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Old 10-27-2004, 01:49 PM   #29
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I stated why.

No load equalizing hitch, now sway control, just a ball.

No wind, no bad pavements, pavement dry, 50 MPH (from several witnesses).

Reason. Lost control because of no rigging, which is just one of the ways to be improperly rigged.

I think at think point, we are into differences between theories and facts, as anyone may chose to accept.

I shall not post further on this subject.


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Old 10-27-2004, 03:06 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Inland RV Center, In
I stated why.
sorry Andy, but that is incompetent. It does not provide a mechanism whereby a simple hitch can cause an accident of and by itself in a manner a load leveling hitch or sway control hitch would prevent.

There are many thousands of trailers out there using only a ball and not load leveling or sway control running up many millions of miles of safe travel over very many years. Yet you are saying they are not safe. The facts contradict you,

The fact is that trailers with the fanciest hitches get into accidents as well as trailers with the simplest hitches. Odds are more of the simple hitches are in accidents because there are so many more of them. It is very seldom that the hitch is the cause of the accident and the only incidents I have seen or heard about where that is the case is because of mechanical failure.

It is probably best to go along with you and let it go. I consider your position just as dangerous as you seem to think mine is. So let the information and support we have each provided for our points of view be the raw material from which those seeking advice can find their own views. But let's hope they are a bit more in touch with facts and good statistics that is often seen!

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Old 10-27-2004, 08:44 PM   #31
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[QUOTE=Leipper]this is called a tease! ;-) what technique were they describing?

I will double check this on Thurs., for I will be going by my trailer where I have the write up. But how I remember it was something like this:

When a trailer starts to fish-tail it is the "fighting" of the fish-tail that makes it worst. As the driver is turning the wheel back and forth to "re-gain" control, you can make the fish-tailing worst. They found by taking your hands off the wheel and not fighting the fish-tailing the car will absorb the motion. Though, as they said, this method takes alot of trust. But, if one thinks about "motion" if somethig is flexing back and forth in the middle whats the fast way of stopping the flexing? A: By taking one of the stationary end points away and allowing one end to to also flex or move.

Again, I will look for writeup and put it out for another topic. I'm sure there will be some feed back.


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