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Old 05-21-2015, 06:28 AM   #15
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Saw the TC35270 2 days ago on etrailer for $849 + bracket at near $90, free shipping. That is all you need. U will need an impact wrench to make the job easy and the mechanical installation is easy. There is electrical that requires a hot wire when ignition on and that takes time plus getting through the firewall. I put a rocker switch (replacing the stock button switch) on mine in an open switch spot to my left, so that I had easy access if adjustment is needed.
It is adjusted while moving, but not often. If you have a pulling road crown, just steer to keep coach straight and touch the button, and it will hold U straight. It makes a positive difference.
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I have purchased a few items with etrailer and had to return one with no problem. I would have liked to purchase the truecenter from them but the price is 929.99 for the TC and 135.95 for bracket. Blue Ox TC35270 Tru Center Steering Stabilizer has it for 849.98 TC and 81.90 bracket. Wish I cought trailers sale.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:59 AM   #16
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I purchased a TruCenter two years ago. Drove about 5000 miles with it and took it off. While it does a great job holding against side wind or a crowned road I found the additional steering force too annoying. Keep in mind the 270# spring inside the unit is what holds the steering wheel in position against those wind and road conditions. So when not driving straight in the units neutral position you are steering against that 270# force all the time. Maybe it won't bother you, maybe it will.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:11 PM   #17
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Thinking about the blueox trucenter. Some questions

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I purchased a TruCenter two years ago. Drove about 5000 miles with it and took it off. While it does a great job holding against side wind or a crowned road I found the additional steering force too annoying. Keep in mind the 270# spring inside the unit is what holds the steering wheel in position against those wind and road conditions. So when not driving straight in the units neutral position you are steering against that 270# force all the time. Maybe it won't bother you, maybe it will.

That spring/force that you feel will help protect you in emergencies such as a blow out. I personally didn't find it hard to get use to, as it feels no different that the Safe-T-Plus that I had on my precious MH.

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I can't recall that I could ever tell the difference after it was installed on either coach.
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I didn't notice a difference either from stock steering, only the great benefit of control in windy conditions.
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There are a number of threads on steering stabilizers running now.

I would highly recommend this product. Makes a huge difference in cross winds and crowned roads. I have had my TC for over 14,000 miles and would buy one again in a heart beat.

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Mine drives awesome without anything. We do not get pushed by passing trucks and it tracks great. I have just driven it for 14 hours straight and not fatigued. That being said I just ordered one for tire blowout safety if it helps with anything else it will just be a extra added bonus.
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There are other, perhaps better options available. Check out the Safe-T- Plus with the Henderson trim adjust. After looking at the Trimadjust and the Safe-T- Plus I installed the Safe-T-Plus on our 45' Monaco and after talking to folks who had both units, I think I made the better choice. Check out this site: Trim Unit | Henderson's Line-Up Brake & RV Inc.
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I'm sold on the idea of putting one on my coach before we snowbird this fall. Who has the best prices?

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I'm sold on the idea of putting one on my coach before we snowbird this fall. Who has the best prices?

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This is the best I could findBlue Ox TC35270 Tru Center Steering Stabilizer
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There are other, perhaps better options available. Check out the Safe-T- Plus with the Henderson trim adjust. After looking at the Trimadjust and the Safe-T- Plus I installed the Safe-T-Plus on our 45' Monaco and after talking to folks who had both units, I think I made the better choice. Check out this site: Trim Unit | Henderson's Line-Up Brake & RV Inc.
I'm a big fan of henderson. I had a bunch on my old gasser rear trac bar,coil springs,bell crank,bell crank arm and idler arm. That said I'm not sold on the safety plus with trim. I like the idea of electric for the trim over tapping into my coaches air line for the safety plus. It looks to me they both do the same exact thing except one is electric and one is air trimmed. The tru center looks to be a little less expensive also.
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There are other, perhaps better options available. Check out the Safe-T- Plus with the Henderson trim adjust. After looking at the Trimadjust and the Safe-T- Plus I installed the Safe-T-Plus on our 45' Monaco and after talking to folks who had both units, I think I made the better choice. Check out this site: Trim Unit | Henderson's Line-Up Brake & RV Inc.

Hey Chet,

I'm looking at this install also. If you don't mind, I'd like to hear your reason for chosing the Safe-T-Plus over the TruCenter. I just want to do this once. Thanks.


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The Safe-T-Plus is indeed a good product, I had one on my last coach. I considered installing another one along with the Henderson trim kit on my current coach, until I read that the trim kit would void the Safe-T-Plus warranty. That was enough to make me look closer at the TruCenter.

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After much reading and research, I purchased the Blue Ox TruCenter from Amazon, and had it installed by a pro at a local RV shop here in Florida. Cost for the unit was about 900.00.
You will have to work under the coach (not much room) and its quite heavy to hold up by yourself. You will need the proper tools and torque wrench.All nuts & bolts get red loc-tite.

Drivers side end will attach to a custom bracket which attaches to the axle's U-bolt, the passenger side end attaches directly to the tie rod with included nuts and bolts.
The bracket is a custom fit to your chassis. It is sold and shipped separately. Cost is just under 100.00.

I needed a TC 35270 TruCenter and then a TC5000 bracket (Adjustable) as my coach (Fleetwood Revolution LE 40e) required the bracket to drop down from the axle a few inches below the tie rod and the TC 5000 was made for that application. It worked very well.

The push button switch took a little time to install as you must route the cable through the chassis and into the coach, connect to 12V, and install this switch somewhere comfortable for you to depress with your foot.
The shop made a metal plate and installed it with the switch just above my left foot. It is now quite easy and comfortable to use while the coach is moving.

I find it holds the coach straight and thus eliminates the fatigue of corrective steering.

If you feel the coach pulling to the left or right because of a wind or road crown, you depress the switch, steer the coach straight, and then release the switch. The 270 lbs. of pressure in the TruCenter will hold the coach in that position until you turn the wheel, which centers it again.

I installed it for the safety factor as well, and I am very pleased all around.
Although it was a bit more expensive than some other stabilizers on the market, I chose the TruCenter for its electric adjustment feature, and the Blue Ox reputation.
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