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Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 6-Hole Shank - 10K GTW, 600 TW

Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 6-Hole Shank - 10K GTW, 600 TW

Item # BLU45FR
Our Price: $438.90
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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Tow a couple times a year and need a basic but sturdy weight distribution system
  • Want to avoid the hassle of disconnecting anything to back your rig up or to tow in the rain
  • Have a trailer with 400 lbs – 600 lbs of tongue weight

No, if you:

  • Travel through areas with very high winds where you'll need every bit of sway control available
  • Have a van or low-riding car that requires more ground clearance than you can get with round bars
  • Hate noise - the steel on steel brackets can create a racket, especially during turns
The rigid brackets in this weight distribution hitch provide steel-on-steel friction to help keep your trailer in line. Ultimately, this helps to prevent and correct sway for a smooth ride. Adjustable shank and 2" hitch ball included. Great Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Blue Ox. Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 6-Hole Shank - 10K GTW, 600 TW part number BLU45FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Weight Distribution Hitch - BLU45FR

  • 500 lbs
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Blue Ox
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • 2-Point

The rigid brackets in this weight distribution hitch provide steel-on-steel friction to help keep your trailer in line. Ultimately, this helps to prevent and correct sway for a smooth ride. Adjustable shank and 2" hitch ball included.


Features:

  • Weight distribution hitch 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, 2-point sway control limits side-to-side movement
    • L-brackets keep spring bars in place for a rigid system that holds trailer in line
    • Steel-on-steel friction helps to minimize sway caused by winds or sudden maneuvers
    • No lift chains eliminate unwanted movement
  • Round spring bars flex appropriately for a controlled, even ride
  • No-drill, clamp-on brackets can be adjusted along the trailer frame
  • Powder coated steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, hitch ball, spring bars, sway control L-brackets, and all necessary hardware


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 400 lbs - 600 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Maximum rise: 6-1/2"
  • Maximum drop: 1-1/2"
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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 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.



BXW0675 BlueOx Weight Distribution Hitch, 2-Point WD, 600-lb Tongue Weight, 6 Hole Shank

Installation Details BLU45FR Installation instructions



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Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 6-Hole Shank - 10K GTW, 600 TW - BLU45FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (23 Customer Reviews)

The rigid brackets in this weight distribution hitch provide steel-on-steel friction to help keep your trailer in line. Ultimately, this helps to prevent and correct sway for a smooth ride. Adjustable shank and 2" hitch ball included.

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The Blue Ox is exactly what I needed for my 2018 Titan to pull my Ozark 1650 without even knowing its back there. It sets up easy and does make a difference even with an ultralight camper. Makes long trips with my travel trailer painless. I had an issue with a damaged package that wasn't received as it was sent back. I called eTrailer immediately to find out the issue and was met with wonderful customer service. I was instantly relieved to find that during the phone conversation (Ashley? not sure of her name) I was already booked to get the same Blue OX WDH rushed to me. This saved me from scrapping my weekend camping plans and showed the high level of professionalism and expertise that etrailer brings to the table. I WILL ALWAYS give my business to etrailer for this very reason.




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This is a very good weight distribution hitch for light weight trailers. Installation was fairly simple, but can be cumbersome if you have to make any changes. Using a flat level surface and a tape measure is key. Recommend you get a tongue jack stand along with this, otherwise you’ll have a difficult time raising the trailer enough to get the arms on. Keeping it from being 5 stars, the packaging was absolutely awful. Multiple holes in the box that were taped up, parts had banged around inside the box chipping some of the paint. Hopefully this gets corrected in the future.




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The parts were all included and quality built. It was simple to install and easy to read instructions. Once I installed the product, I drove around the block and could not tell the trailer was even on the back of the truck. It has smoothed out the towing.




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These are very nice! Appear well made and easy to install. They will help a lot pulling our little travel trailer.




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Great communication, good price, fast d elivery




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Haven’t towed with it yet but install was easy and no longer makes my suv sag.




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Best hitch for E-Pro 16BH by far. I have towed my camper with 2021 F-150 for a few months without this hitch. Not bad but let me say that with this Blue Ox things have improved dramatically. Everything is level and sway has reduced significantly. I chose this hitch due to price as well as the the trailer tongue set up of my Flagstaff E-Pro 16BH propane and battery configuration. I assume same for E-Pro 16BH and GeoPro 16BH as these are the same build. I had to remove my propane tray to install this but things fit like a glove and was able to re-install the tray and tanks without having to relocate anything. The install instructions mention measurements from the center of the receiver which I found to be a slightly long for my trailer- see pics with the 20" and 24" marks




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clip that holds the bars to the hitch failed already poor design


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Love this hitch! Looked at the higher cost ones, went with this one. 1st trip was a short one. Real test was a 2 week vacation to Colorado from Louisiana. The wind across north Texas is no joke!!!!! I seen other trailers swaying all over the road. Was able to keep my speed with minimal sway and movement. I could not imagine what that drive is like without a WD system.




