Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 4" Drop, 5" Rise - 14.5K

Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 4" Drop, 5" Rise - 14.5K

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  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Class V
  • 14500 lbs GTW
  • Drop - 4 Inch
  • Rise - 5 Inch
  • Weigh Safe
  • Two Balls
  • Built-In TW Scale
  • Aluminum Shank
  • Stainless Steel Ball
Measure your tongue weight to determine if you can safely tow by simply coupling your trailer to this ball mount. Ball platform locks to shank. Tow up to 8,000 lbs with the 2" ball and up to 14,500 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Call 800-298-8924 to order Weigh Safe ball mounts part number WS4-25 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Weigh Safe products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 4" Drop, 5" Rise - 14.5K. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.


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Weigh Safe Ball Mounts - WS4-25

Measure your tongue weight to determine if you can safely tow by simply coupling your trailer to this ball mount. Ball platform locks to shank. Tow up to 8,000 lbs with the 2" ball and up to 14,500 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.


Features:

  • Ball mount with included hitch balls lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Shank slides into hitch receiver
    • Ball provides connection point for trailer coupler
  • 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
  • Adjustable height lets you tow trailers of different heights with the same vehicle
    • Slide ball mount platform up or down shank and secure in place with included dual locking pins
      • 2 Keys are included
  • 2 Different-size hitch balls let you tow trailers with different coupler sizes
    • To switch ball, simply remove the ball-retaining lock pin from the platform, insert ball, and reinsert pin
  • 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
  • Stainless steel hitch balls are corrosion resistant
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately
  • SAE J684 certified and VESC Regulations V-5 compliant
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross towing weight:
    • 2-5/16" Diameter hitch ball: 14,500 lbs
    • 2" Diameter hitch ball: 8,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 2,200 lbs
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch ball: 8-3/4"
  • Maximum drop: 4"
  • Maximum rise: 5"
  • Incremental height adjustment: 1"
  • Scale gauge diameter: 1-1/2"
  • Warranty:
    • Limited lifetime for ball mount
    • 1-Year limited for scale gauge


Weigh Safe ball mount coupled to a trailer

This Weigh Safe ball mount has an easy-to-use, built-in scale that measures your trailer's tongue weight every time you tow. If the scale indicates that your tongue weight is too low or too high, you can adjust it before you head out so that you can complete your journey with the peace of mind that your setup is safe.


What is Tongue Weight?

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.


Why is Tongue Weight So Important?

Weigh Safe helps ensure proper trailer tongue weight

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.


Built-In Tongue Weight Scale


The gauge of the Weigh Safe built-in tongue weight scale

The Weigh Safe ball mount's built-in scale 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 the scale.


Easily Adjusts to Fit Your Setup

Weigh Safe ball mount has adjustable height

Adjusting and setting up the Weigh Safe ball mount to work with your specific trailer is easy. First, unlock and pull out the dual pins and remove the platform from the shank. Next, pull out the hitch ball retaining pin from the back of the platform and insert either the 2" or 2-5/16" hitch ball. A 1-7/8" hitch ball (WSB-L - sold separately) is also available. Then reinsert the retaining pin to secure the ball to the platform. Replace the platform and slide it along the shank to the desired height. Insert the dual pins and use one of the included keys to lock the pins in place.


Weigh Safe ball mounts installed in drop and rise positions

The Weigh Safe ball mount can be used in either the drop or rise position to best suit your application.


Superior Aluminum and Stainless Steel Construction

From the first moment that you lay eyes on the Weigh Safe ball mount you'll see that you're getting a superior, well-made product. The Weigh Safe's shank and ball mount platform are made entirely of 6061 T6 billet aluminum, which is the same material that is used to build aircraft components, automobile frames, and freight liners. This type of aluminum is known for having superior strength while maintaining its light weight, which makes it highly desirable over hollow steel components. 6061 T6 aluminum is also rustproof, which means the Weigh Safe hitch will maintain its clean, shiny, and impressive appearance for years to come. And the hitch balls are made of solid stainless steel, offering far greater protection against rust and corrosion than other steel hitch balls that are only painted or plated on the surface.


