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Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Underslung - 3.5K GTW, 350 lbs TW

Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Underslung - 3.5K GTW, 350 lbs TW

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Lindsey S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have little time or patience to mess with fine-tuning adjustments and want the quickest and easiest system to get hooked up
  • Have a lightweight trailer (up to 350 lbs of tongue weight) that has an underslung coupler
  • Hate the loud scraping and popping of other hitches with built-in sway control

No, if you:

  • Have a trailer with a C-channel frame or a crossmember that could interfere with the clamp-on brackets
  • Tow with a vehicle where the hitch is less than 13" from the ground
Shank fits 2" hitches and offers up to an 8" rise and a 2" drop. Clamp-on system uses optimal points of tension to help prevent sway while it balances your trailer's load for a more level ride. Works with underslung couplers. Great Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Blue Ox. Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Underslung - 3.5K GTW, 350 lbs TW part number BXW0353 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Weight Distribution Hitch - BXW0353

  • 200 lbs
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Blue Ox
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • 4-Point

Shank fits 2" hitches and offers up to an 8" rise and a 2" drop. Clamp-on system uses optimal points of tension to help prevent sway while it balances your trailer's load for a more level ride. Works with underslung couplers.


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
    • Easily lock in place and remove with included pin and clip
    • Interchangeable with other SwayPro spring bars (sold separately) to raise or lower the weight capacity
  • 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, 2-5/16" hitch ball, and all necessary hardware
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 150 lbs - 350 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 3,500 lbs
  • Application:
    • 2" x 2" Trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
    • Trailers with frame height between 3" and 6"
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Designed for use on trailers with bottom-mounted couplers
  • 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: 8-3/4"
    • Maximum rise: 8"
    • Maximum drop: 2"
    • Overall height: 10"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Dimensions

Included w/ BXW0353 Required - Sold Separately Optional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • 2-5/16" Hitch Ball
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
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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 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.



BXW0353 Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Hitch for Underslung Couplers - Clamp On Brackets - 3,500 lbs

Installation Details BXW0353 Installation instructions



Video of Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Underslung - 3.5K GTW, 350 lbs TW

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




Video Transcript for Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System Review

Hey guys, Kevin here with etrailer. and today we're gonna be taking a look at the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Hitch. So if you're towing a trailer and you experience quite a bit of sag with your rear axle or you're experiencing some trailer sway when you're going on the highway, a weight distribution hitch with some sway control, just like our Blue Ox SwayPro here, is gonna be the solution for you. So as you can see our neighbor's current setup, he does have a weight distribution hitch, but he picked a underrated one for his trailer, so his tongue weight is too much and that system just really couldn't keep up with it. So he's experiencing a ton of sag, which you can see, and it's actually lifting the front axle up as well. He's not getting that traction he really needs on the front tires, and that's where the majority of your braking power is, and also that's gonna cause a lot of wear issues on your tires.

So we're gonna get that corrected today with a correct weighted weight distribution system. So here's our factory ride height for our front. This is what our truck sits at with no weight on it, so up front we're sitting at 40 and 1/2. Let's go ahead and check out the back. So here in the back, looks like we're sitting right at 42 and a half, so we have a two inch lift from the back to our front.

So that's important to keep in mind, because we wanna see exactly how we're gonna sit once we have that weight distribution hitch on there. So as you can see with our weight distribution system in place, we're not experiencing that sag that we have on the back of our truck like we did before, back when he only had the hitch head in place. So now with our weight distribution hitch in place and our spring bar's up, we're gonna go ahead and we'll get a measurement to see where we're sitting at now. So our original ride height without our trailer was 42 and 1/2 and we dropped two inches to 40 and 1/2 at the rear. We'll go see up front.

So up front we we're right at 40 and 1/2 and it looks like we're just a extra eighth up. So right at 40 and 5/8, so that's really good. When I get my giant lift from our trailer weight kinda jacking us up, so we know our headlights are gonna be well within their standard factory ride height, so we're gonna have that on the road. We're not gonna be lifting up and losing our braking power, we're not gonna get that uneven wear on our tires. So one of the great things about this system is that it is a no-drill clamp on bracket so that you don't have to spend a lot of time trying to drill through this real thick frame metal.

