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Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 7-Hole Shank - Underslung - 13K GTW, 1.3K TW

Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 7-Hole Shank - Underslung - 13K GTW, 1.3K TW

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Drive through areas with high winds where you'll need maximum sway control
  • Are impatient with making fine tune adjustments and would rather have a head assembly that you just bolt on and go
  • Have a trailer with an underslung coupler that has 1,000 - 1,300 lbs of tongue weight and need either 8" of rise or 2" of drop to level your set up

No, if you:

  • Would be bothered by having to readjust the bracket hardware on the trailer side a couple times a year
  • Hate noise - the steel on steel brackets can create a racket, especially during turns
Minimize trailer sway and ensure a level, stable ride with this weight distribution system. Positive caster angle works to keep your trailer centered and steel-on-steel friction corrects sway. Works w/ underslung couplers. 2-5/16" Ball included. Great Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Blue Ox. Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 7-Hole Shank - Underslung - 13K GTW, 1.3K TW part number BLU35FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Weight Distribution Hitch - BLU35FR

  • 1100 lbs
  • 1200 lbs
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Blue Ox
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible

Minimize trailer sway and ensure a level, stable ride with this weight distribution system. Positive caster angle works to keep your trailer centered and steel-on-steel friction corrects sway. Works w/ underslung couplers. 2-5/16" Ball included.


Features:

  • Weight distribution system ensures a level and stable ride when towing
    • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer
    • Helps you maintain better control of your vehicle and avoid trailer sag and excessive tire wear
  • Built-in sway control limits side-to-side movement of trailer
    • L-brackets rigidly hold spring bars in place - unlike chain-style brackets - to keep your trailer in line
    • Positive caster angle in the hitch head keeps trailer centered and helps prevent sway before it begins
    • Steel-on-steel friction corrects sway caused by winds or sudden maneuvers
  • Hitch head with preset pitch requires no additional adjustments after initial setup
    • No more stacking washers to reach the desired tilt
  • Tapered design of spring bars allows them to flex to avoid a stiff ride
    • Interchangeable with other TrackPro spring bars (sold separately) to raise or lower the weight capacity
  • Compatible with surge-type brake actuators
  • No-drill, clamp-on brackets can be adjusted along the trailer frame
    • Accommodates frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, battery boxes, toolboxes, or generators
  • Grease zerks built into the backs of the trunnions make lubrication easy
  • Lift lever makes it easy to snap the spring bars into place
  • Powder coated steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, hitch ball, spring bars, sway control L-brackets, lift lever, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 1,000 lbs - 1,300 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 13,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
    • Designed for use on trailers with bottom-mounted couplers
  • Trailer frame size: up to 6" tall
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Lift-bracket positioning: mount 20" to 25" back from hitch ball
  • Maximum drop: 2"
  • Maximum rise: 8"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Weight Distribution Shank
  • Weight Distribution Head
  • 2-5/16" Chrome Hitch Ball
  • 2 Sway Control Brackets
  • 2 Spring Bars
  • Snap-up Lever
  • Hitch Pin and Clip
  • Necessary Installation Hardware
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Create a more 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 of 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, and it also gives you the ability to tow the maximum capacity of your hitch.


Blue Ox weight distribution system

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 towing 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 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.


2 Types of Sway Control

The TrackPro features 2 different sway control technologies to provide the best towing experience possible.


Positive Caster Keeps Trailer Centered

Blue Ox TrackPro Positive Caster

The TrackPro is built with a positive caster angle - pointed toward the rear of your trailer - to help stop sway before it even starts. This is the same technology that vehicles use to stay centered on the road. When you turn a corner in your car and let go of the steering wheel, the wheel automatically corrects itself and returns to center. This is caster taking over. Likewise, the TrackPro features a positive caster angle built into the hitch. Working in tandem with the tapered spring bars to create a self-centering force, this caster angle helps to keep your trailer consistently centered behind your tow vehicle, even during high winds and sharp turns, resulting in a smoother towing experience.


Steel-on-Steel Friction Corrects Sway

Blue Ox TrackPro Steel-on-Steel Friction

While this system does its best to keep your trailer in line, the TrackPro is also able to correct sway should it occur. Unlike many traditional weight distribution systems with chain-style setups, the TrackPro uses steel brackets to hold the ends of the spring bars, and therefore your trailer, in place. While chain-style setups do a good job with weight distribution alone, they aren't really designed to limit sway, so they typically allow a good amount of side-to-side play.


