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Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Lindsey S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have a trailer with 750 lbs – 1,000 lbs of tongue weight that only experiences occasional sway
  • Hate the loud scraping and popping of other hitches with built-in sway control
  • Want an easily adjustable system that gives you good weight distribution

No, if you:

  • Have a trailer with a C-channel frame or a crossmember that could interfere with the clamp-on brackets
Shank fits 2" hitches and offers up to an 8" rise and a 2" drop. System uses optimal points of tension to help prevent sway while it balances your trailer's load for a more level ride. Clamp-on brackets require no drilling. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Blue Ox. Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW part number BXW1000 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Weight Distribution Hitch - BXW1000

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

Shank fits 2" hitches and offers up to an 8" rise and a 2" drop. System uses optimal points of tension to help prevent sway while it balances your trailer's load for a more level ride. Clamp-on brackets require no drilling.


  • 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 sway control helps to prevent trailer sway
    • Constant tension in trunnions helps force trailer in line
    • Rotating lift brackets ensure that chains are tight and secure to keep spring bars from moving
  • Trunnion spring bars flex for a controlled, even ride
    • Easily lock in place and remove with included pin and clip
    • Interchangeable with other Blue Ox spring bars (sold separately) to raise or lower the weight capacity
  • 2 Grease zerks inside head assembly make maintenance simple and clean
  • Unique, rotating-latch lift brackets connect spring bars to trailer
    • Quick and simple to use - insert lift chain into slot and rotate bracket with wrench
    • Clamp-on design - no drilling needed
  • Required tilt is built into head assembly - no adjustment needed
  • Powder coated steel construction
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, lift chains, rotating lift brackets with handles, reducer bushing for ball shank, pin and clip, 2-5/16" hitch ball, and all necessary hardware
  • Made in the USA


  • Tongue weight: 750 lbs - 1,000 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Application:
    • 2" x 2" Trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
    • Trailers with frame height between 3" and 6"
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Lift-bracket positioning: mount about 29" back from hitch ball
  • Shank length:
    • 9" From center of hitch pin hole to center of adjustment holes
    • 10" From center of hitch pin hole to front of shank
    • 8" From center of hitch pin hole to back of shank
    • 13" Overall
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 8-3/4"
    • Maximum rise: 8"
    • Maximum drop: 2"
    • Overall height: 10"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ BXW1000Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • 2-5/16" Hitch Ball
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars

Create a 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.

Unique Features of Blue Ox SwayPro

Blue Ox SwayPro Rotating Latch Brackets

Other weight distribution systems have lift brackets that require you to apply a good amount of leverage to get them to snap up, which can be difficult and frustrating. With the SwayPro, all you have to do is insert the lift chain into the bracket slot and rotate the bracket with the included wrench until the lock pin engages.

Another feature of the SwayPro is the easy-to-use head. The required pitch is already built into the head, so 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 height. No additional, fine-tune adjustment is needed, which means no hard-to-access washers or difficult-to-use thumbscrew.

Built-In Tension Stops Sway

Blue Ox SwayPro System with Built-In Sway Control Hooked Up

The SwayPro offers four points of built-in sway control. Within the head assembly, the trunnions are designed to hold the spring bars securely in position, placing just enough tension on them to cause them to constantly force your trailer in line. At the other end of this weight distribution system, the rotating brackets ensure that the lift chains are pulled as taut as possible. In addition, the basic design of the brackets keeps much of the length of the lift chains wrapped up inside of the brackets. Typically, only a couple of links hang down from each bracket. So each chain is held more stable than in traditional weight distribution systems, where more than twice as many links are exposed. This tight, stable design limits the movement of the spring bars so that they can exert more force on your trailer to effectively keep it from shifting side to side. Furthermore, unlike many friction-style sway controls, the SwayPro allows you to back up your trailer without having to remove or disengage the system.

BXW1000 Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Hitch - Clamp On Brackets - 10,000 lbs

Installation Details BXW1000 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW - BXW1000

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (263 Customer Reviews)

Shank fits 2" hitches and offers up to an 8" rise and a 2" drop. System uses optimal points of tension to help prevent sway while it balances your trailer's load for a more level ride. Clamp-on brackets require no drilling.

