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Blue Ox Track Pro Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches - 9 Hole Adjustment

Blue Ox Track Pro Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches - 9 Hole Adjustment

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Shank measures 9" long from center of hitch pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes. 9 Bolt holes let you adjust the height of your Blue Ox Track Pro weight distribution system. Fits 2-1/2" receivers. 1-636-306-4830 to order Blue Ox accessories and parts part number BLU26FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Blue Ox Track Pro Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches - 9 Hole Adjustment. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Blue Ox Accessories and Parts - BLU26FR

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Blue Ox

Shank measures 9" long from center of hitch pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes. 9 Bolt holes let you adjust the height of your Blue Ox Track Pro weight distribution system. Fits 2-1/2" receivers.


Features:

  • 2-1/2" Shank slides into your hitch receiver and provides attachment point for your Blue Ox Track Pro weight distribution head assembly
  • 9 Adjustment holes for attaching the head assembly
    • Lets you level your trailer with the head assembly
  • Drop or rise positions available to fit your tow vehicle
  • Powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2-1/2" reciever hitches
  • Overall length: 13"
  • Overall height: 12-1/2"
  • Vertical adjustment height: 11-1/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole:
    • To center of adjustment holes: 9"
    • To front of shank: 10"
  • Maximum rise: 10-1/2"
  • Maximum drop: 4-1/2"
  • Distance between adjustment holes: 1-1/4" center to center


Dimensions of shank


BXW4039 Blue Ox Track Pro Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches - 9 Hole Adjustment






Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Track Pro Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches - 9 Hole Adjustment - BLU26FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

Shank measures 9" long from center of hitch pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes. 9 Bolt holes let you adjust the height of your Blue Ox Track Pro weight distribution system. Fits 2-1/2" receivers.

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Arrived 2 days after it was ordered, packaged perfectly. Customer service was very friendly, efficient when I called for delivery address correction, ( they do not deliver to P.O. BOX ).
Shank is top quality, and fit perfectly to the rest of the Blue Ox Weight Distributing Hitch.




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Excellent service from friendly and professional sales personnel. Fast shipping by their operations team, and my order arrived earlier than promised. What a great experience in this era when most companies’ customer service is pretty dismal! Thanks etrailer, you exceeded my expectations.




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Excellent service and knowledgeable help picking the proper hardware. Care was taken to make tracking available. Thanks for your help.




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This was exactly what I needed. The 2.5” shank makes it easier to install and remove from the truck, without the adapter. It’s a tighter fit without the adapter as well, so less rattle. It also dropped my trailer about 2 more inches from my previous 5-hole receiver, which makes the trailer almost perfectly level behind my 2017 Ram 2500 4x4. Shipping from eTrailer was free and ridiculously fast!




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It just arrived. It was heavy. Give me a break I haven't even opened it yet.




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Review from a similar TrackPro in Accessories and Parts


Bought this to reduce rear sag in truck and you would think installing is pretty common sense but apparently it isn't. Instructions aren't very clear and since sad didn't go away at all, I'm guessing it isn't installed correctly. Instructions need to be MORE clear than they are otherwise you'll need to pay a professional to install it as I have no idea if it's correct or not.


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Please take a look at this attached video starting at the 11:08 mark to make sure you followed the same install instructions as the etrailer installers.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 05/09/2022


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Review from a similar TrackPro in Accessories and Parts


Works well. It's my first time with a distribution hitch, so I've no basis for comparison. I tow a 7200# 30' trailer with a 2007 F-150 (full-timer). It took a few trips to the scales to get things right, since I'm very close to my weight limits. Product arrived without the receiver (damaged box). Etrailer was very quick to provide replacement.

On assembly, I discovered that it was sent with incorrect mounting plates. Blue Ox expedited a parts kit. Overall, it seems to work well. I still have to be careful with wind, or I get pushed around on the road. It's mostly a non-issue.

I've traveled about 5-6K miles, and there is some noticeable wear, scoring, and rust developing where the torsion bars meet the trailer. These parts should be easily replaceable, as long as they're still manufactured. You may want to consider spares once you confirm that you have the correct bars. The friction points can develop metal splinters.

The pivots started showing wear after a long stretch of bouncy highway in Iowa. It was within the 1st 1000 miles, so I'll count this as break-in. I just readjusted the mounting point on the trailer at an overnight stop. I haven't had to adjust it since. The slop in the bushings makes for a greasy mess.

