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Old 04-27-2012, 06:41 AM   #1
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Trucks with Integrated Sway Control

Several of the late model trucks now come with integrated sway and break control. Do you use the sway or instead rely on either a friction bar or sway control provided by your WDH?
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:06 AM   #2
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Several of the late model trucks now come with integrated sway and break control. Do you use the sway or instead rely on either a friction bar or sway control provided by your WDH?
My new truck has integrated sway control.

You won't see me giving up my Hensley hitch over it.Mr.T
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The Integrated Sway Control allows the computer to apply braking to the trailer and control braking to all four tires depending on the sensors.

This is a re-active process.

I would never encourage anyone to eliminate any sway control from the WDH or drive with a poorly setup WDH.
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snip.......I would never encourage anyone to eliminate any sway control from the WDH or drive with a poorly setup WDH.
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My new truck has integrated sway control.

You won't see me giving up my Hensley hitch over it.Mr.T
I knew you were going to say that!
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My question wasn't because I have sway problems. Quite the opposite and the TT is towing really nice... sway is pretty much non-existent. But assume you have a friction bar, I was wanting to see if that could be eliminated by using the truck's braking controls.

On another forum, I saw a post where someone was raving about how effective the integrated sway control was and that's why I solicited opinions here.
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For 2012 non-hybrid Chevy Silverado trucks with stabilitrak have trailer sway control but it's not a substitute for a resistance to trailer sway. The factory requires the use of both a WD hitch with SC over 5000 lbs trailer weight.
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I knew you were going to say that!
With my hitch, sway is nonexistent.
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The benefit of the integrated sway control is that it will recognize and react to sway much sooner that any of us could react and activate our trailer brakes. Absolutely not a substitute for sway control, but definitely a nice back-up.
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Several of the late model trucks now come with integrated sway and break control. Do you use the sway or instead rely on either a friction bar or sway control provided by your WDH?
All of the above....
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