The Weigh Safe ball mount meets VESC V-5 regulations and is SAE J684 certified. These regulatory bodies - the Vehicle Equipment Safety Commission and the Society for Automotive Engineers - create standards for the design, construction, and performance of automotive and towing accessories. Weigh Safe has had this ball mount thoroughly tested in simulation to ensure that it complies with these standards. The result is a strong, safe, sturdy product that is built to last.



WS4-2.5 Weigh-Safe Trailer Hitches with Tongue Weight Gauge - 2" x 2-5/16" Ball Combo - 4 Inch Drop - 2-1/2 Inch Hitches







Video of Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 4" Drop, 5" Rise - 14.5K


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount with Built-In Scale Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Weigh-Safe line of adjustable aluminum ball mounts with built-in tongue weight scale, available in multiple configurations right here at Etrailer.com. Now a very common problem that we have that can sometimes make trailering unsafe is not having a proper load-out on our trailer or not having the appropriate tongue weight on the front. This gives us a really good example of it. We just picked this equipment up from the rental company, kind of tested it out to see how they load their trailer. This is a 9,000 pound combined load and it only has 350 pounds worth of tongue weight. Essentially what that means is that we've got too much weight too far back on the trailer. You can even see it here in the wheel wells with just a little bit of area here and you can see there's a lot more here in the front. That's putting a lot of excess strain and a lot of excess pressure on the tire and the rear axle.

That will cause this axle to wear out prematurely. Also if we don't have the appropriate amount of tongue weight pushing down on the rear of the vehicle it's not going to handle properly. We're not going to have the weight down on those rear tires to help us come to a stop quickly and safely. Another side affect of tongue weight not being heavy enough or not having enough downward pressure on that front end is that we can sometimes have sway behind our trailer. If you've ever seen a camper or a trailer going down the road improperly loaded you'll see it bouncing side to side. It's just not a safe situation. Weigh-Safe's got a great solution for that.

That's going to be our Weigh-Safe ball mount with built-in tongue weight scale. We've got a ball here. These are going to come in 2 or 2-5/16". It's going to press down on the hydraulic scale which is then going to register right here and let us know exactly how much tongue weight we have. As you can see this rental company gave us this trailer exactly how it sits and it's only at 350 pounds. To safely haul this any kind of distance at all we would need to reload this trailer and get appropriate tongue weight up here to the front.

Now the goal that you're looking for with tongue weight is going to be 10 to 15% of the total trailer weight. With this being 9,000 pounds worth of trailer we need to be somewhere between 900 pounds and 1,350 pounds. Now you'll see as we load up our trailer we'll just have somebody to keep on eye on our scale. As soon as it gets within the range that we're looking for, in that 10 to 15% mark, we'll know we've got our trailer loaded properly, we're ready to secure that load we'll head down the road much more safely than what it was before. Here you'll see our trailer properly loaded. You can see we've got about equal gaps with this front and this rear tire. It's going to help extend the life of all the components on our trailer and really going to improve the handling of that truck as we head down the highway. Now another common problem that we often see with trailering is when we have too much tongue weight.

