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10-7 Retired

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Posted: 05/16/02 08:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any thoughts about the Husky 16k rocker/slider vs. Reese 16k rocker/slider? Are we talking apples and apples.

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Mike

*This Message was edited on 16-May-02 08:59 PM by Mike Gutsch*


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Posted: 05/16/02 09:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mike recently went thru same exercise. I opted for Husky/Valley after checkinng threads here on same issue. Husky slider has rollers=no grease necessary, I move mine easily with one hand.
Likewise, the Husky hitch has a visual "locked-up" indicator pin that pops out of the housing; Reese threads talk of painging jaws white so can verify lock with flashlite easier, and some stories of easily missing the Reese lock and dropping 5er on the truck bed. Local dealer installing both hitches verified 2 such drops by rvers in his lot in past 2 years.

The guy did my install also preferred the frame mounting technique for Husky vs the Reese, and it leaves plenty of room for AirLift brackets if you need 'em later.
JMO, your mileage may vary.


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Posted: 05/16/02 10:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BTW, here's a current thread that illustrates/reinforces (for me) the slider decision.
http://www.trailerlife.com/cforum/index.cfm?site=TLM

Do a search for "creased bed" or "dropped pin" for more views pro/con.

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NH_Bob pretty much said it all. I chose the Valley/Husky hitch for the same reason as he stated.

Side-by-side the two appear to be quality products. While the slider option for the my Husky was $75, the Reese slider was quoted for $230. The pop-out indicator in the Husky was also a plus for me. I notice on the Reese website that Reese now has an LED type of indicator that does the same thing for about $44.

Hope this helps.


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Posted: 05/17/02 11:54am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are two hitches that I know of that do not use the jaw-type locking mechanism. One is made by Valley, which is a wrap-around bar that rotates around the back of the pin, and has a visible-from-the-cab locking indicator, and a very beefy handle with the ability to install a rather large padlock for added piece of mind. The Valley is available in standard or sliding models, and has a dual-pivoting head.

The other one is made by RBW, and has a solid bar that slides behind the pin. I am not sure if this one is available as a slider, or a dual pivoting head, as the one my friend has does not pivot side to side. Also has a nice design for the handle, requiring the handle to be rotated down and in to a locked position, so there is no chance of accidental release of your fiver.

I would recommend either one of these, as there are just too many horror stories about those using the standard, traditional jaw-type hitches.


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Posted: 05/17/02 07:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mike,

I can only speak to the Reese 16K slider. They also have rollers and I don't have to grease mine. Works great for me. I'm sure it's like everything else though, what ever a person has is the best to them and that's ok. That's why there is more than one style and manufacturer.

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BTW, Valley=Husky in all respects (one is OEM, other Retail, or some such; just as Reese=Drawtite in most respects from my pre-purch research.

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