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Old 04-10-2017, 12:55 PM   #1
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Has anyone used the Blue Ox weight distribution system. Thoughts?
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Old 04-10-2017, 02:16 PM   #2
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I have used the Blue Ox on other trailers and I really liked it especially the round chain holders. The only issue was the weight of the stinger. It weighs a lot and not easy to move around.
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Old 04-10-2017, 03:44 PM   #3
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I'd suggest you tow without one and then decide, you do not mention your tow vehicle for your Escape 19....that would help in making an informed response.
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It is a 2014 Dodge Durango V8. We have plenty of towing capacity. Just looking to insure a smoother ride with less sway.
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The weight distribution will transfer weight from the rear to the front of the tow vehicle and to the trailer rear. Mainly for those rear ends that sag due to the tongue weight. Your vehicle may already have sway control as most modern set ups do. The w/d can help with sway but is intended to keep the trailer and tow level. Do you have air bags or some other load leveling in the Durango?
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I added Firestone Air bags to my Ram 1500 to keep it level when towing. I put a lot of stuff in the bed and the 500# tongue weight will drop it 1-2". With the air bags it stays level.
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Old 04-11-2017, 06:42 AM   #7
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Thanks for the feedback. I guess what had me a little confused was that I have read on several major trailer sites that if your trailer weighs more than 50% of your tow vehicle weight you should definitely have a weight distribution system. I have been towing a pop up camper for the last 17 years and moving to our soon to be delivered 19 is just a learning curve.
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Thanks for the feedback. I guess what had me a little confused was that I have read on several major trailer sites that if your trailer weighs more than 50% of your tow vehicle weight you should definitely have a weight distribution system. I have been towing a pop up camper for the last 17 years and moving to our soon to be delivered 19 is just a learning curve.
In my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee owner manual, it states "If the gross trailer weight is 3,500 lbs (1 587 kg) or more, it is mandatory to use a weight-distributing hitch to ensure stable handling of your vehicle." The gross trailer weight of my Escape 19 is 1818 kg so I use a weight distributing hitch.
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