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Rear Trac Bar

June 6, 2017

Unfortunately, motorhomes built on an F-53 chassis tend to need some extra support by installing devices such as trac bars, anti-sway bars and steering stabilizers.  This is especially true if you drive a motorhome that’s more than 34’ in length.

The next product to help with drivability and stability is the SuperSteer rear trac bar.  Other companies like Blue Ox and Roadmaster make similar products. 

Have you ever experienced having to oversteer your motorhome just to try and track straight down the road?  Or would you like to reduce motorhome sway?  If you answered yes, then one of the best ways to help, would be to install a rear trac bar.  A front trac bar is also available if extra stability is needed to keep your motorhome tracking straight.

A trac bar is one of the simplest additions to install.  No drilling; no welding and takes only about an hour to install.  It works by attaching the rear axle to the chassis–similar to how a rear anti-swary bar works. (see photo) This bar has been designed to positively locate the rear axle to prevent lateral motion.

When installed, you should notice more control and stability especially when there are ruts in the road, bridge expansion joints, passing semi’s or other road anomalies.

For more information, visit the SuperSteer web site (link is on the home page)

Roadmaster Rear Anti-Sway Bar (ASB)

May 23, 2017

Raise your hand if you enjoy high winds or big rigs passing you while you motor down the highway in your coach?  “Anyone? Anyone?”  How about when going around a corner or off-ramp?  Does the wife look for “OS” handles to grab on to as your coach rocks from side to side?

Well, if you own a motorhome built on an F-53 chassis, you’ve probably experienced all the above.  I know we have!  But as with the Safe-T-Plus steering control, there is another add-on that you can install.  However, unlike the S-T-P control, this next device helps to minimize roll and sway, hence the name: Anti-Sway Bar.  For this post, I’m talking about a rear anti-sway bar (ASB).

Roadmaster makes one of the best and largest ASB’s in the business.  I purchased and installed one for my coach and it’s made a huge difference when it comes to roll/sway.  (I’ve provided a link below to my exact ASB and where you can purchase one for yourself). Mind you, you will never rid your coach of all sway but even a reduction will allow the blood to flow back into your knuckles when holding on to the steering wheel while traveling on less than perfect weather and road conditions.

The particular ASB that I installed works with your existing ASB.  In other words, you don’t remove your stock ASB; you augment it with the addition of the new one; hence the name “auxiliary rear-anti sway bar”.

The basic mechanics work like this: The ASB is mounted to the chassis and rear-differential/axle.  What this does is anchor the chassis in place to something that is stable, thus minimizing the roll of the chassis/motorhome.  It’s a simple design but takes a beefy piece of metal to achieve these results.  As such, if you plan to install this yourself, send me an email and I can provide tips and tricks to take some of the guess work out.  As with the S-T-P steering control, make certain you torque all bolts to the correct specs.

After installation, you should notice a big difference during your test drive:

  • More stable around corners
  • More steady when big rigs pass you by
  • Less white-knuckle driving on less-than-perfect road conditions   
  • Happier wife (and we know what this leads to)…….
  • Happier life

Safe travels!

 

Click here for more information about the Roadmaster Aux. Anti-sway bar

Safe-T-Plus Steering Control

May 19, 2017

One of the worst things that could happen to an RV'r while driving, is a front tire blowout.  Not only is it scary, it's one of the most dangerous situations to find yourself in.  When a front blowout occurs, your coach will tend to steer in the direction of the tire that blew out.  And it's not just a gradual steer; it's a jolt that pulls you in a direction you don't want to be going.  This could take place on any road and in any condition.  Many factors play into why you may experience a tire blowout.  (These will be addressed in a future post.)  

The first thing you'll want to do is something that is counter-intuitive to your first thought.  Hold on to your seat because this will sound crazy, but the first thing you’ll want to do is SPEED UP.  If there is plenty of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, gradually speed up and don't apply the breaks.  By accelerating, you will actually help steer the coach straight rather than getting pulled into a ditch or another lane of traffic.  Once you feel you have the coach under control, then you can begin to back off the accelerator and begin a controlled breaking procedure.  If the first thing you do is apply the breaks during a front tire blowout, you will cause the coach to become uncontrollable and possibly fishtail and eventually roll over. 

