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dodge guy

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Posted: 04/26/21 10:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rgatijnet1 wrote:

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.


Its not a "once and done" setting. its designed for different driving conditions. wind, road crown, etc. and yes its installed correctly!


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Posted: 04/26/21 11:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mike brez wrote:

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.


All of that is correct. Now read the part above that where it talks about installing it so that it is at the neutral setting from the factory. If the installation was not exact, you will fight the alignment every time you drive. The method I described was to set the neutral position during installation, which is why I mentioned jacking the tires up to do it. Once I set mine for the proper neutral setting as it came from the factory, I very seldom have to push the button. By very seldom, I mean maybe once a month when out in the Great Plains during high cross winds.

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Posted: 04/26/21 12:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rgatijnet1 wrote:

mike brez wrote:

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.


All of that is correct. Now read the part above that where it talks about installing it so that it is at the neutral setting from the factory. If the installation was not exact, you will fight the alignment every time you drive. The method I described was to set the neutral position during installation, which is why I mentioned jacking the tires up to do it. Once I set mine for the proper neutral setting as it came from the factory, I very seldom have to push the button. By very seldom, I mean maybe once a month when out in the Great Plains during high cross winds.



that is the way i set mine up when i first installed it. i do play with the switch every so often. i installed a foot operated switch


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Posted: 04/26/21 12:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The factory uses measurements to try to adjust for the Tru-Center neutral setting. My method takes in to consideration the vehicle's wheel alignment, RV loading, tire pressure, etc. to find the neutral setting when loaded for travel and on the highway.

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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...



huh? if you can't adjust it in motion then what's the point?


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rk911 wrote:

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...



huh? if you can't adjust it in motion then what's the point?


Exactly! I think that`s lawyer speak. I dont see how you could adjust for varying conditions if you had to keep pulling over to reset it.

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Until I could make my safe T plus adjustable on the fly, I disconnected it. Found with it connected, it may driving tiring having to hold against the 200 pounds of force when I had a cross wind.
More info : here:


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