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. Lowest Prices for the best Weight Distribution from Blue Ox. Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Trunnion - 10,000 GTW, 1,000 TW part number BXW1000 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Trunnion - 10,000 GTW, 1,000 TW

Blue Ox Weight Distribution

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Code:   BXW1000

Retail:$695.00

Price:$599.99


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Blue Ox Weight Distribution - BXW1000

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.


Features:

  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Built-in sway control helps to prevent trailer sway
    • Constant tension in trunnions helps force trailer in line
    • Rotating lift brackets ensure that chains are tight and secure to keep spring bars from moving
  • Trunnion spring bars flex for a controlled, even ride
    • Automatically lock in place and easily remove
  • No pins or clips needed - self-locking devices function throughout system
    • Easy-to-operate bracket locks automatically secure rotating brackets in place and release with push of lock pin
  • 2 Grease zerks inside head assembly make maintenance simple and clean
  • Unique, rotating-latch lift brackets connect spring bars to trailer
    • Quick and simple to use - insert lift chain into slot and rotate bracket with wrench
    • Clamp-on design - no drilling needed
  • Required tilt is built into head assembly - no adjustment needed
  • Powder coated steel construction
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, lift chains, rotating lift brackets with handles, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 750 lbs - 1,000 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Lift-bracket positioning: mount about 29" back from hitch ball
  • Shank length: 10" from center of hitch pin hole to end of shank
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 13"
    • Rise: 10-3/4"
    • Drop: 0"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ BXW1000Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
n/a

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.


Selecting a Weight Distribution System

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.


Unique Features of Blue Ox SwayPro

Blue Ox SwayPro Spring Bars

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.


Blue Ox SwayPro Rotating Latch Brackets

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.


Built-In Tension Stops Sway

Blue Ox SwayPro System with Built-In Sway Control Hooked Up

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.



BXW1000 Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Hitch - Clamp On Brackets - 10,000 lbs







Video of Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Trunnion - 10,000 GTW, 1,000 TW


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.



Video Transcript for Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System with Sway Control in a clamp-on design. For demo purposes as well as the quick installation, we're going to be using part number BXW1000. This SwayPro weight distribution system that we're using today is rated for 10,000 pounds maximum gross trailer weight with a maximum 1,000-pound tongue weight. Now we're going to go ahead and take our vehicle and the trailer for a test drive with the original set up. There's no weight distribution or no sway protection or prevention on our set up as it stands. Go ahead and show you how much movement as well as how uneasy the feel the tow vehicle has.

There's a lot of sway or side-to-side motion with the weight of the trailer. Now let's go ahead and begin how we would install our new Blue Ox SwayPro system. We've gone ahead and made sure that our trailer and our tow vehicle are parked in a straight line. We've gone ahead and disconnected the trailer from the tow vehicle. Now that we have everything disconnected, we can go ahead and scoot our tow vehicle forward a little bit. Now that we have the trailer unhitched from the tow vehicle, we can go ahead and level the trailer up itself.

You can see we have our trailer level. With our trailer level, we can turn our attention over to our tow vehicle. We need to remove the existing ball mount. Next, we're going to need to go ahead and measure the coupler here on our trailer and when we measure up, the top here we got 21 inches with the trailer level. There's one additional we need to go over here on the head of the SwayPro. You'll notice there's two little grease fittings here.

You will need to grease these periodically so that your SwayPro gives you long life and everything stays lubricated like it should. Next, were going to go over here and here's our shank that goes into the receiver. You'll notice that it has seven holes on it because it can go either this way or this way. For this particular vehicle, we're going to put it going up. It does have a 0 to 5 inch adjustability built into it so depending on your particular tow vehicle and trailer, it is adjustable.We'll go ahead and put our receiver shank into the receiver.

