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Old 05-13-2015, 07:32 PM   #1
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Safe-T-Plus steering damper

Has anyone had experience with the safe-t-plus steering damper. I have a 2004 Holiday Rambler with the workhorse W22 chassis and am experiences steering wheel feedback on rough roads and ruts. The motorhome has new front tires and recent alignment. Tracks down the road and rides ok. Let we know if it is worth spending the money.
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:30 PM   #2
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I had one on my Workhorse Itasca and loved it. It does help to manage road ruts, some shimmy and potholes. It will make the steering a bit stiffer but still easy with the power steering. I liked it so much I pulled it off when I traded the Itasca in last week. It is a bit tricky to get it centererd in alignment but a few test drives and tweaking will take care of it.

It was only a year old and can be used on my new Freightliner chassis with a change of mounting brackets, if I decide its needed. When I drove the Itasca to the dealer I could really feel the difference without it. Just my opinion others may vary.

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Old 05-14-2015, 08:30 AM   #3
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I agree with Lt Dan, had one on our previous MH, Ford F53 chasis, and really noticed a difference, well worth the $$$. On our current MH, we really do not need one as the steering and handling are perfect, however after watching the video of that Tuscany blow a tire and end up on its side, ordered up one, it just arrived yesterday, going to install this weekend.
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:23 AM   #4
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I had one installed years ago before our first trip around the country. Was thinking DW would help with driving. Lucky thinking I guess. I wanted front blow out control if needed. I works fantastic. Especially when passing large trucks in the opposite lane of a two lane.
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:39 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the info-looks like I should spend the money!
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Old 05-16-2015, 08:19 PM   #6
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Got Steer Safe installed on our first MH, '95 HR Endeavor DP because it did not want to track straight. I had a blowout on passenger front while on I-10 @ 65 mph on cruise control. No problem pulling onto the shoulder. I have no idea whether or not the SS helped. In retrospect, I suspect I should have had a quality alignment shop such as Josam's in Orlando fix whatever the steering problem was rather than putting on a bandaid like the SS, but I was younger and even dumber. The best blowout protection seems to be Tyron Bands: Tyron.co.uk - Why Tyron - motorhomes - fit tyron for life - and save money!
But they are very expensive. And sometimes its hard to find a shop to install them. Its your money, take your pick.
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:45 AM   #7
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Safe T Plus has a DIY Installation video on YouTube. The STPlus has a life time warrantee. To test to see if it is working, just jack the front wheels off the ground together. Turn the steering wheel all the way to the left and let go. Steering Wheel should return to center automatically. Do again turning wheel in other direction.
I have had the Safe T Plus on my prior 2 RVs and again on my current RV.

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