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

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  • 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 a 13" rise and a 7" 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 BXW1506 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Blue Ox Weight Distribution - BXW1506

Shank fits 2" hitches and offers up to a 13" rise and a 7" 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: 13-3/4"
    • Maximum rise: 13"
    • Maximum drop: 7"
    • Overall height: 15"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: The clamp-on brackets in this system may not work on C-channel trailer frames. If you have a trailer with a C-channel frame, or if there are obstructions along the frame of your trailer, you may need to use bolt-on brackets (BXW4021 - sold separately) to attach this system.

Dimensions
Included w/ BXW1506Required - 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.



BXW1506 Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Hitch - Clamp On Brackets - 11-Hole Shank Adjustment - 15,000 lbs






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 BXW1506 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Blue Ox SwayPro weight distribution system with built in sway control. This system has it's own weight capacity of 1,000 pounds, to 1,500 pounds, and a gross towing weight capacity of 15,000 pounds. A weight distribution system is going to help evenly distribute weight over the axles of the tow vehicle and the trailer which is going to offer stability and control. Ultimately a system like this is going to help create a level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. The unit is going to feature built-in sway control, which helps prevent trailer sway. It's built-in so it's not something separate that you have to add on. When it comes to the bars right here, and in relation to the built-in sway control, constant tension is in the trunnions which is going to help force the trailer inline at all times, preventing sway.

Then we're going to have the rotating lift brackets that ensure that the chains are tight and secure to keep the spring bars from moving. Now one of the things that I want to mention as well is unlike many friction style sway controls, the SwayPro allows you to backup your trailer without having to remove or disengage the system. We're going to have the spring steel bars, these are going to flex for a controlled, softer, smoother, and quieter ride. They automatically lock in place and easily remove from the head assembly. To remove it all you have to do is lift up on the pin, and then the bar can slide right out, so it's really nice and easy to do. When you're ready to install and lock it in place just place it in, rotate it until that pin goes into the lock position, so very quick and easy to get those attached, and to get those removed. Now a really neat feature about the SwayPro that I want to be careful to mention is that if you ever get a new or different trailer, you don't have to worry about buying a completely new weight distribution system.

With this system, all you have to do is purchase new spring bars that are going to be appropriately rated for your trailer, all the other components of this system can stay in place, all you have to do is get new bars and then that's all there is to it. Now these bars are marked with a dot system, on the shank end to identify the weight rating, so these bars are going to have 4 dots on them, which means that these are rated for up to 1,500 pounds. Another neat thing about the Blue Ox SwayPro is that you don't have to worry about any pins or clips, the unit is going to feature self locking devices throughout the system. On the back of the head assembly where the bars go in, on each side there's going to a Zerk fitting, a grease Zerk fitting, which allows for easy maintenance, that way you can just attach your grease gun, pump in the grease that's needed, and that's all there is to it. All the grease stays contained inside the head assembly, so no grease gets on the bars, which means that there's no mess to cleanup, and you don't have to worry about grease getting on your hands or on your clothes, so it's all contained in the head assembly. Now the unit is going to come with these unique rotating latch lift brackets, these connect the spring bars to the trailer, by using the chains. What I want to go over real quick is just how they work.

Really nice easy to use design, we're going to have this right here, this is the lock pin, and so to get the bracket into a position to connect the chain you pull the lock pin, and then you rotate this all the way down. What that does is it puts the lift bracket in a position where you can easily connect the chain, there's going to be a groove in here that safely holds the chain in place. So you install the chain, and then you would take the included tool right here, place it over, and then you would keep rotating this until that pin engages and locks the unit in place. It's really really easy to get the chains installed, and to get the unit rotated into the ready-to-use position. These are really nice, they're solid steel construction. To release the bracket all you have to do is pull out on that lock pin, and then rotate it down to disengage the chains.

