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Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW

Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW

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Why would I buy this?

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

Why wouldn't I buy this?

  • The chain setup just won't give you enough tension for good sway control
  • Included wrench can be a pain to use
  • You'll have to buy a hitch ball separately
Shank fits 2" hitches and offers up to an 8" rise and a 2" drop. System uses optimal points of tension to help prevent sway while it balances your trailer's load for a more level ride. Clamp-on brackets require no drilling. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Blue Ox. Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW part number BXW1500 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Weight Distribution Hitch - BXW1500

  • 1100 lbs
  • 1200 lbs
  • 1300 lbs
  • 1400 lbs
  • Prevents Sway
  • Bar Style
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Includes Shank
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Blue Ox

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


  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Built-in sway control helps to prevent trailer sway
    • Constant tension in trunnions helps force trailer in line
    • Rotating lift brackets ensure that chains are tight and secure to keep spring bars from moving
  • Trunnion spring bars flex for a controlled, even ride
    • Automatically lock in place and easily remove
    • Interchangeable with other Blue Ox spring bars (sold separately) to raise or lower the weight capacity
  • No pins or clips needed - self-locking devices function throughout system
    • Easy-to-operate bracket locks automatically secure rotating brackets in place and release with push of lock pin
  • 2 Grease zerks inside head assembly make maintenance simple and clean
  • Unique, rotating-latch lift brackets connect spring bars to trailer
    • Quick and simple to use - insert lift chain into slot and rotate bracket with wrench
    • Clamp-on design - no drilling needed
  • Required tilt is built into head assembly - no adjustment needed
  • Powder coated steel construction
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, lift chains, rotating lift brackets with handles, reducer bushing for ball shank, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1" or 1-1/4" diameter shank
  • Made in the USA


  • Tongue weight: 1,000 lbs - 1,500 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 15,000 lbs
  • Application:
    • 2" x 2" Trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
    • Trailers with frame height between 3" and 6"
  • Lift-bracket positioning: mount about 29" back from hitch ball
  • Shank length:
    • 9" From center of hitch pin hole to center of adjustment holes
    • 10" From center of hitch pin hole to front of shank
    • 8" From center of hitch pin hole to back of shank
    • 13" Overall
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 8-3/4"
    • Maximum rise: 8"
    • Maximum drop: 2"
    • Overall height: 10"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ BXW1500Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1" or 1-1/4" Diameter Shank

Create a stable ride for your tow vehicle and trailer with a weight distribution hitch. Adding spring bars to your towing system applies leverage, which transfers the load that is pushing down on the rear of your vehicle to all the axles on both your tow vehicle and your trailer, resulting in an even distribution of weight throughout. The result is a smooth, level ride, as well as the ability to tow the maximum capacity of your hitch.

Selecting a Weight Distribution System

The tongue weight rating is the most important factor in determining which size weight distribution system you should use. If the bars of the system you choose are rated too high for your setup, they will create a rigid ride, which can result in a bouncing trailer. If, on the other hand, the bars are not rated high enough, the system will be unable to properly distribute the weight, rendering it virtually useless.

To determine the proper weight rating for a weight distribution system, you must first determine your trailer's tongue weight. Then add to that the weight of the cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. These two measurements make up the tongue weight rating for a weight distribution system.

Unique Features of Blue Ox SwayPro

Blue Ox SwayPro Spring Bars

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

Blue Ox SwayPro Rotating Latch Brackets

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

Another feature of the SwayPro is the easy-to-use head. The required pitch is already built into the head, so the only adjustment that may be needed is the placement of the head on the shank. Move the head up or down along the weight distribution shank to achieve the proper height. No additional, fine-tune adjustment is needed, which means no hard-to-access washers or difficult-to-use thumbscrew.

Built-In Tension Stops Sway

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

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

BXW1500 Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Hitch - Clamp On Brackets - 15,000 lbs

Installation Details BXW1500 Installation instructions

Video of Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW

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

Video Transcript for Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System Review

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

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

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

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

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

Customer Reviews

Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW - BXW1500

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (158 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.

