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Old 12-22-2014, 11:01 AM   #11
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I have never towed a TH, but I have looked at many and they are so pin heavy to start with I figured pulling 800# off of them would make them pretty close to the same pin as a conventional. But hey, if they are a little more sway prone and this helps that is great. Just surprised to hear it was something you wanted on a 5th wheel.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:51 AM   #12
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I have never towed a TH, but I have looked at many and they are so pin heavy to start with I figured pulling 800# off of them would make them pretty close to the same pin as a conventional. But hey, if they are a little more sway prone and this helps that is great. Just surprised to hear it was something you wanted on a 5th wheel.
This is true with some haulers but not all of them. I chose my new 395 in part because it was much lighter than the competition in the pin department. For the same floorplan, it's about 1k lighter to start with on the pin than most of it's competitors. This helps with my little SRW truck. My last hauler, a RW 30C, was a double axle and it was a very noticeable difference when the garage was empty vs. full. Empty, I could run with the 18 wheelers at 75-80 with ZERO sway in any situation. With about 1k back there you got a slight amount of sway in heavy winds or when passing/being passed but nothing to worry about. With 2k in the garage you had to back down to 65 at the absolute max and cross winds or passing big rigs were very noticeable. Bottom line, the more you load the garage, the more sway you encounter with these big haulers. I was surprised to but when i first experienced it, I started researching and found I wasn't alone. It's just the nature of the beast albeit more with some rigs than others...
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:48 AM   #13
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To the OP...how much did they charge to add it?
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:03 PM   #14
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To the OP...how much did they charge to add it?
$445.
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:39 PM   #15
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Have it on my F150. Factory option. Only activated one time in 4 years. We were coming out of a mountain pass and a strong cross wind hit. The light in the dash came on and trailer/pickup brakes automatically applied. It was a good thing. It was over with before I knew it. Pretty impressive.
Before this I had only read about it. Definitely will have it on future vehicles if it's not standard.
After watching the video, there system looks to be better. It controls the trailer brakes independently.
STEVE, I have the same truck with built in sway control. Are you sure it controls the trailer axles also? I dont think it can. It would need individual control over the right and left brakes and the last time i wired a hitch there is only on live wire for brake voltage. Am i wrong on this because i am ordering a trailer and want to order the tuscon unless my truck already handles it.
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:51 PM   #16
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My sway control with integrated controller did put the trailer brakes on the 2703ss I used to have. It just brakes the trailer applying more to the trailer to keep it straight.


From Ford:

Standard Trailer Sway Control
Single-rear-wheel (SRW) models Trailer Sway Control works with
AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control) using a yaw motion
sensor to monitor the motions of the truck to detect trailer sway. When sway is detected, the system works to apply selected brakes and/or
reduce engine power to help the driver regain control(8)



Back in the 70's Holiday Rambler had sway control system as well. This works the brakes the same way based upon trailer movement. My Uncle had it on his Trailer.
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:27 AM   #17
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$445.
Your probably going to need this with SWR.
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:30 AM   #18
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Your probably going to need this with SWR.

I'm sure it can't hurt. Although, my last rig was only a couple feet shorter and was only a dual axle and pulled straight as an arrow. Only got a little bit of sway when garage was at 2k capacity which unloaded the pin by 600# or so. This one should just sit there no matter what with the extra axle and now sway control!
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