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Old 06-16-2012, 08:52 PM   #1
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SteerSafe for blowouts

Most of the discussion about the SteerSafe stabilizer deals with instability problems while driving in wind, etc. My MH is solid as a rock while driving in gusty crosswinds, meeting 18-wheelers, etc. My interest in the SteerSafe is protection in case of a blowout on a front tire. Have any of you had a blowout on the front while using the SteerSafe and what was your experience with it? Your opinions are very much appreciated!

Oh yes, one more question. Did you install the SteerSafe yourself or have someone else do it? How long did it take?
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I'm not convinced you need one for that purpose, but maybe it depends on driving skills. Review this video and I think that is all you need. Just my $0.02

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I'm not convinced you need one for that purpose, but maybe it depends on driving skills. Review this video and I think that is all you need. Just my $0.02

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GREAT info!!! Thx!

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Old 06-17-2012, 03:39 PM   #4
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Joe:

Good to see you came over from the other side to a MH. Nice looking box.

I had SteerSafe on a P30 chassis. No tire problems but felt better with it installed. On a wish list for the Freightliner.

Did the install in a couple of hours, easy DIY.

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Old 06-17-2012, 07:12 PM   #5
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Do not have the Steersafe but have the Safe-T-Plus Steering Control and I had a left front blow out while doing 70 mph(legal speed). One hand on wheel and never felt it. But sure heard it like a cannon shot and the left front dropped down. Killed cruse control and left the exhaust brake slow me down until I could pull off road. The Safe-T-Plus Steering Control paid for itself many times over that day.

No conection with Safe-T-Plus Steering Control, BUT a very happy customer!
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Thanks folks! I was near Deming, NM when I started the thread. I was hoping to get them installed but the message on the answering machine said he had gone to an RV rally. Oh well, hopefully I can order them and install them myself if I decide to try them. Any other comments will be appreciated!
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:50 AM   #7
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I have a related question; I'm new to driving my National Dolpin 34DP. I'm noticing that the steering seems a little "vague" in that it seem to wander around when I'm driving, particularly in areas where the city pavement is worn or uneven. Is this a normal thing with a DP? Would one of the steering control systems mentioned here help that?

I haven't driven the unit enough to get accustomed to it, so maybe it's not a problem, but some input would be appreciated.

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I have a related question; I'm new to driving my National Dolpin 34DP. I'm noticing that the steering seems a little "vague" in that it seem to wander around when I'm driving, particularly in areas where the city pavement is worn or uneven. Is this a normal thing with a DP? Would one of the steering control systems mentioned here help that?

I haven't driven the unit enough to get accustomed to it, so maybe it's not a problem, but some input would be appreciated.

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Old 06-18-2012, 12:27 PM   #10
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Don't mean to sound snippy but...could you provide him some information to his question?

Tom,

I have the same question of others. I'm in the process of looking into some kind of steering assist to help with a minor amount of wandering I have.
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Our rig handles great. When we got it Lazydays installed the Tyron system. Pretty nice setup... Here is a link to their site and right on the homepage there is a video.

http://www.tyron-usa.com/tyronusa-applications.htm
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Lost a tread with SS and the steering wheel just gave a little shake, lots of noise though!!
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I know I am probably dragging this a bit beyond the OP's original intent but perhaps this is a good thing?

First, I believe that steering assists can be helpful in the blow out scenario regardless of any handling characteristics. Let's go a bit further...

Beyond the steering assists, is there a logical order of progression for handling upgrades? I saw a video recently that explains why gas chassis benefit from front and rear stabilization bars to minimize the tail-wagging-the-dog syndrome. Apparently diesel chassis are not as susceptible because of design differences. Because of these differences, the long overhang of a gas want to sway/yaw side to side more easily and when adding a toad that tendency gets more pronounced. (It is a working theory anyway.) So...

It would seem that the first step in overall handling improvements would be to start at the back and then work forward. It makes sense to me that if we control that sway/yaw in the back end, steering wandering would be more improved. Simply by adding steering stabilizers can not correct back end sway. Of course, if there were no cross winds, passing trucks, or uneven roads then only adding a steering stabilizer for managing a blow out might make sense for that feature.

Any thoughts?
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