Additionally, a very good investment would be to install a Safe-T-Plus steering control.  I installed one on my Open Road and has made a big difference in the steerability as well as stability of the front end; especially when hitting potholes or when big rigs blow by you.  But the big advantage this device offers is additional front-end control if you experience a front tire blowout. 

The device is basically a large shock absorber that fits to a tie rod and the chassis.  With this in place, it helps keep the motorhome going in a straight line and helps to bring the wheel back to center after a turn.  It also absorbs much of the road vibration allowing for a more enjoyable ride for the driver.  Major benefits include:

  • Reduce Driver Fatigue from Oversteering
  • Protects against front-tire blowouts
  • Keeps vehicle centered against side winds, passing Semi's
  • More relaxed driving
  • Decreased wear-and-tear on front end
  • Protects your family and investment

When you install the Safe-T-Plus steering control, you’ll have a much more enjoyable driving experience as well as the added peace   of mind knowing that if a front tire blowout should occur, you’ll be prepared.

  Here is a link that will take you to a video to help you understand how to install the Safe-T-Plus steering stabilizer.  I also suggest       that you watch some videos and even take some driver courses which will help prepare you for the unexpected while traveling         down the road.                 

  https://goo.gl/O9LUe3

  For more information, send me an email to jp@jpontheroad.com

  Safe travels!

F-53 Suspension Vol. 1

May 17, 2017

Having purchased a motorhome built on a Ford F-53 chassis, it didn't take long to realize that the ride needed some help.  Of course, when you're a "newbie" and you're taking the coach out on the road for a test drive with the sales rep, don't expect to drive on bumpy or less than perfect roads.  They'll pick the best roads and rarely take you out on the highway.  But when taking the coach out on the highway and on some uneven surfaces, you'll quickly feel how the coach responds in these conditions.  If you're able to test drive the coach on a windy day or being passed by big rigs, you'll really experience white-knuckle driving.  But don't worry, there's hope.  I know because I did the research and found some fairly inexpensive add-on's that you can do yourself.

Since I'm trying to keep these posts short, I'll review each product in a separate blog post.  However if you want to learn more about all of them, head back to our home page and click on the links located on the right side of the page.  Either way, if you own a coach built on an F-53 chassis, you'll want to stay tuned.

Next post: Safe-T-Plus Steering stabilizers.  

blog post

May 15, 2017

JPOTR Blog

This is the first, of what I hope to be many blog posts.  We'll keep em' short but long enough to give you all the information on where we've been and where we're going, as well as updates on our family.

We'll also provide reviews of different campgrounds, roadways, product reviews and other tips and tricks for all who are thinking about joining the RV lifestyle.  We've learned a lot in a short amount of time but there's so much more to see and learn.  

We hope you'll come with us.........

Blessings,

John, Patty, Rags and Tonto

Rear Trac Bar

June 6, 2017

Unfortunately, motorhomes built on an F-53 chassis tend to need some extra support by installing devices such as trac bars, anti-sway bars and steering stabilizers.  This is especially true if you drive a motorhome that’s more than 34’ in length.

The next product to help with drivability and stability is the SuperSteer rear trac bar.  Other companies like Blue Ox and Roadmaster make similar products. 

Have you ever experienced having to oversteer your motorhome just to try and track straight down the road?  Or would you like to reduce motorhome sway?  If you answered yes, then one of the best ways to help, would be to install a rear trac bar.  A front trac bar is also available if extra stability is needed to keep your motorhome tracking straight.

A trac bar is one of the simplest additions to install.  No drilling; no welding and takes only about an hour to install.  It works by attaching the rear axle to the chassis–similar to how a rear anti-swary bar works. (see photo) This bar has been designed to positively locate the rear axle to prevent lateral motion.