The latch is super easy to turn, comes with a little tool that'll allow you to loosen or tighten up your chain. The design of this really is just super simple, all you have to do is get that ninth link up into here, it'll pop right into place and then you can pop it over with the tool and with these chains constantly being under that tension, it's gonna wanna keep your trailer straight with your vehicle so when you start experiencing that sway, it's gonna pull on that chain and that chain's gonna fight it and pull it back straight. So this system's actually gonna come with a shank, it already has a rise or drop that's gonna help fit your specific application as well as a hitch ball. Not all systems come with that so that's one nice thing about this one. If you went with a system that didn't have that, you'd have to also purchase those separately. Up on our head assembly, you can see that there's these greaser fittings and that's gonna allow us to easily swivel in and out as time goes on, you can get some debris or grime or dirt up in here and that's gonna kinda make it harder to swing your bars in and out when you're setting up your system so that grease is gonna help make this a whole lot more smooth. So the nice thing about our sway control here is that with this design our chains are gonna wanna stay straight up and down with our bracket here and so when we start experiencing that sway with our trailer, that chain's gonna fight it back into place so that we don't have all that sway. So one of the things that I like about this system is that our brackets are actually just clamp on, you don't have to spend a lot of time drilling into your frame which ends taking quite a bit of time and kinda ruins your bits. Latching up your spring bars is super easy, it comes with a little tool that you can easily use to pop up your bracket or let it back down slowly so that you don't have that bar just flopping off on you like you typically do with your normal weight distribution hitches. One thing about our spring bars is they are interchangeable with this system so you can go through a variety of different tongue weights, that way you can make sure that you're actually fitting your specific trailer or maybe if you had multiple trailers that all kind of have that same ride height, you could just buy different spring bars and some extra brackets and then have it set up for both trailers. As far as installation goes, it is a fairly easy and straightforward process. It does take a little bit of time just because you have to do some measurements and make sure you have everything kind of set exactly where you need it. So overall, super easy. You can do this at home as long as you have a level ground to set your truck and trailer on and as far as operation goes, it's fairly easy as well. They give you a tool to easily lower or raise your spring bars onto the brackets. So now we've gone over on some of the features of the Blue Ox SwayPro, let me show you how we installed it. So the first step we're gonna need to do is get our trailer level. So if you have the little bubble levels, you don't really trust them, the sure way to do it is to just measure your frame rail distance So from the top of the frame rail to the ground, and then measure it over at the back of your trailer and just get those two bolts equal and then you know that your trailer's level. Now that we have our trailer level, we're gonna go ahead and measure the height of our coupler. So, it's looking like we're sitting right at 19 inches. So now we can go ahead, we're gonna get our shank put into our hitch on our truck and then we can start getting our hitch head in place where it needs to be. Slide our shank right in. Put in our pin and clip, secure it in place. Now if you want you can pick up a locking hitch pin here at etrailer. Just make sure nobody takes off with your brand new weight distribution system. In your kit you're gonna find two bolts, two lock washers and two knuts that we're gonna use to slide through our hitch head and connect it to our shank. So, with this one there's actually a special note just because this is a ram that we're going to place our ball, two inches higher than our coupler height. Typically if you didn't have a ram, you're just gonna do it one inch higher so here's where it's good to have an extra set of hands. And we can get our tape measure out there and see exactly where we need this to sit so we can line up our holes. So just because I know this truck sits so high up I'm gonna try just the very bottom first. So I'm gonna get my bolt with my washer ready. Stick our hitch head on and I'm just gonna stick it to that bottom. And I'm gonna put our other bolts through just to kind of hold it in place so I can measure. And we'll see if we're sitting two inches higher. So right at that bottom there, that puts us right at 21 inches for the top of our ball. So that's great, that's perfect because we're at 19 right here and with our ram we need two inches extra. So we can go ahead, I'm gonna pull this bolt back out, we'll put on our lock washer. Slip that back through. And then we can start hand tightening on our knuts. And then we're gonna torque them down to the specifications listed in the instruction manual So for our next step, we're gonna be mounting up our brackets here and to do that, we're gonna need to measure 29 inches from the center of our coupler back onto our trailer tongue. So looks like right about here. I'm just gonna take a paint marker and mark that up. And then we're gonna go ahead and do the same thing on our other side for our other bracket. This is a good time to really check your wiring make sure that nothing's gonna impede your use of your hitch. You may have to move some things around. There's a few other trailers I've done where I've had to move a breakaway switch or some other wiring out of the way just because it's gonna get clamped in and we don't want to have that. So in your instructions it's going to tell you to place your rotating latch centered onto that mark that we just made. And then it's gonna tell you to hand tighten your bolt in but at the same time, two steps later, they're gonna tell you to put this jam knut on so we're gonna do that all at once. We're gonna stick our bolt in, actually we need to pull that off just a bit. Start getting that in there and then we can get our jam knut on there. I'm gonna get it just started so that the end of the bolt is at the edge of our jam knut. and we will center that up. And we can just hand tighten that for now and then also I'm gonna double check I'm gonna take my tape measure and I'm gonna measure again from our coupler up to that bolt. So just going a quick check again and I'm still centered on that 29. Go ahead and just hand tighten that knut, our jam knut up against our frame along with our bolt here. And then we'll go ahead and do the same thing on the other side. So for our next step, we're going to take our spring bars and insert them on our hitch head. You'll notice there is a halfway drilled out hole that's gonna be facing up because we're gonna want our U bolt for our chain to face up as well. And just slide that right in. And take our pin. Slide that through and secure it with our clip and then we're gonna do the same thing over on this other side. So now that my spring bar is installed we know we have this in the correct place I'm gonna go ahead and tighten down our bolt right here down to the torque settings that are also listed in your instructions. I've got a three quarter wrench down here and I'm tightening up that jam knut up against the actual frame here of our rotating latch and then I'm also tightening down our bolt so while I'm getting this nice and tight and torque down All right. Where it needs to be, now we can go ahead and do this on the other side. So as I was tightening this one up I kept having my bracket lift up off of our trailer tongue. If you start having that happening you're gonna need to loosen that back up make sure that gets back down tight up against the frame before you start torquing it back down. Now that we have all that set up we're gonna go ahead and back up and couple up to our hitch head and we will attach our chains up to our rotating latches. So now with our truck coupled up to our trailer I do still have my jackfoot down but we are going to take our chain links and we're gonna want to make sure that they're sticking straight up. We don't want them twisted or anything like that. Should be going exactly how it is right now all the up. And then we're going to actually release our latches here and then we're going to slide our links into place on here. Now with the directions we're supposed to go nine links down so we're gonna count, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. And we're gonna pull our ninth one into our little opening here. So we'll pull that. We'll take our tool. And then we are just going to pop it back into place. And then we're gonna go over to our other side and do the same process. Now that we're all hooked up with our spring bars I'm gonna take the weight off of our jack and place it on our truck. Well I think that about does it for today's look at the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Hitch. My name's Kevin, thanks for watching..


