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Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches - 12" Long - 9 Hole Adjustment

Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches - 12" Long - 9 Hole Adjustment

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Shank measures 12" long from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes. 9 Bolt holes let you adjust the height of your Blue Ox SwayPro weight distribution system. Fits 2" receivers. 1-800-940-8924 to order Blue Ox accessories and parts part number BXW4003 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches - 12" Long - 9 Hole Adjustment. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Blue Ox Accessories and Parts - BXW4003

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Trunnion - 4-1/2 In Drop
  • Round - 4-1/2 In Drop
  • Blue Ox
  • 1500 lbs TW
  • Trunnion - 10-1/2 In Rise
  • Round - 10-1/2 In Rise
  • 15000 lbs GTW

Shank measures 12" long from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes. 9 Bolt holes let you adjust the height of your Blue Ox SwayPro weight distribution system. Fits 2" receivers.


Features:

  • Shank slides into your hitch receiver and provides the attachment point for your weight distribution system's head assembly
    • Designed for use with Blue Ox SwayPro weight distribution systems
  • 9 Adjustment holes for attaching the head assembly
    • Lets you level your trailer with your tow vehicle
  • Drop or rise positions available to fit your application
  • Powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity:
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 15,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 1,500 lbs
  • Overall length: 16"
  • 9-Hole weight distribution shank:
    • Total height: 12"
    • Total vertical adjustment: 11-1/4"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole:
    • 12" To the center of the adjustment holes
    • 13" To the front of weight distribution shank
    • 6" To the closest part of the gusset
  • Length from gusset to end of shank: 9"
  • Maximum rise: 10-1/2"
  • Maximum drop: 4-1/2"


Dimensions


BXW4003 Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Shank - 12" - 9 Hole






Customer Reviews

Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches - 12" Long - 9 Hole Adjustment - BXW4003

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (17 Customer Reviews)

Shank measures 12" long from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes. 9 Bolt holes let you adjust the height of your Blue Ox SwayPro weight distribution system. Fits 2" receivers.

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This is the first review I have written, but I know how hard it is to get exactly what you are looking for from the internet so if this helps, then good. I upgraded from a Ram 1500 to a 2018 Ram 2500 and need a new shank for my Blue Ox WD hitch.
I had a 7 hole and I purchased the 9 hole hoping it would do the trick, and it did.

I have a 25 foot camper with an approximate 700 pound HW (Sherline verified) when loaded. I keep everything the family needs, minus food in the camper. When installed at the very bottom, the hitch was about 2 inches or so higher than the coupler. Once the coupler was placed on the hitch, the truck squatted about 1.5 inches. Once the WD hitch was engaged, the coupler came up about half an inch.

The camper is about 1/8th of an inch high from being level. Once the food and the goodies get loaded into the camper and the bed of the truck, I anticipate it being slightly nose down, maybe a few 8th's or a 1/4 maybe.

I have no complaints, the shipping was fast and the purchase was easy. This was my first purchase and I will be doing business with etrailer again.



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I reached out directly to the manufacture. Blue Ox was very responsive and courteous. Etrailer offered a better price than I could get purchasing this product directly through the manufacture. I received the product promptly and it was delivered without flaw. This shank allows me to open my truck tailgate with my travel trailer attached. It is a huge help loading and unloading. I wish that Blue Ox made this part for a 2 1/2 inch receiver. It however works great with an adapter.
Etrailer does a great job and I recommend them to my friends.



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I wish it had an additional hole for the hitch pin. With the extended length I now have to extend the safety chains on my trailer. Either that or I will have to take it to a machine shop and have them drill another hole. Other than that it appears to be a very well built shank. The ball height is still about 1 1/2 inches taller than what it recommended by Airstream but it is better than the 7 hole shank.



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It's a heavy bugger, but it gets the job done. I lifted my trailer so I needed the taller shank to offset the height difference to my truck.



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Excellent service. Posted question and received quick answer. Ordered and received product in 2 days. Product exactly as described. Fantastic experience all the way around.