When installed, you should notice more control and stability especially when there are ruts in the road, bridge expansion joints, passing semi’s or other road anomalies.

For more information, visit the SuperSteer web site (link is on the home page)

Roadmaster Rear Anti-Sway Bar (ASB)

May 23, 2017

Raise your hand if you enjoy high winds or big rigs passing you while you motor down the highway in your coach?  “Anyone? Anyone?”  How about when going around a corner or off-ramp?  Does the wife look for “OS” handles to grab on to as your coach rocks from side to side?

Well, if you own a motorhome built on an F-53 chassis, you’ve probably experienced all the above.  I know we have!  But as with the Safe-T-Plus steering control, there is another add-on that you can install.  However, unlike the S-T-P control, this next device helps to minimize roll and sway, hence the name: Anti-Sway Bar.  For this post, I’m talking about a rear anti-sway bar (ASB).

Roadmaster makes one of the best and largest ASB’s in the business.  I purchased and installed one for my coach and it’s made a huge difference when it comes to roll/sway.  (I’ve provided a link below to my exact ASB and where you can purchase one for yourself). Mind you, you will never rid your coach of all sway but even a reduction will allow the blood to flow back into your knuckles when holding on to the steering wheel while traveling on less than perfect weather and road conditions.

The particular ASB that I installed works with your existing ASB.  In other words, you don’t remove your stock ASB; you augment it with the addition of the new one; hence the name “auxiliary rear-anti sway bar”.

The basic mechanics work like this: The ASB is mounted to the chassis and rear-differential/axle.  What this does is anchor the chassis in place to something that is stable, thus minimizing the roll of the chassis/motorhome.  It’s a simple design but takes a beefy piece of metal to achieve these results.  As such, if you plan to install this yourself, send me an email and I can provide tips and tricks to take some of the guess work out.  As with the S-T-P steering control, make certain you torque all bolts to the correct specs.

After installation, you should notice a big difference during your test drive:

  • More stable around corners
  • More steady when big rigs pass you by
  • Less white-knuckle driving on less-than-perfect road conditions   
  • Happier wife (and we know what this leads to)…….
  • Happier life

Safe travels!

 

Click here for more information about the Roadmaster Aux. Anti-sway bar

Safe-T-Plus Steering Control

May 19, 2017

One of the worst things that could happen to an RV'r while driving, is a front tire blowout.  Not only is it scary, it's one of the most dangerous situations to find yourself in.  When a front blowout occurs, your coach will tend to steer in the direction of the tire that blew out.  And it's not just a gradual steer; it's a jolt that pulls you in a direction you don't want to be going.  This could take place on any road and in any condition.  Many factors play into why you may experience a tire blowout.  (These will be addressed in a future post.)  

The first thing you'll want to do is something that is counter-intuitive to your first thought.  Hold on to your seat because this will sound crazy, but the first thing you’ll want to do is SPEED UP.  If there is plenty of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, gradually speed up and don't apply the breaks.  By accelerating, you will actually help steer the coach straight rather than getting pulled into a ditch or another lane of traffic.  Once you feel you have the coach under control, then you can begin to back off the accelerator and begin a controlled breaking procedure.  If the first thing you do is apply the breaks during a front tire blowout, you will cause the coach to become uncontrollable and possibly fishtail and eventually roll over. 

Additionally, a very good investment would be to install a Safe-T-Plus steering control.  I installed one on my Open Road and has made a big difference in the steerability as well as stability of the front end; especially when hitting potholes or when big rigs blow by you.  But the big advantage this device offers is additional front-end control if you experience a front tire blowout. 

The device is basically a large shock absorber that fits to a tie rod and the chassis.  With this in place, it helps keep the motorhome going in a straight line and helps to bring the wheel back to center after a turn.  It also absorbs much of the road vibration allowing for a more enjoyable ride for the driver.  Major benefits include:

  • Reduce Driver Fatigue from Oversteering
  • Protects against front-tire blowouts
  • Keeps vehicle centered against side winds, passing Semi's
  • More relaxed driving
  • Decreased wear-and-tear on front end
  • Protects your family and investment

When you install the Safe-T-Plus steering control, you’ll have a much more enjoyable driving experience as well as the added peace   of mind knowing that if a front tire blowout should occur, you’ll be prepared.