Put our 5/8 pin and clip in to secure it. Next, we're going to need to put the hitch head under the shank that's in the receiver. Now, we need to get a measurement of the top of the ball which you will need to supply separately. It does not come with the Blue Ox SwayPro system. You need the top of the ball measurement to be one to two inches higher than your coupler height. For our instance today, were at 21 inches on the trailer coupler height so we need to be 22 to 23 inches to the top of the ball. We're just going to temporarily set the ball in the hitch head for now so we can get our adjustment. Go ahead and slide the head onto the receiver. We'll take a couple of the 3/4 inch bolts. Just go through the holes to hold it in place for now. Now that we just have it temporarily set up, we can go ahead and take another measurement and from the ground to the top of the ball here, we are at 23 inches, so we're within the 1 to 2-inch height difference so this looks like thats a good location to secure the head to the receiver shank. While we may have been able to get our height needed with the receiver shank here flipped over to help eliminate any possibility of dragging or hitting something with this part hanging down, we went ahead and flipped it over. As you can see where there's still plenty of clearance. You don't have anything dragging here. It'll all depend on your particular application whether this is facing up or facing down. Now the ball we're using today is an inch and a quarter diameter shank so it fits in the head properly. If your ball only has a 1 inch shank, they do supply a coupler tha'tll go over it like that and drop into place taking up the excess room in the head of the receiver here. The hitch ball the we're using today is a 2-5/16 diameter with a 12,000-pound maximum gross trailer weight rating and its part number 19286. Here's the Loctite that we'll need to add to each of the threads here before we install the 3/4 inch lock nut and 3/4 inch hex nut for each. The red Loctite that we'll be using today is Loctite Thread Locker 262, part number LT37420. Next, we can go ahead, tighten down the hardware here. With the hardware tightened down, we'll go ahead and torque it down to the manufacturers specification. Next, you're going to need to secure the ball to the hitch head. To make things a little bit easier, I'm going to go ahead and flip over our whole set up here in the receiver. It makes things a little bit easier. If you turn it sideways like that, it'll make things a little bit easier to torque down the nut that secures the hitch ball. We'll need to install the lock washer that comes with the ball as well as the nut. We'll go ahead and tighten and torque down the ball to the manufacturers specification. Now that we have the hitch ball torque down, again make sure that you follow the manufacturers instructions for mounting the hitch ball to the head of the receiver.We'll go ahead and turn the whole thing back to the upright position. Line up the hitch pin hole. Put our 5/8 pin back in place as well as the clip. Go ahead and take another quick measurement to make sure we're still where we were before, right at 23 inches still. Our coupler height is at 21 so we should be good. Now, we're ready to go ahead and hook back up to our trailer. We'll go ahead and raise the trailer back up so we can back our tow vehicle underneath the coupler and we can hitch things up. We can go ahead and lower our trailer down under the ball. Next, we're going to need to measure back 29 inches from the center of our coupler along our frame here on our trailer. Go ahead and put a mark here on our trailer. Go ahead and repeat that same process over on the other side. Here's what our rotating latches look like. They come with this larger bolt but depending on your frame of your trailer, you may need to replace the bolt with this shorter one. It will all depend on how wide your trailer is or if this bolt here is too long and has an obstruction. You do get two of these with the kit as well if you need to replace them. In our particular application, this particular short bolt is too short to work properly so we'll be using the longer bolt that's already installed. You'll notice that it also a jam nut here once everything is installed. We'll go ahead and line up the bolts here with our mark we made. Go ahead and get that centered up.Then go ahead and just hand-tighten down the bolt in the back for now. Go ahead and repeat that same process over on the other side. Setting up the Blue Ox system itself is identical