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Old 12-03-2011, 12:43 AM   #1
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HuskyTow Centerline Hitch - Users?

I will be picking up a new Flying Cloud 25B next week. My TV is a 2007 Suburban LTZ 4WD with tow package. I have never towed with any kind of WD hitch.

My A/S dealer sells and installs the HuskyTow Centerline hitch (GO-RV.com - RV On-line Catalog). I have never heard of this product. It looks conceptually somewhat like a Hensley.

Does anyone have direct experience with this hitch? Any comments?
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:06 AM   #2
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redwoodguy,

Sorry, no 1st hand experience, and only 2 years with AS. The topic of hitches is a very active conversation starter.

A nearby RV dealer has these on display. Looks a bit like the Equal-I-Zer that I have (came with the used trailer) but with a twist. The Equal-I-Zer relies on metal to metal friction (a good source of wear) at the trunion sockets into the head to do its job. If you angle the beams, they are content to stay there but the Husky uses belleville springs and a cam action to maintain the beams in position. If you try to angle the Husky beams, they want to come back to center. The cam action against the belleville springs caught my eye and this hitch is calling my trailer to come try one. If you want to expirement with belleville washers see if your hardware store carries them, buy a couple of 1/2" or 3/4" and then just tighten them like normal with a bolt, they take energy to clamp them down and push back as they are actually a type of spring. Also IIRC you can change the beam ratings w/o replacing the entire head, but check.

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Old 12-03-2011, 07:23 AM   #3
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I agree with Gary, the Husky looks more conceptually like the Equal-I-Zer, but with a centering force simular to how Reese operates. An interesting design, and I for one would like to know how it works out.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:02 AM   #4
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Do a search on Google. There is information on the Husky hitch out on other RV forums. The price appears to be similar to a Reese Dual Cam hitch but some owners are reporting problems with the Husky hitch.
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Thanks for the good info. I am looking for more on this hitch. I have a short time to decide. And, I don't want to end up buying two hitches one after the other!
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:46 PM   #6
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Quick Update: Sutton RV no longer sells this Husky Centerline hitch. They only install Eqaul-i-zer.
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Quick Update: Sutton RV no longer sells this Husky Centerline hitch. They only install Eqaul-i-zer.
If you go with the Equal-I-zer on your 25 footer, I suggest you insist they install a 600/6000 version. They will try to tell you the 1000/10000 is what you want, and THAT is the one that is too stiff and can cause damage to the trailer.
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SteveH--I assume your recommednation of the 600/6000 vs. the 1000/10K is based upon personal experience. What kind of damage did you sustain and what year was the AS to which the damage was done?

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SteveH--I assume your recommednation of the 600/6000 vs. the 1000/10K is based upon personal experience. What kind of damage did you sustain and what year was the AS to which the damage was done?

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No, I've actually never owned an Equal-I-zer hitch, but I've read most of the horror stories. The Equal-I-zer has the most stiff bars of all the weight distribution hitches I know of.
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I just looked at their bars, they are not tapered... Looks like they can do some damage.
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I just looked at their bars, they are not tapered... Looks like they can do some damage.
If you are talking about the Husky, I've seen them at the parts dealer, and they are tapered, but maybe not as much as a Eazylift.
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If you are talking about the Husky, I've seen them at the parts dealer, and they are tapered, but maybe not as much as a Eazylift.
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Oh yea, the Equal-I-Zer. Those bars are like railroad rails, that's why I said.....
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I just looked at their bars, they are not tapered... Looks like they can do some damage.
Agreed, same observation.

Again, I do not own one (Husky) and I claim limited experience (compared to many others) but my Equal-I-Zer bars are not tapered and when I called them for a setup question shortly after getting rig, the Tech Support person recommended even heavier bars. This did not sit well with my gut feel.

Heavy bars will transfer a lot of weight to the front of TV, but is it at the risk of trying to make the truck frame and AS frame act as one long solid frame? My thinking as my rig goes over various drive angles is that I think the WD section should have some flex, a spring action. Is that what tapered bars provide?

My travels around Air Forums have shown that hitches and tires are the topics that can really stir up a rousing discussion.

Good luck with your new trailer.
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