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Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 7-Hole Shank - 13K GTW, 1.3K TW

Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 7-Hole Shank - 13K GTW, 1.3K TW

Item # BLU27FR
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Minimize trailer sway and ensure a level, stable ride with this weight distribution system. Positive caster angle works to keep your trailer centered and steel-on-steel friction corrects sway. Fast, easy setup. 2-5/16" Ball included. Great Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Blue Ox. Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 7-Hole Shank - 13K GTW, 1.3K TW part number BLU27FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Weight Distribution Hitch - BLU27FR

  • 1100 lbs
  • 1200 lbs
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Blue Ox
  • Includes Shank
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Some Sway

Minimize trailer sway and ensure a level, stable ride with this weight distribution system. Positive caster angle works to keep your trailer centered and steel-on-steel friction corrects sway. Fast, easy setup. 2-5/16" Ball included.


Features:

  • Weight distribution system ensures a level and stable ride when towing
    • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer
    • Helps you maintain better control of your vehicle and avoid trailer sag and excessive tire wear
  • Built-in sway control limits side-to-side movement of trailer
    • L-brackets rigidly hold spring bars in place - unlike chain-style brackets - to keep your trailer in line
    • Positive caster angle in the hitch head keeps trailer centered and helps prevent sway before it begins
    • Steel-on-steel friction corrects sway caused by winds or sudden maneuvers
  • Hitch head with preset pitch requires no additional adjustments after initial setup
    • No more stacking washers to reach the desired tilt
  • Tapered design of spring bars allows them to flex to avoid a stiff ride
    • Interchangeable with other TrackPro spring bars (sold separately) to raise or lower the weight capacity
  • Compatible with surge-type brake actuators
  • No-drill, clamp-on brackets can be adjusted along the trailer frame
    • Accommodates frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, battery boxes, toolboxes, or generators
  • Grease zerks built into the backs of the trunnions make lubrication easy
  • Lift lever makes it easy to snap the spring bars into place
  • Powder coated steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, hitch ball, spring bars, sway control L-brackets, lift lever, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 1,000 lbs - 1,300 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 13,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Trailer frame size: up to 6" tall
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Lift-bracket positioning: mount 20" to 25" back from hitch ball
  • Maximum drop: 2"
  • Maximum rise: 8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Weight Distribution Shank
  • Weight Distribution Head
  • 2-5/16" Chrome Hitch Ball
  • 2 Sway Control Brackets
  • 2 Spring Bars
  • Snap-up Lever
  • Hitch Pin and Clip
  • Necessary Installation Hardware
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Create a more 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 of 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, and it also gives you the ability to tow the maximum capacity of your hitch.


Blue Ox weight distribution system

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 towing 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 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.


2 Types of Sway Control

The TrackPro features 2 different sway control technologies to provide the best towing experience possible.


Positive Caster Keeps Trailer Centered

Blue Ox TrackPro Positive Caster

The TrackPro is built with a positive caster angle - pointed toward the rear of your trailer - to help stop sway before it even starts. This is the same technology that vehicles use to stay centered on the road. When you turn a corner in your car and let go of the steering wheel, the wheel automatically corrects itself and returns to center. This is caster taking over. Likewise, the TrackPro features a positive caster angle built into the hitch. Working in tandem with the tapered spring bars to create a self-centering force, this caster angle helps to keep your trailer consistently centered behind your tow vehicle, even during high winds and sharp turns, resulting in a smoother towing experience.


Steel-on-Steel Friction Corrects Sway

Blue Ox TrackPro Steel-on-Steel Friction

While this system does its best to keep your trailer in line, the TrackPro is also able to correct sway should it occur. Unlike many traditional weight distribution systems with chain-style setups, the TrackPro uses steel brackets to hold the ends of the spring bars, and therefore your trailer, in place. While chain-style setups do a good job with weight distribution alone, they aren't really designed to limit sway, so they typically allow a good amount of side-to-side play.


In addition to better holding the trailer in line, these brackets create friction with the spring bars to combat sway that might occur in heavy winds or following sudden maneuvers. When this type of sway happens, the tapered ends of the spring bars slide within the L-brackets that are mounted on the trailer tongue. When each spring bar moves forward or backward, or side to side, it rubs along the bracket, creating friction. This friction limits the movement of the spring bar, which minimizes further side-to-side movement of the trailer. The steel-on-steel friction that occurs with the TrackPro's spring bars is the same sort of friction that is used with locomotives that pull loaded railcars that weigh multiple tons, so you know it'll be highly effective.


