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  1. Weight Distribution Hitch
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  4. Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  5. WD With Sway Control
  6. Allows Backing Up
Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 6-Hole Shank - 10K GTW, 800 TW

Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 6-Hole Shank - 10K GTW, 800 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 correct sway for a smooth ride. Adjustable shank and 2-5/16" 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, 800 TW part number BLU65FR 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 - BLU65FR

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

The rigid brackets in this weight distribution hitch provide steel-on-steel friction to help keep your trailer in line. Ultimately, this helps to correct sway for a smooth ride. Adjustable shank and 2-5/16" 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: 600 lbs - 800 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Max drop: 2-3/4"
  • Max rise: 6-1/2"
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • 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.



BXW0875 BlueOx Weight Distribution Hitch, 2-Point WD, 800-lb Tongue Weight, 6 Hole Shank

Installation Details BLU65FR Installation instructions



Video of Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 6-Hole Shank - 10K GTW, 800 TW

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution with Sway Control Installation - 2013 Ram 1500

Hi there Ram owners. Today, on your 2013 Ram 1500, we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install Blue Ox's 2-Point weight distribution system. And this is what our weight distribution system looks like when it's installed. These components will go between a head that attaches into the receiver on your hitch. And the bars will extend down the brackets that are clamped under the frame of the trailer. These bars here will redistribute the weight that's pushing down on the back of our trailer and help to redistribute that onto the front axle of our vehicle here.

That's gonna restore lost handling and braking performance that we've got from our vehicle being weighed down at the back. And it's also gonna help bring our headlights back down towards the road, so we can have visibility restored at nighttime when our headlights are on. The bars here will ride on the L-shaped brackets here at the bottom. And you can see this flat surface here, it's kind of a friction surface. So, that's gonna give us some friction sway control.

And there's a bar like this on each side to help minimize movement on our trailer, so it doesn't sway at the back. And then with the pressure that our bars are putting down on here, it can also help minimize sway as it topples, like if you have like a heavy crosswind or a semi that drives by. We get a lot of stability for our trailer with this weight distribution system. So, that's something to consider if your trailer has a lot of movement, has some sway problems. A weight distribution system is a great option to help combat that.

There's a couple of different things that you can do to combat against ride height. Like if your trailer is pushing down the back of your truck, you can get like air bags, or there are SumoSprings for your truck to help restore that ride height. But that's pretty much all it does is it restores your ride height, which does help to restore a loss of braking and handling performance on your vehicle that you're pulling with, but they don't do anything for sway on your trailer. So, this will greatly increase the stability of your trailer. And many of your hitches have increased weight ratings when using a weight distribution system.

