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Old 07-03-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
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Which Steering assist is best? 36' pusher

My 1990 hawkins motorcoach is 36 ft. and it has a gillig chassis and air suspension one air vlave for each axle, it wanders in wind and when trucks pass me as well as diving on corners, I have adjustable koni shocks that I plan on increasing the dampening to it's max., the coach has 38,000 miles on it and new toyos with correct air pressure for it weight.
I want to add either a blu-ox tru-center system or a steer-safe system, the price difference is over $500 and tru-center has a 1 yr guarantee, steer-safe is guranteed to the original owner for life. tru-center seems to have parts that can fail or wear out since it's a steering stablizer that is adjustable, the steer-safe relys on springs and a fulcurm to control the front wheels and keep it from wandering...................Which one do I purchase and what experiences do you have, the coach was also recently aligned when tires were installed.
front axle is Dana-spicer 7,500# and the coach weighs GVWR is 24,000#
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We just installed the steer-safe system and have been very happy with the performance of the system on our first trip since we made the purchase. It really improved the handling of the motorhome. I faced the same decision as you and am glad we went with the option we chose.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:40 PM   #3
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It's going to be difficult to find one person with experience with both units. I have the steer-safe on my motorhome. Before the steer-safe was installed, it was already a very good handling coach with very little problem with side wind loads from passing semi's, etc. After installing the steer-safe, we noticed that the coach was more resistant to rut tracking (trying to follow the ruts/grooves in the road). That was the only change we noticed. I've read many other posters state dramatic improvement after installing the steer-safe.

Does your chassis have front and rear trac bars already? On the 96 F-53 we had, installing a front trac bar gave about a 15% improvement and installing a rear trac bar gave about 85% improvement. With both trac bars it was great.

My freightliner chassis has stock trac bars front and rear.

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Old 07-04-2014, 12:04 AM   #4
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I installed the Steer Safe stabilizer units on our motorhome a few years ago. We are very satisfied with the system. It works exactly as advertised.

i have no experience with any of the other steering stabilizers.

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Old 07-06-2014, 09:44 AM   #5
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I think I have decieded on a Trucenter from Blue-ox although almost twice the price of other steering systems, I like the fact that you do not have to keep getting under the rv and adjusting it until the rig tracks the way you feel it should, You just press the dash or floor mounted button align the Rv in the lane or against the wind and let go of the button.
All the input has been wonderful Thanks to everyone who responded. Muledeer2
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I use the SteerSafe stabilizers strictly for added control in case of a blowout on the front tires. I installed them myself.
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:31 PM   #7
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I have had the Steer-safe on 2 motorhomes, currently I have a DP on a freightliner chassis with one installed. I do believe it did help with cross winds and following ruts.

My current coach had one installed and after approx. 3 years of service began leaking oil. I called the manufacture directly and they informed me to ship out the old one to them for inspection. After a few days they called me to inform me they were shipping out a brand new one at NO CHARGE. They were even going to eat the shipping costs. That tells me a lot about this co.
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