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Old 01-16-2016, 10:08 AM   #1
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Blue ox sway pro hitch reviews

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
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Old 01-16-2016, 10:45 AM   #2
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I'm leaning this way too. Just about everything I can find is positive...
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Old 01-16-2016, 11:11 AM   #3
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I don't have any "hands on" experience with the Blue Ox WDH, but it's referenced in the following JOF threads......., you can always PM the JOF member of the thread-post for specific feedback as well.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...h-23466-3.html


https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...s-23047-2.html


https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f7...t-25302-2.html

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Old 01-16-2016, 04:08 PM   #4
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I bought the Blue Ox SwayPro w/1000# bars with my 2015 27DSRL & 2010 GMC 1500. Never had a problem with Sway and it leveled for Weight distribution the Truck & Trailer very well. Since switched to a Ford F250 and do not necessarily need the Weight control but still never had sway.
Easy to Hitch up. My DW positions the Bars into the Hitch and I clip the chain to the frame supports & spin the Wench. Just reverse the process @ the Campsite, only a few minutes. I do not remove the Bars when Backing up.

Although I never used any other Hitch , I would fully recommend.
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For those who currently have or used to have the Blue Ox, do you need to raise the RV in order to put the chains on? This is one extra step in hooking up my round bar system that I'd like to eliminate.
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For those who currently have or used to have the Blue Ox, do you need to raise the RV in order to put the chains on? This is one extra step in hooking up my round bar system that I'd like to eliminate.

Yes you need to raise the trailer up a little to put the chains on. I believe you have to do that with any WHD, but I could be wrong.
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We have a Blue Ox WDH and it has been great. I have no complaints.
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Old 01-16-2016, 08:32 PM   #8
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Not sure what you mean by raising the RV. I never had to.

Drop hitch on Ball, clamp the hitch on Ball, place bars in the hitch holes, place chain on Bracket and turn the wench. When turning the wench to lock the chains, the TT & TV level out.
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Have had the Blue Ox and used it with two different configurations. You can tighten the chains without raising the trailer on the jack but I really don't recommend it. The key thing is to get right bars according to the actual weight. Best to weigh the trailer and get the actual weight rather than just estimating it.
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Old 01-16-2016, 08:54 PM   #10
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I have the Blue Ox WDH with 1000# bars for an underslung coupler (Jay Flight 28BHBE). I have to lift it quite a bit to get the number of links I need to level the trailer and truck out. It depends on your tongue weight, I have around 800-900lb with a 7300-7500lb trailer according to a local scale.

This is my first TT and I have been very careful to setup the hitch properly. It seems to work well in normal conditions, but I have definitely experienced sway under windy conditions. I cannot imagine any sway control system which would completely eliminate sway, if the wind picks up you should reduce your speed to accommodate or pull over.
A few times I have driven a bit too fast (over 110km/h) and it definitely felt twitchy with my 1500. I keep it between 100-110 km/h and all has been good thus far.

One thing the Blue Ox has going for it over competing hitches is convenience. I have have it setup without help in less than 5 minutes. The overall construction is also high quality, with grease fittings and a heavy duty finish.

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Not sure what you mean by raising the RV. I never had to.

Drop hitch on Ball, clamp the hitch on Ball, place bars in the hitch holes, place chain on Bracket and turn the wench. When turning the wench to lock the chains, the TT & TV level out.
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