It's going to give us kind of the opposite reaction of what we had before, putting a lot of that stress on this front axle now, going to do unnecessary wear on the tire, also build up a lot of friction in those springs, but where it transfers and where it's going to be apparent the most is when we have too much tongue weight on our trailer and we look at the truck. We're going to have a lot of squat here in the rear end, puts a lot of strain on that rear suspension on those rear tires, and it also draws the front end of the truck up. As it does that we're going to change the angle of our headlights so they're not going to be pointing exactly where we want them. Also it takes some of the weight off those fronts tires so steering and stability are going to be changed a little bit, also braking performance. Another issue we'll have a we had too much tongue weight is the tire wear. The suspension geometry is going to change and the outer edge of those tires is going to wear out much quicker than they should. This one we we're looking at is the 4" compared to the 6" drop that we looked at before, but it's going to tell us we've got approximately a 3,000 pound trailer load here so we want to be somewhere between 300 and 450 pounds of tongue weight. Now we can load up our UTV and know that we're safely going to be with him the right specifications of our ball mount. The shank portion itself here, this is going to be aluminum machined out of one solid piece. We're not going to have to worry about wells or any areas where we might have fatiguing or cracks. The main body of the ball mount itself, or the, actually, area the ball's going to ride in, that's again machined out of one solid piece of aluminum. Each of our pins are going to be constructed out of high-grade aluminum as well as the plate surrounding the lock. Then we've got our lock core. That's constructed out of stainless steel. That's going to keep it working good for a long time to come. We've got our pins here. We just want to slide these out. The nice thing about the pins is they're one unit. We don't have to worry about two different pins trying to get them in, trying to get them out. Makes it much simpler to adjust this up and down, and then you can see right inside there we're going to have the pin that actually holds our ball mount in. Then you'll see right down there there's going to be a plunger. That plunger is designed so when we have our ball in place our ball can push down on that. That's then going to register on the scale for us. The hitch balls are a solid one-piece stainless steel construction. That's going to give us superior corrosion resistance. Also the plunger at the base is made of the same material. You might have a little bit of a concern with the mix of stainless steel and aluminum. Weigh-Safe has thought about that and on the aluminum they've put a galvanic coating on there. That's going to prevent our stainless steel and our aluminum from causing each other to corrode. It's really nice. As you can see they've really put a lot of energy into giving us the highest grade materials that are available, giving us a very strong yet lightweight corrosion-resistant product. That's why they're going to offer you the limited lifetime warranty regardless of where the point of failure might be, which we haven't seen yet but if it does happen send it right back to them. Another great thing, these are made right here in the United States so you know that you're having somebody that takes pride in their work, they're doing a good job to get you something to work that's going to work very effectively. Now regardless of the size in drop or in shank that we decide on, the ball mount's going to come with both the 2" and the 2-5/16" ball mounts. Now if you decide that you need 1-7/8", this is part number WSBL. Now as we go up in size the weight capacities are going to become greater. Now for the 1-7/8" we're going to have a 7,500 pound maximum gross trailer weight capacity whether we're using the 2" shank or the 2-1/2" shank. When we move into the 2" ball that's going to go up to 8,000 pounds on either the 2" or a 2-1/2. Now the only slight difference that we have is going to be on the 2-5/16" ball. It's stamped at 14,500 pounds. That's going to be for use with the 2-1/2" shank. If you go to the 2" shank that capacity's going to be limited to 10,000. Now depending on which size shank you're going to use, if you're using the 2-1/2" you'll see the scale's customized for that. Once it gets up to 2,200 pounds, which is the maximum tongue weight rating of the 2-1/2" design it's going to give you that red area. That way you'll know too much tongue weight, we're exceeding the limit of the ball mount. Same thing for our 2" version here. You can see though it's going to be a little bit lower. That's at the 1,500 pound mark. That's the maximum tongue weight rating for the 2" configuration. We don't want to exceed that and it's nice that it's going to give us a visual cue if we do. Now as we put this together what we're going to do is lineup that oblong hole with our pinhole. We can slide that pin in and through. Now we've got, you can see around the ball, just the slightest bit of a tolerance that's been built in right here. That's going to be sure that that ball has room to move up and down and it won't get bound up inside of there. You can see it's a little bit of wiggle room. That's going to allow that scale to work. We'll side the ball mount portion up and on the shank, pick whatever drop it is that you require, simply slide that in and turn it. That's going to keep everything nice and secure. Now a locking hitch pin that we recommend is part number WS06. This comes with both the locking hitch pin and the dual locking pin assembly. This is going to give you a second dual locking pin assembly but this is the perfect solution for having both of your locks keyed alike so you don't have to search for multiple keys. You're making an investment in safety with these and we don't want them to disappear. Now we're going to get a couple quick measurements for you so you know the distance from the center of our pinholes to the center of our ball. This is going to help ensure that this is going to work for your application. We'll start with the 2" shank model. It's going to have two pinholes. The first one here is going to be about 8-3/8" to the center of our ball. The other is going to be around 9-1/2". Now onto the 2-1/2" version. We're going to have about 8-3/4" from the center of our pinhole to the center of our ball. Regardless of the ball size that you're going to use this will not change. Now when it comes time to adjust our drop or our rise it's a very simple process. You'll just take your included key, placed that in, turn it 90 degrees. At that point you'll see our double pin kit. It's going to come right out. We don't have to wrestle with pulling multiple pins or trying to get multiple clips undone like we have to with most adjustable ball mounts. With the pin set up the way it is, the dual pin and all the options that we have, we'll be able to adjust this incrementally all the way from its highest setting here, which would be just about dead even with the receiver tube all the way down to that 4" drop. Once we get the selection in there that we want that pin's just going to slide back in and we can lock it back up. Now for storage of your Weigh-Safe ball mount if you don't want it in the position that you have it here to where it's out, we can also store this underneath the vehicle. With the 4" drop we'll have to invert the ball or have the ball face down. With the 6, 8, or 10 it can be stored in its upright position but essentially we just bring that around to the back side. Get that raised up. Slide our pin in just like that and re-lock it. That's going to really reduce the chance that we're going to knock our leg on it or bump our shin as we're walking by. That's going to complete our look at the Weigh-Safe line of adjustable aluminum ball mounts with built-in tongue weight scale.


