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Old 01-28-2016, 12:01 PM   #11
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It's here! But the sway command mechanism isn't. The prep is the new standard feature. The actual gizmo is something that still has to be installed.

Jayco flubbed this one and they admit to it. We will do a partial inspection of it tomorrow but refuse delivery till the part is shipped.

It's all good. We wont take it till March.. and our Florida trip is going to be in a tent which it mostly was going to be anyhow.

I am just not comfortable being a new TT tower down I-81 in the winter with heavy winds over the Blue Ridge Mtns and trucks without some sort of sway control.
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It's here! But the sway command mechanism isn't. The prep is the new standard feature. The actual gizmo is something that still has to be installed.

Jayco flubbed this one and they admit to it. We will do a partial inspection of it tomorrow but refuse delivery till the part is shipped.

It's all good. We wont take it till March.. and our Florida trip is going to be in a tent which it mostly was going to be anyhow.

I am just not comfortable being a new TT tower down I-81 in the winter with heavy winds over the Blue Ridge Mtns and trucks without some sort of sway control.
congratulations your gona love the little thing. what kind of equalizer hitch are you using ? we have an E2 and it has sway control built in
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:40 PM   #13
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Honda manual says no weight distribution hitch should be installed.
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:56 PM   #14
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really, what does the manual say the towing capacity is and max tongue weight is. does it have a class 2 or 3 hitch.
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class 3 5000 lbs max tow weight up to 600 lbs tongue weight.

Could be cause the Ridgeline is half car unibody construction. There are other threads on it around here.
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just curious, guess you could be right about the unibody thing. I've just never towed with out an eq hitch
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There is quite a discussion about this on the Ridgeline Owners Club site. It looks to be centered around the parsing of the language in the owners manual - some interpret it to be a "cya" by Honda as an improperly configured wdh could easily overload the the front axle rating, which looks to be about 3100lbs. Perhaps a sway-control only device - several manufacturers make friction devices that can be used both with and with-out a wdh. It looked to me like a number of the Ridgeline owners were using a wdh w/sway control.

I use an Andersen no-sway hitch. I could see how it could be used in this situation to take advantage of the built-in sway control but not really utilize the weight-distributing portion - just tighten the chains up enough to ensure the ball always turns with the trailer but not so tight as to engage weight distribution.

The sway command device is a new feature for 2016 and I do recall a thread on here about that:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...o-32736-3.html

It sounds like they are waiting for the controller assembly for yours.
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We tow our 195rb with our Ridgeline no sway control no equalizer hitch and have absolutely no problem with sway. The trailer tows like a dream. Truck has enough power to comfortably tow @55-60 mph above that really have to push and milage really suffers
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We tow our 195rb with our Ridgeline no sway control no equalizer hitch and have absolutely no problem with sway. The trailer tows like a dream. Truck has enough power to comfortably tow @55-60 mph above that really have to push and milage really suffers

Where do you typically tow? The wind on the Great Plains concerns me.
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We live and camp western Ohio eastern Indiana mostly, cross wind or from trucks passing has never been felt. It's just the faster I tow the lower the mpg stay under 60 and get 11-12 above 60 and in the mountains and its 8-9. But stability has never been an issue
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