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Old 02-18-2019, 08:41 PM   #1
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steering stabalizer

Going to put one on the new 26m intent,roadmaster or saf t plus?thanks for any input
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:16 PM   #2
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I just put saftsteer on my sightseer 29 R what a difference also put on sumo springs and new shocks it actually fun to drive now
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Old 02-19-2019, 12:04 AM   #3
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I went with the Safety Steer and the CHF with lengthened front links.. As Gordie said, it's fun to drive now.

I tried the Bilsteins but they were much too stiff for my INTENT 26M so I sent them back. The ride was unbearable and they tried to shake the RV apart piece by piece.
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I just put saftsteer on my sightseer 29 R what a difference also put on sumo springs and new shocks it actually fun to drive now
What shocks did you go with?
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:00 AM   #5
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We have a safe-t-steer but I have heard good things about the roadmaster stabilizer as well. Can't go wrong with either one IMHO.

We went with new sway bars instead of the Sumos or CHF. Many ways to skin the same cat.
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Old 02-19-2019, 03:30 PM   #6
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I've got the Roadmaster on my 26M and its been a great buy!
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:45 PM   #7
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Safe-T-Plus on my 2015 Vista. Makes a big improvement. You should also do the Cheap Handling Fix (CHF) which has a thread on IRV2.com I self installed the Safe-T-Plus but if you DIY it you have to have a 1/2" Impact Tool to get loose and properly re-torque the bolts you have to remove to mount it's bracket.

CHF is moving the sway bar end rods to the chassis from the outer holes to the inner holes, which increases the anti-sway properties.
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:45 PM   #8
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I went with the Monroe looked at the Koni but the service manager said he has had better luck with Monroe
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Old 02-24-2019, 10:50 PM   #9
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YGoHom, Drop your rear tire pressure 10 psi and then take it for a ride. It's better than putting in new shocks for fixing a "rough ride". New shocks don't hurt, just more expensive.
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I upgraded my whole suspension on a 2015 Itasca Spirit 27QP; Sumo springs, sway bars front and rear, Bilstein Shocks and 10 psi less tire pressure in the rear. It drives much flatter around corners and the ride is smoother (not smooth), mostly due to lower tire pressure, but the trucks and crosswinds still have their way with me. My question is: Do the steering stabilizers REALLY help reduce being pushed around by wind and big rigs?
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:02 AM   #11
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The Safety Steer made my RV drivable. Before it, the tires would grab an uneven line in the pavement and pull...almost into a guard rail in San Diego. The pavement dropped and inch or two on the shoulder and it jerked me over. I've hit similar situations in my previous class C's without issue. I had a few white knuckle drives that really made me think I had made a mistake buying a class A. Solid grip on the wheel the entire drive was a nightmare.
I've not had an issue since adding the stabilizer and doing the CHF. I also had the alignment checked prior to doing any work. It was correct.

As for tire pressure...I'm going to weigh the RV and go from there.

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Old 02-25-2019, 10:54 AM   #12
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Going to order Roadmaster sway bar, bracket and Steering stabilizer for self installation. Whay new shocks? Really necessary? What about rear sway bar? Needed? Mine is 2018 Intent 26M
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Safe-T-plus website does not list Intent model—bothered me so going Roadmaster
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:58 AM   #14
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Sorry, what is “CHF” mentioned?
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Old 02-25-2019, 11:08 AM   #15
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Safe-T-plus website does not list Intent model—bothered me so going Roadmaster
The INTENT is a brand new model. I called them to ask for a part number and they were very helpful and friendly.
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Steering stabilizer

Just do it///You won't be sorry.......
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Old 02-25-2019, 11:11 AM   #17
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Sorry, what is “CHF” mentioned?
Here's some "light" reading for you. Scan through some pages and then hit the last few. Tejay sums up all the recent developments.

Cheap Handling Fix - Page 381 - iRV2 Forums
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Old 02-25-2019, 11:18 AM   #18
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Sorry, what is “CHF” mentioned?
I don't know if your MH is a candidate, but CHF stands for Cheap Handling Fix and is for MHs with certain Ford chassis. Here's a link with more than you can digest in one sitting:

Cheap Handling Fix - iRV2 Forums

And some videos that give you a pretty good idea of what is involved:

https://www.google.com/search?q=chea...w=1144&bih=543

I suggest you watch a couple of the videos first since it's kind of hard to find meaningful, descriptive info in the IRV2 thread since there are so many back-and-forth comments to sort through. The videos are better for an overview.

I have a Workhorse chassis so i have no first hand experience with the CHF.
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:29 PM   #19
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New? Well they are now selling the second model year, 2019, so been around quite a while...doesn't seem too much to ask in today's internet based world for an update to be done to “Safe-T-Plus Fit Guide” document. I even found one that said it was a 2018 model year update and the Intent was not listed there either. I have sent them an email asking for specific part numbers for all parts for my Intent 26M and will delay purchase until I hear from them. I do note price on Amazon for SafeTPlus is almost double the Roadmaster price...really worth the extra? Thanks so much for your help BTW!
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:32 PM   #20
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Did you install yourself? Any tips or tricks? Wondering about Stabilizer bar...says....install, road test, ADJUST?? Easy to adjust and how did you know you needed it? Good directions? Thanks again
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