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Posted: 06/25/20 10:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The math checks out. I've just heard concern on the length but I'm getting a good hitch.

On that subject, are any of you familiar with the Husky line of WDH with Antisway? That's what my local dealer equips and I just wanted to know any good or bad impressions.

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Not familiar, but I would not consider anything less than the Equalizer E4, or Hensley Arrow if you can swing it.

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The math checks out. I've just heard concern on the length but I'm getting a good hitch.

On that subject, are any of you familiar with the Husky line of WDH with Antisway? That's what my local dealer equips and I just wanted to know any good or bad impressions.



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Equalizer 4-pt, Reese Strait Line, or Blueox Swaypro are all in the ~$500 range. I have 10yrs with the Reese and love it.


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CleverName wrote:

The math checks out. I've just heard concern on the length but I'm getting a good hitch.

On that subject, are any of you familiar with the Husky line of WDH with Antisway? That's what my local dealer equips and I just wanted to know any good or bad impressions.


Im happy with my husky centerline. It seems pretty easy to adjust and the truck handles great! I've got a 2006 half ton with a 5.3 and im around 4500# loaded though.

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Your trailer WILL weigh a lot more than the advertised numbers, maybe as much as 1000 lbs. So, be sure you weigh it before trying to pull it with the 5.3. The GM 6.0 engine is fantastic for towing, find one. Those 3.42 gears won't help, 3.73 at a minimum. While it'll get you going down the road, you probably won't enjoy listening how hard the engine is working. Transmission cooler mandatory. Yes, Equal-i-zer been using one since 1988.


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LVJJJ wrote:

Your trailer WILL weigh a lot more than the advertised numbers, maybe as much as 1000 lbs. So, be sure you weigh it before trying to pull it with the 5.3. The GM 6.0 engine is fantastic for towing, find one. Those 3.42 gears won't help, 3.73 at a minimum. While it'll get you going down the road, you probably won't enjoy listening how hard the engine is working. Transmission cooler mandatory. Yes, Equal-i-zer been using one since 1988.


i can agree with the gearing. My 5.3 with the 3.42's does ok but i need to keep speed at 65-70. at 75mph the truck rpms are screaming away. The chambered muffler doesn't help. Gets obnoxious.

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I will add that the advice here is spot on. You don't want to be at your max tow ratings. Its not fun, add in some mountains and your truck will be a dog. O had a 2012 gmc with the heavy duty tow package, it can tow stuff but it was at high rpms the whole way. Just didnt make for a confterble ride.


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I appreciate everyone's advice on this. I'm going to get the 27 footer and invest in a good hitch and brake controller. It's the size camper I need for my family. If I find that my truck is struggling or for some reason I can't handle the setup to my liking I'll look into upgrading for sure. Thanks so far everyone.

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