Customer Reviews

Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 4" Drop, 5" Rise - 14.5K - WS4-25

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (596 Customer Reviews)

Measure your tongue weight to determine if you can safely tow by simply coupling your trailer to this ball mount. Ball platform locks to shank. Tow up to 8,000 lbs with the 2" ball and up to 14,500 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.

- WS4-25
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works great.. use it to tow a 29 foot toy hauler 490509



- WS4-25
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This is a great trailer hitch. We will feel confident trailering our boat as it is a heavy duty hitch. Thank you! 290721



- WS4-25
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I like the idea of being able to know how much tongue weight I have while loading. I can readjust the load as needed when loading. This product gives me that ability. A quality product that was shipped and received as stated from etrailer. 436815



- WS4-25
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I would like to Thank You for the very prompt delivery of my order which I received October 12. I placed my order online on October 9th, 2017. I am very pleased to see such a quick delivery, excellent service. I came across your product by luck I might add, while searching for hitches. I am the owner of BasinBayou, LLC. We are a catering/Food Truck company in Texas. We are in the process of having a custom built Food Trailer fully equipped. I wanted a hitch that I knew would handle the load. Perhaps a bit of overkill some might say, however I believe in quality over any price for long term usage. The craftsmanship is absolutely a thing of beauty. We are due to pickup our new trailer by the end of this month from the manufacturer in Florida. I will keep you posted and send pictures of the hookup with our new trailer. Please feel free to use this as a review for a compliment of your excellent service. 459688



- WS4-25
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This is the nicest hitch I have ever owned. I tow a boat and cargo trailer with about 4" difference in hitch heights. Prior to this hitch I had to select a compromised height that wasn't right for either of my trailers; now I can quickly and easily adjust for the correct hitch height on each. I have been concerned that I had my tongue weight correct and I now can confirm the tongue weight and be confident I have both trailers loaded correctly. I did my homework prior to buying this hitch so I knew this hitch was quality, but I was pleasantly surprised at just how well the parts are machined. The finish is excellent. One of the big selling points was the ball assembly locked to the rest of the hitch. I'll never have a ball mount assembly from another manufacturer. 254503



- WS4-25
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I really like being able to see how much tongue weight I'm putting on the vehicle when I load it. What a great invention! 298114



