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Old 05-13-2010, 08:47 AM   #1
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Safe-T-Plus

What's your opinion on Safe-T-Plus? I've gotten some nice feedback on the Steer-Safe system, but my dealer is pushing Safe-T-Plus. What's your opinion?
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:52 AM   #2
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I had mine installed by Henderson's Line Up in Grant's Pass Oregon and love it. That was two years ago. They didn't have the trim kit available at the time which allow adjustment on the go from the cockpit but it's on my list now. I can't compare performance with others since this is all I have experience with but it sure does it's job.
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We've had both...on different vehicles. We much prefer the Safe-T-Plus over the SteerSafe.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:29 AM   #4
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Hi

Just had the Safe-T-Plus installed a couple of weeks ago. Have done a small amount of driving in the recent winds here in California and I have been impressed with the performance. I am glad that I had this installed, but I do not have any comparison with the SteerSafe system. You might do a search on each system here in IRV2 and I am sure you will get many different opinions. I know that this subject has been discussed within IRV2.

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You may want to look into the TruCenter from Blue Ox too.

I went to install the SafeTPlus on my FCCC chassis and the trim unit did not fit. Then went to the TruCenter and just drove 9000 miles in the last month with it. The ability to adjust your steering center on various roads was great!
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What is the trim kit? Not that it is a deal maker or breaker, I'm just curious about what it is and how it would work.
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In addition to preventing loss of control during blowouts on a regular Safe T Plus, a trim kit adjusts your steering to take into account a crested road or sustained lateral winds.

So you're driving a scenic route on a straight road but you're constantly turning a little to the left because the road is crested in the center. These constant little adjustments quickly take their toll on your arms and shoulders. With a trim unit, you turn a little to the left, hit a buttom, and the steering locks there so you go straight with no effort. Road changes or the wind stops, you hit the button again and it adjust back.

Safe T Plus sells the trim unit separately while TruCenter combines both trim and blow out protection into one unit.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:40 PM   #8
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I highly recommend the Safe-T-Plus. I installed it on our 1992 Southwind...and now will install it on our 2006 Southwind. It made an amazing difference!
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I had the Safe-T-Plus installed by Brazel's last October. Doing the 'Great Circle' and have close to 7 k miles on it. Have definitely hit some winds and have noticed an incredible difference in handling which resulted in less fatigue.
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Safety-Plus is a spring center steering dampener. The Steer Safe is a over center spring fulcrum system to keep the steering in the straight ahead position and puts no load on the steering unless it is not straight ahead.

I'd go with the steer-Safe for a more positive solution.

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Hi wnytaxman,
I've had the non adjustable and now have a steering system that is adjustable from the driver's seat. For me, I will always have a steering system that is adjustable from the driver's seat. The ability to adjust the system for different road crowns and continuous winds coming from the side is priceless.

The technology is available, might as well take advantage of it. This is not a commodity, but a long term purchase.
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I had the Steer Safe and liked it, but always seemed to be in a cross wind! So, I recently installed a Tru-Center -- and love it! When driving normally, the rig seems tighter and easier to drive. When there is a cross wind, or heavy road camber, the Tru-center really pays off. Now, I simply hit the re-center button and we are straight. Makes for a wonderful driving experience.

Costs more, but for us, well worth it.
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I have the Safe-T-Plus installed by Brazel's. It is dangerous though, It works so well that a 18 wheeler can sneek up on you and scares the hell out of you when you look over and he's right beside you and you didn't notice till then. Worked very well on the rutted interstate and STRONG winds we encountered this winter in the SW.

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Thanks to all for your input.

Our rig is supposed to be in next week so we'll see what we have and start to work out the kinks.
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