- BXW1500

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

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


- BXW1500

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

- BXW1500

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

- BXW1500

The system was very easy to install and use. Going down the interstate the trailer didn't seem to 'wag' or pitch up and down when going over bumps or dips. I am satisfied with the price, quality, and performance of the hitch. 758795

- BXW1500

Easy and accurate ordering process. The item arrived ahead of my expected delivery date with everything as expected. I'll post an additional review after I install the hitch and give it a test drive. 744600

- BXW1500

I would like to thank Michelle s for all her help with getting my orders completed and all her help with her explanation of the blue ox sway pro I have not mounted it yet due to our trailer in storage Everything looks in good shape Thanks again 733192

- BXW1500

Just received yesterday everything was there as advertised. Will give comments after 1st use 657005

- BXW1500

Wish i had gone with the equalizer. Too many busted knuckles releasing the tension off the bars. 481566

Daniel, Thank you for your review. The easiest way to take the tension out of the spring bar is to raise the trailer with the trailer jack. Raise the trailer and the back of the tow vehicle until the tension is reduced. This will allow the bars to be removed.
-- Heather A - 03/06/2018


- BXW1500

A must for towing loaded trailers in the 12,000# to 15,000# range. 442099

- BXW1500

Received in 3 days no shipping cost. The hitch is just what I needed. 372675

- BXW1500

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

I ordered the Blue OX BXW1500. Installation was easy, I will be testing it next week for the first time. etrailer's customer service was wonderful. I worked with Sarah, she was a wonderful help. After ordering the hitch, I found it for a lower price. etrailer refunded the difference plus another 10% of the difference with no questions asked. I highly recommend etrailer for all your camping needs. Thanks Jason 360591

- BXW1500

My 11,000 trailer tows great with the Blue Ox. My only complaint is I can not figure a way to keep it from dragging the bars when going over driveway entrances. I remove then when backing up my driveway. 318096

- BXW1500

Easy to setup and adjust mounting brackets. Distributed weight well. I have noticed a little sway on our 38 ft trailer but nothing of concern yet. I like this system over the old sway bar system. I would recommend this product. 287729

- BXW1500

This product works great with pulling our 35' camper. It was well worth the price. We have had others ask where we purchased it from, they were very impressed with how easy the set-up of this product is. 283476

- BXW1500

Great product and I really like: - the powder coating - containment of grease in the joints - no adjustable hitch ball head needed as you change load factors in your trailer. As usual the guys at etrailer went above and beyond as I had a deadline need and they got it to me two days before that without unnecessary upcharges. Great personal service makes them more than your usual internet company. 283235

- BXW1500

Don't know about blue ox yet. Don't really see how this mechanism can provide any more sway control than any other weight distribution hitch. But I do know about e-trailer. They are the most helpful people on the planet. When the local camping world couldn't supply a hitch at the last minute, I called e-trailer. They had the blue ox in Boise in 36 hours from my call and no shippong. Over the years e-trailer has never failed to exceed expectation. 280395

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- BXW1500

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

Quality construction and design. Instructions are simple and straightforward. 227611

- BXW1500

Just took delivery. Fast haste free order and delivery. 222547

- BXW1500

Gas in my truck, butter on my biscuit and a Blue Ox Sway Pro ! Life does't get any better 207226

- BXW1500

Very good quality, have not used it yet as trailer it is for is still being built. Looking forward to connecting all and testing it out. Customer service was great. The add showed a 2 inch receiver when in fact it required a 2 1/2 inch. Was caught before shipping and the correct one was shipped. Good service,had it in 4 days Steve 198877

- BXW1500

Blue Ox hitch was relatively easy to install and set up. Haven't had a chance to get on the road with it but from another I know it should do just fine. Customer Service was great. They got me all the things I wanted but didn't find on the website. Hitch arrived in less than a week. Jena checked with me a couple of times to make sure I was satisfied and ask if I had any questions. 193595

- BXW1500

As always Etrailer was great to work with and gets the product to you extremely fast. I ordered on Thursday night late and received it on Tuesday morning with standard shipping. 187250

