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Blue Ox Track Pro Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches - 11 Hole Adjustment

Blue Ox Track Pro Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches - 11 Hole Adjustment

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Blue Ox Accessories and Parts - BLU86FR

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Blue Ox


  • 2" Shank slides into your hitch receiver and provides attachment point for your Blue Ox Track Pro weight distribution head assembly
  • 11 Adjustment holes for attaching the head assembly
    • Lets you level your trailer with the head assembly
  • Drop or rise positions available to fit your tow vehicle
  • Powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Made in the USA

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BXW4038 Blue Ox Track Pro Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches - 11 Hole Adjustment





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Video Transcript for Review of Blue Ox Weight Distribution Hitch - 11 Hole Shank - BLU86FR

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a look at this Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution Shank for 2" hitches. Now, this shank is designed to slide into your 2" hitch receiver, and it provides the attachment point here for your weight distribution system's head assembly. Now, this one here is designed for use with the Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution System. What's nice...

This is a solid steel construction for strength and durability, and it uses a nice powder coat finish on it for corrosion resistance. The weight capacity on this, the maximum gross trailer weight capacity is 15,000 pounds. Maximum tongue weight capacity is 1500 pounds. If you notice this one has 11 adjustment holes. They're at 1 1/4" increments center to center between each hole.

This is for attaching the head assembly too. It'll let you level your trailer with your tow vehicle, and it can be used in either the rise position like it is now, or if you flip it this way it can be used in the drop position. Either one of those it is made to where you'll be able to fit it to your application.Now, the drop or rise is always measured from the top of the shank, so if you'd put it in this position it's measured from the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform on the head assembly when it's installed here. When you install your head assembly here, it's going to be measured from here to the top of that ball platform, so in this one, in this position, you're going to have a maximum rise of 13". Then if you put it into the drop position like this, you'll have a maximum drop of 7".

Now, this is made in the USA. It does include the 5/8" diameter pin and clip, which is used to attach this. When you slide this into your hitch receiver it'll go right through the hitch pin hole right here.Now, I do want to give you some measurements on this. The overall length, which is going to be measured from the back here to the front of the shank, is going to be right at 14". Now, the distance from the hitch pin hole right here to the front of the shank, center of the hitch pin hole is going to be right at 11".

To the center of these adjustment holes from the center of the hitch pin hole it's right at 10". And from the center of this hitch pin hole to the back of the shank, you can see is right at nine". Now, if we measure from this hitch pin hole right here to the rear of the shank that's going to measure right at 3" to the center of the hitch pin hole.Another critical measurement will be from the center of this hitch pin hole to the end of this gusset, this large gusset here for extra strength and support, for your clearance, if you measure from here to the center of that hitch pin hole you can see it's going to be right at 4". We mentioned this is an 11 hole weight distribution shank. Total height, if we measure that, it's going to be right at 15", and as we mentioned, if you measure between each of these adjustment holes center to center the measurement between them is 1 1/4". But that should do it for the review on this Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution Shank for 2" hitches.


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Track Pro Weight Distribution Shank for 2" Hitches - 11 Hole Adjustment - BLU86FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)


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Review from a similar TrackPro in Accessories and Parts


Bought this to reduce rear sag in truck and you would think installing is pretty common sense but apparently it isn't. Instructions aren't very clear and since sad didn't go away at all, I'm guessing it isn't installed correctly. Instructions need to be MORE clear than they are otherwise you'll need to pay a professional to install it as I have no idea if it's correct or not.


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Please take a look at this attached video starting at the 11:08 mark to make sure you followed the same install instructions as the etrailer installers.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 05/09/2022


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Works well. It's my first time with a distribution hitch, so I've no basis for comparison. I tow a 7200# 30' trailer with a 2007 F-150 (full-timer). It took a few trips to the scales to get things right, since I'm very close to my weight limits. Product arrived without the receiver (damaged box). Etrailer was very quick to provide replacement.

On assembly, I discovered that it was sent with incorrect mounting plates. Blue Ox expedited a parts kit. Overall, it seems to work well. I still have to be careful with wind, or I get pushed around on the road. It's mostly a non-issue.

I've traveled about 5-6K miles, and there is some noticeable wear, scoring, and rust developing where the torsion bars meet the trailer. These parts should be easily replaceable, as long as they're still manufactured. You may want to consider spares once you confirm that you have the correct bars. The friction points can develop metal splinters.