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Underslung - 3.5K GTW, 350 lbs TW - BXW0353

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (343 Customer Reviews)

Shank fits 2" hitches and offers up to an 8" rise and a 2" drop. Clamp-on system uses optimal points of tension to help prevent sway while it balances your trailer's load for a more level ride. Works with underslung couplers.

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This is a good system, though it can require some tinkering when hitching up. Sometimes it's super easy (connect the bars to the receiver, loop the links to the clamps, and rotate until it clicks into place, done!) while occasionally as the ground varies one bar may resist getting loaded and you have to find a level spot to adjust it. We have found the need to change frequently which link its cranked to. In fact, a couple times I've gone to our standard setting but later had to pull over and crank a couple extra links tighter to keep the sway down. That said, it fit all the criteria for the weight range, frame mount points, etc. and has worked over multiple trips and several hundred miles so far.

I would say the powder coating has been pretty durable, there is a bit of rust developing on the clamps where there's been contact with the chains for one year. But the bars, links, and receiver are looking fine overall.

Overall, it wasn't the first model we had our eye on but it fit the situation and we are fairly happy with how it all turned out.




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I have used my Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW Item #BXW1000 now for the past year towing our Airstream 27FB with a Ford F150 over 5000 miles and six weeks of road trips.

For comparison, I had used Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control hitches on three prior travel trailers over eight years - including a prior 27FB.

For comparable levels of weight distribution, I have found:
1. The sway control with the Blue Ox is more of a dampening of sway - making it tolerable, while the Reese seemed to eliminate the sway from starting in the first place. A noticeable difference with crosswinds and passing semis at highway speeds.
2. Tightening and loosening the torsion bars with the supplied wrench and rotating cam of the Blue Ox is more stressful and unpredictable than using the lever pipe and lift bracket for the cam of the Reese. I bought a longer torsion bar and socket to replace the supplied wrench which helps (see photo).
3. While the Reese torsion bars and cams require routine topical application of grease, the Blue Ox torsion bar swivel attachments (see photo) require a grease gun to keep lubricated which is a nuisance.
4. Routine wear on the paint of the Blue Ox cam (see photo) adds rust as a maintenance problem that I didn't have with the Reese systems.




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Shipped as promised. Came with everything. Installed per excellent instructions.
Works very well on 21 chevy tahoe towing 6000lb 25 ft travel trailer.
Works as advertised. Havnt been in crosswinds, but trucks passing and meeting, hitch has good control. Load leveling works excellent.




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I bought the blue ox weight distribution hitch as an upgrade from my original weight distribution hitch that I purchased from Harbor freight. What a difference!


