Originally Posted by t2daniel
... SNIP...on the newer ITBCs from Ford that there is a link between the advance track system and the ITBC so trailer brakes are activated in a sway event and also potentially during an ABS event. This is sure an advantage of getting an OEM integrated system rather than an add on aftermarket TBC.
Hope this helps.
Tim is right on the money...
Let me add to it
ESC (electronic stability control) is the common industry name and all the companies have their own name... Stabil Track in GM...ECT
90% of all vehicles sold in the US today have some type of ESC system
With Ford and GM the system can apply brakes to any tire it needs or slow it down completely
With the GM hill assist it will hold the brake when on an incline greater than 5% and will release once the accelerator is pressed...
Anyway back to the point
Now with the ITBC the system will apply the trailer brakes as needed once a sway event is detected
It can, if needed, pulse (pump) the trailer brakes. They call it pulse since it is really sending voltage to activate the brakes.
All the programing needed is the reason you cant get the ITBC added after market. You can get systems that look like OEM but will really only be a standard Brake Control, not an ITBC system.
Make sure if you have a ITBC system you set the gain according the manual
And the point of the post I was looking to find out if anyone has actually seen or used the system darning a sway event.
While it sounds great on paper, and by theory, it works...However in reality does it really work?
It is still a reactive system and starts after the sway event begins, what the yaw (sway) setting? How far does it need to swing before it starts applying brakes?
If it does work, does this change the way we look at sway control systems in our WDHs?
Thanks for everyone's input