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Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Trunnion - 15,000 GTW, 1,500 TW

Blue Ox Weight Distribution

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Code:   BXW1500



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Blue Ox Weight Distribution - BXW1500

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.


  • 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


  • Tongue weight: 1,000 lbs - 1,500 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 15,000 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/ BXW1500Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank

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.

BXW1500 Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Hitch - Clamp On Brackets - 15,000 lbs

Customer Reviews

Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Trunnion - 15,000 GTW, 1,500 TW - BXW1500

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (15 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.

- BXW1500

ratingratingratingratingrating by: James H06/15/2014

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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

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dale C07/16/2013

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

- BXW1500

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chester A.11/18/2011

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

Reviews for other SwayPro Weight Distribution System with Sway Control :

- BXW1501

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill R10/01/2013

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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

- BXW0550

ratingratingratingratingrating by: David Reed04/30/2013

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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


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


- BXW1000

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris12/27/2012

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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

- BXW1000

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Todd03/02/2013

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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

- BXW1000

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ronald02/25/2013

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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

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Alan B01/10/2014

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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

- BXW1000

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill M04/28/2014

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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

- BXW2000

ratingratingratingratingrating 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

- BXW1000

ratingratingratingratingrating by: William06/10/2012

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


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


- BXW2001

ratingratingratingratingrating 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


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


- BXW1000

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff T11/03/2012

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

- BXW0550

ratingratingratingratingrating by: J09/25/2012

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


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  • Difference Between Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution # BXW1500 and # BXW1501
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