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Old 08-10-2016, 11:18 PM   #41
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Probably. Jayco wouldn't want you to disconnect the Sway Control, collect the money, and them hook it back up again.

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We got our letter today. There are instructions on how to disconnect the unit but it sounds like you have to actually have it removed by the dealer in order to get your $375 refund.
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:24 PM   #42
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Probably. Jayco wouldn't want you to disconnect the Sway Control, collect the money, and them hook it back up again.
Yes, just a little worried about having a hole in the nose cap once it is removed. I wonder what they intend to fill it with.
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:11 AM   #43
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They put a reflector on mine to match the other side. You can't even tell a difference.
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:47 PM   #44
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As I wait for my trailer to be built I periodically review the Jayco website for changes. Noticed today that there is no mention of Sway Command as an option any longer. Anyone heard about why Jayco dropped this option?

I ordered my trailer with it, but wasn't sure how well it really worked. Anyone able to provide insight on whether or not I might miss it?

Finally, before anyone replies that Jayco has a right to make changes... I know that and I'm not complaining. I'm just curious as to if anyone knows why they made the change.
I just rec'd a "IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL" from JAYCO concerning the Sway Command System. It said "WARNING: PLEASE DO NOT TOW YOUR TRAILER UNTIL THE SWAY COMMAND SYSTEM IS DISCONNECTED". JAYCO has decided that a defect which relates to Motor Vehicle Safety exists in certain Model-Year 2016-2017 Eagle, Jay Feather, Jay Flight, Jay Flight SLX (mine), Octane, and White Hawk travel trailers with a SWAY COMMAND SYSTEM installed. CALL YOUR JAYCO DEALER ASAP. Waiting for a call back from my JAYCO dealer to schedule an appointment to remove my SWAY COMMAND SYSTEM. In the meantime I am disconnecting the power to the SWAY COMMAND SYSTEM so I can use my trailer.
I did have an incident where I almost rear ended a car on the Oregon Coast, I wondered then if there was a problem. Heavy winds were in the area, and with plenty of distance I had a heck of a time stopping. No wonder my truck brakes are wearing. I count myself lucky.
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Old 08-12-2016, 04:08 PM   #45
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Leaving mine hooked up... It' has saved my rear a couple times already and I feel this recall only applies to vehicles with an INTEGRATED brake controller...
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Old 08-12-2016, 04:14 PM   #46
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Leaving mine hooked up... It' has saved my rear a couple times already and I feel this recall only applies to vehicles with an INTEGRATED brake controller...
I have an aftermarket brake controller (Prodigy) and it actually locked up my trailer brakes. I definitely don't feel safe with it on there and had the dealer remove it already.
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:58 PM   #47
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I suspect that the reason is that they have a total Safety Recall on certain tow vehicles with factory installed integrated brake controllers. They say that a vehicle operator will lose trailer brakes after the sway system applies the trailer brakes during a sway event. The loss of trailer brakes an result in a loss of control of the vehicle and trailer. To remedy this defect they have decided to remove the Sway Command system from all affected travel trailers. So, I assume you can no longer get Sway Command on any Jayco travel trailer.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:03 PM   #48
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If you are worried about sway with your TT allow me to recommend the sway eliminator, The Hensley Hitch. I installed one on mine and no more worries about sway.
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I have my SWAY CONTROL disconnected, and tied up out of the way. I believe it is not safe. I have an aftermarket Brake Controller. My JAYCO Service Manager told me to get my trailer in and they will get the damn thing off. I get the impression that JAYCO has no fix that is why they are paying out $375 to customers. I have an e2 sway hitch on anyways, but when this controller decides to override my Brake Controller settings than it comes off.
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I have an aftermarket brake controller (Prodigy) and it actually locked up my trailer brakes. I definitely don't feel safe with it on there and had the dealer remove it already.
I had this happen to me once as well. Not fun.
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