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Old 03-02-2020, 12:54 AM   #21
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Hello everyone from Southeastern NC, I received my Safe T Plus steering stabilizer today and installed it. Test drive tomorrow. Again thank you for all your input on this.
Chucke, I know this is an older thread but how did the test drive go? thanks John

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Old 04-19-2020, 02:06 PM   #22
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I have a Chevy based 2020 Thor Chateau 28A. Planning on a Safe T Plus steering stabilizer. Wondering if a garage mechanic(me) could easily install it with out ramps or jacking up the front end?


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Old 04-19-2020, 02:21 PM   #23
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Use your leveling blocks to raise the front end a few inches to give you more room to work.
Then you can easily have the access to remove the OEM damper and install the new Saf T Plus.
Thatís how I did it.
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Old 04-19-2020, 02:24 PM   #24
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Old 04-19-2020, 06:07 PM   #25
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I have a Chevy based 2020 Thor Chateau 28A. Planning on a Safe T Plus steering stabilizer. Wondering if a garage mechanic(me) could easily install it with out ramps or jacking up the front end?


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Installation is pretty simple. Iíve not done it on a Chevrolet chassis but Iím assuming itís not much different from the Ford E series. In the Fords case there are some significant bolt torques involved. You should be able to find the installation instructions on line or Iíve no doubt the folks at the SafeTPlus factory will be happy to advise. They are extraordinarily nice people. Also know that youĎll likely need to adjust it once or twice to get it dialed in just right. Itís easy enough though. Good luck.
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Old 04-19-2020, 10:05 PM   #26
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I have a Chevy based 2020 Thor Chateau 28A. Planning on a Safe T Plus steering stabilizer. Wondering if a garage mechanic(me) could easily install it with out ramps or jacking up the front end?


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Not sure what part of Texas you are in, but in my case I took mine to Rush Ford Commercial Center to simply put on mounting bracket and they could not get the bolts off to mount the stabilizer bar without saying they may have cut and make new custom U bolts as Ford does not sell the OEM parts!!!. They charged me the $175 minimum; so I left with nothing and a vow to never use them again even if I do have Ford warranty situation. I took to a real Spring & Alignment shop in Dallas, they drove up in a bay that had standing room access from bottom. $75 and 20 minutes later it was done. I only had the mounting bracket at the time. I should have gone their first when I had all of the parts. I actually installed the stabilizer bar and aligned it myself. Took me 4 tries but I got it perfect.
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Old 04-19-2020, 11:35 PM   #27
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On my Ford F53 the bolt torque is 250 lbft. Thatís a bunch and if there is rust or crud it can be tough to get them loose (or tight after). I have a 36 inch breaker bar and didnít have any trouble but just know itís there. I donít recall the torque on the E chassis but I donít remember having any trouble with it. Donít know about the Chevy chassis. I also recall that the factory will install for free if you take it there. RVs are made for traveling so maybe just plan a trip that way when they let us out again?!
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Old 04-20-2020, 02:06 AM   #28
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On my Ford F53 the bolt torque is 250 lbft. Thatís a bunch and if there is rust or crud it can be tough to get them loose (or tight after). I have a 36 inch breaker bar and didnít have any trouble but just know itís there. I donít recall the torque on the E chassis but I donít remember having any trouble with it. Donít know about the Chevy chassis. I also recall that the factory will install for free if you take it there. RVs are made for traveling so maybe just plan a trip that way when they let us out again?!
The Safe T Plus people are very good to work with. They offered to install for me but I had no chance of getting back to Atlanta any time soon. Had I known, I went through Atlanta on my way back from Florida where I had just bought the the RV. At the time, I just wanted to get back to Dallas alive with new RV

The Ford bolt torque is exactly as you say, it was no chance for me to get off as I tried. Not sure I wanted it to come off anyway because I think you need to relieve the pressure off the springs? My RV; although a brand new 2019 was rusted pretty good. Tried that Pressure Blaster stuff a few times, but no breaker bar. The Rush Commercial Truck center in Irving TX should have got it off, but they claim they thought the U bolt would break and it would need to be replaced. So to not cripple me, they wanted me to bring it back later after they had custom order parts made if it actually broke? It may have cost me $400 to let them do it!!! I ate the sunk $175 and never looked back. The Spring Alignment shop in Dallas said it came right off; I was just glad it was over. I got such a good deal on the Safe T Plus kit that I still was only out about $650 total?
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