SuperSteer Parts Blog


SS701 Trac Bar for 3500 Sprinter Chassis

May 11th, 2016 by Dave Stephens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Mike Demith
Marketing Manager
541-955-0769
mike@hendersonslineup.com

SUPERSTEER RELEASES NEW TRAC BAR FOR SPRINTER CHASSIS

The Mercedes Benz Sprinter is one of the most popular and versatile commercial vehicles on the market today, and is widely used in the RV industry for everything from Class B van conversions to luxury Class C models and beyond. SuperSteer, a division of Henderson’s Line-Up, recently introduced a new Trac Bar for the Sprinter chassis (part #SS701) that dramatically reduces sway and improves steering control by positively centering the rear axle. The bar bolts on easily in about 90 minutes with no drilling or welding required, and comes with all necessary hardware and instructions. MSRP is $583 plus shipping. For more information on this and other SuperSteer suspension products, contact SuperSteer at 888-898-3281 or visit www.supersteerparts.com.

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SuperSteer, a division of Henderson’s Line-Up, specializes in suspension, steering and brake components that solve common handling issues in trucks, vans, SUVs and motorhomes. Based in Grant’s Pass, Oregon, SuperSteer products are direct result of the ongoing research and development at Henderson’s Line-Up—the recognized authority in vehicle dynamics since 1961. 

SuperSteer opens new distribution and installation center in Bedford, Ohio

March 28th, 2016 by Dave Stephens

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Grants Pass, Oregon, March 8, 2016, Mainline Truck and Trailer Service Inc. is proud to announce that it has become the east coast distributor and installation center for Henderson’s Line Up of SuperSteer motorhome steering products.  This will enable customers on the east coast to receive Super Steer products in a timely manner and also give RV owners the opportunity to receive a Road Performance Assessments (RPA) to find out how we can maximize ride quality and handling.

Mainline Truck and Trailer Service Inc. was established in 1982, and has a very dynamic team of employees. From fabricating custom truck and trailer bodies to major RV Chassis repairs, our specialists can make repairs and enhance virtually every situation. Our 16,000 square foot repair facility has the abilities to repair Class 8 trucks, trailers and RVs. Included in our service facility is a 4000 square foot area designed to accommodate light duty pick-ups and vans including cab over RV’s and dual wheel vehicle.

Road Performance Assessment (RPA’s), are one of Mainline’s more desirable interactions with the customer. An RPA consists primarily of test driving the coach with the owner, to enhance the handling and suspension qualities, but can also be utilized for diagnosing road vibrations as well as low power and performance complaints.  RPA’s allow quality time between the customer and technician to establish  trust and relationships to grow, after all, relationships allow Mainline to continue serving the RV Industry with great satisfaction.

Mainline currently serves as Warranty Centers for Spartan and Tiffin and proudly served as one of Workhorses major warranty repair facilities.  Mainline will continue to look for better ways to proudly serve the RV industry and looks forward to working with Super Steer in an everlasting partnership.

Contact:  www.mainlintruck.com, Phone: 800-545-8501, Operating hours: 7:00am to 5:30 M-F.

For more information contact:
Mike Demith
Marketing Manager
541-955-0769
mike@hendersonslineup.com

Newmar RECALL Steering Gear Mounting Bracket may Crack

January 5th, 2016 by Dave Stephens

Report Receipt Date: DEC 09, 2015 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V829000 
Component(s): STEERING 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,920

All Products Associated with this Recall 

Make Model Years
Newmar Dutch Star 1997-2005
Newmar Essex 2004
Newmar Kountry Aire 1997-1998
Newmar London Aire 1998-1999
Newmar Mountain Aire 1997-2005

 

Manufacturer: Newmar Corporation
SUMMARY:

Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain model year 1997-2005 Dutch Star and Mountain Aire, 1998-1999 London Aire, 2004 Essex and 1997-1998 Kountry Aire motorhomes. The affected vehicles have a steering gear mounting bracket that may crack, causing a loss of steering ability.

CONSEQUENCE:

A loss of steering increases the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:

Newmar will notify owners, and Spartan dealers will replace the steering gear mounting brackets, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 5, 2016. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300 or Spartan customer service at 1-800-543-4277. Newmar’s number for this recall is 15V 633.

