1. Weight Distribution Hitch
  2. Blue Ox
  3. 800 lbs
  4. 900 lbs
  5. WD With Sway Control
  6. Prevents Sway
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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Product Expert Lindsey S's Opinion

Why would I buy this?

  • Rotating latches let you really fine-tune the tension on the bars for good weight distribution
  • Quieter ride than systems with steel brackets or cams - no scraping or loud popping

Why wouldn't I buy this?

  • The chain setup just won't give you enough tension for good sway control
  • Included wrench can be a pain to use
  • You'll have to buy a hitch ball separately
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 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Weight Distribution Hitch - BXW1000

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

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
    • Automatically lock in place and easily remove
    • Interchangeable with other Blue Ox spring bars (sold separately) to raise or lower the weight capacity
  • No pins or clips needed - self-locking devices function throughout system
    • Easy-to-operate bracket locks automatically secure rotating brackets in place and release with push of lock pin
  • 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, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1" or 1-1/4" diameter shank
  • 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"
  • 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
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1" or 1-1/4" Diameter Shank

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 Spring Bars

Unlike other weight distribution systems, the SwayPro has automatically locking brackets throughout. Both spring bars insert, slotted side up, into the head assembly and then lock securely in place. Removal is just as easy - simply lift the locking pins on the trunnions and slide the bars out. Blue Ox spring bars are interchangeable with each other. If you buy a new trailer or tow vehicle and you need to increase or decrease your capacity, you can simply buy new spring bars instead of purchasing a whole new system.

Blue Ox SwayPro Rotating Latch Brackets

Other 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

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

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

Video Transcript for Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System with Sway Control in a clamp-on design. For demo purposes as well as the quick installation, we're going to be using part number BXW1000. This SwayPro weight distribution system that we're using today is rated for 10,000 pounds maximum gross trailer weight with a maximum 1,000-pound tongue weight. Now we're going to go ahead and take our vehicle and the trailer for a test drive with the original set up. There's no weight distribution or no sway protection or prevention on our set up as it stands. Go ahead and show you how much movement as well as how uneasy the feel the tow vehicle has.

There's a lot of sway or side-to-side motion with the weight of the trailer. Now let's go ahead and begin how we would install our new Blue Ox SwayPro system. We've gone ahead and made sure that our trailer and our tow vehicle are parked in a straight line. We've gone ahead and disconnected the trailer from the tow vehicle. Now that we have everything disconnected, we can go ahead and scoot our tow vehicle forward a little bit. Now that we have the trailer unhitched from the tow vehicle, we can go ahead and level the trailer up itself.

You can see we have our trailer level. With our trailer level, we can turn our attention over to our tow vehicle. We need to remove the existing ball mount. Next, we're going to need to go ahead and measure the coupler here on our trailer and when we measure up, the top here we got 21 inches with the trailer level. There's one additional we need to go over here on the head of the SwayPro. You'll notice there's two little grease fittings here.

You will need to grease these periodically so that your SwayPro gives you long life and everything stays lubricated like it should. Next, were going to go over here and here's our shank that goes into the receiver. You'll notice that it has seven holes on it because it can go either this way or this way. For this particular vehicle, we're going to put it going up. It does have a 0 to 5 inch adjustability built into it so depending on your particular tow vehicle and trailer, it is adjustable.We'll go ahead and put our receiver shank into the receiver.