- BXW1000

I have used my Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW Item #BXW1000 now for the past year towing our Airstream 27FB with a Ford F150 over 5000 miles and six weeks of road trips. For comparison, I had used Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control hitches on three prior travel trailers over eight years - including a prior 27FB. For comparable levels of weight distribution, I have found: 1. The sway control with the Blue Ox is more of a dampening of sway - making it tolerable, while the Reese seemed to eliminate the sway from starting in the first place. A noticeable difference with crosswinds and passing semis at highway speeds. 2. Tightening and loosening the torsion bars with the supplied wrench and rotating cam of the Blue Ox is more stressful and unpredictable than using the lever pipe and lift bracket for the cam of the Reese. I bought a longer torsion bar and socket to replace the supplied wrench which helps (see photo). 3. While the Reese torsion bars and cams require routine topical application of grease, the Blue Ox torsion bar swivel attachments (see photo) require a grease gun to keep lubricated which is a nuisance. 4. Routine wear on the paint of the Blue Ox cam (see photo) adds rust as a maintenance problem that I didn't have with the Reese systems.

- BXW1000

It worksgreat! I really like the customer service at etrailer. They help you get the parts you need and are fair if you need to send them back or exchange. I have this stetup on my 2020 f-250 and 2021 keystone outback 210urs (5000lbs with around 500lb younger weight) I’ve never towed the trailer without the bars on but I can say that the ride is smooth. On a smooth highway I have gone 70+mph for short periods to pass and it feels totally smooth and safe. You don’t need these bars with a 3/4 ton Truck but it makes the ride more balanced and keeps you truck bed more level and I think that improves safety. It takes around 20% of the load off you tow hitch. I ordered this before I received my trailer and had to return the chain and bar portion for the next size up because I ended up with a heavier trailer. Because of the delays from the factory. etrailer helped me out the whole way and only charged me shipping. This is a no brainer! Get this hitch your suspension will thank you and buy from etrailer they are better at customer service than a brick and mortar store. Plus they have a huge inventory.

- BXW1000

Great product! Exactly what I was looking for to use with my hitch extension for my boat trail and camper set up.

Excellent! This is exactly what I needed to help with the tongue weight of my boat trailer. This product takes the worry out of towing with the extended trailer hitch due to the camper on the truck.
Paul - 04/07/2021

- BXW1000

Pros: Easy to install, doesnt squeak like all of the other ones. Able to back up without disconnecting. Easy to use as long as you lift the trailer up all the way on the tounge before you connect/disconnect. My truck (2017 F150 with 2020 Cougar 29BHS) sits perfectly level with no sag at all. Sway is minimal although I have yet to drive in anything with winds greater than 30MPH (thankfully) Cons: Main con for me is having to raise up the tounge everytime to connect or disconnect the chains. If you dont do this, you will never be able to get enough links in for proper tension, and when you go to release the chains the tension will be extreme causing the breaker bar to go flying forward.

- BXW1000

1yr review. First off Amy with customer support was extremely helpful with making sure I picked the correct product and to get it to me in a timely manner. Now for the product The BlueOx unit has been great, the hitch is a little heavy for some people but it is manageable, the installation was a breeze with clear instructions (video) and took about an hour with a quick trip to rent a torque wrench to tighten to spec and have my local dealership install the ball to avoid the cost of another socket. Setting the correct chain tension is a trial and error process based on your vehicle and trailer weight, I have two different settings based on it I’m carrying fresh water or not. Using the cam tension system can take some force to tighten but lift the tongue more it will help alleviate this but my wife does struggle with it when she hooks up (Don’t get hurt when camping). As for pulling it keeps the trailer on track (I pull a 33’ TT) provided you have good tension on the bars of it sways a bit take up another link. The unit is quite so no popping or cracking (like most) and you can back the unit in without disconnecting. The unit has held up to the Arizona weather and still looks like new except for the nuts welded to the tensioner where the wrench connects has some surface rust and wear. Overall this is a great product I like that additional parts can be purchased separately for additional trailer uses or upgrade for new trailers. My only complaint would be the amount of force needed to set the cam tensioners.

