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Old 09-05-2009, 04:37 PM   #21
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Why are you being forced by the dealer for one of those two brands?

Pick what you want in any brand
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Old 09-06-2009, 02:44 PM   #22
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No "forcing" involved, Bob. I like these two options.
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:48 PM   #23
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More answers re:Center Line

The Husky rep responded to your guys' questions (CrawfordGene & Steve H). Here's what he says:

The cylinders are designed to last a lifetime of towing. Since most of your driving will be*relatively in a straight line the compression cylinders will not be activated until at least 3 degrees occurs.

The warranty is lifetime to the original owner.

Price is comparable.

Initial set up time is approximately the same. The EQ requires tightening the bolt to keep the rotational friction point optimum. The Centerline does not require additional tightening thereafter. All though both would need changes made to the setup if the load varies considerably.
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And, on hitching up to a non-straight trailer:

Yes, the trailer and tow vehicle need to be in line with each other. If they are not, couple the trailer and pull ahead until the trailer and tow vehicle are in line and THEN attach*bars.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:10 AM   #24
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NON Straight line hitching

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The Husky rep responded to your guys' questions (CrawfordGene & Steve H). Here's what he says:

The cylinders are designed to last a lifetime of towing. Since most of your driving will be*relatively in a straight line the compression cylinders will not be activated until at least 3 degrees occurs.

The warranty is lifetime to the original owner.

Price is comparable.

Initial set up time is approximately the same. The EQ requires tightening the bolt to keep the rotational friction point optimum. The Centerline does not require additional tightening thereafter. All though both would need changes made to the setup if the load varies considerably.
---- ------ ----- -----
And, on hitching up to a non-straight trailer:

Yes, the trailer and tow vehicle need to be in line with each other. If they are not, couple the trailer and pull ahead until the trailer and tow vehicle are in line and THEN attach*bars.
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Thats one of the good thing about the one I have that has the pad, yes hitching in a straight line is preferable, but I can do mine at an angle. But I have not been in a situation yet where I have had to hitch at an angle yet.

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Old 09-09-2009, 09:20 AM   #25
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I for one would really like to hear a report from someone who actually uses this new Husky Center Line hitch.

I currently have a Reese Dual Cam, and although I finally have it working good, I don't like the complexity of the thing, and especially don't like the difficulty of adjusting the cams properly. Here's how I have figured out how to adjust it to get it to actually work correctly: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ams-52579.html

To have a WD hitch that is easy to adjust, simple to hook up, and actually works good would be great.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:46 AM   #26
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My experience with hitching up is that sometimes at campgrounds I have to have the truck at an angle so it isn't sticking too far into the roadway. Sometimes the roadways are pretty narrow. Sometimes there are obstacles that make it important to have the truck at an angle. The angles aren't all that great, but it isn't straight. To pull out into the roadway to straighten the combination is to block the roadway and make the subsequent turn to leave more difficult. It means hitching up is the absolute last thing that gets done because of some pressure to get out of the way.

I have no plans to change hitches, but if I were, hitching up seems substantially more problematical with the center line. Others would see other advantages in using it. The difference between it and the Equalizer doesn't seem so large to make people run out and change hitches.

Thanks BillB' for getting us more information.

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Old 01-04-2010, 01:27 PM   #27
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Center Line results?

Does anyone have any feedback on the Husky Center Line yet? Any significant problems?

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Old 01-06-2010, 07:21 PM   #28
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EQ vs. CL Hitch

I wound up with the Equal-izer because there was some kind of product recall on the CenterLine last Fall when I picked up the 'Stream. The EQ has been excellent; pretty easy/fast to hitch and un-hitch and seems to work really well, though I've nothing to compare it to since it's a new trailer & TV. My only complaint is it's VERY noisy when turning at low speeds. So, many heads pivot when I swing thru a gas station or into a campground, and they aren't just turning to look at the Silver Spud! There's a lubricant that EQ makes which goes onto the bars each time and it helps; apparently, EQ has also just introduced some sort of plastic 'inserts' that are supposed to eliminate or reduce the screeching. I'll definitely be getting some of these.
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I use wheel bearing grease on the ends that go into the pockets on the hitch head plus on the outside of the pockets. It lasts for several days to a week (rain makes a difference) and I always have the grease with me anyway.

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When you use grease you sure do always have it with you - on your shirt, pants, hands and other places you can't even figure out how it got to! I much prefer the noise and couldn't care less what anyone else thinks.
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I have a Centerline and enjoy the support and strength it supplies. The towing is superb, however, if the unhitching surface does not closely equal the original hitching surface as far as angle (both horizontal and vertical) or height, removal of the spring bars can be difficult. The warranty on the hitch claims to cover ALL parts for life. I don't currently tow an Air Stream, I tow a 36' Laredo 303 (7,356 lbs dry) with a F-350 Super Duty and with the Centerline and its weight distribution capabilities, I do not notice any sag in the rear end. Overall, I am pleased with the hitch and its abilities.
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