These are a clamp on design which means that there's no drilling needed. They're also very low profile so that way they won't interfere with frame mounted accessories. When it comes to the head assembly of the unit, and making sure we have the right tilt, you don't have to worry about that because the required tilt and pitch is built into the head assembly, so no adjustment is needed, all you have to do is find the correct placement along the adjustable shank, to achieve the proper height for your setup. No additional fine tune adjustments are needed, which means that you don't have to worry anymore about messing with hard to access washers, thumbscrews, cams, or shim packs, so that's really nice design and feature of the Blue Ox SwayPro. Now the unit is made from a steel construction, it's going to have a power coated finish with a nice little hammered texture, it's going to last a long time, it's going to look great for a long time, and it's going to do a good job at resisting rust and corrosion. The system is going to come with everything that you see here on the table as well as a detailed set of installation instructions, and an owners manual. Jut to go over some of the components real quick about everything I have laid out here. These screws or bolts are designed for the clamp-on installation of the lift bracket, so there's a threaded portion right here that goes through, you tighten those down. It's going to come with 2 different sets, you can use the shorter set for thicker or wider trailer frames, and then you can use the longer set for thinner or more narrow trailer frames, and it's going to have the jam nuts that you would tighten down to make sure that those set screws don't come back off. You're also going to get a reducer sleeve, that goes in this area right here, so the diameter of this hole for your hitch ball; now a hitch ball is sold separately, the diameter right here is going to be an 1 1/4". You can use the reducer sleeve to reduce that opening from 1 1/4" down to 1", so just keep those measurements in mind when choosing the correct hitch ball for this system. It's going to come with everything you see on the table, it's also going to include your hitch pin and clip to get the unit secured inside of your trailer hitch. Now when it comes to the tongue weight rating, we're looking at 1,000 pounds to 1,500 pounds. Gross towing weight rating is 15,000 pounds. The unit is designed to fit inside of a 2" by 2" trailer hitch receiver that is rated for use with weight distribution systems. When positioning the lift brackets, these are going to be positioned about 29" back from the hitch ball along the trailer frame. Now the lift brackets will fit trailer frame width up to 2 1/2", and are only going to take up about 4" along the trailer frame. I want to talk about the shank on this system real quick. This unit features an 11 hole design which allows for a lot of adjustment if needed. You have 11 holes to choice from when getting the head assembly attached to the shank which is a . That's quite a bit when it comes to weight distribution systems, so it's going to allow for full adjustment with this unit. These holes are going to be separated on center by about 1 1/4". I want to take some measurements of the shank length, measuring from the center of the hitch pinhole, to the very front of the shank, That's going to be 11". From the center of the hitch pinhole, to the center of the adjustment holes, that's going to be 10 inches. Then from the center of the hitch pinhole to the back of this upright bar, that's going to give us a measurement of right on 9". Again, 11 hole design, allows for a lot of adjustment. With the unit in the rise position, if we have the head assembly at the highest setting, it's going to give us a maximum rise of 13", that's measuring from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of the hitch, or the top of the shank right here, to the top of the ball platform. If we flip the shank over into the drop position, and move the head assembly at the lowest setting, it's going to give us a maximum drop of 7 1/2". Again from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of the hitch, or the top of the shank, to the top of that ball platform. Then the holes again are separated on center by 1 1/4", 11 hole design, a lot of adjustment is there is needed. The product is made right here in the USA, and it's going to be covered with a limited lifetime warranty. That's going to do it for today's look at the Blue Ox SwayPro weight distribution system, with the built-in sway control.


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW - BXW1506

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (123 Customer Reviews)

Shank fits 2" hitches and offers up to a 13" rise and a 7" 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.

- BXW1506

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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



- BXW1506

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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



- 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


Comments

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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Easy to install. I was very curious as to how this would work as both a weight distributing hitch and sway control all in one. I was very surprised. I have used it on 3 trips on a 4 lane highway at highway speeds and with being passed and passing tractor trailers, it performed extremely well. I would recommend to anyone wanting a weight distributing hitch and sway control in one unit. 350658



- BXW1506

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I just received this yesterday, and will be using it this weekend to tow a 34 1/2' Toy Hauler home from Virginia. It is extremely heavy/well made and the powder coating looks like it was applied very well. Should be a great W.D. hitch system that will last for many years 310976



- BXW1506

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installed very easy didn't want to use the 11 hole shank but to get the right ride had to use the last hole turned down that what it takes on 4wd expedition to get ball to 18 " thanks the ride is great now 471684



- BXW1506

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Very quick processing of my order and fast shipping. This is great item at a good price for the quality. I will recommend etrailer to anyone. 479468



- BXW1506

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etrailer.com has the e-commerce figured out. Great website. Quality products at reasonable prices. Fast shipping. 371562



- BXW1506

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Just what I needed. Easy to install, arrived on time, and packaged well. 368669


Comments

Thank you for following up. Everything has been working great.

Brian F - 04/18/2018

37407

- BXW1003

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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

7068

- BXW1000

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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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

24203

- BXW2000

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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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


Comments

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

Craig R - 07/26/2016

19669

- BXW1500

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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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



- BXW1000

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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


I have been installing the hitch and the 26000 lb 2&5/16" ball that I ordered. All went well until I tried to install the ball which has a 1& 7/8" nut which requires a socket to tighten the nut in the hitch enclosure. Not having that size socket I could not find one that size in the local retail stores. I have resorted to buying an Altrade socket on line from Home Depot for $14. Hopefully it will fit in side the hitch nut enclosure. 145514


Comments

Installed theSwayPro WD system and found it worked well until recent trip. Decided I need the 1500 bars because od additional weight.