  Here is a link that will take you to a video to help you understand how to install the Safe-T-Plus steering stabilizer.  I also suggest       that you watch some videos and even take some driver courses which will help prepare you for the unexpected while traveling         down the road.                 

  https://goo.gl/O9LUe3

  For more information, send me an email to jp@jpontheroad.com

  Safe travels!

F-53 Suspension Vol. 1

May 17, 2017

Having purchased a motorhome built on a Ford F-53 chassis, it didn't take long to realize that the ride needed some help.  Of course, when you're a "newbie" and you're taking the coach out on the road for a test drive with the sales rep, don't expect to drive on bumpy or less than perfect roads.  They'll pick the best roads and rarely take you out on the highway.  But when taking the coach out on the highway and on some uneven surfaces, you'll quickly feel how the coach responds in these conditions.  If you're able to test drive the coach on a windy day or being passed by big rigs, you'll really experience white-knuckle driving.  But don't worry, there's hope.  I know because I did the research and found some fairly inexpensive add-on's that you can do yourself.

Since I'm trying to keep these posts short, I'll review each product in a separate blog post.  However if you want to learn more about all of them, head back to our home page and click on the links located on the right side of the page.  Either way, if you own a coach built on an F-53 chassis, you'll want to stay tuned.

Next post: Safe-T-Plus Steering stabilizers.  

blog post

May 15, 2017

JPOTR Blog

This is the first, of what I hope to be many blog posts.  We'll keep em' short but long enough to give you all the information on where we've been and where we're going, as well as updates on our family.

We'll also provide reviews of different campgrounds, roadways, product reviews and other tips and tricks for all who are thinking about joining the RV lifestyle.  We've learned a lot in a short amount of time but there's so much more to see and learn.  

We hope you'll come with us.........

Blessings,

John, Patty, Rags and Tonto

Rear Trac Bar

June 6, 2017

Unfortunately, motorhomes built on an F-53 chassis tend to need some extra support by installing devices such as trac bars, anti-sway bars and steering stabilizers.  This is especially true if you drive a motorhome that’s more than 34’ in length.

The next product to help with drivability and stability is the SuperSteer rear trac bar.  Other companies like Blue Ox and Roadmaster make similar products. 

Have you ever experienced having to oversteer your motorhome just to try and track straight down the road?  Or would you like to reduce motorhome sway?  If you answered yes, then one of the best ways to help, would be to install a rear trac bar.  A front trac bar is also available if extra stability is needed to keep your motorhome tracking straight.

A trac bar is one of the simplest additions to install.  No drilling; no welding and takes only about an hour to install.  It works by attaching the rear axle to the chassis–similar to how a rear anti-swary bar works. (see photo) This bar has been designed to positively locate the rear axle to prevent lateral motion.

When installed, you should notice more control and stability especially when there are ruts in the road, bridge expansion joints, passing semi’s or other road anomalies.

For more information, visit the SuperSteer web site (link is on the home page)

Roadmaster Rear Anti-Sway Bar (ASB)

May 23, 2017

Raise your hand if you enjoy high winds or big rigs passing you while you motor down the highway in your coach?  “Anyone? Anyone?”  How about when going around a corner or off-ramp?  Does the wife look for “OS” handles to grab on to as your coach rocks from side to side?

Well, if you own a motorhome built on an F-53 chassis, you’ve probably experienced all the above.  I know we have!  But as with the Safe-T-Plus steering control, there is another add-on that you can install.  However, unlike the S-T-P control, this next device helps to minimize roll and sway, hence the name: Anti-Sway Bar.  For this post, I’m talking about a rear anti-sway bar (ASB).

