Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 3,500 lbs GTW, 350 lbs TW

Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 3,500 lbs GTW, 350 lbs TW

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  • WD With Sway Control
  • 100 lbs
  • 200 lbs
  • 300 lbs
  • Blue Ox
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Light Duty
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 from Blue Ox. Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 3,500 lbs GTW, 350 lbs TW part number BXW0350 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Blue Ox Weight Distribution - BXW0350

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.


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
    • 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


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 3,500 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


Dimensions

Included w/ BXW0350Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1" or 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
n/a

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.



BXW0350 Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Hitch - Clamp On Brackets - 8,000 lbs



BXW0350 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details BXW0350 Installation instructions


Video of Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 3,500 lbs GTW, 350 lbs TW


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




Video Transcript for Blue Ox Weight Distribution - WD With Sway Control - BXW0350 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Blue OX sway pro weight distribution system with built in sway control. This unit evenly distributes weight over the axles of you tow vehicle and trailer offering more stability and control. Ultimately it's going to create a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. While the neat features of this or a couple features is you can back up your trailer with this system installed. It is compatible with trailers that have electric brakes and surge or hydraulic brakes. It's going to feature built in sway control.

It's going to help prevent trailer sway. It's going to have constant tension in the trunnions that help force the trailer in line at all times. It really helps prevent sway before it even begins. In the rotating lift brackets we're going to insure that the chains are as tight as possible and secure to keep the spring bard from moving. That way they spring bars can exert more force on your trailer to effectively keep it from shifting side to side.

These are trunnion style spring bars that are going to flex appropriately for a control even ride. They automatically lock in place in the head assembly. That's a neat feature. It can be easily removed. All you have to do is lift up on the pin here or on this tab and then you can disengage or remove the bars from the head assembly. They're also interchangeable with other Blue Ox spring bars to raise or lower the weight capacity of the system.

That way if you ever get a new trailer you don't have to buy a new system. All you have to do is buy new bars. No pins or clips needed. It's going to feature self locking devices that function throughout the system. On the back of the head assembly there's going to be two grease fitting one on each side.

It's going to make maintenance of the unit very simple and easy as well as clean. It's going to have these nice unique rotating latch lift brackets that connect the spring bars to the trailer. They're very quick and simple to use. Its got this pin right here. You rotate this down. You connect your chain into the groove there. Then to get it engaged all you need to do is use the included tool. Right here it goes over this portion and then that's going to help you get the proper leverage needed. Then it's simply you're going to rotate this until this pin engages and locks into place. Just like that. Really nice easy to use design. Again quick and simple. All you got to do is insert lift chains into the slot, rotate the bracket with the included wrench and that's all there is to it. These are a clamp on design. No drilling required and they are a nice low profile design. They are not going to interfere with frame mounted items. The other thing that I want to mention is when it comes to getting the appropriate tilt at the head assembly. No adjustment necessary. The required tilt is built into the head assembly, no adjustment needed. All you'll need to do is maybe change the location of the head assembly on the adjustable shank to best fit your application. Again the required tilt is built into the head assembly so no more messing with washers, serrated washers or rivets or anything like that. It's all built in and ready to go. The hitch ball is sold separately. It's not included. This will accept an inch and a quarter diameter shank or you can use the hitch ball with a one inch diameter shank but you'll need to use the included reducer sleeve. The units made from a steel construction. It's going to have a powder coated finish. It's going to do a great job of lasting a long time and resisting rust and corrosion. Ton weight capacity for this is 350 pounds. Gross towing weight is 3500 pounds. It is designed for a 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receiver that's rated for us weight distribution systems. Your lift brackets are going to be positioned about 29 inches back on the trailer frame from the center of the hitch ball. These lift brackets will fit trailer frames up to two and five eighths of an inch wide. The lift brackets on top of the trailer frame are only going to take up about 4 inches. It's going to come with two sets of hardware and jam nuts for the lift brackets. You just use what ever set works best for your application. Again it does come with the included tool. It's going to come with the adjustable shank right here. Now this shank has multiple adjustment holes that way you can adjust the head assembly on the shank. You can use it in the rise of drop positions. When it comes to the shank length from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the adjustment holes is 9 inches. Center of hitch pin hole to the back of the adjustment bar is 8 inches to the front is 10 inches. Overall back to front of the shank is 13 inches. If you have the head assembly at the highest setting with it in the rise position it's going to give you a maximum rise of 8 inches. As measuring from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of your hitch to the top of the ball platform. If you have this in the drop position with head assembly at the lowest setting it's going to give you a maximum drop of 2 inches. These adjustment holes are separated on center by an inch and a quarter. That's going to be our incremental height adjustment. Again it's going to come with two sets of hardware, jam nuts, reducer sleeve and it's going to come with a hitch pin clip to secure the unit inside your hitch. The units made right here in the USA and it's covered with a limited life time warranty. That going to do it for today's look at eh Blue Ox sway pro weight distribution system with built in sway control.