The pivots started showing wear after a long stretch of bouncy highway in Iowa. It was within the 1st 1000 miles, so I'll count this as break-in. I just readjusted the mounting point on the trailer at an overnight stop. I haven't had to adjust it since. The slop in the bushings makes for a greasy mess.

Wear gloves and put a plastic bag over the receiver when you remove it, or you're going to get greasy. Also, be careful of how low the receiver hangs down. I've caught it twice in uneven parking lots. I'm leaving it long, since it helps protect the tongue jack.

It meets expectation. Etrailer and Blue Ox provided excellent customer service. I still took one star, since I was on a deadline with work, and my plans got pushed back two weeks because of this. It shouldn't have happened in the first place, but the customer service from both parties was fantastic.


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With a weight distribution system, you want the loaded tongue weight of your trailer to fall within the middle of the tongue weight range that the weight distribution bars are rated for. The bars that are on this weight distribution system BLU67FR are rated for tongue weights between 600 and 800 lbs. Since you say your trailer weight is 7200 lbs, it is possible that you may be overloading the bars. I would suggest that you measure the exact tongue weight with the trailer loaded. You can measure your exact tongue weight with part # 5780
Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale - 2,000-lb Capacity
$151.74
. If your tongue weight is between 800 to 1,000 lbs, I recommend to switch out the bars with part # BLU52FR
Replacement 1,000-lb Spring Bars for Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution System - Qty 2
$163.02
, which have a higher capacity. If your loaded tongue weight happens to be over 1,000 lbs, then you should use part # BLU32FR
Replacement 1,300-lb Spring Bars for Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution System - Qty 2
$181.51
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-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 03/14/2022


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This thing is amazing! I bought this to haul my 24’ car (toy) hauler behind my 03 Suburban which has coil springs instead of leaf springs. This hitch has made a world of difference. I honestly was shocked at the difference it made. It almost feels like I’m not hauling a trailer at all.




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Track Pro Distribution 13K Lb hitch: Delivered within 2 days- box was intact and everything was there. Easy to install with instructions (and a couple of online videos). Used it on a new 36' travel trailer that I was picking up from the dealer so I'm not sure how my 99 GMC 1500 would have performed without it. Reports of 20-30 mph winds that day and I had no issues sway and it kept the trailer completely level.




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I used this twice and then purchased another brand, it did not fit my rig properly. In order to put the arms on the brackets (that are on the trailer) I had to raise the rear of the truck very high. Not fun or safe.


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Using a trailer jack to lift the truck and trailer up a bit to take tension weight off the bars is often an easier way to put them on.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 06/06/2022


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Easy to install haven’t driven the truck yet, but it seems to be doing exactly what it needs too.

Trailer hooked up with the blue ox the rear of the truck sits 4” higher than without. The nose drops about 3/4” compared to no blue ox. Massive difference in the right direction.

The photos are a 2021 4Runner no extra load in the back. Trailers 17’ ~3,500lbs max. I believe about a 350lb tongue weight and was mostly un-loaded.


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You mentioned that your trailer unloaded weight is 350 pounds and I wondered what your loaded tongue weight would be? The reason that I ask if that this systems spring bars have a tongue weight range of 600 to 800 pounds. If the tongue weight of the trailer is under the tongue weight of the bars then it can create a noisier and bumpy ride. I know that you are happy with the system however I wanted to let you know in case this changes. You can always swap out the bars and go with part # BLU82FR
Replacement 600-lb Spring Bars for Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution System - Qty 2
$181.61
which are rated for 200 to 600 pounds.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/13/2022


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Item received timely and in good condition. Installation was rather simple, as the instructions were very good and everything for well. However, on of the pins was missing. This was a minor inconvenience, as I was able to find one at the closest hardware store 10 miles away. This is the only reason this is not a five star rating. Upon completion of installation, pulling my grooming trailer with the water tanks partial or full at greater than 55 mph was no longer a harrowing experience that I often wondered if I would survive. If you pull a trailer often, and it had swaying issues, this product is absolutely necessary.


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I will have our customer service team reach out to you. The manufacturer prefers to have you use the hardware that comes with the system however if you do need to use replacement hardware in a pinch you will want to make sure that it is grade 8 hardware.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/23/2021


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The unit was delivered in about a week, all parts were there, and the instructions were easy to follow. I haven’t pulled my camper any real distance besides moving it around the house but looks like it leveled everything out.

