Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 6" Drop, 7" Rise - 10K

Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 6" Drop, 7" Rise - 10K

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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 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. Call 800-298-8924 to order Weigh Safe ball mounts part number WS6-2 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" Hitch - 6" Drop, 7" Rise - 10K. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.
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Weigh Safe Ball Mounts - WS6-2

  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class IV
  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • Drop - 6 Inch
  • Rise - 7 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 10,000 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" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross towing weight:
    • 2-5/16" Diameter hitch ball: 10,000 lbs
    • 2" Diameter hitch ball: 8,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 1,500 lbs
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch ball:
    • Pin hole closest to ball: 8-1/2"
    • Pin hole farthest from ball: 9-3/4"
  • Maximum drop: 6"
  • Maximum rise: 7"
  • 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.



WS6-2 Weigh-Safe Trailer Hitches with Tongue Weight Gauge - 2" x 2-5/16" Ball Combo - 6 Inch Drop - 2 Inch Hitches







Video of Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 6" Drop, 7" Rise - 10K


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" Hitch - 6" Drop, 7" Rise - 10K - WS6-2

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (634 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 10,000 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.

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This product is great when using different loads and trailers. I use mine 5 days a week on 2 trailers. Only suggestion is keep clean as will help when changing balls. The height adjust ment is great. I use a landscape trailer and an enclosed trailer and this really helps in keeping trailer level 530010



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This is a great hitch. Very easy to use/install. Super durable. I bought it for the ease of always knowing how much my tongue weight is. I am very satisfied. 606316



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The Weigh Safe Ball mount has worked out very well. The height adjustment has helped as I needed a lift, rather than a drop. At a quick glance, I can confirm that my boat trailer is in compliance and is balanced correctly without guessing. This has allowed me to "level" the vehicle with minimal effort. No sagging rear ends. I highly recommend the Weigh Safe 2. 477994



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


Comments

It’s great. Of course the but. More parts to it. So of course it rattles a lot. Works great, does what its suppose to. Very happy with it.

John K - 08/14/2019

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The best hitch you can buy by far 447034



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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



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Installed the Weigh Safe this afternoon without any problems. I initially set the drop to the same depth as the fixed unit and checked the tongue weight. It was much heavier than I expected, (nearly 1,100LBS) and I will now work to redistribute weight and try to lighten the tongue. The unit is extremely well made, highly adjustable, easy to configure, and is an extremely helpful tool. It also looks really nice and adds a distinctive appearance. Really glad I made the purchase. 213242



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Probably the best adjustable height and multi-hitch ball system I've ever seen. It meets my towing capacity needs, height is easily adjusted up/down and having the 2 5/16", 2" and the optional 1 7/8" ball means I can tow all my toys. But I think the 1 7/8" ball should be standard when ordering. Otherwise, the tongue weight scale is an outstanding feature to have to make sure your trailer is loaded safely, as in... WEIGH SAFE!! 433622


Comments

The weigh safe hitch is probably the best hitch that I have owned. However, the integrated lock on the hitch to raise or lower the ball seized up on me and it took me a considerable amount of time to free it up. The cover that I ordered may have prevented the dirt and road dust from getting inside the lock, but the way that it connects to the hitch to cover the lock is a really poor design because you could lose the cover while driving down the road.

Nate - 09/19/2018

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It is very important to know the tongue weight of a trailer and most people have no idea what their weight is. The WS6-2 hitch is a quality product that makes changing the height or size of the ball a piece of cake and at the same time tells you what the tongue weight of your trailer is. 233785


Comments

I have used the WS6-2 for a year now and love it. I recently made some changes to my trailer and the scale on the hitch showed me that I needed more tongue weight. It was an easy fix but I would never have known there was a problem without the WS6-2 hitch.