NOTES:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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DIY SuperSteer Trim Unit

July 1st, 2015 by Dave Stephens

Like many smaller companies, we here at SuperSteer LOVE to see our customers happy with the products we sell. When it comes our products and the products we are distributors for, if we don’t believe in it, we don’t sell it.

Here is a case where a customer purchased a SuperSteer trim unit for his Freightliner motorhome. We were pleased to see the awesome write up that he did on the IRV2.com forum. Click below to read the full thread.

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JUST ONE MORE REASON TO HAVE A SAFE-T-PLUS

May 18th, 2015 by Dave Stephens

Bellcrank Advisory Circular

April 20th, 2015 by Dave Stephens

Date:4/20/2015

RE:SS100

SERVICE DOCUMENT

    1. PURPOSE.   This advisory circular recommends checking the bell crank assembly on all Freightliner Chassis equipped motor homes that have exceeded 10,000 miles.  Freightliner/Magnum chassis affected are XC and XCS chassis with a I beam front axle.  Chassis that should be inspected were produced from the year 1993 to 2012 with a 2 piece drag link. The bell crank affected has a 3 bolt mounting pattern
    2. MAKE/MODELS/YEAR AFFECTED.

RV/CHASSIS/MAKE

COACH/CHASSIS/MODEL

YEAR/NOTES

Airstream

Land Yacht

All

 

Sky Deck

All

 

Alpha Leisure

See Ya

2002-2008

 

Coachman

Cross Country

2008-2012/3 bolt only

 

Pathfinder

2008-2012/3 bolt only

 

Sport Coach

2008-2011/3 bolt only

 

Damon

Astoria

2005-2012/3 bolt only

Escaper

2002-2005

EscaperLX400

2005

Essence

All

Tuscany

2002-2012/ 3 bolt only

Ultra Sport

2002-2005

Entegra

Aspire 40/42

2009-2012/3 bolt only

 

Insignia

2009-2012/3 bolt only

 

Fleetwood

Bounder

2002-2010

 

Discovery

2002-2010

 

Excursion

2003-2012/3 bolt only

 

Expedition

2002-2010

 

Revolution

2002-2005

 

Forest River

Charleston

2007-2010

 

Berkshire

2007-2010

 

Reflection

2002-2004

 

Georgie Boy

Bellagio

2003-2005

 

Cruise Air (XL)

2002-2005

 

Gulfstream

Atrium

2003-2006

 

Caribbean

2009

 

Crescendo

2004-2010

 

Friendship (G)

2002-2007

 

Independence

2002

 

Scenic Cruiser

2002-2006

 

Tour Master

2006-2008

 

Yellowstone

2002-2012/3 bolt only

 

Itasca

Ellipse

2008-2010

 

Horizon

2004-2005

 

Latitude

2005-2010

 

Meriden

2002-2013/3 bolt only

 

Jayco

Insight

2009-2012/3 bolt only

 

King of the Road

Genesis

2004

 

Mandalay Coach

Presidio

2006-2009

 

Valencia

2006-2007

 

National RV

Pacifica

2007-2008

 

Tropi-Cal

2002-2008

 

Newmar

Dutch Star

2002

 

Kountry Star

2002-2005

 

Northern Star

2004-2005

 

Ventana

2006

Sport Coach

Cross Country (SE)

2002-2008

 

Elite

2002-2006

 

Encore

2006-2007

 

Pathfinder

2008

 

Sport Coach

2002-2005

 

Thor

Astoria

2005-2012/3 bolt only

 

Tuscany

2005-2012/3 bolt only

 

Tiffen

Allegro Bus

1998

 

Allegro Bus

2002-2006

 

Phaeton

2002-2009

 

Triple E

Embassy

2004-2006

 

Empress

2001-2005

 

Invitation

2007-2010

 

Signature

2002-2010

 

