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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  • WD With Sway Control
  • 1100 lbs
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  • Blue Ox
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Heavy 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 - 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 - BXW1500

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: 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


Dimensions

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
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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.



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



BXW1500 Installation InstructionsInstallation 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 Weight Distribution - WD With Sway Control - BXW1500 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System. The unit's going to help evenly distribute weight over the axles of the tow vehicle and the trailer for stability and control. It's going to create a more level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. This unit's going to feature built-in sway control, it does not need friction, it doesn't need separate items or separate parts to go with it, it's built-in and that's going to help prevent trailer sway as you travel down the road and experience those different types of conditions that cause trailer sway. When this is fully installed and you have tension applied to these bars, the bars are going to maintain constant tension which is going to help force and keep the trailer in line during travel. We're also going to have the rotating lift brackets that are going to ensure that the chains are tight, and that's really going to do a great job at keeping the bars from moving. The bars always seek out constant tension to help keep the trailer in line. The system is also known to be a very quiet system during travel, which is a great benefit and feature of the unit.

Now, this is a trunnion bar design, these bars are designed to flex for a controlled, even ride. Here in the head assembly, they are going to lock automatically in place, and they can easily be removed. I'll show you how to do that real quick. It's got these pins right here. There's really no additional pins and clips with the unit, the only pin and clip you have to worry about is the one to secure the adjustable shank inside the receiver tube of your hitch. Everything else is very simple to do and to use. To remove the bars, you lift up on this little lever here, this knob, and that's going to allow you to rotate the bar and then to slide it out of the head assembly.

Very quick and easy removal. You will also notice that the end of our bar is not dirty, it doesn't have any grease on it, the grease is contained inside the head assembly. The head assembly is going to contain two zerk fittings for easy maintenance, and it doesn't get on the bar. As you disconnect these, you don't have to worry about making a big mess and getting dirty. They'll automatically lock in place. To put them in, slide it all the way in, rotate it, and that will push back down.

That's going to automatically lock the bar in place inside the head assembly. The bars are also marked with a dot system, I don't know if you're able to see that or not, but right here this one's going to contain four dots. What that does is that identifies the weight rating of the bar. This one has four dots, which means it's a 1,500lb bar. The neat thing about the Blue Ox SwayPro systems is that if you get a new trailer, there's no need to buy a brand new system. All you have to do is purchase the appropriate bars for your new setup, and they're going to work perfectly with the head assembly.

All you have to do if you get a new trailer, just buy new bars. Again, no pins or clips to mess with or to worry about losing and keeping track of. Once again, the unit's going to contain two zerk fittings, I'll go ahead and show you those. If you take this channel where the arm slides in and you rotate it, you can see back here that we have a zerk fitting, and it's going to be located in the same spot on the other side. Here at the back of this unit, it's got a stop so you can go in there and you don't worry about getting any grease on you. The grease is self-contained in the head assembly, it's going to lubricate just that moving component right there. It doesn't make a mess at all, the zerk fittings, again, allow for very easy maintenance. This unit does come with a detailed instructions and owner's manual to help with the maintenance responsibilities and the installation process of the unit. It's also going to feature the unique rotating lift brackets. These are going to be what connects the spring bars to the trailer, very quick and simple to use. All you have to do is insert the lift chain directly into the bracket, it's got a special link design in there so it holds the chain at one point upright, and then it lays flat everywhere else. That way the chain can not back out of there when tension is applied. Insert the lift chain into the slot and then you can use the included wrench, or tool right here, to rotate the lift bracket into place. That fits over that portion there, really easy design, nice large steel handle with an easy grip design makes for easy leverage and to get it up where it needs to be. These are clamp-on designed brackets, so it's easy to install, no drilling required. It's also a nice low-profile design, that way it allows room for frame-mounted accessories without interference. It does come with different sized bolts, so you you have a longer bolt right here and a jam nut, and then you're going to have the shorter bolts that can replace those long bolts depending on the width or size of your trailer frame. Another neat feature about the unit is when you need to release it, all you have to do is pull out this lever right here, rotate, and pull. At the same time, use that wrench to turn this clockwise to release the tension, and then that way you'd be able to remove the chain. Either way, it's kind of the same setup, so you would rotate this, it disengages, use this to rotate, it will lower the chain releasing the tension, then you can remove the chain from the unit, and then remove the spring bar. Setting up is very easy, as well as removing the system from the trailer is very easy as well, and getting those chains off the lift brackets. The lift brackets are a really nice design, very quick, simple, and easy to use. When it comes to achieving the appropriate tilt that you need for your system, another big benefit of the SwayPro is that the tilt is built into the head assembly. If I raise this up to where the unit is level, you can see that the tilt is down here. These are angled down so the tilt built into the head assembly, no more having to mess with a serrated washer design or multiple washers. The only hardware that you have for the unit is at the left brackets and the hardware that secures the head assembly to the adjustable shank. The unit's made from a steel construction, it's going to feature a really nice powder coated finish, so it's going to do a great job at resisting rust and corrosion, at lasting a long time. The only thing that you need that is sold separately is going to be the hitch ball. This does require a hitch ball with 1.25" diameter shank. You could also use a hitch ball with a 1" diameter shank. In that case, you would have to use the included reducer sleeve to accommodate. Also, under here it's hollow, so it gives you plenty of room to thread on the lock washer and the nut and to get that tightened down for your hitch ball. The product's made in the USA. Blue Ox is going to cover this with a limited lifetime warranty. The tongue weight for this unit is from 1,000-1,500lbs. Gross towing weight is 15,000lbs. The unit's designed to fit a 2"x2" trailer hitch receiver that's rated for use with the Weight Distribution System. The lift brackets are going to be positioned about 29" back from the center of the hitch ball along the trailer frame. It does come with the adjustable shank that's going to have a 7-hole design, the distance between the hole center on center is going to be about 1.25". The shank length, measuring from the center of the hitch pinhole to the front face of the adjustable bar, that's going to measure 10", and that's going to offer 13" of total height adjustment. The rise with this unit is going to, at the max, at the highest setting, the unit would give you a rise of 10.75". This unit does not offer a drop, but you can use the shank in the drop or rise position. Again, 7-hole design, really nice system. The adjustable shank has the same construction and finish as the rest of Weight Distribution System, so it's going to blend together really well, and it's going to look nice at the back of your vehicle. That's going to do it for today's look at the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System.


