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Old 01-17-2016, 09:12 AM   #11
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HI there looking at getting a new sway control switch and have been looking the Blue Ox, does anyone have any experience with these? Thx
Hi I'm a new member my name ic Paul I just bought a new jay of seismic 43 ft ,but had a class a motor home with a blue ox on a 2013 jeep unlimited and loved it hooks up in 5 min arms hook easy and you just pull forward a little and it will even itself and lock in place and you are ready to the best never had any problems. Blue ox is a good choice
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:18 AM   #12
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Congratulations on the new Seismic and welcome to the JOF.
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Old 02-14-2016, 11:51 PM   #13
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I also have a blue ox and love it! I was pulling my 29qbs with a Chevy 1500. Truck was definitely maxed out but never once had a bad experience towing. Towed in 80km cross winds on a 2 lane highway and never had any sway issues. My knuckles where white and my palms sweaty but the equipment did what it was supposed to.
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:49 PM   #14
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This is probably user error but I used a blue ox on A smaller trailer and it was fine. I don't know if it's because of the higher tongue placement on my Whitehawk or the fact that it was set up incorrectly with the trailer way to high but I did have sway. Even after getting another dealership to correctly set up the trailer, it was still difficult at times to get the tension off before releasing the ratchet. This made for a dangerous situation. I finally replaced the system.
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:01 PM   #15
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My dealer did not set it up correctly for me, but after going through the instructions I was able to get it setup well. Release tension from the bars is definitely something that you need to do carefully, I make sure to only hook and unhook the bars with the trailer jacked-up enough so that there is minimal tension, else you could easily break bones or worse.

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This is probably user error but I used a blue ox on A smaller trailer and it was fine. I don't know if it's because of the higher tongue placement on my Whitehawk or the fact that it was set up incorrectly with the trailer way to high but I did have sway. Even after getting another dealership to correctly set up the trailer, it was still difficult at times to get the tension off before releasing the ratchet. This made for a dangerous situation. I finally replaced the system.
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:35 AM   #16
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Well, I was a lucky gal. After an accident while releasing the Blue Ox, I went by the RV place and jacked the unit up till the tension was mostly off and the car was almost off the ground. The owner said no way that should be the case....and lowered the hitch for the 3rd time but I still think it had something to do the receiver being at the top of the tongue. When I released the Blue Ox, I would actually stand as far back as I could reach and still do it because it was so difficult. This particular time, the other side had come off normally and I guess the vehicle must not have been straight or something but when I released the other one I don't really know what happened but I ended up in the emergency room. I didn't have broken face bones or a concussion so I was lucky. Have a nice scar now but felt myself lucky. I had already planned to switch systems so after that, I got a Hensley which doesn't have the tension issues nor the ball not releasing to unhook that I had struggled with. Overkill maybe but I was done with tension bars!




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My dealer did not set it up correctly for me, but after going through the instructions I was able to get it setup well. Release tension from the bars is definitely something that you need to do carefully, I make sure to only hook and unhook the bars with the trailer jacked-up enough so that there is minimal tension, else you could easily break bones or worse.
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:49 AM   #17
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We have had the Blue Ox for a couple of years and it has been great.
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Old 02-18-2016, 10:52 AM   #18
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Vaneta, Something was being done wrong. Whether it was setup or the act of doing it I don't know. Either way, glad you weren't hurt seriously. Hooking and unhooking can be dangerous no matter what your using. My 9 and 11 years old sons have latched the bars with supervision. I have never had them release with any real force. Truck is in line with the trailer and I use the trailer jack to take the tension off the bars. Been using our BlueOx for two years and I'm happy as can be with this setup.
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Old 02-18-2016, 06:09 PM   #19
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We're picking up our trailer tomorrow and I went with the Blue Ox SwayPro. Will report back after I get some time with it.
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:48 PM   #20
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Another happy user. Have used it for one season and I like the ease of setup, no greasy bars, and good control while towing.
I did have an issue with it though. The nice finish that they apply to the shank was applied too thick and I had to grind it off to get it to slide into the receiver.

And yes I jack up the tongue to release the bars as it makes it much easier. My wife hurt her hand a tiny bit once while releasing as the tension surprised her I think.

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