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This weight distribution system uses optimal points of tension to help prevent sway while it balances the load of your trailer for a more level ride. Included adjustable shank fits 2" trailer hitches. Clamp-on brackets require no drilling.
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Create a stable ride for your tow vehicle and trailer with a weight distribution hitch. Adding spring bars to your towing system applies leverage, which transfers the load that is pushing down on the rear of your vehicle to all the axles on both your tow vehicle and your trailer, resulting in an even distribution of weight throughout. The result is a smooth, level ride, as well as the ability to tow the maximum capacity of your hitch.
The tongue weight rating is the most important factor in determining which size weight distribution system you should use. If the bars of the system you choose are rated too high for your setup, they will create a rigid ride, which can result in a bouncing trailer. If, on the other hand, the bars are not rated high enough, the system will be unable to properly distribute the weight, rendering it virtually useless.
To determine the proper weight rating for a weight distribution system, you must first determine your trailer's tongue weight. Then add to that the weight of the cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. These two measurements make up the tongue weight rating for a weight distribution system.
Unlike other weight distribution systems, the SwayPro has automatically locking brackets throughout. Both spring bars insert, slotted side up, into the head assembly and then lock securely in place. Removal is just as easy - simply lift the locking pins on the trunnions and slide the bars out.
Other systems have lift brackets that require you to apply a good amount of leverage to get them to snap up, which can be difficult and frustrating. With the SwayPro, all you have to do is insert the lift chain into the bracket slot and rotate the bracket with the included wrench until the lock pin engages.
Another feature of the SwayPro is the easy-to-use head. The required pitch is already built into the head, so the only adjustment that may be needed is the placement of the head on the shank. Move the head up or down along the weight distribution shank to achieve the proper height. No additional, fine-tune adjustment is needed, which means no hard-to-access washers or difficult-to-use thumbscrew.
The SwayPro offers four points of built-in sway control. Within the head assembly, the trunnions are designed to hold the spring bars securely in position, placing just enough tension on them to cause them to constantly force your trailer in line. At the other end of this weight distribution system, the rotating brackets ensure that the lift chains are pulled as taut as possible. In addition, the basic design of the brackets keeps much of the length of the lift chains wrapped up inside of the brackets. Typically, only a couple of links hang down from each bracket. So each chain is held more stable than in traditional weight distribution systems, where more than twice as many links are exposed. This tight, stable design limits the movement of the spring bars so that they can exert more force on your trailer to effectively keep it from shifting side to side. Furthermore, unlike many friction-style sway controls, the SwayPro allows you to back up your trailer without having to remove or disengage the system.
Video of Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Trunnion - 10,000 GTW, 1,000 TW
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Today we're going to be taking a look at part number BXW1000, this is the Blue Ox Sway Pro weight distribution system. This unit's going to help evenly distribute the weight over the axis of the tow vehicle and the trailer for stability and control. Ultimately, a system like this is going to help create a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. This unit is very unique. It has built-in sway control, and that's going to help prevent trailer sway as you travel down the road and experience those different types of conditions. The unit's going to apply constant tension in the trunnions, which is going to help force and keep the trailer in line. We're going to have the rotating lift brackets.
These are going to ensure that the chains are tight and secure to keep the spring bars from moving. These are going to be trunnion-style spring bars. These will flex appropriately for controlled, even ride. They automatically lock in place and can easily be removed. Here in the head assembly you have tab right here.
If you lift up on that, the bar can be removed from the head assembly. It's a really nice, simple design, and it can easily be installed just by pushing it back into place until that pin engages the bar. One of the neat things I like about this system is that there's only one pin and clip that you have to worry about. That's going to be the pin and clip to secure the adjustable shank into the hitch of the vehicle. Everything else on the system is going to be pin and clip free. It's all going to feature self-locking devices that are going to function throughout the system.
Again, the only one you're going to need is the one that's included for your hitch and to secure the adjustable shank inside your hitch. The unit is designed for two-inch by two-inch trailer hitch receivers that are rated for use with rate distribution systems. Here on the head assembly, we're going to have two grease zerks, located at the back of the area where the bars go into place, so if you ever need a maintenance that, just remove your bars and then you can swivel this to gain easier access to those zerk fittings. You're going to have one on this side and one this side. It allows for easy, simple, clean maintenance. Another unique thing to this system is that we're going to have the unique rotating latch lift brackets.
