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Old 09-09-2018, 10:23 AM   #15
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Just get a Blue Ox Tru Center
BlueOx has quit offering the Tru Center.
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I don't believe that any trim unit or steering stabilizer is going to help much in a blowout situation. Nor would we want it to "lock" the steering straight ahead - you still need to be able to steer off the road to a safe stop or maybe even avoid another vehicle. At best it can only help dampen the feedback response (the wheels trying to pull the steering wheel), but you can do that yourself if you don't panic.


I'm not against installing units like this for extra steering convenience and safety, but they are not a substitute for driving skills and not a panacea for tire failures.
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Old 09-09-2018, 01:32 PM   #17
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I don't believe that any trim unit or steering stabilizer is going to help much in a blowout situation.

Nor would we want it to "lock" the steering straight ahead - you still need to be able to steer off the road to a safe stop or maybe even avoid another vehicle.
The reason many have installed, or are considering installing, the Safe-T-Plus is to help control (steer) the coach "straight" in the event of a front tire blow out.

My original comments may have been misunderstood.
No one (I hope) is expecting or wanting the steering to be "locked".
My concern about the trim unit was if a sudden force (like a tire blowout) could "knock the trim unit out of the centered position". If that was possible then you would have more trouble steering straight after a blowout because you would then be fighting the blown tire and the stabilizer spring (which would then no longer centered).

However, it sounds like that is not as much of a concern as I had thought. And that the trim unit only has about an inch of travel so even it if was knocked out if position, it would only ba an inch (or half inch) which is not as bad (the device looked like it had several of inches of travel).
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Old 09-09-2018, 01:37 PM   #18
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BlueOx has quit offering the Tru Center.
It looks like they still advertize it on their website. TruCenter Steering Control | Blue Ox | Blue Ox

BTW - it says the BlueOx exerts 270 lbs force (whereas the Safe-T-Plus is 230 lbs).
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It looks like they still advertize it on their website. TruCenter Steering Control | Blue Ox | Blue Ox

BTW - it says the BlueOx exerts 270 lbs force (whereas the Safe-T-Plus is 230 lbs).
I think we're going off track here. What's important in a tire blow out is the shock absorber inside the Truecenter or Safe-t-plus. It will help prevent a sudden change of direction and knocking your hands off the steering wheel.
The spring is just to help you in keeping the steering in a straight direction while driving... And the trim kit to make small corrections to keep the MH going straight.
Those system are acting exactly like a normal suspension: the spring holds the weight of the car and the shock absorber, well, absorbs abrupt changes of the wheel...
So will the system help in a blowout, yes!!!
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