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Old 02-09-2014, 09:01 PM   #1
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Question regarding sway control...

Okay...here's my question...my tow vehicle is equipped with sway control and I currently use a WD hitch setup...not something like the Reese dual cam that is so popular...just a regular WD setup. Would the sway control in my TV make up for the lack of sway control on the hitch itself? Your opinions are appeciated.


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Old 02-09-2014, 09:04 PM   #2
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The short answer- no. It definitely helps, but not a silver bullet. It counters sway after it's detected. Many others work to prevent it from even starting

I towed without sway control with only the WD hitch without drama, but I am going with sway control now just for an added level of comfort.

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Old 02-09-2014, 09:46 PM   #3
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I have not used vehicle equipped sway control. How I understand them to work is once the vehicle sees sway it applies braking power to various wheels to counter the sway. I also understand that it feels like someone has taken control of the truck from you. I understand in the setup menu in the instrumentation cluster you can have it determine if you have a TT connected (via 7-pin connector use) and it changes the way it works. I understand if you pull into a corner like a cloverleaf to fast it will sense it and start recovering for you. I also heard it makes a lot of groaning noises from under the truck too. (Boy there are a lot of I understand and also heard of in that paragraph)

I can tell you with my Equalizer brand WDH, I have virtually no sway, I rarely ever feel a semi pass me, and the only ones I feel are coming up from behind and they have the BIG frontal area like a Greyhound bus.

Please let us know how it works, at some point I will need a new TV and anything safety is usually worth it, just have to learn how to us it and what to expect from it, and its limitations.
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:17 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by smurfs_of_war View Post
The short answer- no........snip

Here is a recent JOF thread on the same subject that may be helpful: http://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...-control/page2


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