Melanie H - 12/13/2016

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Great hitch. Have three balls for three most common sizes. Hitch is easy and adjustable so trailers are actually towing at correct tongue height. 463212


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Best hitch Ive owned. Works great and easy to adjust height. One hitch versus the three I used to carry and works for all trailers. Tongue height is always right and hence tow is smooth.

jwb - 12/31/2018

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Well machined, actually a work of art. Works well, seems accurate. 450415



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The hitch itself is outstanding due to its versatility. The bad thing is that the gauge quit after the first use. 570892



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I have found this to be useful when I overload my trash trailers, also used it to position axles on a boat trailer that did not have enough tongue weight. Excellent Construction well-built however it has more parts than a regular hitch and you need to be diligent to make sure nothing comes loose. 567386



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Got here on time as stated. Looks good in the box. Have not used it yet. 438910



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My truck is a Dodge Ram 2500 and the rear end sits higher than other pickups. I purchased this hitch system with the scale and interchangeable balls for a more efficient hitch system. I like the fact that you can see what the tongue weight is before hauling down the road. I truly like the adjustable height and was tired of having to change out hitches between the 2 5/16 inch and and 2 inch ball. This is much safer and easier to use. 353852


Comments

Excellent

Ron M - 03/18/2018

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This hitch sometimes has what looks lilke fresh Transmission or regular oil on the bottom of it when I remove it... I usually remove it each time it is used and put it in the trunk of the car... Very nasty having to wipe it down to get the oil from it... Very disgusting for a hitch in this price range... Looks good otherwise but a hassle to keep it clean and the oil out of my trunk lest I forget 325075


Comments

Woody, thank you for your review and your business. The oil is coming from the scale and may be leaking enough to affect the readings from the gauge. There may be a defective seal or the ball mount may have been overloaded. Since this product has a limited lifetime warranty, please contact us at 1-800-298-8924. We would love to help!

-- Laura E - 01/16/2017

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Impressive workmanship. Very heavy, solid unit. The components fit together perfectly, no slop - excellent machining. It will make switching between my camper, boat and trailer, and car trailer with the proper tongue weight easy and worry free. I can even hook up to friends equipment easily. I just like the peace of mind that comes with knowing a proper tongue weight is always in place. I bought the 1-7/8 inch ball just in case. I also bought the hitch lock and pin lock set so the unit doesn't get "misplaced". 501470



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I've Had my weigh safe hitch now for about a year. I've used it about a dozen or so times now & I have to say, I'm satisfied w/ my purchase. The ease of changing the ball & the height makes towing different trailers a breeze. The light weight is also a plus! The cost was a little higher then I'd like hence my 4 stars & not 5. As for the quality, so far so good! I'm looking forward to many years of use. I've already convinced 2 other friends to buy them & 2 others want to see it & I know they will get the hitch as well after seeing it! 519114



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Seems very well made only thing I don't like is the ball. Even though it is well secured it is a little sloppy fitting in the hitch. This will creating a clunk when you are starting and stopping. Most likely you need the slop so there will be enough clearance for the scale to work so i don't think it is a defect just the way it needs to be to work with the scale. 299379



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I gave the hitch to my son for a Christmas present. He did not use it until Midsummer, found out the scale on the hitch does not work. We do not have the paperwork anymore so we just wrote it off as a bad purchase. 454404



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This ball mount is perfect. I can’t believe I rode around for 3 years without knowing whether or not I was doing it right. This camper is the first thing I’ve towed, bought it when I owned a Tacoma. Traded it in for a Sequoia and now the height is different by enough for it to put way too much tongue weight on my old ball mount/hitch (I had to Google tongue weight). With this new adjustable mount with a built in scale I don’t have to guess. Take a look... tongue weight is 11-12%, and I know that because of the scale. They should make this mandatory. etrailer was very helpful by the way, I called and talked to someone live because I don’t know exactly what I’m doing... 529541



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Very nicely made. This will be used for twin axle dump trailer and equipment trailer to balance load for safety and proper tire loading. Adjustable height allows me to move this between the truck and van. Our trailers are 2-5/16" receivers, but we also tow rental equipment that is typically 2", this solves the problem. 726982



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Good Product 725595



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It’s been a great hitch so far. No complaints, easy to adjust, switch balls and very light weight. 720701



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Great product! Love the adjustability to get the right level for my various trailers and the tongue weight measurement gives me extra peace of mind. Wish I purchased one years ago. 699857



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So we bought 4 of these units for our fleet trucks and they were great for about 6 months then either the scale stopped working which was fixed by adding oil. But we had to take them out of service due to too much play were the ball mounts in. Can risk the safety issue these have. I don't see them as a good fit for constant use. 697758