Comments
Game Changer. I love my Blue Ox WDH. It has worked flawlessly since I purchased and installed it on my trailer. I have towed my 30 foot travel trailer in all kinds of weather including windy conditions and the hitch works great. I used to tow a 22 foot travel trailer with a Harbor Freight WDH, and that trailer would sway without an additional and noisy anti sway bar. The Blue Ox doesnt need one, and even though my new trailer is 8 feet longer, it does not sway much at all. Not only does it keep my 8500 lb trailer straight, it is easy to hook up. I dont dread hooking up like I used to.
Lou A - 07/21/2022


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The blue ox pro weight distribution looks extremely well built. However, When I ordered the kit, I believe it said it did not come with a ball. So I ordered a ball. I now have an extra ball that I don't need. UPS delivered the box and the box was crushed, two holes punctured into the box. Fortunately for me, all the pieces were still in the box. Past that, I'm excited to pull my trailer and see how it does.


Comments
This is included in the product description: System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, lift chains, rotating lift brackets with handles, reducer bushing for ball shank, pin and clip, 2 and 5 sixteenth inch hitch ball, and all necessary hardware.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 08/26/2021
After a year, the hitch assembly is incredible. You dont know how well it is constructed until you see other hitches and the thin material used. I would buy again in a heart beat.
John M - 08/04/2022


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When you adjust the sway bars so they have a bend in them and your trailer and pickup truck are level then you are dialed in. The system works great. I towed our travel trailer over nine thousand miles. On our trip we traveled through wind coming from every direction, the trailer was rock solid behind my pickup.
I very much recommend the blue ox sway pro.




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The hitch works as designed and for that I would give 5 stars, however the manufacturer claims their hitch is powder coated? Must be some really bad powder coating since the finish flakes off easily much like regular enamel paint. Everything I have ever had powder coated was a hell of a lot more durable than what's applied to this hitch assembly. If you don't mind the powder coating (paint) flaking off and rusting then it will be a non-issue for you.


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I recommend touching up the WD system with a rust resistant paint. Over time the system will experience nicks and scratches from road debris and having the paint on hand will be beneficial.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 09/22/2022


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I had a question about a "used" version of the BXW1000, so I jumped on the chat with customer service and they were able to answer my questions about what "used" was considered (in this case, damaged packaging/cosmetic defects, nothing structural and the hitch was not used and returned used for resale).

I also asked if all the parts would be in the box, and of course the answer was yes.

I recieved the hitch in very short order (and I received order/shipping updates). The outer box had a good amount of clear packaging tape, but was intact. Upon inspection, the hitch looked (as it was) brand new, and the only blemish I noticed was some overspray from the paint in two of the threaded bolt holes, which was easily removed with a small screwdriver.

Thanks to etrailer for a very smooth ordering/shipping process and to your excellent customer service representatives!

-Jim




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After much research, I chose this Blue Ox. Liked this style over the others for it's simple use and less clips to lose. My issue was the rear of my KIA was sagging allowing the camper nose to drop. Which in turn made the camper sway. Very simple installation. The object is tweaking it to get both the tow vehicle and camper level and to line the chain up with the bracket mounted on the frame of the trailer/camper. We've taken it out on 1 short trip so far and it has definitely been an improvement. It is quite heavy, but just about all brands are. Read others that said the ball was not included..... mine was! Very pleased with my decision.




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I specifically asked what bars to buy and answered questions about dry weight, tongue weight and max trailer weight. I was steered to 1000 lb bars even though that was not even 10% of max trailer weight when 12-15% of max weight is the typical range for tongue weight. I ended up replacing with the next step which was 1500 lb bars. You gave me the wrong answer and it cot me another set of bars and left me no way of recovering what I spent for wrong bars. Bad advice=bad customer service. The only reaso I gave 2 stars is you delivered on time to my rv dealer as instructed.


Comments
Depending on the total tongue weight of the trailer you will want to a weight distribution system where your trailers loaded and unloaded weight will fall into the range of the bars. This system has a tongue weight range of 750 lbs - 1,000 lbs. The next system up will be part number part # BXW1500
Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW
$878.90
which has a tongue weight range of 1,000 lbs - 1,500 lbs.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/17/2022


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This W/D hitch does everything it is supposed to do. It was very easy to set up and my new trailer tows like a dream. Just a hint-- I mark the chains with some paint so I know where to set them.