Put our 5/8 pin and clip in to secure it. Next, we're going to need to put the hitch head under the shank that's in the receiver. Now, we need to get a measurement of the top of the ball which you will need to supply separately. It does not come with the Blue Ox SwayPro system. You need the top of the ball measurement to be one to two inches higher than your coupler height. For our instance today, were at 21 inches on the trailer coupler height so we need to be 22 to 23 inches to the top of the ball. We're just going to temporarily set the ball in the hitch head for now so we can get our adjustment. Go ahead and slide the head onto the receiver. We'll take a couple of the 3/4 inch bolts. Just go through the holes to hold it in place for now. Now that we just have it temporarily set up, we can go ahead and take another measurement and from the ground to the top of the ball here, we are at 23 inches, so we're within the 1 to 2-inch height difference so this looks like thats a good location to secure the head to the receiver shank. While we may have been able to get our height needed with the receiver shank here flipped over to help eliminate any possibility of dragging or hitting something with this part hanging down, we went ahead and flipped it over. As you can see where there's still plenty of clearance. You don't have anything dragging here. It'll all depend on your particular application whether this is facing up or facing down. Now the ball we're using today is an inch and a quarter diameter shank so it fits in the head properly. If your ball only has a 1 inch shank, they do supply a coupler tha'tll go over it like that and drop into place taking up the excess room in the head of the receiver here. The hitch ball the we're using today is a 2-5/16 diameter with a 12,000-pound maximum gross trailer weight rating and its part number 19286. Here's the Loctite that we'll need to add to each of the threads here before we install the 3/4 inch lock nut and 3/4 inch hex nut for each. The red Loctite that we'll be using today is Loctite Thread Locker 262, part number LT37420. Next, we can go ahead, tighten down the hardware here. With the hardware tightened down, we'll go ahead and torque it down to the manufacturers specification. Next, you're going to need to secure the ball to the hitch head. To make things a little bit easier, I'm going to go ahead and flip over our whole set up here in the receiver. It makes things a little bit easier. If you turn it sideways like that, it'll make things a little bit easier to torque down the nut that secures the hitch ball. We'll need to install the lock washer that comes with the ball as well as the nut. We'll go ahead and tighten and torque down the ball to the manufacturers specification. Now that we have the hitch ball torque down, again make sure that you follow the manufacturers instructions for mounting the hitch ball to the head of the receiver.We'll go ahead and turn the whole thing back to the upright position. Line up the hitch pin hole. Put our 5/8 pin back in place as well as the clip. Go ahead and take another quick measurement to make sure we're still where we were before, right at 23 inches still. Our coupler height is at 21 so we should be good. Now, we're ready to go ahead and hook back up to our trailer. We'll go ahead and raise the trailer back up so we can back our tow vehicle underneath the coupler and we can hitch things up. We can go ahead and lower our trailer down under the ball. Next, we're going to need to measure back 29 inches from the center of our coupler along our frame here on our trailer. Go ahead and put a mark here on our trailer. Go ahead and repeat that same process over on the other side. Here's what our rotating latches look like. They come with this larger bolt but depending on your frame of your trailer, you may need to replace the bolt with this shorter one. It will all depend on how wide your trailer is or if this bolt here is too long and has an obstruction. You do get two of these with the kit as well if you need to replace them. In our particular application, this particular short bolt is too short to work properly so we'll be using the longer bolt that's already installed. You'll notice that it also a jam nut here once everything is installed. We'll go ahead and line up the bolts here with our mark we made. Go ahead and get that centered up.Then go ahead and just hand-tighten down the bolt in the back for now. Go ahead and repeat that same process over on the other side. Setting up the Blue Ox system itself is identical except for the bars are different and you can tell by the different dots underneath which size kit you have. The way you can tell the difference, just by looking at them it's kind of hard to do that but when you look right here, there's these little dimples or dots. Three dots means that its a 1,000-pound spring bar. Just for comparison, we have one here. It looks identical to it but this one here only has one dot on it. That means its a 550-pound bar. They range anywhere from no dots which is a 350-pound bar all the way up to five dots which is a 2,000-pound bar. After we have our spring bar in, kind of hold up where it would be, i'ts going to be right in the middle.We can go ahead and tighten and torque down the nut to the manufacturers specification. Once that's done, we can go ahead and take the jam nut. Tighten that down as well. Go ahead and tighten down our nut here. Go ahead and torque it down then. Then go ahead and tighten down the jam nut. We'll then go ahead and repeat the same process over on the other side. Let's go over a little more detail how the bar slides in to the head of the hitch. Theres a hole drilled into it right here. Tha'ts what lines up with this little release mechanism right here. You want to make sure that that's always facing up. You'll slide it into place until that drops back down in securing the bar in position. Now let's go ahead and show you how to connect one of the bars in with the latch mechanism. We've gone ahead with the trailer coupler to the ball. We've used the trailer jack to raise up the front end of the trailer as well as help hold up the weight on the back end of the tow vehicle. We've gone up pretty high as you can see. That'll make connecting our bar here a lot easier. A good starting point is to have about three lengths visible on the bottom of this latch mechanism here once it's flipped back into position. Let's go ahead and go over how these work. You pull the handle here and that releases them. Allows them to pivot down and then as you turn it using the handle, locks it back into place. We'll go ahead and show you how one works. Go ahead and take the chain. There's a little groove built into the mechanism here, drops in like that. The chain into position and by having the trailer jacked up like this, it makes it much easier to turn this mechanism right here into position. Take the bar. Turn it counterclockwise until you hear it snap or lock into position. You notice that there's a lot of tension on the bar and it also does have some bow to it or flex to it. That is what it's supposed to do, that is normal. That's what helps with the weight distribution as well as stopping any sway to the trailer. We'll go ahead and repeat that same process over on the other side. With both of the bars connected, we can go ahead and lower the trailer down.We've gone and taken the weight off the jack so all the weight is on the vehicle now. Let's go back over here to our level on the side of trailer. If you'll see here, if you remember from the beginning, we started at four and four with the trailer level not hooked to the tow vehicle at all and now that we are hooked to the tow vehicle, we are level on the trailer. We're pretty well right where we want to be set on the height of the hitch head as well as the tension on the bars. Now we'll go ahead and take it out for another test drive and show you what it looks like with the new Blue Ox SwayPro hooked up to our trailer. Now that we have our new Blue Ox SwayPro system installed, you can see how much better the vehicle handles pulling this trailer. Theres a lot less movement in the vehicle and you have a lot more secure or stable feeling in your tow vehicle as you're going down the road. You don't have any sway or movement of the trailer. Let's go ahead and get a baseline of what our vehicle is without the trailer connected to it at all. From the ground to the bottom of the wheel well, we're about 36-1/4 inches. Come up to the front here and were about 35-1/8 to 35-1/4 inches from the ground to the bottom of the wheel well. Now let's go ahead and take some measurements now that we have our SwayPro set up on the vehicle. From the ground to the bottom of the wheel well, we have 35 inches here at rear. We move up to the front, it appears at the front we have about 35-1/8. We're pretty even with the Blue Ox SwayPro set up on our vehicle and trailer and that'll do it for our quick look as well as installation of the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System with sway control and the clamp-on style.

