Originally Posted by Gary RVRoamer
I don't think the Safe-T-Plus has much value, but I am confident of my ability to manage a front tire blow-out.
The best choice is to learn the technique for handling a blowout. See the Michelin safety tips and video: Driving Safety Tips | Michelin US
It is good that people have confidence when driving any vehicle, especially a larger rig.
Between 65 and 70 MPH, you are traveling 100 feet per second.
When the blowout occurs, what will be your reaction time?
How far will the rig drift to the right or left IMMEDIATELY?
If you were the least bit distracted by something inside the coach or outside the coach, how much time does it take to refocus?
Did you have both hands firmly on the steering wheel positioned correctly?
How much weight has now shifted to that lower side?
What do you do if the tire wraps around steering components and creates excessive drag instead of allowing the wheel to rotate?
Oh, that's right, you are confident and have read a document on managing handling issues caused by blowouts.
Where and how often did you "practice" maintaining control during a front tire blowout situation?
When you had your Saf-T-Plus installed, how many blowouts did you have?
The Saf-T-Plus supposedly creates extra friction to assist with "control" of the movement of the tie rod. I tried moving that piston by hand before installing mine. Thankfully I have power steering or the steering wheel would be a devil to turn.