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Old 11-08-2016, 11:53 AM   #1
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Steering Stabilizer LESSON LEARNED

Ok. So I purchased my (second time around) Steering Stabilizer from CARID. I have purchased many items from them and they have always came through. This time...........
So, I received the stabilizer in the mail. Broke out the instructions and read through them and ensured I had all the parts I needed and I knew what I was doing. Easy.....peasy........
After installation, I was proud of myself for installing this exactly like the instructions dictated. Step-by-Step.
Go in my unit and was going to try it out to see if I needed any more adjustments. To my surprise, it would only turn to the left. Would not turn to the right. What!!!! Did I do something wrong??? Can't be. I went back through the instructions and didn't see anything wrong.
So, I uninstalled this unit and started from scratch. While the front of the MH was up in the air, I tried to turn the wheel again. No right turns. Is there something that is preventing it to turn right?
Third and Fourth installation.....same thing. I was at the point of boxing it back up and sending it back to CARID.
And then, for some odd reason, I looked at the "shock" and thought..."Of course. The "shock" has to go halfway to the right and halfway to the left. Why didn't I see this earlier????\
So. I pulled the "shock" out all the way. Marked center. Push "shock" back in half way and W A L AAAAAAAAA. It worked.
No if I could only get the manufacturers to put this in their instructions, it would make me look a lot smarter.
Ok. Lesson Learned. But. Don't you think that his would be in the instructions? Would help.
Thanks. That's my story and I'm sticking with it!!!
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Old 11-08-2016, 04:14 PM   #2
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You bought a stabilizer from CARID. Is that the name of the shock company or the supplier?
The Safe-T-Plus stabilizer has a spring on each side of the shock piston keeping the shock in a neutral position. Did you buy a stabilizer shock or a dampener type shock?
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