In addition to better holding the trailer in line, these brackets create friction with the spring bars to combat sway that might occur in heavy winds or following sudden maneuvers. When this type of sway happens, the tapered ends of the spring bars slide within the L-brackets that are mounted on the trailer tongue. When each spring bar moves forward or backward, or side to side, it rubs along the bracket, creating friction. This friction limits the movement of the spring bar, which minimizes further side-to-side movement of the trailer. The steel-on-steel friction that occurs with the TrackPro's spring bars is the same sort of friction that is used with locomotives that pull loaded railcars that weigh multiple tons, so you know it'll be highly effective.


Fast, Easy Setup

Blue Ox TrackPro Hitch Head

Many weight distribution systems require you to manually adjust the pitch of the hitch head by stacking washers. This can be a tedious, trial-and-error process where you have to unhook your trailer, disassemble the head to add or remove washers to get the desired tilt, put it all back together, and then determine if you have the correct placement. If the pitch still isn't right, you have to do it all over again.


The TrackPro removes all of that hassle with an easy-to-use hitch head that has the required pitch already built into it. Whereas other systems require washers to help achieve the proper tension in the head, the positive caster angle built into the TrackPro ensures the proper pitch, so there's no need to manually adjust the tilt. 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 rise or drop for your setup. No additional, fine-tune adjustment is needed.




BXW1353 BlueOx Weight Distribution Hitch for Underslung Couplers - Track Pro - 1,300-lb Tongue Weight - 2" Drop/8" Rise

Installation Details BLU35FR Installation instructions



Video of Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 7-Hole Shank - Underslung - 13K GTW, 1.3K TW

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution with Sway Control Review

Hi there, trailer runners. Today, we're gonna be taking a look at Blue Ox TrackPro weight distribution system. We're gonna be looking at the model that has a two and five 16th inch ball. And this kit configuration can come in three different tongue weight ratings whether you have an 800 pounds set of bars, 1000 pound set or a 1300 pound set, and you just would want to try to match the tongue weight of your trailer closely with those bars to get the best performance. To get a baseline of how weight distributions making improvement, we're gonna hit the test course here without our system installed. So we've got our trailer hooked up.

We're gonna go into our uneven bump section first. This is gonna simulate, like hitting a pothole and right away with our trailer on here, we can see in our hood that we're pointed up towards the sky and the back end's just way down. When the back of our trailer hits, there's a big dip on the bumps and you can even hear kind of a, almost like a little bit of a bang there. So there's quite a bit up and down movement when that back hits. Our back end on this thing's really slammed down on this truck.

Next we're gonna be going into that even bump section. When the story's pretty similar here with the uneven bumps, but with the even bumps it really wants to lift up on the front. When our front hits the bump just kind of throws you back a little bit. And then when the back hits you get an oscillation from all that weight, kind of bouncing up and down on the back end. Next we're gonna take it into the SLM section of our course where we're gonna simulate an evasive maneuver.

Now, normally we take this a little bit more aggressively but it is a bit of a colder day today, we've got some snow here on the parking lot. So we have potentially icier condition. So we're not gonna be as aggressive as we normally we are but we're still gonna get in there and see how this truck feels with all this weight in the back. And I can tell you just by going over the bumps course, that it's not gonna be something that I would want to have to get into an evasive situation with this truck and trailer combination. It really does have the back of this thing slammed.