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 3,500 lbs GTW, 350 lbs TW - BXW0350

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (134 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.

- BXW0350
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The unit is quite heavy and you need to make sure you have the space to mount the chain take-up brackets (the proper distance down the trailer arm), other than that the unit is fairly easy to use and stopped my 14 foot Sportsman Travel Trailer from swaying when traveling 70 mph. Before I added the anti-sway unit it was a scary proposition to travel over 60 mph. Felt a little like you were losing control of the trailer. Now, I feel more confident that all is well. The unit is well built and should last years. I would buy this product again. Also, etrailer (the company) was there for me when I had questions...nice people. 541440



- BXW0750
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


Have not installed hitch yet but it is a high quality item. The main reason for this review is the incredible service I got with etrailer. I had questions and called on a Saturday afternoon. The representative was able to answer all my questions except one. She explained the manufacturer, being a Saturday, was closed and ask if she could call me back on Monday with an answer. As she promised she called Monday with a complete answer for the question. At which time I order the product. This was a heavy, expensive hitch. Here it is Wednesday and it has arrived. UNBELIEVABLE SERVICE! I recieved several emails with progress on the order and could not be more pleased. Their price was the best I could find. I look forward to buying from them again when needed. Ashley the rep, that helped me was top notch and very knowledgeable with regards to the products. Thank you Ashley and etrailer. 475788


Comments

Excellent product and etrailer service 2nd to none. Very very happy after installation and a full season of use.

Morris - 02/14/2019

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- BXW1000
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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



- BXW1500
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


I have been using the Blue Ox SwayPro WD Hitch for 1,500 tongue weight on our 30' Arctic Fox travel trailer for one year now. No regrets as this hitch has been an easy to setup and use and it seems to do it's job nicely. Due to the height of our trailer's hitch I ordered a Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank to use with the SwayPro and the pair work great together. 135639



- BXW2000
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


The product was delivered on time, however the shipping box was in pieces. It was so bad that some of the parts were hanging out of the box 557636



- BXW2000
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


Product works just as advertised. A bit heavy but other than that it is nice to hook up. 268424



- BXW1500
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


Have only used it to drive 15 miles from my trailer dealer to home, but I think I'm going to like this WDH. It seems to do the job, is relatively easy to use. The dealer I bought my trailer from mounted it for me, they'd done many before so it went quickly. Some hints I'd learned from them and discussion forums - use the trailer jack to lift the front of the trailer/back of the truck to make it easier and safer to install or remove the chains. Use a long breaker bar with a 1" socket for the same reason - the extra leverage over that with the tool supplied with the hitch helps. I painted the chain link on each side that the dealer hooked to so I could get the tension back the way they had it. Will have to see how that works out in the long run, may have to adjust up or down. FWIW, I measured the distance from the ground to the top of the front and rear fender wells on my truck before and after hooking up the trailer with the BO Sway Pro. The front ended up exactly where it was before, the rear dropped only one inch with 1000 lbs of hitch weight. I'd say the WDH is doing its job! 462535


Comments

Ive replaced the 1 socket with a 26mm socket, as it fits better. Only snag we are running into is that the u-bolts that hold the chains to the arms are being bent and worn down from occasional ground scrapes. Ive purchased a pair of the little u-bolts and four self locking nuts from e-trailer, so Ill be prepared if they ever do rub or break off completely.

