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Old 05-18-2015, 03:05 PM   #1
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Also posed on Tiffin site.
I looking at getting either a Safe T Plus or a Tru Center. For those using the TC how often do you use the centering function? It seems like a nice feature but if it's not used often is it worth the $400 + for that option? If it is used often to ease driving then perhaps it is.
DW has said I'm getting one or the other.
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:25 PM   #2
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Also posed on Tiffin site.
I looking at getting either a Safe T Plus or a Tru Center. For those using the TC how often do you use the centering function? It seems like a nice feature but if it's not used often is it worth the $400 + for that option? If it is used often to ease driving then perhaps it is.
DW has said I'm getting one or the other.
I own a TC device and have it on my 1993 Wanderlodge.
I use the centering function when there is wind or the crown of the road is bad.
If you feel like you have to pull or push the wheel to the left or right then you would need to do the re-centering process which consists of:
1. While driving, aim the RV down the center of your lane.
2. Push the centering button.
3. Release the centering button.
4. Relax and enjoy the ride.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:49 PM   #3
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I find the ability to "center" when needed, due to wind, etc., very useful. The TC is a far superior solution to the Safe-T-Plus without the add-on centering feature. Had a Safe-T-Plus on my last coach, and found that it didn't make much difference in the wind, truck passing, road crowns, etc.

Just my opinion.
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:57 PM   #4
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I have the tru center and it works. I think you will be surprised at how much less you need to keep a constant correction pressure when there is road crown or wind. It gives relief and less fatigue. The corrections are not often, but I am glad that the extra money was spent.
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:06 PM   #5
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I installed the TruCenter on my last coach. It worked great. You'll find that you actually use it frequently while driving, that's why it's important to mount the switch where you can reach it without looking.


Once I was accustomed to it, it was a natural thing to just reach down and adjust. It's wired to an ignition powered source, so when you shut the coach off, it centers itself upon restart.


My new coach has Comfort Steer which is the same thing, but does it automatically.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:56 PM   #6
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....My new coach has Comfort Steer which is the same thing, but does it automatically.

Must be nice, Don!

Another vote for the TruCenter. I installed one after Dutch Star Don's recommendations. Very happy with it!

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So if I get lucky, and have a nice road on a nice day, and you don't need the Tru Center I assume it is " centered" to the neutral position. So how do you turn it off, if conditions changed? I read somewhere guys complain about having to " over come" the 270# of pressure to make a turn when they didn't need its assistance. Comments appreciated
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That would be a correct assumption. There is no turning it off - it only re-adjusts ("turns on") when you hit the trim button, which is a momentary switch.

The guy complaining about the force of the TruCenter in another thread was just one guy. I did a lot of research before I installed mine, his is the first and only complaint I've seen about the unit's tension. It is barely noticeable and no different than any other quality steering stabilizer. I actually like the increased tension as it eliminated a small amount of play that I had.
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So if I get lucky, and have a nice road on a nice day, and you don't need the Tru Center I assume it is " centered" to the neutral position. So how do you turn it off, if conditions changed? I read somewhere guys complain about having to " over come" the 270# of pressure to make a turn when they didn't need its assistance. Comments appreciated
Any of the steering stabilizers are variations of design of springs that work to help to maintain the front wheels in a straight forward direction. When the wheels are pointing straight forward, the steering will be effortless. When the driver turns the steering wheel, he will be working against the pull of the steering stabilizer spring(s). It's a price to pay for additional control when driving straight ahead.

Not trying to sabotage the thread by saying this, but I have the Steer Safe steering stabilizer system, which provides over 400 lb of pressure. It does make the steering very heavy when making turns, but it does make it easy to maintain straight forward direction when rolling down the road.

I hope it will really be of benefit when I experience a front tire blowout. I will be happy if that never happens.

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I just love my True Center. It does not make the steering stiff at all. With strong cross winds or crowned roads I may hit the button once every 15 to 30 minutes. It takes almost no effort and becomes second nature. Just make sure to install the button in an easy to access location.

You can really tell the difference when you hit the button. Over the past few weeks we have been in some very heavy wind traveling through TX, NM and AZ. So happy to have it.

Some days I do not hit the button at all.

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Love my TC. Dealer installed the button on the dash. I read where some installed them on the floor like the old dimmer switches. Wish mine were on the floor. Nonetheless you'll want the switch where it is convenient.
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I love my TC also, kept me in my lane on the I-10 this past week. Had strong gusting side winds from Desert Center to Banning. You know the wind is strong when most the truckers slow down.
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I love my TC also, kept me in my lane on the I-10 this past week. Had strong gusting side winds from Desert Center to Banning. You know the wind is strong when most the truckers slow down.

The winds in that area are terrible. Lost an awning years ago in the winds near Chiriaco Summit, on a travel trailer we once had. A steering stabilizer is a must on that stretch.
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Old 05-28-2015, 01:06 PM   #14
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I really like my TC, but I began having intermittent steering noise a few months ago. It finally became constant, and resulted in the steering jumping in 1 or 2 inch increments rather than a smooth turn. Very noisy, could be heard loudly outside the coach.

Took the unit in for service last week. Service thought it was dry king pins, but more grease didn't stop the noise. They finally dropped the TC and the problem went away.

The unit is only 3 years old, and has never been damaged. Blue Ox says sorry, it only has a one year warranty. Extended service will pay all but $200 for replacement, but seems like it should last longer than 3 years.
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