Blue Ox Weight Distribution - WD With Sway Control - BXW2000 Review

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Review of Blue Ox Weight Distribution BXW2000

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 a ton weight capacity of 1500 pounds to 2000 pounds and a gross towing weight capacity of 20,000 pounds. It is designed for 2 and 1/2 inch by 2 and 1/2 inch trailer hitch receivers. They are rated for use with weight distribution systems. This unit's really going to help evenly distribute weight over the axles of your tow vehicle and your trailer which is going to offer stability and control. Ultimately your weight distribution system is going to create a level ride for both the tow vehicle and the trailer. Now again this does feature built-in sway control so that's going to help prevent trailer sway.

The way that is enabled is that there's constant tension in the trunnions, which are our bars, which is always going to help force the trailer in line. Then we're going to have these rotating lift brackets that are going to ensure that the chains remain tight and secure to keep the bars from being able to move. Unlike many friction style sway controls, the SwayPro will allow you to back up your trailer without having to remove or disengage any components of the system. When it comes to the bars, we're looking at a spring steel bar that will flex for a controlled, softer, smoother and quieter ride. They're going to automatically lock in place right here in the head assembly, and it can easily be removed from the head assembly by lifting this pin and simply removing the bar. That's all there is to it.

A really neat feature of the SwayPro is that if you ever get a new or different trailer, you don't have to buy a new weight distribution system. All you have to do is purchase new spring bars that are rated for your new trailer. All other hitch components on the system stay the same so they can remain, just get new bars. The bars on your weight distribution system are going to be marked with a dot system on the shank end and that's going to identify the weight rating. These bars, for this system, have 5 dots which means that the bars are rated for up to 2000 pounds. The unit does not need any pins or clips when it comes to the actual weight distribution system.

It's going to feature self-locking devices that function throughout the system. Then on the head assembly, it's going to contain a zerk fitting on each side. That way you can attach your grease gun, you can pump in the grease and it just makes maintenance a lot easier. Now all the grease is actually contained in the head assembly so it stays in there. No grease gets on the bars which means that there's no mess to clean up and no grease gets on you. When it comes to the lift brackets, these are a very unique rotating latch design.

They're going to connect the spring bars to the trailer, they're very quick and simple to use. All you have to do is insert the lift chain into this groove right here. Now in order to do that, you actually need to rotate the bracket downward and so you pull this pin. The bracket will actually rotate into a down position. You can connect your chain into that groove there and then you can use the included lever right here, this tool, to rotate this back up. That's going to apply the tension to the system. The included tool gives you enough leverage to make that process quick and easy. Then to disengage the brackets, all you have to do is pull out on that pin, rotate it back down and disconnect your chain. Now these are a clamp on design so that means that there's no drilling required. They're very low profile as well so that way they won't interfere with frame mounted accessories on the trailer. I want to talk about the head assembly a little bit. Now when it comes to getting the proper tilt needed for your set up, for your towing set up, you don't really have to worry about making any adjustments with this system. One of the unique things about the Blue Ox SwayPro is that the required tilt is built into the head assembly. There's no adjustments needed, all you have to do is find the correct placement along the adjustable shank to achieve the proper height. No additional fine tune adjustments are needed which means no more hard to access washers, thumbscrews, cams or shin packs 00:04:06 to mess with. The required tilt and pitch is built into the head assembly. The unit's made from a steel construction. It is powder coated to do a great job at resisting rust and corrosion. It's got that nice hammered texture or finish to it, gives it a really neat look and design. The system's going to include everything that you see around the table as well as a detailed list of instructions, as well as an owner's manual. The only thing that you're going to need that's not included is a hitch ball. This system does require an inch and 1/4 diameter shank unless you use the included reducer sleeve supplied with the system. That reduces that opening from an inch and 1/4 down to one inch. If you need a hitch ball for your weight distribution system, you can check out some options here at Now again this is designed to fit into 2 and 1/2 inch by 2 and 1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver, rated for use with the weight distribution system. When it comes to installing this, the lift brackets are going to be positioned about 29 inches back on the trailer frame from the hitch ball. The lift brackets are going to fit trailer frame widths up to 2 and 1/2 inches and they're only going to take up about 4 inches along the trailer frame. Again they're low profile which is a really neat design. I do want to talk about the hardware right here that you see. You're going to get 2 longer set bolts. These thread into the back of the bracket and then they just apply a lot of pressure to the trailer frame. That's the clamp on design of the lift brackets. Now it's going to come with your longer bolts, those are designed to be used for trailer frames that might be a little bit more narrow. That's going to come with shorter set bolts that you can use for trailer frames that are a little bit thicker or wider. It's going to come with a jam nut that you would install in there as well to make sure that those don't back out or become loose. Then you're going to get your hitch pin and clip to secure the adjustable shank inside of your trailer hitch receiver. Now when it comes to the shank length, front to back or back to front, that's going to give us an overall length of 13 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the front of the shank, we're looking at 10 inches. To the center of the adjustment holes, we're looking at 9 inches and to the back of the upright bar, we're looking at about 8 inches. Now the adjustable shank is a 7 hole design so it does allow for adjustment. It can be used in either the drop or rise position. The holes on the unit are separated on center by an inch and 1/4. Now with the adjustable shank in a rise position and the head assembly at the highest setting, it's going to give us a maximum rise of 8 inches. That's measuring from the inside top edge with the receiver tube of your hitch to the top of the ball platform. Flip this over to the drop position and move the head assembly to the lower setting, it's going to give you a maximum drop of 2 and 1/2 inches measuring from those same points. The Blue Ox SwayPro 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.

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