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    We have three 15,000-lb Blue Ox SwayPro weight distribution systems. Part # BXW1500 has an adjustable shank that has an 8-inch maximum rise and 2-inch maximum drop. Part # BXW1506 includes a shank that has a 13-inch maximum rise and 7-inch maximum drop. Part # BXW1503 has a shank with -inch maximum rise and 2-inch maximum drop, but is an underslung system that is designed for trailers with a lower coupler. All three systems are rated for 15,000-lbs with tongue weight capacities...
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  • Troubleshooting Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution System With Welded Trailer Frame Tray
    For your Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On # BXW1500 the lift bracket positioning is as you stated 29 inches back from the hitch ball. If you choose to use this system the manual recommends "Remove or relocate any obstructions on the trailer tongue framework if necessary". If you want to move to a different system, I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37120ET which can have the lift brackets positioned between...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a Trailer with 1,075-lb Tongue Weight
    To determine which Weight Distribution (WD) system will work best for your setup you will need to choose one that has a Tongue Weight (TW) range that your Total Tongue Weight (TTW) falls in the middle of. To find your TTW you will need to add the TW of your fully loaded and ready-to-go trailer along with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2011 Ram 1500. Keep in mind that a properly loaded trailer will have a TW that is between 10-15% of the loaded trailer weight. If...
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  • How to Prevent Sway When Towing a 35ft Travel Trailer
    I looked in our system and i see you have a ordered previously the 1500lbs bars. If the system is setup correctly, and is not damaged or worn then something else is wrong. You may need to check the tongue and trailer weights again and make sure you are not overloading it. Also you need to make sure you are not over the capacity of your truck, depending on how the truck is equipped, it may be. Are the trailer weights that were provided with the trailer loaded? Most 2015 F150...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for a Grand Design Reflection 313RLTS
    The best weight distribution system we have for your Grand Design Reflection 313RLTS is the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System part # BXW1500 which is rated for a total tongue weight of 1,000 lbs - 1,500 lbs. This system has both weight distributing and sway control properties. It also has zerk fittings in the head for easy maintenance and rotating-latch lift brackets which make attaching the spring bars easy as well. As long as the frame rails on your trailer do not exceed...
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  • Chain Adjustments on Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System
    If your truck and trailer look to be level when adjusting to the 8th chain link with the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System # BXW1500 then this isn't a problem. I recommend also taking the trailer out for a short test drive to see how everything handles with the current setup and if needed the chains can always be adjusted one way or another down the line. I have attached a short video demonstration on this system that you can check out as well.
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  • Comparing the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System BXW1500 and BXW1500-S
    The only difference between the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System part # BXW1500 and the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System part BXW1500-S (which we don't carry) is the shank that is included with either system. The standard system (BXW1500) comes with the Weight Distribution Shank part # BXW4000 which offers up to 2" of drop whereas the extended system (BXW1500-S) comes with the Weight Distribution Shank part # BXW4002 which offers up to 4-1/2" of drop. In order to...
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  • Troubleshooting Bucking and Rough Ride Using Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System
    With your Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BXW1500 the rough ride and bucking could be from a couple of variables. If you have weight behind the rear axle of your truck, you may need a larger weight distribution system because that acts as tongue weight on a weight distribution system. If you have too rigid a ride and are under the 1500 lb total tongue weight including your loaded trailer tongue weight and the cargo behind the rear axle of your vehicle, then you...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 1,000 lb Tongue Weight
    Your tongue weight falls into somewhat of a void for what Blue Ox offers for weight distribution systems. If your loaded tongue weight is right at 1,000 lbs (this figure also counts the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle), then the # BXW1500 would be rated a bit too high for you. Going with a higher than needed WD system will give you a very harsh ride so this would not be ideal. The next system down is the 1,000 lb tongue weight part # BXW1000. Now if you happen...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System With Sway Control For 29 Ft Arctic Fox Trailer
    To find the best weight distribution with sway control you will need to know a couple things. First, you already know the weight of the trailer as you said you had it weighed when it was unhitched and that was 11,200 lbs. The next thing you need to know is the tongue weight. This should be done when the trailer is loaded and ready-to-tow condition. You need the tongue weight of the trailer added to the cargo weight in the tow vehicle behind the rear axle. You then try to find a system...
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  • Suitability of Weight Distribution Hitch on 20-Ft Car Hauler Trailer that Carries Varying Loads
    You ask a very good question. A circumstance like yours where you have widely varying loads on your car hauler trailer makes use of a weight distribution hitch something of a challenge. For weight distribution systems to be effective but not cause handling issues they must be tuned to your trailer's actual loaded tongue weight. The spring bars in these systems are rated for specific tongue weight ranges. If not tuned to the actual tongue weight of your loaded trailer bars that are too...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for 10-Foot Dump Trailer with a GVW of 11,000-lbs