except for the bars are different and you can tell by the different dots underneath which size kit you have. The way you can tell the difference, just by looking at them it's kind of hard to do that but when you look right here, there's these little dimples or dots. Three dots means that its a 1,000-pound spring bar. Just for comparison, we have one here. It looks identical to it but this one here only has one dot on it. That means its a 550-pound bar. They range anywhere from no dots which is a 350-pound bar all the way up to five dots which is a 2,000-pound bar. After we have our spring bar in, kind of hold up where it would be, i'ts going to be right in the middle.We can go ahead and tighten and torque down the nut to the manufacturers specification. Once that's done, we can go ahead and take the jam nut. Tighten that down as well. Go ahead and tighten down our nut here. Go ahead and torque it down then. Then go ahead and tighten down the jam nut. We'll then go ahead and repeat the same process over on the other side. Let's go over a little more detail how the bar slides in to the head of the hitch. Theres a hole drilled into it right here. Tha'ts what lines up with this little release mechanism right here. You want to make sure that that's always facing up. You'll slide it into place until that drops back down in securing the bar in position. Now let's go ahead and show you how to connect one of the bars in with the latch mechanism. We've gone ahead with the trailer coupler to the ball. We've used the trailer jack to raise up the front end of the trailer as well as help hold up the weight on the back end of the tow vehicle. We've gone up pretty high as you can see. That'll make connecting our bar here a lot easier. A good starting point is to have about three lengths visible on the bottom of this latch mechanism here once it's flipped back into position. Let's go ahead and go over how these work. You pull the handle here and that releases them. Allows them to pivot down and then as you turn it using the handle, locks it back into place. We'll go ahead and show you how one works. Go ahead and take the chain. There's a little groove built into the mechanism here, drops in like that. The chain into position and by having the trailer jacked up like this, it makes it much easier to turn this mechanism right here into position. Take the bar. Turn it counterclockwise until you hear it snap or lock into position. You notice that there's a lot of tension on the bar and it also does have some bow to it or flex to it. That is what it's supposed to do, that is normal. That's what helps with the weight distribution as well as stopping any sway to the trailer. We'll go ahead and repeat that same process over on the other side. With both of the bars connected, we can go ahead and lower the trailer down.We've gone and taken the weight off the jack so all the weight is on the vehicle now. Let's go back over here to our level on the side of trailer. If you'll see here, if you remember from the beginning, we started at four and four with the trailer level not hooked to the tow vehicle at all and now that we are hooked to the tow vehicle, we are level on the trailer. We're pretty well right where we want to be set on the height of the hitch head as well as the tension on the bars. Now we'll go ahead and take it out for another test drive and show you what it looks like with the new Blue Ox SwayPro hooked up to our trailer. Now that we have our new Blue Ox SwayPro system installed, you can see how much better the vehicle handles pulling this trailer. Theres a lot less movement in the vehicle and you have a lot more secure or stable feeling in your tow vehicle as you're going down the road. You don't have any sway or movement of the trailer. Let's go ahead and get a baseline of what our vehicle is without the trailer connected to it at all. From the ground to the bottom of the wheel well, we're about 36-1/4 inches. Come up to the front here and were about 35-1/8 to 35-1/4 inches from the ground to the bottom of the wheel well. Now let's go ahead and take some measurements now that we have our SwayPro set up on the vehicle. From the ground to the bottom of the wheel well, we have 35 inches here at rear. We move up to the front, it appears at the front we have about 35-1/8. We're pretty even with the Blue Ox SwayPro set up on our vehicle and trailer and that'll do it for our quick look as well as installation of the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System with sway control and the clamp-on style.