Erik D - 12/24/2018

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- BXW1500
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


I have both an Equalizer and this Blue Ox hitch. I purchased the Blue Ox after I complained of a poor ride with my travel trailer to the dealer. They recommended Blue Ox instead. Frankly it didn't improve the ride at all. Worse, the bars hung so low that they scraped on every speed bump. However this was exacerbated by the way I had to set it up to make the ride at least tolerable. I have now changed travel trailers and tried both hitches on the new one. The new travel trailer sits significantly higher and rides much better. I don't have the problem of the bars hitting the ground. The ride also seems much better then when I use the Equalizer. The final problem I have with this hitch is the that saddle that holds the chains seems to stick very frequently and requires that I release the pin and force it to release the chain with the provided wrench - resulting in frequent minor injuries. Not sure why this happens but I'm getting better at forcing the release with no injuries. Just irritating. 289769



- BXW0550
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


This weight distribution system is the best. It is easy to install and if you need to put it on a different trailer that has a different weight you just have to buy new distribution bars. 78458


Comments

This system works great. Needs to have a better system to lock in the parts that go on your trailer rails. Sometime they come loose.

David R - 05/02/2014

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- BXW1501
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


I bought the Blue Ox BXW1501 SwayPro to pull a 26ft car trailer that I normally haul 7-8000lbs. I was having issues with my trailer swaying at highway speeds when empty. The Blue Ox stopped the sway and smoothed out the ride when loaded. The only issue I have is that once you disconnect the trailer, the weight of hitch is pretty heavy and you cannot drive around with it in. I can carry it but is heavy. I would assume this is an issue with any sway bar set up, but just thought I would mention. 402421



- BXW2000
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


The hitch was delivered today. Everything arrived in good condition and I was pleasantly surprised that the hitch has a 2 1/2" shank. The hitch seems to be very well made. The welds are nice and the finish (powder coat?) looks great. I'm looking forward to getting this mounted and taking the trailer out for a trip. 214850


Comments

The hitch works very well. Im not a fan of the wrench Blue Ox supplies to rotate the cams. I had a situation where the pin didnt lock the cam in place due to dirtsnow/ice but didnt notice. When I relaxed the tension on the cam, it rotated back down and smacked my had against the frame rail. I now use a 15 breaker bar with a 3 extension to give my hand some clearance- just in case it happens again!

Craig R - 07/26/2016

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- BXW1503
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


I have been very happy with the performance of this hitch. Our first time out I was on a cross wind that was very harsh and was worried with my 36'. Unlike other trailers on the road, I was not fishtailing. I was still fighting the wind, but was not all over the road had I used a different setup. My only issue is the difficulty of getting the chains on and off without them popping. Other than that, I highly recommend for stability!!! 299824



- BXW0750
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


The etrailer.com support before and after that sale was the BEST! Hard to believe how GREAT these people are!!!! The videos made installation easy. I am amazed how well built and HEAVY the Blue Ox is. I had to adjust the hitch height a few times, but now that it is done, I have NO problem quickly setting up the Sway Pro. It seem to perform well with pulling my Airstream and I consider the Blue OX well worth the money for the extra control and safety it provides. 226322



- BXW2000
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


Katie was so nice you could not ask for a better sale person then her. She got me the right trailer hitch for my 2017 GMC 2500 HD pickup. Telling me about how to get weight the tongue weight on my hitch of my pickup. Katie D. sent me the paper works to do all of that. 370224



- BXW2001
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


Everything I ordered worked perfect the Primus IQ proportional braking system went in my truck in five minutes. This was possible because of ordering the wiring harness for my vehicle. Worth every dime. The blue ox distribution hitch and sway bar works perfectly and very easy to install. I am a real person and would recommend etrailer for all your needs delivery was quick and free shipping a real plus. 200607



- BXW1000
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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



- BXW1000
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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


Comments

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

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- BXW1500
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


For Etrailer, A+ for excellent customer service as usual! Shipping was very quick. Regarding the hitch, I think this one is going to be a real winner. Installation was quick and easy. Anyone with basic tools can easily install and setup this hitch. The only thing most people won't have is the 1 7/8" socket needed to tighten the nut that secures the ball to the hitch itself. You'd also need a torque wrench or impact wrench that can achieve [specs]. Instead, I just took it to a local shop. It took them two minutes and they didn't even charge me. After installing and setting up the hitch, I took measurements of the height of the truck's front fender both hitched and unhitched. It was exactly the same, which as I understand is ideal. Without any weight distribution, the front of the truck rises about 1/2" when you drop the trailer on the ball. I haven't towed with the new setup yet, but I expect it to do really well based on what I'm seeing so far. I'll come back and update after my first trip next week. 360559