- WS4-25
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This is an awesome product. Very well built and a great finish. 222936


Comments

The very best hitch on the market

Jimmy j - 09/02/2016

20787

- WS4-25
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If there was an option for 4.5 I would use that. I really like the hitch. The hitch balls and aluminum hitch are very well made and almost a work of art. It functions very well as a hitch and I have no corrosion or signs of deterioration after a year of pretty hard use. My only two complaints are: 1. The scale doesn't work well for lighter trailers because there has to be about 300 pounds of tongue weight before the thing starts to register. So if you want to make sure you have 10% tonge weight on a utility or jetski trailer you are out of luck. 2. I have to clean out the area where the ball sits on the scale or it quits working. Not a big deal, but kind of messy. Except for those two things, I really love the hitch. 340544



- WS4-25
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Great product, Just showing the tongue weight is great then adjust your weight as you need. Heavy duty. Thank you 681307



- WS4-25
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This is a great item, well made and works great. 664751



- WS4-25
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Works great, perfect for my tow behind toy hauler. I can adjust the load as needed to to get the perfect tongue weight. 642132



- WS4-25
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Doesn't fit great on2.5" 630904



- WS4-25
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Very nice engineered piece 630878



- WS4-25
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A work of functional art. Works perfectly and looks the part on a $70k truck. 503475



- WS4-25
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Looks great. Light weight. Tongue weight scale is a very nice feature. 493256



- WS4-25
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Awesome hitch, weight scale is great and the exchange of the 2 inch and 2 1/2 hitch ball is a easy exchange , only little issue is the hitch an receiver is a little noise but with weight on it is quite, I use it to pull my 4000 boat and my 10000 lb desert trailer easy 438847



- WS4-25
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Easily one of the prettiest ball mounts I've ever had. This kit included a locking dual pin, which made the purchase of the separate locking dual pin an unnecessary expense, so I guess I now have a spare, but otherwise everything was as advertised. I was hoping that I could flip the ball mount and reverse it under the receiver, and I can, but only in the lowest set of holes. The low profile socket head fastener that goes into the piston assembly for the gauge contacts the reinforcing ring on the receiver hitch just before the 5/8" pin can be installed...I may relieve the reinforcing ring slightly (less than 1/32") to gain the 1" of ground clearance in this configuration when not towing. 410993



- WS4-25
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Works great, easy to adjust. Love having the built in scale so you know your tongue weight! I ordered one with too large of drop, called customer service and they quickly sent me another one and included a shipping label for the return. Enjoy working with this company! 346054



- WS4-25
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This is one beautiful product and confident it will last my lifetime and more. One issue came up after opening the package and the scale was not color coded as depicted on your site. Called eTrailer and spoke with Patrick. This gentleman took up my cause and got me answers as to why. Very professional and so concerned to satisfy the customer. The factory in Utah is sending out a replacement at no charge immediately. I am still giving the product and service a 5 star because of the way Patrick and Lindsay at the factory handled my issue. My hats off to both of these representatives of eTrailer and Weigh Safe Manufacturing. 326650



- WS4-25
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Never has shown young weight ! Piece of junk ! 323571


Comments

We have found that the Weigh Safe ball mounts are reliable and provide accurate weight readings. They do have a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects. I have forwarded this to customer service, who will be in contact with you to assist with your order.

-- Laura E - 12/20/2016

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- WS4-25
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So far, so good. Adjusts very easily. Fit perfectly. I have only towed with it one time so far, but worked flawlessly. I hope it hold up as well as it looks. 264774



- WS4-25
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Great product very easy to use not too heavy. i recommend this to anyone that hauls different trailer on the regular i just Wish i could just get a pintle attachment for it one less full hitch i would have to carry with me 243869



- WS4-25
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Very nice piece of hardware. I can't wait to tow with it. Thanks to trailer it was delivered less then 20 hours after I ordered it. 230968



- WS4-25
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Hitch was shipped the day I ordered. Fast delivery and was very well packaged. I would absolutely use etrailer.com for my next purchase. 203279