    Weight distribution systems are meant to be "tuned" for a specific trailer tongue weight. This is because in order to do their job - pushing trailer tongue weight (TW) forward onto the truck's front axle - the system's spring bars have to have the correct stiffness. Systems too light for the TW load can't push the weight forward; systems too stiff will result in jumpy handling from the trailer. Since your trailer TW will vary you'll need to choose a system rated correctly for your trailer's...
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  • Blue Ox Sway Pro for Airstream Flying Cloud 28 and Ford F250 with Tongue Weight of 1,300 lbs
    For your tongue weight range the correct Blue Ox Sway Pro would be the # BXW1500 but you would need a drop ball mount shank to allow you the drop you need. For that you would need the part # BXW4002.
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  • How to Choose a Weight Distribution System for an 8,000 Pound Trailer
    Actually, you would want a weight distribution that is rated a little higher than the gross trailer weight and tongue weight of the trailer. On many systems the capacities listed are the maximum for that system so if you went just by that then it would be easy to overload the system. 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...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a Ford F-150 Towing an Airstream Bambi Trailer
    When choosing a weight distribution system, you will want one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight when it is loaded and ready to tow. For your trailer, 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight (of 3,500 pounds) is 350 to 525 pounds. If you like the Blue Ox weight distribution, then I recommend the SwayPro Weight Distribution System, # BXW0550. This system has a range of 350-550 pounds, so it would work well for your...
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  • Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Hitch Rated for 1,500 Pounds Tongue Weight
    We no longer carry the Blue Ox Sway Pro BXW1501 but we do have the # BXW1500. It has the same 1,500 pound tongue weight rating. The hitch ball to fit is # 63840.
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  • Can Blue Ox Weight Distribution System be Used in 2-1/2 inch Hitch with or without Adapter
    The 2-1/2 inch to 2 inch hitch reducers do not cut the capacity of the hitch like some hitch adapters do since they do not extend out past the hitch opening. The other option though is to go with a shank that fits the 2-1/2 inch hitch size directly like the # EQ90-02-4900 which would work really well. Thankfully the weight distribution manufacturers all made the heads of their systems to fit the same standard shank design so this Equal-i-zer shank would work really well and prevent you...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution/Sway Control System for Jayco Jay Flight 32TSBH Travel Trailer
    To choose a weight distribution system, you'll need to first determine the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer. To that figure, add the weight of any gear stowed in the truck bed behind the rear axle. I've linked to an FAQ article that explains how to do this. These combined figures represent the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your set-up. The TTW of your trailer should fall as close as possible to the middle of the effective range of the weight distribution system...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Towing 10k Camper Trailer
    The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. Your tongue weight is going to...
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  • Recommended Blue Ox Weight Distribution System for 1,100 lb Tongue Weight
    Though we only carry the # BXW1500 and not the 1500S model, from what I could find the only difference was that that the 1500S came with a longer shank, which is simply # BXW4002. Using this shank rather than the standard shank that comes with the # BXW1500 will give you a vertical adjustment of 11-1/4" instead of 8-3/4". The Blue Ox SwayPro # BXW1500 has a tongue weight capacity between 1,000 lbs - 1,500 lbs and if your total tongue weight was 1,100 lbs it would work well for you....
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  • Weight Distribution for 2012 Toyota Tundra and 6,250 Pound 2014 Cougar Travel Trailer
    If the 780 pounds is the dry tongue weight of the trailer then there is a little more information needed to select the best weight distribution system for your needs. You need to go by the total tongue weight which is the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow plus the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The Blue Ox system that you selected # BXW1500 is rated for 1,000 to 1,500 pounds tongue weight and would be too heavy of a system...
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  • Do I Need a Longer Shank for the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution If I Raise My Trailer
    The Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control part # BXW1500 has a max rise of 8" and max drop of 2". If the distance from the ground to the top inside edge of the receiver tube opening is not within the range above when compared to the distance from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler while level then you will need a new shank. The lift kits we offer all provide more than 1-1/4" so it would indeed appear you need a shank with more rise/drop. The Blue Ox SwayPro Weight...
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  • Can Ford F-450 Super Duty Pickup Use Weight Distribution System
    Weight distribution (WD) hitches like the Blue Ox Sway Pro # BXW1500 can be used with any vehicle and hitch that are rated for this type of application. Most vehicles that do not have uni-body construction can use WD and the safety sticker on a hitch will indicate if the hitch is rated for use with WD. As an example, a 2014 Ford F-450 could have either a 2-inch Class III or Class IV hitch, or it could have a 2- or 2-1/2-inch Class V hitch. All hitches offered for this particular truck...
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  • Does Weight Distribution System Fix Sway that Starts at 60 MPH
    The type of sway you described is actually caused by the location of the cargo in the trailer and can't be resolved with a weight distribution system. What you need to do is move cargo weight as far forward in the trailer as you can to increase the tongue weight and the sway should stop. A WD system is great at stopping and preventing sway that occurs from heavy wind gusts but it will not compensate for a cargo loading issue.
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