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   (161 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

This is one of the best products I have purchased. It works even better than I thought it would. The item was delivered on time and in great condition. Very nice people to do business with. 127805

- BXW1000

Ordered this at the recommendation of some fellow campers. Very well built and easy to set up. ETrailer had this in my hands very quick. Ordered on a Tuesday evening. Received it Thursday afternoon! Wow. Thanks Folks! 112457

Well still very pleased with the Blue OX! Awesome hitch and all of my camping buddies are amazed at how easy this unit it to hook up.
Alan B - 01/11/2015


- BXW1000

Well built product-solid product! My friend highly recommended this Blue Ox Sway Bar. I seen it on his truck when he came to our camp. I didn't have one. I'll be using this sway bar real soon. USA made...I hope? No Blue Ox Bull - from China. Keep on working hard, Ron 67772

- 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! 447330

- 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. 770168

- BXW1000

Very solid hitch. Have not towed with it yet but it looks like it will work well. We pick up out camper in a few weeks. 745540

- BXW1000

Pulling a 34ft travel trailer with a f-150 3.5 eco boost. I would get a lot of sway with my normal weight distribution hitch. Did tons of research and read tons of reviews and watched a lot of videos. Decided on the blue ox sway pro. This thing is a beast. Haven’t got to use yet. But am excited for this years camping season. Super fast shipping and awesome price match. Great customer service. 609772

- BXW1000

The product showed up with everything I needed and on time. Etrailer also price matched. Thanks again for another easy and fast transaction. 605287

- BXW1000

Great product, great service, could not be happier. 564045

- BXW1000

I have been more than impressed with the service I got. They were able to answer all my questions 475939

- 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. 422378

- BXW1000

This is the 4th unit i have bought. These are used in hauling loads to commercial jobs all around from Texas to Pa. We are based out of the Atlanta area and my guns are ruff on tools etc. These have held up well to the abuse and would buy again if needed. !!!!!!! 414990

- BXW1000

Powder Coted should be no problems w/rust, allot easier to connect leveling chains. 408636

- BXW1000

The Blue Ox Sway Pro was all I expected. Easy install and easy calibration. Well engineered and robust parts. etrailer was very helpful with shipping and tracking the shipment as i was on a tight schedule. 400581

- BXW1000

best price, great customer service and easy to install. why buy anywhere else. I will definately do business with etrailer.com again !! 394677

