I purchased travel trailer in early 2019 and the RV dealership sold me a weight distribution hitch. Two months later (3 camping trips), my weight distribution hitch broke. I decided to go with a different brand of weight distribution hitch for my replacement, so below is my real life Husky Center Line TS Weight Distribution Hitch Review.
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As I mentioned, on my third camping trip my original weight distribution hitch broke. I was making a circular turn over a grass area and I heard a loud pop. I got out of my SUV and below is what I saw. The spring arm had completely come out of the sway control bracket. The sway control bracket was damaged, it should be perpendicular to the trailer frame, but it was now bent at an angle.
The RV dealership service manager said he could replace it with the same brand or he could give me a brand that he hasn’t sold to any of his customers yet. He said the other brand appears to be of more heavy duty construction, but he doesn’t know how it will perform. I went with the heavy duty untested weight distribution hitch: Husky 32218 Center Line TS with Spring Bars. See my pictures below.
Husky 32218 Center Line TS Specifications Per Manufacturer
Combines Weight Distribution And Sway Control In A Single Unit – No Need For Additional Hardware
None Of The Noise Problems Other WD/Sway Products Have – It’s Quiet
Forged And Hardened Steel Components
Hitch Ball Is Factory Pre-Installed And Properly Torqued
Lighter Weight Than Competing Products
Handle Can Be Used To Hook Up And Remove Bars
Universal EZ Adjust Frame Brackets For Easy Installation And Adjustment
Limited Lifetime Warranty Or Limited 90 Day Warranty On Commercial Usage
|Gross Trailer Weight (LB)||12000 Pound|
|Gross Tongue Weight (LB)||800 to 1200 Pound|
|Includes Sway Control||With Built-In Sway Control|
I’ve towed my trailer using the Husky 32218 Center Line TS weight distribution system on 17 camping trips since I purchased it and it has performed with no issues. And, I even recreated the circular turn on the same grass area that broke my previous weigh distribution hitch and the Husky system had no problems.
The manufacturer states “None Of The Noise Problems Other WD/Sway Products Have – It’s Quiet.” But, when I make turns, it does make creaking sounds. I asked the service manager if this is normal, he said yes because it’s a metal on metal situation. My original weight distribution hitch also made creaking sounds when I made turns.
So, I would highly recommend the Husky Center Line TS Weight Distribution Hitch without reservation. Below are links to purchase. There are different models with different tongue weight capacities, the model you buy will depend on the size and weight of your travel trailer. You should check with your RV dealership, your towing vehicle’s manual and your RV manual to verify what is appropriate for your situation. The model number I got was 32218, see first link below.
Husky 32218 Center Line TS with Spring Bars – 800 lb. to 1,200 lb. Tongue Weight Capacity (2-5/16″ Ball) – https://amzn.to/3kpgvV9
Husky 32217 Center Line TS with Spring Bars – 600 lb. to 800 lb. Tongue Weight Capacity (2-5/16″ Ball) – https://amzn.to/2ZJTrHd
Husky 32216 Center Line TS with Spring Bars – 400 lb. to 600 lb. Tongue Weight Capacity (2-5/16″ Ball) – https://amzn.to/3sm1czd
Husky 32215 Center Line TS with Spring Bars – 400 lb. to 600 lb. Tongue Weight Capacity (2″ Ball) – https://amzn.to/2ZN8bVE
Below are two types (coupler and hitch) of locks you’ll need for your weight distribution hitch. I purchased the Reese Towpower Gorilla Guard Coupler Lock to lock my coupler when I’m towing and when I’ve disconnected my tow vehicle from my travel trailer. Below is a link to purchase. I haven’t had any issues with it.
Reese Towpower 7005800 Gorilla Guard Stainless Steel Coupler Lock – https://amzn.to/3khSH5y
I also purchased two brands of hitch locks, one I purchased at the dealership and the other on Amazon. I’ve provided links to both below if you’d like to purchase.
CZC AUTO Hitch Receiver Pin Lock – https://amzn.to/2MnFpIi
YAXINTRD Elemake 5/8″ Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock – https://amzn.to/2NPnFpv
I hope you’ve found my Husky Center Line TS Weight Distribution Hitch Review helpful. Happy camping!