Winnebago

Destination

2008-2010

Journey

2002-2010

Tour

2006-2010

Vectra

2004

  1. BACKGROUND. The original equipment bellcrank idler assembly has been observed to seize and/or  becomes  loose, causing reduced steering control (play) in the steering wheel.  This does not create a safety hazard but will produce steering  play, poor return to center, or wander in the steering system.
  2. RECOMMENDED ACTION. When play in the steering is discovered the following procedure are suggested to check the bell crank idler assembly.
    1. Inspection of outer case for damage
    2. Detach the bellcrank arm (do not check if a 4 bolt assembly)
    3. Check shaft for side to side movement and stiffness
  3. REPLACEMENT OPTIONS
    1. Re-install the OEM bell crank arm if shaft turns freely and shows no side to side movement.
    2. Replace with a SS-100 part bell crank or new OEM bell crank part if the shaft has seized and or side play in the shaft is observed.
  4. Information to obtain and install an SS-100 SuperSteer Bell Crank
    1. SuperSteer customer service line is 1-888-898-3281. Operating hours are Monday thru Friday 7:00am – 4:00pm Pacific.
    2. Website:   http://www.supersteerparts.com
    3. Removal/Installation video can be viewed at: http://www.supersteerparts.com/education/product-installs/class-a-installs/

Tiffin Motorhome Recall

March 31st, 2015 by Dave Stephens

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Tiffin Motorhomes is recalling certain 2014 Breeze motorhomes equipped with a steering knuckle that may fracture, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall affects about 83 units, and Tiffin will notify owners, and dealer representatives will come to where the motorhome is parked, looking for any steering knuckle in the affected production lot.

If the motorhome has the affected steering knuckle, the vehicle will be towed to the dealer and the knuckle will be replaced. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Tiffin customer service at 1-256-356-8661.

 

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Joy Rider Trailer Suspensions

February 9th, 2015 by Dave Stephens
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Faulty Sway Bar Leads to Spartan Recall

January 26th, 2015 by Dave Stephens

Monday, January 26, 2015

Spartan Motors Inc. is recalling certain model year 2015 Spartan MM chassis due to a faulty front sway bar mounting that may break, causing the sway bar to detach, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall affects 24 units manufactured Oct. 2, 2013, to Nov. 19, 2014.

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-517-543-6400.

How a Rear Trac Bar Will Tame The Tail Wag Syndrome…

July 2nd, 2014 by admin

Tail WaggingHave you ever felt that side-to-side motion of your motorhome when changing lanes or turning corners? You know… the feeling that the rear of the coach is wagging its tail and affecting the safety and stability of your ride.

Well, if you have experienced that, it is most likely because your coach needs a rear trac bar, the primary purpose of which is to stop your motorhome’s side-to-side shift, giving you a better ride without interfering with the coach’s handling.

The design not only eliminates side play and tail wag, but also oversteer, push from trucks as they pass you on the highway, the phenomenon known as road wander and delayed steering response and sway.

If you have ever experienced any of these issues, you know what I’m talking about. But here’s the problem… A lot of coach owners think those issues simply “come with the territory”, because after all, “It’s a big rig… that’s how they’re supposed to handle.” But that is not true.

Inside R V - DiningThey may have come off the showroom floor like that because most manufactures focus on the eye candy of the interior design while paying less attention to ride quality, adhering only to the minimum safety standards required by law. Not too many buyers come by the motorhome lot and ask to see under the coach and look for trac bars, sway bars, Safe-T-Plus steering control devices, etc.

They want to see inside it, sit on the sofa, lay on the bed, check out the kitchen, sit at the drivers seat – while it is parked – and never know what they’re missing by not asking about the chassis upon which it all sits, or the steering and suspension that make safe travel possible if fitted properly.

PastedGraphic-5Well, one of the simple to install but tremendously helpful after-market parts you can install on your coach is the rear trac bar from SuperSteer. It is manufactured to our specs with greater density and strength than others you can get. This means it actually works better because it is stronger.

Think of it this way… Would you rather restrain a heavy object with a thin piece of metal or a stronger, thicker one that could actually restrain the side to side movement of your several ton coach as you make an emergency lane shift at 60 miles per hour?

To know which trac bar best works for your coach, give us a call or search our store at the top right of the screen for “trac bars”.

Until next time, may you have safer and happier driving…

 

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