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Old 05-29-2014, 02:53 PM   #1
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Steering Stabilizers -

I finally convinced DW that we needed a steering stabilizer and I'm ready to pull the trigger.

Problem is that there are four options and regardless of cost I want to get the best of the best.

Two of them have about the same force in lbs. which is TruCenter and SafeTPlus, only difference is the adjust on the fly. The difference in price is almost double. Is it worth it?

Then there is the heavy weight, SteerSafe, which puts out up to 400 lbs. of force and the cost is a little bit cheaper than SafeTPlus. For about the same cost: Isn't more force better?

Last but not least is the Roadmaster Reflex. I couldn't find anywhere how much force it provides, but it is definitely the cheapest. Does the "you pay for what you get rule" apply with this one?

It seems to me that the more force you have available to counteract conditions the more it helps. Or, is 400 lbs. overkill and anywhere in the range of 200 - 300 perfectly fine?

The last question is in reference to the adjust on the fly available with TruCenter. I know that SafeTPlus has an add-on, but not interested. Is that something that you wished you had?
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:11 PM   #2
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I on,y have experience with the BlueOx TruCenter...and I've used it once. (We just bought our coach...the previous owner had it installed).

Having the ability to adjust it on the fly made the wind a non-issue. I like it, and I'm glad I have it. But again...I have no experience with anything else, and I didn't even make the choice of this particular one!
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:05 PM   #3
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I have the tan safe-t-plus to install on mine.
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:22 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by k3wtf View Post
I have the tan safe-t-plus to install on mine.
I spoke with the brain behind TruCenter and he explained a lot of things. He recommended both Safe T Plus and TruCenter...of course. He worked for Safe T Plus for 20 years and was with Blue Ox since the beginning of the TruCenter.

Both Safe T Plus and TruCenter have the return to center capability for the shock type. Roadmaster Reflex does not. The Reflex it's just a regular shock with a spring wrapped around it. It provides 230 lbs of pressure which is a little too much for the F53 chassis.

He also mentioned that even though Steer Safe works, it's way outdated. They haven't changed a thing in 30+ years and 400 lbs of force is too much for the king pin and steering. He also mentioned a couple of other issues but can't was a lot of information.

160 pounds is all that's needed to help with all of the issues we are faced with our F53 chassis. Where TruCenter wins over Safe T Steer is that it's easier to get on the road since there is no adjustments after install and of course the center on the fly feature.

I mentioned all of the problems that some folk were having with previous models of the TruCenter and he said that they had to tighten tolerances and install beefier solenoids.
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:34 AM   #5
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I have the Tru-Center, I recommended it to a friend of mine, he chose to go with one half the cost..... He now has spent more money and has the Tru-Center also.

They cost more because they work better.
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