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Can You Change From 1,000 lb. to 1,500 lb. Spring Bars On a Blue Ox SwayPro WD System

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After towing my 2022 Cherokee 28FK-L to Vermont and New Hampshire this past season, I noticed that my 2021 F150 was sagging in the rear which of course caused the front to be higher than normal. This is with me hanging 9 links in the chain which is the maximum number recommended with my Blue Ox Sway Pro hitch. After doing some research with Blue Ox and the specs from Rockwood on the RV, I discovered that the hitch bars I have are rated for a maximum 1000 lbs hitch weight, however, the RV has a dry hitch weight of 1155 lbs. With a front kitchen, the tongue weight is certain to be more than 1155 lbs when the RV is loaded. It appears to me that I should have the 1500 lb bars to bring my truck back to its recommended height both front and back, and allow me to hang fewer links of chain on the hitch. Can I just switch to higher-rated spring bars? Thanks

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It sounds like you have everything figured out now, and upgrading your spring bars definitely sounds like the way to go since your current bars are underrated.

The good news, is that you can just upgrade the spring bars on your Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BXW1006 to the 1,500 lb. bars.

- Replacement Spring Bars for Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System # BXW4008

These spring bars have a tongue weight rating of 1,000 lbs to 1,500 lbs., so they are well rated for your current set-up.

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