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Old 04-07-2016, 11:16 AM   #11
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Handling in Winds

Originally Posted by Iggy View Post
Thanks but don't worry as these were pics while they were installing and it was not finished when I took the pictures.
If I read the instructions correctly, once the bracket is on the axle, slid toward center, and the springs are straight, it says tighten eye bolts until the eye is against the fulcrum. The only way to make that happen is to tighten the eye bolts all the way.
Then depending on if adjustment is needed, you would loosen the backside eye bolt one side then loosen the front eye bolt on the other side.

It seems to me with the springs stretched, you get the 400 lbs of force in the straight ahead position. If the springs are not stretched, the force in the straight ahead position would be less and you would only get greater force with the wheel turned and stretching a spring.

It least that it how I installed my Steer safe. Guess I need double check.

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Old 04-07-2016, 12:54 PM   #12
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Thanks for all input!

Thank you all for chiming in. I did install Steer Safe last fall and was able to feel the difference before and after. When I was originally RV shopping, I wanted a Class C. Unfortunately, I am vertically challenged and the used models I sat behind the wheel of did not get me close enough to the accelerate/brake pedals. They had this Georgetown on the lot and I took it for a test drive with no problems. I'm second guessing myself and wondering if there was a Class C that I would have been comfortable driving had I waited. Thanks again!

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Old 04-07-2016, 04:21 PM   #13
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Give it a little time to get used to it. The A class drives different than a C class. Keep in mind you are higher up and thus you sway more in the unit. A bit like riding in the top bunk of a Class C.

Wheel time helps as well as the changes recommended here.

We really enjoy our 270 and it short length. We do not tow anything, so this is our primary transport when camping. We fit it into spots most units would not go. We can park in 2 car length spaces. :-)

Everything a trade off, and with time you will adjust. We went from trailer, 37 ft MH to 30 ft MH. We enjoyed them all, miss features in each of them and enjoy the new things.

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Old 04-08-2016, 12:03 AM   #14
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Steer Safe

One of my co-workers told me about SteerSafe and told me he had it installed on his Class C. I drove the 3 hrs to Deming and had it installed on my RV. I was able to feel the difference on my drive home. Thanks for the pics.

Originally Posted by Iggy View Post
We did the cheap handling fix and still install SteerSafe. We happened to be driving thru Deming NM where the company exists and they installed their SteerSafe in about 20 minutes on my 2012 378TS.
Like other have mentioned you need to have some driving time under your belt, have proper tire pressure for your weight and good tires and frontend alignment. FYI if you over inflate the front tires you will feel the front end kind of floating and not gripping the road as it should.
Here is a few pictures of my SteerSafe install.

The SteerSafe is designed to keep your rig straight if you have a front tire blowout. While driving it helps you will less fatigue while steering straight down the road.

I also added a Blue OX Tiger Trac in the back as I have a large 242" wheelbase and I was still getting the rear sway at times. See pictures.
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Old 04-08-2016, 06:37 AM   #15
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As others have said seat time sure helps as well as the other things like tire pressure and CHF. I also had a Steer Safe instead at an FMCA rally. I have driven in some high winds and you have to slow down and stay alert.

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