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

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

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Product Expert Lindsey S

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

Yes, if you:

  • Have a trailer with an underslung coupler and 750 lbs – 1,000 lbs of tongue weight
  • Only experience relatively minor trailer sway
  • Hate the loud scraping and popping of other hitches with built-in sway control

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. Clamp-on system uses optimal points of tension to help prevent sway while it balances your trailer's load for a more level ride. Works with underslung couplers. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Blue Ox. Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Underslung - 10K GTW, 1K TW part number BXW1003 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Weight Distribution Hitch

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

Shank fits 2" hitches and offers up to an 8" rise and a 2" drop. Clamp-on system uses optimal points of tension to help prevent sway while it balances your trailer's load for a more level ride. Works with underslung couplers.


Features:

  • 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 SwayPro 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


Specs:

  • 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"
  • Designed for use on trailers with bottom-mounted couplers
  • 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


Dimensions

Included w/ BXW1003Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • 2-5/16" Hitch Ball
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
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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.



BXW1003 Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Hitch for Underslung Couplers - Clamp On Brackets - 10,000 lbs

Item # BXW1003

Installation Details BXW1003 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Underslung - 10K GTW, 1K TW - BXW1003

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (330 Customer Reviews)

Shank fits 2" hitches and offers up to an 8" rise and a 2" drop. Clamp-on system uses optimal points of tension to help prevent sway while it balances your trailer's load for a more level ride. Works with underslung couplers.

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I have no experience with other WDH's but this unit does what I expect it to do. I pull a 33' 7,500# Jayco trailer and it allows me to move the weight as needed to the front axle and it seems to control sway very well. I originally used this with an F-150 that was exceeding my rear axle rating so it was crucial that I get the weight shifted forward which this unit did well. I have since moved up to an F-250 so it is not nearly as critical but it still makes the trips pleasant. This unit is specific to underslung couplers like Jayco uses. Also being able to back the trailer without disengaging the WDH is an advantage over some of the other brands. The action of the chains during disconnect can be intimidating and dangerous until you get accustomed to the process. The one complaint I have is not with the unit itself but the wrench that is provided to load and unload the chains. It is flat (hurts your hand) and too short to get adequate leverage. I suggest you use an 18-24" cheater bar with a 1" socket to load/unload the chains. Otherwise very happy with the purchase




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I have had the Blue Ox BXW1003 for a year now and overall we are pretty happy with it. With our previous camper (Dutchmen) we were using a Draw-Tite WD hitch with a separate friction sway control bar. When we bought our new Jayco camper, we had a different A Frame design (underslug coupler) and it is a much bigger camper so we needed to upgrade the hitch. We liked chain style connection of the Draw-Tite but didn't like having to get out and remove the friction sway control bar when backing into a site. With the Blue Ox we just pull up to the site, someone hops out to guide clear the site as we back right in. It is nice to have a chain setup because there are times where I need more spring assist than others. For instance, we dry camp from time to time and have an A Frame Shelf above the propane tanks for our generator. The dealer recommended the Blue Ox over the equalizer because of this changing load requirement and it has worked.

The only reasons I am not giving it 5 stars is because there are times where I have to fight with the release pin a bit. You have to turn the cam a bit to get it to release. It isn't a big deal and doesn't happen all the time but enough to stick in the back of my mind. The tool for turning the cam is a bit short and because of the A Frame shelf I have to be careful about where I put it on or as I turn the cam, it could pinch my hand up against the shelf mount. Like many people, I just got a big socket and breaker bar to replace the included tool. In my case I already had the breaker bar for torquing the wheels so I just needed a socket. Because the socket pivots it can't pinch your hand and is longer so more leverage. Also a drawback is because of the design, if we were get a new trailer that maybe doesn't use an underslung coupler, but the same weight as our current camper, we would have to buy a new hitch as well. This is because there are different models based on hitch type, where an Equalizer can be adjusted to accommodate either coupler style, the Blue Ox can't. Sure you could probably replace the parts needed to convert it or just buy a new one. This is a minor thing in my book and the nice part about this is that it makes it much easier to set up at home since there are not as many points of adjustment. If we didn't change our load frequently depending on where we are going and traded in campers every other year, then we would have been better off going with the Equalizer. For us the Blue Ox was the better fit.