- BXW1000
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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



- BXW2000
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


I have had the Blue Ox 2,000 lbs WD hitch for a little over 1 year. My previous WD hitch was under capacity based on the tongue weight of my 37 ft travel trailer. This hitch has greatly improved the pulling stability of my trailer over the previous set-up. It has exceeded my expectations. 451573



- BXW1000
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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



- BXW1000
by:

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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



- BXW0550
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


The BEST Purchase I've made thus far!! Once I installed the new hitch system I can honestly say it made a 100% difference! I have a Mercedes ML500 and I pull a 17' Forest River Wildwood X-lite travel trailer. There is no more sag in the middle, both tow vehicle and trailer are level driving down the road and my SUV handles almost as if there is no trailer on the back! I HIGHLY Reccomend the "Blue Ox" System! It's the best! 513835



- BXW1506
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


I decided to give a SwayPro hitch a try when I purchased a new TT (37' TT). The previous two Equalizer hitchs (24' TT and 33' TT) I had owned worked fine, but I hated having to stop and get out to tighten/loosen the anti-sway device when having to maneuver around and they were noisy. I installed the SwayPro myself, it was very easy to do. The instructions are clear, and the online videos very helpful. I waited to make this review until after making a couple of trips with the trailer. The trailer is very locked in behind the vehicle and that sucking over as a large vehicle goes past was non-existent, was very surprised and happy. I expected a little of this since this trailer is taller and longer than my last ones. Love being able to remove the equalizer bars and store in the trailer compartment without worrying about getting grease everywhere. Super easy to get hooked up and ready to go. I spent a few dollars more getting the SwayPro. Every extra dollar was worth every penny, this is a great hitch design with many advantages, wish this had been my first equalizer type hitch. 567629



- BXW1000
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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. 145514


Comments

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

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- BXW1500
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


First one was super easy to install, although it is absolutely heavy. Adjustment was easy. Attaching and detaching to the trailer is easy. I am at the maximum towing capacity of my truck, and this hitch works. No sway, no lift in the front. The back does squash down quite a bit, but I have a 100% stock suspension; no airbags. My hitch was stolen. Someone broke the lock and removed it. I quickly purchased another one. This would have been a 5 star rating, except for the shank of the second hitch. There seems to be too much powder coating on the shank. Even with some persuasion, I am unable to put the shank into the receiver. I submitted an issue to etrailer and look forward to hearing from them soon. I have had nothing but great dealings with etrailer and when I had to purchase the second hitch, I went straight back to them. 273180



- BXW1500
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


I replaced a broken old Eaz-lift hitch with this one on a 10k cargo trailer. The difference in ride quality is night and day. Well worth the step up in price. I feel like I'm driving a Cadillac compared to before. Set-up was easy, instructions were clear and concise. I greatly enjoyed not having to set the angle as it is built in. (Less to adjust, less that can go wrong/break). I do a lot of backing up at sharp angles as I use my trailer for food deliveries in tight spaces behind small restaurants/stores. I've not had any issues with this hitch while doing so. My load weights also vary greatly from beginning to end of day (full vs. empty). It is as smooth empty as it is full. The bars have a broad tongue weight rating range which works great for my application! I've not had it long enough to comment on long-term durability, but it is built tough and engineered smart. I expect it to last as long as I do. You get what you pay for. Great product! 172406



- BXW1000
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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. 68467


Comments

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

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- BXW1000
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


So far the product works as advertised and was fairly east to install. It is far easier than other systems that we have had to hitch and unhitch. There seems to be little to no sway while trailering our 35' TT. As always etrailer was fantastic and delivered exactly as promised faster than expected. I will continue to use etrailer in the future. The only suggestion that I have for this product is that the tool for locking the chains up would be even better if the handle was rubber dipped. 62103



- BXW1000
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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
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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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



- BXW1003
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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. 477291



- BXW1506
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I purchased the Blue Ox Sway Pro (15,000 lbs GTW) clamp on to pull my 14K tilt bed PJ T6 trailer. The trailer is a 6 inch C channel frame trailer. I worked with Troy who was very helpful and assured me that I would get the Blue Ox in time for a trip within the next 4 days. The shipping was very fast and I received it in just 2 days. However, I did not understand the clamp on set up is only for box framed trailers. Therefore the clamp on lift brackets would not work correctly. I did not see this information anywhere on the site regarding which trailer frame type is right for the various setups (box or C channel). I called Etrailer after finding this out and was told I could purchase the bolt on lift brackets separately but I would basically eat the ones I had. So my weight distribution hitch would now cost me NOT HAPPY. Be sure to ask about the type of lift bracket attachment for your trailer frame type. 438432


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The clamps on this WDS system part # BXW1506
Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW
$645.87
may not install properly on a c-channel trailer frame. c-channel frames will need the bolt on bracket option part number: BXW4021.