- BXW1000

I just received my sway pro today and put it together and got it installed on my Airstream. Looks good and well made. Will hit the road next week and will log about 2000 miles over 2 weeks. Have high hopes for the hitch and hope it performs as advertised. I am sure it will. 368902

- 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. 321837

- BXW1000

Great product! Arrived just as promised. Took special tools to install and get the correct torque on the bolts. Eliminates metal on metal friction and all the noise associated with lower quality brands. Greatly reduces trailer sway. Easy to hook up to travel trailer. 306146

- BXW1000

Etrailer was easy to work with and had good pricing on my new hitch. Free shipping sealed the deal. Thanks again 292318

- 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! 281073

- BXW1000

Purchased over a year ago for my coleman 262BH travel trailer, very easy to install and works great. I really like that it didn't require deilling to install brackets. 278383

- 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 252276

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

Very good product and very fast delivery! !!! will definitely recommend to my friends 240229

- 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! 226321

- BXW1000

This unit is very impressive great suggestion it looks like I can pull a house looks great 217651

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Ask the Experts about this Blue Ox Weight Distribution Hitch

  • 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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  • 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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  • Installation Instructions for the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution # BXW1000
    Since the instructions for the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution # BXW1000 state that any air-ride shock absorbers, air springs, or automatic leveling systems need to be disabled or deflated to the manufacturer's minimum recommended pressure prior to installing the system, you will need to leave it in that state while using the Blue Ox system. If you were to inflate them after installing the WD system then they would be working against each other. If you would rather retain the use...
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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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  • 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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  • Clamp-On Weight Distribution System Needed for a Variety of Trailer Sizes
    We do have a weight distribution (WD) system that will fit your various trailer size needs, but if your current trailer hitch/ball mount is already hitting the ground during some of the driveways you have to turn in to I'm not sure if adding a WD system to the mix is a good idea. The shank and head unit will hit the ground and if your driveways are steep enough I doubt the bars are meant to flex that much. If you still need the WD system then the Blue Ox SwayPro systems have clamp-on...
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  • Selecting Weight Distribution Hitch for 2015 Ford F-150 Towing 2019 Grand Design Imagine 2400BH
    The 505-lb dry hitch weight of your 2019 Grand Design Imagine 2400BH can get you in the ball park as far as selection of a weight distribution/sway control system but the ideal way to go is to measure the Grand Design's actual fully-loaded tongue weight (TW) using scale # 5780. Having the scale to regularly measure also gives you the advantage of knowing your loaded TW is in the correct 12- to 14-percent range which ensures the best handling from the trailer. By the time you fill your...
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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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  • Can I use a Weight Distribution Hitch with Helper Springs?
    Suspension enhancement systems can be used with a weight distribution system without any problem, in fact, a weight distribution system is going to be more effective at leveling out your load than the helper springs in the sense that it will distribute extra weight off of the rear axle whereas without a weight distribution system all of the weight would still be on the rear axle and suspension. When determining tongue weight, in addition to your fully loaded trailer you will also want...
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  • Blue Ox Weigth Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer with 550 lb Tongue Weight
    If your trailer has a swing away hinge you won't be able to use a weight distribution system with it. I am not totally sure if that's what you meant but I figured I'd mention that. When picking out a weight distribution system the tongue weight has to fall into the range of the system. If your loaded tongue weight is 550 lbs you'd need a lower rated system than the # BXW1000 that you referenced. Instead you'd want the Blue Ox part # BXW0756 which has a range that's between 550 and 750....
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  • Deciding Between the Blue Ox SwayPro and Equal-i-zer for a 7,500 Lb Trailer
    If the estimated weight of your trailer is 7,500 lbs then that means the tongue weight will likely be between 750 lbs and 1,125 lbs. If you take into consideration the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle which you should, that puts you slightly over the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System part # BXW1000. That said, the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System part # BXW1500 would be rated a bit too high as well which is why I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight...
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    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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  • Troubleshooting Vehicle Sag with Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Sytem
    The Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW # BXW1000 is rated for a total tongue weight (including the loaded trailer tongue and any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle) between 750 and 1000 lbs. It sounds like a couple of things may be the issue. You may need to go to the 9th link and use the spring bars to support more weight. If that doesn't really change the sag you may need to upgrade the bars to a heavier capacity...
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  • Recommendation for a Weight Distribution System for a 2014 Ford F150 and a 29ft Trailer
