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dodge guy

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Posted: 09/20/21 07:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wa8yxm wrote:

Oh I will say this.
MOST steering stablizers if they need adjustment you crawl under with wrenches and a hammer.. Major job.

Blue Ox True Center (ALl of them) and I think Safe-T-Steer with the remote option have a button inside the driver's space You press and adjust FRONM the driver's seat.

Now they tell you "DO NOT PRESS BUTTON WHEN DRIVING"

Ever watch one of those TV Shows or movies where the novice pilot has to land the plane and when it turns off the autopilot he dang near carashes.

I believe them... (I pushed the button at about 30 MPH)

Some roads you need to adjust for or some weather conditons. the button really helps. Though with the Blue Ox I had I had to slightly "over" adjust.


Yep, I love my True Center. it came with the MH. I love being able to reset it for road crown or wind. you need to be ready when pressing the button, but its not a big deal most of the time.


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Sandia Man

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Posted: 09/22/21 12:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Steering stabilizers work well but they are just one of many options to improve handling on Class A rigs. After installing one on our rig they do help with passing trucks and high winds, we also found that it reduces driver fatigue by keeping our rig centered, having to constantly move the steering wheel slightly to stay straight can take quite a toll physically and mentally after a few hours on the road.

scbwr

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Posted: 09/23/21 06:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had a Roadmaster stabilizer installed on our Bay Star and I'm pleased with the results. It helped to minimize any push from passing trucks, and it's good to know that it's there in the event of a front tire blowout. I'm pretty sure it has also helped a few times when you have to move over a bit and the shoulder of the road or ground beyond the road is at a lower level.

When I have the oil changed, I always have the shop take a look at the whole chassis (brakes, belts, etc.) and specifically mention checking the stabilizer bolts and they are the shop that installed it for me.

Before adding the stabilizer, I had the front end aligned (after replacing tires) and adjusted tire pressures based on axle weights, adding a bit since I couldn't get four corner weights. The alignment helped a lot, and just last month, I had the alignment checked and it is still good. So, I'm very comfortable with how my rig handles and find that keeping the speed to 60-62 mph seems to be the sweet spot and my upper limit is 65 due to the towing requirements of the Malibu.


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Posted: 09/26/21 07:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought my MH with Steer safe already installed, and I always thought it was great because I could drive the MH with one hand even when trucks passed me. Several years ago I had a front end failure and had to drive home from Ohio without it. I noticed no difference in the handling of the MH. I still drove it with one had even with passing trucks. I think a good front end alignment with a positive caster, and the right weight distribution where each tire carries the same load will have a much greater influence in the handling

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