I will say that before buying I contacted Blue Ox's Customer Support as I had a question. I wanted to make sure I had the right model to work with the coupler on our camper. I was 80% sure I was right but didn't want to get there to pick it up and find out it wasn't the right one. Not only did they clear that up but the rep reached out to engineering and asked about my tow vehicle so they could verify that the included drop hitch was the right one. Which wasn't even a question that I had.




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etrailer is excellent as far as providing vast amounts of info before the sale and providing communication after placing your order through order delivery, and even after delivery. What other company shows you when and who processed your order, who packed your order, who shipped your order - providing names and pictures of the people involved along the way, along with all the other tracking info.
As far as the equalizer hitch, I haven't towed with it yet but seems extremely heavy duty and well made and should do the job. Most reviews I researched on it were good. I will follow-up once I tow with it.
I do have a few issues with it though before even using it.
First issue is that the spring for the spring loaded button that holds each equalizer bar into each side of the head is so strong that it can't be lifted up with fingers in order to release the equalizer bar when removing them. Need to remember to have a screwdriver handy to pry the button up in order to release the bars. I did see 2 versions of equalizer bars in videos. One version had a slot, one version had a blind hole that these buttons went into. The bars having the slot allowed the bars to be rotated during disassembly for easy removal. Can't do that with the blind hole version. I don't know which version is the latest or best - I will call etrailer or Blue-Ox to find out. I had 3 people try to lift up on the buttons with the hitch assembled but not installed, and no one could lift them enough to release them. That might be a good thing though - prevents them from inadvertently releasing.
Also, based on the 2 sets of exploded views that came with the instructions (one dated 2013, one dated 2020), it appears I might have received an older model that comes with a flat rotating latch wrench because the newer dated exploded view shows a rounded wrench (like a lug nut wrench) with a different p/n. I'll have to call etrailer or Blue Ox on this issue too.
Lastly, the box the hitch came in was heavy duty, but it still should have been a little stronger knowing how very heavy packages get handled by delivery services. The box had a small opening ripped open in it in the corner and the hand hold slots were ripped open twice as big as normal, along with the hardware bag inside was ripped open. Some hardware was scattered inside the box when I opened it and 2 of the 4 hex headed "set screws" were missing. Although you only need 2 set screws, these were different lengths, so I contacted etrailer and they have been working on getting me replacements.
Lastly, I can now see after watching some of the review videos on You Tube and playing with the hitch - about what some people were talking about - how the chains could get wedged during use unless you twist them somewhat, and I can also see how when you try to do a controlled release of the tension on the equalizer bars with the rotating latch wrench - if you don't have a lot of the pressure off of them by jacking the hitch up high enough before releasing them that this may cause the wrench to uncontrollably rotate into the released position unless you really have a good hold on it - which may be hard to do since you're other hand would be busy removing the release pin on the rotating latch. I'll know more when I actually use it, but it has me a little concerned.




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I love the Blue OX. Much easier to use and maintain than the Equalizer, which is what I had previously. I think the BO is equal in effectiveness at sway control to the EQ but not sure because I'm now pulling a bigger trailer. The cam latch system with the BO is easy to use but you must raise the trailer tongue "to the sky" in order to release the tension from the load bars before releasing the chains. The load bars will slam down if you're not careful creating a hazard if you're not careful.




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Had a Pro Pride but hitching up at an up/down angle frustrated me so when I bought my new Airstream, I went with the Blue Ox. No problems now and took it on a two month trip to Canada with no issues.




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Great product, high quality!