Roadmaster makes one of the best and largest ASB’s in the business.  I purchased and installed one for my coach and it’s made a huge difference when it comes to roll/sway.  (I’ve provided a link below to my exact ASB and where you can purchase one for yourself). Mind you, you will never rid your coach of all sway but even a reduction will allow the blood to flow back into your knuckles when holding on to the steering wheel while traveling on less than perfect weather and road conditions.

The particular ASB that I installed works with your existing ASB.  In other words, you don’t remove your stock ASB; you augment it with the addition of the new one; hence the name “auxiliary rear-anti sway bar”.

The basic mechanics work like this: The ASB is mounted to the chassis and rear-differential/axle.  What this does is anchor the chassis in place to something that is stable, thus minimizing the roll of the chassis/motorhome.  It’s a simple design but takes a beefy piece of metal to achieve these results.  As such, if you plan to install this yourself, send me an email and I can provide tips and tricks to take some of the guess work out.  As with the S-T-P steering control, make certain you torque all bolts to the correct specs.

After installation, you should notice a big difference during your test drive:

  • More stable around corners
  • More steady when big rigs pass you by
  • Less white-knuckle driving on less-than-perfect road conditions   
  • Happier wife (and we know what this leads to)…….
  • Happier life

Safe travels!

 

Click here for more information about the Roadmaster Aux. Anti-sway bar

Safe-T-Plus Steering Control

May 19, 2017

One of the worst things that could happen to an RV'r while driving, is a front tire blowout.  Not only is it scary, it's one of the most dangerous situations to find yourself in.  When a front blowout occurs, your coach will tend to steer in the direction of the tire that blew out.  And it's not just a gradual steer; it's a jolt that pulls you in a direction you don't want to be going.  This could take place on any road and in any condition.  Many factors play into why you may experience a tire blowout.  (These will be addressed in a future post.)  

The first thing you'll want to do is something that is counter-intuitive to your first thought.  Hold on to your seat because this will sound crazy, but the first thing you’ll want to do is SPEED UP.  If there is plenty of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, gradually speed up and don't apply the breaks.  By accelerating, you will actually help steer the coach straight rather than getting pulled into a ditch or another lane of traffic.  Once you feel you have the coach under control, then you can begin to back off the accelerator and begin a controlled breaking procedure.  If the first thing you do is apply the breaks during a front tire blowout, you will cause the coach to become uncontrollable and possibly fishtail and eventually roll over. 

Additionally, a very good investment would be to install a Safe-T-Plus steering control.  I installed one on my Open Road and has made a big difference in the steerability as well as stability of the front end; especially when hitting potholes or when big rigs blow by you.  But the big advantage this device offers is additional front-end control if you experience a front tire blowout. 

The device is basically a large shock absorber that fits to a tie rod and the chassis.  With this in place, it helps keep the motorhome going in a straight line and helps to bring the wheel back to center after a turn.  It also absorbs much of the road vibration allowing for a more enjoyable ride for the driver.  Major benefits include:

  • Reduce Driver Fatigue from Oversteering
  • Protects against front-tire blowouts
  • Keeps vehicle centered against side winds, passing Semi's
  • More relaxed driving
  • Decreased wear-and-tear on front end
  • Protects your family and investment

When you install the Safe-T-Plus steering control, you’ll have a much more enjoyable driving experience as well as the added peace   of mind knowing that if a front tire blowout should occur, you’ll be prepared.

  Here is a link that will take you to a video to help you understand how to install the Safe-T-Plus steering stabilizer.  I also suggest       that you watch some videos and even take some driver courses which will help prepare you for the unexpected while traveling         down the road.                 

  https://goo.gl/O9LUe3

  For more information, send me an email to jp@jpontheroad.com

  Safe travels!

F-53 Suspension Vol. 1

May 17, 2017

Having purchased a motorhome built on a Ford F-53 chassis, it didn't take long to realize that the ride needed some help.  Of course, when you're a "newbie" and you're taking the coach out on the road for a test drive with the sales rep, don't expect to drive on bumpy or less than perfect roads.  They'll pick the best roads and rarely take you out on the highway.  But when taking the coach out on the highway and on some uneven surfaces, you'll quickly feel how the coach responds in these conditions.  If you're able to test drive the coach on a windy day or being passed by big rigs, you'll really experience white-knuckle driving.  But don't worry, there's hope.  I know because I did the research and found some fairly inexpensive add-on's that you can do yourself.

