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Blue Ox Weigth Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer with 550 lb Tongue Weight


Will the BXW1000, will 1000lbs spring bars work without damaging the trailer, if after packing my trailer, etc the tongue weight is only 550lbs below the 750-1000lb rating? My trailer weight should be 5000 - 6500lbs. But this is a large swing, with the swing increased by the 10-15 total weight as tongue weight. I would like the 1000lb spring bars in case after packing my tongue weight is on the high end. I dont see a min weight directly on the Blue Ox website, just etrailer. Trailer is a 2016 Flagstaff Shamrock 21ss. Thanks.


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If your trailer has a swing away hinge you won't be able to use a weight distribution system with it. I am not totally sure if that's what you meant but I figured I'd mention that. When picking out a weight distribution system the tongue weight has to fall into the range of the system. If your loaded tongue weight is 550 lbs you'd need a lower rated system than the # BXW1000 that you referenced. Instead you'd want the Blue Ox part # BXW0756 which has a range that's between 550 and 750. You also need to factor in any weight behind the rear axle of the vehicle as cargo weight.

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