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Old 02-24-2019, 05:30 PM   #1
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Backing up with Husky Centerline Sway Bars???

We just purchased a new Cruiselite 171rbxl and had Centerline sway bars put on. When we picked up the new RV the service person put the fear of god in us about needing to take the sway bars off when backing up. Later we thought, was he talking about taking them off when backing into a camp site to avoid sharp turns OR did he mean anytime we back up? That seems absurd, that we cannot make simple back ups without taking them off. Help!
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:38 PM   #2
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The salesperson doesnít know what theyíre talking about. You can backup with that hitch just fine.
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:40 PM   #3
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The salesperson doesnít know what theyíre talking about. You can backup with that hitch just fine.
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We've jackknifed ours a couple times without incident.
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:42 PM   #4
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What model is the hitch? It really has more to do with the type of sway control. The cheaper Husky hitches will likely have a separate sway control that needs to be disengaged before backing. The Husky TS does not need to be adjusted before backing. I do it all the time.
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:43 PM   #5
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What model is the hitch? It really has more to do with the type of sway control. The cheaper Husky hitches will likely have a separate sway control that needs to be disengaged before backing. The Husky TS does not need to be adjusted before backing. I do it all the time.


None of the Centerline hitches use a friction bar. The OP specifically said itís a Centerline.
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:59 PM   #6
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Yes, itís a Centerline TS. Thanks so much for your replies. I can rest easier now!
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:06 PM   #7
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Yes, itís a Centerline TS. Thanks so much for your replies. I can rest easier now!
You can rest easy, I have the hitch and no need to take it off when doing any backing.
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:39 PM   #8
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Same as all the other replies -- no issue backing up with the Centerline TS with the anti-sway / weight distribution bars fully engaged.
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:07 PM   #9
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I usually remove my Centerlines before reaching my site to save time. I'll pull off in a parking area in the campground before or after filling with fresh water. If the nose of my truck is stopping through traffic at the site, I want to get unhooked as fast as possible and having the bars off helps a lot!
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:21 PM   #10
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Have used the Centerline TS WDH for 2 years and lots of miles/weeks/sites with no trouble at all backing up. The only point not yet mentioned is probably true with any other system. Turning sharply with the trailer at a different slant (side-to-side, not forward-back) to the TV puts a huge strain on the bars. I was turning around one time on very uneven ground and had the bar on one side pop out, bending the L-shaped retainer. Damage probably could have been much worse but the only probably was the slight bend in the retainer (which I replaced after we got home). Better to take the bars off when doing similar. Otherwise, no trouble, and excellent performance.
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