Finally! The Absolute TRUTH!
How To Completely
Eliminate Trailer Sway
If you want a safe and enjoyable towing experience, you need to know why your rig isn’t working like it should. This report will give you the WHOLE TRUTH behind trailer sway and how to stop it from happening ever again!
Let me start by asking you a simple question. Has trailer sway already given you that first shocking experience behind the wheel?
These truths will give you a deeper understanding of why dangerous, life-threatening trailer sway occurs, how to safely deal with it, and how to just plain remove it from your life. For good.
I know I prefer solutions vs band aids.
But before diving into these truths, let’s first make sure we’re on the same page regarding trailer sway.
Trailer Sway is defined by many in more than one way, but let’s describe it as:
The oscillation of the trailer around the hitch ball, which results in extra force on the tow vehicle, increases in amplitude and creates unstable movement beyond the control of the driver.
(In normal human-speak it’s basically when the trailer you’re towing starts swinging back and forth to a point where you’re legitimately in danger of having an accident.)
Trailer sway almost always begins in a sneaky subtle fashion. Then, as the driver notices his RV moving side to side, he will instinctively try to correct it. The sway builds and builds to a point where control of the vehicle quickly comes into question.
At this point you and your family’s safety and even their very lives become a concern.
If you think I’m kidding – do a web search. These crashes are daily experiences. We have a saying,
“Sway is not if - it’s when.”
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1 easy installation
2 almost 90 degrees turn
3 and best of all, no Trailer Sway."
- Dorian Quintero, ProPride 3P Owner
Unfortunately, this problem is more common than most realize or care to admit. Ask a new RV owner and they will often tell you how they had no idea what they were getting themselves into.
They just dropped thousands of dollars on a new hobby imagining being in the woods, cracking a beer, fresh air…aaaaahhhh…enjoying nature – getting away from it all. The truth is…
They never realized how friggin frustrating and dangerous this new little hobby was going to be!
And not one person thought to warn them.
It’s a dirty little secret most dealers don’t like to talk about since they know it’ll hurt their sales. But regardless of whether the salesman brings it up, we obviously have a real issue here. And it all comes down to the connection between the truck and the RV e.g. – the hitch.
When most people buy a trailer and hitch for the very first time, they really don’t know what they should be looking for. The type of hitch they’re getting is really just an afterthought because it’s way too easy to assume all models will work just fine without any issues. It’s also easy to assume that all models are alike.
But neither of those assumptions are really the case. And as soon as you get out on the road and start negotiating those very first turns, you hit what should only be a minor road condition, and things quickly start to unravel for them. Maybe a truck passes. Or there’s a little wind. Or the road gets uneven. Or you steer to get around something. Then all of a sudden motion on the trailer picks up, you start swaying all over the road, and you begin to lose control of your rig and more seriously...
You and your family are now in grave danger.
The old term ‘white knuckling’ was basically coined around moments like these, where you’re so stressed, all you can do is hold onto the steering wheel for dear life and desperately hope your trailer and tow vehicle settle down before anything really bad happens.
I can’t begin to tell you how many people report horror stories of dropping tens of thousands of dollars on a beautiful, brand-new RV expecting this wonderfully convenient and relaxing new life on the road only to struggle the second they pull the rig off the lot. They grit their teeth through every minor road condition, constantly feeling like they’re just a few steps from a horrible accident. And they’re often forced to pull over within the first hour just to get a breather and relax a little.
I know I had to. That’s why I founded this company.
Take it from me. I’ve been in this industry for over 26 years. And as someone who’s been an expert witness in tragic cases where parents, siblings, and children were lost, I can’t blame anyone for pulling over to collect themselves.
It shouldn’t be such a dangerous situation, but unfortunately it is. This brings us to the obvious question:
Why is towing a travel trailer such a cumbersome,
stressful, and dangerous experience?
And what can be done about it?
Here’s the problem every conventional trailer hitch on the market is manufactured to only pivot at one single point. That would be where the hitch ball sits behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. This allows the trailer to pivot directly on the ball in a basic side-to-side motion.
A ball hitch ensures the very fact that
SWAY IS INEVITABLE.
Theoretically, this should be fine since inexpensive band aide type conventional sway control hitches apply their own level of opposing friction any time outside forces being fed into the hitch.
But theory and reality are two different things.
These types of hitches are mildly effective only when you’re towing something extremely light. When towing something that weighs TWO AND A HALF TONS, you really can’t expect a conventional hitch to generate enough friction on its own to properly offset the force and keep the trailer centered.
