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Old 03-04-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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Safety T Plus Steering Stabilizer?

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Has anyone installed the Safety T Plus steering stabilizer? What is your opinion?
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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Put one on mine over 10 years ago. Did have a front blow out about a year after it was installed.

Not sure it helped or just following the Michelin video on what to do when a blow out happens.

Anyway MH went straight in the same lane with no problem.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:14 PM   #3
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Put one on mine over 10 years ago. Did have a front blow out about a year after it was installed.

Not sure it helped or just following the Michelin video on what to do when a blow out happens.

Anyway MH went straight in the same lane with no problem.
Thanks for the quick reply but I am more interested in handling improvement in high cross wind, uneven road ( truck ruts, etc), passing or being passed by 18 wheelers. I just finished a 500 mile stretch of road in 15-20 mph crosswinds and I was shot by the time I got there fighting the steering wheel and I am looking for some improvement under these conditions.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:25 PM   #4
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We were a saf t plus dealer. They help with ruts and blow outs but nothing with crosswinds. You still have to steer into the wind. There would be some help with a sudden gust but not with a sustained crosswind.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:35 PM   #5
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We were a saf t plus dealer. They help with ruts and blow outs but nothing with crosswinds. You still have to steer into the wind. There would be some help with a sudden gust but not with a sustained crosswind.
Thanks for the feedback, my most recent crosswind problem was gusts, not sustained. I do not mind steering into the wind if they are sustained but gusts for 500 miles flat wears you out and I am looking for something to help. I don't want to spend $800 plus dollars (installed) if I am going to be no better off then I am now. I am not looking for someone to tell me that it is the best thing since a pocket on a shirt, I have their WEB site to tell me that, I am looking for an honest opinion from someone who has used this device on their MH.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:38 PM   #6
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I installed one on my 33ft kodak 5000 last year, had it done at Quartzsite.... O K, would I do it again ?????????? not sure The reason I had it installed was when my wife is driving I wanted to feel a little safer in case of a blow out... Well I guess I feel that way, but now do I like it ,..... NO, the steering with the motorhome before was 2 fingers, so easy to steer you didnt even know you were driving something that big, some sway when big rigs passed but not 2 bad. Now to steer you need both hands on the wheel, the unit will self center when driving, but if you need to turn the least little bit you need to fight the steering and keep a constant pressure on it all the time, while keeping it in the road. it fights you all the time wanting to return to center steering (guess thats the good). I just dont like it, but thats me........................
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I installed one on my 33ft kodak 5000 last year, had it done at Quartzsite.... O K, would I do it again ?????????? not sure The reason I had it installed was when my wife is driving I wanted to feel a little safer in case of a blow out... Well I guess I feel that way, but now do I like it ,..... NO, the steering with the motorhome before was 2 fingers, so easy to steer you didnt even know you were driving something that big, some sway when big rigs passed but not 2 bad. Now to steer you need both hands on the wheel, the unit will self center when driving, but if you need to turn the least little bit you need to fight the steering and keep a constant pressure on it all the time, while keeping it in the road. it fights you all the time wanting to return to center steering (guess thats the good). I just dont like it, but thats me........................
Thanks, this is the response I was looking for. Maybe I will keep my $800 in my pocket and think about it some more. Thanks again!
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You may want to look into the Blue Ox Tru-Center Steering stabilizer. It is much more than a simple sideways shock absorber in that the driver can set the amount of force being applied to the steering as needed. From what I can see it is easily installed also.
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You may want to look into the Blue Ox Tru-Center Steering stabilizer. It is much more than a simple sideways shock absorber in that the driver can set the amount of force being applied to the steering as needed. From what I can see it is easily installed also.
Thanks for the suggestion! I am at Lazy Days, Tampa and I talked to them about the Blue Ox unit, cost, 2X of the one mentioned in this thread. It has some kind of electric box that has some kind of control but the salesman made no mention of adjustment, only on or off which sounds like a PITA. If I am having trouble justifying $800 I know I will have a hard time with $1600 - $1800 installed. Thanks again!
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I don't think there is anything made to help you with strong crosswinds aside from getting off the road.

I installed the Safe T Plus on our Allegro 35TSA for safety reasons in case of a blow out. It is easy to install and adjust if you have a flat parking lot to test it out on. You can save yourself some money.


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Have it on ours, makes the steering more firm and easier to drive, but wind it wind no matter what you do.
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Thanks for the suggestion! I am at Lazy Days, Tampa and I talked to them about the Blue Ox unit, cost, 2X of the one mentioned in this thread. It has some kind of electric box that has some kind of control but the salesman made no mention of adjustment, only on or off which sounds like a PITA. If I am having trouble justifying $800 I know I will have a hard time with $1600 - $1800 installed. Thanks again!
This is the next step up from what you are looking at. You, or a buddy can install it in a couple of hours. Three bolts a measurement and the right bracket. Unit cost is right around 800 with the bracket. At a 130/hr shop rates you should be able to get it installed for another 250. (I have never gotten a quote. Just expressing IMHO based on the video I saw on how to install it). Here is the description from the website. However, to each his own, and I plan on going with the Tru-center.

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Convenient push-button activation. Few driving experiences are as unnerving as trying to stay in your lane when there’s a buffeting crosswind or uneven pavement. TruCenter® works like a horizontally-mounted shock absorber. Just push and hold the button, adjust the wheel and let go of the button. The system applies the force needed to keep your motorhome on course. Driving becomes fun once again.

Easy to adjust. When you need to create a new center position, such as if the winds change, simply push and hold the button, get situated in the lane, and let go of the button. The system works with your steering to get you back on track!
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This is the next step up from what you are looking at. You, or a buddy can install it in a couple of hours. Three bolts a measurement and the right bracket. Unit cost is right around 800 with the bracket. At a 130/hr shop rates you should be able to get it installed for another 250. (I have never gotten a quote. Just expressing IMHO based on the video I saw on how to install it). Here is the description from the website. However, to each his own, and I plan on going with the Tru-center.
Thanks for the info on the Blue Ox, my price was what was quoted to me at the Lazy Days facility here in Tampa. This is all I had to go on, the Blue Ox unit was 2X what the Safe T Plus was quoted.
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A track bar, e.g. Davis Tru-Trak will do more for crosswinds and rut tracking than any stabilizer. I've had both and feel pretty confident about saying that.

I've written an article on Motorhome Handling Problems and Solutions - it is in the IRV2 FILES area. See iRV2 Forums - Files - Motorhome Handling Problems & Solutions
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