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Customer Reviews

Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Trunnion - 10,000 GTW, 1,000 TW - BXW1000

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (40 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.


- BXW1000

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





Comments

Well still very pleased with the Blue OX! Awesome hitch and all of my camping buddies are amazed at how easy this unit it to hook up.

Alan B - 01/11/2015

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by: Todd03/02/2013


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





Comments

What is your tongue weight on the blue ox ? I have a Keystone outback 277RL 35 feet and looking at a blue ox 1500 tw and wondering if this the proper one to buy.

comment by: Harry M - 06/29/2015


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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






- BXW1000

by: Chris12/27/2012


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






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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






- BXW1000

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






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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






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by: JOHN11/04/2014


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






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by: Stephen03/22/2015


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






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by: Ronald02/25/2013


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






- BXW1000

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






- BXW1000

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






- BXW1000

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






- BXW1000

by: William06/10/2012


Concrned that prodiuct is different than ordered. No thumb screw or set screw for adjustments that are shown on site and item ordered. 43565





Comments

William,The system you received is correct. Blue Ox has updated their weight distribution system and removed the thumb screw to help simplify the install and set up. Blue Ox has found that the tilt built in to the system is sufficient for the WD system. Well be updating the photos as soon as their available.

Patrick B - 10/02/2012

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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






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by: Rich07/03/2015


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






- BXW1000

by: Jeff T11/03/2012


The hitch was as discribed. I am completely satisfied. Fast shipping and good communications about shipping information. 58773






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by: kevin t07/09/2015


Once again you have exceeded my expectations on price and delivery time. Thank you etrailer.com. 210464






- BXW1000

by: RL01/27/2015


Just got the Hitch appears to be very well built will try it out this weekend 171296






- BXW1000

by: Mike W06/04/2015


Haven't used it yet, but looks very easy to install & is very well made!! 200457






- BXW1501

by: Bill R10/01/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


Finally got around to installing the Blue Ox Sway Pro hitch with bolt on chain latches. The process was straight forward after viewing youtube vids, taking time to be sure all my measurements were correct. With the bolt on chain latches you do not get many chances to get it right. I could not use clamp on as my V-nose RV did not have room above the frame to clear the clamp on latch.. drilling was a pain as clearances on my frame were tight and I had to go around a electrical junction box on the inside of the frame.. but once on, it was a breeze to set up. The overall quality of the hitch was great and I don't miss having to set the angle of the hitch head (it's fixed) making the only adjustments necessary was hitch height and chain length. I initially set mine up using 9 links on the chain, but once I got out on the road, I noted the RV was riding nose low so I went up to 10 links on the chain. Now the truck and RV are level, the truck rides and handles as I expected. I have not had the rig out on a long haul, so I can't comment about the sway control of the hitch.Truck is a 2013 Ford F150 ecoboost, max tow 3.73 gears, rv is a 6600lb (empty) V-nose 25ft toy hauler. I like the chain latch set up. Easy to use especially on a V-nose trailer. The concept of sway control with the short length chain is feasible and after this week trip (with some interstate time), I will report back if it doesn't work as advertised. All in all I am happy with the hitch and of course happy with the eTrailer purchasing process. 102170


Comments

A year later and we have used this hitch many, many times and couldnt be happier with the purschase. Hook up is a breeze. Have had the chance on several occasions to get on the Interstate with the big trucks and wind and the sway control works. I am very pleased with the hitch. Thanks Blue Ox and eTrailer!

Bill R - 10/01/2014

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- BXW1500

by: Aaron P.02/04/2015

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


I replaced a broken old Eaz-lift hitch with this one on a 10k cargo trailer. The difference in ride quality is night and day. Well worth the step up in price. I feel like I'm driving a Cadillac compared to before. Set-up was easy, instructions were clear and concise. I greatly enjoyed not having to set the angle as it is built in. (Less to adjust, less that can go wrong/break). I do a lot of backing up at sharp angles as I use my trailer for food deliveries in tight spaces behind small restaurants/stores. I've not had any issues with this hitch while doing so. My load weights also vary greatly from beginning to end of day (full vs. empty). It is as smooth empty as it is full. The bars have a broad tongue weight rating range which works great for my application! I've not had it long enough to comment on long-term durability, but it is built tough and engineered smart. I expect it to last as long as I do. You get what you pay for. Great product! 172406



- BXW0550

by: David Reed04/30/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


This weight distribution system is the best. It is easy to install and if you need to put it on a different trailer that has a different weight you just have to buy new distribution bars. 78458


Comments

This system works great. Needs to have a better system to lock in the parts that go on your trailer rails. Sometime they come loose.

David R - 05/02/2014

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- BXW0750

by: Aaron06/18/2015

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


I contacted Blue Ox before ordering this setup. Gave them all the weight specs on my Tow vehicle and trailer. They recommended this weight range setup. Installation was clearly explained within the instructions included. Unfortunately I could not get the hitch to transfer any weight to the front of the truck nor could I get the truck to level out after connecting to the trailer, even after applying maximum preload to the spring bars. Leveling the trailer was simple, but weight transfer was not possible. I've requested an RMA to return this setup to Etrailer. I reinstalled my original Equalizer hitch setup that worked fine just noisy when making tight turns. I thought the Blue Ox would be an improvement. 204314



- BXW1500

by: James H06/15/2014

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


I have been using the Blue Ox SwayPro WD Hitch for 1,500 tongue weight on our 30' Arctic Fox travel trailer for one year now. No regrets as this hitch has been an easy to setup and use and it seems to do it's job nicely. Due to the height of our trailer's hitch I ordered a Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank to use with the SwayPro and the pair work great together. 135639



