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

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  • WD With Sway Control
  • 800 lbs
  • 900 lbs
  • Blue Ox
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Prevents Sway
  • Includes Shank
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Standard 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 - 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 - BXW1000

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: 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


Dimensions

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
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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 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



BXW1000 Installation InstructionsInstallation 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 Weight Distribution BXW1000 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number BXW1000, this is the Blue Ox Sway Pro weight distribution system. This unit's going to help evenly distribute the weight over the axis of the tow vehicle and the trailer for stability and control. Ultimately, a system like this is going to help create a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. This unit is very unique. It has built-in sway control, and that's going to help prevent trailer sway as you travel down the road and experience those different types of conditions. The unit's going to apply constant tension in the trunnions, which is going to help force and keep the trailer in line. We're going to have the rotating lift brackets.

These are going to ensure that the chains are tight and secure to keep the spring bars from moving. These are going to be trunnion-style spring bars. These will flex appropriately for controlled, even ride. They automatically lock in place and can easily be removed. Here in the head assembly you have tab right here.

If you lift up on that, the bar can be removed from the head assembly. It's a really nice, simple design, and it can easily be installed just by pushing it back into place until that pin engages the bar. One of the neat things I like about this system is that there's only one pin and clip that you have to worry about. That's going to be the pin and clip to secure the adjustable shank into the hitch of the vehicle. Everything else on the system is going to be pin and clip free. It's all going to feature self-locking devices that are going to function throughout the system.

Again, the only one you're going to need is the one that's included for your hitch and to secure the adjustable shank inside your hitch. The unit is designed for two-inch by two-inch trailer hitch receivers that are rated for use with rate distribution systems. Here on the head assembly, we're going to have two grease zerks, located at the back of the area where the bars go into place, so if you ever need a maintenance that, just remove your bars and then you can swivel this to gain easier access to those zerk fittings. You're going to have one on this side and one this side. It allows for easy, simple, clean maintenance. Another unique thing to this system is that we're going to have the unique rotating latch lift brackets.

These are what connects the spring bars to the trailer. Very quick and simple to use. Simply just insert the lift chains into the slot, and then you rotate the bracket with the included wrench that's right there. Nice design, the wrench is large, solid steel, it's got a grip on it. It allows you to gain the leverage that you need to get everything in place, and also it keeps you a safe distance away from moving components. Clamp-on design, you don't have to worry about drilling. It's got the clamp-on brackets back here. These are going to take up about five inches along the trailer frame, and they're designed to fit trailer-frame widths no wider than 2 and 1/2 inches. When it comes to tilting the head assembly, you don't have to worry about that. The required tilt is built in to the head assembly, so no need for adjustments. Everything is going to be a steel construction, it's all powder coated for strength and durability. It's going to last a long time, and you don't have to worry about rust or corrosion with this system. This area here is going to be where your hitch ball installs. It is set up right now to receive an inch and a quarter diameter shank on the hitch ball, or you can use the included reducer sleeve, which goes in that area there and reduces the opening from 1 inch and 1/4 to 1 inch. This product is made right here in the USA, it's going to come with all the necessary hardware to get this installed. The tongue weight rating is 750 pounds to 1000 pounds with a gross towing weight capacity of 10,000 pounds. Again, it's for 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receivers. Your left brackets are going to be positioned about 29 inches back on the trailer frame from the center of the hitch ball. Real quick, I just want to show you the adjustable shank right here. You're larger hardware is going to be what attaches the head assembly to the actual shank, but I didn't install that because I wanted you to get a good look at the shank. Solid steel, same finish as your weight distribution systems, so it's going to really blend together well. Now if we take a measurement from the center of the hitch pin, holding the front face of the adjustable shank, we're looking at a measurement of 10 inches. It's going to feature a 7 hole design, these are going to be separated on center apart from one another by an inch and a quarter. So one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, and center on center, they're going to be separated by an inch and a quarter. The total height adjustment along the shank is going to be 13 inches, so you're going to have a maximum rise of 10 and 3/4 of an inch with this system, and then the drop is going to be zero. There is no drop with this system, but you do have that 10 and 3/4 inch rise. This can be positioned in the hitch, either in the drop or rise position to best fit your particular application. Blue Ox is also going to cover this unit with a limited lifetime warranty. It's going to come with detailed instructions, walking you through the installation process step-by-step, and as the owner, it's going to give you some helpful maintenance tips and owner responsibilities that you need to be made aware of. That's going to do it for today's look at part number BXW1000.