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Beefy hitch! Well made and works great with my weight distribution setup



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I changed trucks which required a hitch extension piece that would provide for more drop. This part was the OEM replacement providing that extra drop for my Blue Ox SwayPro hitch. eTrailer delivered the product in two days and it met or exceeded all expectations.



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The weight distribution shank I received has 9 adjustment holes instead of the other one I have and it did the trick when I put bolts in hole number 8 and 9 and it leveled the trailer which made me very happy when towing the trailer handled great....



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I bought this shank to connect my Keystone Cougar 24SABWE to my RAM 2500 Diesel truck. The original shank that came with the Blue Ox hitch left my trailer nose high even when the bottom hole was used in the shank. This item solved all those problems. My trailer rides level and I couldn't be happier.



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Everyone I dealt with was knowledgeable and very helpful. Shank I purchased is top quality and accomplished exactly what I needed.


Comments
Works Perfect. High quality product
Stephen - 01/11/2021

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Ordered was filled and arrived ahead of time. So refreshing to deal with a company that values their customers.



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This is a rock hard hitch element. Typical of the blu-ox brand. Fast shipping!



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Works just as it should



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Service is great. Products are top qual ity.



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This was exactly as advertised.



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This is the second order I received from you recently. I am impressed my the speed of fulfilling orders.



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Ask the Experts about this Blue Ox Accessories and Parts