So, I would definitely check your hitch as well if you're really kind of pushing your hitch towards its upper limits. If your hitch may not get another five, maybe even 500 to 1,000 pounds potentially when using a weight distribution system on its max tow. And it can often raise the tongue weight a little bit as well. So, if you're kind of moving some things around in your trailer, adding a few things to it, it's a little bit heavier now and your tongue weight's a little bit more, might be a little pushing it on what your hitch is rated for, you can oftentimes increase that just a little bit with this weight distribution system. If we look at our arms here, these are round bars that come out of this one. This system here, from what I can see, it seems fairly similar to Blue Ox's TrackPro, but this one's a little bit more adjustable in its setup, and that's got pros and cons. I find that the adjustability here that it has will allow us to get our truck and trailer a little bit better dialed in for the best weight distribution functionality. But the extra adjustments that this one has does make the setup and installation a bit longer of a process. So, that's something to consider if speed is one of the most important things, you just wanna get this thing on and get it going, I think the TrackPro does a great job and it's easier to set up. This one's got a little bit more of a pain because of these adjustment washers here. So, with the TrackPro, it has a preset pitch on the head. So that way, you don't need to adjust it there. You adjust the pitch of your head using the washers located here on the plunger, and that adding washers pitches it down further, and then removing some helps you raise it back up. So, the only thing that's not that I dislike about this is that in order to adjust these washers, you know, we gotta disconnect the trailer off of this, we gotta pull our bolts out, so we can tip this thing forward to make an adjustment. So that's, while it's mainly for the first time you're setting this up for your truck and your trailer, it just can be a big pain, a lot of disassembly and reassembly. Whereas with the TrackPro model and that preset pitch, you're just kind of just putting everything together, and then the adjustment's right at the very end of the bars where everything's really easy to make your adjustments. So, I would definitely say Blue Ox has got some very good weight distribution systems here. The performance that it's got here on our trailers really leveled it out. Now, there are three different versions of this weight distribution system that you can get and they're pretty close to being identical between them. There's only some small differences. The 2-Point here from Blue Ox comes with either a 1,200 pound spring bar, an 800 pound spring bar, or a 600 pound spring bar. We're showing off the 800 pound spring bar today that matches up with our trailer the best out of all of them. And you do also wanna keep in mind that with the eight and 1,200 pound spring bars, you're gonna get a 2 5/16 ball preinstalled. And the ball on here is rated for 12,000 pounds. With the 600 pound spring bar set, you're gonna get a two inch ball that's rated for 7,500 pounds. So, 7,500 pounds. So, just keep that in mind. Otherwise, these systems are basically the same. So, it's pretty cool that we use a lot of these same components between those. Because maybe you got one of the smaller systems now and you upgrade to a bigger trailer later, rather than having to purchase a whole new weight distribution, you could potentially just upgrade your bars or maybe your bar and your ball to make everything match up. We do sell replacement bars here at etrailer, as well as balls. So, if you are gonna make that adjustment, you can go ahead and do that by purchasing the parts right here from etrailer. On the head assembly that comes with our system here, we've got five holes for adjustment. You get about an inch and a quarter of movement per hole as you go up or down. And it can be installed in either the drop or rise position to match your trailer. We're currently using it in the rise position to get the optimal setup for our truck and trailer combination that we're using here. But there are some trailers and trucks that like, if this truck was lifted or maybe we had a little bit bigger of a trailer here, we might need it to go up a little more on the rise. Now, we do have another hole here, but it's possible we might need it to go up higher than what we've got. Or if our truck was heavily lifted, we might need it in that drop position, and we may need more than what we've got here. Now, this adjustment here with the five holes, for most people, should do it. It's really mainly those extremely lifted trucks that you're mostly gonna run into this needing that extra drop, but we do sell replacement shanks here at etrailer. There's a nine-hole version available to give you additional adjustment, so you can get more rise or drop out of it. All of our parts are bolt-on applications. There's no drilling required. It just clamps around the frame here. And all of our components have a black powder coat finish on them to protect against rust and corrosion. Now, before we hit the test course with our spring