- WS4-25
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VERY IMPRESSED OF THE QUALITY OF THE HITCH!! GR8 IDEA TO PUT A GAUGE TO MONITOR TOUNGE WEIGHT!!RECEIVED THE PRODUCT RIGHT AWAY EXCELLENT SERVICE! THANK U 202050



- WS4-25
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havent used it yet, but looks like it will be great. 191905


Comments

SEEMS TO BE A GOOD PART, YOU DO HAVE TO KEEP LUBE SPRAYED INTO THE LOCK CYLINDER, IT TENDS TO FREEZE UP QUICKLY

dale - 05/12/2016

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- WS4-25
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Great product make sure you order a pin for your hitch would have been nice to have one included to go with such a nice receiver 186616



- WS4-2
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


Solid hitch easy to use. Kind of disappointed with the way the lock mechanism is. As it stands anyone with an Allen wrench pack can un screw the rods and remove the scaled ball mount. They did loctite the set screws and attempt to drill them out so a wrench won't fit in but even then an easy out does the job. 663808



- WS4-2
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


Use it on a 6 cylinder Tacoma with fairly low tongue rating to pull a 5x8 single axle dump trailer. Great design, easy to use. Takes the guess work out of balancing your load. You have to give the scale a few seconds before reading because it is hydraulic. Not cheap but certainly worth the money. 656427



- WS8-25
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


Overall I think the product is good. However, I was extremely surprised that the hitch did not include a post to connect the hitch to the truck. Product is expensive. 665803


Comments

As we mention in the product description, the hitch pin or locking hitch pin is not included.

-- Mike L - 07/05/2019

57460

- WS8-25
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


After reading many reviews, I purchased the Weigh Safe 14.5K 2-Ball Mount with the built-in scale. The mount has worked flawlessly, and being able to check the tongue weight provides a measure of relief that everything is loaded within specifications. Although this wouldn't have mattered two years ago, having broken a rear shock mount on my previous truck from incorrect trailer loading (and the laziness aspect of not re-arranging things) a little over a year ago, I'm a firm believer in knowing things are right now. The second best part of this purchase was the advice given by Diana H. She confidently assured me that what I was ordering was right for my truck (I'd just purchased the truck, and the height/measurement was a concern). I'm glad I got her on the phone, and glad I trusted her experience! Shipping was easy, on-time, and the whole experience with etrailer was very positive. I will buy from them again if/when the need arises. 647312



- WS8-25
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


I had to add .040 " of shim between hitch box and top of hitch and added .015" to bottom of the Ball attachment housing to reduce movement. I had read reviews before I purchased and was aware I might have to adjust for wiggle when not pulling a trailer. Happy with purchase. No failures and has performed to my expectation. 638872



- WS8-25
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


After only 3 months of use the lock on the height adjustment pin was so corroded it no longer worked. I purchased the aluminum and stainless product thinking it would hold up better in the elements. It did not. 323837



- WS8-25
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


Excellent customer service, I had a few questions, they provided answers quickly. Was delivered on time! 546346



- WS4-2
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


Works as advertised. Had an issue with the product. It was covered. Weighsafe made a quick painless warranty replacement, resulting in no downtime for me. 620385



- WS6-25
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


Fantastic product! I use it each time I connect any trailer to my trucks. The built-in scale eliminates any and all "guessing and estimating" of tongue weight. I was surprised to see how much the tongue weight changed by moving the load just four to six inches. 621729



- WS10-25
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


This ball mount works great in that it is adjustable for multiple trailer tongue heights, and can set the tongue weight properly. I will no longer need to carry around 3 ball mounts in a box. 385175



- WS8-25
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


Outstanding product, this is my 2nd one. The only problem is that with the 2 1/2" mount is that you can't use any of the better hitch mounted mud flaps like Rock Tamers or Rock Stars without extensive modifications to the mud flap mounts, (at least on the last 2 generations of GM HD trucks.) 613749