- BXW1000

I bought the blue ox weight distribution hitch as an upgrade from my original weight distribution hitch that I purchased from Harbor freight. What a difference!

- BXW1000

The hitch is good. The problem is that it hangs down really low and scrapes the ground a lot. It looks like the other ones sit up higher. It handles the sway and distribution really well.

- BXW1000

The product is exactly what I expected with even better service! My shipment was going to be late due to COVID delays, however etrailer did not let that happen. After calling them and stating that I needed this item ASAP, they made it happen. Awesome company!

- BXW1000

I love the service that etrailer has offered me. I heard nothing nothing but good things about this hitch

- BXW1000

Excellent weight distribution hitch. I feel much safer connecting and disconnecting this hitch compared to the one from the dealer.

- BXW1000

After a year and thousands of miles later, this Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution system has worked flawlessly! We pull a about seventy-two hundred pound trailer with it in all kinds of weather conditions without worrying about “tail whipping”. The truck and trailer sits solidly level every time we hook up. The chains lock cam makes it a breeze to use, even my wife can do it while l’m taking care of other things. The design and construction are spot on. This is our third trailer and weight distribution system, and it is by far the best. It is so nice to be able to back up without having to remember to loosen a sway control arm! We highly recommend it!!!

- BXW1000

Let me start off by saying why I wanted sway control. My first trip up Oregon's I5 between Eugene and Portland with my 28' Komfort Lite trailer in a moderate cross breeze, lots of semi's and fast traffic. Not a good first time experience, slowed from 60mph to 50mph to make it tolerable for me. Saw other trailers zoom by me at much faster speeds and looked to be pretty solid-no sway. Had no clue which system to choose, so I looked at all that was available on the site. Many looked very complex and the reviews on each were mostly positive. So, I choose to go simple with the Blue Ox, easy 20 min bolt on. Did have to make a 1/2" adjustment on the latch brackets, as per the instructions, to have the chains straight up and down. I haven't been on the road yet, but my initial hook up attempt has highlighted a couple of issues. First, with all the tongue weight on the TV, there is no way you will be able to attach the chain where you want it. No biggie, as with the old system, just use the tongue jack to raise everything up until you can get to the link you want. Had to go higher than I was used to, but still OK. Second, when unhooking (again, with weight on tongue jack), knuckles come very close to the spring bar on one side. Don't get distracted when rotating the latch to release the chain! Also, the chain wants to "snap" out of the slot at some point when rotating. I may want to retire the supplied wrench and go with a socket, short extension, and breaker bar just to keep my hands away from these potential hazards. As always, the ordering process was great. Helps a lot when everybody understands what you are trying to do, then convey what you need. Rich

Hitch is doing its job! Semis arent an issue anymore so Im more relaxed when towing. Those big delivery box trucks have more of an effect than semis, but no problem. Happy I got this hitch.
Richierod - 05/27/2017

- BXW1000

I have been installing the hitch and the 26000 lb 2&5/16" ball that I ordered. All went well until I tried to install the ball which has a 1& 7/8" nut which requires a socket to tighten the nut in the hitch enclosure. Not having that size socket I could not find one that size in the local retail stores. I have resorted to buying an Altrade socket on line from Home Depot for $14. Hopefully it will fit in side the hitch nut enclosure.

Installed theSwayPro WD system and found it worked well until recent trip. Decided I need the 1500 bars because od additional weight.
Ron I - 08/10/2015

- BXW1000

Hitch came fairly quickly and all items were packaged well. The 3/4 inch nuts for the bolts were not included however, had to go purchase them at local hardware store

- BXW1000

The hitch was delivered in just a few days, earlier than expected. The hitch was exactly as described. The dealership attached the hitch to our Keystone Outback 298RE and Excursion without any problem. Our trip from Ohio to Colorado went without incident even though we traveled through wind, rain and snow. Hooking up the trailer with the SwayPro was no problem and very easy to use.