bars installed and everything, let's hit the test course without them installed, so we can get a baseline of how our truck and trailer feel without a weight distribution doing anything. So, we're lined up with our test course here. The first thing we're gonna do is hit our uneven bumps, which is gonna simulate like hitting a pothole. All right. And when we hit those bumps, boy, there is definitely a lot of truck and trailer movement. You really feel that weight as it goes over. Kind of flexing up and down on the back here. And boy, it just really the weight. You can feel that trailer weight in the truck here. It's just kind of moving our truck and throwing us all over the place. So, with a weight distribution system, it's gonna help level us out some and more evenly distribute that weight, so we're not flexing up and down cause boy, we're flexing. And you can kind of even feel it a little bit in the steering wheel here as it kind of wants to, you hit the bumps, you feel a little bit of a movement from all the truck. All right. Next, we're in our even bump section here, and this is gonna simulate like going over a pothole or pulling in and out of a driveway. And it's somewhat of a similar story as the uneven. It's just more of a forward and backward movement now and not so much of a, cause before it was kind of an almost an X-shaped movement we we're getting out of the uneven bumps from our forward to backward and side to that we had going on there. The trailer weight really flexes the coil springs on this truck. All right. Next, we're gonna head into our slalom section here where we're gonna mimic an evasive maneuver. Now, it is a bit of a colder weather that we got here right now. There's a little bit of snow and it's scattered throughout the parking lot here at some places. So, there are a couple of spots where there's potential for icy conditions, so we're not gonna be quite as aggressive as we normally are. And just based on the way that I feel the weight on the back of this thing on this truck, I probably wouldn't be taking it that aggressively anyway cause it really, really feels like it's got a bunch of weight on the back. So, we're coming into our section now. And as we go back and forth here, you can kind of feel the weight as it shifts. Once we make that turn and the trailer shifts to the one side, you really feel like almost like it pushes down on the back of the vehicle a bit. So, with the way it is right now, it almost feels like we're lifting up on the front so much that I would not be uncomfortable doing any kind of evasive maneuver with this cause if we lift up on the front, we're removing that force from our weight pushing down on the road. So, I could definitely see our traction is significantly reduced with this trailer on here. So, I'm gonna go ahead and get turned around, get back to the shop here. We're gonna get our spring bars and everything installed. And then we'll hit our test course once again to see how it compared to our stock suspension. So, now we've got our system fully installed and set up, let's hit our test course here to see how it compares. So, we're gonna hit our uneven bumps section first that'll simulate like a pothole. And as we're going over the bumps here, it feels a little bit, a little bit softer in the back but it doesn't feel too much different. It almost feels, you can definitely feel that the weight's a little bit more even on the truck. Before it had kind of a dip in the back that went up and down. You feel a little bit of that weight shifting on the truck towards the front a little bit. So, it seems a little more even, not like there's so much in the back. Now, we are going over the even bumps section and this is gonna simulate going over a speed bump or pulling in and out of a driveway. And when we hit this here, it's pretty much a similar story with the uneven bump. We don't have quite as much of a dip in the back. It's a bit of a more even and balanced bump as we go across it. So, next we're gonna head into the slalom section where we're going to mimic an evasive maneuver. And we're heading over to our section now. Now, it is pretty cold here in Missouri today and we do have some snow out. For the most part, the parking lot's fairly clear, but there are a couple patches here and there, so we're gonna not be quite as aggressive as we normally are due to that. All right. So, we're coming into our slalom section now. And you can feel the weight at the back, but it doesn't feel like it sways quite as much. You can hear a couple of pops there in the back, and that's our friction sway control portion of it as we turn. So, all feels pretty good. This should improve the ride quality of this truck and trailer combo. It's a bit of a trailer for this truck to pull, so it definitely is benefiting from the weight distribution system since we're pushing it kind of so hard. We'll begin our installation by parking our truck and our trailer on level ground in a straight line in front of one another. You are gonna wanna give your stuff a little bit of space between the two. You're also gonna wanna level your trailer, and you can just put a level on the side to level it. Also, this one has a bubble level on the side of it, and we sell those here at