- WS6-2
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


Quality made. Easy to use. Saves time and no need to have different sizes. 526186



- WS6-25
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My hitch arrived promptly and in excellent packaging. It makes a sharp addition on the rear of my 2015 F350. I especially like the storage feature by reversing the hitch and yet having it ready for towing in one minute. Additional advantages are the hitch doesn't become a shin/knee knocker when stored, the top makes for a nice step to reach up inside the bed and it should reduce damage I would get rear-ended. The scale takes the guess work out of where equipment is best placed on my flatbed trailer. 241097


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Havent had any problems with it. Have been asked numerous times Where did you find it?

Alan S - 03/27/2017

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- WS10-2
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


just got it and it is a great product. Adjusts very easily and the side lock is great. 506359



- WS10-25
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


Using this hitch on a Ram 2500 to pull a 22' closed trailer. Works extremely well- easy to adjust ball size and height. Like the gauge as it gives an indication of tongue weight. Caution - be absolutely positive you have locked the pin holding the ball unit to hitch bar. If not locked, pin will back out, ball assembly drops, and you will lose trailer. I regularly spray pin locking mechanism with lubricant to wash out road grit, sand, etc. 338264



- WS6-25
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


Perfect! Studied adjustable hitches for a while to be sure that i got the right one. I did! Out of all that I looked at this one wasn't the cheapest but its worth it. A lot of guys have asked me where i got it because they were not happy with their less expensive hitch. 385611


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The hitch is working great and after being out in the weather forecast a year and a half it still looks like new. I still have people ask me about it and some people have purchased their own. I look at other peoples hitches and it reassures me that I made the right decision. If I need another hitch this will be the one!

Dan S - 05/27/2018

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- WS6-25
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


Cleverly designed and masterfully machined. The ease of adjustment is perfect to allow adaptation to my trailers. Intelligent use of aluminum and stainless steel. I'm glad a friend recommended the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount with built-in scale. 322035



- WS6-25
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


I love etrailer!! This is the second of this hitch I've purchased from etrailer. The first was on my truck when I was rear ended by an 18 wheeler at 50 mph. The hitch actually look good but I just couldn't trust that it was not damaged/stressed. Anyway, I like everything about this hitch. 606905



- WS4-2
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


This hitch system is the most outstanding example of an object designed to perform a basic utilitarian function made into a work of art that I have ever seen. It deserves a place in the Smithsonian. Plus it works as designed. I am pleased to own this hitch. 529853



- WS6-2
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I ordered 5 different articles, I received them exactly at the agreed time, everything perfectly as shown and promoted on the webside, excellent service and it appears to be of very good quality. 506484



- WS10-25
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Great product. Can even handle my gooseneck car hauling trailer if I have to get over a tuff area and need to lower the front of the trailer. Do no make any sharp turn or you will damage your vehicle. Can hit on steep inclines so it's better if your truck has at least a 3 inch lift. Great quality and durable. Swapping ball sizes is a breeze. 378552



- WS6-25
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


Best product out there to get your tongue weight right. Makes a big difference how the trailer pulls in the wind and just down the road. I put on a 150,000-180,000 miles a year pulling trailers. I could tell a difference how the trailer handle right away. 409034



- WS6-25
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Review from a similar Weigh Safe Aluminum Tongue Weight Scale in Ball Mounts


This hitch is of very good quality. Fit and finish is superb. Should be the last Class V hitch I'll ever have to buy. Thanks ETrailer for the great deal on it too. 193063


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Its been a year since I bought this hitch and my initial opinion has not faltered. I suppose this will be the last hitch I will ever have to buy. I use it daily and the ability to properly load a vehicle with the built in tongue scale is genius. Thanks.

