What is Dexter Sway Control

/What is Dexter Sway Control

Dexter Sway ControlElegant simplicity

The causes and effects of trailer sway can be extremely complicated. The technology needed to monitor, measure and react to trailer sway is also very complex.
But the best products always have one thing in common; they are elegant in their simplicity.

Dexter Sway Control (DSC) uses advanced technology to control trailer sway. The DSC has highly complex measuring instruments and computing power which allow it to always be on the alert for trailer sway and to rapidly bring it under control through the electric brakes fitted to your RV.

But, where DSC really shows off its beautiful design is once it is properly installed. After that, it does all its work without any input or intervention needed. It’s smart enough to just quietly do its job of taming trailer sway.

How it works

  • dexter2The DSC continuously monitors trailer yaw (rotation on the vertical axis).
  • It has a proprietary algorithm which is used to determine the difference between quick steering to avoid a road obstacle (or other such circumstances) and the rapid onset of a trailer swaying event.
  • It measures the angle, travel distance and speed of the lateral motion of the trailer (and other parameters) and uses this information to quickly intervene with the application of trailer brakes.
  • The processing capability of the DSC is powerful and rapid. It captures all the critical elements of the swaying condition and uses this information to predict how the event will proceed without any driver intervention.
  • It uses this data to get ahead of the event by applying the brakes on the correct side of the trailer, in a timely manner, with the proper braking level for the required duration.
  • This quickly dampens and brings the trailer sway under control.

Dexter Sway Control is based on the same technology used in automotive vehicle stability systems.

Operating advantage over ever other system on the market

Proportional power to left side & right side braking for quicker & smoother correction

Left hand or right hand braking

SWAY EVENT
EXAMPLE:

Displaced air from a passing semi-trailer

The displaced air can push
your RV towards the edge of
the road and could result in a
sway. DSC activates the left
hand side brakes only to
correct the trailer sway & if
necessary a pattern of left &
right until under control and in
line with tow vehicle.

SWAY EVENT
EXAMPLE:

Avoidance maneuver

When a sharp steer is made it
can unsettle the towing
combination and induce sway.
DSC activates the right hand
side brakes only to correct the
trailer sway & if necessary a
pattern of left & right until
under control and in line with
tow vehicle

SMALL SWAY:

DSC will detect the speed &
distance at
which the trailer is moving out
of alignment
and will provide
adequate pow
er based on the data collected

LARGE SWAY:

DSC will detect the speed &
distance at
which the trailer is moving out
of alignment
and will provide a larger amount of power based
on the data collected

The Dexter Sway Control Reduces and Controls Trailer Sway

That wave like motion of sway can hit your trailer when you least expect it. Dexter Sway Control Electronic module is always watching and always ready to reduce and control trailer sway.

Elegant Simplicity

The causes and effects of trailer sway are extremely complicated. The technology needed to monitor, measure and react to trailer sway is also very complex. But the best products always have one thing in common; they are elegant in their simplicity.

Dexter Sway Control uses advanced technology to control trailer sway. The Trailer DSC has highly complex measuring instruments and computing power which allow it to always be on the alert for trailer sway and to rapidly bring it under control.

But, where DSC really shows off its beautiful design is once it is properly installed. After that, it does all its work without any input or intervention needed. It’s smart enough to just quietly do its job of taming trailer sway.