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Way too heavy for me to install. My son installed it. Once he figured out how to avoid being hurt when releasing chain, he was much happier with it. Drove all day in high winds and trailer swayed a little but it would have been MUCH worse without this WDH! I would not have driven that day without this product.




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Everything went great with the installation. Looked at etrailer's video on line and that really helped. etrailer kept me informed on the shipping. Very happy with everything.




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1 year later, nothing but good things to say about the Blue Ox hitch. etrailer got me set up with the right equipment from the start.




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Works great and can back up without issues like other devices. Others I know have switch to this system from others..




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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


This is a good system, though it can require some tinkering when hitching up. Sometimes it's super easy (connect the bars to the receiver, loop the links to the clamps, and rotate until it clicks into place, done!) while occasionally as the ground varies one bar may resist getting loaded and you have to find a level spot to adjust it. We have found the need to change frequently which link its cranked to. In fact, a couple times I've gone to our standard setting but later had to pull over and crank a couple extra links tighter to keep the sway down. That said, it fit all the criteria for the weight range, frame mount points, etc. and has worked over multiple trips and several hundred miles so far.

I would say the powder coating has been pretty durable, there is a bit of rust developing on the clamps where there's been contact with the chains for one year. But the bars, links, and receiver are looking fine overall.

Overall, it wasn't the first model we had our eye on but it fit the situation and we are fairly happy with how it all turned out.




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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


Shipped as promised. Came with everything. Installed per excellent instructions.
Works very well on 21 chevy tahoe towing 6000lb 25 ft travel trailer.
Works as advertised. Havnt been in crosswinds, but trucks passing and meeting, hitch has good control. Load leveling works excellent.




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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


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.




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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


The blue ox pro weight distribution looks extremely well built. However, When I ordered the kit, I believe it said it did not come with a ball. So I ordered a ball. I now have an extra ball that I don't need. UPS delivered the box and the box was crushed, two holes punctured into the box. Fortunately for me, all the pieces were still in the box. Past that, I'm excited to pull my trailer and see how it does.


Comments
This is included in the product description: System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, lift chains, rotating lift brackets with handles, reducer bushing for ball shank, pin and clip, 2 and 5 sixteenth inch hitch ball, and all necessary hardware.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 08/26/2021
After a year, the hitch assembly is incredible. You dont know how well it is constructed until you see other hitches and the thin material used. I would buy again in a heart beat.
John M - 08/04/2022


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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


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!


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Game Changer. I love my Blue Ox WDH. It has worked flawlessly since I purchased and installed it on my trailer. I have towed my 30 foot travel trailer in all kinds of weather including windy conditions and the hitch works great. I used to tow a 22 foot travel trailer with a Harbor Freight WDH, and that trailer would sway without an additional and noisy anti sway bar. The Blue Ox doesnt need one, and even though my new trailer is 8 feet longer, it does not sway much at all. Not only does it keep my 8500 lb trailer straight, it is easy to hook up. I dont dread hooking up like I used to.
Lou A - 07/21/2022


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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


I had a question about a "used" version of the BXW1000, so I jumped on the chat with customer service and they were able to answer my questions about what "used" was considered (in this case, damaged packaging/cosmetic defects, nothing structural and the hitch was not used and returned used for resale).

I also asked if all the parts would be in the box, and of course the answer was yes.

I recieved the hitch in very short order (and I received order/shipping updates). The outer box had a good amount of clear packaging tape, but was intact. Upon inspection, the hitch looked (as it was) brand new, and the only blemish I noticed was some overspray from the paint in two of the threaded bolt holes, which was easily removed with a small screwdriver.

Thanks to etrailer for a very smooth ordering/shipping process and to your excellent customer service representatives!

-Jim




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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


I specifically asked what bars to buy and answered questions about dry weight, tongue weight and max trailer weight. I was steered to 1000 lb bars even though that was not even 10% of max trailer weight when 12-15% of max weight is the typical range for tongue weight. I ended up replacing with the next step which was 1500 lb bars. You gave me the wrong answer and it cot me another set of bars and left me no way of recovering what I spent for wrong bars. Bad advice=bad customer service. The only reaso I gave 2 stars is you delivered on time to my rv dealer as instructed.