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Service was great! Shipped extremely fa st! 695848



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Product arrived faster than expected and was exactly what I needed. I am very pleased with the product and the delivery. 693455



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Super service from etrailer !! Paid to get it here faster and came as promised ! The hitch is everything I hoped it would be ! 693222



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Hitch works great. Easy to use. It's convent being able to switch out ball sizes and have the ability to turn it around. Also like the adjustable height. 674284



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Packaged great used it once appears to work fine. 667729



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This is the greatest ball mount! I have done away with all my heavy steel ball mounts and use this exclusively. Light weight and tells me the tongue weight at a glance. I had this new utility trailer, and didn't know exactly where to place the tractor for proper tongue weight. With this ball mount you can move it a little until you have the weight you want. And being easily adjustable makes it the last ball mount I will need! 667289



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The aesthetics of this hitch is top notch. The material is light but the hitch is not lightweight. Changing the height of the ball is quick and simple and once in place, is secured by lock and key. The scale assures that the load is in the correct position on the trailer. Awesome product from an awesome company. 659425



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Bought this product because I wanted to make sure that I did not exceed the tongue weight of my trailer and to better gauge the weight distribution in the trailer as well. The product is well made and designed and works extremely well. It is relatively easy to install on your hitch and the scale is easy to read as well. I highly recommend this product to anyone who tows a trailer...it will definitely give you peace of mind knowing that your trailer weight is properly distributed. 641142



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Great product 639703



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Just recieved the item, so it is tough to do a solid review. Set up was easy and it seems super solid. Ill test it out eventually. Interested to see how the scale works when I hook it up. 637658



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Excellent product that works well. 635540



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this appears to be very good quality 629126



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I really like this Hitch. I was able to fine tune the adjustment and now my trailer sits perfectly level. Before I could get it close but now its perfect. I have an enclosed construction trailer with cabinets built in to hold my tools. When I add tools and materials, it changes the load. It had started to pull a little funny, and i assumed the load was not distributed like it needs to be. I figured that I maybe had too much tongue weight. I went to the scales and weighed the total weight of the trailer and then got the weigh safe and realized that I didn't have enough weight on the tongue. Now I just have to rearrange my cargo and it will pull perfect again. It is very nice to have the weigh safe, it takes the guess work out. 615128



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Superior quality. Expert design. 613563



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This system may not be the least expensive, but some things you just pay for because they are well designed and you know they will work. My old system worked well, but have a new truck, no lift and a new boat...big, heavy Cobalt. When you consider the investment you have in your vehicle and your boat, the expense of this hitch should just be considered insurance. This is rated at much more than I need. The scale is invaluable for making sure tongue weight is proper. This is light and strong and of course its new, but this is well designed and engineered with good fit, finish and materials. I like the stainless balls too. Get so tired of seeing the rust all the time on these. Maybe it does no impair the function, but that looks lousy. I shopped a long time to find a system that looked great, was of good design and flat out worked and this does. This is a value add addition. Just get it, install it and know this is one less failure point you have to worry about. 613227



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Very happy with these products. Super easy to install. 610952



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The product worked as advertised. As the trailer was getting loaded with gravel I was able to monitor the tongue weight and tell the worker to load the trailer further aft to prevent exceeding the tongue weight limit. The trailer never fishtails because the weight is properly distributed. Love it! 606159



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this is an awesome product. since receiving it we have used it on all of our trucks to make sure we are using the proper ball and hitch set up for each or our trailers. Etrailer products are high quality and reasonably priced. 603364



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Convenient, easy to use and very practical. Great hitch! 589697



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Product arrived quickly and was not damaged in any way. This is made very sturdy, and expect a lot of use from it! 585862



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Received the hitch and it was exactly what I expected. Quality and ease of use. Going to pickup a new trailer so we will see how the scale works for measuring tongue weight. Trailer weighs 1240lbs so expecting the scale to come at 120 to 190 lbs. Scale show 100lbs with nothing on it but expecting it will calibrate one the trailer is connected. Have purchase from eTrailer several times - always get exactly what I ordered never any excuses. Quality stuff. 562706



