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Old 05-20-2014, 11:13 AM   #1
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Steering stabilizers for class A

Any real world comments on steering stabilizers.Trying to decide which one to get for my 32' HR Arista class A motorhome. Type you have. How well it works or doesn't work. Cost. Ease of instalation. Etc.
Looking at Safety-Plus unit but notice there are many others. Blue Ox,Roadmaster,etc.
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Scott, I went with the SteerSafe. I installed them myself. I bought them strictly for the added safety in case of a blowout on the front tires, not to correct any steering problems.
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:37 AM   #3
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Safe T Plus was my choice. Love it an it has a Life Time Warrantee.
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:38 PM   #4
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Blue Ox TruCenter here. Helps a lot in cross winds. Installed it myself.
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Installed a Safe T Plus on my DP primarily for the safety in event of a front tire blow out. However, it also improved the driving characteristics of the coach.
I installed the unit myself in less than an hour. Very easy install.
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I have the Safe T Plus. If I were to do it again, would probably get Blue Ox Trucenter. Only because you can "center" the wheel in the coach. I heard Safe T Plus has a mod you can add on to do the same thing, though.
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I should say that my main problem and reason for wanting a steering stabilizer is to reduce highway wander. I find I'm having to do steering corrections very often and it is tiring on a long drive. The MH is a 2008 w18 workhorse chassis with 10,000 miles on it so it is not used enough to be worn out. I've had another RVer drive it and he said that it was driving normaly. Just wondering if the stabilizer will improove my drivability.
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:35 AM   #8
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I should say that my main problem and reason for wanting a steering stabilizer is to reduce highway wander. I find I'm having to do steering corrections very often and it is tiring on a long drive. The MH is a 2008 w18 workhorse chassis with 10,000 miles on it so it is not used enough to be worn out. I've had another RVer drive it and he said that it was driving normaly. Just wondering if the stabilizer will improove my drivability.
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Scott, I had the same issues when I bought my coach. I had no idea how much the new rear tires cut that wandering down. The old ones were almost 9 year old and while they looked great shape, I couldn't believe the difference in the wandering (squirming). Then just this past March I replaced all the old shocks with new Monroes and that eliminated almost all of what was left of the wandering, and it improved driveability in winds much more than I imagined because the damping effect the new shocks had on the chassis/squirm.

I've had so much improvement with those two and the Cheap Handling Fix, I know you have a workhorse chassis so you don't need that fix, but the tires and shocks made one heck of a difference in riding, squirm, rocking, driveability, etc. I couldn't believe it.

I would maybe put on a steering stabilizer next if I hadn't had so much improvement from these things I've done as well. I wasn't prepared for the incredible difference in sway and rock in the winds that the new shocks afforded. Just got back from a 1700 mile trip to Colorado and talk about a big difference!

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2011 Adventurer here. Things done: front alignment, tire pressure set, TruCenter, rear track bar, and Sumo Springs on all four corners (similar to air bags). Drives wonderful but it should after all I did to it!
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Safe Steer here. Provides primarily for safety if a tire blowout. Lessor benefit, but noticeable, to handling and self centering.
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I have the Safe T Plus. If I were to do it again, would probably get Blue Ox Trucenter. Only because you can "center" the wheel in the coach.
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I actually bought the correct size Safe T Plus for my motorhome and because of the winds I usually encounter I ended up trading for "softer" shock. I was getting so tired of holding against the wind and against the shock.

The Blue Ox Trucenter is very spendy but perhaps worth the cost if you encounter lots of wind.
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In North Texas heading west, the darn wind blows hard from the south 90% of the time!!
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I installed a blueox true center on my 2005 pace arrow in under an hour. It's really nice in a cross wind. Don't know how it works with a blowout and hope I never find out!
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In North Texas heading west, the darn wind blows hard from the south 90% of the time!!
Where does it blow from if you're heading east? ;-)
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