-- Heather A - 10/04/2017

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I purchased this hitch system to pull a 10,500 pound V-nose enclosed 8.5'x28' - 8' high trailer. I had to purchase the 1500 pound tongue weight system and because of the cargo that's loaded. I had to cut off 3 inches of the bottom of the receiver, because it hung down to low. I pull all of this with the 2016 ford F150 Max trailer package which sits lower than a heavy duties, that's where I attribute having to cut off 3 inches because it was scraping into the ground as I drove. Other than that issue this hitch system all but removes every bit of sway up to approximately a 45 mile an hour side wind. It is so simple to back up with the system as well, not having to remove the bars is awesome. If you are trailering anything with the F1 50 you should also purchase a spring package for the rear leaves to help with the tongue load is well. Now that we worked The bugs out it is a great system and will continue to use this on all trailers until something better comes along, I could not recommend this enough !!!! 421202



- BXW1000
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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


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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

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- BXW1000
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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! 207714


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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

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- BXW0750
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I had the unfortunate experience with having your new airstream 20' taken out by a hydroplaning car last month. The airstream rolled right and on to its side, and the hitch released keeping our Suburban from rolling. The stabilizer bars and chains maintained the trailer connection and eased the stop with the rear tires of ground. The hitch bent the receiver on the truck, and the only damage appeared to be one " sprung" spring bar. A good result from a bad experience! 237404



- BXW1501
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Finally got around to installing the Blue Ox Sway Pro hitch with bolt on chain latches. The process was straight forward after viewing youtube vids, taking time to be sure all my measurements were correct. With the bolt on chain latches you do not get many chances to get it right. I could not use clamp on as my V-nose RV did not have room above the frame to clear the clamp on latch.. drilling was a pain as clearances on my frame were tight and I had to go around a electrical junction box on the inside of the frame.. but once on, it was a breeze to set up. The overall quality of the hitch was great and I don't miss having to set the angle of the hitch head (it's fixed) making the only adjustments necessary was hitch height and chain length. I initially set mine up using 9 links on the chain, but once I got out on the road, I noted the RV was riding nose low so I went up to 10 links on the chain. Now the truck and RV are level, the truck rides and handles as I expected. I have not had the rig out on a long haul, so I can't comment about the sway control of the hitch.Truck is a 2013 Ford F150 ecoboost, max tow 3.73 gears, rv is a 6600lb (empty) V-nose 25ft toy hauler. I like the chain latch set up. Easy to use especially on a V-nose trailer. The concept of sway control with the short length chain is feasible and after this week trip (with some interstate time), I will report back if it doesn't work as advertised. All in all I am happy with the hitch and of course happy with the eTrailer purchasing process. 102170


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A year later and we have used this hitch many, many times and couldnt be happier with the purschase. Hook up is a breeze. Have had the chance on several occasions to get on the Interstate with the big trucks and wind and the sway control works. I am very pleased with the hitch. Thanks Blue Ox and eTrailer!

Bill R - 10/01/2014

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- BXW1000
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Purchased hitch from Etrailer but accidently purchased the wrong size to my dismay there is no order cancel option anywhere on the website so I emailed the customer service 15 mins after purchase then I called in the morning to my dismay they had already shipped it since the shipping department arrives at 5am and they do not get in till 7 am so now I'm stuck paying $80 for the return shipment. 212610



- BXW1000
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Concrned that prodiuct is different than ordered. No thumb screw or set screw for adjustments that are shown on site and item ordered. 43565


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William,The system you received is correct. Blue Ox has updated their weight distribution system and removed the thumb screw to help simplify the install and set up. Blue Ox has found that the tilt built in to the system is sufficient for the WD system. Well be updating the photos as soon as their available.