  • What is the Bolt Hole Diameter on the Blue Ox Sway Pro Shank BXW4003
    Weight distribution shanks like the BlueOx Sway Pro # BXW4003 are typically designed as a universal part that can be used with a variety of different weight distribution hitches. The # BXW4003 has 3/4" diameter holes on the shank, which is the universal size, and the holes are 1-1/4" apart spaced center on center so it will fit most weight distribution hitches.
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  • Advantage of Blue Ox Weight Distribution Shank with Longer Shank
    The longer 12 inch shank on the Blu Ox # BXW4003 is just going to push the trailer a few inches further back from the rear of your truck. Adding clearance between the truck and trailer connection can be beneficial to allow space for an accessory you might have mounted in between or to be able to lower the tailgate on the truck with the trailer still connected (if this provides enough space to do on your particular setup). Other than that there's no advantage in terms of strength or performance...
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  • Does Rise and Drop Affect The Capacity of a Weight Distribution Shank?
    Weight distribution shanks like the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank for 9 Hole Adjustment item # BXW4003 have a weight capacity of 15,000 lbs for maximum gross trailer weight and a maximum tongue weight of 1,500 lbs. That capacity is for any position on the shank. You will want to make sure your lowest rated capacity, be it the receiver hitch, weight distribution system, or your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is high enough for your 5,000 lbs trailer.
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  • Weight of Blue Ox BXW4002 and BXW4003 Weight Distribution Shanks
    The Blue Ox SwayPro # BXW4002 shank weighs in at just under 25 lbs, and the # BXW4003 weighs about 29 lbs.
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  • Are Rock Tamers for 2015 Ram 1500 Compatible with BlueOx SwayPro Weight Distribution
    So long as you have at least 1" of clearance between the back of the shank of your Blue Ox SwayPro and the trailer hitch receiver opening on your 2015 Ram 1500 you can use the Rock Tamers Heavy-Duty, Adjustable Mud Flap System for 2" Hitches # ERT00108. If there isn't, you can just use a longer shank, like the 12" long Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches # BXW4003.
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  • How to Determine if Shank on Blue Ox SwayPro BXW1000 has Correct Rise or Drop
    The short answer is it's very likely to work, but there are different measurements needed than the ones you gave. In order to determine if the maximum 8 inch rise or 2 inch drop of the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution with Sway Control - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW # BXW1000 is correct, here are the measurements you need: - From the ground to the top of the hitch receiver opening. - From the ground to the bottom of the coupler You will need to use the "rise" on the shank if the coupler...
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  • Maximum Drop For Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution BLU75FR
    The maximum amount of drop for the 6-hole shank is 1-1/2 inches for the Blue Ox system you asked about: - Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution with Sway Control # BLU75FR This system fits 2 inch receivers and is designed for total tongue weights between 800 lbs and 1,2000 lbs. If you need more drop you can get up to 4-1/2 inches by adding a different shank, the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank # BXW4003.
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  • Recommended Replacement Shank for Blue Ox Sway Control With Larger Rise or Drop
    To use the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BXW1000 with a vehicle that has a different height, you don't need to replace the entire system, you just may need a longer shank for increased rise or drop. I recommend using the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches - 12" Long - 9 Hole Adjustment # BXW4003.
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  • How to Determine Correct Rise or Drop for Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System
    Determining the correct rise or drop for your Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System # BXW1000 is going to be the same method as determining rise or drop for a standard ball mount. You will just need to measure from the ground to the top of your hitch receiver and from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler, and the difference will be the amount of rise or drop you need. Since it sounds like your hitch sits higher, that means you a shank with the right amount of drop. The...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution For 2006 Ford F-350 With Lift Kit Towing Trailer
    Thank you for the photo of the trailer you are planning on towing. Since you plan on towing a trailer that size I recommend using a weight distribution system with sway control. This would keep the trailer level and the sway control will help keep the trailer steady on the road when passing large trucks and in high winds. The most important thing you need to know when selecting a WD system is the tongue weight and also the trailer weight. Tongue weight is the tongue weight of the trailer...
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount with Long Shank for 2" Ball Mount with 8" Rise
    To answer your question first- Yes. You are able to use the Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Shank # BXW4003 as a standard rise/drop ball mount. To make it a complete towing setup, you need to add the Ball Mount Adapter # BA-1 , which works with shanks that have 1-1/4" adjustment increments. Using this setup will give you around 14" of distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball. The other option, which would be a more economical choice if you don't...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for a Grand Design Reflection 313RLTS
    The best weight distribution system we have for your Grand Design Reflection 313RLTS is the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System part # BXW1500 which is rated for a total tongue weight of 1,000 lbs - 1,500 lbs. This system has both weight distributing and sway control properties. It also has zerk fittings in the head for easy maintenance and rotating-latch lift brackets which make attaching the spring bars easy as well. As long as the frame rails on your trailer do not exceed 2-1/2"...
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  • Taller Weight Distribution Shanks w/ 9 Hole and 11 Hole Adjustments
    It sounds like what you are saying is that when you upgraded to the bigger 2019 Ram 2500 that your receiver was too high on the taller truck and now when you connect to your 2018 Keystone Cougar Trailer the coupler is too low. It sounds like you need a taller shank for your Blue Ox Weight distribution system. I have a couple options for you depending on how low you need to go. The Blue Ox Track Pro Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches item # BLU86FR has an 11 hole adjustment. The Blue...
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  • Is there a Blue Ox Shank Longer Than 12"
    The Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank, part # BXW4003, that you mentioned is in fact the longest shank (at 12") offered by Blue Ox. However, weight distribution shanks are basically the same among the different manufacturers, so you can use a longer one provided by another. If you only needed a little more, then I recommend the Curt Weight Distribution Shank, part # C17122. It's 14" long, has a tongue weight of 1500 pounds, and gives a 5" drop or 11-1/4" for trunnion systems. If...
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  • Weight Distribution and Shank for my Lifted 2012 Gmc Sierra 1500 With 600 lb. Tongue Weight Trailer
    The Husky Center Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control part # HT32217 is a good fit for your truck and trailer combo. As for a shank the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches part # BXW4003. Will allow you to set up the head as a 4.5" drop this is pretty typical for standard height trucks since you have 3.5" lift the Husky Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches part # HT30859 will allow you to get up to 7.5" of drop.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System To Tow An ATC Game Changer 2513 Travel Trailer
    This is a pretty common issue with aluminum frames so we definitely have a options available for you. With that being said, the 8 inch frame height will make things a bit more difficult, but not impossible. First, the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion # C17501 will handle tongue weights from 1,000 pounds up to 1,500 pounds. This will need the Frame Brackets for Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - 8" Frames # C17515 and depending...
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