Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-03-2014, 05:27 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 66
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#

Muledeer2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-03-2014, 06:33 PM   #2
Senior Member
HappyCamper7's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: York, PA
Posts: 119
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.

HappyCamper7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 09:40 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Richmond Hill, GA USA
Posts: 623
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.

Fred & Vicki
Richmond Hill, Ga
2000 H.R.Endeavor/Freightliner/330 Cat
Fred Cooper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 11:04 PM   #4
Senior Member
Papa_Jim's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manitoba,Canada
Posts: 2,488
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.

Jim & Kate
2016 Creekside 23RKS, 2014 Ram 1500 Eco Diesel
1995 Monaco Dynasty 36', 2005 Honda Pilot
Canada, eh?
Papa_Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 08:44 AM   #5
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 66
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
Muledeer2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 12:47 PM   #6
Senior Member/RVM #90
MSHappyCampers's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 19,251
I use the SteerSafe stabilizers strictly for added control in case of a blowout on the front tires. I installed them myself.
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 07:31 PM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 127
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.

expedition1 is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Steering Box Play- Sheppard M100 SHIM or Swap for a TRW ? CrazyKnight Monaco Owner's Forum 1273 Today 02:09 PM
Damon Workhorse Chassis and Steering Improvements Doggy Daddy Damon 2 06-15-2014 05:30 AM
Sheppard M100 Steering Gear Vanwill Monaco Owner's Forum 7 05-30-2014 02:44 AM
Sloppy steering benj Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10 05-15-2014 08:29 AM
steering steve rv Monaco Owner's Forum 6 03-24-2014 01:07 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.