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Old 01-13-2012, 07:17 PM   #21
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My understanding is the ball does turn in the coupler. The coupler is lined with brake materal. I might be wrong.
Hmm....I might be using the wrong terminology in my previous posts. I consider the coupler the device that is on the end of the trailer tongue that locks down on the ball. The part that has the brake material is the head assembly in my mind.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:25 PM   #22
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I suppose that's more the correct terminology.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:30 PM   #23
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There was another related video where he explains it i saw on youtube as well. Link
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You would think the chain brackets would slide forward on trailer a frame. their just saddle clamped around frame.
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I hope he comes on to. I've been in the sway eliminating business for 15 years and for the life of me I can't see how the coupler isn't going to turn on the hitch ball. I see that the hitch ball shaft has brake material that damps it from rotating. I get that. However, that isn't the location of the trailer pivoting unless that hitch ball is locked into that coupler. When the trailer pivots the chain to the side of the pivot will slack unless the coupler is fixed to the hitch ball and pivots the entire shaft.
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That's what it appears to do. The hitch ball and that plate where chains connect to seem to move together no? Because the plate goes onto the ball shaft with a pin.
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That's what it appears to do. The hitch ball and that plate where chains connect to seem to move together no? Because the plate goes onto the ball shaft with a pin.
Yes, the hitch ball, shaft and plate all rotate together. How do they rotate when the coupler of the trailer IS NOT connected to the hitch ball? The trailer coupler, sitting ON the hitch ball, rotates during trailer sway.

I take exception with the "No Sway" title of that video.
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There is a difference between trailer sway and trailer fishtailing. I think some people think that trailer fishtailing (moving right to left) is trailer sway??
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:18 PM   #29
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I think if they get rid of the chain and replace it with a spring bar that does not move in the snap up bracket, they will have a winner. I understand how the chains can put some of the weight back on the front of the tow vehicle, but not a lot of weight. That system may work for light trailers, but I don't see how it is going to work for big trailers.
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