Instead, the weight usually creates too much leverage on the tow vehicle, so the driver ends up over-correcting and starts fishtailing back and forth, desperately trying to balance out that pull on the trailer. The driver must stop it while it’s happening or it’s only a matter of time before losing control and jackknifing ...or worse, possibly even flipping over.
Fortunately, there are solutions.
Everything I just described obviously sounds pretty scary, and for good reason. Lucky for us, though, there are three ways of dealing with this inherent problem:
- You can adjust your style of driving in order to safely deal with the ineffective conventional hitch I just described. You should figure out how to actually practice too. I wish I could, but I cannot help you with that one.
- You can spend 10’s of 1000’s more and get a nice big pick up, lose the use of the bed and/or your SUV and grab yourself a 5th wheel.
- You can configure your rig to completely eliminate sway by not allowing the physics to be present!
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- Fred Waggoner, ProPride 3P Owner
Let’s first go over the best ways for tolerating trailer sway.
Next, for those who don’t even want the hassle of having to worry about this kind of trouble out on the road, I’ll explain how to set yourself up to not allow any sway to happen. Period.
Whether it’s uneven road surfaces, tires dropping off the shoulder of the road, sharp turns, or even avoiding aggressive drivers, there are countless situations where trailer sway is going to occur when you’re using a conventional sway-control hitch.
While it certainly doesn’t make for the most enjoyable driving experience, the short list of tips for traveling more safely on a standard hitch include:
-Keeping your speed down.
-Not breaking hard - accelerating out of the fishtail.
-Manually applying your trailer brakes repeatedly.
This list is short, but vital to your safety if you’re out on the road with a regular hitch. They may not be fun, and they may not be convenient, but if you hold true to all four of these tips, your odds of safely handling trailer sway may go up a few percentage points. There’s just one important issue you’re going to want to keep in mind...
Even when people know these tips, they still don’t always
do the right thing at the right time,
because they aren’t properly trained.
Firefighters. Police. Military. Athletes. Race Car Drivers. They all need to repeatedly train for when important situations come up so that their muscle memory takes over and they automatically have the correct response. You’re no different and if you think you are – I suggest you explain this to your loved ones.
I dare you.
Tell your family you are going to ignore physics.
The tips mentioned above are not standard driving behavior that you have mastered. Unless you’ve actually trained yourself to automatically respond to difficult driving situations in the proper way, your first instinct will likely be to do the opposite of what those tips suggest.
That’s where things get real dangerous real fast.
Many trailer owners only get out on the road on weekends. Or worse, every few months. Is that really enough time to ingrain the proper responses into your brain giving you the ability to react 100% perfectly within a fraction of a second?
I doubt it.
And it can even be an issue for those who are out every day. We’re all just way too used to driving in a certain style and reacting instinctively when we feel our vehicle moving in any way that it shouldn’t.
We’re used to oversteering, overcorrecting, and over braking, because in other situations they actually work. But with trailer sway, these actions will only end up losing control.
In the end, while it can be done if you’re really diligent, keeping yourself safe on the road using a conventional hitch unfortunately ends up becoming way more of a hassle than it should be. The only reason to even consider it, in my opinion, is . . .
It’s an absolute emergency.
But when you think about all of the money you’ve already invested in everything else and the fact that you just want to enjoy your time out on the road, I’m guessing you’d probably prefer an option that eliminates all these problems instead.
After all, rather than using a hitch that’s designed to ‘control’ trailer sway, why not just install one that eliminates it entirely?
A Better Solution
The choice is going to be yours, of course. But it all comes down to whether you want to trust yourself to react properly in that split-second moment that you need to (AND deal with the stress of always anticipating problems coming out of nowhere) or whether you just want a hitch that’s designed to eliminate trailer sway before it even has the chance to begin.
If you’d prefer to let the hitch, take care of everything and maintain the trailer’s stability for you, the industry-leading choice for this is called the ProPride 3P Hitch.
The ProPride 3P Hitch
The “P’s” in “3P” stand for:
“Pivot Point Projection™”
It’s a patented technology that completely eliminates trailer sway caused by passing trucks, high winds, uneven road surfaces, poor trailer design, poor trailer loading, and even driver input into the tow vehicle. The difference in performance comes straight from its design which is based on the universal laws of physics.
"Very happy with all aspects of ProPride - product, customer service, ect... absolutely changed my approach and satisfaction in towing a trailer in the best ways possible."
- Mark Pope, ProPride 3P Owner
The 3P Hitch vs. A Conventional Sway-Control Hitch
The distinction between a 3P Hitch and a standard one is simple. It’s all in the wording actually. We refer to most hitches as “sway-control” because they’re only designed to try to dampen trailer sway AFTER it’s already begun.