So when we get into it here, yeah, we're not gonna be taking this too crazy. You can really feel the weight of this trailer on the back of this truck, as it kinda moves you around. And we hit these little tiny dips in the road. It kind of lifts up on the front of the truck a little bit and it gets a little bit squirly. And then the steering kind of comes back a little bit. So I think we're gonna get into the shop. We're not gonna go two nuts with this thing here. And then we'll hit our course once again with our distribution system to see what kind of improvements we've made. All right, so we're all hooked up with our weight distribution system. We're gonna hit our test course here and see how it compared to not having our weight distribution on and right away we we're hitting our uneven bumps and you can tell quite a big difference here right away. There's just not as much movement there at the back on how much it moves the truck. Just feels like we got a little bit more stability than we did before. I think it really pays a lot that we're not so down in the back, like the back end feels just a little bit better than it did before. We're now in our even bump section. And this is gonna simulate like hitting a speed bump or pulling it out of a driveway. And there is a noticeable difference with the way the back end hits and how much it kind of sags. We don't have as much dip, kind of bounce and thud when the back hits with our system on. Next, we're gonna be heading into the slalom section. And this is where we're gonna mimic an evasive maneuver. And usually you can notice a pretty big difference here because of the anti-sway properties you get from the weight distribution the system. It is a little bit cold today. So we've got a little bit of snow out there. So we're not gonna be taking it as aggressive as we have in the past done some other setups due to the inclement weather but we're coming into our section now here and you can definitely feel the weight back there. There's, there's an improvement, but we still feel the weight of this trailer here on the back. I feel like this truck here with this combination would probably benefit from some additional suspension enhancement to help make things even more manageable. This weight distribution system from Blue Ox is going to help take the weight of your trailer that's lowering down the back of your truck really bringing that bottom end down just loading it up and redistributing some of that weight onto the front axle to help restore lost ride height. And what that does is it also restores lost breaking and handling performance because when our vehicle is sag down here in the back, it does quite a few negative things on our truck here. It changes the way weight is distributed when we break because we've got a lot of that weight at the back now. So it's not loading onto the front axle the way that it used to. A lot of the breakings done with your front brakes. And we've now changed the way that that's distributed. It also changes the geometry of your tires and how they contact the road. Because as we've got our vehicle squatted down here in the back and lifted up as it lifts that vehicle up it changes the geometry of your tires. And so you're not riding on the same area across. Usually you have less surface area once you've lifted up that front end which makes it a little bit harder to steer and to handle the vehicle 'cause you don't have the same contact to the road as you did before. Lastly, it also puts your headlights aimed up towards the sky. So at night you're gonna have reduced visibility because that light's not gonna be shining down the road right in front of you. So there's a few different ways you can combat this. A weight distribution system is a great way to help utilize that weight and distribute it evenly. Airbags is another option a lot of people like to use to help lift up the back of your truck and that can also work well and you can use these systems and tandem with one another. So you can have suspension enhancements on your truck and still get a weight distribution system to get the best ride quality possible. And this is the weight distribution components here. So we can kind of see how all the magic's gonna happen here. These bars are currently under pressure. They are loaded up 'cause as we hook up our trailer here and we start to lower the trailer down on it, these bars that are above here, they get tension placed on 'em, which helps to lift up and redistribute that weight. Again, restoring that ride height back to closer to our factory unloaded ride height. You'll also see that it does extend past the L here. And we've got a nice flat surface that rides here. This also works to help minimize sway. We've got some friction that applies on here to help keep sway from occurring. And that's why it extends past the end here because as we turn this, bar's gonna slide on here. But again, that friction of these components helps helps to reduce sway that our trailer can get. It's also kind of just pushing down on our trailer. So it does help to minimize a little bit of sway the way as well too. So you do get a lot of sway reduction and it just overall increases the stability of your vehicle as you're driving down the road. And I did find that this is one of the easier systems to set up on our trailer here. It's important though that when you're setting this up and that you have the appropriate spring bars for your trailer. So you wanna make sure that you get the weight rating for the tongue weight of your trailer and the bars they come in 800, 1000 or 1300 pounds for this kit here. And you typically, your tongue weight would be about 10 to 15% of your trailers, gross trailer weight rating, the total weight of it. And sometimes I can go up to 20% but 10 to 15 is kind of a sweet spot where you'll get your best performance if you try to stay in that range. So you can use that 10% to 15% measurement to kind of get a guess on roughly how much your tongue weight is. But the best way to determine is to just measure it with the tongue jack. We've got tongue jacks available here at etrailer. So you can get those to get the most accurate measurement for the weight and your tongue jack will go here at the front and it'll measure the force going down here on the coupler. So that way you can get the appropriate spring bars that's gonna give you the best performance because if we get too light of a spring bar, we're not gonna get that lift of the most appropriate one. We we're gonna get some lift but we may not be lifting it up as much as we need to. And the sway, anti-sway properties we have aren't gonna work as well either 'cause we're we're overloading. what they're designed for. And the opposite can occur if we go with too heavy of a bar. If we pick the wrong one and it's too stiff, it can reduce our ride quality because it's gonna be so stiff and it might end up lifting our vehicle up a little bit too much. And the tension you've got on here, when you set your tension for your truck to raise it up, it might be such a small amount of tension that you're you're getting kind of poor ride quality and you're not getting the best sway performance because you don't have that much preload on it. So it is really important that you match up the bars to get the best performance out of your system. Blue Ox has also incorporated some grease fittings here on the end where our bars insert into the head assembly. We can see those fittings here and that just gives us a way to maintain our components here to maximize their life so we can get many years of service out of it. And it's a good idea to grease this before you use it. We're not gonna be greasing it today for demonstration purposes. It is difficult to grease if you've got it hooked up cause you can see the small gap here. Some of your 90 degree fittings might be able to fit on here, but one of the easiest ways to grease it is before you actually hook up your system. This arm pivots and you can pivot that grease fitting outward to be able to do so. It's also recommended to grease your ball as well to minimize wear between your coupler and the ball. Lithium grease is what's recommended by Blue Ox for these applications. And we have plenty of other weight distribution systems available here at etrailer such as the Fastway E2 weight distribution system. I find these two to be fairly similar in their functionality and operation. But what I like about the Blue Ox over this one is the setup. The Blue Ox is a little bit easier to get everything set up and adjusted. On the head on the FastWay you've got this bolt that goes in the back that you gotta stack these washers up to get this correct angle. The Blue Ox has an angle it's already kind of built into it. So the adjustment is just kind of moving it up and down until everything settles in. To add or remove washers to the head assembly on the FastWay, it's kind of a pain to remove the bolts and disassemble the thing to change those washers out. So getting your adjustments set up on the Blue Ox is gonna definitely gonna save you some time and you're gonna have very similar performance between these two units. And that completes our look at Blue Ox's TrackPro weight distribution system..


