Combination vehicle yaw stabilizer
Sway control system for a tow vehicle-trailer combination Patent #: 4023863
ApplicationNo. 06/005148 filed on 01/22/1979
US Classes:188/112A, Anti-sway control303/7Sectional train
ExaminersPrimary: Reger, Duane A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB62D 53/00 (20060101)
B62D 53/08 (20060101)
B60T 13/66 (20060101)
B60T 17/18 (20060101)
B60T 8/24 (20060101)
B60T 17/22 (20060101)
AbstractAn anti-jackknifing method and apparatus for preventing uncontrolled skidding or jackknifing of a trailer towed by a tow vehicle. The method includes the step of continuously disabling one of the rear trailer brakes throughout a period when slippery road conditions are encountered so that the associated wheel is allowed to rotate freely. The apparatus for disabling the particular brake is actuable by the driver whenever slippery road conditions are anticipated, and are deactuated by the driver when such conditions no longer prevail.