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Old 02-01-2014, 08:49 PM   #1
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Steering Stabilizer Systems

I was curious if anyone has installed a steering stabilizer system and if so which one and how you feel about it.
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:36 AM   #2
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I put a stabilizer on my '08 Tour, because it really needed it. I used the Blue Ox product, don't remember the name. It worked good, much easier to drive. But you don't need it on the Anthem with the independent front suspension system. The Tour had the I beam front end.
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:21 PM   #3
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I had Blue-Ox Tru-steer on my straight-axle Beaver. It worked well when it worked, but I had two Tru-Steer units and each one failed after 3 years or so on the coach. The first one was replaced under warranty, the second one Blue-Ox said was unrepairable and they would not warranty it but offered a discount on a new one. I would probably have gotten a replacement if I still had the old coach, but the Anthem drives so well, I don't think I'll do it.

The best part of the Tru-Steer is the centering feature. By pushing a button, you can adjust away any steady side pull such as is caused by road crown, or a steady crosswind. Once you press the button, the coach steers straight as an arrow. The downside of this is that there is a heavy (hydraulic?) spring that makes this happen, and as a side effect is that your steering becomes significantly harder. It feels like some of your power steering's power has been taken away. Of course that is not the case, but the power steering now has to overcome normal forces plus the forces of the Tru-Steer, so steering is not as light as before.
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:27 PM   #4
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I agree the Anthem drives great. I had a front right steering tire blow out on a previous RV and we ended up in a ditch. An experience I hope no one has to experience. Spooky to say the least. I watch age of tires and tire pressures very close, but was thinking a stabilizer system may help if this was ever to occur again.
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Funny you mention that because it was one reason I bought the Tru-Steer. After the Tru-Steer failed (it literally fell apart and was dragging on the ground in two pieces), I sent it back to Blue-Ox for repair. Blu-Ox said they were coming up with an improved model and that it'd be several months before I got a replacement (turned out to be about a year). While I was waiting for a replacement and driving without the Tru-Steer, I had a front tire blowout. I was able to wrestle the coach to a stop and keep it under control, so it can be done without a steering stabilizer.
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I have used the Safe-T-Plus unit for over 25 years NO problems. I have added the Henderson's steer safe control with a push toggle switch works as advertized. deSanford
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I have used the Safe-T-Plus unit for over 25 years NO problems. I have added the Henderson's steer safe control with a push toggle switch works as advertized. deSanford
X 2 for the Safe T Plus with Henderson Trim Unit. I have also owned a Blue Ox Tru Center and was not nearly as happy with it.
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Safe Steer here. installed for just over a year. An improvement in steering control, but installed primarily for safety aspects.

How Does It Work? | SteerSafe.com
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I just ordered the Roadmaster Refelx Steering Stabilizer and I'll let you know how it works after I get it installed. Everything I've read says they all make a big difference on how your coach handles. I think they are all good, but price was a factor for me.
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X 2 for the Safe T Plus with Henderson Trim Unit. I have also owned a Blue Ox Tru Center and was not nearly as happy with it.
Why do you like the Safe T Plus more than Tris-Steer?
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A friend of mine bought a motor home in AZ so we flew in to pick it up on the way home driving on interstate you could not drive it it was all over the road a bad case of memory steer. So we stoped at Home depo bought some tools and removed the springs on the steering stabilizer. Wow what a difference it drove 10 x better but had some memory steer. So we made another stop and bought a air guage and took 7 psi out of the front and 10 out of rear and now we can drive it with out white knuckles it is a joy to drive you can drive with one hand with no fear.
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I just ordered the Roadmaster Refelx Steering Stabilizer and I'll let you know how it works after I get it installed. Everything I've read says they all make a big difference on how your coach handles. I think they are all good, but price was a factor for me.
I have the Roadmaster on my 1997 Endeavor. The change was not dramatic but it is noticeable. I have less (but not totally gone) wander and the push/suck when a truck passes me on the interstate is gone. I would do it again. Installation is simple providing you have large wrenches.
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I have the blue ox tru center. I like it because it is adjustable while you are driving. It really reduces the tension of driving the rig. It takes a few adjustments but it makes the rig steer more like a car than a truck. You can take the crown out of the road and the wind out of play. If I was close enough to Henderson's I would have had their adjustable unit installed. They have a great reputation.
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Hi Chad! I installed a SteerSafe stabilizer on the Windsor last year. I did not need it for any problems in driving, but wanted it to maintain control in case of a blowout on the front tires. I did the install myself.
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