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Over kill for my trailer but I'm that g uy!




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Looks like the box came open in shipping but I think it all arrived. Does not have the instructions with it but I got the off the website. Arrived a couple days before I expected it to. Good job!




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See what our Experts say about this Blue Ox Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Weight Distribution for a 2009 Honda Pilot and 3,000 Pound Travel Trailer
    First you will want to check the wording in the owners manual very carefully. If it says that you cannot use weight distribution then I cannot advise going against that recommendation. However if it states it could be used it is just not recommended then I would contact a Honda dealer to get further input. If you determine that weight distribution can be used then you will need to go by the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow plus the weight of anything loaded behind...
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  • Can You Back Up with a Blue Ox Weight Distribution System Installed
    In general weight distribution systems don't like tight jackknife turns that you can get yourself into when reversing a trailer. The Blue Ox Weight Distribution # BLU45FR that you referenced is no exception to that. If you are backing up mainly in a straight line this system would work great for you. If you will end up in a tight turn you will need to remove the spring bars. I attached a link to a help article for weight distribution systems for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Mount Weight Distribution Spring Brackets on Tubular Trailer Frame
    The trailer frame spring bar lift brackets in the Blue Ox Weight Distribution System # BLU45FR are clamp-on types designed to work with tubular trailer frames. The frame member does NOT have to be open to install the lift brackets.
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  • Can a Trailer with Weight Distribution be Backed Up
    With a weight distribution system like the Blue Ox part # BLU45FR you can back up as long as you back up mainly in a straight line. You want to avoid getting the trailer into too tight of a jackknife situation.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for 2007 Tacoma Towing Trailer With GVWR of 7,000 lbs
    To choose a weight distribution system, you'll need to first determine the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer. To that figure, add the weight of any gear stowed in the truck bed behind the rear axle. I've linked to an FAQ article that explains how to do this. These combined figures comprise the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your set-up. The TTW of your trailer should fall as close as possible to the middle of the effective range of the weight distribution system...
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  • Hooking Up Trailer to Two Vehicle Using Blue Ox Weight Distribution System
    I have attached the manufacturer installation instructions for the Blue Ox weight distribution system # BLU45FR for you. You can leave in the shank and head on the tow vehicle when not using the system. The brackets will stay on the trailer. So you need only to stow the spring bars and clips that hold them.
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  • Can I Use a Weight Distribution on a Car Mate 18 Foot Car Hauler
    I looked up pictures of your car hauler and as long as your Car Mate trailer has an A-Frame style tongue a weight distribution system can be used, unless the manufacturer says not to. To determine which weight distribution system will best suit your needs you will need to determine loaded tongue weight. I have linked a FAQ article on how to do this. You will need to pick out a system that your tongue weight falls right around the middle of the weight distributions tongue weight range. I...
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  • How Much Does Blue Ox Weight Distribution System # BLU45FR Weigh
    The Blue Ox Weight Distribution System # BLU45FR has a shipping weight of 88 pounds so it will weigh around 83 pounds. For reference the weight of the weight distribution system is not factored into the tongue weight calculation since it is supporting itself.
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  • How To Determine a Weight Distribution System to Replace System with Sway Control
    I do have some solutions for you however I just checked with Draw-Tite, and the heads for your weight distribution system are no longer available. You said you'd rather not buy a brand new system but without all the pieces to your current one that's going to be your best bet and you can do it fairly inexpensively. Since you already have one, you may already know the weight capacity you need, but if you don't I can help you figure that out. The main thing you'll need to know when choosing...
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  • Are Air Bags Needed to Tow Trailer with Weight Distribution System
    If you have a properly rated weight distribution system for your 7,300 pound RV, then adding air bags to your 2014 F-150 should not be necessary. While technically the two systems can be used together, I do not recommend it as often they can actually work against each other. The best solution for reducing rear end sag on the tow vehicle caused by towing a trailer is a weight distribution system like the # BLU45FR. Installing an air bag system works best when the vehicle sag is caused by...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2015 Forest River Rockwood HW 277
    The Blue Ox weight distribution system part # BLU45FR that you referenced would be a great option for your 2015 Forest River Rockwood HW 277 based on the weights you listed and the hitch ball size you need of 2 inch.
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  • Can Blue Ox Weight Distribution System Work on Trailer Frame that is 4.2 inches Tall
    Yes, the frame brackets of the Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BLU45FR that you referenced will work on a trailer frame that is 4.2 inches tall like what you have.
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  • Replacement Option For a Draw-Tite 3220 Weight Distribution System
