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Old 08-31-2020, 01:24 PM   #1
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Bilstein 24-245975 Steering Damper

Question about the Bilstein 24-245975 Steering Damper. I bought this to put on my 2007 Itasca 35J Ford F53 RV and the shop is saying it's a gas charged damper and they don't recommend putting it on? Said I need a Non-gas charged damper?
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Not sure about the reason the shop is recommending not installing but there potentially is a reason you might want to go with something along the lines of a Safe-T-Plus: The steering damper you mention is only going to be strong enough to handle minor stresses on the steering and will be of little assistance in situations where there is a severe impact on one of the steering wheels, such as a blowout. I had one of the steering dampers on my 23' class C and it provided nominal steering support even on normal road conditions. The Safe-T-Plus, and similar like-sized units, are capable of handling a coach of our size and weight and you will see the assistance even in non-tire blow out situations: such as, uneven road beds, passing semis, elevated wind hitting one side of the coach, etc.
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Yep; I put a roadmaster on my rig. I like it.
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Old 08-31-2020, 06:40 PM   #4
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I put Bilstein on my E450
Itís far superior to the stock OEM steering damper that Ford uses. I noticed a dramatic improvement.
Personally, I chose to spend $95 for Bilstein vs $600+ for SafTPlus or Roadmaster. Itís a simple DIY plug & play install.
I like the results.

That said, other E350/450 owners have opted for SafTPlus or Roadmaster and swear by it.
While still others have made no mod whatsoever and just keep driviní
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