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Looking back i probably would have just got normal adjustable hitch. And saved some money. It is a very good hitch that being said. 558746



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will review at later date, as UPS had a problem and package failed to arrive prior to departure on vacation(Not your fault) Your service and assistance was top notch 544915



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Received unit in good condition easy to assembly fits nicely measures correctly Have not setup with trailer as yet but looks great an is half the weight of my old unit easy to lift an insert so far great 543128


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  • Comparing 6" Drop and 8" Drop Weigh Safe Ball Mounts to Use on a 2015 Chevy Tahoe
  • It looks like you have half of the information needed to choose a ball mount with the correct Rise or Drop for your towing application. To know exactly what you need you will need to measure the height of the bottom of your trailer coupler when it is on level ground. You will then subtract the height of your coupler from the 23 inches that you measured from the top of the inside of your hitch receiver on your 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe. With that being said, since the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount...
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  • Recommendation For Reducing Rattle From Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount
  • A great anti-rattle device to remove the rattle from your Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/Built-in Scale, Item # WS6-2, is the sleeve style Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Device, Item # 325-GH-033. I contacted the manufacturer and they are confident that it will fit. Once you put it in place on your ball mount and tighten the set screw you will not have to install it again.
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  • Availability of Weigh Safe System that Includes Weight Distribution
  • The Weigh Safe ball mounts, like part # WS6-2, do not have a Weight Distribution (WD) system that they are compatible with as a WD system will act as the ball mount. If you need to use a WD system then I recommend using a Tongue Weight Scale # 5780 to help make finding your Tongue Weight (TW) much easier. We recommend using a WD system if your trailer weighs more than half the weight of your tow vehicle. If this is the case for you then I highly recommend using a WD system. I really...
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  • Is Platform of Andersen Adjustable Ball Mount Lockable
  • We have a lock kit that will give the Andersen Adjustable ball mount part # AM3410 a locking pin for the adjustment platform and for the hitch pin with the part # AM3492. Since there isn't a version of this ball mount that only has one ball your best option might be Weigh Safe 2 Ball Mount part # WS6-2 which fits the same hitch size, comes with locks for the platform, is aluminum, and can only has one hitch ball that installs on the platform at a time like you are wanting. It also comes...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 41534 Interfere with Spare Tire on a 2005 Chevy Silverado
  • I did some checking and there are no notes or technical bulletins about hitch # 41534 regarding the spare tire on your 2005 Chevy Silverado. We have also not heard any complaints regarding the spare tire. This would mean that the spare tire is not an issue for this trailer hitch! I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. You might also be interested in an adjustable ball mount such as # WS6-2. This ball mount comes with a 2 inch and 2-5/16 inch ball and a built-in...
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  • Anti-Rattle Device Recommendation for Use with Weigh Safe Ball Mount
  • To remove the movement in the hitch between the Weigh Safe # WS6-2 and the hitch opening you would need to use a wedge style anti-rattle like the part # RM-061. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Weigh Safe Ball Mount Replacement Shanks, Anti-Rattle, and Ball Movement
  • Hello and welcome back! There are numerous replacement shanks only for the Weigh Safe ball mounts such as # WS6-2. I have included a link to the various options for you. The shank for the WS6-2 is # DB6-2. Current pricing is available on its product page. Ball mounts are going to rattle, and adjustable ball mounts, being comprised of several pieces, can rattle more so. With that said the ball platform part of the Weigh Safe ball mounts is pretty secure. The 2 pins are of course...
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  • Clearance Dimensions of Weigh Safe # WS6-2 Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Actually, some of the photos Weigh-Safe shows on their website are incorrect, and they're aware of the problem. The shank of the # WS6-2 has two hitch pin holes that are 3-1/8 and 4-1/8 away from the upright as shown in the photo I've edited for you.
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  • Recommended Adjustable Ball Mount for 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • For your 2 inch trailer hitch, there are many adjustable ball mount options. The # LTB6-2 has the dual ball mount platform and the # WS6-2 has the single ball with the integrated scale. The shank and locks on these are identical. The # AM3410 and the # AM3405 are also nearly identical with the greaseless ball being the only difference. This simply has a coating for slightly less friction noise. We don't carry the other options you mentioned so I can't really give you an accurate...
