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Old 08-06-2011, 07:11 AM   #11
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I have the sway pro. It takes me longer to let the electric jack up and down for the trailer than anything else. I can be hitched up in 5 minutes or less. Usually much less..

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Old 08-06-2011, 07:28 AM   #12
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Hookup is like any other. Well actually the new Swaypro snapup brackets should make it even easier as they are roatry vs straigh pull like the old ones and most other hitches. Backing up is no issue at all and they never get noisy.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:18 AM   #13
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I've use Equalizer and Reese in the past, both good quality WDH systems but experienced a lot of noise.
This time, I went with the Blue Ox Sway Pro. Love it so far
It comes completely powder coated and grease certs completely sealed. Roller cam for the chain and built in sway control. By far the easiest and user friendly to hookup. So far, no noise and NO SWAY.
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Thanks for the responses. I will contact dealer on Monday to see when he can get a set up in.

Does the kit come with a hitch shank?

Right now I have a 13" shank and can't open my tailgate without it hitting the power jack. Do they offer a longer shank?
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:22 PM   #15
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I had the blue ox swaypro 1000 installed today and can't be happier. Not much sway at all on the freeway coming home and is a night and day difference to The pro series hitch with friction sway bars. This set up should last a long time and I wish I would have started out with a blue ox yo begin with. Thanks for all the responses.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:15 PM   #16
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Thanks for the responses. I will contact dealer on Monday to see when he can get a set up in.

Does the kit come with a hitch shank?

Right now I have a 13" shank and can't open my tailgate without it hitting the power jack. Do they offer a longer shank?
Can you use your tailgate now? Youroo!!
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Oh and yes I can use my tailgate now which is a added bonus. It clears the electric jack buttons by a 1/4" which is great. Im sure if the trailer and truck were not on stable ground there might be an issue but so far everything is great. One thing I noticed is that the blue ox hitch head is some heavy duty stuff. Not light at all. Very solid. Very pleased with design.

The friction bolts for the sway arms should be at what torque specification? My trailer is 5500lbs. I always like to double check everything.
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I would start with them at 50 ft lbs and adjust from there as needed in 5ft lb steps till you get the sway to your satisfaction.
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Based on personal experience, bigger is not always better in terms of the strength of the bars. It is best to have slightly more capacity than your maximum tongue weight. I bought 1,200 bars for a 500 lb tongue weight trailer and it was a mistake. Too stiff. I now have 800 lb bars and it is a big improvement in ride and function.
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