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Old 11-12-2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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Blue Ox steering stablizer

Has anyone installed the Blue Ox steering stabilizer?

From the advertisement it is suppose to be push button operated; will help in side winds and rough roads; and help with over-all driver fatigue.


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Old 11-12-2013, 01:25 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by iquilt888 View Post
Has anyone installed the Blue Ox steering stabilizer?

From the advertisement it is suppose to be push button operated; will help in side winds and rough roads; and help with over-all driver fatigue.

Do a search on the forum for steering stabilizers. It has been discussed at length. Don't have one myself, yet.

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Old 11-12-2013, 07:23 AM   #3
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You can push a button to re-center the steering, which is very helpful in a relatively constant side wind. It will also help maintain control with a sudden, sharp force such as a blowout.

IMO, however, the Tru Center does not help that much if your coach tends to wander and you have to make frequent, small steering corrections. A better bet to correct that is a rear track bar.
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:54 AM   #4
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There are several reasons a coach "Needs" constant small steering adjustment and the Tru-Center makes a difference for one of 'em.. I have it and like it.. The one time I had a problem with it they sent me a new one no charge even though it was not a warranty issue.

I like being able to re-center as needed due to different conditons as well. I understand at least one other now has that as an option.

Oh, the other things

Sway, is side to side rocking like fans swaying at a rock concert, SWAY BARS do their best to control this. Some motor homes have decent sway bars (Mine does)

WAG, is where the rear swings one way and the front the other, very common in large rides with leaf spring suspension. The tail "Wags" kind of like a dog.

Well... TRACK bars (also called pan hard bars) do not "Control" this, they stop it dead in it's tracks by locking the body squarly over the axle and keeping it there.

Fact: 2006 Jan2, I headed to Las Vegas, Man was it nice to park the house and drive the towed.

November same year I again headed from Detroit to LV. When I got there that very same towed was rather hard to drive.

What changed? Not the towed I assure you.. I likely changed somewhat (I mean the MH is a 2005).

But in the summer of 2005 I put on the Tru-Center stablizer and a Davis True Track track bar.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:34 PM   #5
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I put a TruCenter on our 42' DP this spring - BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD!

My coach drove fine but would require constant (tiring) force on the wheel depending on wind and road crown. After a couple of hours, my hands were numb.

With no wind on a flat road, I could drive with one finger, so I was confidant that my alignment was OK.

Now, while driving straight ahead, momentarily press the "re-center" button, and you're back to one finger driving again. It takes a few tries until you get used to it, but now it is almost automatic.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:55 PM   #6
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Installed one on our coach just before a 6300 mile coast to coast trip. LOVED IT!

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