Wear gloves and put a plastic bag over the receiver when you remove it, or you're going to get greasy. Also, be careful of how low the receiver hangs down. I've caught it twice in uneven parking lots. I'm leaving it long, since it helps protect the tongue jack.

It meets expectation. Etrailer and Blue Ox provided excellent customer service. I still took one star, since I was on a deadline with work, and my plans got pushed back two weeks because of this. It shouldn't have happened in the first place, but the customer service from both parties was fantastic.


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With a weight distribution system, you want the loaded tongue weight of your trailer to fall within the middle of the tongue weight range that the weight distribution bars are rated for. The bars that are on this weight distribution system BLU67FR are rated for tongue weights between 600 and 800 lbs. Since you say your trailer weight is 7200 lbs, it is possible that you may be overloading the bars. I would suggest that you measure the exact tongue weight with the trailer loaded. You can measure your exact tongue weight with part # 5780
Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale - 2,000-lb Capacity
$151.25
. If your tongue weight is between 800 to 1,000 lbs, I recommend to switch out the bars with part # BLU52FR
Replacement 1,000-lb Spring Bars for Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution System - Qty 2
$164.41
, which have a higher capacity. If your loaded tongue weight happens to be over 1,000 lbs, then you should use part # BLU32FR
Replacement 1,300-lb Spring Bars for Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution System - Qty 2
$169.43
.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 03/14/2022


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Review from a similar TrackPro in Accessories and Parts


This thing is amazing! I bought this to haul my 24’ car (toy) hauler behind my 03 Suburban which has coil springs instead of leaf springs. This hitch has made a world of difference. I honestly was shocked at the difference it made. It almost feels like I’m not hauling a trailer at all.




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Review from a similar TrackPro in Accessories and Parts


Track Pro Distribution 13K Lb hitch: Delivered within 2 days- box was intact and everything was there. Easy to install with instructions (and a couple of online videos). Used it on a new 36' travel trailer that I was picking up from the dealer so I'm not sure how my 99 GMC 1500 would have performed without it. Reports of 20-30 mph winds that day and I had no issues sway and it kept the trailer completely level.




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Review from a similar TrackPro in Accessories and Parts


I used this twice and then purchased another brand, it did not fit my rig properly. In order to put the arms on the brackets (that are on the trailer) I had to raise the rear of the truck very high. Not fun or safe.


Comments
Using a trailer jack to lift the truck and trailer up a bit to take tension weight off the bars is often an easier way to put them on.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 06/06/2022


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Review from a similar TrackPro in Accessories and Parts


Easy to install haven’t driven the truck yet, but it seems to be doing exactly what it needs too.

Trailer hooked up with the blue ox the rear of the truck sits 4” higher than without. The nose drops about 3/4” compared to no blue ox. Massive difference in the right direction.

The photos are a 2021 4Runner no extra load in the back. Trailers 17’ ~3,500lbs max. I believe about a 350lb tongue weight and was mostly un-loaded.


Comments
You mentioned that your trailer unloaded weight is 350 pounds and I wondered what your loaded tongue weight would be? The reason that I ask if that this systems spring bars have a tongue weight range of 600 to 800 pounds. If the tongue weight of the trailer is under the tongue weight of the bars then it can create a noisier and bumpy ride. I know that you are happy with the system however I wanted to let you know in case this changes. You can always swap out the bars and go with part # BLU82FR
Replacement 600-lb Spring Bars for Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution System - Qty 2
$180.87
which are rated for 200 to 600 pounds.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/13/2022


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Review from a similar TrackPro in Accessories and Parts


Item received timely and in good condition. Installation was rather simple, as the instructions were very good and everything for well. However, on of the pins was missing. This was a minor inconvenience, as I was able to find one at the closest hardware store 10 miles away. This is the only reason this is not a five star rating. Upon completion of installation, pulling my grooming trailer with the water tanks partial or full at greater than 55 mph was no longer a harrowing experience that I often wondered if I would survive. If you pull a trailer often, and it had swaying issues, this product is absolutely necessary.


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I will have our customer service team reach out to you. The manufacturer prefers to have you use the hardware that comes with the system however if you do need to use replacement hardware in a pinch you will want to make sure that it is grade 8 hardware.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/23/2021


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Review from a similar TrackPro in Accessories and Parts


The unit was delivered in about a week, all parts were there, and the instructions were easy to follow. I haven’t pulled my camper any real distance besides moving it around the house but looks like it leveled everything out.

