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Old 05-23-2015, 06:18 AM   #29
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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.
First, The Henderson trim kit does NOT void the Safe-T-Plus warranty. Call Safe-T-Plus and check it out.

I had a Howard Power Center Steer on our previous coach. (Wish I'd taken it off before I sold the coach.) This system-no longer available-was probably the best steering stabilizer made.

I have had Kaiser Alignment in Eugene do my alignments. When I took our Monaco into Kaiser I asked about the True Center vers the Safe-T-Plus. Their response was that they have had 3 True Center fails and had found that the Safe-T-Plus has always worked well with the Henderson trim and most closely duplicated the HPCS. Based on their recommendation, I went with the STP and am very happy. The documented blowout protection of the STP is impressive and also influenced my decision.

This is a quote from the Safe-T-Plus site customer comments:

We have a 45′ Monaco coach and have driven almost 7000 miles with the Safe-T-Plus system and Henderson Trim Adjust installed and can say that it is just as good as the HPC system was in controlling the handling of the coach, especially in cross winds and on roads that are crowned. It is possible to have a 90 degree cross wind that has flags standing straight out from their poles, set the trim, take your hands off the wheel and the coach will not drift out of the lane you are in. I just hope I never have a chance to test its performance in a front tire blowout situation but I feel it’s there if I need it.

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Old 05-23-2015, 10:08 AM   #30
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Thinking about the blueox trucenter. Some questions

Originally Posted by super_rep View Post
First, The Henderson trim kit does NOT void the Safe-T-Plus warranty. Call Safe-T-Plus and check it out.
That's exactly what I did after I read this thread, because it just wasn't clear if it did or not. The young lady I spoke to said it was not a factory authorized addition to their system, therefore any potential failure would not be covered under their warranty. I have absolutely nothing against Safe-T-Plus or Henderson's, they both both make excellent products. I have several of Henderson's products on my coach. I just tried to make the best decision with the information that I had at the time. This was several years ago so their position may have changed since then. I hope for the benefit of other RV owner's that it has.

Earlier versions of the TruCenter did in fact have a high failure rate. The solenoid that adjusts the trim was burning out because users were “sitting” on the trim button instead of just hitting it momentarily. Blue Ox solved that with a lock out timer.

I personally had a problem with rust developing early on my TruCenter. Blue Ox replaced the entire unit, no questions asked. I posted a thread in the forum to see if others had experienced rust, but no one else reported the same issue.

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I have to agree that the Howard Power Center Steer was the very best. I had one on a 96 Discovery. It was $3000 installed, but it was so good, I would go out and buy one today if I could. There was some speculation that his son was trying to start the plant back up, but haven't heard anything in the last couple years. All of the current steering aids are just imitations compared to the HPCS.

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