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Posted: 09/15/21 03:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking at purchasing a 37 foot class A gasser in a few weeks.

I read that a front end stabilizer is a good safety add on for front end blowouts, passing big rigs, and cross winds, for better control.

What say you guys?

And, what's your recommendations on available products?

Thanks,

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It’s a good addition. Mine came with a Blue Ox True Center. It is electronically controlled so you can recently the wheel in high winds or road crown. Sadly they don’t make it any more for the F53. I just helped my buddy put on on his 17 F53. I don’t know the brand but it has an internal spring to help keep the wheel straight in the event of a blowout.


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I put two mods on my rig. Trac Bar and stablizer.. Made a BIG difference


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Posted: 09/15/21 06:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Definitely. I had Steer Safe installed on two of my Class A's. Big difference.

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It may have already been installed. Very common mod. Have you checked?


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Posted: 09/16/21 01:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Positive caster is a natural stabilizer.

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Tell us what chassis for better feedback.

Workhorse W or Ford F53???


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OP here.

It's a 2014 Tiffin Open Road 36 LA with the F 53 frame.

Thanks for the input.

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I removed the S-T-+ until I could make it adjustable on the fly. With power steer the blowout help is more advertising than protection. Spend your money on rear tracbars.


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Oh I will say this.
MOST steering stablizers if they need adjustment you crawl under with wrenches and a hammer.. Major job.

Blue Ox True Center (ALl of them) and I think Safe-T-Steer with the remote option have a button inside the driver's space You press and adjust FRONM the driver's seat.

Now they tell you "DO NOT PRESS BUTTON WHEN DRIVING"

Ever watch one of those TV Shows or movies where the novice pilot has to land the plane and when it turns off the autopilot he dang near carashes.

I believe them... (I pushed the button at about 30 MPH)

Some roads you need to adjust for or some weather conditons. the button really helps. Though with the Blue Ox I had I had to slightly "over" adjust.

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