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Has anyone had a Safe-T-Plus installed on their U270/295/320?
Has anyone had a Safe-T-Plus installed on their U270/295/320?
Coach will be in the shop at MOT next week and thinking about putting one on.

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Has anyone had a Safe-T-Plus installed on their U270/295/320?
Coach will be in the shop at MOT next week and thinking about putting one on.

Not on a Foretravel, but had one on my previous...

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I had one front tire blow out on another rv.  Have had Safe-T-Plus since, including current FT.  100% satisfied, 100% warranty to original purchaser.  They are overbuilt and do the job intended.  Each one has a serial number.

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Had the safety steer put on my 1997 U-320 in April at the factory in Atlanta. Took them an hour including the test drive and adjustment. 623.00 out the door and what a difference it has made!

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Steven what differences did you notice?

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Put one on years ago, safe t plus.  It helps to maintain steering neutral center, reducing wander.  Mitigates violent directional changes caused by road forces.....like dropping a wheel off the edge of pavement.  Smooths the reaction.  Definite...

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No more being blown off the road by trucks, no more constantly correcting the steering. Much more stable going down the road in windy condition s.

Steve

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Steven my sister coach to yours does not move when opposing trucks blow by.

No constant correction.  Yours is fixable.  Trust me. 

The safe-t-plus tends to cover up loose front ends.

As a manager I fixed the issues first then the customer could...

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I assume one could have it installed on an Oshkosh Chassis also, with comparable results?

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Steven my sister coach to yours does not move when opposing trucks blow by.

No constant correction.  Yours is fixable.  Trust me. 

The safe-t-plus tends to cover up loose front ends.

As a...


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When I bought the Monaco Dynasty it had the Howard Centering System that some owner had put in. When test driving it I could
feel the toein was out and before I drove it again I reset the toein and it drove straight. The only time I used the...

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Where do I find a good technical description what a Safe-T-Plus does and how it installed to a 2003 U320?
Thank you

Klaus

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Chuck? When you loosen the two bolts ? How much is a little? Half turn ? 2 turns? I assume you can tell by the threads which way ? If pulling or pushing the tire?

Thanks

I had the safe t plus.. took it off.. after having the steering by box...

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When adjusting toe in you need to measure it. I like 3/16 of an inch toe in. I made my own toe in bar, 1/4 inch pipe and a rod that
can go inside and drill a hole near one end and weld a 1/4 inch nut and make a wing nut with a 1/4 bolt.

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I read Chuck Pearson's and Caflashbob's submission on this topic again today, now that I know what a Safe-T-Plus is.

Excellent contributions of authors that can explain a quite complex issue (steering dynamics of a vehicle) and then stating their...

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Chuck? When you loosen the two bolts ? How much is a little? Half turn ? 2 turns? I assume you can tell by the threads which way ? If pulling or pushing the tire?

David, rotating the track bar...

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One very important consideration.....these instructions  are for the straight axle style Foretravels.  The do not apply to the IFS front end styles that started showing up in later years. 



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I put it on our coach strictly for assistance in case of a blowout.  Nothing to do with front end compensation.  I had a blowout on rear of last coach, and after watching a couple of videos where people rolled their coach I bought the safe t...

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Like Chris, this is strictly to help in a blowout or other emergency and the decision is a "no brainer".  I installed it (myself) on my Safari and I experienced good results as previously described, but then I also replaced all my bushings at...

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They had a deal on it at the tent in Jan. Maybe they will have it again.

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I have seriously overexpounded on the fixing of the suspension and using the Michelin's. 

Way more money.   How much for what?

My personal thought would be is can you substitute less self steering tires and a looser front end with the safe-t-steer...

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Bob, as Sven and I both stated-- this is not installed so you can continue driving with a wore out front end-- it is strictly for safety
Just my 2c worth
Chris

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Safety is over-riding issue. look at the name of the product. "Safe-T-Plus".

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My personal thought would be is can you substitute less self steering tires and a looser front end with the safe-t-steer AND drive the coach in normal medium conditions and drive it from the...


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