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   (117 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.

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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


Comments

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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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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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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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



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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



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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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Just took out of the box and hooked it all up. Took less than an hour to get everything out of the box and hooked up to my 36' TT. Quality looks really impressive. I know what quality looks like as my family business owns a high end sheet metal and fabrication shop. This is something if we made it would look like. I had my engineer look at it and he was impressed ! I hope this hitch, for the money, is worth it. I will write another review after the 4th of July when I haul it down the road and put it through testing. 206620



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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



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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



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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



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This product does what it says it will do. My trailer was rock solid on the highway with heavy semi traffic all around me. The engaging of the trunnion bars is easy to adjust and engage. Even the installer said when I picked my trailer that installation and set up was much easier than others that he had dealt with. Pricier than most but for the performance and safety factor, well worth the investment. 176524



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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



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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



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FAST SHIPPING. Heavier than I thought. Well built. Does just what it said it would do. My 20ft' trailer with Tractor / front end loader / & bush hog ( about 8500lbs total weight) pulls better now. Trailer not bucking anymore going down the road and seems to handle better going around curves. Easy to install and setup. No problems here. Would buy from them again. 159252



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I got this hitch to tow my 27FB Airstream. It was easy to install and the ride quality is great. I would recommend this setup for anyone towing a trailer with a heavier tongue weight looking for sway prevention. Debora at eTrailer was great to work with and let me know what was in stock and and when I should get my hitch. Thank you. 180126



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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


Comments

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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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



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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



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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



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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



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product was easy to install, and came as described, its my first purchase of any weight distribution system so I really have nothing to compare it to, I chose this one based on other customer reviews and ease of install 189402



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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



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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



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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



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



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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


Comments

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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The only complaint so far is having to buy a socket to put the ball onto the hitch. All the other installation went easily. 208433



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Easy to install and set up. A novice should be able to tackle this job. The only extra tool needed was a 1-1/8" socket. 208996



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The hitch was as discribed. I am completely satisfied. Fast shipping and good communications about shipping information. 58773



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



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



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Once again you have exceeded my expectations on price and delivery time. Thank you etrailer.com. 210464



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



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



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



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Just got the Hitch appears to be very well built will try it out this weekend 171296



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Haven't used it yet, but looks very easy to install & is very well made!! 200457



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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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



- BXW1501

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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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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- BXW2000

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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


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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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- BXW1500

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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



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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



- BXW1500

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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



- BXW1500

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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



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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



- 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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- 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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Larry,Thank you for your review. The clamps on this WDS part number: BXW1506 will 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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- BXW0750

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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



- 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



- BXW1500

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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


