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 sway control bracket was damaged, it should be perpendicular to the trailer frame, but it was now bent at an angle.
The spring arm had completely come out of the sway control bracket.
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 other heavy duty weight distribution hitch: Husky 32218 Center Line TS with Spring Bars. See my pictures below.
|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 11 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 travel trailer manual to verify what is appropriate for your situation. The model number I got was 32218, see first link below.
1/5/2021 Update: 17 camping trips later since I had the Husky Center Line TS Weight Distribution Hitch installed on my travel trailer, it has performed great and I have not had any problems.
Husky 32218 Center Line TS with Spring Bars – 800 lb. to 1,200 lb. Tongue Weight Capacity (2-5/16″ Ball) – https://amzn.to/2At0Kdn
Husky 32217 Center Line TS with Spring Bars – 600 lb. to 800 lb. Tongue Weight Capacity (2-5/16″ Ball) – https://amzn.to/3dT94R7
Husky 32216 Center Line TS with Spring Bars – 400 lb. to 600 lb. Tongue Weight Capacity (2-5/16″ Ball) – https://amzn.to/3isAHEf
Husky 32215 Center Line TS with Spring Bars – 400 lb. to 600 lb. Tongue Weight Capacity (2″ Ball) – https://amzn.to/2ZzEuae
Below are two types (coupler and hitch) of locks you’ll need for your weight distribution hitch. I recommend you buy two of each. I purchased two just in case it breaks while towing or if I have to cut the lock off because I lost the key.
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/2YYLa2x
When you disconnect tow vehicle from your travel trailer, you could buy a more heavy duty coupler lock for added security, but I never did. Below is a highly rated coupler lock.
Master Lock – Universal Size Fits 1-7/8″, 2″, and 2-5/16″ Couplers – Trailer Locks #389DAT – https://amzn.to/2VKTPU7
I also purchased two brands of trailer 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 Stainless 5/8 Inch Trailer Receiver Lock for Class III IV 2 2-1/2 Inch Receiver, Fits Hitch Bike Rack Tray Ball Tow Rope for Trailer Truck Car Boat (1 Pack, Silver) – https://amzn.to/3imHj70
YAXINTRD Elemake 5/8″ Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock Anti-Theft Lock Chrome Hitch Pin for Class III, IV, V Hitches (3-1/2″ Spans) – https://amzn.to/2ZEN5Z6
Another thing I recommend you buy is a silicone lube for your electric tongue jack. The service staff at the RV dealership recommended the silicone lube below and it works great to keep my tongue jack running smoothly and quietly. I also use the lube on my leveling scissor jacks and my entry steps. And, the lube really helps my trailer door, storage compartment doors and the outdoor shower door locks operate smoothly. I also use it on my windows that slide open sideways for smoothness. Be sure to check with your RV dealership and your travel trailer manual regarding recommended lubrications and instructions.
3-IN-ONE RVcare Slide-Out Silicone Lube with SMART STRAW SPRAYS 2 WAYS, 11 OZ – https://amzn.to/3dZEPbe
If you’re thinking about buying a RV or you purchased one and would like tips regarding RV ownership, then check out my other blog: https://www.rvcampingtipsforbeginners.com/.
I hope you’ve found my Husky Center Line TS Weight Distribution Hitch Review helpful. Happy camping!