The 3P just eliminates sway.
You see, all conventional travel trailers like I described earlier in this report are designed to pivot at the hitch coupler. This allows side-to-side movement on the ball, giving the driver more control at slow speeds or while turning corners.
But again, that side-to-side movement on the ball is also where trailer sway begins since it applies a steering torque into your tow vehicle and causes you to have to steer it manually to control it.
Control becomes very difficult when the sway force on the hitch is too much to counteract it.
A pivot point projection (3P) hitch operates completely different:
This 3P Hitch is attached to the coupler of the trailer, which locks out the side-to-side movement on the hitch ball. Any outside forces that attempt to pivot the trailer at the coupler are instead projected toward the rear axle of the tow vehicle, eliminating the lever arm which acts on the tow vehicle when using a conventional hitch.
With the 3P, rather than having a swinging lever at the end of your tow vehicle that can spiral out of control, there’s an impenetrable level of stability that allows the tow vehicle and trailer to essentially become one long truck. With this extra stability, you don’t have to manually correct trailer sway with your steering, because it corrects itself before it ever becomes an issue. After all, there’s no movement on the hitch ball, and therefore no leverage to throw the trailer off balance.
Remember earlier when I mentioned that most conventional hitches can be thrown off by even minor imperfect road conditions and how the driver’s natural survival instinct to steer back and forth unintentionally creates more instability?
Sway correction issues don’t happen with the 3P because drivers don’t even feel the sway to begin with because sway cannot happen. Physics guarantee us this.
In other words, it’s impossible to experience trailer sway if you’re using a ProPride 3P Hitch. And by making it impossible for trailer sway to even occur, you’re not only providing a higher level of safety, but you’re also taking that huge concern out of your mind so that you can actually enjoy your time on the road, just the way you always wanted. The only bad news is now that you know you can actually enjoy your time out on the road if you have the right hitch, you’ll always notice when your conventional sway-control one isn’t working as well as it should.
You’ll think about it every time you feel that outside force starting to throw you off and you have to quickly correct it. Now you’ll be knowing that you can actually eliminate sway once and for all by making one small change. By installing the ProPride 3P.
The only question now is whether you’re finally ready to make the switch and give yourself the gift of a driving experience you’ve always dreamed of.
It’s time to solve this once and for all so that you can finally enjoy life on the road without having to constantly worry about losing control of your vehicle.
We both realize this ultimately comes down not only to you and your family’s trust and safety, but to your ease and comfort as well.
That’s why I want to give you something. I want to give you the direct line to someone that answer any little question or a giant question.
Grab the phone.
Ask for Brent or Alex.
Ask them anything you want and between me and you – they will probably have a surprise gift for you too.
"Very happy with both the service and product of the ProPride Hitch. We are new to RVing and safety is a huge importance to us. Now that we have traveled over 600 miles, we are so happy that we made this choice. You can't put a price tag on our safety."
- Scott Clark, ProPride 3P Owner
Also, because we are so confident that you will love your 3P we offer a 60-day money back 100% no questions asked guarantee. We will even pay for shipping both ways. Seriously.
Wanna know why we do this? Easy. Nobody returns these suckers. They love them! And we often run out of inventory – so – if you don’t want the 3P there are typically a dozen or so people waiting.
There is volumes of videos and information on our site too. Seriously – if you were super bored – you could kill a weekend on our site. Tons of good stuff!
Some of my favorites (click on the links):
The website also has a link where you can join our free Facebook group and read some of the glowing feedback from many of our raving fans. It’s a solid community of satisfied customers who made the switch and have never looked back.
For those who might continue to stick it out with one of those conventional sway-control hitches, my only plea to you is to please go back and review the safety tips mentioned earlier. They may not be fun, and your driving experience won’t be the most convenient, but you will better ensure the safety and wellbeing of you and your family.
If you are ready to ensure the health and safety of your family AND enjoy your driving experience from here on, we look forward to receiving your order for our patented ProPride 3P Hitch, and shipping it out to you immediately.
We even have installers ready, willing and able to help you located all around the good ole U.S. of A!
That’s it for now. Here’s to you stepping up and making this happen for you and your family!
P.S. We have yet to have anyone say that the 3P was not worth the expense. Not one single person.
P.P.S. If you don’t think this applies to you – then I guess I did a S&*^ job explaining the laws of physics. This is a solution to an inevitable outcome.
P.P.P.S. Remember – nobody wants to talk about these issues as they would be admitting that travel trailer towing is one of the most dangerous things you can do on the road.
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Very satisfied 98 mile trip and not one time was I white nuckling it."
- Leonard Schuster, ProPride 3P Owner