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rk911

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Posted: 04/25/21 07:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

a different post about the BlueOx TruCenter reminded me that I had intended to post this last year but it completely slipped my mind.

I've had the TruCenter for a while now but I'm not sure that it's working, maybe I'm doing something wrong or maybe my expectations are too high. this is what i was told by BlueOx,

turn the wheel in the desired direction, press and hold the TruCenter button until you no longer need pressure to keep the vehicle crabbed into the wind.

seems simple enought but easing of the steering wheel pressure never seems to happen to a point where a light hand on the wheel is needed. the tech at BlueOx said not to press the TruCenter button for more than 10-seconds. i have had the system checked by a qualified service center which pronounced it in working condition. they echoed the instructions i got from Blue Ox.

is this the right way to use it? does it disengage when on a curve


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Posted: 04/25/21 07:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pretty much that is the way it works. Except it only goes back to center after shutting off the ignition. That is if it’s wired correctly to a keyed hot.
I never held the button for over three to five seconds.
With the key in the on position press button and you should hear a click sound from the solenoid.


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Posted: 04/25/21 08:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ok, i'll make sure it's working. maybe my expectations are out of whack.

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You will know if it’s working. Try turning the wheel and see if it wants to hold it in that direction. I love mine I can set it in high winds and it takes just a resting hand in the wheel to keep it straight. I haven’t looked into it, but I think it keeps the setting even when it loses power. I haven’t had to reset it after stopping for gas.

The newer ones come with a module that times out if you hold the button too long so you don’t burn out the solenoid.


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Posted: 04/26/21 05:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I adjusted mine by using a pointer I taped to the top of the steering wheel. I drove down a decent highway and marked on the dash where the pointer on the steering wheel lined up with each other.
Then I went back to my driveway and used the levelers to raise the front wheels off of the ground. With the wheels off of the ground I adjusted the Tru-Center so that the steering wheel pointer aligned with the mark that I put on the dash. That was all it took to have it adjusted so that I did not have to fight against it when driving down the highway. With the Tru-Center it took much less input from me to stay in my lane. .

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I found I neeeded to slightly "over correct" to get the blang thing to center properly.

Also they tell you DO NOT PRESS BUTTON WHILE IN MOTION.

Yup. You know those movies where the novice pilot turns off the auto pilot and dang near crashes the plane.....> Believe them.

However once you do it once.. you learn (hopefully) how to do it without crashing the motor home.

But I found I had to slightly over correct on mine.. Loved it however.


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rgatijnet1 wrote:

I adjusted mine by using a pointer I taped to the top of the steering wheel. I drove down a decent highway and marked on the dash where the pointer on the steering wheel lined up with each other.
Then I went back to my driveway and used the levelers to raise the front wheels off of the ground. With the wheels off of the ground I adjusted the Tru-Center so that the steering wheel pointer aligned with the mark that I put on the dash. That was all it took to have it adjusted so that I did not have to fight against it when driving down the highway. With the Tru-Center it took much less input from me to stay in my lane. .


It’s not meant to be used like that. It’s meant to be set in various conditions.
I sometimes reset it many times throughout the day.

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wa8yxm wrote:

I found I neeeded to slightly "over correct" to get the blang thing to center properly.

Also they tell you DO NOT PRESS BUTTON WHILE IN MOTION.

Yup. You know those movies where the novice pilot turns off the auto pilot and dang near crashes the plane.....> Believe them.

However once you do it once.. you learn (hopefully) how to do it without crashing the motor home.

But I found I had to slightly over correct on mine.. Loved it however.


That’s the only way I do it. Sometimes it takes multiple attempts to get it right. I do it on the fly with no issues.

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Posted: 04/26/21 05:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dodge guy wrote:

rgatijnet1 wrote:

I adjusted mine by using a pointer I taped to the top of the steering wheel. I drove down a decent highway and marked on the dash where the pointer on the steering wheel lined up with each other.
Then I went back to my driveway and used the levelers to raise the front wheels off of the ground. With the wheels off of the ground I adjusted the Tru-Center so that the steering wheel pointer aligned with the mark that I put on the dash. That was all it took to have it adjusted so that I did not have to fight against it when driving down the highway. With the Tru-Center it took much less input from me to stay in my lane. .


It’s not meant to be used like that. It’s meant to be set in various conditions.
I sometimes reset it many times throughout the day.


Going on 60,000 miles with mine and I don't plan on changing the way I use it. Perhaps you have to adjust yours so much because you never set it up right when you first installed it.

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Posted: 04/26/21 07:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

From manual

Operating Instructions With these TruCenter™ models, (TC35270 & TC35160) the operator has the ability to adjust the length or center point of the TruCenter™ unit. If the vehicle tends to pull to one side, the operator needs to push the TruCenter™ switch and hold it in while turning the steering wheel in the direction that makes the vehicle follow a straight path. Then, release the switch. For example, if encountering a high crosswind, depress the switch while correcting the vehicle’s course by turning the steering wheel into the wind. Only turn the steering wheel enough to make the vehicle follow a straight path down the road. When the wind stops push the button, steer the coach so it is going straight and release the button. CAUTION: The switch activates a solenoid that, if activated too long, causes permanent damage to the solenoid. The timer relay is properly set at the factory and the switch on it should not be altered. Altering standard factory setting will cause improper function of TruCenter™ and/ or permanent damage to the solenoid. Although a timer relay is installed to protect the solenoid, we recommend NOT activating the solenoid for periods longer than 5 to 10 seconds at a time. It is better to make multiple, fine adjustments than to hold the switch and try to align in one, time-consuming operation.
NOTE: The adjustment button only allows the adjustment to be made with the steering wheel. It activates an adjustable gas spring, but the actual adjustment must be made by manually turning the steering wheel to the desired position.

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