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  • The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 4" Drop, 5" Rise - 14.5K # WS4-25 should not have a lot of play in the ball. Make sure the pin that holds the ball in place is working properly and the hitch ball is the correct size for the trailer and weight you are pulling. You should be using the 2-5/16 inch ball for that 10-12,000 lb trailer. A little bit of play is normal, but increasing amounts of play is a problem and may require replacement parts. You may...
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  • When we installed the Curt hitch # C15810 on a similar 2007 Ford F-250 to your 2006 Ford F-350 we found that from the top of the hitch opening down to the ground measured 20 inches. The Weigh Safe Ball Mount part # WS10-25 is a great ball mount but it would hang down 13 inches from the top of your hitch opening putting it about 7 inches off the ground. A better option for ground clearance would be the same ball mount but with less drop part # WS6-25 as this would sit 4 inch taller....
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  • The ball mount I highly recommend for your 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty that has a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver like the Curt # C15802 is the B&W Tow & Stow because of its high quality, stow-away design, and the fact it protects the ball mount platform from theft. The hitch ball platform of this mount actually flips underneath the shank to face your truck, saving you from accidentally slamming your leg into it when walking behind your F-250. Additionally, when the Tow & Stow is in your...
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  • Measuring a Trailer for a Ball Mount with Correct Drop or Rise
  • You want the trailer to be at the exact height it is when towing so it's best to measure with it loaded. You also want to make sure that you're measuring to the bottom of the trailer's coupler and that the trailer is parked on level ground and is as level as possible. Also, make sure your vehicle is parked on level ground and measure to the top of the inside of the receiver hitch. The difference of the two measurements is the rise or drop you need. If the vehicle is higher than the...
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  • Availability of Trailer Tongue Weight Scale with 1000 lb Capacity
  • The # 5780 with its 2000 lb capacity is the only tongue weight scale we offer, however we do carry the Weigh Safe adjustable ball mounts that feature an integrated tongue weight scale. They're available in various different rises and drops, starting with the # WS4-25 which offers a 14.5K capacity and a maximum 4 inch drop to a 5 inch rise. The ball mount provides a 2 and a 2-5/16 inch trailer ball. There are also available ball mounts that offer a larger rise/drop as you can see by clicking...
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  • the best ball mount option for the 2-1/2 inch receiver on your 2014 Ram 3500 and the 16,500 pound boat plus the trailer is going to be # AMSCV-6. This is a cushioned ball mount rated for 18,000 pounds. It offers 4-3/4 inches of rise. I have included a link to a video review of this ball mount for you. This ball mount has a ball hole diameter of 1-1/4 inches. If you need a 2-5/16 inch ball I recommend # C40008 which is rated for 20,000 pounds.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 11,000 Pound Travel Trailer
  • Verifying your trailer's loaded tongue weight is a great idea, but you will not be able to use the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS4-25 with a weight distribution system. Weight distribution systems will require a specialized shank and will not attach directly to a ball mount like the Weigh Safe product. To check the loaded tongue weight of your trailer, I recommend using a scale like the Sherline # 5780. The most important factor when choosing a weight distribution system is the total...
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  • There will be no wiring differences between the 2WD and AWD models of the 2009 Chevrolet Express 1500 in regards to trailer or brake control wiring. The Curt Class IV Trailer Hitch, # 14090, is an excellent choice for your van. We have an installation video of this hitch on a 2008 model that I attached for you if you plan to complete the installation yourself. The installation will be the same on your Express. For trailer wiring, you will need the following kits: Tow Ready T-One...
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  • Comparing Sherline Tongue Weight Scale 5780 to WeighSafe Ball Mount Scale WS4-25
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  • Can Ball Mount Platform of Weight Safe Adjustable Ball Mount Store Behind Shank
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  • Availability of Shank for Weight Distribution that Can Fit 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale # WS4-25 that you referenced cannot be used with a weight distribution system as the holes of the shank do not match the standard hole dimensions that WD shanks will use, and also the ball mount platform does not have any way to attach to spring bars. Even if it could though the spring bar tension would give an inaccurate reading on the scale. Sounds like you may be looking for an adjustable shank for a weight distribution system and a 2-1/2...
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