    When trying to decide on a weight distribution system for your towing rig, you will need to know the total tongue weight of your set-up. The total tongue weight will be a fully loaded ready to tow trailer, plus any weight located behind the rear axle of your Ford F-150. Once you have found your total tongue weight, you will be able to decided on the correct system for your towing application. I have attached an article that will explain how to find the total tongue weight of your towing...
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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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  • Weight Distribution Systems Made in the USA
    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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  • Recommended Replacement Spring Bars for Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution System
    If your actual loaded tongue weight is 1000-lbs and you're using system # BXW1000 then you may simply be overloading it. The spring bars in this system work over a TW range from 750 to 1000-lbs. This particular system is ideally suited to a TW of 850 to 900-lbs. Weight distribution spring bars like those on your Blue Ox Sway Pro need to be rated so that the fully-loaded trailer tongue weight (TW) falls near the middle of their operating range. This total TW needs to include the weight...
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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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  • Upgraded Spring Bars for Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System for Towing 11,000lb Trailer
    So you're looking for higher rated spring bars for a Blue Ox SwayPro weight distributing system, is that correct? The spring bars you use will depend on the fully loaded tongue weight of the trailer. The weight of any cargo carried behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle should be included as tongue weight. I'll link you to an FAQ article that explains how to determine your actual trailer tongue weight. The highest rated spring bars Blue Ox offers are rated for 15,000lbs towing,...
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  • Recommended Grease for Blue Ox SwayPro System, Different Types of Grease
    You are correct that in the Blue Ox SwayPro Owner's Manual they do recommend use molybdenum grease on both the hitch ball and the spring bars. The UltraLub Biobased Moly EP Grease # L10314 in a grease gun, such as # L30480, will work well. You could use the Reese White Grease Hitch Ball Lube # 58117 on the hitch ball of your SwayPro system if you choose not to use the molybdenum grease. However you would not want to use the hitch ball grease at the zerk fittings of the SwayPro spring...
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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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  • Trailer Sways with the Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution System # BXW1000
    Your truck, trailer and weight distribution system all appear to be compatible with each other, If you are still experiencing sway after installing the Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution System, # BXW1000, there are a few things we can look at. The first thing that I would look at is the tongue weight of the trailer. The tongue weight of the trailer, when it is loaded and ready to tow, should be 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. If the tongue weight is too light or too heavy,...
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  • Troubleshooting Sway With Blue Ox 1000 lb Swaypro
    When continuing to experience sway while using the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW # BXW1000, I recommend making adjustments. I don't recommend starting with making changes to your tongue weight, but rather adjusting the number of links. The bars are intended to have tension on them, so some bowing while under load is normal so it sounds like you can put a little more weight on your bars by increasing a link at a time until...
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  • Best Weight Distribution Recommendation for a Trailer with 975 lb Tongue Weight
    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 an FAQ on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You want to pick a system where the loaded tongue weight falls right into the middle of the tongue weight range of the system. Since your tongue weight is 975 lbs I would...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For Airstream 23D With 720 LB Dry Tongue Weight
    The best way to choose the correct weight distribution system is to select one where your tongue weight falls in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system. To get the tongue weight you need to find the tongue weight of the trailer when it is loaded and ready to go. That would include water, food, or anything else you plan on carrying in or on the trailer. You then add the weight of any cargo you place behind the rear axle of your towing vehicle. This is the best way to calculate...
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  • Blue Ox Weight Distribution System Recommendation for an ATC Toy Hauler
    Since you have an aluminum trailer frame you will first need to contact your trailer manufacturer to verify that they recommend the use of a weight distribution system. From some searching around on the internet it looks like they say it's okay to use a WD system, but I still would recommend you contact them with your trailer model to be certain. The chain hanger bracket is designed to fit a 2 inch wide trailer frame. When you torque down the set screw you don't need to tighten it to...
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  • Using Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System with 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
    The shank # EQ90-02-4900 will work with the Blue SwayPro weight distribution systems, like the 1,000 pound system # BXW1000 in order to fit a 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver. However, we do not carry any SwayPro systems that don't include a shank. For another option you can use the Reese Titan Reducer Sleeve # 58102 and use the shank that comes with the SwayPro. You'll also need a hitch ball. Use # 19286 for a 2-5/16 inch ball or # A-90 if you need a 2 inch ball.
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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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