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Old 04-18-2016, 05:44 AM   #29
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Well ! If your happy, don't see any harm, except, now you have the pain in the as... of unhooking it before backing.
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Old 04-30-2016, 02:28 PM   #31
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I installed my new Blue Ox Sway Pro hitch today. Gotta say it was brutal in the hot sun! The actual work was pretty simple; it was just really hot! I took all the measurements and I believe I have it set up perfectly. I had to order a 3/4", two foot breaker bar and sockets to fit the ball and two hitch bolts and had to wait for them to come in. Did I torque the ball to the specified 450 lb ft? Hardly, but I think I got the ball and bolts very, very tight with the massive breaker bar. Nothing is going to fall of; that's for sure. LOL. After finishing it I took it for a long pull up US 1 then north on I-95, so I could get some semis blowing by me while I was pulling at 65. I'm very happy with the results. Time to go camping!!!
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Old 04-30-2016, 04:57 PM   #32
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I installed my new Blue Ox Sway Pro hitch today. Gotta say it was brutal in the hot sun! The actual work was pretty simple; it was just really hot! I took all the measurements and I believe I have it set up perfectly. I had to order a 3/4", two foot breaker bar and sockets to fit the ball and two hitch bolts and had to wait for them to come in. Did I torque the ball to the specified 450 lb ft? Hardly, but I think I got the ball and bolts very, very tight with the massive breaker bar. Nothing is going to fall of; that's for sure. LOL. After finishing it I took it for a long pull up US 1 then north on I-95, so I could get some semis blowing by me while I was pulling at 65. I'm very happy with the results. Time to go camping!!!
Hot sun!?!?!?! I'd love some heat. I have a new fresh 12" of snow in my backyard.. Darn you Colorado and your 1 month of summer.
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Old 05-01-2016, 04:03 PM   #33
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Hot sun!?!?!?! I'd love some heat. I have a new fresh 12" of snow in my backyard.. Darn you Colorado and your 1 month of summer.


We used to live in Parker, CO. Moved to FL about 10 years ago. I'd rather live in CO!
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Did our first 200+ mile pull today with the new Blue Ox Sway Pro. Wow!!! Nice!
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Old 05-01-2016, 11:25 PM   #35
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Tell me the Blue Ox Sway Pro smooths out the ride on a wash board freeway in So Cal and I'll buy one. These stupid freeways are so wash board that is just beats the truck and TT to death.
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Tell me the Blue Ox Sway Pro smooths out the ride on a wash board freeway in So Cal and I'll buy one. These stupid freeways are so wash board that is just beats the truck and TT to death.


Never pulled a trailer in CA (yet), so cannot say, but the ride was pretty smooth on the roads here in FL.
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I have an equalizer that works well. Only takes a minute to hook up the bars and you're good to go. If you use the equalizer grease on the friction points it gets rid of any noise.
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:29 PM   #38
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I went with a SwayPro1500. There is no noise & fast to hook up.

On some of the bigger SwayPro hitches it take 1-2 min longer because the tongue jack has to be used to lower the tension in the bars so the wrench handle can be used safely.

Add a little bit of grease to the moving parts on the rotating chain plates.

FYI....newer FORD owners: Turn the sway control off in the truck or the truck and hitch fight each other.
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I've got the Blue Ox set up on my new Gulfstream Conquest 268BH and when set up right, it's a dream to pull behind my 2500 GMC Yukon! You still get the occasional squeak or pop, but nothing like our old hitch.

Our previous RVision Travel-lite 7253 and OLD Reese/Friction-Sway set up plain SUCKED compared to what we have now.

So I give my thumps up to the Blue Ox!
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After completing about 600 miles of pulling our new Bullet 269RLS behind our F150 3.5 EB with the new Blue Ox Sway Pro 1000 I am very pleased with the Blue Ox. After gaining some experience with it this week I am very confident pulling with it. And yes, Blue Ox told me to make sure and turn off the sway control function of the F150, which I did. I really like this new hitch! On a side note: while camped this week a fellow camper also had the Blue Ox Sway Pro on a Jeep GC and around a 19' foot trailer. I watched as he hooked up and prepared to leave the campground and was dismayed to see that he did not hook up the bars and chains correctly. The bars are supposed to be flexed by tension on them and he hung his on about the second link and they just hung there with virtually no tension, so I would assume they were doing nothing for WD or sway control. I kept waiting for him to tighten them up, but he never did!
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