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Old 01-06-2016, 03:55 PM   #21
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Yeah, I thought about that too, but it was priced as a $375 msrp option and I got approx 30% off MSRP on my total ordered unit via negotiations, so I I figured for about $260, I'd gamble and see how it is. I could always unplug it/take it off/sell on ebay or whatev.
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Old 01-06-2016, 04:09 PM   #22
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Old 01-06-2016, 04:48 PM   #23
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Getting a properly sized and installed Weight Distribution Hitch with sway control is a must for larger RVs and\or smaller TV's. This should resolve 90% of the problems most people encounter when trailering. The other 10% is just stupidity and there is no legal solution for that unfortunately.

Yes, but there are instances where traditional friction sway control must be disengaged. In those cases, it might be nice to have this as a backup.
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Old 01-06-2016, 04:57 PM   #24
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Getting a properly sized and installed Weight Distribution Hitch with sway control is a must for larger RVs and\or smaller TV's. This should resolve 90% of the problems most people encounter when trailering. The other 10% is just stupidity and there is no legal solution for that unfortunately.
I agree with you 100%. OTOH, it would be nice to have an added safety feature like this. Many of our trucks have a similar safety feature as do most modern passenger vehicles with traction control, and I'm glad I have it even if I never have to use it (fingers crossed). It's like many other safety features, with prudent decision making and caution, you don't really need it, until you do. Then the price of admission isn't really a consideration.

I wonder if there's some kind of ABS built into it? That would be a valuable add-on to this IMO.
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:00 PM   #25
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My fear is the stupidity of the other drivers on the road and the things they do in front of me, another reason I went with it as an option.
I have an Equal-I-Zer WDH hitch that we have used for both trailers and it works great. I've never once had an issue with sway. I believe a properly set up hitch and proper tongue weight on a proper sized vehicle is the best solution.

In regards to something an idiot in front of you is doing, that is what your brakes are for. If you are braking, you are over riding the anti-sway "feature" of your trailer.

Not that I think there is anything wrong with this product, I actually think its a great product and a great selling feature. I fear a LOT of RVer's don't have a proper sway control, don't have proper tongue weight, might not have the proper tow vehicle and might not have the best driving skills.

For people like that, this system could either put their minds at ease, or actually help in a bad situation.

I wouldn't pay extra for it though, as I would prefer to have a properly set up truck and trailer and no need for additional sway control.
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I have an Equal-I-Zer WDH hitch that we have used for both trailers and it works great. I've never once had an issue with sway. I believe a properly set up hitch and proper tongue weight on a proper sized vehicle is the best solution.................................

I wouldn't pay extra for it though, as I would prefer to have a properly set up truck and trailer and no need for additional sway control.
And that is the point I was trying to make. A properly set up WD hitch with sway control should never get so far out of wack that a secondary system like that being offered would do any good. If you need it, there is something far more serious with your set up.
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I have an Equal-I-Zer WDH hitch that we have used for both trailers and it works great. I've never once had an issue with sway. I believe a properly set up hitch and proper tongue weight on a proper sized vehicle is the best solution.

In regards to something an idiot in front of you is doing, that is what your brakes are for. If you are braking, you are over riding the anti-sway "feature" of your trailer.

Not that I think there is anything wrong with this product, I actually think its a great product and a great selling feature. I fear a LOT of RVer's don't have a proper sway control, don't have proper tongue weight, might not have the proper tow vehicle and might not have the best driving skills.

For people like that, this system could either put their minds at ease, or actually help in a bad situation.

I wouldn't pay extra for it though, as I would prefer to have a properly set up truck and trailer and no need for additional sway control.
I agree that having the proper equipment and set up is important, which is why I have educated myself and set up the way I have. I see this feature as added insurance. And yes brakes are great if all you need to or are forced to do is stop but there are a million different scenarios that can unfold out on the road...sideswipe or encroaching were what I was thinking this feature would be good for. I am not afraid of losing a couple hundred dollars on a gamble to improve my and my family's safety.
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I am not afraid of losing a couple hundred dollars on a gamble to improve my and my family's safety.
Sounds like a wise investment to me. I hope my post wasn't taken as being condescending. I really think it will help make Jayco a more attractive product. Personally I would rather see disc brakes as a couple hundred dollar upgrade, but this is a huge step in the right direction for safety for a lot of people.

I hope you never have to find out how it works, I hope you have many years and thousands of miles of trouble free, stress free towing!
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Sounds like a wise investment to me. I hope my post wasn't taken as being condescending. I really think it will help make Jayco a more attractive product. Personally I would rather see disc brakes as a couple hundred dollar upgrade, but this is a huge step in the right direction for safety for a lot of people.

I hope you never have to find out how it works, I hope you have many years and thousands of miles of trouble free, stress free towing!
I don't think it was condescending at all, but I am sorry if I came off that way as well, just throwing my reasoning for it out there. It might wind up being junk, but I won't be heartbroken if it is cuz I feel like I have a roadworthy setup as it is.
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This looks really great. Trailer sway has to be the thing I fear most being new at towing. I am sure it will happen sooner than later, I just hope I am mentally prepared for it and handle the situation correctly.
This was me last year as I read continuously about towing. These guys/gals are great on hear about calming your nerves. But, I always have a little bit of nerves going on...helps keep me alert and respectful of what I am doing and doing it safe. Keep reading, asking questions and you'll learn a lot here.
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