Ron I - 08/10/2015

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- BXW1500

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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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



- BXW1500

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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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- 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



- BXW1000

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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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- 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



- BXW0550

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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


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

David R - 05/02/2014

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- BXW0550

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


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

J A - 07/20/2018

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- BXW0750

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



- BXW1000

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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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



- BXW0350

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



- BXW1000

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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


After owning a couple other hitches including a Hensley the Blue Ox distribution hitch is my favorite and probably the only hitch I will own. Hooking up is easy enough however I would suggest using a socket attached to a break-over bar rather than the supplied wrench (just my opinion). I pull a 30ft Classic Airstream with a 3/4 ton HD Chevy Duramax and the Blue Ox with this combination is excellent. The only negative thing I have found about the hitch is over time it tends to get a little rust here and there so keep wiped down or touched up with similar paint. 321837



- BXW1500

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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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



- BXW1000

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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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- BXW1000

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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



- BXW1501

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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



- BXW1003

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I love the Blue OX. Much easier to use and maintain than the Equalizer, which is what I had previously. I think the BO is equal in effectiveness at sway control to the EQ but not sure because I'm now pulling a bigger trailer. The cam latch system with the BO is easy to use but you must raise the trailer tongue "to the sky" in order to release the tension from the load bars before releasing the chains. The load bars will slam down if you're not careful creating a hazard if you're not careful. 496829



- BXW1000

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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



- BXW1000

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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



- BXW0750

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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



- BXW1500

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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

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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



- BXW1503

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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



- BXW1000

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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



- BXW0550

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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



- BXW0750

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



- BXW1500

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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



- BXW1503

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The product is great but the customer service needs to be dealt with. I ordered what I thought was the right sway controll bar and they sent me the wrong one to start with, then I ordered the right one and they sent it to me, but I have yet to recieve my credit on my card. They told me a week ago that it was already back to you and I don't understand why we have not recieved our credit on our card yet. Scott Gard 191085



- BXW1500

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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



- BXW2001

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



- BXW1000

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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



- BXW1000

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Review from a similar Blue Ox SwayPro in Weight Distribution


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



- BXW1000

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


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  • If you are needing replacement spring bars for your Blue Ox Weight Distribution System, I recommend going with the 1,500 Pound Spring Bars # BXW4008. This will provide you with a tongue weight capacity range of 1,000 to 1,500 pounds, so even when you are on the low end of your potential tongue weights, the system will still work nicely and be within its operating range. This particular kit includes 2 spring bars, lift chains and the necessary hardware. I have attached a short video demonstration...
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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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  • Recommended Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System For 30 Foot Trailer
  • The Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW, # BXW1506, may be a good fit for the weights and dimensions you gave. The maximum gross towing weight is 15,000 lbs and the maximum tongue weight is 1500 lbs. You will also need a hitch ball that is either 2 inches like # 63840 or 2-5/16 inches like # C40008. This system will give you up to a 13 inch rise or a 7 inch drop which will accomodate your 2 inch need from shank to top of hitch...
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  • Your 2016 Air Stream Serenity 25FB has a GVWR of 7300 lbs and a dry hitch weight of 833 lbs. This information is important in helping us determine the correct weight distribution system for your needs. Weight distribution is based on total tongue weight which is your completely loaded and ready to go camping tongue weight along with any cargo behind the rear axle of your F-150. You want that total tongue weight to be in the middle of your weight distribution system's rated tongue...
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  • With any weight distribution/sway control hitch system the ideal situation is that the total actual measured tongue weight (TW) of the loaded trailer, plus the weight of any cargo in the truck that sits behind the rear axle, will have a combined weight that falls in the middle of the system's operating range. The Blue Ox SwayPro # BXW1000, for example, works effectively over a TW range of 750- to 1000-lbs so it would be perfect if your total TW turns out to be 850-to-900-lbs. Sherline...
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  • How to Determine the Correct Weight Distribution System
  • It is possible you may not have the correctly rated spring bars with your Blue Ox weight distribution system which is why sway is still occuring so you will want to verify the weight you need. To do this you will need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. The tongue weight is typically between 10% and 15% of your trailer's GVWR but you'll...
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  • If your tongue weight is 900 lbs loaded (including the weight of any cargo in the van behind the rear axle), the Blue Ox Sway Pro kit part # BXW1506 would be rated too high as it has a tongue weight range of 1,000 to 1,500 lbs. For a lower rated system we have the Blue Ox kit part # BXW1000 which instead has a tongue weight range of 750 to 1,000 lbs. For a hitch ball you'd then want the part # 63840 to go along with this.
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  • The precision of your measurements is notable and your question about weight per link is beyond what we can offer as the manufacturer doesn't measure in that way. We simply go by the total tongue weight ratings. This is your total tongue weight when loaded along with any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. Those weights you want to be within the total tongue weight range of your system. If your system is over that total tongue weight range it will cause a rough ride...
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