I've been towing my 2006 75th Anniversary Winick Prototype 19ft Bambi now for about 4 years and about 20 to 30 thousand miles with my Chevrolet SSR using the Husky Centerline hitch.
I LOVE it. The best hitch I've ever used. My truck rides and drives BETTER towing my trailer with this hitch. It PERFORMS.
When I first purchased this latest trailer I was going to go with an Equalizer, but the reports of loud pops and noises had me concerned. I hadn't even HEARD of the Husky Centerline hitch, and basically stumbled across one at an RV dealership in New Orleans. The first thing that struck me was how the hitch looked; it was meticulously finished, and just LOOKED good. So, it got my interest. I researched what I initially thought was an Equalizer copy when I learned about the compression discs and how they eliminate sway...while also eliminating the noises caused by the friction aspect of the Equalizer. I decided to try the Centerline, with the 600lb bars for my 19ft 75th Prototype.
My local dealer matched the cheapest online price I could find. The hitch has a lifetime warranty. I DID have the widely reported problem with broken compression discs as there was a batch of the hitch heads made with a soft metal problem upon initial release in 2010. However, this issue was taken care of immediately and I received a brand new hitch head which has traveled thousands of miles without a problem.
The absolute lack of sway is amazing with this hitch. I've NEVER felt that familiar sucking motion when trucks pass. Out west in windstorms I've never felt the trailer wander or gyrate whatsoever. My SSR actually rides BETTER when towing the Airstream with the properly meticulously set-up Centerline (which took quite a while to get it exactly right). There are no harsh bumps, no hitch binding clanks, no squeaks, no rattles, no creaks, no moans. The hitch is nearly completely noise-free.
The only negative thing I've found about the hitch is the weight of the hitch head. It is huge. And, it weighs a ton. I have a long Eaz-Lift 18" drawbar (that fits deep underneath my SSR) and the combined weight of that and the huge Centerline head is astonishing. It's difficult to get it up under the truck to mount it. However, it IS super solidly built...you could pull a train with it. But, with all that heft on the head is some great engineering. Tilting the head could not be easier...there are no ridiculous washers and spacers to install. The Centerline uses a notched square washer system that is simple and a design completely along the lines of "why didn't everyone else think of that" in that you simply move the washer in or out one tooth at a time to angle the hitch head. No need to completely disassemble the head to change the angle. It was actually FUN setting up this hitch...except for lifting the thing. I reiterate...the head is HUGE and feels it. I've never lifted a hitch head/drawbar so heavy.
I can't recommend this hitch enough. For anyone who wants an Equalizer type hitch but without the noise and more primitive design, the Husky Centerline seems to be the natural technological evolution. The compression cylinders are genius...and did I mention that there's no noise???
Basically, to sum up...the Centerline is like an updated improved Equalizer with nearly no noise and with anti-sway compression cylinders that actually work (i.e., the hitch doesn't work completely on friction like an Equalizer does-but it does that TOO). No cams to adjust, no bolts to break off, no risk of damage from too-tight turns.
Again, and I can't stress it enough...the ONLY
problem with the Husky Centerline is the size, heft, and sheer weight of the head; it is literally HUGE and weighs an unbelievable amount even WITHOUT the shank; I need help lifting it into position and I bought it when I was 37 (I'm now 41 and it hasn't gotten easier); that's the only drawback I can see to it.
Just to give you an idea of how huge and massive (and did I mention freakin' HEAVY!!??!) the Husky Centerline hitch head is, here is a picture of it in its box before installation, with my boot included for comparision. Keep in mind these boots are also HUGE and a size 12...the hitch makes my huge clob boots look small!
But, all in all...a GREAT hitch. If you like the ease and simplicity of the Equalizer, you'd love the Centerline...provided you're after less noise and better sway control. Just be sure you can LIFT the thing.
Bottom line...the Husky Centerline is an effortless hitch which has modernized the Equalizer...including a great wrinkle finish that doesn't turn to a white chalk encrusted rusty mess.
Hope this helps someone!