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Old 09-24-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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Does anyone use the blue ox stabilizer system? If so good, bad, or indifferent? I am have steering problems when semi's go by.. Having to oversteer left then right.. I have a 34' tiffin pusher. Service dept. wants to install blue ox stabilizer. Thanks for the info..
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

If you're speaking of the Tru Center system... I think recent reviews here on them have been glowing.

They had quality problems when the product first came out but it seems that those have been fixed and customers now seem to be really happy with them.

I use a different brand and it made a world of difference in the handling of my 40DP but the "adjust on the fly" feature of the Tru Center is something I'm really envious of.

Feel free to use our search feature and you'll find a lot of material on the good, the bad and the ugly... but at this point I think it's all good.

Best of luck.

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Old 09-24-2012, 07:30 PM   #3
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I had blu ox trac bars installed front and rear and the difference is like day and night
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:57 AM   #4
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We had one of the early, problematic TruCenter models that RickO referred to in his post. The units had a tendency to lock up because they got dirt inside. The TruCenter has been totally redesigned, and I have heard of no further problems with the units locking up since. Ours locked up and was replaced by Blue Ox at no cost several months later after the redesign and testing were complete. It has been working fine for several years now.

The TruCenter is essentially an air spring that acts as a shock absorber to resist sudden movement of the steering such as would happen with wind gusts or a tire blow out. There is a button that allows the driver to re-center the steering if there is a crown in the road or a relatively constant side wind that causes you to have to constantly correct to one side. That is a feature I really like.

In addition to the TruCenter, I also installed a rear track bar on our coach. Steering problems in motorhomes can often be traced to the long rear overhang. For that reason, a rear track bar may be of more help in your situation than a steering stabilizer. The track bar keeps the rear of the coach from shifting over the rear axle. Shifting at the rear end can cause the driver to have to make steering corrections at the front end to compensate.
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I had a 32 ft. Four Winds Windsport on which I installed both the True Center steering and their Tiger Track. They were well worth the money. MH drove almost like a car.
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Thanks, for the input. I will have the system installed this week. Crockett
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:29 PM   #7
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Does anyone use the blue ox stabilizer system? If so good, bad, or indifferent? I am have steering problems when semi's go by.. Having to oversteer left then right.. I have a 34' tiffin pusher. Service dept. wants to install blue ox stabilizer. Thanks for the info..
I had the exact same problem with my Winnebago Warrior. I installed steer safe myself. Now I have no more problems. It cost me $350 plus tax at camping world. Here's a link to their web site:

Steer Safe
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Thanks, for your input, called mr. Tiffin and he is paying for a blue ox to be installed in my coach
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I had not heard of the Blue Ox System, but ran across lots of talk in the Quartzite thread last year and the Steer-Safe System. After checking them out I found they were located in a town I had plans to visit, so I made an appointment and had the sytem installed when I was there. Made a world of difference and it will go on any repalcement Coach I might ever purchase down the road from here.
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