The Steer Safe stabilizer, a product invented more than 40 years ago, is still doing the job for motorhome owners seeking a way to improve steering control and handling.
“We have books and books of testimonials,” said Mike Gose, whose family-owned company in Deming, New Mexico, manufactures and sells the stabilizer.
Steer Safe is installed on the vehicle’s front steering arms and clamps onto the front axle. Many buyers can install the unit themselves since it is simply bolted on. No welding is needed.
A patented oscillatable fulcrum bar is the key to the device. With up to 400 pounds of preset tension on each front wheel, the stabilizer works against outside forces to keep the wheels pointed straight even during a blowout. The unit makes it easier to control the vehicle when it encounters potholes, soft shoulders, high winds or other problems. And by improving handling, Steer Safe can reduce driver fatigue.
Steer Safe is equipped with Delrin bearings, which never require servicing, so no maintenance is needed.
Gose said Steer Safe stabilizers are available to fit 98 percent of the Class C and Class A motorhomes on the road. Units are also available for midsize fifth wheel tow vehicles and 18-wheelers.
The stabilizers are available at RV service shops and online at steersafe.com. The online price is $410, plus shipping.