- BXW1500

by: Bruce Snow03/12/2015

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


Excellent company and product. After dealing with in my opinion less than professional dealership sending me on the road with a hitch setup at half the weight capabilities of what was required I was very pleased at the service and speed of delivery of this product. The installation of the hitch was simple and i quickly installed the hitch at about $200 savings from a supposed rock bottom price of the dealer. I feel safe now Great work etrailer Poor work Dick Gore 178002



- BXW1503

by: Scott G05/07/2015

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


The product is great but the customer service needs to be dealt with. I ordered what I thought was the right sway controll bar and they sent me the wrong one to start with, then I ordered the right one and they sent it to me, but I have yet to recieve my credit on my card. They told me a week ago that it was already back to you and I don't understand why we have not recieved our credit on our card yet. Scott Gard 191085



- BXW2001

by: Tim S06/04/2015

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


Everything I ordered worked perfect the Primus IQ proportional braking system went in my truck in five minutes. This was possible because of ordering the wiring harness for my vehicle. Worth every dime. The blue ox distribution hitch and sway bar works perfectly and very easy to install. I am a real person and would recommend etrailer for all your needs delivery was quick and free shipping a real plus. 200607



- BXW1500

by: Glen05/16/2015

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


Blue Ox hitch was relatively easy to install and set up. Haven't had a chance to get on the road with it but from another I know it should do just fine. Customer Service was great. They got me all the things I wanted but didn't find on the website. Hitch arrived in less than a week. Jena checked with me a couple of times to make sure I was satisfied and ask if I had any questions. 193595



- BXW1500

by: Steve H05/30/2015

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


Very good quality, have not used it yet as trailer it is for is still being built. Looking forward to connecting all and testing it out. Customer service was great. The add showed a 2 inch receiver when in fact it required a 2 1/2 inch. Was caught before shipping and the correct one was shipped. Good service,had it in 4 days Steve 198877



- BXW2000

by: Craig07/27/2015

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


The hitch was delivered today. Everything arrived in good condition and I was pleasantly surprised that the hitch has a 2 1/2" shank. The hitch seems to be very well made. The welds are nice and the finish (powder coat?) looks great. I'm looking forward to getting this mounted and taking the trailer out for a trip. 214850



- BXW2000

by: Joe G.12/12/2014

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


The load leveler I purchased was shipped in a most timely manner, arrived quickly, and the order was complete. I am very impressed with both the Blue Ox load leveler and in the service provided by etrailer.com. 165383



- BXW1500

by: Brian H04/21/2015

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As always Etrailer was great to work with and gets the product to you extremely fast. I ordered on Thursday night late and received it on Tuesday morning with standard shipping. 187250



- BXW1503

by: Matt S.07/24/2015

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Simple to order, received on-time, in good condition, simple to setup, and works well. Can't expect more from an online transaction. Well done. 214112



- BXW1500

by: Dale C07/16/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


Extremely quick delivery and great service from etrailer. The communication was excellent. Haven't had the change to install the hitch yet. 89774



- BXW2000

by: Dave M.05/15/2014

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The Blue Ox Weight Distribution hitch is a great product. It makes towing of large trailers much easier and substantially reduces sway. 130900



- BXW2001

by: Jerry S.03/22/2014

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I would have given excellent however one release pop pin disappeared after first use. Other than this it is a nice product. 121764


Comments

This usually happens when the release pins are pulled too hard. It does not take much to get the bar to release. We will be in touch about a replacement.

Patrick B - 03/24/2014

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- BXW1500

by: Larry T.06/25/2015

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


Gas in my truck, butter on my biscuit and a Blue Ox Sway Pro ! Life does't get any better 207226



- BXW0550

by: J09/25/2012

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Haven't installed it yet, but it's built like a tank... 55752



