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Old 09-23-2011, 08:11 AM   #15
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The first three outings we made were with a Reese w/d setup. While i didn't have any controlability issues, I still got an uncomfortable amount of sway when passed on either side by 18 wheelers. The Ford system didn't dampen that at all. The P3 eliminates all of that. I have had the Ford system activate a couple of times when I have taken downhill curves too quickly even with the P3 attached. This was more of an instance of the trailer pushing the back of the truck in the curve. In that case it worked well together.
Bingo. Thank you sir, this is the feedback I was looking for. P3 it is.
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:17 AM   #16
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Sorry... I must have mis-read this post.
The P3 is a controller right?

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You're right, I use a Prodigy P3 brake controller in my truck.

The OP is referring to a ProPride hitche. Usually people refer to the ProPride as PPP or 3P rather than P3, so it's just an ambiguous abbreviation altercation.
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You're right, I use a Prodigy P3 brake controller in my truck.

The OP is referring to a ProPride hitche. Usually people refer to the ProPride as PPP or 3P rather than P3, so it's just an ambiguous abbreviation altercation.

Yep....my bad.

3P will definitely eliminate sway, P3 will definitely stop the AS.

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MAXBRAKE would be a better choice than the P3. Much better.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:35 AM   #19
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Just back from a 3 week 2500 mile trip to Jackson Center OH.... 2011 F-150 EcoBoost 4X4 Platinum added RoadMaster springs ... Pulling a 2011 25FB ... hitched it up and went.... steady and flawless.... Ford would take care of the sway... but none.... Thats is why I purchased the Airstream.... low center of gravity, aerodynamic and ez 2 tow......
Looks in your photo there is no weight distribution/sway control hitch. Unusual with this size trailer. Did the steering feel okay, headlight alignment, any push when trucks passed, side winds?
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:23 AM   #20
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You're right, I use a Prodigy P3 brake controller in my truck.

The OP is referring to a ProPride hitche. Usually people refer to the ProPride as PPP or 3P rather than P3, so it's just an ambiguous abbreviation altercation.
Sorry for the confusion...newby mistake...will use 3P from now on.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:38 AM   #21
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moto,

From what I understand all the systems being offered are reactive, they only start to work after the sway has started. Using the TV braking system to bring it under control.

Even the most basic of sway control hitches have a pro-active element, friction being the least of these.

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Bob is correct. I can only speak to the GM system, but the electronic sway control utilizes the steering angle sensor and yaw sensors to detect when there is an even slight deviation between direction of travel and steering angle. The system can then apply brakes one wheel at a time as necessary to bring you back in line....and react a lot faster than the driver can. It is also tied into stability control and ABS, so it is a little more complex than this simple explanation.

BUT, the point is , it is a reactive system. I would advise a good WD, sway control hitch setup. They are preventative. The systems will work in concert.
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Ok, sorry....P3...3P...3PO (star wars)....get them all mixed up???
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