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Old 10-24-2008, 09:59 AM   #1
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We have a 2004 29' Minnie and are thinking about putting steering stablizers on. As this is our 1st motorhome, I am seeking information on brands and vendors. We have looked into Saf-T-Plus, any thoughts. We live near Houston. Thanks for all your help
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We have a 2004 29' Minnie and are thinking about putting steering stablizers on. As this is our 1st motorhome, I am seeking information on brands and vendors. We have looked into Saf-T-Plus, any thoughts. We live near Houston. Thanks for all your help
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:53 AM   #3
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We had a 2005 31' Minnie and after 4000 miles I decided to replace the OEM shocks with Monroe Gas Magnum RV shocks. Then I purchased a Safety Plus steering stabilizer. The difference was night and day! The coach handled and rode like a limo. I highly recommend both.
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:23 PM   #4
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Thanks so much. Did you install the stablizer yourself ?
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:01 AM   #5
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What handling problem are you trying to fix? Steering stabilizers may have some effect on some things and none at all on others. Frankly though, I think a Track Bar (panhard rod) would be a better general purpose handling improvement on any rig with a solid front axle and leaf springs. It should stop all types of wandering and constant correction steering problems. The Davis Tru-track is one such product.
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:17 AM   #6
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Yes what is you handling problem. What chassis are we talking about?

Have you had a front end alignment done?
Have you loaded more stuff to the rear of the MH, making the front end light?
Have you had your MH weighed?

I would check this out before adding a steering stablizer first.
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:42 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the posts ! We are going to have the alignment checked before we do anything. The front end seems to "wonder" on grooved roads and when passing trucks. We are also going to replace the shocks, there is only 17,000 miles on the unit but it is 4 years old. The chassis is a Ford E392, I think.
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For that sort problem I would definitely look into the Tru Track bar rather than a stabilizer. Not sure whether one is available for your chassis, though.

See Tru Track for more info.
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:39 AM   #9
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If you are talking about the shock absorber looking things connected to the tie rod, you can't go wrong. I have installed them on every truck/jeep that I have owned and would always reduce or eliminate he "shimmy" from the front. To qualify that ststement, providing the shimmy is slight.
If it isn't slight I would strongly recommend a front end shop and parts replacement. Personally I like Rancho either in singles or duals. You can get t hem from 4 Wheel Parts or I believe I have seen them at Pep boys.
If you are talking about a safe steer plus system definatly go to Camping World, it does make a world of difference.
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