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Old 09-19-2007, 04:50 PM   #1
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Just had steer safe put on and what a big difference. I like it a lot and driving home after putting them on big improvrment on the road.
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Just had steer safe put on and what a big difference. I like it a lot and driving home after putting them on big improvrment on the road.
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Old 09-21-2007, 12:41 PM   #3
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I just had one put on also. It improved my steering where it doesn't feel near as vague, which is really good. I have only drive about 20 miles since getting it installed. Hopefully with more in-seat driving miles, I can appreciate it more.
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:17 PM   #4
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Why do we put up with it? Pay big bucks for a rig and then get taken to the cleaners for ad ons to make it handle the way that it should have from the factory. Fleetwood and the rest (had a Southwind 33 foot) drove me from a newer one of their units into and older Foretravel that needs none of the ad ons to handle right. I'll bet that you would not put up with that on your car.

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Old 09-21-2007, 01:34 PM   #5
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Pays to test drive the rig on a very windy day. If its a calm day when you test drive it and you like it, put in writing that you must be satisfied of the handling pending a second road test on a very windy day.
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:50 PM   #6
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We added the Steer Safe on our 2004 Meridian and was really pleased with the improvement. Much less wander on the road as a result of wind or truck passing. I also find that the coach is much less stressful to drive since I do not have to correct the direction as much.
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The fact is that these chassis were designed for trucks, that would run fully loaded a small part of the time (and be driven very carefully that small part of the time), then turned into motorhomes that run fully loaded all the time. The MH manufacturers can't afford to fix the resulting handling problems because all of you insist on paying the lowest price or else you go to another brand that is cheaper. Many MH drivers drive them relatively little, and go slowly, so they don't really care. So it is really good that we have aftermarket things to fix the problems if we care enough.
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The problems can be fixed fairly easily and the cost is not all that great when compared to the cost of the completed coach. Mostly they need up graded shocks, heavier anti-roll bars, track bars and pan-hard rods.

Problem is there are enough people that buy them and put up with the poor handling, so it is not worth the money for the chassis manufacturer to make a change. They just stuff all of the money they can in their pockets.

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I have to add that few DPs need add-ons for handling. They are designed for the weight. Not bragging but just stating the facts. I had an old P-30 and don't miss it at all. I know the new gas rigs are much better but not quite like the DP.
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