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Old 08-14-2015, 03:55 AM   #11
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I have the Centerline hitch and love it!! Towed 14,000 km's over the past year with it and it has kept my TT straight as an arrow in cross winds and when transports pass. The only thing I would recommend is that you make sure you have spare spacer washers (fill the space between the piston and WD bars). I was without on my last 8,000 km trip and could not find a dealer anywhere that had them in stock. I now have 6 spares in my tool kit.
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:48 AM   #12
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I have the Centerline hitch and love it!! Towed 14,000 km's over the past year with it and it has kept my TT straight as an arrow in cross winds and when transports pass. The only thing I would recommend is that you make sure you have spare spacer washers (fill the space between the piston and WD bars). I was without on my last 8,000 km trip and could not find a dealer anywhere that had them in stock. I now have 6 spares in my tool kit.
Thanks for the tip. I will look into ordering some spacer washers. How often are you having to take up space between the bars and the pistons?
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:59 AM   #13
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Thanks for the tip. I will look into ordering some spacer washers. How often are you having to take up space between the bars and the pistons?
I had about 4,000 miles by the time I noticed a little sway developing. Also noticed the WD bars were feeling a little sloppy and were much easier to put on and take off. Unfortunately, by the time all of this was noticed, I was well into my West Coast trip. I was unable to get the necessary spacers so I made one with a large aluminum washer that I had hammered down to the right thickness. This made a huge improvement and got me home safely.
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Old 08-15-2015, 05:50 PM   #14
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I installed my new hitch today. Although my installation area wasn't as smooth and level as I would have liked, which made the measurements a little questionable, I got it all bolted together and adjusted. I took the trailer on a test drive and am very happy with the performance of this hitch. I am going to take it to a parking lot tonight (after the business closes and it cools back down) to double check all of my angles and measurements and make some minor tweaks if necessary. I would tow it anywhere now though. Money well spent, wife should be happy now! I can't wait for our maiden voyage next weekend.
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Old 08-15-2015, 06:54 PM   #15
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I can't wait for our maiden voyage next weekend.
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Old 08-16-2015, 08:39 AM   #16
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So last night, I took the TV and TT to a level parking lot and double checked everything. I soon discovered that my initial set-up was just a "little" off. The spring bars were insanely hard to get off. After re-measuring and re-adjusting the hitch, the bars go on and come off much easier now. I was also able to reduce the air pressure in my air bags. My measurements came out perfect with no air in the bags. I added 20psi just to lift the back of the truck a bit. The test pull was again, very pleasant with zero sway. Lesson learned here is to do your WD hitch set-up on level pavement as opposed to a flat "looking" dirt lot. My opinion of this hitch is still very high, but I can see what people are saying about removing/installing the spring bars only when the TT/TV are in a straight line. This is a minor inconvenience that I can live with as the hitch does an extremely good job of keeping the trailer in line.
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Old 08-23-2015, 10:07 AM   #17
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Glad you're happy with it. I only towed our 28BHBE about 200 miles with it, but found it to be quite susceptible to sway behind our '06 GMC Sierra 1500HD. I weighed everything, so I know I was loaded properly, the sway control of the hitch just didn't work very well for us. You have a 3/4 ton truck, so no doubt that will help your setup.

I only add this post just as another perspective in case another 1/2 ton user is looking at it. Again, I didn't tow a lot with our Centerline, so I may just have not given it time to show it's strength. On that note...PM me if you're interested in a barely used Centerline hitch setup!
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"Glad you're happy with it. I only towed our 28BHBE about 200 miles with it, but found it to be quite susceptible to sway behind our '06 GMC Sierra 1500HD. I weighed everything, so I know I was loaded properly, the sway control of the hitch just didn't work very well for us. You have a 3/4 ton truck, so no doubt that will help your setup."

luv2drum, that sucks that your Centerline isn't working for you. I just got home from our maiden voyage with our new trailer/hitch. The Centerline worked great. My wife, who notices even the slightest trailer motion was even commenting at how well the trailer felt behind the truck. Did you set up your Centerline yourself? I had to do mine twice to get it right as I explained earlier in this thread. Even with the first set-up it was a vast improvement over the standard round bar/friction sway control hitch. I hope you find something to solve your sway issues.
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:22 PM   #19
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"Glad you're happy with it. I only towed our 28BHBE about 200 miles with it, but found it to be quite susceptible to sway behind our '06 GMC Sierra 1500HD. I weighed everything, so I know I was loaded properly, the sway control of the hitch just didn't work very well for us. You have a 3/4 ton truck, so no doubt that will help your setup."

luv2drum, that sucks that your Centerline isn't working for you. I just got home from our maiden voyage with our new trailer/hitch. The Centerline worked great. My wife, who notices even the slightest trailer motion was even commenting at how well the trailer felt behind the truck. Did you set up your Centerline yourself? I had to do mine twice to get it right as I explained earlier in this thread. Even with the first set-up it was a vast improvement over the standard round bar/friction sway control hitch. I hope you find something to solve your sway issues.

I have the round bar/friction sway unit. What noticeable improvements are there?
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luv2drum, that sucks that your Centerline isn't working for you. I just got home from our maiden voyage with our new trailer/hitch. The Centerline worked great. My wife, who notices even the slightest trailer motion was even commenting at how well the trailer felt behind the truck. Did you set up your Centerline yourself? I had to do mine twice to get it right as I explained earlier in this thread. Even with the first set-up it was a vast improvement over the standard round bar/friction sway control hitch. I hope you find something to solve your sway issues.
Yes, I tried multiple settings and couldn't get the pull to be comfortable. Now, as I mentioned, I didn't tow with it for more than about 200 miles, so maybe more time and more trial and error would have resulted in a good setup. I am not bashing it at all, just stating my limited experience. I came from a Reese Pro setup with the standard chain/round bar setup, along with 2 friction sway control bars. I went with the Centerline because I wanted to try and eliminate the separate sway control bars, and be able to backup without having to unhook anything.

Anyway, after my poor experience, I decided to go all in and purchase a ProPride hitch setup. It was pretty costly, but it has worked and removed ALL of the sway and created a great towing experience for me.

Bottom line is, due to the multitude of options out there, no doubt there is something that will work for everyone. Like I said, I'm glad the Centerline works great for you. I liked the design and ease of use for sure.
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