Since I'm trying to keep these posts short, I'll review each product in a separate blog post.  However if you want to learn more about all of them, head back to our home page and click on the links located on the right side of the page.  Either way, if you own a coach built on an F-53 chassis, you'll want to stay tuned.

Next post: Safe-T-Plus Steering stabilizers.  

blog post

May 15, 2017

JPOTR Blog

This is the first, of what I hope to be many blog posts.  We'll keep em' short but long enough to give you all the information on where we've been and where we're going, as well as updates on our family.

We'll also provide reviews of different campgrounds, roadways, product reviews and other tips and tricks for all who are thinking about joining the RV lifestyle.  We've learned a lot in a short amount of time but there's so much more to see and learn.  

We hope you'll come with us.........

Blessings,

John, Patty, Rags and Tonto

Rear Trac Bar

June 6, 2017

Unfortunately, motorhomes built on an F-53 chassis tend to need some extra support by installing devices such as trac bars, anti-sway bars and steering stabilizers.  This is especially true if you drive a motorhome that’s more than 34’ in length.

The next product to help with drivability and stability is the SuperSteer rear trac bar.  Other companies like Blue Ox and Roadmaster make similar products. 

Have you ever experienced having to oversteer your motorhome just to try and track straight down the road?  Or would you like to reduce motorhome sway?  If you answered yes, then one of the best ways to help, would be to install a rear trac bar.  A front trac bar is also available if extra stability is needed to keep your motorhome tracking straight.

A trac bar is one of the simplest additions to install.  No drilling; no welding and takes only about an hour to install.  It works by attaching the rear axle to the chassis–similar to how a rear anti-swary bar works. (see photo) This bar has been designed to positively locate the rear axle to prevent lateral motion.

When installed, you should notice more control and stability especially when there are ruts in the road, bridge expansion joints, passing semi’s or other road anomalies.

For more information, visit the SuperSteer web site (link is on the home page)

Roadmaster Rear Anti-Sway Bar (ASB)

May 23, 2017

Raise your hand if you enjoy high winds or big rigs passing you while you motor down the highway in your coach?  “Anyone? Anyone?”  How about when going around a corner or off-ramp?  Does the wife look for “OS” handles to grab on to as your coach rocks from side to side?

Well, if you own a motorhome built on an F-53 chassis, you’ve probably experienced all the above.  I know we have!  But as with the Safe-T-Plus steering control, there is another add-on that you can install.  However, unlike the S-T-P control, this next device helps to minimize roll and sway, hence the name: Anti-Sway Bar.  For this post, I’m talking about a rear anti-sway bar (ASB).

Roadmaster makes one of the best and largest ASB’s in the business.  I purchased and installed one for my coach and it’s made a huge difference when it comes to roll/sway.  (I’ve provided a link below to my exact ASB and where you can purchase one for yourself). Mind you, you will never rid your coach of all sway but even a reduction will allow the blood to flow back into your knuckles when holding on to the steering wheel while traveling on less than perfect weather and road conditions.

The particular ASB that I installed works with your existing ASB.  In other words, you don’t remove your stock ASB; you augment it with the addition of the new one; hence the name “auxiliary rear-anti sway bar”.

The basic mechanics work like this: The ASB is mounted to the chassis and rear-differential/axle.  What this does is anchor the chassis in place to something that is stable, thus minimizing the roll of the chassis/motorhome.  It’s a simple design but takes a beefy piece of metal to achieve these results.  As such, if you plan to install this yourself, send me an email and I can provide tips and tricks to take some of the guess work out.  As with the S-T-P steering control, make certain you torque all bolts to the correct specs.

After installation, you should notice a big difference during your test drive:

  • More stable around corners
  • More steady when big rigs pass you by
  • Less white-knuckle driving on less-than-perfect road conditions   
  • Happier wife (and we know what this leads to)…….
  • Happier life

Safe travels!