etrailer. I highly recommend those cause they make it really convenient for leveling your trailer. And then when you get to your destination, they're also really convenient to be able to level it to get it all setup. So, it's good for setting up stuff like this and also for camping. So, we're gonna take a quick look here at our trailer cause the next thing that you wanna do is we went ahead and just pulled the cover off of our tanks just to get it out of the way cause we need to see if we have clearance to install our components here. And you'll measure from the center of your ball here for your coupler. And we're gonna measure back 24 and 27 inches. And that puts us about right in between this area here. So, just wanna check the frame here, make sure that you have the capability to install this in this location. And if you need to relocate things, you can. Our tanks here are gonna just barely clear, so we're gonna be okay there. Just keep that in mind. Sometimes you do have to relocate some items. We do sell tank trays here, so if you need to purchase a new tray to be able to relocate it. We also have battery hold downs, and boxes, and stuff like that here as well. So, you can get the items you need to be able to move stuff around. Again, we're gonna have the clearance, so we know we're good to go here. Let's head over to our truck now so we can start getting our components assembled. All right. So, here we've got the back of our truck. We've got our hitch right here. We're just gonna pull this out so we can insert our shank here. You can see here that it does give you either a drop or a rise. So, we got our drop position there or our rise position. We're trying to set our ball up roughly to the same height of our coupler when it's level over there. This is a Ram truck, however though. Ram trucks they have coil spring suspension in the back instead of your leaf spring, so you often wanna set those an inch or so higher to compensate for how much sag you're gonna get with these Ram type suspension systems. So, we're gonna put ours in the rise position because of that, since we know we're gonna have to set it a little bit higher. And based on our hitch height and our trailer there, you know we're gonna have to have this inserted. So, we're just gonna go ahead and get this in. You do get a pin and clip included with your weight distribution system, so we can go ahead and use that. That'll just slide on through and we'll secure it on the other side. So, now we're at our coupler here. We just wanna get an idea of what the coupler height is. Pretty close to 22 inches over here on the trailer. So, now we wanna check over here. We're gonna set it about 24 inches cause it's a Ram for our ball height up here. So, that's kind of what our goal is. And it looks like 24 inches puts us just a little bit above the top of this for like a visual reference when you're trying to set this up. So, this is the bolts we're gonna use for securing it. These are the large ones that come in your kit. We can go ahead and prepare these a little bit. We're gonna put a conical tooth washer on each one with the teeth facing away from the head of the bolt. Next, we're gonna take our ball here. We're gonna get it lifted up into roughly the position that we need it in for our ball height there. So, you know the ball stick up a little bit above the top of here. So, that's gonna put us about this position right there. So, now that we know what position we're gonna be in there, we can go ahead and insert our bolt through the bottom hole, and then let that tip down. While that's tipped down, we'll need to insert our plunger into the back here, and this is used for adjusting the tilt of our head. We typically want the head to be tilted down just a little bit. We're obviously tilted down way farther than we need to be here, but this is used to determine that kind of preset tilt. And you adjust the gap here with how many washers you got installed. A good starting point is five washers. We know that this trailer here, we're gonna need a little bit more on top of it. So, you can add another washer to get a little bit more lifting power out of it if you've got like a little bit heavier tongue weight. I didn't wanna put another one on if you're really pushing the tongue weight to the max of your bars here. If you're quite a bit less, then you may need to remove some washers. So, I think we're gonna go ahead and just start it with six cause I know we're gonna need just a little bit extra for this trailer, and then we'll go from there. Again, five is the normal starting point, so we're just giving it a little bit extra. And there's a hole here in the back right there. This pin is gonna drop down into that hole. Now that we've got that in that hole, you can just push this up. We'll slide our other bolt through it. We're now gonna tighten this one down here at the bottom. This is gonna ensure that our head stays up in this position. Now that we've run it up just by hand now until it touches, we'll give it another half a turn with a wrench here to fully seat it, but we're gonna go ahead and get these bolts also started. So, we're gonna place our conical tooth washers on the other side. Teeth facing towards the head here. And then we'll