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Old 06-10-2019, 12:51 PM   #1
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Is my wdh upgrade worth it?

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I tow a 6000lb TT that is roughly 25-26ft in length on a half ton.

I currently have the husky round bars with 1 sway bar and looking to upgrade to the husky centerline ts. Will there be any improvement on sway control? Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-10-2019, 02:04 PM   #2
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I don't know that much about husky BUT any WDH with integrated sway control, will be much better at sway control, than an old tech chains and friction bar WDH.
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I agree with Bikendan. The integrated sway is a very nice feature as opposed to the separate sway controllers.

The Husky Centerline TS is also a good hitch. There's been plenty of discussion on this forum of Pros and Cons on it.

My only suggestion is know your full, loaded trailer tongue weight prior to buying the hitch. I bought mine based on the 6000-8000 GVW of the trailer and the bars ended up being too small. After buying the 800-1200 tongue weight bars, the trailer rode much better behind the truck.
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In the beginning, we had a basic round bar setup without sway control. Did not tow the greatest.

On our current 29' TT we have a Reese DC WDH. I love the self-centering action of the cams. We have zero sway but have also done a few other things to control it. Because I love the DC so much, everyone should have one!

Any of the WDHs with integrated sway control should be an improvement.
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I found my husky round bars with sway to be adequate but removing and remembering to remove that bar is annoying when reversing. Im getting mixed results about which system is quieter.
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The question is: Do you have sway now? Sway more often than not is a product of improper weights and balances. If you have sway now you should try to figure why you have sway before throwing a bunch of benjamins at it. Low tongue weight, improperly loaded RV or tires on both RV and TV are a few of the causes. A new hitch with sway control may mask the sway, but the stresses will still be there, on both the RV and the TV. Remember what Mr. Newton said, "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction".
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I don't know that much about husky BUT any WDH with integrated sway control, will be much better at sway control, than an old tech chains and friction bar WDH.
I hear this often but, why would the integrated sway control be much better at controlling sway than the old-school friction brake type control? Friction is friction, correct?
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The question is: Do you have sway now? Sway more often than not is a product of improper weights and balances. If you have sway now you should try to figure why you have sway before throwing a bunch of benjamins at it. Low tongue weight, improperly loaded RV or tires on both RV and TV are a few of the causes. A new hitch with sway control may mask the sway, but the stresses will still be there, on both the RV and the TV. Remember what Mr. Newton said, "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction".
I dont really have any sway other than towing in really high winds or following a semi carrying an irregular object such as car transport semis.

The main reason for the upgrade is the convenience of not having to worry about removing the friction bar when reversing but having more sway control is also welcoming.
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I’ve been pleased with the Husky Centerline TS hitch. The Centerline TS provides very effective, precise weight distribution -- better than my previous hitch, a Hensley Arrow. The Centerline TS is a "four-point" sway control system; that is, sway control is provided by tension in the hitch head combined with the friction of trunnion bars on sway control brackets. I have never experienced trailer sway with the Centerline TS. Backing up with the sway bars engaged is not a problem; however this hitch will definitely groan and pop especially on turns.
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I hear this often but, why would the integrated sway control be much better at controlling sway than the old-school friction brake type control? Friction is friction, correct?
friction is friction... but amount of friction matters.

Also The reese Dual cam setup uses more than friction, because it requires flexing the bars to get it to turn. I also love my reese DC as someone else mentioned here
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Iíve been pleased with the Husky Centerline TS hitch. The Centerline TS provides very effective, precise weight distribution -- better than my previous hitch, a Hensley Arrow. The Centerline TS is a "four-point" sway control system; that is, sway control is provided by tension in the hitch head combined with the friction of trunnion bars on sway control brackets. I have never experienced trailer sway with the Centerline TS. Backing up with the sway bars engaged is not a problem; however this hitch will definitely groan and pop especially on turns.
Do you know what the torque is on the hitch head where the trunnion bar attaches?
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Do you know what the torque is on the hitch head where the trunnion bar attaches?
download the manual and it's there, allot of torque
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Do you know what the torque is on the hitch head where the trunnion bar attaches?
The vertical bolts that create the pivot point for the trunnion bars need to be torqued to 150 ft lbs. (Page 25, 2nd Bullet point in "After 500 Miles")

The 3/4" bolts that hold the entire head assembly to the shank need to be torqued to 380 ft lbs. (Page 11, Step 12)

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Thank you so much.
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Although I have pulled 5ers for many years I keep an Equalizer 4 point and 2 sets of bars in case I need to help someone. If upgrading get the best. my
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I've not owned an Equalizer so I can't speak to its capabilities. However I will say again concerning the Husky Centerline TS: the Centerline provides very effective, precise weight distribution -- better than my previous hitch, a Hensley Arrow. You can't get much better than this:
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Although I have pulled 5ers for many years I keep an Equalizer 4 point and 2 sets of bars in case I need to help someone. If upgrading get the best. my

Why is the Equalizer 4's superior? Seems the real difference is price.

Just curious...
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Why is the Equalizer 4's superior? Seems the real difference is price.

Just curious...
I've had my 4pt Equal-i-zer for the past 13 years and I still love it. It's easy to setup and take down.
Is it superior to others? That's not for me to say, as there are numerous other great WDHs with integrated sway control.
But I will say my Equal-i-zer is definitely superior to the old tech WDHs with add-on friction sway bars.
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I have not tried the Husky, but have had 3 others prior to my Equalizer. Far superior to friction bars. Better than the 2, 4 bar set-ups we had on other trailers. Easier to hook-up, less sway, less vibration transferred to TV. I am sure there are other great ones out there. I see the Equalizer as the standard for reasonable priced units. Parts are available from Amazon. I have pulled, 15K w/ mine and other than 30 MPH+ cross winds , still feel comfortable towing. I am pulling Flagstaff 27.5 VSL- 7300 lb. trailer w/ Tundra. As others have said, make sure you get an accurate tongue and match your bars to that.
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