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bennefim

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Posted: 10/27/21 05:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Considering whether to put safe t steer system on our 2005 w 22 pace arrow. Desire is to make steering easier, less tiring, eliminate wandering and improve safety.

Any suggestion from current users?

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Posted: 10/28/21 05:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i have had it on both of my a's, have been very happy with it. had right front blow out on my other a and had no problem handling it.


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We added a steering stabilizer and it does help with the issues mentioned above, a good place to start with all the mods that can be done to improve handling. Takes a few tries to get it just right, worth the effort once centered and tracking straight.

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I had blue ox Tru center and it was good.. Now the reason I choose Blue OX over Safe-T-Steer at the time was a button.. Mounted beside me inside the RV it allowed me to reset the center sheet to compnsate for changing conditions and to fine tune the center adjustment.

Well. >Safe-T-Steer now offers that a an option from what I understand.

So other than that one feature...... I've heard nothing but good about it, and they now have that feature so it's still nothing but even better.


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Posted: 10/29/21 11:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

POPULAR MECHANICS MAY 1973:
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If too little caster exists, the car will wander and weave,
thus necessitating constant corrections in steering.
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I’m not familiar with “casters” or their settings. Would that be something that large trucking company could check/ repair?

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Caster example set to 7.1 degrees

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Higher caster makes the vehicle more stable, but can increase the amount of steering effort. They would need shims under the front axle to change that setting. It’s worth it if it needs an amignment done.


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bennefim wrote:

I’m not familiar with “casters” or their settings. Would that be something that large trucking company could check/ repair?

Doug


Caster.. This is easiest to explain on a STRUT system popular on many modern cars.

This is zero caster >Direction of travel> |
this is positive /
And this is negative \
You are looking at the angle of the strut from the side of the vehicle.

In both cases it's never that much (Just a couple degrees) but the idea is positive caster tends to make the vehicle wish to go straight down the road and harder to turn.

Negative caster makes it very hard to control.
That said. the safety steer even with proper caster will help. And it really helps when TSHTF (a tire blows)

One other thing that may help is a trac bar or two (front and rear) I put one on teh front but I'm told rear is better if you use only one

What is a trac bar and why (Oh it's standard with Struts but most RV's have leaf springs.)

Springs are clearly for UP/Down movement but they can also be stressed side to side.

Imagine if you will the rear of the RV is swinging a bit to the right while the front swings left. YOU the driver see the rig as heading into the left lane and compensate. then the ends "Swap" and now you think you are headed to the ditch so you compensate. and they swap again so you go down the road like this ~~~~~~~

Well the trac bar, or pan-hard bar, LOCKS the body in position over the axle so it can not move side to side.. Now you go down the road like this ===================

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