place our nuts on it. We'll use a 15/16 socket to give that half a turn of snugness on this bottom bolt. And that'll lock that right in at our position we need it at. So, the next thing we're gonna do is tighten and torque these bolts here. We're gonna use a one and an eighth inch socket for these and looks like we're gonna need a deep well cause it's better if you put your torque wrench on the nut side cause that way, you're not for the friction of the bolt trying to spin in the cavity. So, we got our deep well there. We're just gonna use a adjustable here for the moment. It's the same size on the other side, so one and an eighth are both sides here. And next, we're gonna torque that hardware to the specifications outlined in our instructions. So now, we're on the side of our trailer now. We already had double checked our marks here at 24 and 27 inches to verify we had the clearance that we needed for our components to fit. So, we've got our bracket right here. You can see it's got like this slanted offset edge, and these two holes here are threaded. These need to face towards the front of your trailer. And this is actually where the 24 and 27 inch mark. It's really referring to these holes need to be between that marking cause this is where our arms will actually attach to the bracket will be right in this section here. This is more just for clamping it onto your trailer. So, we're gonna position ours pretty much to where the front edge of this bracket's right there at about the 24 inch mark. That clears pretty well on each side of our trailer, so that's where we're gonna try to set up. So, right at about like this. So, then we're gonna take a bolt. These are the longer ones that come in your kit that are a smaller diameter than the ones we used to put our hitch head on. On the other side, you're gonna take this bracket with the single hole towards the top. It's just gonna sit right there on top. Make sure there's no wires or anything here. If there are, you need to move those out of the way. We don't wanna pinch any kind of wiring, or hoses, or anything like that between these brackets and the frame. I'm gonna place another bolt in the highest hole that we possibly can on the underside of our trailer. And then also go through the other, the hole on the bracket on the opposite side as well. Each of these bolts now is gonna get a nylon locking nut installed on it. And then we'll hold it kind of in the position we want it to, and then we'll snug these down. We're gonna use a 3/4 inch socket and wrench to do so. I'm gonna be using that adjustable wrench once again just to make things a little bit easier, minimize how many tools we need out for this job. Kind of use your knee a little bit to help keep it centered in the rough location we want it in here. That's about right. Snug that down. Just kind of tap it until it's level, and then we'll snug this one down. And that looks pretty good. We're pretty well lined up with our mark. Level top to bottom. So, I'm just gonna put a couple more. Just snugging up a little bit more just cause I know this gun's not the strongest gun. There we go. And there we go. So, next we're gonna put our L-bracket in place. It's gonna attach to those two holes there. Here's our L-bracket. You can see you've got a lot of adjustments here that you can put in for various heights. The higher we go, the more tension we're gonna get on our system. We're gonna go ahead and just start it with two holes above our attachment holes here. And we'll see how our truck and trailer combination respond to that and go from there. Good to starting point is either gonna be just one hole up or two holes up. It's kind of a lighter setting on the one hole up. And the two holes gives you kind of a moderate setting. And then we'll snug these down as well. Now, one of the things I didn't put on these that comes in your kit is blue Loctite. For demonstration purposes, we're not gonna put the blue Loctite on it today. But it does come in your kit and you just squirt some on the threads before inserting those. So, now we'll wanna go back now, and we can torque our hardware. I'm gonna hold off on torquing it though. I like to torque these down after we verify kind of the ride height of our truck and trailer once we've got it hooked up. Cause if things aren't set up properly, we need to adjust this a little bit, it's gonna be more difficult if we're already torqued. So, I usually wait to verify that I don't need to make an adjustment before I torque. So, the next thing we're gonna be doing here is we're gonna back our truck up and hook it to our trailer. But before we do, to know that we've got it adjusted properly, we need to get some measurements here off of our truck. So, our truck's currently not hooked up. We're just kind of in its normal, unloaded, I'm driving this around town kind of state. So, we're gonna check the ride height here in the back. Looks like we're sitting pretty much right at about 37 inches. Then we'll also check the front. And then here at the front, we're just over 36, maybe 36 1/4 right about there. So, now we'll hook up, and then we're gonna see how those numbers change with it being loaded down with our system installed. All right, so we've gone ahead now and