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Can Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Hitch BXW1000 Be Used On Trailer W/ Underslung Coupler?

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I was sold a Blue Ox Sway Pro 1000 hitch when I bought my trailer. My trailer has an underslung coupler. When I installed the hitch, I noticed that I could not connect the 9th link, as indicated in the installation guide, I could only reach the 4th. I believe the Sway Pro 1000 head has a different torsion bar angle for Overslung couplers, which forces the torsion bars to low for the underslung setup I have. My question: Is it okay to use BXW1000 with my setup? The only issue I see it the torsion bars are about 5 inched lower with this setup.

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I reached out to my contact at Blue Ox and she recommends not using the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW # BXW1000 since it was not designed for an underslung coupler and will not give you the weight distribution and sway control needed as it cannot be connected to the 9th link, which is the starting point to get the system to work properly.

I recommend returning the weight distribution system to the dealer that sold it to you, and purchasing the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Underslung - 10K GTW, 1K TW # BXW1003 which is designed for trailers with underslung couplers and will give you the weight distribution and sway control you need.

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