Comments
Depending on the total tongue weight of the trailer you will want to a weight distribution system where your trailers loaded and unloaded weight will fall into the range of the bars. This system has a tongue weight range of 750 lbs - 1,000 lbs. The next system up will be part number part # BXW1500
Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW
$878.90
which has a tongue weight range of 1,000 lbs - 1,500 lbs.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/17/2022


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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


After much research, I chose this Blue Ox. Liked this style over the others for it's simple use and less clips to lose. My issue was the rear of my KIA was sagging allowing the camper nose to drop. Which in turn made the camper sway. Very simple installation. The object is tweaking it to get both the tow vehicle and camper level and to line the chain up with the bracket mounted on the frame of the trailer/camper. We've taken it out on 1 short trip so far and it has definitely been an improvement. It is quite heavy, but just about all brands are. Read others that said the ball was not included..... mine was! Very pleased with my decision.




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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


This W/D hitch does everything it is supposed to do. It was very easy to set up and my new trailer tows like a dream. Just a hint-- I mark the chains with some paint so I know where to set them.


Comments
After one year the hitch still is working great! I did some minor chain adjustments to my original setup and it works better now I went one link tighter
Edward - 08/27/2022


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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


Towing a 29ft Keystone 7000lb trailer. A LOT quieter than the solid bar style hitch. Easier to set into place too. Takes a little getting use to when attaching the chains in the proper direction and releasing them. Great weight distribution. Fairly good sway control. Happy with the purchase.




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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


The performance of what it is supposed to do, Weight Distribution and Sway Control, is great.
The parameters which is will be able to be installed on your particular setup is cumbersome and usually involves buying alternate parts. V Nose Trailers also provide challenges (alternate parts). Recommend having a shop install it on both the trailer and vehicle so they work out the exact equipment needed.
The overall longevity of this product -- when left on the trailer -- is leaving me wanting. This equipment does not like to be left in the weather. You will want to uninstall it, clean it, lubricate it and store it in a controlled environment. Oxidation is strong with this equipment.


Comments
You will definitely want to grease the 2 grease zerks inside the head assembly often. As well as lubricate any moving part that is in the elements. For more rust prevention tips, see the attached help article:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 01/13/2022


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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


Easy installation after purchasing a couple of specific tools: A big adjustable wrench, a Torque wrench and a 1 1/2 socket to be able to remove and reinstall the hitch ball.
Easy to follow instructions.
Plan to test it during a trip this weekend.


Comments
Highly recommended for any travel trailer. Absolutely necessary for safety. Easy to setup and remove. You can backup without removing it.
Gerardo - 01/07/2022


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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


Bulletproof and easy to install. A must have for travel trailers.


Comments
Ive had the blue ox a year now, and have gone on 9 trips with my heritage glen 23bhhl. My silverado pulls it with ease and straight as an arrow thanks to this hitch. Once again a must have!!!
Manuel - 08/22/2022


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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


The hitch came very quickly and was well packaged. I was surprised to find an upgraded chain tool and 20k lbs ball already attached to the hitch. The reason I have four stars was there was not option to select a longer shank length. So, $[XX] dollars later I was able to get an extended shank for my 3/4 ton truck.




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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


This hitch is working well! This Blue Ox hitch was the ONLY one for my needs. It fit the Winnebago Hike camper without modification. The dealer wanted to modify the camper's tool box for their installation, with a labor charge of $800 bucks! The only thing I had to do is move the tool box up about an inch off the mount for installation only. Them it fit back in place as factory mounted. Great for controlling the weight distribution and sway of the single-axel camper. Thanks!