 

Click here for more information about the Roadmaster Aux. Anti-sway bar

Safe-T-Plus Steering Control

May 19, 2017

One of the worst things that could happen to an RV'r while driving, is a front tire blowout.  Not only is it scary, it's one of the most dangerous situations to find yourself in.  When a front blowout occurs, your coach will tend to steer in the direction of the tire that blew out.  And it's not just a gradual steer; it's a jolt that pulls you in a direction you don't want to be going.  This could take place on any road and in any condition.  Many factors play into why you may experience a tire blowout.  (These will be addressed in a future post.)  

The first thing you'll want to do is something that is counter-intuitive to your first thought.  Hold on to your seat because this will sound crazy, but the first thing you’ll want to do is SPEED UP.  If there is plenty of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, gradually speed up and don't apply the breaks.  By accelerating, you will actually help steer the coach straight rather than getting pulled into a ditch or another lane of traffic.  Once you feel you have the coach under control, then you can begin to back off the accelerator and begin a controlled breaking procedure.  If the first thing you do is apply the breaks during a front tire blowout, you will cause the coach to become uncontrollable and possibly fishtail and eventually roll over. 

Additionally, a very good investment would be to install a Safe-T-Plus steering control.  I installed one on my Open Road and has made a big difference in the steerability as well as stability of the front end; especially when hitting potholes or when big rigs blow by you.  But the big advantage this device offers is additional front-end control if you experience a front tire blowout. 

The device is basically a large shock absorber that fits to a tie rod and the chassis.  With this in place, it helps keep the motorhome going in a straight line and helps to bring the wheel back to center after a turn.  It also absorbs much of the road vibration allowing for a more enjoyable ride for the driver.  Major benefits include:

  • Reduce Driver Fatigue from Oversteering
  • Protects against front-tire blowouts
  • Keeps vehicle centered against side winds, passing Semi's
  • More relaxed driving
  • Decreased wear-and-tear on front end
  • Protects your family and investment

When you install the Safe-T-Plus steering control, you’ll have a much more enjoyable driving experience as well as the added peace   of mind knowing that if a front tire blowout should occur, you’ll be prepared.

  Here is a link that will take you to a video to help you understand how to install the Safe-T-Plus steering stabilizer.  I also suggest       that you watch some videos and even take some driver courses which will help prepare you for the unexpected while traveling         down the road.                 

  https://goo.gl/O9LUe3

  For more information, send me an email to jp@jpontheroad.com

  Safe travels!

F-53 Suspension Vol. 1

May 17, 2017

Having purchased a motorhome built on a Ford F-53 chassis, it didn't take long to realize that the ride needed some help.  Of course, when you're a "newbie" and you're taking the coach out on the road for a test drive with the sales rep, don't expect to drive on bumpy or less than perfect roads.  They'll pick the best roads and rarely take you out on the highway.  But when taking the coach out on the highway and on some uneven surfaces, you'll quickly feel how the coach responds in these conditions.  If you're able to test drive the coach on a windy day or being passed by big rigs, you'll really experience white-knuckle driving.  But don't worry, there's hope.  I know because I did the research and found some fairly inexpensive add-on's that you can do yourself.

Since I'm trying to keep these posts short, I'll review each product in a separate blog post.  However if you want to learn more about all of them, head back to our home page and click on the links located on the right side of the page.  Either way, if you own a coach built on an F-53 chassis, you'll want to stay tuned.

Next post: Safe-T-Plus Steering stabilizers.  

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May 15, 2017

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This is the first, of what I hope to be many blog posts.  We'll keep em' short but long enough to give you all the information on where we've been and where we're going, as well as updates on our family.

We'll also provide reviews of different campgrounds, roadways, product reviews and other tips and tricks for all who are thinking about joining the RV lifestyle.  We've learned a lot in a short amount of time but there's so much more to see and learn.  

We hope you'll come with us.........

Blessings,

John, Patty, Rags and Tonto

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