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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

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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. Lowest 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 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Weight Distribution Hitch

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

Item # BLU45FR

Installation Details BLU45FR Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.2 out of 5 stars   (5 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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Ask the Experts about this Blue Ox Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Weight Distribution System that is Made in the USA
    Equal-i-zer weight distribution systems like the part # EQ37061ET are made in the USA but the Blue Ox weight distribution systems like # BLU45FR are not made here. Then for a shank you'd also need the part # EQ90-02-4100.
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  • Is Ball of Blue Ox Weight Distribution BLU45FR Removable
    The hitch ball of the Blue Ox weight distribution system part # BLU45FR is removable. To go to a 2 inch ball you could use the part # A-90. The # BLU45FR is compatible with the Blue Ox Pole Tongue Adapter # BXW4023.
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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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  • What is Difference Between Fastway Weight Distribution and Blue Ox Weight Distribution
    The Fastway weight distribution # FA94-00-0600 and the Blue Ox part # BLU45FR are very similar as the Blue Ox is essentially a replica system of the Fastway that is super popular and well established as a great and high value system. Functionally I don't think you'd notice much of a difference but since the Fastway has been around longer and we know it's rock solid whereas the Blue Ox is newer I would lean towards the Fastway if I were making the choice.
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  • What Size Hitch Ball Is Included With The Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution System BLU45FR?
    The Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution # BLU45FR will come with a 2" hitch ball pre-installed on the hitch head. A 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # C40030 can be used if your trailer has a 2-5/16" coupler.
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  • Can a Trailer with a Straight Tongue Use a Weight Distribution System
    There is a way to use a weight distribution system like the part # BLUE45FR with a straight or pole tongue trailer like what you have. All you need is a pole tongue adapter like part # RP3280 for if your setup will have a tongue weight of lower than 750 lbs or part # RP58393 for if you will have a tongue weight of up to 1,400 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...
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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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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2014 Toyota Tacoma Towing TrailManor 2720
    The key to selecting the correct weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) for your TrailManor 2720 is to load it up with all your usual gear and supplies and to measure its actual tongue weight (TW) in this road-ready condition. To this you need to add the weight of anything in the truck bed that sits behind the rear axle, such as a generator or loaded cooler. According to the TrailManor website the dry hitch weight for the different versions of the 2720 have a dry hitch weight of either...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System with Sway Control for a 2018 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 174BH Baja
    When you are looking into Weight Distribution (WD) systems you will want to choose a WD system with a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your towing setup falls in the middle of. To find the TTW of your towing setup you will need to add the TW of your fully loaded and ready-to-go trailer along with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. Keep in mind that a properly loaded trailer will have a TW that is 10-15% of the loaded weight of...
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  • Recommended WD System for a 2008 Nissan Xterra Towing a 17 foot Travel Trailer
    When looking at a Weight Distribution (WD) system you will want to choose one with a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your towing setup falls in the middle of. To find the TTW of your towing setup you will need to add the TW of your fully loaded and ready-to-go trailer along with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. Keep in mind that a properly loaded trailer will have a TW that is 10-15% of the loaded weight of your trailer. Since...
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  • How to Match Different Heights of Hitch Ball and Trailer Coupler for Safe Level Towing
    Thank you for providing a photo of your trailer coupler. Trailers should always be level when hitched. If a trailer is out of level when towed it will tend to have more sway. I notice you have weight distribution (WD) lift brackets on your trailer frame. If you are using a WD system you can get a new shank that has enough height drop to let your trailer be level when hitched. Based on your 6-inch height difference between the hitch ball and coupler, you can use a WD shank with 5-6...
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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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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control for 2010 Nissan Frontier SE Towing 2015 KZ Spree Escape
    Generally a weight distribution system (or WD with sway control) is called for if your towing set-up has your Frontier's headlights pointing upward, if it sags in the rear end, or if it's steering and/or braking performance suffer when hitched to your trailer. A good rule of thumb is that if your loaded trailer weighs 50-percent or more of the gross weight of the tow vehicle, then WD and SC are called for. The linked article will give you good background on the considerations for 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...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a Trailer with 350 lbs of Tongue Weight