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  • Is There a Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System for Underslung Trailer Couplers
    We do offer the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Systems for underslung trailer couplers; part # BXW0553 for 6K, part # BXW0753 for 8K, part # BXW1003 for 10K, and part # BXW1503 for 15K. Unfortunately, they aren't offered with 2-1/2" shanks so you can either use an adapter or replace this with one from the list below.
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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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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 2015 Toyota Tundra Towing Boat 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. If your loaded tongue weight is...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Small Enclosed Cargo Trailer
    For the best performance, you'll want to match the system you use to the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer. Typically, a system is rated to be effective for a 200-500 tongue weight range, and ideally you'll want the fully loaded tongue weight of your trailer to fall as close as possible to the middle of the effective range of the system you choose. If you choose a system with a capacity far greater than the trailer tongue weight, the trailer will ride like a...
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  • Weight Distribution System For Trailer With Underslung Coupler
    I have an option for you but the Husky Center Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control part HT32218 is not compatible with under slung couplers because the spring bars will not allow for proper ground clearance. I recommend to use Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BXW1003 which is designed for under slung couplers with a specially designed angled weight distribution head. This can be used with a receiver sleeve. The spring bars of the Blue Ox system are rated between...
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  • Weight Distribution for 6,161 Pound Trailer with Underslung Coupler
    To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Based on the dry tongue weight of 675 pounds you will probably need a system rated for up to 1,000 pounds once the trailer is loaded and ready to tow. For a 1,000 pound system for a trailer with an underslung...
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  • Why Is Blue Ox Sway Pro Listed As Only For Minor Sway?
    The reason the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Underslung - 10K GTW, 1K TW # BXW1003 is only good for minor sway is due to the only sway control being the tension on the chain. If you are expecting to have more severe sway, or would rather have a system that has better built in sway control I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW # EQ37100ET which has built in 4-point sway control that...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Jayco Jay Flight Trailer with Underslung Coupler
    When choosing a weight distribution system, you will want to consider the total tongue weight of your setup. This will not only include the loaded tongue weight of your Jayco Jay Flight Trailer, but also any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your Ford F-250. Ideally, you will want this number to fall somewhere around the middle of the tongue weight capacity range for the weight distribution system you choose. I recommend verifying the loaded tongue weight of your trailer...
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  • What Is the Difference Between the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Systems BXW1003 and BXW1000
    The Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System part # BXW1003 is for trailer's with an under-slung coupler like part # CA-5335-B. If you have an over-slung coupler like part # CA-5400-B then you will need the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System part # BXW1000 or you can just swap out the head, the Head for Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Systems part # BXW4011.
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  • Is There a Weight Distribution System that Will Fit an 8 inch Tall Trailer Frame
    I have a solution for you but the Reese Weight Distribution w/out Shank # RP66021 that you referenced won't work well for you due to how tall your frame is. So what you'll need to do is install an under slung coupler on your trailer like the # CA-5335-B which basically gives you a coupler that attaches to the bottom of the trailer frame so that you can use a weight distribution system designed for underslung coupler like the # BXW1003 which has a tongue weight range of 750-1,000 lbs. You...
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  • Replacement 2-1/2 Inch Shank to Fit Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System on 2016 Ram 2500
    Since your trailer's dry weight is 5,600 pounds and you'll likely be towing it with it loaded and some gear behind the rear axle of your 2016 Ram 2500 the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System # BXW1003 is a good choice. The # BXW1003 is rated for 1,000 pounds tongue weight and your trailer will have a dry tongue weight between about 560 to 840 pounds. Plus that will be higher once it is loaded and then you'll also need to add in the amount of weight behind the rear axle of the Ram. For...
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  • Determining A Compatible Trailer Weight For A 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel And Parts Needed To Safely Tow
    You'll first need to ensure that the trailer you're buying falls within the towing capacity of your 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel. This can typically be found in your owner's manual or by subtracting the vehicle weight (GVWR) (including your passengers and anything else loaded in it) from your vehicle's Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR). This will give you the max loaded trailer weight that your vehicle can tow. For example, if your GCWR is 13,000lbs, and I use a GVWR of 6,500lbs as a conservative...
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