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Old 10-23-2016, 08:14 AM   #1
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Alignment and Safe T Steer plus

I am having a Safe T steer installed on my class c. I have watched their video on how to do it and it is very simple. After installing, you drive it and if it pulls to one side, you loosen it from the steering rod and (I think) let it find its straight ahead position and then tighten and drive again.

Sounds reasonable and simple enough. The man doing the installation said I would have to have the rv aligned again (was done about 2500 miles back)

Do I.

I think I can drive it, realign it myself to stop the pulling to one side. Installation of the device should not alter the alignment, just the positioning of the device on the steering arm. I am pretty sure I can make the fine tuning adjustments.

Your opinion is appreciated.

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You are correct, no alignment needed. The Safe T Plus is a shock absorber with a centering spring inside. Alignment is adjustments to Camber, Caster, and Toe-in while the Steering Stabilizer just helps hold the tie rods in the centered position.
I have installed 2 of these over the years following the installation instructions and did have to fine tune the adjustment at tie rod clamp both times.
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Old 10-23-2016, 08:27 AM   #3
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OP you should not need the second alignment.

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Old 10-23-2016, 08:45 AM   #4
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Yeah, I heard the " It needs an alignment " tune from the people who installed my SafeT Plus. I had to crawl under and re adjust it four or five times before I was satisfied. My suggestion : Make VERY small adjustments. A little bit makes a big difference up on the steering wheel.
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Finding perfect center (no pull either direction) can be somewhat tedious but certainly doable. I found it easier to locate a large flat parking lot such as a shopping center and then pick a forward object to aim at as you drive to get the wheels straight. This worked best for me. Like others stated, no additional wheel alighnment necessary
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:18 AM   #6
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Thanks to all for that great information.
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Old 10-25-2016, 08:51 PM   #7
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Centered mine driving around the neighborhood at 20mph took me three tries, took about an hour to install and then driving around to adjust.
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