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  • 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2001 Ford F-250
  • Reese, Draw-Tite, and Hidden Hitch are all the same manufacturer so if you wanted to stick with that brand you could use # 41922 which will fit a 2001 Ford F-250 with a standard/step bumper. It is rated for 10,000 pounds gross trailer weight (12,000 when used with weight distribution). The B&W hitch # BWHDRH25230 will also fit models with the standard/step bumper. Since your truck has 16 inch tires and assuming the spare is the same or at least an 18 or smaller then you will not have...
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  • Anti-Rattle Device Recommendation for Use with Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount
  • To remove the movement in the hitch between the Weigh Safe # WS6-2 and the hitch opening you would need to use a wedge style anti-rattle like the part # RM-061. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Can Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount Be Used With Weight Distribution System
  • There are no weight distribution systems designed to be able to use the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount, part # WS6-2. All weight distribution system require a shank and do not attach directly to a ball mount like the # WS6-2. Based on the numbers you mentioned I recommend a weight distribution system like part # C17322. This system has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 1,000 lbs and a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 lbs. The system includes sway control that helps when facing high winds...
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  • Recommended Weigh Safe Ball Mount With Scale For 7000 GVWR Trailer And 2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • I recommend the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 6" Drop, 7" Rise - 10K, # WS6-2. This ball mount has a 10,000 lb capacity and 2 hitch balls that come with the unit. It has a 2 inch ball and a 2-5/16 inch ball so you have the versatility to haul different trailer coupler sizes. If you want a smaller hitch with the nearly all of the same functions, I recommend the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 4" Drop, 5" Rise - 10K, # WS4-2. This does...
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  • How Much Does Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount with Built-In Scale Weigh
  • With either of the balls installed in the Weigh Safe ball mount # WS6-2 it will weigh approximately 15 pounds. I have included a link to a video review of this ball mount for you.
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  • Recommended Weigh Safe Ball Mounts for 2-1/2-Inch and 2-Inch Hitches
  • It is hard to beat the convenience of having a tongue weight (TW) scale built-in to your ball mount. Their aluminum construction means no powder-coat finish to chip off and no worries about rust. The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount with Built-In Scale # WS8-25 will fit the 2-1/2-inch hitch on your 2016 Silverado 2500 and give you a height adjustment range in 1-inch increments from 9-inches of rise down to 8-inches of drop. For your 2012 Silverado 1500's 2-inch hitch you can select one of...
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  • Weigh Safe Ball Mount Recommendations for a 2015 Ram 1500
  • If the 10 inch drop version of the Weigh Safe ball mount is too much then I recommend the 8 inch model, # WS8-2 for a 2 inch hitch or # WS8-25 for a 2-1/2 inch hitch. It will provide more vertical adjustment than the 6 inch model but won't hang down quite as low as the 10. If you have multiple trailers now then you can measure the coupler height by making them level and measuring from the ground to the bottoms of the couplers. Compare that to the hitch measurement from the ground to...
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  • How to Get a 2015 Toyota Highlander to Sit Level While Towing
  • Right off the bat it sounds like you will be needing a weight distribution system for your 2015 Toyota Highlander to ensure level towing. You can get a ball mount with a larger rise to level out the trailer, but that won't help level your Highlander. What a weight distribution (WD) system does is help to keep all of the weight of the trailer from forcing the rear end of your car down. This can be very dangerous because it can raise the front end of your vehicle, like you mentioned, which...
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  • Will Aluminum Weigh Safe Ball Mount Corrode When Used With Steel Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • We have not had anyone give us negative feedback about the use of a Weigh Safe ball mount in a steel trailer hitch receiver. The best way to prevent the corrosion is to remove the ball mount when you are not towing. We have had people use a small amount of grease like part # L11402 to inhibit any corrosion.
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  • Scale Recommendation for Determining Trailer Tongue Weight
  • A much easier method for determining tongue weight would be to use the scale # 5780. If you check out the video I attached you can see how this would be used. I also attached a help article on determining tongue weight. Trying to use the # WS6-2 without a tow vehicle to determine tongue weight would be overly complicated and borderline unsafe. The # 5780 is designed for what you are trying to do so there would be not comparison. It would be a much better solution.
