Originally Posted by patch-y
I tow a 26ft TT with a F250 6.7l diesel using a weigh safe true tow hitch. I have 3000 miles towing it with the weigh-safe with no sway problems detected at any speed and during events when being passed by 18 wheelers.
I am interested in a fall-back fail-safe. I have read some good reviews of the Tuson but they seem to be testimonials from the manufacturer....so I was interested to hear real life feed-back from the group on this site.
The Tuson unit can control the trailer brakes individually. Your truck's built-in electronic stability control system only controls the trailer brakes together, but the truck unit also controls the truck brakes individually in an emergency situation. The built-in ESC systems in today's vehicles are very effective in an emergency situation, if NHTSA data is to be believed. I don't think the Tuson unit will add much to safety and, who knows, it may even make things worse should a malfunction occur.
You have a truck there that can safely handle a 26' trailer without any special hitches or sway control measures, but even if you should find yourself in an emergency situation the truck's ESC should provide the desired back-up.