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    21BHE Just Ordered, Questions on Blue Ox Sway Pro

    Just finished negotiations with the dealer on a 2021 Grand Design Imagine XLS 21BHE. Have read all of the threads on this site and some come close, but do not answer my questions. Has any installed a Blue Ox Sway Pro on this trailer? Any issues or interference with the clamp on mount? What weight bars did you use? I see most people stating that they have not seen a tongue weight greater than 1000#, the 1000 is designed for 750# to 1000# so I am heading towards getting this one, but would like to hear from someone that has actually used it on a 21BHE, with comments on how it has performed. There are many threads on this forum about the Sway Pro, and they are very positive, just nothing specific to this trailer. I will be towing with a Ram, 5.7l hemi e, with 11300# towing capacity and plenty of tongue weight room for this trailer. Any and all comments are greatly appreciated, as this is our first TT. Have previously only towed utility trailers, although one was a 6X12 pulled with a Subaru, no issues. I am sure that I will be posting additional questions here as they come up, but it seems that most have already been answered here. Thanks.

    Mike G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudynralph View Post
    Just finished negotiations with the dealer on a 2021 Grand Design Imagine XLS 21BHE. Have read all of the threads on this site and some come close, but do not answer my questions. Has any installed a Blue Ox Sway Pro on this trailer? Any issues or interference with the clamp on mount? What weight bars did you use? I see most people stating that they have not seen a tongue weight greater than 1000#, the 1000 is designed for 750# to 1000# so I am heading towards getting this one, but would like to hear from someone that has actually used it on a 21BHE, with comments on how it has performed. There are many threads on this forum about the Sway Pro, and they are very positive, just nothing specific to this trailer. I will be towing with a Ram, 5.7l hemi e, with 11300# towing capacity and plenty of tongue weight room for this trailer. Any and all comments are greatly appreciated, as this is our first TT. Have previously only towed utility trailers, although one was a 6X12 pulled with a Subaru, no issues. I am sure that I will be posting additional questions here as they come up, but it seems that most have already been answered here. Thanks.

    Mike G.

    Whatís your Rams payload capacity? 5.7 hemi means a 150 correct?

    We use the Blue Ox on a 7800 lb 2500RL pulled by a Ram 2500. 6.4
    Itís a great WDH IMHO
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    I pull a 2020 21bhe with a 2019 Chevy Colorado and use a Husky Centerline TS hitch. I live near Elkhart IN and rather than getting a hitch from the GD dealer I went to a hitch shop there that is used by delivery haulers from all over the country. Even though they also sell Blue Ox they recommended the Husky and I have been very satisfied with it. Have not experienced any issues with sway so far. Plus it's considerably less expensive than the Blue Ox.

    This is the one they installed

    https://www.amazon.com/Husky-32217-C.../dp/B00W919F4K
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    Quote Originally Posted by tfgd21bhe View Post
    I pull a 2020 21bhe with a 2019 Chevy Colorado and use a Husky Centerline TS hitch. I live near Elkhart IN and rather than getting a hitch from the GD dealer I went to a hitch shop there that is used by delivery haulers from all over the country. Even though they also sell Blue Ox they recommended the Husky and I have been very satisfied with it. Have not experienced any issues with sway so far. Plus it's considerably less expensive than the Blue Ox.

    This is the one they installed

    https://www.amazon.com/Husky-32217-C.../dp/B00W919F4K



    No issue installing the hitch brackets over this trailer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RV Sailor View Post
    What’s your Rams payload capacity? 5.7 hemi means a 150 correct?

    We use the Blue Ox on a 7800 lb 2500RL pulled by a Ram 2500. 6.4
    It’s a great WDH IMHO

    Yes, it is a 1500. Payload is 1436#. Any issues installing the clamps on the trailer? I don't know if the 2500RL front end is similar to the 21BHE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudynralph View Post
    No issue installing the hitch brackets over this trailer?
    No issue at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudynralph View Post
    No issue installing the hitch brackets over this trailer?
    Well no experience with this exact model but you may find you need to reposition the propane bottom bracket/stand/tray forward to get the proper alignment between the brackets and the bars.

    I did on my 22MLE with the Blue Ox WDH.
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    Like others said, you shouldn't have any issues with the brackets. You might have to move the lp tanks but that's easily accomplished. We went with the Husky Center Line and it works as advertised but is a little noisy in slow turns. For that reason, I'd recommend the Blue Ox. Husky, Blue Ox and Anderson are all great wdh.

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    The blue ox uses chains and they move side to side. Something like the equalizer hitch the bars use friction it may be a little bit noisy but keeps it under control thatís what the dealer told me anyways. The 4 point equalizer is what Iím getting installed.


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    Weíve got a Blue Ox Track Pro hitch (the one with the bars), and pull a 23BHE, and it works great. That said, the Keep Your Daydream folks use the Sway Pro model (the one with chains), and theyíre pulling an Airstream with an F-250. It will surely be fine for your 21BHE.


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