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Old 04-28-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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Another WD Hitch question?

Here comes another one of those questions for the experienced experts out there.

Does anyone have hand-on experience with the Husky brand of WD hitch? My RV dealer mentioned that he would supply a Husky round bar WD hitch included with our deal on the trailer. btw I am aware of a recall on the hitch bar shank.

As I had only ever used Reese equipment in the past, I don't have any knowlege if this is a good hitch or not. I did upgrade to the trunnion version of that hitch though, as I believe trunnion hitches provide superior strength and weight distribution with overall less weight in the hitch itself, compared to a round bar model.

The tongue weight of our trailer is 550lbs, so the model of hitch that was ordered is 07020. Here is a link to the hitch

http://www.huskytow.com/Products.aspx

Any and all comments welcome. Cheers.
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Why not have the dealer upgrade you to the Reese Dual Cam HP so that you have WD and sway control. With the Husky, you will need a separate friction type sway control.

A lot of dealers do not like to get involved with a Dual Cam as it something different, but it is a great hitch and not all that hard to install.

The Husky Center-Line appears to be like the EqualiZer brand hitch and a lot of folks use them, but I still prefer the old Dual Cam by Reese.

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If you like reese products, why change???? I too have seen husky at some of the dealers, but I would insist on providing exactly what you want, its your money.
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If you like reese products, why change???? I too have seen husky at some of the dealers, but I would insist on providing exactly what you want, its your money.
Too Late...

I now have the trailer at home, with the Husky trunnion hitch. The hitch is based on the same design as the Reese, and as such, am satisfied that I will be Ok with this setup.

Thanks for the reply. Now to buy the new 3/4 ton to pull the trailer! Cheers.
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A word of caution...the Husky is not equivalent to the Reese Dual Cam HP. Did you get a friction type sway control to use with the Husky? Or did you get the Husky Centerline which is OK.

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It isn't the centerline hitch. I already had a friction antisway control arm, which I will mount oce I buy the truck to haul the trailer. Still a good WD hitch, just not a dual cam. Cheers.
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I have the Husky round bar setup with the friction sway control systems. If the adjustments that I made a couple of days ago does change my towing issues...this Husky system will up for sale. I will then buy the Reese Dual Cam system.

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