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HimNHer

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Posted: 10/13/08 02:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has anyone installed a Safety Plus steering stabilizer and then later installed a Davis Tru Track Bar? Are they compatible?

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Posted: 10/13/08 02:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you fill out your profile or tell us what MH and chassis you have, you will get better responses.


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DEPENDING on what chassis and model year you have (please let us know), I disagree with driveby's statement that they are not fixes-- at least for the Davis Tru-track.

Ford, in particular recognized the need for a front Panhard rod (that is what the Davis Tru-track is) and made it standard equipment on late-model F53 chassis. No band-aid-- this fixes a known issue with long leaf spring suspensions. It eliminates the side to side play between chassis and axle.

Would agree that the steering dampener, while good, IS a band-aid. It MAY be needed, but address other ORGANIC issues before spending the $$$.


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Posted: 10/13/08 05:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have them both on my 2001 F53


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Posted: 10/13/08 02:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My personal opinion these devices are used to overcome a symptom not fix it. I'd suggest figuring out why you're having steering challenges - could be weight, tire out of round, alignment etc. Solve those as they are cheap or free and you might just not need any of the above. Only when all of the above are done then go into "forcing" a fix. Just my opinion of course


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Posted: 10/13/08 06:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry, it's an 2007 Allegro Bay on the W-25.5

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Posted: 10/14/08 08:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have the Safety Plus and Davis TruTrack on our Workhorse W24. The improvement in handling is terrific. We had a guy cut over into our lane and I had to change lanes fast. Lane change was very stable and controlled. I would not be without them.


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Posted: 10/13/08 07:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HimNHer wrote:

Sorry, it's an 2007 Allegro Bay on the W-25.5

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What problems are you trying to fix??

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Have I done it: NO, I used a Blue Ox True Center for teh steering stabilizer

Are they compatible YES, 100%, they hook to completly different parts of the rig,no interference at all, work very well together

(I do have a Davis Tru Trac too)


The advantage of the Blue Ox over the Safety Plus is that should you ever have to re-center, it's a wrench and hammer job... and crawl under the rig

Should I have to recenter, it's a one finger job sitting in the driver's seat doign 55MPH


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