One thing that was more annoying than anything was that the 2 5/16 ball came installed on the unit. According to the e-trailer experts the recommended hitch was 800 lbs tongue weight and 8000 lbs bars. My camper has only a 2” hitch which comes on the 600 / 6000 lbs rated hitch. So I had to remove the installed ball and buy a 2” hitch. Not a deal breaker but it would be nice to have the option to have a 2” installed for those of us needing the heavier bars but the smaller hitch ball.




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I bought this in April '22 for our new trailer. The second day of our trip to Alaska, one of the Retaining Keys with the cotter pin fell off. It was while hooking up to our campsite that we saw it was gone and the spring bar bar had been free of mooring. Luckily we had a C Bolt and duck tape to hold the one sway bar without the retaining key and taped up the other to make sure it didn't fall off on the rest of our journey. When we called Blue Ox they sent two day to AK the two packages of the retaining key w/step. These turned out different than the ones that came on the TracPro and are thicker and shorter - I think these were suppose to come with the TracPro WD/Sway and should have been in the package when we got it. There is too much play between the sring bar and the L Bracket with the Retaining key that was in our order. Pictures for reference. If you order the Blue Ox TracPro, call make and sure you get the correct Retaining Keys with it, you should not have to buy them separately.




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Reliable beast of a hitch. Gives a smooth, sway-free ride with my 28’ trailer towed by a shorter Dodge Durango.




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Very good sway control system; I put it to use on our travel trailer all last summer and never had a problem. I measured the height of the front wheel well, hooked everything up and was using it a couple days after buying it. I had the RV dealership tighten all the bolts to specification and never had an issue since. It's nice not to have to disengage anything when backing in. You may want to purchase spare L brackets; they come in handy if you do something stupid like I did leaving them sitting on the bumper and pulling away. It does require a little upper body strength to get the arms on their brackets so just be prepared for that (If it doesn't, you haven't set it up right). I also carry a breaker bar in my trailer to disengage the arms if needed; it comes in handy. It can be a little noisy but not ridiculously so. We have a Ram 1500 and a 5,000 lb Forest River Gray Wolf trailer.




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Easy to use. Does a good job of reducing bounce and sway. We got hit with a huge sidewind gust in west Texas once that blew our little trailer almost into the next lane, but were able to get it back under control. Winds were 55mph and gusts higher!




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I went through 3 other weight distribution units before I received this blue ox .
It is very simple to install and worked very well so far . We have use it to tow a 23 ft trailer over 10 times with zero issues. Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good WDH




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Had for alittle over a year now. Incredible handling while towing.
Truck 2021 Ram 2500
Trailer 2016 Aerolite 298Resl




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after one year i can say the improvent over distribution and sway is remarkably better than the "chained" system I had. Blue ox is easy to hitch up and very easy to disengage once you were at your destination.




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It went on fairly easy. It weighted more than I thought it would, I have had other WD hitches and it is the hardest one that I have used to hook up the trailer with. the tool to install the weight bars is very hard to use. I have not driven it on the high way but I think it will help my sway problem.




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This is a much better trailer hitch than the one I had before. This one does not have any chains to deal with which was a safety hazard I felt. I like how smooth this one works and how easy it is to operate. I feel the trailer tows so much smoother than using the previous hitch.




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Product arrived carefully packaged. Not installed yet, but looks very high quality. And USA made! Technical support with what hitch I would need for my particular application very helpful. Would buy from your company again.




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We're so glad we spoke with Jaime B at etrailer when we were looking for a weight distribution hitch with anti-sway. She recommended this hitch for our new Grand Design Imagine XLS 17MKE travel trailer. It arrived much sooner than expected and I found the installation to be very straight forward. The quality of the product, materials and fabrication were top notch. I was fortunate that the brackets cleared everything and so I was able to finish all but the test drive in about 2 hours. Highly recommended. Thank you Jaime B!




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the only problem I had was when the UPS man picked up the box all the nuts,bolts and hair pins fell out. other than that, I have received accurate advice as for the purchase and i am very happy with the hitch and its quality. easy to set yp and sturdy. tows great




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Because I wanted to use the hitch on an equipment trailer I was concerned about clearance at the wide front a-frame of the trailer. I called and spoke with a lady about the issue and she said send me some pictures. Because I use an old flip phone she said send it to my personal number. Wow! I did so and you folks confirmed that it would clear and I ordered it. The package came apart in shipment and lost some bolts, but your rep ordered them for me. The only clearance issue after install was my safety chain location. I can remedy that with minor alterations. Very pleased with the item and service. I can send a photo but it would have to go to the lady's personal number. Thanks, Reid



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