One thing that was more annoying than anything was that the 2 5/16 ball came installed on the unit. According to the e-trailer experts the recommended hitch was 800 lbs tongue weight and 8000 lbs bars. My camper has only a 2” hitch which comes on the 600 / 6000 lbs rated hitch. So I had to remove the installed ball and buy a 2” hitch. Not a deal breaker but it would be nice to have the option to have a 2” installed for those of us needing the heavier bars but the smaller hitch ball.




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I bought this in April '22 for our new trailer. The second day of our trip to Alaska, one of the Retaining Keys with the cotter pin fell off. It was while hooking up to our campsite that we saw it was gone and the spring bar bar had been free of mooring. Luckily we had a C Bolt and duck tape to hold the one sway bar without the retaining key and taped up the other to make sure it didn't fall off on the rest of our journey. When we called Blue Ox they sent two day to AK the two packages of the retaining key w/step. These turned out different than the ones that came on the TracPro and are thicker and shorter - I think these were suppose to come with the TracPro WD/Sway and should have been in the package when we got it. There is too much play between the sring bar and the L Bracket with the Retaining key that was in our order. Pictures for reference. If you order the Blue Ox TracPro, call make and sure you get the correct Retaining Keys with it, you should not have to buy them separately.




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Review from a similar TrackPro in Accessories and Parts


Reliable beast of a hitch. Gives a smooth, sway-free ride with my 28’ trailer towed by a shorter Dodge Durango.




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Very good sway control system; I put it to use on our travel trailer all last summer and never had a problem. I measured the height of the front wheel well, hooked everything up and was using it a couple days after buying it. I had the RV dealership tighten all the bolts to specification and never had an issue since. It's nice not to have to disengage anything when backing in. You may want to purchase spare L brackets; they come in handy if you do something stupid like I did leaving them sitting on the bumper and pulling away. It does require a little upper body strength to get the arms on their brackets so just be prepared for that (If it doesn't, you haven't set it up right). I also carry a breaker bar in my trailer to disengage the arms if needed; it comes in handy. It can be a little noisy but not ridiculously so. We have a Ram 1500 and a 5,000 lb Forest River Gray Wolf trailer.




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Review from a similar TrackPro in Accessories and Parts


Easy to use. Does a good job of reducing bounce and sway. We got hit with a huge sidewind gust in west Texas once that blew our little trailer almost into the next lane, but were able to get it back under control. Winds were 55mph and gusts higher!




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Review from a similar TrackPro in Accessories and Parts


I went through 3 other weight distribution units before I received this blue ox .
It is very simple to install and worked very well so far . We have use it to tow a 23 ft trailer over 10 times with zero issues. Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good WDH




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Review from a similar TrackPro in Accessories and Parts


Had for alittle over a year now. Incredible handling while towing.
Truck 2021 Ram 2500
Trailer 2016 Aerolite 298Resl




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Review from a similar TrackPro in Accessories and Parts


after one year i can say the improvent over distribution and sway is remarkably better than the "chained" system I had. Blue ox is easy to hitch up and very easy to disengage once you were at your destination.




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It went on fairly easy. It weighted more than I thought it would, I have had other WD hitches and it is the hardest one that I have used to hook up the trailer with. the tool to install the weight bars is very hard to use. I have not driven it on the high way but I think it will help my sway problem.




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This is a much better trailer hitch than the one I had before. This one does not have any chains to deal with which was a safety hazard I felt. I like how smooth this one works and how easy it is to operate. I feel the trailer tows so much smoother than using the previous hitch.




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Product arrived carefully packaged. Not installed yet, but looks very high quality. And USA made! Technical support with what hitch I would need for my particular application very helpful. Would buy from your company again.




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We're so glad we spoke with Jaime B at etrailer when we were looking for a weight distribution hitch with anti-sway. She recommended this hitch for our new Grand Design Imagine XLS 17MKE travel trailer. It arrived much sooner than expected and I found the installation to be very straight forward. The quality of the product, materials and fabrication were top notch. I was fortunate that the brackets cleared everything and so I was able to finish all but the test drive in about 2 hours. Highly recommended. Thank you Jaime B!



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