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Old 10-08-2018, 06:18 PM   #1
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Front Steering Stabilizer

was wondering if anyone has installed a front steering stabilizer? did it elp
with front end wandering at freeway speeds? thanks for anh recommendations

i have a 31 ft national class a motorhome
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:52 PM   #2
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We have installed a Safe-T-Plus on each of our 3 motorhomes. Primarily for safety in case of a front tire blowout, but they do help reduce 'sawing' of the steering wheel.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:54 PM   #3
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Yes, wouldn't have a unit without a front end stabilizer and upgraded sway bar.

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Old 10-08-2018, 07:21 PM   #4
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Mr. Seaview,

For more precise and therefore more helpful advice it would be nice to know more about your motorhome. What year and chassis? In addition, a more complete definition of what doesn't seem to be right would be helpful.

Before you consider any add-ons to your suspension you should be sure that the stock suspension is healthy. Ball joints, tie rod ends, shock absorbers, bell cranks, tire pressure, front end alignment, etc can all contribute to poor steering control. Adding after market parts to a suspension that needs attention will in all likely hood not solve your problem.

There are many knowledgeable people on this forum. If you provide adequate information about your motorhome chassis and its handling problems you will get some excellent suggestions.
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I did everything prior to adding Steer Safe, Tires, Shocks, Air Springs, and alignment which all improved the wandering.Steer Safe definitely made a improvement in my wandering issue.
Yes I would definitely recommend the Steer Safe!
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Granning IFS1050 front end

According to the folks at "Safe Steer" it is not recommended for 2003 National with this IFS1050) front axel. They told me directly "it is a difficult installation and caused nothing but trouble".


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Old 10-09-2018, 08:39 PM   #7
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Recently installed the safe t plus. Made a big difference in staying in the lane.
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I did everything prior to adding Steer Safe, Tires, Shocks, Air Springs, and alignment which all improved the wandering.Steer Safe definitely made a improvement in my wandering issue.
Yes I would definitely recommend the Steer Safe!
We have a 2003 National Tradewinds 375LE that I have struggled with the steering since we bought it back in May. With alignment, replacing shocks plus a worn out 'torsion' bar (I think) on the rear axel, and my getting more used to it, It does seem better. But, It's still not right or as right as I think I would like it.
I see several recommendations for steering stabilizers and thinking/hoping that would help.
I see in the above post that it did help them.

Hopefully I can get more information and it will help my handling.


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2003 National Tradewinds (another one)

I have that same Tradewinds 375 LE with a Granning 1050 IFS front axle. I am also looking for a front stabilizer although mine feels good I would like to "stiffen" the steering a touch. All my front end hardware and alignment is in spec. Tires are 2 years old.
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We have a 2003 National Tradewinds 375LE that I have struggled with the steering since we bought it back in May. With alignment, replacing shocks plus a worn out 'torsion' bar (I think) on the rear axel, and my getting more used to it, It does seem better. But, It's still not right or as right as I think I would like it.
I see several recommendations for steering stabilizers and thinking/hoping that would help.
I see in the above post that it did help them.

Hopefully I can get more information and it will help my handling.


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Mine is the Neway IFS 114. Check manufacture for your correct settings. Get the print out from your alignment shop for both before and after.
The first time I had mine aligned they took all the caster out. Went back to complain and got print out! Ask where they got these numbers from? I had given them Freightliners numbers to begin with. They spent 4 hours correcting what they had messed up on my alignment NO Charge! Now it drives like it should.
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We have a Spartan chassis. I wonder if that makes any difference?


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Just checked with Safe-T-Plus who checked with Spartan and a stabilizer is not available from them for my coach.
They are working on something for independant suspensions that might work to be availabled sometime after the 1st of the year.

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Anyone have an idea as to longevity of Safe-T-Plus steering stabilizers?
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According to the folks at "Safe Steer" it is not recommended for 2003 National with this IFS1050) front axel. They told me directly "it is a difficult installation and caused nothing but trouble".


Just saying
I checked with Safe Steer yesterday and found that my front axel is also the 1050 and stabilizers will not work on it.

I'm not sure if there are any other options at this time.
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