Fast, Easy Setup

Blue Ox TrackPro Hitch Head

Many weight distribution systems require you to manually adjust the pitch of the hitch head by stacking washers. This can be a tedious, trial-and-error process where you have to unhook your trailer, disassemble the head to add or remove washers to get the desired tilt, put it all back together, and then determine if you have the correct placement. If the pitch still isn't right, you have to do it all over again.


The TrackPro removes all of that hassle with an easy-to-use hitch head that has the required pitch already built into it. Whereas other systems require washers to help achieve the proper tension in the head, the positive caster angle built into the TrackPro ensures the proper pitch, so there's no need to manually adjust the tilt. 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 rise or drop for your setup. No additional, fine-tune adjustment is needed.




BXW1350 BlueOx Weight Distribution Hitch - Track Pro - 1300-lb Tongue Weight - 2" Drop/8" Rise

Installation Details BLU27FR Installation instructions



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Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 7-Hole Shank - 13K GTW, 1.3K TW - BLU27FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (176 Customer Reviews)

Minimize trailer sway and ensure a level, stable ride with this weight distribution system. Positive caster angle works to keep your trailer centered and steel-on-steel friction corrects sway. Fast, easy setup. 2-5/16" Ball included.

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Pulled to Dallas from Jackson, MS and back and they performed as advertised - sway was cut way dawn. When it did occur it was self correcting.



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Because I wanted to use the hitch on an equipment trailer I was concerned about clearance at the wide front a-frame of the trailer. I called and spoke with a lady about the issue and she said send me some pictures. Because I use an old flip phone she said send it to my personal number. Wow! I did so and you folks confirmed that it would clear and I ordered it. The package came apart in shipment and lost some bolts, but your rep ordered them for me. The only clearance issue after install was my safety chain location. I can remedy that with minor alterations. Very pleased with the item and service. I can send a photo but it would have to go to the lady's personal number. Thanks, Reid



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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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I just received these so no review on them yet but I am reviewing etrailer and customer service at this time. I ordered these in time for my move but their computer calculated the wrong tax (not me !). I owed $5.00 but they they call me -NO. So they cancelled the order and didn’t notify me. I looked up order to check tracking and found out cancelled. I called manager said was computer glitch the day I ordered. So I had to reorder. I was GUARANTEED by a manager they would expedite and guarantee 3 day delivery. Did they arrive as promised NO. They arrived a day late after I had left.

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Jenny N.

12/27/2021

I will have our customer service team reach out to you.



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



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it's big it's heavy and it works great. biggest issue i have with it is my truck comes with sway control and i keep forgetting to turn it off



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Order came as advertised Have not attached to Camper yet but pre-assembled in the garage. Ready to go. Box it came in was torn but all parts were neatly packaged inside. Thanks etrailer, good job



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Nice system. Very quiet towing trailer.



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Easy install and set up.



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Installed it today, dragged up the camper and what a difference it made! Unbelievably better!

David

6/27/2022

Best. Hitch. Ever.



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My hitch weight stated by the manufature was 595#, When the dealer weight the tongue it was 800#. I called Alex up and he did not me feel bad, just offered a solution. Shipped out a replacement and I got it quickly. Excellent service.



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Great product would recommend



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Great product! Easy set-up! Wish it would come with storage management but other wise no complaints.



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great product works perfect



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I like the hitch and it works great with my '07 Tundra and 27' Travel Trailer. It makes the two feel like you're driving a single vehicle and Cross winds and buffeting from passing semi's is virtually unnoticeable. Unfortunately, the Powder coating leaves a bit to be desired and warrants a significant mark down in the rating.

Pros: Easy of installation and hooking up the hitch. Adjustments are also very simple.

Cons: The "Powder Coating" is atrocious. It showed up flaking out of the box and just continued flaking during the installation. So, it started immediately surface rusting. I didn't think it worth returning and I guess I will just touch it up with spray paint as needed. Powder coating should be significantly tougher than what I see on this hitch. If it wasn't for this I would absolutely give it 5 stars. In the picture with the 2 bolts is the most obvious example of the flaking powder coat.


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