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After one year the hitch still is working great! I did some minor chain adjustments to my original setup and it works better now I went one link tighter
Edward - 08/27/2022


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Another positive shopping experience with etrailer.com. I received the Blue Ox BXW0756 weight distributing hitch and I'm extremely pleased with it. It offers robust construction. It's easy to setup. It's also a major upgrade over the Camco Recurve R3 I had been using. Even with comparable spring bar weight ratings this hitch performs better. Far easier to get the weight balanced. The trailer tongue brackets are easily attached and adjusted, and don't damage the trailer tongue. I abandoned the Recurve after repeatedly experiencing problems with the trailer brackets failing to remain properly placed after a trip. They would move and gouge the tongue, no matter how tight the bolts were.
I took a chance ordering the hitch while on vacation and having it shipped to my vacation spot, nervous it wouldn't arrive before my trip home. etrailer and UPS came through and I received it without issue. Thanks for making the trip home a happy one with an awesome hitch etrailer.




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Scary hitch!!!! Please be sure to read the proper way to operate this weight distribution hitch!!! Follow the instruction to the letter and watch several [online] demonstrations. I relied on the RV dealer to assist me and spent the day in the Emergency Room. Serious injury can result if you do not follow the proper procedures!!!

The hitch does work as advertised with great sway control and leveling of the truck.




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I really like the hitch as far as function and design. My only complaint about it is when spending almost $800 dollars for a piece of equipment you would think it would at least come powder coated rather than painted over poorly/un-prepped metal. The paint is flaking off tow bars in multiple locations and you can see it was never properly adhered. However this is still a mostly cosmetic concern and I am still very pleased overall with the hitch so I still gave it four stars.




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Towing a 29ft Keystone 7000lb trailer. A LOT quieter than the solid bar style hitch. Easier to set into place too. Takes a little getting use to when attaching the chains in the proper direction and releasing them. Great weight distribution. Fairly good sway control. Happy with the purchase.




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This weight distributing hitch was easy to assemble and install. Pulling my travel trailer down the road with this hitch is smooth with very little sway, if any at all. I am very happy with my purchase.




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The performance of what it is supposed to do, Weight Distribution and Sway Control, is great.
The parameters which is will be able to be installed on your particular setup is cumbersome and usually involves buying alternate parts. V Nose Trailers also provide challenges (alternate parts). Recommend having a shop install it on both the trailer and vehicle so they work out the exact equipment needed.
The overall longevity of this product -- when left on the trailer -- is leaving me wanting. This equipment does not like to be left in the weather. You will want to uninstall it, clean it, lubricate it and store it in a controlled environment. Oxidation is strong with this equipment.


Comments
You will definitely want to grease the 2 grease zerks inside the head assembly often. As well as lubricate any moving part that is in the elements. For more rust prevention tips, see the attached help article:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 01/13/2022


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excellent product and better customer service. good videos on how to install. Hitch ball came installed and made it easy for assembly.




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The hitch came very quickly and was well packaged. I was surprised to find an upgraded chain tool and 20k lbs ball already attached to the hitch. The reason I have four stars was there was not option to select a longer shank length. So, $[XX] dollars later I was able to get an extended shank for my 3/4 ton truck.




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Easy installation after purchasing a couple of specific tools: A big adjustable wrench, a Torque wrench and a 1 1/2 socket to be able to remove and reinstall the hitch ball.
Easy to follow instructions.
Plan to test it during a trip this weekend.


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Highly recommended for any travel trailer. Absolutely necessary for safety. Easy to setup and remove. You can backup without removing it.
Gerardo - 01/07/2022


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Bulletproof and easy to install. A must have for travel trailers.


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Ive had the blue ox a year now, and have gone on 9 trips with my heritage glen 23bhhl. My silverado pulls it with ease and straight as an arrow thanks to this hitch. Once again a must have!!!
Manuel - 08/22/2022


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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.




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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!




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I’m not very happy with my purchase. The weight distribution hitch I purchased does not fit on my trailer. There is a welded support bracket right where the hitch bracket is supposed to go 29 inches back on my trailer. Can the bracket go further back or does it need to go right above the chain? I’ve attached a photo of my issue.


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Yes this blue ox weight distribution system part # BXW1006 does require the brackets to be positioned 29 inches from the hitch ball. Since you have a support bar where the bracket does need to be positioned this weight distribution system will not work for your trailer. I recommend the equalizer system part # EQ37100ET
Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW
$825.00
. The sway control brackets on the equalizer system can be positioned 27 inches to 32 inches back from the coupler. It handles tongue weight from 700 to 900 pounds and will still allow for backing up. It also includes the 2 5/16 inch ball and shank.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 11/01/2018


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Great anti sway and weight distribution hitch. Worth every penny when we ran into strong cross winds in western Utah!



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