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Old 12-15-2016, 06:49 PM   #21
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I wish I could find the Email that was sent to me about the Blue Ox and disabling sway control. I would never remember what it said exactly. I will just say that the decision to turn off sway control is based on the YAW sensor will activate sway control at the same time Sway Pro tries to correct the sway. This happening at the same time will produce a jerking action which could induce knifejacking or rollover. I will continue to look for this email it explains it very well. For me I will turn it off.
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Old 12-15-2016, 07:07 PM   #22
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I wish I could find the Email that was sent to me about the Blue Ox and disabling sway control. I would never remember what it said exactly. I will just say that the decision to turn off sway control is based on the YAW sensor will activate sway control at the same time Sway Pro tries to correct the sway. This happening at the same time will produce a jerking action which could induce knifejacking or rollover. I will continue to look for this email it explains it very well. For me I will turn it off.
I would be interested in seeing that if you find it.

The e-mail response I got was to turn off both traction and sway control. Reason given was both the TV and Sway Pro would be fighting against each other actually causing the trailer to sway while towing. This e-mail was directly from Blue Ox.....
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This is common among several manufactures, they say turn it off. I will be looking for email. But yeah they supposedly fight each other.
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Okay, I'm no engineer, and I haven't had a lot of experience with sway events (thankfully, and knocking on wood), but it still doesn't make sense to me. In order to induce a jack knife situation, the trailer would have to be significantly out of line with the truck? If SC or TC on the truck engages, thereby engaging the brakes, the trailer's brakes will also engage, right? So I'm just having difficulty seeing how this could happen?

Perhaps, maybe if the truck is actuating brakes on individual wheels (like some ABS systems will do) it's not sending braking to the trailer? I wonder what instigates an integrated TBC to send voltage to the trailer brakes? If it's the pedal, that could cause a problem. And what about an aftermarket brake controller? If the SC and TC systems on the truck are not "talking" to the brake controller and sending voltage to the trailer brakes during an event, that could conceivably cause a problem?

But I still don't see how the hitch would interfere with all this?

It would be VERY interesting to me to see the technician's explanation on this.
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