backed up our truck. We sat our coupler onto the ball and we've latched it in place. So, now we're gonna install our arms. So, here we've got the arm. And we're installing the 800 pound tongue weight version today. They are labeled here on the ends. Now, the only real difference between this kit and the 1.2k tongue weight is these bars here. So, you could keep that in mind. If you have a maybe a little bit smaller trailer now, that works great with the 800. And you get a slightly bigger trailer later on down the road, it would be as simple as just swapping these out to get that higher 1.2. Now, the 600 pound tongue weight version is a little bit different. It has a smaller ball on it. So, you do wanna keep that in mind. It's gonna be a different ball size. So, we can go ahead and insert these. This is just gonna slip right up into here. It is a good idea to put some molybdenum grease on here to help it work better. For demonstration purposes today, we're not gonna get this bar all messy, but it does just slide up in there. Make sure we're all the way up clicked into place there. We heard it click. And we verify here that we can't pull it out. If you're unsure whether or not you got it installed in there, I'd recommend removing it. So that way, you can see how the mechanism works that clips it in. Here's our release mechanism here. If we look at the mechanism, and the way this works is you'll pull out on the pin, and then your arm drops down. You can see where that pin would go into this little slot here. That's just another way you can kind of double check yourself if you're unsure whether or not you've got these fully inserted. Once you've got it into that side, we need to put our bar up on top of here. Now, you can see we're pretty far away from being able to do that right now. Couple of things we can do to make that easier, we can raise up on our trailer using the tongue jack. And we're actually gonna lift up on our truck some. All right. And by doing that, you can see we've got it quite a bit closer here. Now, we're still pretty far away from being able to get this latched. You do have a tool that comes in your kit that can make it a little easier. We're gonna lift it up just a little bit higher here. All right. And to use the tool to help you install these, the tool will hook just like this. Our arm will fit down in the little groove there. And then when we lift up on it, it'll pop it on there. But based on the amount of pressure that we are putting on our bar right now, and based on how much we've lifted up on the back and we're still this far away, being that difficult to put on there means we're gonna get a ton of pressure out of this bar. More than we probably need. So, if you're this far away and you see you're struggling, we're gonna go ahead and just loosen these up and bring this down one notch. So, I'm gonna grab my 3/4 inch socket and do that real fast. So, now that we've moved it down a notch, we're gonna put our tool back up in here once again. Lift up on the tool. And it pops it on there for you. We'll then put our L on there to prevent our arm from coming off and secure it with the pin. We'll now just repeat this over on the other side to get that one installed over there. We wanna install our bracket exactly in the same distance from the front. So, we'll make our mark kind of at the same spot here at the front and line up the other side the same way, get this clamped on there. Put our L-bracket here in the same position. And again, put our arm in there. So, we're just gonna go repeat that over on the other side. So, we went ahead and hooked up the bar on the other side. So, we're fully hooked up. Gone ahead and raise our jack up. You can see here that there's a gap underneath. We're fully down on our ball. So, the full weight of our trailer is now on our weight distribution system and on our truck here, at least on the front and where we're sitting. So, let's go ahead and take a look at our trailer, make sure that it's sitting level. And we're also to check the ride height on our truck to see how it's sitting to make sure we're getting back to that factory ride height. So, here's our trailer over here with our bubble level. And we're just a hair down in the front, but pretty darn close to level. By the time we take this thing out and drive, it will likely settle in. That's very close to level there. So, now we're gonna check our truck. And our ride height now at the back is right at 36 inches. So, we're one inch down here in the back, which is acceptable. An inch and a half down is about the most you would wanna drop in the back. So, now we're checking our measurements here in the front and we're right back at 36, maybe 36 1/4. Real close, so we're right back at that factory ride height. One of the things we wanna check here in the front is that we're not pushing down on the front of our truck. Where we're actually like lifting the back of the truck up and reputting that weight all in the front axle, we don't want that. We wanna make sure here in the front, we're right at about where our factory ride height was. Give or take maybe about a quarter of an inch. And that completes our installation of Blue Ox's 2-Point weight distribution system on our 2013 Ram 1500..

