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Old 05-16-2012, 11:48 AM   #21
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Here's my ist of issues, luckily I found out about them before we headed out on our shakedown trip and was able to have the dealer correct them before our 1st trip
1) Upon trying out the dinette bed, I found out that the table top would not sit flush with the support brackets on the wrap around bench so the table top would wobble. Dealer fixed

2) The entry door floor trim on the inside popped up on one side. Dealer Fixed

3) The water pump failed during sanitizing of the water system. The motor would run, but the pump would not draw water. The factory installed pump was a Atlis or something like that which the dealer was surprised when I told him. Once they looked at it, they replaced it with a Shureflo (much better pump).

Thats about it for issues so far! (knock on wood). We are really loving this trailer and are heading out again this weekend
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:50 PM   #22
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Here's my ist of issues, luckily I found out about them before we headed out on our shakedown trip and was able to have the dealer correct them before our 1st trip
1) Upon trying out the dinette bed, I found out that the table top would not sit flush with the support brackets on the wrap around bench so the table top would wobble. Dealer fixed

2) The entry door floor trim on the inside popped up on one side. Dealer Fixed

3) The water pump failed during sanitizing of the water system. The motor would run, but the pump would not draw water. The factory installed pump was a Atlis or something like that which the dealer was surprised when I told him. Once they looked at it, they replaced it with a Shureflo (much better pump).

Thats about it for issues so far! (knock on wood). We are really loving this trailer and are heading out again this weekend
Glad to see your dealer has been good to you. How do you like your Husky hitch?
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:51 PM   #23
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Glad to see your dealer has been good to you. How do you like your Husky hitch?
It seems to work fine. I don't get any sway, but I really haven't driven it too far. The campground we went to this past weekend was only 15 mins away and the dealer is only 20mins away.

I'll get a better idea of the hitch this weekend as we will be travelling about an hour and a half.

A couple of things about this hitch is that it is pretty heavy and the truck needs to be pretty straight (within 3 degress) to the TT to get the bars tensioned up due to the spring loaded cylinders pushing back on the bars. Not a big deal really because you can hook up first, pull out and then tension up once you're straight.
I get a bit of porpoising on dips in the road, so I think I might have to tweek the set up a bit now that its fully loaded, but I need to go get this rig weighed to see where I stand.

I'm thinking I might need new rear shocks on the truck as well. That might help the porpoising.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:09 PM   #24
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It seems to work fine. I don't get any sway, but I really haven't driven it too far. The campground we went to this past weekend was only 15 mins away and the dealer is only 20mins away.

I'll get a better idea of the hitch this weekend as we will be travelling about an hour and a half.

A couple of things about this hitch is that it is pretty heavy and the truck needs to be pretty straight (within 3 degress) to the TT to get the bars tensioned up due to the spring loaded cylinders pushing back on the bars. Not a big deal really because you can hook up first, pull out and then tension up once you're straight.
I get a bit of porpoising on dips in the road, so I think I might have to tweek the set up a bit now that its fully loaded, but I need to go get this rig weighed to see where I stand.

I'm thinking I might need new rear shocks on the truck as well. That might help the porpoising.
Nice! Please post the outcome after the weekend.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:46 AM   #25
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It seems to work fine. I don't get any sway, but I really haven't driven it too far. The campground we went to this past weekend was only 15 mins away and the dealer is only 20mins away.

I'll get a better idea of the hitch this weekend as we will be travelling about an hour and a half.

A couple of things about this hitch is that it is pretty heavy and the truck needs to be pretty straight (within 3 degress) to the TT to get the bars tensioned up due to the spring loaded cylinders pushing back on the bars. Not a big deal really because you can hook up first, pull out and then tension up once you're straight.
I get a bit of porpoising on dips in the road, so I think I might have to tweek the set up a bit now that its fully loaded, but I need to go get this rig weighed to see where I stand.

I'm thinking I might need new rear shocks on the truck as well. That might help the porpoising.
I got the same hitch setup as you. I will be trying it out this Friday! Just got my TT on Saturday and took it for a test run with no bars or sway and was surprised at how well it towed! Can't wait to see what it does with everything setup!
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:10 AM   #26
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Towing with a Equalizer hitch

We are currently towing with the Equalizer brand 12,000 lb hitch. The tow vehicle is a 2003 GMC Yukon XL 2500 and the dry weight of the 292BHDS Liberty is 6400 lbs. Yes I know the 12,000 ib. rated Equalizer is a overkill however after concidering the small price difference between the Equalizer hitches I sprung for the 12,000 just in case we decide to buy a larger TT in the future.So far the Equalizer works great, I have not noticed any sway issues and I feel good knowing that I have a High quality, American made and heavy duty hitch back there.I paid just under $500 with shipping from Adventure RV.net
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:23 AM   #27
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I got the same hitch setup as you. I will be trying it out this Friday! Just got my TT on Saturday and took it for a test run with no bars or sway and was surprised at how well it towed! Can't wait to see what it does with everything setup!
Are you sure you have a Husky Centreline? On the Centreline, the sway control is part of the head and cannot be removed. At the head of the trunnion bars there are 2 spring loaded canisters that provide opposite force on the trunnion bars that stops the sway before it happens.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:14 AM   #28
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Not to hijack this thread.....I too have a Husky Centerline and my opinions are mixed. I dont have a lot to compare it to...i have used Reese dual cam on rentals but really never owned anything other than this husky hitch. The idea is a twist on the equalizer brand as you all know....the main issue i was concerned about gave me problems on my last trip. Our site at Kansas Speedway was very small....we arrived late and had trouble getting the truck within 3 degrees to be able to remove the bars....it was close but a real pain. I almost didnt get the bars off the drivers side and bent the "pry" bar that comes with the hitch. I also provided much entertainment to fellow nascar fans in my attempts to wrangle the trailer in the spot all in a straight line. In the end it worked out but in tight spaces it could be a real problem. I could have removed the bars off the truck prior to getting to the site but that still does not make me feel good about the whole setup. I do give it high marks for the sway and WD properties of the hitch.
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Are you sure you have a Husky Centreline? On the Centreline, the sway control is part of the head and cannot be removed. At the head of the trunnion bars there are 2 spring loaded canisters that provide opposite force on the trunnion bars that stops the sway before it happens.
Yes it has the spring canisters but also came with a sway bar. Is the sway bar not needed with the trunnion bars?
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You guys may think your overkill but that is perfect really better to have to much then not enough me personally I run a hensley arrow and tow with a 06 F350 but we also use our 08 Lincoln Navigator to pull it on the odd occasion, mostly when we venture into the states since I run dyed diesel in my truck and thats a no no in the states.
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