How to Install a Blue Ox 5th Wheel Hitch

Whether you need to tow an RV or trailer for work purposes, you may need to know how to install a 5th wheel hitch. When you decide you would like to install a 5th wheel hitch on your truck, first, you should ensure that your vehicle is rated to hold the additional weight of the […]

Towing a Trailer in the Snow: Top Tips for Towing in the Snow

Towing a trailer in the snow means road conditions are less than ideal. Much like when you are driving in the snow without a trailer, you should prepare your vehicle and trailer before you hit the road and adjust how to drive. Check out these top tips for towing in the snow to help you […]

Do I Need a Weight Distribution Hitch for My Trailer?

If the words “weight distribution hitch” have you a little bit confused or if you’re wondering, “do I need a weight distribution hitch for my trailer” then this article is just for you. A weight distribution hitch is an essential piece of equipment when it comes to towing anything behind your vehicle. Towing a trailer, […]

How Trailer Spring Bars Work

Spring bars are a vital component of weight distribution hitches. They are what helps keep your trailer in line with the towing vehicle when trailer sway starts to occur. So, how do trailer spring bars work, and why are they so important? Trailer Spring Bar Function Spring bars have tension control components that can be […]

Trailer Sway Management for All Driving Conditions

When you are headed down the road with a trailer in tow, you want to be sure you are keeping any trailer sway under control. If you’re experienced with towing a trailer, you have likely encountered some trailer sway in your lifetime. It can catch you off-guard and quickly get out of control if you […]

Top Towing Accessories

When you’re towing, you want to have the proper equipment to get the job done safely. Blue Ox offers a wide range of towing accessories for a variety of needs.  Accessory Kits Blue Ox has accessory kits that include many of the basics such as electric cables, wiring, a socket kit, tow bar cover, and […]

How Does Weather Affect Trailer Sway?

Trailer sway can happen even during the best weather conditions, but poor weather can add additional complications to the towing experience. Knowing what to do when trailer sway starts and how weather can affect trailer sway will help you stay safe on the road. So how does weather affect trailer sway?  Wind The wind is […]

How to Choose the Right Trailer

Not all trailers are best for all towing scenarios. There are many variations in trailer size, shape, hitch, weight, and more than can have a significant impact on how well it handles behind your tow vehicle and how it behaves on the road. Using the right type of trailer for the job can help you […]

Common Trailer Towing Mistakes

If you’re new to towing, it is important to know how to avoid common trailer towing mistakes. Even those who are seasoned veterans might need a refresher from time to time! Preventing yourself from making these mistakes can keep you safe on the road and help you avoid accidents that could cost you time and […]

How To Prevent Trailer Sway

Whether you’re a seasoned driver with years of experience or you’re just learning the ins and outs of pulling a trailer, everyone should be aware of the danger of trailer sway and how to prevent it. Trailer sway can happen in a matter of seconds, catch you off-guard, and be very dangerous if not handled […]

Best SUVs for Towing

Pickup trucks have historically been the go-to choice when towing needs must be met. However, there are plenty of SUVs out there that can get the job done while providing a high level of comfort and space during a long trip. But be aware, not all SUVs are created equal, especially when it comes to […]

7 Boat Towing Tips

Hitting the road with your boat trailer is fun and exciting, but don’t forget to take the proper safety measures when towing a boat. Take a look at these seven boat towing tips to keep you and fellow travelers safe.  1. Slow and Steady Keep your speed in check! This may seem like an obvious […]