Originally Posted by gunn1976
You can't see a blowout(by deffination is sudden/rapid) before it happens. If the blowout is on the front tires you could lose control of the vehicle. The TPMS is to catch slow leeks. Here is what I think the damper/stabilizer, track bar and sway bar are for.
Stabilizer attaches to the steering arm and the frame.Works like a shock to prevent sudden & quick movement of the steering likeyou would have with a blowout on the front of the vehicle, hitting a chuckholeor ruts in the pavement. It is a safety device.
TRACK BAR attaches to the frame and the axel to keepthe body and the wheels tracking together but still allows up & downmovement. With only the shocks and springs attaching the frame to the wheelsthere is lateral movement between the two.
SWAY BAR(ANTI-SWAYBAR) attaches to axel & frame to keep the body from leaning too far offthe wheels . Stops the feeling that you are going to roll over.
TST systems monitors show temperature and pressure. you set alerts for low and high pressure and low and high temp. unless a tire is clearly defective, or unless you hit a substantial object in the road, a tire will not just blow. it will get hot first. very hot compared to where it should be. all the studies on tire failure point to this. so the monitors, to me, IMHO, are a much better device dollar for dollar than a steering stabilizer. but i may still add a steering stabilizer anyway, just to see what it does. i am lucky, i can afford it. but if i could only do one, it would be the TST monitors.
the sumo springs are designed to work in conjunction with the sway bar, to lessen side roll. i have thought about putting a track bar on. there is only so much, though, that you can dampen the movement of the coach, before the energy that is absorbed by the coach (the energy has to go somewhere, so it goes into the materials) will start to beat the coach up. and we know that some parts of these coaches are not always the highest quality material or the best quality workmanship. so i don't want to slap on too much stuff to dampen movement, only to make things so stiff that the coach starts to shake itself apart....