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Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 6-Hole Shank - 10K GTW, 800 TW - BLU65FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (37 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 correct sway for a smooth ride. Adjustable shank and 2-5/16" hitch ball included.

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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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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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There was a UPS delivery problem with my initial order. The response from etrailer was fantastic, prompt responses and very quick shipping on the follow up order. Parts are all in good condition and accounted for. This appears to be a very nicely designed and sturdy hitch. Can't wait to test it.



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great product with outstanding customer support and service.
will buy more products



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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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I bought a new (to me) 2011R-vision Trail Sport. When installing the hitch with the help of the previous owner, (who had recommended the Blue Ox Hitch from etrailer), we could not get the left spring bar to lock into the receiver. After repeated attempts to no avail, we wedged the spring bar in and and after applying weight, it stayed in place and I was able to limp home. On arrival I unhooked the trailer and brought the hitch to my work bench where I discovered a metal burr from welding inside the left receptacle. I was able to grind the burr of with my Dremel tool and the hitch is now working properly. This project took well over 2 hours and was extremely frustrating! The previous owner had an older version of the Blue Ox hitch and I was fortunate that he had some experience with installation, none the less we were both exasperated. And one final complaint, the edges of the pry bar were sharp enough to cut my hand but a touch up with a file and some emery cloth resolved the problem. I'm not one to complain but I was pretty frazzled by the end of the 40 minute drive home.



