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Old 01-17-2022, 03:38 PM   #1
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2003 Holiday Rambler Endeavor Help

Hey friends, yíall are always so helpful so I thought I would reach out again.

I have a 40 foot 2003 Holiday Rambler Endeavor diesel pusher. Iím trying to locate a part or a compatible replacement. I think this is called a steering stabilizer or electronic steering stabilizer but Iím not certain. Youíll see in the pic where it snapped in the middle. It also has a small box of some sort on the left side (drivers side). Thatís why Iím assuming electric. I would appreciate anyones help if they can point me to the part. Everything I see looks a lot different then what I have on their now, which is why Iím thinking it could be an upgrade of some sort. Iíll upload a couple pics. I have it strapped up right so I could get to a safe stopping point. Thanks Iím advance for your help.
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Old 01-17-2022, 04:18 PM   #2
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Interesting, there's nothing like that on my HR (a 2006.) I suspect it was added on by a prior owner?
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Old 01-17-2022, 04:21 PM   #3
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Could have been. Im thinking it is called a drag link.
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I'm guessing you have a switch on the dash or driver's armrest that is unknown as to what it does or says TruCenter.

The unit in your photo looks like a TruCenter steering assist. It had an electric box the driver's side that adjusted your steering in wind and road crown conditions. Unfortunately, it's no longer made.

The bracket that holds it to the front end (bracket on the passenger side) is the same bracket that is used by Safety T Plus, a steering stabilizer. When you order a Safety T Plus, the bracket used to be extra. If you want to add a Safety T Plus, you can probably use the old bracket and save some money.

https://www.safe-t-plus.com/
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I'm guessing you have a switch on the dash or driver's armrest that is unknown as to what it does or says TruCenter.

The unit in your photo looks like a TruCenter steering assist. It had an electric box the driver's side that adjusted your steering in wind and road crown conditions. Unfortunately, it's no longer made.

The bracket that holds it to the front end (bracket on the passenger side) is the same bracket that is used by Safety T Plus, a steering stabilizer. When you order a Safety T Plus, the bracket used to be extra. If you want to add a Safety T Plus, you can probably use the old bracket and save some money.

https://www.safe-t-plus.com/

So I guess that explains the little silver button beside my gear selector lol. Iíve wondered what that was for lol. So basically I need to remove that whole broken bar and replace that with the safe t plus system. Am I understanding correct.
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You don't have to add a Safety T Plus, unless you feel you need a steering stabilizer. When I bought the TruCenter for my coach, it came with a chrome push button. That sounds like what you have.

I added a Safety T Plus to my 2005 Diplomat. I didn't like it, it felt like there was even more drag on the steering. That's when I installed the TruCenter and found out they use the same metal bracket as Safety T Plus.

If you decide against the Safety T Plus, just remove the broken parts and leave the large metal bracket on the passenger's side, it won't hurt anything.
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Like Don says, that does look like the true center. Blue Ox made them. They had a lot of problems with them and finally discontinued them. It was common for the solenoid to fail, but it looks like your stabilizing arm broke ???

Once the solenoid fails, they are worthless. Blue Ox did carry a few replacement parts for a while, but not sure if they still do. I know the replacement parts were fairly expensive.
I would take it off and see if it makes any difference in driving. There is no reason to add anything back if your satisfied with the handling.
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I highly recommend the Safe T Plus, It will help tremendously in cross winds and when 18 wheelers try to push you around. It will also allow you to remain in control if you have a front tire blow-out. I wouldnít own a coach without one. Inexpensive when compared to the peace of mind and handling benefits. Make sure it is installed correctly. Watch plenty of videos, like anything else if it is installed wrong it will not perform correctly.
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