8" Weigh Safe Drop Hitch w/ Scale - 2" Shank
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- Tongue weight scale built into the ball mount platform helps you balance your trailer
- Promotes safe towing -- lets you know if your load needs to be adjusted before you tow
- Simple operation -- automatically provides a measurement every time you couple your trailer
- Efficient and hassle-free -- eliminates the need for separate or commercial scales
- 6061 T6 billet aluminum shank and mounting platform provide superior strength and durability
- Solid block construction provides greater strength than hollow steel competitors while also maintaining a light weight
- Rustproof for a clean finish that stands the test of time
Why get a Weigh Safe Drop Hitch?
The Weigh Safe Drop Hitch is the one and only trailer hitch with a
built-in scale that signals you to adjust your load before you hit the
road, resulting in a much safer and enjoyable towing experience. Before
this ball mount, gauging your trailer's tongue weight was a hassle. You
had to rely on inefficient bathroom scales, make a trip to the weigh
station, or purchase a separate tongue weight scale. But with the Weigh
Safe's built-in scale, measuring your tongue weight is as easy as
coupling your trailer to your ball mount. Simply hook-up your trailer to
the Weigh Safe ball mount just as you would any other ball mount. The
weight of your trailer will push down on the hitch ball, which in turn
pushes down on an internal hydraulic piston that sits on a bed of oil.
When the piston drops into the oil, the pressure reading is sent out to
What is tongue weight and why is it important?
Tongue weight (TW) refers to the weight that
the fully loaded trailer exerts downward on the hitch ball of the tow
vehicle. Tongue weight is typically 10 percent -- and should not exceed
15 percent -- of your gross trailer weight. For example, a 10,000-lb
trailer should have a tongue weight between 1,000 lbs and 1,500 lbs. You
can adjust the tongue weight of your trailer by removing or adding
cargo, or redistributing the load on the trailer. The tongue weight
should not exceed the capacity of your tow vehicle, your hitch, or any
of your towing components.
Simply put, too little tongue
weight can cause trailer sway and too much tongue weight can cause the
tow vehicle to perform poorly. You may have difficulty steering, gaining
traction, or braking when driving a setup that has too much weight
pushing down on the rear of the vehicle. Ultimately, towing with an
improper tongue weight can cause you to lose control of your vehicle or
cause your trailer to separate from the vehicle.
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