These are what connects the spring bars to the trailer. Very quick and simple to use. Simply just insert the lift chains into the slot, and then you rotate the bracket with the included wrench that's right there. Nice design, the wrench is large, solid steel, it's got a grip on it. It allows you to gain the leverage that you need to get everything in place, and also it keeps you a safe distance away from moving components. Clamp-on design, you don't have to worry about drilling. It's got the clamp-on brackets back here. These are going to take up about five inches along the trailer frame, and they're designed to fit trailer-frame widths no wider than 2 and 1/2 inches. When it comes to tilting the head assembly, you don't have to worry about that. The required tilt is built in to the head assembly, so no need for adjustments. Everything is going to be a steel construction, it's all powder coated for strength and durability. It's going to last a long time, and you don't have to worry about rust or corrosion with this system. This area here is going to be where your hitch ball installs. It is set up right now to receive an inch and a quarter diameter shank on the hitch ball, or you can use the included reducer sleeve, which goes in that area there and reduces the opening from 1 inch and 1/4 to 1 inch. This product is made right here in the USA, it's going to come with all the necessary hardware to get this installed. The tongue weight rating is 750 pounds to 1000 pounds with a gross towing weight capacity of 10,000 pounds. Again, it's for 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. Your left brackets are going to be positioned about 29 inches back on the trailer frame from the center of the hitch ball. Real quick, I just want to show you the adjustable shank right here. You're larger hardware is going to be what attaches the head assembly to the actual shank, but I didn't install that because I wanted you to get a good look at the shank. Solid steel, same finish as your weight distribution systems, so it's going to really blend together well. Now if we take a measurement from the center of the hitch pin, holding the front face of the adjustable shank, we're looking at a measurement of 10 inches. It's going to feature a 7 hole design, these are going to be separated on center apart from one another by an inch and a quarter. So one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, and center on center, they're going to be separated by an inch and a quarter. The total height adjustment along the shank is going to be 13 inches, so you're going to have a maximum rise of 10 and 3/4 of an inch with this system, and then the drop is going to be zero. There is no drop with this system, but you do have that 10 and 3/4 inch rise. This can be positioned in the hitch, either in the drop or rise position to best fit your particular application. Blue Ox is also going to cover this unit with a limited lifetime warranty. It's going to come with detailed instructions, walking you through the installation process step-by-step, and as the owner, it's going to give you some helpful maintenance tips and owner responsibilities that you need to be made aware of. That's going to do it for today's look at part number BXW1000.
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (22 Customer Reviews)This weight distribution system uses optimal points of tension to help prevent sway while it balances the load of your trailer for a more level ride. Included adjustable shank fits 2" trailer hitches. Clamp-on brackets require no drilling.