What is your tongue weight on the blue ox ? I have a Keystone outback 277RL 35 feet and looking at a blue ox 1500 tw and wondering if this the proper one to buy.
-- comment by: Harry M - 06/29/2015

- BXW1000

Using with a 27 foot Lance trailer and 2015 Jeep grand Cherokee. Shipping and packing from e trailer great. Hitch well made and easy to install. Replacing a Reese weight distribution hitch w/sway control that wasn't up to the job. Blue Ox controls sway well and tows much more smoothly-vibrations with old hitch eliminated. Only dissatisfaction is with the paint. Several nicks/chips in the paint as delivered and over time some rusting of the latch mechanisms. Called Blue Ox-they said no touch up paint available. Used some Rustoleum that somewhat matches the texture and color. Would really like some OE paint from Blue Ox!

- BXW1000

Fast delivery, installed the BlueOn hitch today, installation instructions very easy. Hooked up the Airstream and took it out to test the new hitch, works great, plus you can back up the trailer without removing anything and no grease. Used to get real dirty on the old hitch.

- BXW1000

I purchased this weight distribution hitch to tow my 24 ft enclosed car trailer. The weight distribution and sway control are great. I also really like that the leveling bars do not have grease on them. I like the thought look of the powder coating. I am disappointed with the corrosion protection of the trailer attachment and the hitch. They started showing sign of corrosion quickly. The hitch was only left out in the rain for a day or two and it showed signs of corrosion.

- BXW1000

After owning a couple other hitches including a Hensley the Blue Ox distribution hitch is my favorite and probably the only hitch I will own. Hooking up is easy enough however I would suggest using a socket attached to a break-over bar rather than the supplied wrench (just my opinion). I pull a 30ft Classic Airstream with a 3/4 ton HD Chevy Duramax and the Blue Ox with this combination is excellent. The only negative thing I have found about the hitch is over time it tends to get a little rust here and there so keep wiped down or touched up with similar paint.

- BXW1000

This trailer hitch and anti away system is top notch. I have owned multiple hitches for trailers over the years, but the Blue Ox is the winner. Thanks for a great product!

I had no idea what I needs and was sold this. Then seeing what others have. Yes. Definitely a nice setup
-- comment by: Matt n - 09/20/2015

- BXW1000

Bought the Sway Pro to replace a hitch that had separate sway control. The Blue Ox works better on the road as trucks pass us and I really like backing up without loosening the sway friction. This Blue Ox WDH does not come with a ball. Had to have U-Haul tighten the 50mm nut on the 2 5/16” ball. Odd torque value for the hitch bolts too? Etrailer matched the prices and delivered in TWO days!

- BXW1000

Ordered the Blue Ox BXW1000. The ordering process was easy and the item shipped right away. I received it very quickly and shipping was FREE! A good thing when your order weighs almost 100 pounds. Installation was straight forward. I have not had a chance to tow with the new hitch, but I am looking forward to not hearing all the pops and snaps I heard with the old Husky. I also am looking forward to better sway control. Thanks etrailer!

- BXW1000

Good quality. Shipping was fast.

- BXW1000

I have yet to tow with the hitch, but it is very well built !! Nice clean welds, looks to be powder coated. Miranda at etrailer is awesome !! Very helpful during ordering process, and after it was delivered. Box was damaged by brown truck people, but thankfully all parts remained in box.

- BXW1000

Truly appreciate this purchase and customer service received before & after purchasing this item. I was able to successful move my 8500 lb tiny house across 500 miles without a problem. Thank you for everything!

