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Old 07-03-2013, 05:38 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by floyd View Post
It's not about need,it's about excellence.
It's about taking the best and making it better, which includes the friction sway control. The taillights work fine too, but I like the extra LEDs up by the windows. There are dozens of other examples where good can be made better.
Fair enough: so fix the problem with the unstable trailer and add the sticky sliding thing. If it is about excellence, tolerating a fundamentally unstable rig doesn't seem like a good thing to me.

Every part of a typical travel trailer could be substantially better, especially the chassis components (tires, suspension, brakes). Each person needs to decide where to stop.

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Old 07-03-2013, 06:21 PM   #16
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We use an anti-sway bar, not to correct any swaying situation. We've towed without the sway bar and have never seen sway with the Casita or Scamp. We have it for the occasionally rare emergency event.

When you drive to Newfoundland you must drive thru a section called Wreckhouse, named for an event where a locomotive was blown off the tracks by the occasional strong winds in that area.

We personally have come upon two semis blown over in this stretch of road. The winds can gust up to 200 km/hr... truly hurricane force. The locals tell you to never park parallel to the mountains in that area.

Though they have a warning sign, they have no active alarm like one sometimes sees on the Oregon coast.

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