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Old 12-20-2014, 10:46 AM   #1
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New husky hitch

After fighting the centerline system for two years. Everything from nearly shearing the pins that hold the bars in, replacing the sockets twice, replacing the bar brackets once and having to be in perfect alignment to hitch and un hitch.....it appears that husky has revised the centerline to a less bulky more equalizer like design. The old design frankly scared me into purchasing an equalizer....I'm glad they are going a different direction. Click image for larger version

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Old 12-29-2014, 11:06 AM   #2
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Are you still using the Centerline? I bought a 259BHSS back in October and the dealer recommended the Centerline. I towed the trailer home from the dealer (about 50 miles) then to a campground the next weekend (about 45 miles). I had the same issue with the spring bar pins nearly shearing. I had to beat them out to remove the spring bars. I contacted Husky and they were very helpful. They sent me new spring bars, pins and trunions. Sounds like the same deal for you. Did the new parts help at all?

I haven't towed with the new parts as the camper is in storage. I did like the way the hitch towed though. Towing to the campground we had high winds and I didn't feel any sway. I thought the front of my truck felt a bit light but that is likely just adjustment as the dealer set up the hitch with the trailer empty.
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:37 PM   #3
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I ended up moving to an equalizer and took the centerline off. I had multiple pins nearly shear off and while customer service was awesome, I had very little faith in the product. I went through 3 sets of pressure plates, pins and trunnions in less than 3 years. Not trying to scare you away...could have possibly been my combo. There was a thread here that made me jump ship. If you like details, message me as it was closed by the admin. Don't want to get in trouble. It did work for me close to advertised , however my basic understanding of physics suggests that the cylinders only correct the sway once it starts. Check out my blog in the signature page...I did a quick write up of the centerline and the problems I have had. To address your question...the new parts were not noticeable in the way it towed, they all eventually began to fail.


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