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Old 01-31-2016, 07:53 AM   #11
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We, as a group, tend to overdo the numbers here on the forums. From what I see, your numbers look a lot better than others. A couple of other things to take into consideration along the way: (1) Terrain - flatlands or mountain towing? Your tow rig will feel the difference and so will you. (2) The sail factor - TT's cut a big swath through the air and a 5k TT pulls a lot different than a 5k contstruction trailer load of bricks. Respect the numbers but don't get obsessed with wringing every last pound out of your calculations. Shop smart and enjoy.
I will stick to mainly flat areas in the Midwest for now. However, at some point I'd like to take a camping trip out west. I certainly do not want to over do it on the TT. The 16XRB seems like the best option from the two to be well under my tow capacity and hopefully cause less headache down the road (no pun intended). I'd like to get one of the new Jayco's with the Sway Command. Do you all feel like that is more hype than help? I like the concept and feel like with that and sway bars, it will provide some added security while towing.
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I love the idea of the sway command and looked at some of the aftermarket pieces already. My 2016 was an early build and does not have the prep package as standard. I'd let the dollars be my guide. If you can negotiate the full package into the deal, why not grab it? Dealers love to toss in goodies to close a deal. It sounds like a nice peace of mind accessory.
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I'd like to get one of the new Jayco's with the Sway Command. Do you all feel like that is more hype than help? I like the concept and feel like with that and sway bars, it will provide some added security while towing.
IMHO, Jayco's Sway Command is too new to know much about. Some are getting it, but few (no?) JOF member reports so far. It seems it could be a worthwhile anti-sway backup if things are getting seriously out of control. Anti-sway as part of a WD hitch should be the primary way of controlling sway.

One thing not mentioned so far regarding sway is your tires and their inflation. Tire sidewall flex can be a contributing factor so be sure your TT and TV tires are inflated to their maximum pressure shown on the tire. Some members on this forum have upgraded their TV tires to a higher load range to reduce sway.
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I love the idea of the sway command and looked at some of the aftermarket pieces already. My 2016 was an early build and does not have the prep package as standard. I'd let the dollars be my guide. If you can negotiate the full package into the deal, why not grab it? Dealers love to toss in goodies to close a deal. It sounds like a nice peace of mind accessory.
I contacted Jayco and you are correct, they started shipping trailers with the sway control on Jan 4th, 2016. Do you know if the sway control adds to the MSRP on the late build 2016-17 Jayco's?
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