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Old 03-13-2011, 01:38 PM   #1
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Question Husky Center Line Towing System

I'm currently shopping for a towing system for my new 23K. I just also note that I'm a first time tower and TT owner.

My dealer is suggesting the Husky Center Line Towing System. Here are the specs: http://www.huskytow.com/FTP/PDF/P010...CenterLine.pdf

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this towing system?

The dealer says that it should cost just shy of CA$900 for the sytem and about CA$100 to install.

Any thoughts or other suggestions would be great!

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Old 03-13-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
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That`s the first one of these I`ve seen. They look like a good integrated WD and sway control system on the PDF. A bit pricey though compared to the Dual cam and Equal-I-zer systems.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:24 PM   #3
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Well, prices in Canada are higher for most things.
Last week, I was quoted a price for the Equal-i-zer system at $853 Cdn.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:32 PM   #4
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Is that because of the exchange rate or are things just more expensive in general? I`ve never been there but would love to go someday, when its warm of course!
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Well, the exchange rate recently has been pretty close to par.
Mostly, the price difference is because of fees to bring items into here from the USA. We say we have Free Trade, but shipping companies charge a Brokerage Fee to clear items through customs, which in this case might be about $75 or so I would guess. Some products are also charged a duty by the border customs agents as a percentage of the item price. There is a thick book which defines which product get duty charged and what percentage. Many products are zero duty, but a fair number still have duty fees.
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I think you could save several hundred dollars by driving South and picking up a hitch system.
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Is that because of the exchange rate or are things just more expensive in general? I`ve never been there but would love to go someday, when its warm of course!
NO Crabman... we have to pay for our FREE HEALTH CARE somehow.. so taxes are higher so that makes everything else higher... Higher Income tax.. National sales tax... higher fuel taxes...
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Getting back to nathanchev's question;
Husky's web site says they use a compression cylinder to dampen sway. A little different method than the Equal-i-zer or Reese Dual Cam, but general approach seems to be similar in that the sway control is built into the hitch. I don't have any road experience with either of these, but maybe someone out there does.
What say anyone?
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NO Crabman... we have to pay for our FREE HEALTH CARE somehow.. so taxes are higher so that makes everything else higher... Higher Income tax.. National sales tax... higher fuel taxes...
I see. Well maybe that`s a steal of a price on that hitch then if health care is included. I am self employed and pay dearly for health insurance every month. And it goes up 10 to 20% every year. An unsustainable and untenable rate of increase.
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Health insurance for my wife and me is just over $900 a month.
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