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Old 09-25-2013, 03:19 PM   #1
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Steering stabilizer

Steering stabilizer again. Had my eyes on the TruCenter for my 2011 Knight. Called a local dealer and they said it wasn't their favorite. So, I found 8 steering stabilizers out there. Steer Safe, SafeTPlus, Reflex, Blue Ox, Super Steer. Howard and I think Roadmaster. Confused? I liked the TruCenter because you can set it for a cross wind. Don't know what to do now.
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Steering stabilizer again. Had my eyes on the TruCenter for my 2011 Knight. Called a local dealer and they said it wasn't their favorite. So, I found 8 steering stabilizers out there. Steer Safe, SafeTPlus, Reflex, Blue Ox, Super Steer. Howard and I think Roadmaster. Confused? I liked the TruCenter because you can set it for a cross wind. Don't know what to do now.
Installed SafeTPlus and it works just fine. You can't make any adjustments but it does help in crosswinds none the less.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:30 PM   #3
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I have had a Blue Ox TruCenter and a Safe T Plus. I have to say the Safe T Plus is way superior. The TruCenter never felt like it was doing much when I pressed the center switch. On the Safe T Plus, I have the optional Trim Unit and I can really feel it kick in. The Trim Unit is available from Hendersons of Grants Pass Oregon. It uses compressed air, so if you are installing it on a gas coach you'll have to get a compressor installed. Hendersons installed mine, along with a small Viair compressor and a 1 gallon air tank.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:32 PM   #4
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Ditto on SafeTPlus.
Rear traction bar also helps.
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Ditto on SafeTPlus.
Rear traction bar also helps.
Yeah, at the same time as Hendersons installed the Safe T Plus, I also got uprated front and rear sway bars and a rear track bar. My chassis came with a factory front track bar.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:44 PM   #6
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The Howard System is one of the best. However, they are no longer in business. The Blue Ox TruCenter is the closet to the Howard System of all of the them.

If the TruCenter is not installed correctly it will not operate correctly and the coach will not drive correctly. I know of one owner that bought a coach second hand and then later realized that the front end was all screwed up. He took it to a truck alignment shop and the very first thing they did was to remove the TruCenter and checked the alignment followed by a test drive. There was noting wrong with the alignment but they never re-installed the TruCenter.

I am having this same shop install my TruCenter but it will be installed 100% correctly.

The tolerance on installation is 1/32 of an inch center to center of the installation bolts and that's with both the front wheels perfectly true and straight.

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Check this post for my dealings with a TruCenter:
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f59/truce...ics-79623.html

However my last install seems to be holding up. I am driving cross country on Oct. 4 so it will get a real test!
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:35 PM   #8
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Safe-T-Plus and Henderson's trim unit. 2011 Monaco with Chrome Moly anti sway bars front and rear along with Koni shocks makes this one GREAT handling rig. deSanford PS Bilsteins by Source Engineering are also very good. Depends on the "action" you are looking for.
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I have the Steer Safe steering stabilizer. It works exactly as advertised.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:10 AM   #10
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I went with the SteerSafe. I installed it myself.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:38 PM   #11
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I have the TruCenter installed it myself 2 years ago works great.
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:02 PM   #12
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Blue Ox TruCenter here. It works but I am not sure it is really needed. In any case the ability to adjust while driving is a must. If your dealer doesn't like it, find another dealer. I installed mine, not a problem if you have the right tools.
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Steer safe here. Provides some cross wind improvement. Biggest of most steering gizmos is the tire blow out scenario safety. Don't count on a steering stab to fix something that is wrong with a coach. Fix whatever is wrong.
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Safe-t-plus here. Best price I found was on Amazon. I had to get the brackets at PPL. Installed it my self. works great.
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