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox TrackPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - 7-Hole Shank - Underslung - 13K GTW, 1.3K TW - BLU35FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (154 Customer Reviews)

Minimize trailer sway and ensure a level, stable ride with this weight distribution system. Positive caster angle works to keep your trailer centered and steel-on-steel friction corrects sway. Works w/ underslung couplers. 2-5/16" Ball included.

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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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Weight distribution system is just like any other ones I have used, (chains, etc.), paint wears off quckly on the bars and hitch. L Pins undersized and had to purchase larger pins from e-trailer since the original ones which came with the hitch were undersized.

Easy to install, simple to use and distribution/sway reduction is noticeable.




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Review from a similar TrackPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


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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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.


Comments
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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Review from a similar TrackPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


Hello, The weight distribution seems to work fine. We took our traveler trailer on 2 trips since purchasing the trailer hitch and all the accessories. The sway is just frightening. We have not had any real wind, this was in May and July of this year. But super scary, and when a tractor trailer passes us, even just one, forget it. We are towing with a big Ford Expition also. I would not recommend this model. It was expensive and we will have to figure out what we are going to replace it with. Gil


Comments
Excessive sway may indicate that the trailer is improperly loaded. As a guideline, the tongue weight should be 10-15 percent of gross trailer weight. If it is not, redistribute the weight accordingly. If you encounter continuous sway or swaying that does not dissipate quickly, adjust the load. I however, do not know your trailer or weights so you may need a biggerstronger system. If you let me know what you are working with I can get you a better system.
-- Etrailer Expert David B - 10/10/2022


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Review from a similar TrackPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


These were easy to install on our 2021 Cherokee Wolf Pup trailer. The sway control is very good and the towing is now a very smooth safe ride. Backing is very easy. The only drawback is we have to raise the trailer tongue and truck pretty high with the jack to get them on easily. Lots of tension on the bars. Safety and smooth towing is why we purchased and for this i would recommend purchasing.




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Review from a similar TrackPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


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.


Comments
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
$156.38
. 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
$158.94
, 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
$158.94
.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 03/14/2022


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Review from a similar TrackPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