    You are correct that the Draw-Tite 3220 weight distribution system is no longer manufactured anymore and unfortunately we do not have any replacement parts compatible with that system anymore. While it is not ideal, your best option is to get a new weight distribution system which will have more readily available replacement parts. The main thing you'll need to know when choosing a weight distribution system is the total tongue weight of your fully loaded trailer and vehicle as they will...
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  • How to Tell if a 2012 Jeep Liberty Can Safely Tow a Small U-Haul Trailer
    I'd be more than happy to help out! The best places to find all of our towing information will be in the owner's manual for your 2012 Jeep Liberty as well as the trailer manual and/or the website (which in your case is U-Haul). According to the U-Haul specs the 6 x 12 trailer weighs 1,920 lbs when empty - this means this is the weight when you'll go to pick it up. The trailer has a max load of 2,480 lbs which means you can load cargo up in the trailer up to this weight. Finally we have...
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  • Do I Need A Weight Distribution System To Pull A 3,300 Pound Camper With My 2005 Honda Pilot?
    I will start by address if you need weight distribution or not and what it can help with. Weight distribution with sway control will help with sagging in the rear of your vehicle as it does what its name implies. It distributes the weight of your trailer across more than just the one point on your hitch. This means more weight can typically be carried, check your owner's manual for your capacities, and sway can be reduced by quite a bit. The arms coming off the head will have a good amount...
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  • Difference Between Blue Ox WD Hitches # BLU45FR And # BLU36FR
    The differences between The Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BLU45FR and The Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BLU36FR is that the #BLU45FR has a 10,000 pound gross towing weight capacity when The # BLU36FR has a 6,000 pound gross towing weight capacity. The # BLU45FR also has a 2-point sway control which limits the side-to-side movement. When it comes to using a weight distribution system you need to match the tongue weight of your trailer. If...
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  • How to Pick Out a Weight Distribution System for Use with a 2015 Nissan Frontier
    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 a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. Once you know your tongue weight...
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  • Selecting a Weight Distribution System for 2002 Ford F-150 Towing Trailer of 5000-lbs Fully Loaded
    Step one is to confirm that the hitch on your F-150 is rated for use with a weight distribution system. This will be indicated on its safety/warning label. Next, selection of a properly-rated weight distribution/sway control system for your trailer requires that you take an accurate tongue weight measurement of the trailer in its typical fully-loaded condition just as it will be when towed. Trailer tongue weight is usually 10-15 percent of the trailer gross weight, but the type of trailer...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2008 Tacoma and 2,300 - 2,700Pound Trailer
    To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Trailer tongue weight is usually 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. So on a trailer that weighs between 2,300 and 2,700 pounds the low end would be 230 pounds and the high end would be 405 pounds....
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for Keystone Springdale with 530 lb Tongue Weight
    The best weight distribution for towing a Keystone Springdale with a tongue weight of 530 lbs is the Reese Strait Line part # RP66083 which has a tongue weight range of 400-800 lbs and features best sway control at preventing sway before it starts. For a similar Blue Ox kit to the one that you referenced that would be the correct rating you'd want the part # BLU65FR which is rated for tongue weights between 500-800 lbs.
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  • Recommended WD w sway control for 17 Ford Escape towing a 2012 MPG 185 travel trailer
    Since you anticipate being at your towing capacity of 3,500 lbs a weight distribution system is your best option to allow you tow safely. So the most economical option we have that also will get the job done well is the Blue Ox kit part # BLU45FR which has a tongue weight range of up to 600 lbs. This weight distribution hitch comes with a 2" ball but if you ever need a replacement you can use the # A-90.
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  • Can Weight Distribution System be Used with Pole Tongue Trailer
    With a pole tongue trailer like what you have what you need is a pole tongue adapter like the Reese # RP58393 so that you can use a weight distribution like the part # BLU45FR which is for tongue weights up to 600 lbs. 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 a help article on determining...
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  • Should I Lube the Components of a Weight Distribution System
    Weight distribution manufacturers do recommend the use grease to lube several parts of their system. The user manual for the weight distribution system should cover which components need to be greased. Most advise to lube where the spring or trunnion bars connect to the weight distribution head. The Blue Ox Weight Distribution System, # BLU45FR, that you referenced has grease zerks installed on the spring bars for periodic maintenance. The recommendation is to use a heavy oil or grease...
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  • Choosing a Weight Distribution System for a 2014 Ford Explorer
    The Blue Ox Weight Distribution System with Shank part # BLU45FR is an excellent weight distribution system. As long as your total tongue weight is under 600 lbs. and your trailer hitch is rated for use with a weight distribution system then it will work well for you. In order to be sure you are choose the correct weight distribution system, you will want to find the total tongue weight of your towing setup by adding the tongue weight of both your loaded and ready to tow trailer and any...
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