Sway Command® Tow Control Technology
We all know how scary a travel trailer sway event can be, especially when making emergency maneuvers at high speeds. A weight distribution hitch with sway control bars will help in minor sway events, but that’s not enough! Our patent pending Sway Command Tow Control Technology promotes safety by applying the trailer brakes before a major sway event can get out of control.
- Advanced patent pending microprocessor technology electronically detects trailer sway and applies the trailer brakes to suppress unwanted sway
- Utilizes both an accelerometer (measures lateral force) and gyro sensor (measures angular velocity) to quickly and accurately differentiate between side-to-side and up-and-down movement to prevent false activation. This is especially useful off road. The competition uses only accelerometer technology
- Light pod mounts to the front of the trailer and signals to the driver when the system is functioning properly
- Rigorously tested in sway-inducing towing conditions, including emergency maneuvers
- Controller works independently from existing brake control so that in the case of a short or disconnect in the tow vehicle connection, Sway Command won’t be affected or vice versa
Tow Control Technology by Trailair
Is Sway Command available for your RV? Find out now!
|Trailer Weight (GVWR)||2500 - 13000 lbs|
|Trailer Length||15 - 40 ft|
|Number of Axles||1 - 2 Axles|
|Type of Brakes||Only Electric Drum Brakes|
THE USE OF LIPPERT’S SWAY COMMAND® WITH 2014-2020 GM TRUCKS AND SUVS EQUIPPED WITH AN INTEGRATED TRAILER BRAKE CONTROL MODULE (ITBCM) COULD CAUSE REDUCED BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS, INDUCE LOSS OF BRAKE CONTROL AND INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY WHEN TOWING A TRAILER.
When Lippert’s Sway Command® is functioning on a trailer, the subject GM truck will display “Service Trailer Brake System” in the vehicle message center, the ITBCM will become disabled and the electric trailer brakes will not function until the ignition has been turned off and back on to clear the code.
DO NOT USE LIPPERT’S SWAY COMMAND® WITH 2014-2020 GM TRUCKS AND SUVS EQUIPPED WITH AN ITBCM WHILE TOWING A TRAILER.
LIPPERT’S SWAY COMMAND IS COMPATIBLE WITH ANY VEHICLE THAT USES AN APPROVED BRAKE CONTROLLER.
This includes 2014-2020 GM Trucks, SUVS and other vehicles not listed as long as they are equipped with an approved aftermarket brake controller module that is used to control the trailer brakes. Please see below for a complete list of all compatible aftermarket tow vehicle brake controllers.
List of trucks tested with SwayCommand software emitting pulse every 8 seconds.
|OEM/Model||Test Date||Pulse Test Status||Comment|
|RAM 1500 2011||9/29/16||OK||No issue with pulse, saw a brief blink of trailer icon during sway activation.|
|RAM 1500 2012||9/29/16||OK||No issue with pulse, saw a brief blink of trailer icon during sway activation.|
|RAM 1500 2013||9/29/16||OK|
|RAM 1500 2014||9/29/16||OK||No issue with pulse, saw a brief check trailer wire, then recovered during sway activation.|
|RAM 1500 2015||9/29/16||OK||No codes seen.|
|RAM 1500 2016||9/29/16||OK|
|RAM 2500 2016||9/29/16||OK||No issue with pulse, saw a brief check trailer wire, then recovered during sway activation.|
|RAM 1500 2017||9/29/16||OK||No issue with pulse, saw a brief check trailer wire, then recovered during sway activation.|
|GM 2007 2500 HD||9/27/16||OK||No codes seen.|
|GM 2011 2500 HD Sierra||9/29/16||OK||No codes seen.|
|GM 2012 Chevy Suburban||9/23/16||OK||No codes seen.|
|GM 2013 GMC 2500||9/27/16||OK||No codes seen.|
|Ford 2010 F150||9/19/16||OK||No codes seen.|
|Ford 2011 F350||9/28/16||OK||No codes seen.|
|Ford 2012 F250||9/28/16||OK||No codes seen.|
|Ford 2013 F150||9/28/16||OK||No codes seen.|
|Ford 2014 F350||9/28/16||OK||No codes seen.|
|Ford 2015 F250||9/27/16||OK||No codes seen.|
|Ford 2016 F150||9/29/16||OK||No codes seen.|
|Ford 2016 Expedition||9/28/16||Conditional||Similar to King Ranch Behavior, No issue with pulse, saw infrequent trailer disconnect/connect during sway activation, but recovered after sway stopped. Requires fully Charged coach battery. Sway command is powered from the coach battery and not the 7 way trailer/truck connector.|
|Ford 2016 King Ranch F350||9/29/16||OK||No codes seen. Requires fully Charged coach battery. Sway command is powered from the coach battery and not the 7 way trailer/truck connector.|
|Ford 2016 King Ranch F150||9/29/16||Conditional||No codes seen. Requires fully Charged coach battery. Sway command is powered from the coach battery and not the 7 way trailer/truck connector.|
|Ford 2016 F150||9/29/16||OK||No codes seen.|
|Ford 2017 F350 XLT Super||9/29/16||OK||No codes seen.|
|Ford 2018 F150||11/10/17||Conditional||No codes seen. Requires fully Charged coach battery. Sway command is powered from the coach battery and not the 7 way trailer/truck connector.|
Compatible Aftermarket Tow Vehicle Brake Controllers
|Curt Reflex Brake Controller|
|Curt TriFlex Brake Controller|
|"Tekonsha" Prodigy 2|
|"Tekonsha" Primus IQ|
|Tekonsha "Sentinel" electric trailer brake control|
|Hayes Energize III|
|"Hayes" Lemmerz Synchroniser|
|Hayman Reese "VINOTOUR"|
|"Red Arc" EBRH|
|"Red Arc" Tow Pro EBRH-ACC|
|"Red Arc" EBTM|
|Dexter Predator DX2|
|"GSL Electronics" EBC-12|
|"GSL Electronics" EBC-12 Remote|