Trailer Sway Control (TSC) on Tremors?

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Do our Tremors have Trailer Sway Control (TSC) like the F150s? Blue Ox WDH recommends turning off TSC on newer Ford trucks when using their hitches. I looked through my menu options this afternoon and I do not see a way to turn it off.
 
Do our Tremors have Trailer Sway Control (TSC) like the F150s? Blue Ox WDH recommends turning off TSC on newer Ford trucks when using their hitches. I looked through my menu options this afternoon and I do not see a way to turn it off.
I will answer my own question and say “yes”, the 2021 Ford SD has trailer sway control. In case others are wondering, I found it in the Trailer Setup menu at the top of the first screen.

You have to turn TSC off every time you restart the truck, as it resets to “on” like other safety knobs on the truck.
 
Hmmm. Interesting. Does TSC eliminate the need to use hitch-mounted sway control?
 
Working off the assumption that any sway control derived from a hitch is minimal at best it is counterintuitive to turn the truck's off.
 
Hmmm. Interesting. Does TSC eliminate the need to use hitch-mounted sway control?
I have not tried towing without my Blue Ox WDH that has built-in sway control, so I am not sure if the TSC provides any benefit on it’s own.

However, I know that when I had TSC turned on and my WDH bars set incorrectly, my 8000+ lb truck was pushed all over the place in high winds. After adjusting the tension on my spring bars for the correct amount of weight distribution and turning off TSC for a 300+ mile trip in equally windy conditions, I had very little sway.

As a proof point, I weighed my truck and trailer at the CAT scales with and without my WDH engaged last weekend. With my 1000 lb bars set for maximum weight distribution, I was able to move 660 lbs off of my drive axle. (2/3s of the TW) The hitch moved 380 lbs back onto the steering axle and 280 lbs onto my trailer. A lighter steering axle causes problems with braking and steering, and can increase sway in windy conditions.
 
This might be a dumb question but do you guys turn off the truck's electronic sway control when using a weight distribution hitch?

I have yet to do that towing our travel trailer using our equalizer hitch.

So far I have only towed once without my equalizer bars in place and I really did not care for the way it rode. The drive was less than 10 miles with no interstate driving so I do not have a real comparison.
 
This might be a dumb question but do you guys turn off the truck's electronic sway control when using a weight distribution hitch?

I have yet to do that towing our travel trailer using our equalizer hitch.

So far I have only towed once without my equalizer bars in place and I really did not care for the way it rode. The drive was less than 10 miles with no interstate driving so I do not have a real comparison.
Yes, I turn it off. I also turned off TSC when towing with my Raptor using a Blue Ox WDH. If you read the Blue Ox website, they say it works against the sway control on the hitch. It probably says the same thing on Equalizers.
 
Interesting info here. I run a blue ox wdh with 750lb bars on 7k toy hauler. Pulls amazing but I'm curious to see how it feels if I turn of tsc.
 
I had the sway control alert go off on the dash a couple times on a trip I recently took. It basically alerts you to what you should already know and tells you to slow down. From what I remember from reading the manual supposedly the truck is supposed to try and counteract the sway if you don’t.
 
I had the sway control alert go off on the dash a couple times on a trip I recently took. It basically alerts you to what you should already know and tells you to slow down. From what I remember from reading the manual supposedly the truck is supposed to try and counteract the sway if you don’t.
I also had sway control kick on during my last trip (BIG gust of wind when coming out from an underpass). I thought it did a nice job of shutting the cruise off and bringing the sway back in line, honestly the sway didn't seem like it was all that severe but did get my attention. Seemed like the truck was overacting to be honest, either way I was happy it did intervene. Better safe than sorry.

I'm wondering, along the lines of sway control.... Do you guys have adaptive steering?? I do, and I SWEAR the truck would steer for me when the wind would try push me out of my lane. It's a super weird feeling...
 
I also had sway control kick on during my last trip (BIG gust of wind when coming out from an underpass). I thought it did a nice job of shutting the cruise off and bringing the sway back in line, honestly the sway didn't seem like it was all that severe but did get my attention. Seemed like the truck was overacting to be honest, either way I was happy it did intervene. Better safe than sorry.

I'm wondering, along the lines of sway control.... Do you guys have adaptive steering?? I do, and I SWEAR the truck would steer for me when the wind would try push me out of my lane. It's a super weird feeling...
I don’t have adaptive steering, but yes the truck shut the cruise off right when it thought it should. Another thing that happened on my trip was the drowsy driver alert went off. I believe because of the bumpiness and swaying because of the road and wind conditions. It didn’t do anything. Just alarms telling me I was drowsy and to rest etc. I
 
I don’t have adaptive steering, but yes the truck shut the cruise off right when it thought it should. Another thing that happened on my trip was the drowsy driver alert went off. I believe because of the bumpiness and swaying because of the road and wind conditions. It didn’t do anything. Just alarms telling me I was drowsy and to rest etc. I
What feature includes the drowsy driver alert? Is it using a camera to see if your eyes are open or just the movement of the truck? I pulled my TT through a very strong storm with TSC turned on and I did not get an alert on mine. I do not have adaptive steering, either.
 
Interesting info here. I run a blue ox wdh with 750lb bars on 7k toy hauler. Pulls amazing but I'm curious to see how it feels if I turn of tsc.
My TT is also 7000 lbs max weight, but my TW plus the amount I carry behind the rear axle in the truck was 1150 lbs according to the CAT scales. I had no problems towing in normal weather, but got pushed around quite a bit during a windy rain storm over spring break. After talking to Blue Ox about it, I bought 1500 lb spring bars to replace the 1000 lb bars I was using.

I have never towed a toy hauler, but you might want to check your TW as it is probably considerably more than 750 lbs.
 
My TT is also 7000 lbs max weight, but my TW plus the amount I carry behind the rear axle in the truck was 1150 lbs according to the CAT scales. I had no problems towing in normal weather, but got pushed around quite a bit during a windy rain storm over spring break. After talking to Blue Ox about it, I bought 1500 lb spring bars to replace the 1000 lb bars I was using.

I have never towed a toy hauler, but you might want to check your TW as it is probably considerably more than 750 lbs.
I will do that. I was going off the TT being 7000lbs loaded and tongue weight being ~10% but maybe that's not accurate.
 
I will do that. I was going off the TT being 7000lbs loaded and tongue weight being ~10% but maybe that's not accurate.

I bought this TW scale to weigh mine.

https://www.amazon.com/Sherline-LM-2000-Trailer-Tongue/dp/B007REK28M

My loaded TW is 1000 lbs, which is closer to 14%, but you also have to take into account any weight behind the rear axle in the bed of the truck when sizing your spring bars. In my case, I have two e-bikes and the WDH itself which added another 150 lbs pushing me past the limit of the 1000 lb spring bars.

I have CAT scales 20 min from house, so it is pretty easy for me to drive by and weigh all of it together before I leave for a long trip.
 
What feature includes the drowsy driver alert? Is it using a camera to see if your eyes are open or just the movement of the truck? I pulled my TT through a very strong storm with TSC turned on and I did not get an alert on mine. I do not have adaptive steering, either.
I’m not sure how the drowsy driver alert works. I know in my Disco 5 it supposedly reads your eyes. I don’t remember reading anything about it in the Ford manual though. My guess is it was the motion of the truck from road and wind that set it off. I was most certainly wide awake and it started to piss me off because it wouldn’t shut up. The day before when I was drowsy no alarms ?.
 
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