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Old 02-22-2015, 08:44 PM   #1
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Husky Center Line Hitch Thoughts

I have been using this hitch for 5 years. It was sold to me when I bought my 2010 Classic 30. My trailer tows beautifully. No sway at all. Unfortunately, the square 'D' pins holding the leveler bars in place get bent...pretty much right away. Has been doing this since I got the setup. I should have said something sooner. Last week, when removing the pins, one was sheered in two. Makes me a bit nervous now.

Anybody else had this problem?

I contacted customer support. They called me back and said that is NOT supposed to happen but, unfortunately, they didn't have an answer as to why.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:15 PM   #2
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If you are refering to the "L" pins, on the spring bars, are they being bent upwards? If they are being bent up, it would indicate to me that there is not enough tension on the spring bars, and the hitch was not set up correctly. I am interested in this because I just bought this style hitch to pull our 34'. Thank you, Chris
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:51 PM   #3
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It's the pin holding the spring bar to the hitch. It passes into the trunion, through the spring bar, then trunion.


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Old 02-23-2015, 08:40 AM   #4
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Ok, it's part #5 on the parts list, 1/4" square "D" safety pin. That is strange because there should be no directional stress except straight foreward and back on the pin. If the spring bar was binding on the lift bracket that would cause stress on the pin. I know that Equalizer uses a "jacket" to reduce friction on the lift bracket. This is strange, but maybe other owners can chime in with some ideas. How many miles on the hitch? Chris
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Old 03-02-2015, 11:46 PM   #5
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I think I have the answer. The trunions are too large for the spring bars. Husky is going to replace the trunions and see if that fixes it. With too much play and the holes not perfectly aligned, the pin is bent when the spring bar is loaded.


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Old 03-03-2015, 11:34 AM   #6
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Old 03-05-2015, 10:28 PM   #7
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Did the factory get back to you with a solution? Were the trunions always loose, or did they wear? I would like to know if there should be grease on the ends of the bars that go in the trunions. Please keep us informed if this solves the problem. Thank you, Chris
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:51 PM   #8
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A Solution...I think!

I was this week finally in a place I could receive a UPS shipment. The folks at Husky Hitch sent me the current issue of the trunnions. Quick and easy trade out and I had a 50 mile tow yesterday. Everything works fine. No bending of the D pins at this time. I suspect this has solved the problem. The pins pass in and out of the holes when the bars are in place with ease now. With the original trunnions, there was a bit of a misalignment, not now. I will be towing several hundred miles next week and will post after that with the results.

In answer to your questions, not one doesn't need to put lube on the bar ends. Just a bit of grease on the clevis pins holding the trunnions in place and on the cam surface where the friction happens.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:57 PM   #9
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One more thing...

In response to your other question, Chris...no, it was not wear that caused this problem. Apparently, there was a design or manufacture problem early on with this product. They had problems and altered the trunnion design (actually just making the receiving hole slightly smaller so there is less slop and making sure the holes in the trunnions align with the bars). Unfortunately, I was never notified of the change. Their warranty folks (who I finally got in touch with) recognized the problem after I described my issues and so they sent me the new trunnions. The product does have a lifetime warranty.
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Old 04-17-2015, 06:49 AM   #10
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Good to hear that things worked out with Husky. Now that spring is close, hope to get my rig out next week and try my hitch. Hopefully no problems. What weight of bars are you using? I have the 5-800# and hope they will give a smooth ride. Chris
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Old 11-02-2016, 06:28 PM   #11
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Husky Hitch

Hoping I'm not too late to jump in on this Husky thread. I just bought a Husky Centerline system, used, the 31390 head assembly with the 31513 spring bars, rated at 1000 to 1400 lbs. The hitch is about a year and a half old and looks like new.

Replacing an older Reese WD hitch with chains on the spring bars, no sway control, and the ball assy was welded to the shank allowing no height adjustment. Ball height was about 2 inches too high (unloaded ball height was / is 3 inches higher than the trailer coupler) and I had trouble getting a good even setup, as in it was not possible no matter how I set the bars. The nose of the trailer was too high.

I'm towing a 1989 34 foot Limited with a Ram 2500 truck. I just got the hitch today and am wondering if the heavier WD bars will work OK. Any thoughts or input will certainly be appreciated.
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Old 11-02-2016, 08:09 PM   #12
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I've pulled my 34' for 2 years now with the 800 lb. bars. I think that you will find that you have too stiff a ride and will possibly start popping rivets. I pull with a 2500HD and find that the ride is good with the 800 lb. bars. Try it and see with the bars you have. Not too costly to change out bars. I really like the hitch and am pleased with the lack of sway compared to my old torsion bar hitch. Chris
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Thanks Chris

That is sort of what I expected. I found the bars on Amazon for what seems a good price. We plan to take a short trip in a couple weeks, maybe 500 miles round trip, so we'll see what the ride is like and go from there.

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This question is back to Chris on the Husky. I decided to replace the bars and installed the 800 to 1200 bars. The others seemed way too stiff.

So I installed exactly per the installation instructions and have a couple questions. My ground clearance seems pretty limited. 9 inches at the bottom of the spring bar brackets. Is yours that low?

2nd, even when going up one hole above what was recommended, I think I am still light in the front of the truck. No real issues, but the front fender measurement is about 1/2 inch higher than when empty. Did you experiment beyond what the install said to do?

Sorry to bother with newbie questions, but I'm new to the whole weight distribution system.
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