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  • Weight Distribution for Chevy Silverado 1500 and Toy Hauler Trailer with 860 lbs Dry Tongue Weight
  • When choosing weight distribution you need to go by the total tongue weight. 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. A dry tongue weight of 860 pounds means that when loaded it is bound to be more so you will want a system with a tongue weight capacity range high enough to cover the loaded tongue weight. Tongue weight is typically 10 to 15 percent...
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  • Proper Adjustment of a Blue Ox Weight Distribution System
  • Ideally there should be 5 chain links on your Blue Ox weight distribution hitch between the spring bars' ends and the top of the rotating lift brackets. If there are fewer than 5 links you can try adjusting the hitch head back (toward the trailer and away from the tow vehicle) until you have 5 links between them. If this cannot be done you should consider re-installing the system from scratch; the installation instructions are linked for you. For the system to work as intended the angle...
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  • Ball Mount Height Setting When Setting Up a Blue Ox Weight Distribution System
  • The reason you go with a ball mount height that is 1 or 2 inches above level as the starting point is that because once you put the tongue weight of the trailer onto the tow vehicle's suspension it will compress slightly and once that happens the trailer will then sit level. If the spring tension is correct (meaning you used the correct spring bars and they are setup right) the vehicle will sit level (and lower) when the trailer's tongue weight is on the vehicle. Because of that you...
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  • Blue Ox or Strait Line Weight Distribution System Comparison
  • I would recommend the Strait Line systems like the # RP66084 over the Blue Ox Systems like the part # BXW1000. Both systems are about the same degree of difficulty to install, but the Strait Line features the only sway control on the market that works to prevent sway before it starts. One of the installers here is also not a fan of the chain hanger brackets of the Blue Ox systems and has told me that he much prefers how the Strait Line systems install. Also, based on the dry weights...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a 7500 lb Travel Trailer
  • Of the three systems you mentioned I would go with the Trunnion Bar Strait-Line Weight Distribution # RP66084 because of the sway control system that proactively works to prevent sway before it starts. Also because the general consensus around etrailer.com is that trunnion systems are the better design. The bars are very easy to remove and install in the head. Since there is no bend in them, they are considered stronger and more durable. Since the head does not come down and the bars do...
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  • Recommended Chain Position on Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BXW1000
  • When installing the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control, # BXW1000, the suggested starting point is to have three full chain links showing under the latch. I have attached a picture, as well as an installation video, for you.
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  • How to Choose the Correct Blue Ox Weight Distribution System for a Nash 25C Trailer
  • The key to choosing the correct weight distribution system is choosing a system that can support the total tongue weight of your towing setup. The total tongue weight includes the loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer as well as the weight of any cargo loaded in the tow vehicle behind the rear axles. If you find that the loaded tongue weight of your trailer plus the weight of any cargo loaded behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle weigh more than 750 lbs, then you will...
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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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  • 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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  • How to Determine the Tongue Weight of a Trailer to Choose Weight Distribution
  • 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. I have included a link to a help article that shows how to determine tongue weight. A tongue weight scale, # 5780, is a pretty easy way to determine a trailer's tongue weight. Trailer tongue weight is typically...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for Pulling Car Hauler Trailer with Varying Weight Loads
  • The key for a weight distribution system to properly move trailer tongue weight forward to the tow vehicle's front axle is to match the system to the trailer's fully-loaded tongue weight. Systems rated too low will not have enough tension to redistribute the trailer weight forward and systems rated too high for the actual tongue weight can result in jumpy or erratic handling. In addition to your trailer's measured tongue weight you need to include in the equation the weight of anything...
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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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  • 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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  • Availability of Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System # BXW1000 With Rotating Latch Bracket
  • Yes, I do sell the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System, part # BXW1000 with the Signature Series rotating latch bracket. The rotating latch brackets will allow you to clear obstacles that are mounted above the trailer frame. See photo of the Signature Series rotating latch bracket. The Blue Ox SwayPro system # BXW1000 has a gross towing weight capacity of 10,000 lbs and a tongue weight range of 750 lbs to 1,000 lbs. When choosing a weight distribution system, you will want one...
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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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  • Can a Trailer be Backed Up when Using Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution
  • You can back up with a Blue Ox Sway Pro system, such as # BXW1000, installed on your trailer. You might find that during tight maneuvers it may become necessary to remove the spring bars but those times are situational and it would be best to have a spotter when backing up so you know the limitations of the system in any given situation. You can avoid any issue by always removing the spring bars, no matter the situation, if it is feasible for you.
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  • 2-1/2 inch Shank Recommendation for Blue Ox Weight Distribution BXW1000
  • All of the Blue Ox weight distribution systems like the part # BXW1000 come with a shank, but what you can do is swap out the shank of this system with one that is the size you need like part # BXW4018 which will work great with this system and is designed for 2-1/2 inch hitches.
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