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Old 06-27-2014, 07:26 AM   #11
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If it caused much "pain", they can/could just stop and release it. It really isn't what I would consider even a minor "pain" as it goes away pretty quick. For an individual "can I do this" project, it would be interesting. Even with my tinkering mode of operation, I would pass.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:48 AM   #12
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I'm new to camping/towing; only a month now. But ...
Any interest for something like this out there?
You asked if there was any interest, right?
Therefore, you are getting answers to that question, and most are negative responses. We're not telling you not to work on your project. We're just answering your question...(no, thank you).
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:52 AM   #13
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You asked if there was any interest, right?
Therefore, you are getting answers to that question, and most are negative responses. We're not telling you not to work on your project. We're just answering your question...(no, thank you).
Fair enough.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:19 PM   #14
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Every tow vehicle with a brake controller has "cabin actuated sway control". That is one of the reason why you can manually actuate the trailer brakes. If you ever get a trailer that is swaying, lift your foot off the skinny pedal and SLOWLY apply the trailer brakes. It will snap that trailer back in shape real quick.

There are lots of articles on what causes sway, but the general over riding theme is the trailer is trying to outrun the tow vehicle. Applying those trailer brakes gets slows the trailer down without having to worry about the trailer outrunning the tow vehicle.

It is knowledge likes this (not terribly common) that is the reason for DMVs to start requiring RV and trailer endorsements on drivers license. A 2 hour online trailering safety class would go a long way!
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:07 PM   #15
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This is a major advantage of electric brakes compared to surge brakes. With surge brakes, there is no way to activate the trailer brakes independently (that I know of), nor can you fine-tune the relative braking from the cabin.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:39 AM   #16
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My new 2014 Chevy Silverado has a sway control built in. Haven't had a chance to use it yet but will report on it when I do . . .
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My new 2014 Chevy Silverado has a sway control built in. Haven't had a chance to use it yet but will report on it when I do . . .
My TV also has electronic sway control by which it modulates the ABS system to control sway. Doesn't help much honestly.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:46 AM   #18
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Electronic TSC is only meant as a last ditch get you out of OMG this is a bad situation when your proper means of control have failed, not to do what a real sway control like a the Reese Dual cam or Blue Ox sway pro etc do.
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:20 AM   #19
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If you use the proper hitch to start with you will have no sway to control.

Hensley Mfg., Inc. - Trailer Sway Eliminated...Guaranteed

Trailer Sway Elimination | Sway Control | Truck RV Trailer Hitch Accessories | ProPride, Inc.

Been using one for many years, there may be others but these two are the most popular if you just don't want sway period.
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I wonder what will happen when you lock your invention and the trailer isn't straight with the TV at say...60 mph??


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