- BXW1500

by: Chester A.11/18/2011

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


Easy to Install, have not tried on the road yet. 27096

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  • How to Choose the Correct Blue Ox Weight Distribution System for a Nash 25C Trailer
  • The key to choosing the correct weight distribution system is choosing a system that can support the total tongue weight of your towing setup. The total tongue weight includes the loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer as well as the weight of any cargo loaded in the tow vehicle behind the rear axles. If you find that the loaded tongue weight of your trailer plus the weight of any cargo loaded behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle weigh more than 750 lbs, then you will...
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  • Weight Distribution for Chevy Silverado 1500 and Toy Hauler Trailer with 860 lbs Dry Tongue Weight
  • When choosing weight distribution you need to go by the total tongue weight. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. A dry tongue weight of 860 pounds means that when loaded it is bound to be more so you will want a system with a tongue weight capacity range high enough to cover the loaded tongue weight. Tongue weight is typically 10 to 15 percent...
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  • Availability of Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System # BXW1000 With Rotating Latch Bracket
  • Yes, I do sell the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System, part # BXW1000 with the Signature Series rotating latch bracket. The rotating latch brackets will allow you to clear obstacles that are mounted above the trailer frame. See photo of the Signature Series rotating latch bracket. The Blue Ox SwayPro system # BXW1000 has a gross towing weight capacity of 10,000 lbs and a tongue weight range of 750 lbs to 1,000 lbs. When choosing a weight distribution system, you will want one...
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  • Best Weight Distribution Recommendation for a Trailer with 975 lb Tongue Weight
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached an FAQ on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You want to pick a system where the loaded tongue weight falls right into the middle of the tongue weight range of the system. Since your tongue weight is 975 lbs I would...
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  • Blue Ox Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 2014 Keystone Outback Terrain
  • Sounds like you have the Titan Hitch Box Extension # RP45292 at 24 inches. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow, this figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached an FAQ on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. Since your tongue weight is 785 lbs dry it's safe to assume that when loaded it will be more...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 7500 lb Travel Trailer
  • Of the three systems you mentioned I would go with the Trunnion Bar Strait-Line Weight Distribution # RP66084 because of the sway control system that proactively works to prevent sway before it starts. Also because the general consensus around etrailer.com is that trunnion systems are the better design. The bars are very easy to remove and install in the head. Since there is no bend in them, they are considered stronger and more durable. Since the head does not come down and the bars do...
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  • Trailer Sways with the Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution System # BXW1000
  • Your truck, trailer and weight distribution system all appear to be compatible with each other, If you are still experiencing sway after installing the Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution System, # BXW1000, there are a few things we can look at. The first thing that I would look at is the tongue weight of the trailer. The tongue weight of the trailer, when it is loaded and ready to tow, should be 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. If the tongue weight is too light or too heavy,...
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  • Selecting a Weight Distribution/Sway Control System for Travel Trailer With 800-lbs Tongue Weight
  • The Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution with Sway Control that you referenced, part # BXW1000, is a good choice for 2-inch trailer hitches and trailers with a tongue weight between 750 - 1000-lbs. Please note that your hitch must be rated for use with weight distribution; this will be indicated on its safety sticker. The key measure for selecting a weight distribution/sway control system is the fully-loaded trailer tongue weight, just as it will be equipped when you hit the road. This...
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  • Selecting Properly Tuned Weight Distribution System for Travel Trailer Towed by 2014 Silverado 1500
  • Selecting a weight distribution/sway control system for your trailer requires you to measure your actual fully-loaded trailer tongue weight with all gear, supplies and equipment loaded exactly as it will be when you are on the road. Trailer dry hitch weight is not enough to select the correct system. Also, you need to add to the trailer's measured tongue weight the weight of anything in the truck bed that sits on or behind the rear axle, let's say a fully-loaded cooler, generator, etc....
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  • How to Determine the Correct Rise or Drop Needed for a Weight Distribution Shank
  • If you go over the options, see link, ahead of time then you will not have to worry about returning a shank to get a different one! Basically, you will need to determine what rise or drop you will need in order to tow the trailer level and then get a shank that has the proper amount of rise or drop. I have included a link to an FAQ article that covers ball mounts but the same technique is used to determine the rise or drop needed for a weight distribution shank. Shanks for the Blue...
