Regarding blowing over, a light
fiberglass trailer would be more likely to blow over than a pop-up trailer because the center of gravity and the wind pressure on the latter is so low on the latter. However, I'd prefer a light
fiberglass to a heavier sticky (or that UHaul) because the egg is more aerodynamic.
, when Roger had his stopping incident (his controller was out of adjustment), he still had the option of manually using the controller had he remembered it in time (I likely wouldn't have, but had I, the brakes
were there, not the money in my pocket).
Also regarding brakes
, they MUST be used carefully in the event of trailer sway. If they are applied too hard when the trailer is not behind the tow vehicle, they may lock and the trailer will then skid sideways and not straighten out. IMHO, a friction sway bar would make such a scenario worse, which is why the warning to loosen under slippery road conditions.
I agree that the tongue weight in the sway incident was probably too low, likely to keep the tow vehicle from sagging in the rear.