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Ask the Experts about this Blue Ox Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Fighting Trailer Sway on 35 Foot Trailer Pulled With 2018 Ford F-350
    I reached out to Blue Ox directly and was able to confirm that with the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution system # BXW1000 you will get the best results with the sway control mode turned off on your 2018 Ford F-350. If with the sway control turned off you are still getting too much trailer sway when towing, you may need to move to a different weight distribution system like the Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BLU77FR is made for trailers that have quite a bit...
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  • Towing Safely With A 2004 Toyota Tacoma
    Always go by your owners manual. If we were to give you a higher rated hitch, your Tundra will still be the limiting factor. I would encourage you to measure your tongue weight using this scale # e99044. Watch the video to get a closer look as to how it works! I always triple check the tongue weight to make sure I have an accurate number so I can make the right decisions moving forward. On that note, a trailer with a DRY tongue weight of 709 lbs will be too much for your truck once...
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  • Recommended Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System for Travel Trailer With 640 lb Tongue Weight
    The Blue Ox # BXW1000 SwayPro is designed for trailers with tongue weights ranging from 750-1000 lbs. If the fully loaded and ready to pull trailer tongue weight of your travel trailer is less than 750 lbs, you'll have a pretty rough ride and the system won't be as effective as it should be. I'll link to an article that shows how to determine the actual as-towed tongue weight of your camper. If the as-towed trailer tongue weight IS 640 lbs (as opposed to the dry tongue weight) then you'll...
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  • Will a Standard Socket fit the Blue Ox SwayPro Systems
    Yes a standard chrome plated socket will work on the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control part # BXW1000 and other Blue Ox Sway Pro Systems.
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  • Blue Ox SwayPro BXW1000 with 2-1/2 inch Hitch Shank
    Blue Ox does not offer the SwayPro part # BXW1000 with a 2-1/2 inch shank or without a shank so to use this setup with a 2-1/2 inch hitch you'd have to also order the shank 2.5 inch shank # BXW4028 with the # BXW1000.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution/Sway Control for 6000 lb 2019 Heartland Sundance Travel Trailer
    Given the weight specs you described (thanks for those, by the way!), the tongue weight of your trailer will be somewhere in the 600-1000 lb range which is absolutely perfect for the Equal-i-zer # EQ37100ET. You'd mentioned that you were very concerned about trailer sway, and for good reason. Travel trailers like your Sundance are very susceptible to trailer sway caused by cross winds and turbulence from oncoming or passing traffic. The sides of a travel trailer might as well be the...
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  • Appropriate Chain Setting on the Blue Ox Sway Pro
    The mention of the 9th link on the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control part # BXW1000 if referring to the very last link furthest away from the spring bar. This is where you will start your chain as you are applying tension on them with the wrench. You will then tighten them equally to get the desired level result. I've linked a video on the system for you to check out which covers setup.
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  • Recommended Replacement Shank for Blue Ox Sway Control With Larger Rise or Drop
    To use the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BXW1000 with a vehicle that has a different height, you don't need to replace the entire system, you just may need a longer shank for increased rise or drop. I recommend using the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches - 12" Long - 9 Hole Adjustment # BXW4003.
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  • Comparing the Equal-i-zer # EQ37100ET and Blue Ox # BXW1000 Weight Distribution Systems
    I recommend going with the Blue Ox system, # BXW1000. The required tilt is built into the head assembly, so there is minimal adjustment needed. It also includes 2 grease zerks inside the head assembly, so maintenance is simple and clean. Also, Blue Ox spring bars are interchangeable with each other, so if you bought a new trailer or tow vehicle and needed to increase/decrease your weight capacity, you could simply purchase new spring bars rather than purchasing a whole new system. I've...
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  • Which Blue Ox Swaypro for Grand Design Imagine 2400BH
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  • Blue Ox Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 7,800 lb Trailer
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  • Is Blue Ox Sway Pro # BXW1000 Same as # BXW1000-S
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  • Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution for 7,000 lb Cargo Trailer
    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. For a trailer that weighs 7,000...
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  • How Does Tongue Weight Typically Affect Trailer Sway
    If you don't have enough tongue weight relative to the total trailer weight you'll end up with bad sway problems like you mentioned. The tongue weight of the trailer needs to be 10 to 15 percent of the total weight of the trailer otherwise you'll have sway issues. If you are having sway now you'd actually want to increase the tongue weight as that should take care of the problem. If you are experiencing sway only when the weight distribution system is connected that's an odd issue to have...
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  • Correctly Rated Weight Distribution System for Travel Trailer with 8,600 lb GVWR