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  • Compatibility of Weigh Safe 2 Inch Ball Mount with Reducer Sleeve and 2-1/2 Inch Receiver for Trip
  • The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 6" Drop, 7" Rise - 10K # WS6-2 will work fine in a 2-1/2 inch hitch with a reducer like the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2" # C45405. The aluminum shank will work fine with the powder coated reducer sleeve. If you were using for a longer time than one trip, I'd recommend moving to the 2-1/2 inch shank but for your trip this combination will work fine. You may want to consider using the Locking Dual Pin Assembly...
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  • How to Determine the Drop Needed for a Ball Mount on a 2017 Ford F-250 to Pull a Husky TS
  • When trying to determine what kind of Rise or Drop you will need to ensure that your towing setup is level there are 2 measurements that you will need to take; one for your hitch height and one for your coupler height. For your hitch height you will want to make sure that your 2017 Ford F-250 is sitting on level ground and then you want to measure from the bottom of the ground to the top of the receiver opening on your hitch. To determine your coupler height you will want to make...
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  • Replacement Keys for WS6-2 Ball Mount
  • We do not have replacement key options as they are not offered by the manufacturer, but we do have the assembly with keys available in the Replacement Locking Dual Pin Assembly # WS03 or the Locking Dual Pin Assembly and Hitch Pin Set # WS06.
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  • Recommendation on an Aluminum Adjustable Ball Mount with a 2-5/16 Inch Ball
  • I have a solution for you. The Weigh Safe 2 Inch Hitch, # WS6-2, is an aluminum constructed ball mount that includes interchangeable 2 and 2-5/16 inch trailer hitch balls. The ball mount has a max drop of 6 inches and a max rise of 7 inches. This Weigh Safe ball mount includes a built-in tongue weight scale and is made in the USA. For a little more economical ball mount, I like the Weigh Safe 180 Hitch, # LTB6-2. This ball mount uses a 180-degree ball head that has both a 2 inch...
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  • Are there Stainless Steel or Aluminum Ball Mounts
  • There have been stainless steel ball mounts in the past but they were pricey so aluminum is the way to go now. Aluminum offers corrosion resistance, lighter weight, and a lower cost compared to stainless steel so it would make a good option for you. I have included a link to the right to the aluminum ball mounts we carry. I have also included a link to a help article that covers how to measure to get a ball mount with the proper rise or drop needed to tow a trailer level. Aluminum...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount For 2 Inch Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • I recommend an adjustable ball mount for almost all applications. This will allow you to adjust the ball for various trailer heights and in most cases have a 2 inch and a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball to fit different couplers. One of my favorites is Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 6" Drop, 7" Rise - 10K, # WS6-2, because it is a billet aluminum shank with a stainless steel hitch ball that can change out. The hitch has a locking mechanism for securing the hitch ball and...
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  • Accuracy of Scale on Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale
  • I spoke with my contact at Weigh Safe regarding the 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-in Scale # WS6-2 that you referenced in your question. She did state that a while back there was an issue with a small percentage of the gauges on this unit, and this may have caused the issue that you mentioned with an inaccurate scale reading. She did confirm that this has since been resolved and they even switched manufacturers because of it. You should not have any issue with the scale on this ball mount. This...
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  • Does the Weigh Safe Ball Mount part # WS6-2 Come with a 2-5/16 inch Ball
  • Yes, the Weigh Safe Ball Mount part # WS6-2 that you referenced comes with a 2 inch and a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • What is the Correct Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount for 2017 Mercedes Sprinter 3500?
  • If the top of your hitch receiver is 19 inches, you can use the Weigh Safe, # WS6-2. The distance between the top of the two-inch ball and the top of the hitch receiver will be just about four inches in its lowest position, or 15 inches from the ground. The mount is adjustable in one-inch increments, so choose the setting which puts you at 16 or 17 inches and you will be fine. The Weigh Safe # WS8-2 will also work for you, though as you mentioned, ground clearance would be more of an...
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  • Can Weigh Safe Ball Mount # WS6-2 be Used in Rise Position
  • Yes, you can use the Weigh Safe Ball Mount # WS6-2 in the upside down or rise position. When inverted this can provide up to 7 inches of rise.
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