Originally Posted by Skater
Any update on this? Andy did you ever get one to test? The website doesn't offer them for sale, though apparently you can sign up to be an installer...
Back in 1971, I met the designer of the Safe-T-Tow sway control.
I installed it on my Buick. Pulling a loaded 31 foot Airstream, while it never posed a problem, became much much safer to tow.
I demonstrated it at many rallies, and just about everyone who saw the demonstrations, want one installed.
Unfortunately, the designer passed away in the early 70's, and his son was not really interested in staying with that product.
I have reviewed it's design, with a couple of changes with a patent attorney. He assured me that a new patent could be granted.
Things being things over time, I just let that device slowly get to the back of my long term projects.
The design is very simple, rugged, and can be once again, on the market. I am not sure that at this point and time in my life, I really want to provide that product.
I have a complete working model, that I certainly cherish, as part of my various exposures of many different things for the RV industry.
Separating the brakes from each side of the trailer, is not necessary.
As a test for others, with me in the passenger seat, the following instructions were given.
Pull the trailer at 60 mph. Place your hand near the brake controller. When I say NOW, completely change lanes as fast as you can. We all that a rapid change of lanes will certainly cause a sway.
When you do that, apply the trailer brakes by activating the controller.
SURPRISE. The sway control that was added to that tow vehicle, always beat the driver by applying the brakes before the driver could.
Maybe the person that buys out Inland RV Center, would be interested in bringing that product to the market.
Other electro-mechanical sway control devices have been on the market, but none of them lasted very long.
Certainly, there is a huge market for such a device in todays RV industry.