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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

Retail:$695.00

Price:$599.99


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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.

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: 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
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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.


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







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Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System Review

Video Transcript for Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System Review

Today, were 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, were going to be using part number BXW1000. This SwayPro weight distribution system that were using today is rated for 10,000 pounds maximum gross trailer weight with a maximum 1,000-pound tongue weight. Now were going to go ahead and take our vehicle in the trailer for a test drive with the original set up. Theres 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.

Theres a lot of sway or side-to-side motion with the weight of the trailer.Now lets go ahead and begin how we would install our new Blue Ox SwayPro system. Weve gone ahead and made sure that our trailer and our tow vehicle are parked in a straight line. Weve 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, were 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. Theres one additional we need to go over here on the head of the SwayPro. Youll notice theres 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 heres our shank that goes into the receiver. Youll notice that it has seven holes on it because it can go either this way or this way. For this particular vehicle, were 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.Well go ahead and put our receiver shank into the receiver.

Put our 5/8 pin and clip in to secure it. Next, were going to need to put the hitch head under the shank thats 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. Were 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. Well 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 were 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 theres still plenty of clearance. You dont have anything dragging here. Itll all depend on your particular application whether this is facing up or facing down.Now the ball were 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 thatll 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 were using today is a 2-5/16 diameter with a 12,000-pound maximum gross trailer weight rating and its part number 19286. Heres the Loctite that well 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 well 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, well go ahead and torque it down to the manufacturers specification. Next, youre 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, itll make things a little bit easier to torque down the nut that secures the hitch ball. Well need to install the lock washer that comes with the ball as well as the nut. Well 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.Well 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 were still where we we're before, right at 23 inches still. Our coupler height is at 21 so we should be good. Now, were ready to go ahead and hook back up to our trailer. Well 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, were 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. Heres 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 well be using the longer bolt thats already installed. Youll notice that it also a jam nut here once everything is installed. Well 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 its kind of hard to do that but when you look right here, theres 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, its going to be right in the middle.We can go ahead and tighten and torque down the nut to the manufacturers specification. Once thats 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. Well then go ahead and repeat the same process over on the other side. Lets 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. Thats what lines up with this little release mechanism right here. You want to make sure that thats always facing up. Youll slide it into place until that drops back down in securing the bar in position.Now lets go ahead and show you how to connect one of the bars in with the latch mechanism. Weve gone ahead with the trailer coupler to the ball. Weve 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. Weve gone up pretty high as you can see. Thatll 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 its flipped back into position. Lets 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. Well go ahead and show you how one works.Go ahead and take the chain. Theres 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 theres a lot of tension on the bar and it also does have some bow to it or flex to it. That is what its supposed to do, that is normal. Thats what helps with the weight distribution as well as stopping any sway to the trailer. Well 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.Weve gone and taken the weight off the jack so all the weight is on the vehicle now. Lets go back over here to our level on the side of trailer. If youll 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. Were 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 well 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 youre going down the road. You dont have any sway or movement of the trailer. Lets 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, were 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 lets 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. Were pretty even with the Blue Ox SwayPro set up on our vehicle and trailer and thatll 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. .




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   (16 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


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


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


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






- BXW1501

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill R10/01/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System with Sway Control


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

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System with Sway Control


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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- BXW1000

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris12/27/2012

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System with Sway Control


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: Ron I08/09/2014

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System with Sway Control


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

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Todd03/02/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System with Sway Control


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

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System with Sway Control


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

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System with Sway Control


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

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System with Sway Control


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

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System with Sway Control


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

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System with Sway Control


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

170

- BXW2001

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jerry S.03/22/2014

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System with Sway Control


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

3234

- BXW1000

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff T11/03/2012

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System with Sway Control


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






- BXW0550

ratingratingratingratingrating by: J09/25/2012

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System with Sway Control


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




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  • Weight Distribution for a Trailer with Varying Tongue Weight from 400 to 1,500 Pounds
  • No worries, I can help you out with this issue. It is a common question, a varying load. There are weight distribution systems that have a tongue weight capacity range. The widest range is 600 to 1,200 pounds. There is also an 800 to 1,500 pound system. Considering that you can potentially have 1,500 pounds tongue weight you will need a system that goes at least that high. There is a Blue Ox system, # BXW1500, that is rated for up to 1,500 pounds tongue weight and requires a minimum...
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  • How to Pick Out a Weight Distribution System for a 2013 Dodge Ram
  • There are a couple places you can check to determine the weight capacity of your 2013 Dodge Ram, the first place is the hitch itself. It should have a sticker that lists its capacities, or you can check the owners manual, there should be a section on towing that will have the capacities listed as well. Also, if you check the door jamb of your vehicle there should be a GCWR (gross combined weight rating), if you take that figure and subtract the curb weight of your trailer plus the weight...
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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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  • Can a 2000 Dodge Durango Tow a 9,000 Pound Travel Trailer Using Weight Distribution
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the 2000 Dodge Durango owners manual for the towing capacities of the vehicle. From what I could find the max towing capacity of the vehicle is 7,350 pounds. Another possible issue is the tongue weight of the trailer which is typically 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. A trailer weighing 9,000 pounds would have a tongue weight of 900 to 1,350 pounds. Both the trailer hitch and the vehicle would have to be rated at least...
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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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  • Suitability of Weight Distribution Hitch on 20-Ft Car Hauler Trailer that Carries Varying Loads
  • You ask a very good question. A circumstance like yours where you have widely varying loads on your car hauler trailer makes use of a weight distribution hitch something of a challenge. For weight distribution systems to be effective they must be tuned to your trailer's actual loaded tongue weight. The spring bars in these systems are rated for specific tongue weight ranges. If not tuned to the actual tongue weight of your loaded trailer bars that are too stiff will result in erratic...
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  • Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2013 Nissan Armada Towing a Creekside 26bks
  • You are correct, the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System, # BXW1000, would work great for the weight capacities you provided. You will want to keep in mind that the loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer, plus the weight of any cargo loaded in your Armada behind the rear axle must fall within the tongue weight capacity of the weight distribution system. Since your Armada has a maximum tongue weight of 900 lbs, you should have no problem using this system. The Blue...
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