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



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UPS tore the box to pieces and lost the lever arm needed to load the spring bars onto the hitch. etrailer shipped a replacement out the same day I called so my customer was not inconvenienced. simply awesome customer service!



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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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Once I set it up prorperly it works just fine.



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Easy inital setup, easy to use.
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Over kill for my trailer but I'm that g uy!



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



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    Yes, the hitch ball on the Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution System part # BLU82XR is pre-installed and torqued to the factory specification.
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  • Will the Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution System BLU82XR Work for 700 lb Tongue Weight
    Yes, when the Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 6-Hole Shank - 10K GTW, 800 TW # BLU82XR gives a range of 600-800 pounds of tongue weight, you will be good to go if you have 700 pounds of tongue weight. Since your total tongue weight of your setup falls into the middle of the Blue Ox's range, this is an ideal system for you.
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  • Can Trailer with Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution Be Backed Up Without Removing Spring Bars
    Since the Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BLU82XR doesn't have a friction sway control bar you can back up without removing the spring bars. With that being said, spring bars do limit the amount of turning clearance for a towing rig so you might end up having to remove the bars anyways just so you can maneuver your trailer properly.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2013 Forest River Rockwood Roo
    The Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution System part # BLU82XR would be an excellent option for a 2013 Forest River Rockwood Roo. It's rated for up to 10,000 lbs of gross trailer weight and 800 lbs of tongue weight which should cover just above every floorplan. The system also has built-in sway control which will help you keep the trailer in a straight line out on the highway. It comes with a pre-torqued hitch ball as well.
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  • Recommended WDS for a 2021 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite FSX TT
    The Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BLU65FR you're looking at would work fine but I don't think you're going to need a system that big. I recommend checking out the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # RP66558 instead. This system has a tongue weight range of 400-600 lbs which seems like it'll be much better suited for you. I do still recommend loading your trailer as if you were heading out and having your trailer weighed to get the official...
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  • Can L-Brackets Be Used Instead Of Chain Hangers For Chain Spring Bars?
    For chain type spring bar weight distribution hitches you must use a Chain Hanger # C17003. The L-Brackets # BLU42QR can only be used for systems designed to ride on this type of bracket. I recommend matching your manufactures for the spring bars and the hangers to ensure everything is compatible.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Lance Camper with GVWR of 7000 lb
    To pick out the best weight distribution you need at least a pretty close figure on what the tongue weight will be. The reason for this is if you go too low the system isn't effective and if you overshoot it you end up with a pretty rough ride quality. Which based on the description of your ride quality and fact you said the bars are huge I predict that this is what's going on with your setup. So the part # BLU82XR could work for you but it has a pretty narrow tongue weight range at 600-800...
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  • Best Weight Distribution Hitch System For Travel Trailer Dry Weight of 5,250lbs Tongue Weight 587lbs
    The main difference between the Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BLU47FR and the Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BLU82XR is going to be the spring bar design. The round bar of the 2-Point is not a design that I like. The bar having the bend creates a weak point in the design, and will not be as stable as a trunnion bar like the TrackPro uses. Since it loads in from the bottom you will loose ground clearance at this point which I often see will...
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  • How to Locate Cold Side of Stop Light Switch on 2019 Jeep Cherokee
    Locating the cold side of the stop light switch on your 2019 Jeep Cherokee can definitely be difficult, assuming you can even access it. You can use a circuit tester like the # PTW2993 to find which wire only has power when the brake pedal is pressed and splice into it for installation. Alternatively, you can install the Roadmaster Stop Light Switch Kit # RM-751471. This is often the solution when the factory wire is difficult to find or inaccessible. Once installed, you can finish your...
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  • Recommended Pole Tongue Adapter for Weight Distribution System on a Boat Trailer
    I spoke with my rep at Blue Ox and checked Reese's website both the Chain Hangers you mentioned item # BXW4023 and the Reese item # RP58393 only work with chain hanging type weight distribution systems. Since you were looking at the Blue Ox 2-Point Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control item # BLU47FR which has an 600 lbs - 800 lbs tongue weight range, I recommend the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control item # BXW0756. This system will be better suited for you boat trailer....
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Hitch For Trailer With 500 lb Tongue Weight
    I highly recommend getting a weight distribution hitch with sway control, and the best option for your Forest River travel trailer with a loaded tongue weight near 500 lbs is from Equal-i-zer: - Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution with 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37061ET This hitch is rated for loaded tongue weights between 200 lbs and 600 lbs so it has the perfect range for your trailer, and I really like the Equal-i-zer for a number of reasons. One of the best things about it is its superior...
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  • What Weight Distribution Hitch and Brake Controller do You Recommend for My 2018 Ford Explorer?
    For a great option when towing with your 2018 Ford Explorer XLT with a 8k trailer with around 1,000 pounds of tongue weight, I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/4-Point Sway Control # EQ37100ET. Not only does this system provide you with 10k pounds of maximum gross towing weight and provide you with the 1k of tongue weight you need, it also gives you the anti-sway results you are looking for to increase overall control. Since this setup comes with a 2-5/16 inch ball,...
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  • Recommended Weight And Sway Distribution Hitch for Riverside RV Retro Travel Trailer
    I recommend using the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution # FA92-00-0800. This will work with tongue weights from 400-800lbs and trailers up to 8,000lbs. It also uses trunnion weight distribution bars that will give you better ground clearance and last longer. You will need a 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # EQ91-00-6100 and a 1-7/8" 12pt Thin Walled Socket # ALL643216 to install it on your hitch.
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  • Comparing Blue Ox, Curt, and Fastway Weight Distribution for Starcraft Launch Hybrid
    When it comes to weight distribution, tongue weight is the most important factor. It looks like you are ahead of the game and accounted for that with each of these systems, great job. I would still recommend finding your actual tongue weight once your trailer is loaded up. You can use a tongue weight scale like the # e99044 or the bathroom scale method to find this. Starting with the Curt # C17051, I would definitely not recommend this over the Blue Ox or Fastway. As you pointed out, this...
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  • Determining Correct Weight Distribution Hitch For 2019 Dodge Durango Towing 2021 Keystone Passport
    I would be happy to help! Since your 2019 Dodge Durango is limited to 6200lbs trailer weight, and tongue weight is typically 10-15% of the trailer weight the max tongue weight of your trailer should be 620-930lbs. You will want to confirm this using a tongue weight scale like the etrailer # e99044, or one of the other methods shown in the included help article For a weight distribution hitch with built in sway control for that range I recommend the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point...
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