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Old 05-18-2016, 05:10 PM   #1
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Steering stabilization products.

Has any one had a Safe-T-Plus.com ,or similar, package installed on a Ford E-350 chassis?
It is as good as advertised?
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Old 05-18-2016, 05:25 PM   #2
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when I bought my 2011 F250 it had a dual shock front stabilizer system on it ...I know ford had some problems with something they called the death wobble but my truck goes down the road no problems ... I am thankful someone had alreadt installed it as I was going to if I needed one
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Old 05-18-2016, 05:38 PM   #3
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I have installed the Safe-T-Plus on my last 3 motorhomes including my current Jayco Seneca. I like the peace of mind if a front tire blowout should happen, and the stabilized feel to the steering wheel.
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Thanks a abarkl, you're putting the system on 3 motor homes is telling me what I want to hear. Much appreciated.
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Let us know how you make out

I will be interested in hearing how you make out if you decide to install it. I have been contemplating the same addition after a friend with a Class A recommended it. I have struggled with how loose the steering is on my rig. If I was driving every day it would not be an issue, but only driving maybe 20 days a year makes the adjustment from Chevy Sonic to E450 a little challenging.

My only concern, beyond $$$, is that a few of the reviews I have read suggest if your installer does not know what they are doing they can actually make things significantly worse.
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I will be interested in hearing how you make out if you decide to install it. I have been contemplating the same addition after a friend with a Class A recommended it. I have struggled with how loose the steering is on my rig. If I was driving every day it would not be an issue, but only driving maybe 20 days a year makes the adjustment from Chevy Sonic to E450 a little challenging.

My only concern, beyond $$$, is that a few of the reviews I have read suggest if your installer does not know what they are doing they can actually make things significantly worse.
I'm assuming you have checked your tire pressures, had your rig aligned, and adjusted your Hellwigs right?
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Make sure you also have a wheel alignment done.. the wheels were aligned at the Ford plant before the house was added to the frame...
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OP, you need more +caster. These cutaway vans come from Ford assembly with the caster set at +3.5 (or so) which is OK for city driving. On the highway you want to have +5.5 degrees of caster which eliminates loose steering and wandering.
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I'm assuming you have checked your tire pressures, had your rig aligned, and adjusted your Hellwigs right?
I have had the alignment done twice to get it to where it is now. Tire pressure is good. Have not touched the springs.
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I have had the alignment done twice to get it to where it is now. Tire pressure is good. Have not touched the springs.
The springs will throw more weight forward if they are adjusted correctly. Helps make the rig feel more planted.
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