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Old 07-08-2010, 02:30 PM   #15
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If you have the $$$ and are concerned out blowout loss of control.

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An 80 year old woman was killed by blunt force trauma. An eight wheel DP crossed the median with a smaller pickup loaded with golf cart in tow.
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The Michelin Video is probably the most informative 10 minutes I spent, my first reaction most likely would have been steer and brake, which is definately not the correct choice. Thanks for he link.. Hopefully I will will Accelerate & Steer,..I better.

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Bryan, my short answer to your question posted a few posts back, NO, I do not detect the slightest bit of 'fighting' with my steering by the Steer-Safe installed on my workhorse chassis. I consider myself as having a rather 'sensitive' touch to the road, both in feel and in steering and the only thing the Steer Safe has done is seem to magically remove the random steering corrections I have had to make prior to its installation .... without impeding in the slightest my ability to make my own slight corrections.
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Bryan, my short answer to your question posted a few posts back, NO, I do not detect the slightest bit of 'fighting' with my steering by the Steer-Safe installed on my workhorse chassis. I consider myself as having a rather 'sensitive' touch to the road, both in feel and in steering and the only thing the Steer Safe has done is seem to magically remove the random steering corrections I have had to make prior to its installation .... without impeding in the slightest my ability to make my own slight corrections.
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Has anyone ever done a poll? (j/k)
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What part # is the Safe-T-Plus that you put on your coach? You may have the wrong unit...never heard of someone having the problems you are having with one installed on a P32
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I have a TruCenter. I have never had a blow out, so I can't tell you if it works in that situation, but the difference I feel in the steering makes me feel confident it will help.
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:52 AM   #23
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While these devices may help they should not be viewed as a replacement for good driving practices. The blowout video should be required viewing for anyone who drives a motorhome.

My daughter has a vehicle with traction and stability control which I cautioned her not to depend to heavily upon as it would not be very good when she exceeded its abilities. She did not take my words to heart until a few weeks later when she confessed "it works great until you reach the limits of its capacity and then all is lost". It turns out she had gotten a false sense of security and one day when the roads were wet she exceeded the stability controls limits. Thankfully she only got a good scare put in her and learned a valuable lesson.

Laying immediatly upon the accelerator is probably the most important stabalizer we can get when faced with a blowout and it is included at no extra cost when we purchased our rigs.

Please watch the blowout video it could save many lives and prevent a ton of anguish.
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I was at my rv repair shop yesterday and they have put some fear in me. They tell me they have seen an up swing in the number of Michelin tire blow outs. Zipper blow outs. They want on to tell me Michelin has started putting experation dates on tires now that is four years from mfg date. I have not been able to find anything on the Michelin web site referring to this so do not know if this is accurate infor or not. This rv repair shop seems to think Michelin is covering their butts by placing the experation date on the tire since there seems to be an issue with their tires. ??

Anyone have any knowledge of this?

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I was at my rv repair shop yesterday and they have put some fear in me. They tell me they have seen an up swing in the number of Michelin tire blow outs. Zipper blow outs. They want on to tell me Michelin has started putting experation dates on tires now that is four years from mfg date. I have not been able to find anything on the Michelin web site referring to this so do not know if this is accurate infor or not. This rv repair shop seems to think Michelin is covering their butts by placing the experation date on the tire since there seems to be an issue with their tires. ??

Anyone have any knowledge of this?

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Not positive on this, but I do seem to recall reading somewhere that placing the manufacturing date on tires for highway use is a federal mandate. Putting a post dated mold stamp on a tire would be illegal, and I don't know how a manufacturer could sell a tire, say that was manufactured in 2010, today, with a 2012 manfacturerd date on it. Michelin does have a maximum tire life length recommendation, that length of time begins, as does the warranty on the tire, on the day the tire was first sold.

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Sounds like bull to me. What do they sell. I e-mailed Michelin the first of the year and ask about replacing tires due to age and they told me their tires should be replaced at 10 years regardless or sooner if cracking (See their chart).
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Thumbs up Safe T Plus

We had our Safe T Plus installed last year on our Class A and are very happy with the extra control you have while driving.

This is our third rig with a steering control unit on it, our first two had steer safe installed which is also a great unit.

I would recommend Safe T Plus.
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Installed Steer Safe on our unit a couple of thousand miles ago, and I can recommend it. Handles much better, in fact now I don't even notice the wind, or semi trucks passing me.

I also appreciate that when I turn a corner, the steering wheel almost returns itself back to the straight ahead position. Before, I had to bring it back myself.

I think all the steering stabilizers have merit for tire blow out situations, because the further the wheels turn away from straight ahead position, the stabilizer offers more resistance to that. So, when a tire blows, and tries to force the tire to turn, the stabilizer should be very helpful in gaining control of things.
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