Originally Posted by PHISHIV
This will be our first travel trailer as a family. Mostly looking at camping throughout the mid-Atlantic region and will pull it behind an Infiniti QX56. I'm guessing it's wise to install a brake controller and sway bar...best recommendations for a controller and/or sway bar?
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It's not only wise but would be required for a trailer the size of the R-Pod. The Tekonsha brand is pretty common, the P2 or P3 versions. The P2 will have less bells and whistles but also cost less and do everything you need to do just fine.
Sway bars with Pods are often recommended by some but we certainly have plenty of owners in our groups and clubs that don't use one. A common combo is sometimes the Fastway equalizer E2 combo which is a weight distribution hitch and sway setup. I personally have used that combo along with the P2 for 5 seasons now.
There really are a lot of other combos and options. But depending on your towing experience and comfort level a sway bar is pretty nice to help keep your Pod in line. They don't have a huge problem with wagging or moving around a lot but having gone to many Rallies over the years and traveled behind owners using one and not using one you can see a difference in how well the Pod tracks behind the vehicle and how much it moves.
Happy to have you and your family in an R-Pod, you'll not find a more fun trailer to own or community to be a part of! Hope to see you out there someday!!