    You want to pick out a weight distribution that has a tongue weight range that matches up well with the tongue weight of your trailer. Getting a system rated too high will result in an overly stiff ride, and if you go too low the system won't distribute any weight to the front axles. Right in the middle is ideal. For your 350 lbs of tongue weight the Reese Weight Distribution System # RP66540 would be ideal. This system has a tongue weight range of 200-600 lbs which would be ideal for...
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  • 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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  • 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 Weight Distribution Hitch For 2019 Nissan Frontier Towing Trailer W/ 638lb Tongue Weight
    I would be happy to help! Since your loaded trailer has a tongue weight of 638lb I recommend going with the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control - Trunnion - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW # FA92-00-0800. This hitch works with tongue weights between 400-800lbs so it will be perfect for your tongue weight, and its 8000lb trailer weight rating is more than enough for your 3680lb trailer. I really like the Fastway hitches due to the quality you get for the price, and due...
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  • Can Trailer Back Up with Blue Ox Weight Distribution System
    You can back up your trailer with the Blue Ox Weight Distribution System # BLU45FR you referenced as long as you are baking up in a straight line. If you are needing to make any turns while backing up the trailer, you will just need to remove the spring bars on the system before doing so. This is true for most weight distribution systems. When picking out a weight distribution system, the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your setup. This includes both the...
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  • Weight Distribution System for 2015 Ford Explorer Sport Towing Kiefer Aluminum Car Hauling Trailer
    Thanks for the picture! When it comes to a weight distribution system for your Kiefer aluminum car hauling trailer, I recommend taking a look at the Blue Ox Weight Distribution System, # BLU45FR. This system is designed for trailers with a maximum tongue weight of 550 lbs and since the heaviest allowable tongue weight for the 2015 Ford Explorer Sport is 500 lbs, this system has you fully covered. Everything that you need is included, if you ever need a replacement hitch ball you can...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Hitch Compatible with 2010 Ford Explorer w/ Electronic Sway Control
    When it comes to the tongue weight of your trailer, the unloaded tongue weight (hitch weight that you referred to) is 357-lbs, but it will be a bit more when the trailer is loaded. Typically your goal should be to have 10-15% of the total weight of the trailer on the tongue, which with a 3800-lbs trailer would be between 380 and 570-lbs. Based off that tongue weight and even though your vehicle does have sway control I do recommend using a weight distribution hitch with sway control...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2016 Ford Explorer Towing 2,000 lb Trailer
    The Draw Tite hitch we offer for your 2016 Ford Explorer # 76034 has a towing capacity of 4,500 lbs total trailer weight which would be more than enough for a 1,500-2,000 lb trailer. Typically we recommend a WD system any time the weight of the trailer is over half the total trailer weight capacity. In your situation that wouldn't be the case so a WD system most likely wouldn't be needed. Since you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900....
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2016 Honda Odyssey With Tongue Mounted Bike Rack
    For your trailer, It sounds like you can use the Blue Ox Weight Distribution System with Shank - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW # BLU45FR you asked about and it comes with sway control included. For a bike rack, I recommend the Jack-It 2 Bike Rack for A-Frame Trailers - 22-1/2" Jack Clearance # LC429756. This bike rack system will add 25 lbs plus the weight of the bikes you load to your tongue weight. You will need your total tongue weight including the loaded trailer tongue...
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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...
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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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  • Hitch and Weight Distribution Recommendation for 1998 Isuzu Amigo
    For your 1998 Isuzu Amigo you'll first need a trailer hitch that is rated for weight distribution. For that the Curt part # C13235 is a great choice. Then you can use a weight distribution system like the Blue Ox kit part # BLU45FR which has a tongue weight range of up to 550 lbs. For a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286. For trailer wiring you'd then want the Hopkins kit part # HM43215.
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  • Shank with More Drop for Blue Ox Weight Distribution System # BLU45FR
    The shank that comes with Blue Ox weight distribution system # BLU45FR has a drop of 1-1/2 inches so for a shank that has 2-1/2 inches of drop you can use # C17100. But you may want to go with something that offers more rise/drop options just in case you need it in the future. For that I recommend # 17120. For a round bar weight distribution system it offers up to 5-3/4 inches of drop and up to 9-1/4 inches of rise. Both shanks listed above are compatible with your weight distribution...
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  • How to Pick Out a Blue Ox Weight Distribution System for a 2014 Buick Enclave Towing Pop Up
    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. If your loaded tongue weight is...
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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 Recommendation for a 2010 Toyota Highlander Towing a 4,800 lb Boat Trailer
    You are on the right track by knowing that you'll need a pole tongue adapter and by listing your tongue weight. The Blue Ox Weight Distribution System with Shank # BLU45FR would fit your tongue weight and would work well with a pole tongue adapter # RP3280 installed on your boat trailer. For a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.
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