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Old 09-21-2015, 11:37 AM   #15
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First off, I'm not trying to be a wise guy here, but why not correct the bad hitch set up yourself. Read the instructions, take your time and see if you can't get if correct. I installed my Equalizer several years ago myself. It took a while to get all the measurements correct, it is not a 5 minute job the first time you set up a hitch. Equalizer had a very helpful installation section in the owners manual. I was picky with mine and kept at it until I got all the measurements "perfect". Lots of satisfaction in a job well done too. Good luck.
I agree.
After the dealer installed my Equal-i-zer it wasn't right- didn't transfer enough weight to the front axle or trailer axle and didn't provide effective sway control-
After Jackson Center adjusted it, everything was closer, but still not there.
After a couple months of trial and error I got as good as it gets and have better weight transfer and better sway control.
One thing the mechanic at Jackson Center did do was help me to understand how it all works and what to move which way to get "x" result.
If I were in your shoes with your Husky Centerline I would get out there with some big ole sockets and a torque wrench and start adjusting. It may take months of adjusting and trying it before you find the "sweet spot", but you will get there.
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Old 09-21-2015, 04:03 PM   #16
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Do it yourself. That way you will know how it all goes together and can repair/adjust the thing if if ever gets out of whack or breaks in the future.
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Old 09-21-2015, 04:13 PM   #17
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I had the same thing happen to me BUT I bought the Husky Centerline from the dealer after they told me that it was the most advanced set-up; the service manager also told me that they had to 'correct' a lot of improperly installed units so they had a lot of experience with the unit. While I'm sure the service manager was being sincere and I'm sure he personally has lots of experience, believe me when I tell you that the guy delivering my unit had NO IDEA what he was doing. My install was so bad that the dynamic stability control switched off because it couldn't keep up. Luckily, I had watched a video on the set-up and we pulled into a Campers World parking lot and I pulled out my wrenches and managed to get it to the point of being drivable. MY Mercedes is a lot like your Porsche with regard to stability control, PM me if you'd like some advice and tips on getting everything set up correctly.
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:06 PM   #18
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I watched the installation video and read the manual 3 times. I now know it wasn't installed correctly. I'm not here to badmouth the dealer. I guess I wanted to give them another chance to redeem themselves after they failed with my brake controller install.



Someone Please respond to my original request of "Where in New Jersey is a knowledgable hitch installation shop where I can have this redone". Thank You.

I'm sorry - I'm having a hard time understanding what your goal is.

It sounds as though you didn't have a satisfactory experience at the shop.

Was it the brake controller? I thought you said it was pre wired? Or installed by Camping World? But it's the Husky hitch, yes?

I'm also having trouble understanding what you've done to work with the shop to give them the opportunity to make this right.

The right answer (for different reasons) could be for them to give you your money back and you can apply that to any other shop you like - including the 2 Husky authorized shops provided earlier to you in this string.

Something isn't computing for me here. I'm not sure I can offer any advice beyond what I've suggested so far. Good luck.
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:41 PM   #19
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Do it yourself. That way you will know how it all goes together and can repair/adjust the thing if if ever gets out of whack or breaks in the future.
I think this is the best advice.
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:11 PM   #20
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Do it yourself. That way you will know how it all goes together and can repair/adjust the thing if if ever gets out of whack or breaks in the future.
The OP is a woman, fine tuning the hitch may be easy, but if you have to take it apart, it may be to heavy for her to handle, just saying?
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The OP is a woman, fine tuning the hitch may be easy, but if you have to take it apart, it may be to heavy for her to handle, just saying?

Yikes! You really didn't say that did you? I'll make sure the wife doesn't read that. She could always ask for help with the heavy lifting part if needed. But mastering the hitch setup builds confidence and independence when traveling. You go girl!
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OK, I've been labeled. Yes, I am a woman traveling with my Mom who has Alzheimer's and my spoiled rotten 1 year old Yorkie-Poo.

I rely on people acting professionally and doing what they say they will do for MY money. Surprise, it does not always happen.

Camping World surprised me and installed my brake controller without a hitch (pun intended).

I probably should have had them install the hitch but I brought it back to the dealer to install, thinking they will do a better job. OK, so I'll pay for my mistake.

I'm leaving for Florida in a week and would like my hitch to be fixed before I leave.
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:36 AM   #23
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OK, I've been labeled. Yes, I am a woman traveling with my Mom who has Alzheimer's and my spoiled rotten 1 year old Yorkie-Poo.



I rely on people acting professionally and doing what they say they will do for MY money. Surprise, it does not always happen.



Camping World surprised me and installed my brake controller without a hitch (pun intended).



I probably should have had them install the hitch but I brought it back to the dealer to install, thinking they will do a better job. OK, so I'll pay for my mistake.



I'm leaving for Florida in a week and would like my hitch to be fixed before I leave.

Sorry I didn't mean to "label you" My mistake. I'm old and not very spry anymore. I wouldn't want to have to do what I consider to be heavy lifting like taking the hitch head apart from the shank and holding it in place while I remount it in a different position. I'm sure lots of women wouldn't mind doing that, and others not so much.


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OK, I've been labeled. Yes, I am a woman traveling with my Mom who has Alzheimer's and my spoiled rotten 1 year old Yorkie-Poo.



I rely on people acting professionally and doing what they say they will do for MY money. Surprise, it does not always happen.



Camping World surprised me and installed my brake controller without a hitch (pun intended).



I probably should have had them install the hitch but I brought it back to the dealer to install, thinking they will do a better job. OK, so I'll pay for my mistake.



I'm leaving for Florida in a week and would like my hitch to be fixed before I leave.

Your awesome! Keep up the fight. I really admire you for traveling with your mom also.
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Sorry I didn't mean to "label you" My mistake. I'm old and not very spry anymore. I wouldn't want to have to do what I consider to be heavy lifting like taking the hitch head apart from the shank and holding it in place while I remount it in a different position. I'm sure lots of women wouldn't mind doing that, and others not so much.


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Old 09-22-2015, 11:34 PM   #27
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Another woman chimes in

Two years ago I changed from 15 to 16 inch tires on my Safari. I did have the tires professionally mounted and balanced, but ran the trailer up on blocks and changed out each tire and rim. Whew. Talk about walking like a woman and smelling like a goat!

I know I can do certain heavy chores - especially if I take my time and stay hydrated. Others... just aren't worth risking - example: my Hensley is getting a bit rusty and could use a tear down, exam, paint and reassemble. AND if I get in trouble there's no one locally (including a couple of RV shops) that will touch it. All of my fellow local campers who see my Hensley ask about it, but I am the "resident expert" (OMG). If I were to start this chore and get it halfway done and get stumped I'd be on this forum for hours asking for help.

So anyone know of a good Youtube video that will tell me how to do this chore? Or even a PDF of idiot level instructions. I didn't find a book titled "Hensley Hitch for Dummies".

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--- my Hensley is getting a bit rusty and could use a tear down, exam, paint and reassemble.

So anyone know of a good Youtube video that will tell me how to do this chore? Or even a PDF of idiot level instructions. I didn't find a book titled "Hensley Hitch for Dummies".
Neither a YouTube video nor a PDF --

but, a good forum thread with photos can be found at Hensley Hitch Re-build and Paint.

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