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Old 07-15-2019, 03:38 AM   #1
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Steering stabilizer

Our 2017 Vegas 25.3 had what I call "loosie goosie" steering. From You Tube videos and CW service department I learned about the Safety Plus Steering stabilizer which, with a trip from Texas to Washington State (and return) later this month, I considered installing at a cost of several hundred dollars plus installation. Fortunately I asked our auto mechanic for his opinion. He agreed with the necessity of the product and quoted me a price of less than $60 for the steering stabilizer! Yesterday he installed it and OMG the difference! I now feel much more secure in the handling of the coach!
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:51 AM   #2
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Is that $60 labor for the install?
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:56 AM   #3
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No, the part was $57. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-15-2019, 05:27 AM   #4
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No, the part was $57. Attachment 18950
It would help but there are some differences if you look at the specs of both. Long as you are happy with it.
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Old 07-15-2019, 11:49 AM   #5
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A Safe-T -Plus it is not. It looks to be nothing more than a direct replacement for the factory stabilizer which is anemic at best.
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Old 07-15-2019, 11:49 PM   #6
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Yeah, thats just a HD steering "stock".... not the same think as Safety plus.

But if it works for you then great.

I love my Safety plus steering stablizer. It will straighten your wheel for you once you make your turn (kinda like a FWD car will) plus making driving on the interstate a joy.

It applys 500# of pressure both left and right so it wants to return the wheel to straight. Its resists turning the wheel (more noticable in parking lots .... making tight turns etc.... but I dont mind it).
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Old 07-16-2019, 12:22 AM   #7
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It will straighten your wheel for you once you make your turn (kinda like a FWD car will)
Every car I have ever driven, FWD or RWD does this if properly aligned: it's called caster.

Now if you are not moving the Safe-T plus ( and Roadmaster equivalent) will tend to straighten the wheel as well - no caster in play unless you're rolling.

The bad thing about these stabilizers - for the DIYers - is that if you have your front end jacked up and want to turn your wheels to one side for better access to what you are trying to do - they won't stay there unless you strap down the steering wheel.
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:48 AM   #8
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Every car I have ever driven, FWD or RWD does this if properly aligned: it's called caster.

Now if you are not moving the Safe-T plus ( and Roadmaster equivalent) will tend to straighten the wheel as well - no caster in play unless you're rolling.

The bad thing about these stabilizers - for the DIYers - is that if you have your front end jacked up and want to turn your wheels to one side for better access to what you are trying to do - they won't stay there unless you strap down the steering wheel.
Yes, but on a FWD when your floor it the steering wheel straightens out twice (3x) as quickly as a RWD. Thats what I was refering to. Sorry for the confusion

It will basically double the speed your RV would normally straighten out the wheel. I just left the steering wheel slip though my hand where before you had to move the wheel to straighten it out.

Works great.
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