Tow Without Fear
What if we told you that 92% of people who bought a cheap weight distribution hitch always wish they had bought one with built in sway control.
It is the hidden fear. Caravan and trailers sway can occur at any time and when it does it is frightening. You just do not know how it will end. Will the caravan be brought under control naturally? Will the electronic sway control kick in or will it just end badly?
Preventative sway control is the answer. Prevention through natural mechanical friction. Prevention of sway occurring in the first place rather than reacting to sway when it happens. Makes sense right!
Sway Control Hitches offers the 2 best solutions in the world that will ensure you are Towing without fear.
NOT all Weight Distribution hitches are equal!
There are many cheap weight distributions hitches available in Australia and pretty much they all incorporate ‘vertical chains’ that attach to the caravan chassis. They do a good job of weight distribution, but they do nothing to control trailer sway.
Think of extending one arm out and having someone push your hand from side to side. Pretty easy to move your hand from side to side isn’t it? This simulates a typical trailer and tow vehicle set up, even if the trailer is fitted with a cheap weight distribution hitch. The trailer (your hand) is able to be moved from side to side simulating trailer sway.
Now extend both arms out and grip a broom between your hands and see if someone can push your hands from side to side. Extremely hard to do.
This simple exercise illustrates the same effect mechanical friction produces on a weight distribution hitch with built in sway control.
Sway Control Hitches offers the 2 best mechanical friction sway control and weight distribution solutions that will ensure you are towing without fear.
WHAT IS WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION?
The weight is evenly distributed across all axels providing much better steering control and stopping power.
WHAT IS BUILT-IN SWAY CONTROL?
Built in sway control uses mechanical friction to control side to side movement of the trailer. It means you can tow without fear and provides confidence in dangerous towing situations like passing semi-trucks, fighting crosswinds and making quick maneuvers.
What is Trailer Sway?
Trailer sway or fishtailing is when a trailer begins to move from side-to-side on its own, eventually resulting in flipping and (sometimes) turning the towing vehicle over too. Sway can occur at any time but it can be prevented and avoided by having in-built sway control on your weight distribution hitch. It does not matter how good a driver you are, sway can be caused by:
– Passing large vehicles causing high pressure gradients
– Improper loading across your van and tow vehicle axles
– Cross winds
– Driving too fast down gradient hills
– Uneven or incorrect tire pressure
So what can I do to avoid caravan sway?
The two most important aspects of avoiding sway are weight distribution and sway control. The very best solution in the world is combining weight distribution and sway control in one hitch!
Solutions that WILL prevent sway
Sway Control Hitches provides the two leading sway control and weight distribution hitches in the world.
The patented Andersen sway control and WDH is amazingly simple to operate, it is light weight and unlike any other hitch on the market. People who have them just love them.
The Fastway e2 sway control and WDH is the number 1 selling hitch in the USA today. It is now available in Australia. By using fixed bars the Fastway e2 incorporates natural friction that prevents sway from occurring. It is extremely robust and caters for trailer weights (GTM) up to 5,400kg.
|Andersen AU||Andersen AUX||e2 Roundbar||e2 Trunnion|
|Offroad Coupling Type: Hyland, DO35, McHitch, Tregg – Poly Block||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Ball Type: Standard 50mm Ball, AL-KO 50mm Off-Road & low profile couplers, Hitchezy tow pillar||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Underslung Coupling (Mounted bottom or centre of A-Frame)||No||Yes||Yes – Bar clearance can be low||Yes|
|Standard Coupling (Mounted top of A-Frame)||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Built in Anti-sway?||Yes–Via friction cone in the Housing||Yes – Via friction cone in the Housing||Yes – Steel on Steel friction in L-Brackets||Yes – Steel on Steel friction in L-Brackets|
|3500 Kg GTM Capacity||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes – Up to 5400kg|
|Unhitch to Reverse||Reverse Friendly – Can be left connected||Reverse Friendly – Can be left connected||Reverse Friendly – Can be left connected||Reverse Friendly – Can be left connected|
|Adjustable Shank Height||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Jockey Wheel mounted on Outside of A-Frame||Yes – Can be installed inside A-Frame||Yes – Can be installed inside A-Frame||No||No|
|Jockey Wheel mounted on inside of A-Frame||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Drop Shank – Able to drill extra receiver hole||Yes – Holes must be at least 34mm Center to Center||Yes – Holes must be at least 34mm Center to Center||Yes – Holes must be at least 34mm Center to Center||Yes – Holes must be at least 34mm Center to Center|