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Old 02-06-2016, 05:48 PM   #1
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New electronic sway control

Anyone know of the new electronic sway controls that are coming out. The new jaycos have an option for it. But there is also sway master at www.hayesbc.com. It's claims to actually apply braking on its own to eliminate sway. I have a 2015 Jayco 314TSBH with a mechanical sway bar. At times a get this little shimmy on the highway. Was wondering if anyone had expirence with the electronic sway control. As usual all opinions are welcome!
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Old 02-09-2016, 06:18 PM   #2
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I added it to the option list on my 23RLSW that I factory ordered. Still waiting for delivery. Worth the money to me for a little piece of mind. There are videos on their website and you tube also. Wireman
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Anyone know of the new electronic sway controls that are coming out. The new jaycos have an option for it. But there is also sway master at Hayes Brake Controller - Hydraulic and Electric-Hydraulic Trailer Brake Controllers. It's claims to actually apply braking on its own to eliminate sway. I have a 2015 Jayco 314TSBH with a mechanical sway bar. At times a get this little shimmy on the highway. Was wondering if anyone had expirence with the electronic sway control. As usual all opinions are welcome!
The Jayco unit is VERY new and so far I haven't seen any reports on this site of anyone that has any experience with it.

What hitch do you have? A 'little shimmy' makes it sound like a tire balance issue. With sway, the trailer is wagging the tow vehicle from side to side. If you have a sway issue, maybe your hitch or mechanical sway bar needs to be checked and maybe readjusted.

The Hayes sites says that all trailer brakes are applied simultaneously if sway is detected. That seems kind of like using the brake controller to apply just the trailer brakes.
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Dexter Electronic Sway Control add-on

I have been researching electronic sway controls to add to our 2015 Jay Flight 24FBS. I have decided that the Dexter Electronic Sway control would be best for me but I have not found any place that can get one and install it at this time. It has been used in Australia for at least 2 years and has many write-ups and You Tube videos. The main reason I like this system is that it applies braking only to one side of the trailer during a sway situation, not both sides which eliminates sway quicker and safer. I called Dexter to locate a dealer and installation facility locally and they advised that they are in the process of training dealers with service centers on how to install the product. The installation appears simple and the installation instructions can be found on the internet. I hope to have one installed before our summer trips.
Here is a link to the information on Dexter Sway Control:
http://dexteraxle.com/i/u/6149609/f/...ay_Control.pdf

Here is a link to a You Tube video:
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I have looked into the Dexter electronic sway control but it is a lot to install. But does have the advantage of braking individual sides of trailer. I was curious if anyone every used one and if they actually work? The shimmy I get is occasional. Don't believe to be a balance issue. The tail of the camper just sways back and forth. Not sure of reason cause it's very random. I liked the idea of electronic control cause it would straighten it out hopefully before I felt it. But not sure if it works.
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It's not complicated but more tidious to run wires from the front of a frame to tires on both sides with a sealed under belly. Becomes a pain. When I went to Camping World in Kingston they knew nothing about it.
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my 15 sierra with integrated brake controller has sway build into the braking, when it senses it.

I still have a sway control on the WDH - would rather be safe than sorry
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jamesmc321 said; my 15 sierra with integrated brake controller has sway build into the braking, when it senses it.


They are talking about a electronic trailer sway control which works independently from the trucks sway control module.
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If the trailer has electronic sway control how would the truck sway control work with it then? Seems like there might be more to consider than just electronic or standard
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Between truck and trailer there is up-side sway, that's why you have to have two controllers. Each (TV & Trailer) use their own in-depended system and will either brake the left or right of the vehicle. To say it simple; The system will brake the other side of the sway direction.
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