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  • Weight Distribution/Sway Control System for 23-Foot Trailer Pulled by 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • Selection of a weight distribution/sway control system hinges primarily on the trailer's fully-loaded ready-to-tow tongue weight. Dry weight does not tell you what capacity system you'll need for proper weight distribution to your tow vehicle's front wheels. The system you referenced, Reese # RP66020, works with trailers whose fully-loaded tongue weight ranges from 200 - to 600-lbs and so this would likely be too light a system for your trailer's empty weight of 550-lbs. The linked article...
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  • Blue Ox Weight Distribution Bracket Location on Trailer with Cargo Tray Installed
  • Thank you for including a photo of your A-frame trailer which has a cargo tray interfering with installation of your Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution system # BXW1000. We can help you! Although an inch does not sound like much, and in many instances such a small deviation from the specified installation instructions might be okay, in the case of a weight distribution system I do not recommend installing the system contrary to the manufacturer instructions. Blue Ox offers their...
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  • How to Determine the Right Blue Ox Weight Distribution System for a 20 Foot Toy Hauler
  • To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Based on a loaded weight of 5700 pounds (3900 for the trailer plus 1800 pounds of cargo) the tongue weight will likely be 570 to 855 pounds if not higher. Based on that I recommend going with the higher capacity...
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  • Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution System for 2012 F150 Towing a Hemisphere 282rk w/ 690lbs TW
  • The first step in choosing a weight distribution/sway control system is to determine the tongue weight of the trailer when it is fully loaded and ready to tow. To that figure, you add the weight of any gear stowed behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle to arrive at what we call the Total Tongue Weight, or TTW. I have linked you to an article that describes a few ways to determine this. If your TTW falls into the 750-1000 lb tongue weight capacity range of the # BXW1000 Sway Pro system,...
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  • Weight Distribution and Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2011 Nissan Frontier
  • For a weight distribution system that offers sway control and the ability to backup without removing the spring bars or sway control, I recommend looking at our Blue Ox SwayPro systems. I have attached a link to all of the SwayPro systems for you to check out. In order to choose the best weight distribution for your truck and trailer, you will want to determine the total tongue weight of your towing setup. The total tongue weight will include the loaded and ready to tow tongue weight...
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  • Can a Trailer be Backed Up when Using Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution
  • You can back up with a Blue Ox Sway Pro system, such as # BXW1000, installed on your trailer. You might find that during tight maneuvers it may become necessary to remove the spring bars but those times are situational and it would be best to have a spotter when backing up so you know the limitations of the system in any given situation. You can avoid any issue by always removing the spring bars, no matter the situation, if it is feasible for you.
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  • Best Weight Distribution System w Sway Control Recommendation for Trailer with 1k Tongue Weight
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached an FAQ on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. Since your tongue weight is right at 1,000 lbs you want to pick a system that has a tongue weight range that your tongue weight falls right in the middle of. Because of...
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  • Drop Shank Recommendation for a Blue Ox Weight Distribution System
  • The shank that came with your # BXW1000 should have 7 holes in it. For a shank that you could replace yours with that would give you an additional 2 holes you would want the part # BXW4002. This would allow your trailer to sit level.
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for Pulling Car Hauler Trailer with Varying Weight Loads
  • The key for a weight distribution system to properly move trailer tongue weight forward to the tow vehicle's front axle is to match the system to the trailer's fully-loaded tongue weight. Systems rated too low will not have enough tension to redistribute the trailer weight forward and systems rated too high for the actual tongue weight can result in jumpy or erratic handling. In addition to your trailer's measured tongue weight you need to include in the equation the weight of anything...
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  • Need Longer Shank for Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BXW1000
  • If your Blue Ox SwayPro weight distribution shank is not long enough for your application you can use a replacement shank from Blue Ox or another manufacturer such as Reese. Please note that the shank supplied with # BXW1000 has a height adjustment range of 13-inches (a drop of 1-1/2-inches up through a rise of 11-1/2-inches) along with a shank length of 10-inches. The replacement shank you referenced, part # BXW4002, has a height adjustment range of 12-inches and a shank length of...
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  • Will Anti-Sway Bar Mount Interfere with Installation of Blue Ox SwayPro # BXW1000 Frame Brackets
