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Old 12-16-2014, 05:20 PM   #1
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Just added a cool new XLR exclusive option to my build!

I was poking on the XLR site and looking at standards and options as I wait for the 8-10 weeks that will NEVER pass to go by. At the bottom of options were two new options. One I knew about from my dealer, the residential fridge. The second was Tuson Sway Control. I quickly did a Google search and came up with this article. Forest River XLR toy hauler to offer Tuson sway control | RV Daily Report | Breaking RV Industry News and Campground Information I also saw it mentioned on XLR's Facebook page. So I went to Direct Link's website and found a great amount of detail on the product and a video. Sway Control - DirecLink.com Well, one email to my dealer and it was added to my build for small money. Should help out us SRW guys with big haulers and I bet it will be all over the RV market in a few years. Just thought I'd pass it along as it can easily be added to any towable RV aftermarket.
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:18 AM   #2
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Wow I wonder if that can be added to an existing 29?
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:24 AM   #3
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Wow I wonder if that can be added to an existing 29?
You bet. It's sold at a few online retailers and is a very simple install. Just splice into to the existing electric brake wires on your RV. Here's a place that sells them online: http://www.southwestwheel.com/store/...c-sway-control

Nothing else to setup. Pretty much plug and play. Well... splice and play...
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:06 PM   #4
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Anyone tried one?
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Old 12-18-2014, 03:38 PM   #5
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This is the same technology used in RC model aircraft ( helis & multi rotors) I would anticipate multiple sources in the near future and lower pricing.
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Old 12-18-2014, 06:09 PM   #6
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Anyone tried one?

Give me 8-10 weeks and I'll report back... It's cheaper when ordered from the factory too...
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Old 12-19-2014, 01:27 PM   #7
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I could see that useful on a TT, but on a 5er I have never experienced much in the the way of sway even with side winds gusting. I have a Sanibel 3600 with a SRW.
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Old 12-19-2014, 01:28 PM   #8
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I could see that useful on a TT, but on a 5er I have never experienced much in the the way of sway even with side winds gusting. I have a Sanibel 3600 with a SRW.
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Old 12-19-2014, 01:39 PM   #9
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I could see that useful on a TT, but on a 5er I have never experienced much in the the way of sway even with side winds gusting. I have a Sanibel 3600 with a SRW.
You're towing a standard 5er. Put 2500# in the garage of a toyhauler, lighten your pin by 6-800 by doing so, and you'll sing a completely different tune... 5ers and 5er toyhaulers are completely different animals...

I never got any sway when towing empty so I can understand your thought process but when I added that much weight behind the rear wheels to my last hauler it felt like a different trailer. Perhaps my new 395 will be different but as the old saying goes, Id rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it...
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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.
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