by: Ron I08/09/2014
I have been installing the hitch and the 26000 lb 2&5/16" ball that I ordered. All went well until I tried to install the ball which has a 1& 7/8" nut which requires a socket to tighten the nut in the hitch enclosure. Not having that size socket I could not find one that size in the local retail stores. I have resorted to buying an Altrade socket on line from Home Depot for $14. Hopefully it will fit in side the hitch nut enclosure. 145514
by: Alan B01/10/2014
Ordered this at the recommendation of some fellow campers. Very well built and easy to set up. ETrailer had this in my hands very quick. Ordered on a Tuesday evening. Received it Thursday afternoon! Wow. Thanks Folks! 112457
The hitch was delivered in just a few days, earlier than expected. The hitch was exactly as described. The dealership attached the hitch to our Keystone Outback 298RE and Excursion without any problem. Our trip from Ohio to Colorado went without incident even though we traveled through wind, rain and snow. Hooking up the trailer with the SwayPro was no problem and very easy to use. 68467
by: Jacie M.06/23/2015
Just took out of the box and hooked it all up. Took less than an hour to get everything out of the box and hooked up to my 36' TT. Quality looks really impressive. I know what quality looks like as my family business owns a high end sheet metal and fabrication shop. This is something if we made it would look like. I had my engineer look at it and he was impressed ! I hope this hitch, for the money, is worth it. I will write another review after the 4th of July when I haul it down the road and put it through testing. 206620
So far the product works as advertised and was fairly east to install. It is far easier than other systems that we have had to hitch and unhitch. There seems to be little to no sway while trailering our 35' TT. As always etrailer was fantastic and delivered exactly as promised faster than expected. I will continue to use etrailer in the future. The only suggestion that I have for this product is that the tool for locking the chains up would be even better if the handle was rubber dipped. 62103
by: Carl W.09/18/2015
Ordered the Blue Ox BXW1000. The ordering process was easy and the item shipped right away. I received it very quickly and shipping was FREE! A good thing when your order weighs almost 100 pounds. Installation was straight forward. I have not had a chance to tow with the new hitch, but I am looking forward to not hearing all the pops and snaps I heard with the old Husky. I also am looking forward to better sway control. Thanks etrailer! 226321
by: Ronald Cottick03/01/2015
This product does what it says it will do. My trailer was rock solid on the highway with heavy semi traffic all around me. The engaging of the trunnion bars is easy to adjust and engage. Even the installer said when I picked my trailer that installation and set up was much easier than others that he had dealt with. Pricier than most but for the performance and safety factor, well worth the investment. 176524
by: Dan W07/17/2015
Purchased hitch from Etrailer but accidently purchased the wrong size to my dismay there is no order cancel option anywhere on the website so I emailed the customer service 15 mins after purchase then I called in the morning to my dismay they had already shipped it since the shipping department arrives at 5am and they do not get in till 7 am so now I'm stuck paying $80 for the return shipment. 212610
FAST SHIPPING. Heavier than I thought. Well built. Does just what it said it would do. My 20ft' trailer with Tractor / front end loader / & bush hog ( about 8500lbs total weight) pulls better now. Trailer not bucking anymore going down the road and seems to handle better going around curves. Easy to install and setup. No problems here. Would buy from them again. 159252
I got this hitch to tow my 27FB Airstream. It was easy to install and the ride quality is great. I would recommend this setup for anyone towing a trailer with a heavier tongue weight looking for sway prevention. Debora at eTrailer was great to work with and let me know what was in stock and and when I should get my hitch. Thank you. 180126
by: Mike R.06/27/2015
This trailer hitch and anti away system is top notch. I have owned multiple hitches for trailers over the years, but the Blue Ox is the winner. Thanks for a great product! 207714
Well built product-solid product! My friend highly recommended this Blue Ox Sway Bar. I seen it on his truck when he came to our camp. I didn't have one. I'll be using this sway bar real soon. USA made...I hope? No Blue Ox Bull - from China. Keep on working hard, Ron 67772
by: steve L.05/02/2015
product was easy to install, and came as described, its my first purchase of any weight distribution system so I really have nothing to compare it to, I chose this one based on other customer reviews and ease of install 189402
by: Bill M04/28/2014
This is one of the best products I have purchased. It works even better than I thought it would. The item was delivered on time and in great condition. Very nice people to do business with. 127805
Concrned that prodiuct is different than ordered. No thumb screw or set screw for adjustments that are shown on site and item ordered. 43565
by: Matt P06/30/2015
The only complaint so far is having to buy a socket to put the ball onto the hitch. All the other installation went easily. 208433
Easy to install and set up. A novice should be able to tackle this job. The only extra tool needed was a 1-1/8" socket. 208996
by: Jeff T11/03/2012
The hitch was as discribed. I am completely satisfied. Fast shipping and good communications about shipping information. 58773
by: kevin t07/09/2015
Once again you have exceeded my expectations on price and delivery time. Thank you etrailer.com. 210464
by: Anthony Mercado08/07/2015
This unit is very impressive great suggestion it looks like I can pull a house looks great 217651
Just got the Hitch appears to be very well built will try it out this weekend 171296
by: Mike W06/04/2015
Haven't used it yet, but looks very easy to install & is very well made!! 200457
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