  • The holes that were drilled in your trailer frame for the original sway control bar should have no effect on the installation of the Blue Ox SwayPro # BXW1000. But if the attachment bracket for that original sway control unit is still affixed to the frame then there is a chance it might interfere with the spring bar lift brackets. The lift brackets for the Blue Ox SwayPro # BXW1000 will mount to your trailer frame 29-inches from the hitch ball. (This is the distance from the center...
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  • Weight Distribution for 2012 Toyota Tundra and 6,250 Pound 2014 Cougar Travel Trailer
  • If the 780 pounds is the dry tongue weight of the trailer then there is a little more information needed to select the best weight distribution system for your needs. You need to go by the total tongue weight which is the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow plus the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The Blue Ox system that you selected # BXW1500 is rated for 1,000 to 1,500 pounds tongue weight and would be too heavy of a system...
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  • Recommendation for Shank with Greater Drop Than One Included with Blue Ox SwayPro # BXW1000
  • After going over the information that you provided, I recommend going with the 9 Hole Weight Distribution Shank, # BXW4002. This is going to put the top of the hitch ball 4 inches lower than where it is currently at when using the shank included with the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System, # BXW1000. The 11 Hole Weight Distribution Shank, # BXW4004, would give you more than what you really need. This hitch would give you the option of putting the hitch ball 6-1/2 inches lower...
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  • Weight Distribution System for A 2006 Cadillac Escalade Towing a 7000 lb Carmate Trailer
  • Weight distribution systems are selected according to the tongue weight of the trailer being towed. For a 7000 lb capacity Carmate trailer your tongue weight fully loaded and ready to tow should be somewhere between 700 and 850 lbs. A weight distribution system with a tongue weight capacity between 600 and 1,200 lbs like the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System, item # BXW1000, or the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System, item # RP66088, would be the proper choice for a system...
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  • Recommended Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System for Coachman Catalina 273DBS Travel Trailer
  • To choose a weight distribution system, you'll need to first determine the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your travel trailer. To that figure, add the weight of any gear stowed in the truck bed behind the rear axle. I've linked to an FAQ article that explains how to do this. These combined figures comprise the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your set-up. The TTW of your trailer should fall as close as possible to the middle of the effective range of the weight distribution...
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  • Weight Distribution Shank with More Drop for a Blue Ox Sway Pro System
  • The standard shank comes with all of the Blue Ox Sway Pro weight distribution systems but there are others available that offer more rise or drop. Blue Ox shank # BXW4004 offers the most drop, 3-1/2 inches. If your Sway Pro system is the older design with the adjustable head angle you can also adjust the head to help get the trailer level.
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  • Proper Adjustment of a Blue Ox Weight Distribution System
  • Ideally there should be 5 chain links on your Blue Ox weight distribution hitch between the spring bars' ends and the top of the rotating lift brackets. If there are fewer than 5 links you can try adjusting the hitch head back (toward the trailer and away from the tow vehicle) until you have 5 links between them. If this cannot be done you should consider re-installing the system from scratch; the installation instructions are linked for you. For the system to work as intended the angle...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2011 Toyota Sequoia Towing a Dutchmen 27B Aristocrat
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the fully loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to go, you should also include the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached an FAQ article on determining tongue weight for you to check out also. You listed your hitch weight (or tongue weight) as 566 lbs, I am assuming that is an unloaded figure. The Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System w Sway Control...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 7700 GVW Toy Hauler Towed by 2003 Chevy Express 2500
  • Weight distribution systems are typically effective over a range of tongue weights. For instance, the Blue Ox SwayPro you mentioned, # BXW1000 is effective on trailer tongue weights ranging from 750 to 1000 lbs. When choosing a system, you'll want to determine the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer. To that figure, you add the weight of anything stowed in the tow vehicle, behind the rear axle. Toy haulers can get complicated, because sometimes the tongue weight...
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  • Blue Ox or Strait Line Weight Distribution System Comparison
  • I would recommend the Strait Line systems like the # RP66084 over the Blue Ox Systems like the part # BXW1000. Both systems are about the same degree of difficulty to install, but the Strait Line features the only sway control on the market that works to prevent sway before it starts. One of the installers here is also not a fan of the chain hanger brackets of the Blue Ox systems and has told me that he much prefers how the Strait Line systems install. Also, based on the dry weights...
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