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Old 01-06-2016, 09:52 PM   #31
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Why disc brake ? Drum brakes are perfectly fine , cheap to buy, to maintain, they last forever they dont rust that much....just asking


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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!
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:11 PM   #32
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I think it would work better if the gyro/sensor was located on the rear of the trailer, it would pick up sway sooner..
Only issue I could see this having would be someone towing on curvy roads, I think the gyro would get confused and start applying the brakes cause issues like pre mature brake wearing and lower MPG for the tow vehicle.
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Old 01-07-2016, 04:56 AM   #33
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Another Lippert company. It will likely be like the leveling systems and be an offering industry wide if it catches on. I have lots of questions and will follow its development and implementation.


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Old 01-07-2016, 08:13 AM   #34
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I think it would work better if the gyro/sensor was located on the rear of the trailer, it would pick up sway sooner..
Only issue I could see this having would be someone towing on curvy roads, I think the gyro would get confused and start applying the brakes cause issues like pre mature brake wearing and lower MPG for the tow vehicle.
I was thinking that too, but then it would be harder to program I would think? Because of the length differences across models between the axles and the rear wall, the lateral forces will be different on virtually every different trailer model. At least if you put it up front, the forces are much more uniform across trailer models.

I completely agree though, I would be looking to the tail-end of the trailer as a first indicator of sway.

I know on my trailer, there's A LOT of real estate behind the axles, so tail swing is something I have to watch out for. This is much less pronounced on many other (especially shorter) trailers.
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Old 01-14-2016, 09:59 AM   #35
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I have it ordered on my new Jayco TT. Obviously a properly set up WDH with a sway control will manage sway 99% of the time. I think this option is meant for that possible 1% where circumstances caused a out of control sway situation.


It's a $375 option. With my out the door discount on my factory ordered TT of 33% I figured I paid about $240. A fair price for some piece of mind. Maybe a resale benefit when I sell it in the future. JMO Wireman
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I am a little curious what it would cost to install after market. I have a 2016, but since it was delivered in July of '15, probably one of the first 2016's off the line in my model, I am relatively sure it does not have this "Prep" package on it since it wasn't announced until late last year.
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I am a little curious what it would cost to install after market. I have a 2016, but since it was delivered in July of '15, probably one of the first 2016's off the line in my model, I am relatively sure it does not have this "Prep" package on it since it wasn't announced until late last year.
Not sure what it would cost or if is available after market but it was offered on my 2016 as an option.
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I am a little curious what it would cost to install after market. I have a 2016, but since it was delivered in July of '15, probably one of the first 2016's off the line in my model, I am relatively sure it does not have this "Prep" package on it since it wasn't announced until late last year.
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I saw an ad in this month's Trailer Life Magazine about something similar, but I don't have it with me. I also couldn't readily find information on Dexter's product on their website.
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Old 01-24-2016, 03:58 PM   #39
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I think you are right.
Cam Am tested the Tuson electronic sway control with the Mercedes GL and a 34' / 7200lbs Tracer and it works on extreme cases only.
So I think it's designed to avoid that a dangerous situation (need for abrupt lane change for example) get out of control.
You can read the Cam Am test here: RV Lifestyle - Vol. 43 No. 7 (Page 6)
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If the system Jayco is offering works the same I will order mine TT with it.

I'd like to hear if someone have experience with the Jayco system...

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I know I was reading the brochure on the 2011 F250 and it says sway control including using the trailer brakes is built in to the integrated braking on the truck... don't know if it works but sounds interesting, anybody else read anything like this about their tow vehicle
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