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Old 04-14-2016, 08:40 PM   #15
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Just today had the RSSC installed on my 31" C but first had the alignment done a few weeks ago, which cured 90% of the wandering in lanes. Really made it drive quite well.
On the way home on the freeway I sat next to a few big rigs and although I could feel the buffeting of air the RV steered straight through no side push or very little.
The installer who does a lot of RV's said it would help on a blow out but not as good as the Safe-T-Plus, had this on the last MH a DP and was happy with it, but the RSSC or RSSA a were designed with driving performance in mind not blow out protection.
I felt for the $$$ and with power steering and the new stabilizer we would do fine in a blow out. I just wonder how often a blow out front or rear could have been prevented by a walk around every hour or two checking air with a club or temp gun which I do although I had two blow outs on my toad trailer in the same place on the highway two years in a row, the last checking only 20 minutes before.
Bottom line I like the way the Road Master RSSC did the job, but again no real miles on my tush with it installed just a bit of rutted hiway.

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Thanks for the info Steve, I appreciate you tanking the time to better explain how the device works.



So understanding you correctly the device is always working for you while driving. The bonus is this device allows you to add additional compensation for what I'll call temporary excess push or pull which other devices don't do?



Not saying other devices don't help, just staying this device gives you the option to add additional compensation till it's no longer needed by setting an new temporary center point.



I think I said that correctly and do like the idea of having the additional flexibility.



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Sounds like you have the idea.

If you find you are constantly having to correct steering to the left, due to wind conditions or the crown in the road, you push the button for one second and the TruCenter will hold that as the center point. The wheel will still be to the left but the TC will try to hold that as the center.
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I am certainly no expert on this, but I would have to agree with vivcee's post on 4/11/16. They both do the same thing.

The only negative I have read was someone said the spring made noise's. There are many customer's reviews on the Roadmaster and the all seem favorable.

I guess it just depends on which one makes you the most comfortable and fits your budget.

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Old 04-15-2016, 02:27 PM   #18
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Thanks for the info Steve, I appreciate you tanking the time to better explain how the device works.

So understanding you correctly the device is always working for you while driving. The bonus is this device allows you to add additional compensation for what I'll call temporary excess push or pull which other devices don't do?

Not saying other devices don't help, just staying this device gives you the option to add additional compensation till it's no longer needed by setting an new temporary center point.

I think I said that correctly and do like the idea of having the additional flexibility.

As always Safe Traveles to All.
The 270# resistance I believe is the maximum for that model. There are different models for different chassis sizes and manufactures. The actual force applied to your steering is closer to neutral. This is a hard concept for me to express.

Consider pushing on a hand saw blade clamped on both ends with the middle free to flex. The more you push on it the more it pushes back at you, but it does flex. This is a crude example of what a steering compensator is trying to do. It pushes both ways on the steering to try to find neutral resistance. When it gets pushed by wind, for instance, it pushes back with enough force to take the steering strain out of the steering wheel. If you had a tire blow there would be a bunch of pushing from that wheel. The compensator would push back in order to keep the steering strain to a reasonable limit.

As I have stated previously, I like the TruCenter because I have the availability to compensate for adverse steering conditions with the push of a button. In an emergency where a front tire blows it simply does its job and keeps the coach steerable.

Take a look at the Blue Ox website: Blue Ox Towing Products | Towbars, Baseplates, Accessories | 877-895-1276

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Thanks everyone for the replys went by our local dealer today and got my prices and went ahead and setup my appointment for installation. Going with the Tru Center think it the best fit for me.

Sure this will be helpful on our future west coast trip.

Appreciate everyone taking the time to answer my questions and to further educate me.

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Thanks everyone for the replys went by our local dealer today and got my prices and went ahead and setup my appointment for installation. Going with the Tru Center think it the best fit for me.

Sure this will be helpful on our future west coast trip.

Appreciate everyone taking the time to answer my questions and to further educate me.

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Good for you!

One word of newbee caution.

I often stay in one place, volunteering, for 2 or 3 months. Well, not long after I installed my TruCenter I had a long stay. My next time out I forgot the correct procedure required to correct the steering pull and I was certain that the unit had failed. Not the case at all. I was clicking than pointing. WRONG

Steer to correct then push the button momentarily. "Point and click". Works every time.

Let us know how you like this upgrade.

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One problem I detect from this and other forums is folks go out and buy nice motorized RV's, A,B,C and super C's and expect them to drive like the dear wife's Camry. Some of the expense you read about with stabilizers, shocks, air bags, torsion bars and on and on is at times mind numbing. I like my Georgetown gasser on the Ford F53 just fine with the cheap handling fix and Roadmaster stabilizer, which I added to assist in strong cross winds. Any other expense and I would just as well sell the RV and travel in the comforts of my SUV and stay at cheap hotels.
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Does the Roadmaster or Safe-T-Plus take out that small amount of play that one feels when going straight down the road? The play I'm talking about is when you're always making a slight movement to the left, then right, then left due to a little bit of play in the steering linkage? I'm talking about a new coach, not one that is older and has a lot of wear in the linkage.
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Our coach drives and handles great with no wander and with no after market add on. The only reason I purchased a Blue Ox True Center is in the unlikely event of a front tire blow out.
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I installed the Safe T Plus in about an hour test drove and adjusted the centering. Works great and am very happy with it cross winds or passing vehicles.
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