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   (134 Customer Reviews)

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

- BXW1500
by:

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
by:

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


Comments

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

Erik D - 12/24/2018

47953

- BXW1500
by:

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
by:

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
by:

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
by:

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



- BXW1500
by:

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


Comments

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

35515

- BXW1500
by:

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



- BXW1500
by:

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



- BXW1500
by:

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
by:

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
by:

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
by:

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
by:

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
by:

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



- BXW1500
by:

HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE BLUE OX SWAY PRO!!!!! SUPER FAST EASY INSTALLATION & SET-UP. HOOK-UP & DISCONNECT TO TRAILER ARE A BREEZE. RELIEVE TENSION ON TORSION BARS A MUST WHEN CONNECTING & DISCONNECTING. TOP QUALITY CONSTRUCTION, MADE IN THE USA!!!! NEVER TOWED BETTER THAN WITH THE BLUE OX. THANKS E-TRAILER FOR SELLING SUCH GREAT PRODUCTS AT SUCH GREAT PRICES. 274268



- BXW1500
by:

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



- BXW1500
by:

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



- BXW1500
by:

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



- BXW1500
by:

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
by:

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
by:

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



- BXW1500
by:

Excellent company and product. After dealing with in my opinion less than professional dealership sending me on the road with a hitch setup at half the weight capabilities of what was required I was very pleased at the service and speed of delivery of this product. The installation of the hitch was simple and i quickly installed the hitch at about $200 savings from a supposed rock bottom price of the dealer. I feel safe now Great work etrailer Poor work Dick Gore 178002



- BXW1500
by:

Extremely quick delivery and great service from etrailer. The communication was excellent. Haven't had the change to install the hitch yet. 89774



- BXW1500
by:

Easy to Install, have not tried on the road yet. 27096



- BXW0750
by:

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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


Comments

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

Morris - 02/14/2019

49485

- BXW1000
by:

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


Bought the Sway Pro to replace a hitch that had separate sway control. The Blue Ox works better on the road as trucks pass us and I really like backing up without loosening the sway friction. This Blue Ox WDH does not come with a ball. Had to have U-Haul tighten the 50mm nut on the 2 5/16” ball. Odd torque value for the hitch bolts too? Etrailer matched the prices and delivered in TWO days! 447330



- BXW2000
by:

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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



- BXW2000
by:

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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



- BXW0550
by:

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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


Comments

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

David R - 05/02/2014

3923

- BXW1501
by:

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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



- BXW2000
by:

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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


Comments

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

Craig R - 07/26/2016

19669

- BXW1503
by:

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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



- BXW0750
by:

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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



- BXW2000
by:

Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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



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


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



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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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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


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



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



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



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



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



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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


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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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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


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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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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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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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