead! You would think this would affect the steering but it doesn't!
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