    The correct weight distribution system for you is going to be the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BXW1506 which is rated for total tongue weights (TTW) between 1,000 lbs and 1,500 lbs. The reason for this is the ideal system would be one in which your TTW would fall somewhere in the middle of the weight distribution system's tongue weight capacity and TTW is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear...
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  • Determining if Underslung Weight Distribution System is Needed for Trailer
    The primary difference between the standard Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System # BXW1000 and the Blue Ox # BXW1003 that is designed for underslung couplers simply has to do with the reduced ground clearance that you would have with an underslung coupler. The weight distribution head for the underslung model features a different angle where the hitch ball mounts, which allows trailers with this type of coupler to use the system without having any clearance issues with the spring...
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  • How to Improve Sway Control with Blue Ox SwayPro WD System Installed on Trailer with Ford Expedition
    If your Expedition and trailer both sit level with the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System # BXW1000 installed, you shouldn't need to adjust anything on the chains or head to further limit sway, as the sway control is essentially built into its setup. I checked with Blue Ox and they state if you are still getting a lot of sway during travel it's likely that some cargo just needs to be re-distributed inside the trailer. It's important to note that the trailer's tongue weight should...
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  • Installation Tools Needed for Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System Part # BXW1001
    Thanks for your recent purchase! The Blue Ox weight distribution system # BXW1001 that you purchased will require drilling. The tools you will need are as follows: Torque wrench, drill, large vise grips, tape measure, 1/2 inch drill bit 3/4 socket and wrench and 1-1/16 and 1-1/8 inch sockets. The Blue Ox SwayPro system # BXW1000 is a clamp-on system as the rep explained and it will not require any drilling. It's much easier to install than the bolt on. I included a helpful...
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  • Can Regular Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution be Used on Trailer with Underslung Coupler
    If you now have a trailer that has an underslung coupler then yes, you will need to use the SwayPro for an underslung coupler instead of the current part # BXW1000 that you are using. To make your current system compatible with an underslung system all you have to do is swap out the head to the underslung option using part # BXW4012. This is because the pitch that those bars connect to the head unit changes to accommodate the lower coupler. I confirmed this with my contact at Blue Ox. When...
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  • Recommended Blue Ox Weight Distribution for Use With a 7,000 lb Trailer
    Whenever you are looking into buying a Weight Distribution (WD) system, you will first want to figure out what the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your setup is. You can find your TTW by measuring the Tongue Weight (TW) of your fully loaded and ready-to-go trailer, plus the weight of any cargo behind the read axle of your 2016 GMC Sierra 2500. Keep in mind that the TW of your trailer should be 10-15 percent of your Gross Trailer Weight (GTW). You can use the Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight...
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  • Will the 7-Hole Blue Ox Weight Distribution Shank Fit my 2017 Ford F-250
    When measuring for the correct weight distribution shank, you need to measure from the ground to the top of the inside edge on your truck's trailer hitch receiver, not the bottom. With that being said I can assume that the above distance on your truck is around 20-1/2". Therefore, you need a weight distribution shank with a rise of 3/4". The 7-hole shank included with the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control part # BXW1000 has up to an 8" rise so there won't be any issues....
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  • How Much Does the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System Weigh
    The overall weight of the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control part # BXW1000 is around 88 lbs. in the box. When using the system about 20 lbs. of that will be hanging on the trailer with the rotating lift brackets and another 15 will be in the arms you place in during setup. So all told you will be lifting about 53 lbs. into the receiver hitch when you use it. I've linked a video for you to check out on the system and it's setup to check out.
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  • Blue Ox Weigth Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer with 550 lb Tongue Weight
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    There are a few weight distribution systems that are made in the USA. The TorkLift SuperHitch Everest Weight Distribution System # TLWD1000 and all of the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control systems like # BXW1000 are made in the USA. The best of these options for most trailers is the Blue Ox SwayPro System that is a fit for your total tongue weight. That total tongue weight is determined by the loaded tongue weight of your trailer as well as any cargo behind the...
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  • Hitch Lock Recommendation for Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution System
    You'd want to use a hitch lock like the part # 5201 to lock the shank of your Blue Ox weight distribution system like the part # BXW1000 that you referenced. This replaces the hitch pin of the system with one that requires a key to open.
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