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Old 09-22-2013
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When I was first learning how to drive this Bird, I had a much more experienced driver call me "Grampy" because my hands seemed to be shaking on the wheel. When he took it for a while he immediately commented about the 'wander' effect.
The Safe-T-Plus seems to have corrected that quite well and I'm very pleased with the purchase. There is no letting go of this steering wheel however (unless the pitch of the road is correcting me to the left). What I'm after now is that little bit of fine tuning that an experienced hand might offer.
Between Coachcraft and now I tried several places that were listed as dealers in the Safe-T-Plus. When you ask the service manager and he says, "A what? Let me look that up.", it doesn't instill a lot of confidence. I'm glad to be going to the source.
Phil & Cheryl Roberts
1990 SP36 F/T since Jan'11
"Fixed" is a temporary state of being.
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Old 09-22-2013
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When I had one on an SOB the installation was close, but not perfect. Over the next 500 miles I got under it about 5 times making tiny adjustments until it was just right (meaning that, on a flat road, or on the center of a crowned road, with no wind, it tracked perfectly straight). I think that it is likely that most initial installs are less than perfect because of the time to get them just right unless one is very lucky.
Don Bradner
Prior: 2015 Winnebago View Profile 24V
Prior: 2004 M380 Double Slide
Prior: 1990 WB40 "Blue Thunder"
Prior: 2003 Safari Zanzibar
Prior: 1998 Safari Sahara

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Old 09-22-2013
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Looks like the pushers have more of a problem. Since going to max positive caster per Randy my rig tracks just fine. Needed a SteerSafe on a P-30 Southwind many years ago.
Mike Hohnstein
FMCA 97824
Germantown, WI

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Old 09-22-2013
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The "trim control" add-on to the Safe-T-plus, makes it easy to 'center' the steering on the fly as crosswind, road crown, etc. vary. Well worth the extra cost as it reduces steering fatigue during long hours of driving.

Pete Masterson
(former) 95 WBDA 42'
(now) 2011 Roadtrek RS-Adventerous
Ridgefield, WA
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Old 09-22-2013
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Location: Port St Joe,Fl
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I have never needed a trim control,until i bought my present coach.
But,new shocks,HCV's and a good back yard alignment made it drive great.
I have driven 1000 miles in a day,several times,with no big fatigue problems.

I drove my newest coach over 700 miles in a day and it was driving terrible that day.

Shocks make all the difference..
email me at randy@randydupree.com only.

Randy Dupree
2000 LXI 43
Port St Joe Fl.

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Old 09-22-2013
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Over the years I have learned a lot about the Safe-T-Plus.

It is the best money you have spent, if you have a blow out.

It takes the work completely out of driving.

The best way to adjust it is drive on the parking lot of a sports stadium or large shopping mall. This will allow you to adjust it quicker since you are not dealing with a crown in a road. The striping in a parking lot gives you a straight line to follow without a crown.

Before I figured this out it would take me 8-12 times before I got it perfect. In a parking lot in now takes me 3-4 times to perfect it.

Also, if you are replacing a Blue Ox - Tru Center, (which you should) the Safe-T-Plus uses the same mounting bracket (on the majority of the models) That saves $50-$100.
Mike Stephenson
Lubbock, TX
1978 FC35 (totaled by fire)
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Old 07-23-2015
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I just tried looking up a 1989 WLWB and they don't list it on the Safe-t-plus guide - although it appears that the 41-230 should fit. When I look it up on their chassis fit guide this is what it shows:

1994 & Prior
Independent Front Suspension ( I.F.S )
2004 & After
Wander Lodge LX & LXI (With 16,000 Lb Axle)
2001 - 2004
Wanderlodge LX & LXI (With 1 3/4" Tie Rod)
1995 - 1998
Wanderlodge LX & LXI (With 2 1/4" Tie Rod)
1995 - 2000

Any suggestions?
1988 WB40 (with a custom slide-out) “Rose”
1981 FC 35 “Sage” (SOLD)
Winchester, VA

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Old 07-23-2015
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Location: Eufaula
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Just measure your draglink to get the right size adaptor.
Mallie & Karen Lennon
Eufaula, Oklahoma
95 42WB S 60
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Old 07-23-2015
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Anyone know of a dealer near Iowa/Illinois border and had experience with them?
Karen & Adrian Abshire - Current coach: 1998 double slide 45' Newell
Prior: 1985 Foretravel ORED 35, 1988 38' Foretravel U280, 2000 Foretravel 42' U320, 1990 WB40 'Mauvelous'(sold)
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Old 07-24-2015
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Default Installation of Safe-T-Plus

Watched the video, I have one for my SP36 I found in one of the Bays never installed. I was going to possibly install it this week end Does one need a lift or a pit? Looks like about a hour or less for a shop if you have easy access Has anyone paid to have it installed?

Mike Huggler
Houston, TX
1990 SP 36. sold.
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