I really wanted to like this weight distribution hitch. I did so much research and settled on the Blue Ox TrackPro to replace my Fastway hitch, which wasn't rated for the larger camper I'd just purchased. A year later, I wish I'd chosen a different hitch. Out of the box, one of the offset L bracket mounting plates was improperly threaded from manufacturing and would not accept the flange bolts. I used a tap set to re-tap the hole, which worked, but the bolts then fit sloppily, so etrailer was kind enough to have a new mounting plate shipped. That was a minor inconvenience, but it did affect the installation time, and my next trip. It's towed ok for this past year in terms of weight distribution and sway control, but I have three significant problems with this hitch. First, the mounting plates will not stay positioned at a 90 degree angle to the trailer frame, which puts the L brackets at a sharp angle, which means the spring bars cannot move flat across the L brackets as they're designed to do, reducing the friction needed for sway control. Second, the flange bolts are not held properly by the mounting brackets--even with regular checking and re-torqueing, the L brackets wiggle. Third, the L brackets must be made from a very soft material, as there are deep gouges worn in both. I don't mean scuffs, scratches, or wear that you would expect--I mean deep, deep gouges. This is after only one camping season (7 trips, roughly 3000 towing miles). For comparison's sake, the L brackets from my previous Fastway hitch have approximately ten percent of the wear, after four camping seasons, that these Blue Ok L brackets have after one season. I contacted Blue Ox about this, and provided pictures, and was told that this met their standard of normal performance, and that I should expect to replace these brackets regularly. Though price wasn't a big factor, the TrackPro was cheaper than some others that I reviewed at the time. I wish I'd spent more and gone with a better hitch.




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Towing a single axle 6x12 3500# Enclosed cargo trailer with a Jeep UJK. This unit has worked flawlessly. Great stability even with Arizona cross winds. Can recommend it. Warning, this is one very heavy piece of kit. It is solid.




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I was very pleased with the BLU87FR weight distribution hitch. Total set up of hitch and then pairing to tow vehicle took about 1.5 hours. Hitch did what it was designed to do keeping the trailer and tow vehicle level for the entire trip.




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During these times everything is more difficult. I think it is so important your administration and the entire e trailer team knows you have all endeavored to persevere and have done an incredible job! Keep up the great work. Special thanks to Patricia and Marty


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Everything from initial questions, Marty purchase and results with product ranks an 11 out of 1-10. Thank you keep up the great work!
Larry R - 10/18/2022


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Do your business with etrailer!! I was missing parts to my order as the shipping box developed a large tear in the side and bottom during postal shipment.
I spoke or corresponded with 4 different customer service reps at the US based etrailer call center. Each person treated my issue with quickness, treated me with kindness, and solved my issues without ANY pushback aka "it's my fault..."
Order your parts and systems from etrailer.




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This is a strong, well built WD hitch receiver. Arrived undamaged and I was able to install it easily, instructions were clear and etrailer has several videos that make it clear just what to do. My only concern was that the amount of noise the tension bars would make with movement, especially turning, but that has turned out to be minimal. The recommended setting of the hardware where the bars rest turned out to be just right for my 2015 Odyssey, and the camper (Little Guy Mini Max) and van ride level and within specs. Driving the combo was very satisfactory with nary a wiggle or sway, and ground clearance is also fine . I do have one complaint, and other reviews mention this too: the hardware that mounts on the trailer tongue tends to rotate during the stress of use, and I have had to readjust mine twice now. The use of nylon lock nuts for this hardware was not a good choice by the manufacturer. I am switching to lock washers and standard nuts of proper rating to see if that solves the problem. Were it not for this issue, I would have given a 5-star rating.




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The Good: This has worked out great. It’s a must have for a trucker camper and trailer setup. We drove across the country without a weight distribution hitch and it was nerve racking! Every semi that passed us would nearly run us off the road. When we traveled back home with the new hitch it was a night and day difference. The hitch eliminated all sway. I can actually use my cruise control now!

The Bad: When the hitch arrived, it would fit into my truck’s receiver. RAM trucks have a very tight opening on their 2.5” factory receivers. The Blue Ox hitch was oversized by 3/8”. I had to machine the hitch to get it to fit.




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Review from a similar TrackPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


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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Happy with the product and was an easy install. After watching a few videos of how to hook up to the trailer, it’s easy enough for my wife to hook up to travel trailer on her own. Pulled thru some pretty tough terrain in Big Bend and survived some tough mountain passes in Colorado. So far so good. Definitely happy with our purchase.




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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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Cannot comment yet on the product. Product arrived by UPS heavily damaged. Some parts fell out of the box and others were missing. etrailer is sending out replacement parts. etrailer was excellent in understanding problem and expediting shipment of replacement parts.




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When I first started using the blue ox I had a smaller vehicle and it worked out great!! No dropping of the tow vehicle and never had an issue with sway.




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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
$183.05
which are rated for 200 to 600 pounds.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/13/2022


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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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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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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 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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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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