-- Patrick B - 10/02/2012

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- BXW0550
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Have used the SwayPro for 1 year now and overall very satisfied. I tow a 23' Airstream which weighs about 5500 lbs. The receiver hitch mount that comes with the SwayPro was unable to get the ball low enough as instructed in the Install Instructions so I gave Blue Ox a call and they immediately shipped out the one I needed and I shipped them the original. The BO SwayPro is fairly easy to operated and is quiet. I will say that it does not eliminate sway, I have tried several different adjustments but anytime I drive above 65mph, especially in headwinds or gusty conditions, sway is possible. The sway is manageable by slowing and never gets too bad but it will make you grip the steering wheel tighter. I was not surprised by this, just had a hard time shelling out the $2500 needed for the non-swaying hitches. 407456


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The Blue Ox is performing fine, it does not eliminate sway but as long as I drive 65 mph or less, sway is rarely an issue. As you go over 65 sway can happen with adverse winds, semis passing, or poor road conditions. One other nuisance, is when I attempt to disconnect the chain on the right side, the chain sometimes gets wedged in the metal channel that you rotate and will not release. Usually I have to spray the area with a lubricant and then rotate the whole “chain engaging device” back and forth and the chain will become unstuck so that I can get the bar off. All else is fine, sometimes I do wish I had bought the Pro Pride but that seems a bit too complicated, heavy and expensive.

J A - 07/20/2018

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- BXW1000
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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



- BXW0750
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I contacted Blue Ox before ordering this setup. Gave them all the weight specs on my Tow vehicle and trailer. They recommended this weight range setup. Installation was clearly explained within the instructions included. Unfortunately I could not get the hitch to transfer any weight to the front of the truck nor could I get the truck to level out after connecting to the trailer, even after applying maximum preload to the spring bars. Leveling the trailer was simple, but weight transfer was not possible. I've requested an RMA to return this setup to Etrailer. I reinstalled my original Equalizer hitch setup that worked fine just noisy when making tight turns. I thought the Blue Ox would be an improvement. 204314



- BXW0750
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The Blue Ox weight distribution and sway control...truly a solid addition to my towing needs. It is very well made, finished well and works exactly as it is supposed to. The price cannot, that I could find, be beat. Throw in the fact that Etrailer has very good videos to explain installation and operation of most of their products, then you have a winning combination. I am very happy with the product and price. 265026



- BXW0550
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Outstanding service! I ordered several components from etrailer late afternoon and I received them the next day. Everything was well packaged and nothing was missing. I was also told to call if I had any questions. We'll use them again. 217215


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This is a wonderful product. We pulled a 25 travel trailer on a long trip last year and I didnt have to worry about any sway on any road. The Blue Ox handles cross winds easy also. Very easy to use, I wouldnt buy anything else!

Matt W - 08/05/2016

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I am not one to write reviews, but with an experience like this I am compelled to! I came for the quality American made products, and will continue to come back because of the EXCEPTIONAL customer service!!! The tech line ladies really know their stuff! I called three times to research what I wanted and all three were able to offer legitimate advise way past just reading a spec sheet. SO refreshing to be treated like a Valued customer. This is how to earn repeat business and some serious word of mouth advertising! 571341



- BXW0753
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Haven’t used the product yet, but the service from etrailer has been terrific . 615301



- BXW1506
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This weight distribution system is a replacement for my original system which failed after 8 years of hauling a variety of travel trailers. I spent some time researching the type I wanted and the Blue Ox SwayPro was highly recommended by a fellow airstreamer. I was impressed with its simplicity and no additional sway control being required. The website is excellent, you just put in your vehicle details and the appropriate systems are displayed. The BXW 1506 is for 1500 lbs maximum tongue weight and comes with the eleven hole, 2” receiver hitch mount. I needed to mount with the long portion pointing down, this gave me about 4” of ground clearance. (Ideal for ripping permafrost but not state park campgrounds). The support from customer service was outstanding and the appropriate part BXW4001 was selected and shipped very quickly. The hitch was installed using the enclosed instructions and after viewing videos on the etrailer website. It looks good and seems to be doing what it is intended to do. I have a short camping trip in a few days so this will test the system. Thank you etrailer for your swift knowledgeable service. 613050



- BXW1006
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Came as described. I have not installed it yet. Performance has yet to be seen. 612272


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