Friction anti-sway limitations

Any hitch (or add-on friction sway control) has a fundamental limitation. This is that unless deliberately increased, frictional force remains constant. The vectored sway forces that they dampen, however, increase with the square of the road speed. Any form of friction hitch or friction stabiliser is thus only marginally effective at (say) 100 km/h (about 62 mph). This was actually confirmed (following extensive controlled testing) in a technical paper some years ago.