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Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 10K

Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" 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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Weigh Safe. Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 10K part number WS8-2 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Weigh Safe Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Drop - 8 Inch
  • Rise - 9 Inch
  • Two Balls
  • Class IV
  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • Weigh Safe
  • Aluminum Shank
  • Built-In TW Scale
  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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 between hitch pin holes: 1-1/8"
  • 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: 9-5/8"
  • Maximum drop: 8"
  • Maximum rise: 9"
  • 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.

WS8-2 Weigh-Safe Trailer Hitches with Tongue Weight Gauge - 2" x 2-5/16" Ball Combo - 8 Inch Drop - 2 Inch Hitches

Item # WS8-2

Video of Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" 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 - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 10K - WS8-2

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (690 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.

- WS8-2

By far the best hitch I have ever laid my eyes on. The design is great, easy to use and most importantly the quality is superb. In this case you definitely get what you pay for. Highly recommend. Thanks etrailer for another quality product. 236344

I have used this hitch many times now and it has been great. I dont expect Ill ever need anything else.
Steven L - 01/28/2017


- WS8-2

Product came right on time. Looks to be very high quality. It’s as beautiful as a trailer hitch can be. I will write a follow up review in one month after I’ve towed with it some. I tow a 7,500 lb trailer around town every day. 525428

- WS8-2

I drive a Wrangler with a low tongue weight limit. This WeighSafe hitch makes tongue weight easily readable. It's not cheap, but I like the use of non-corrosive materials and thick aluminum parts. The balls are solid stainless steel, not just chromed like cheaper hitches. I bought the optional 1-7/8 ball so I can travel with all three sizes. I have had many people ask "what's that gauge on your hitch", It's fun to answer that it's a live tongue weight measurement. 772690

- WS8-2

A little pricey but so far I love it. I could usually guess close enough for tongue weight but this takes the guessing out of it. 764306

- WS8-2

I’ve constantly been using this unit for a year. Best trailer hitch ever. Everything still functions like it was brand new, scale still works great, easy switch between ball units, super secure. I highly recommend this trailer hitch. 762411

- WS8-2

Poor craftsmanship. The pins broke loose. Everything wobbles and feels horrible when you’re hauling something. 748854

- WS8-2

Worked OK at first. The scale is off a great deal at the lower weights. Eventually play in both the ball mount slide and receiver locations increased. My guess is that any play will increase with aluminum equipment. The changeout of position and ball size is very easy though. 747476

- WS8-2

I wanted the Weigh Safe Ball Mount so I could stop guessing what the tongue weight was. Now I can tow with confidence that my trailer is properly loaded and balanced. The unit is obviously well-made and heavy-duty. My only complaint is that since there are so many "moving parts" (the receiver bar, the ball mount, and the ball) the whole assembly is loose. This causes a lot of movement and noise while towing. Nevertheless, the looseness doesn't seem to affect towing performance. 739513

- WS8-2

I ordered this Weigh Safe 8inch drop hitch on 12/20/19 and it arrived on 12/24/19. Perfect timing in order to have it for Christmas. Haven't used it yet as I am waiting for Christmas Day. Let you all know when I start using it. Thank you etrailer.com 734144

- WS8-2

Just received these items. Seemingly very high quality 724467

- WS8-2

It’s been a great hitch so far. No complaints, easy to adjust, switch balls and very light weight. 720249

- WS8-2

Looks great I have yet to use it but it’s the only hitch I will ever need now 703779

- WS8-2

I just received, Looks everything OK 700007

- WS8-2

Beautiful hitch, just wish I knew it did not come with a locking pin. 694702

- WS8-2

This is a great hitch. It is very well made and should last a lifetime. The color and material are great. The hitch is heavy and made strong. The balls of the hitch fit my trailer tongue perfect. Need a hitch this is the one you should get. When you hook your trailer to it you see the weight of your trailer tongue right on the hitch. 693097

- WS8-2

I had to tow a jeep with an F150 truck. The jeep had a 6 inch lift and a receiver mounted on top of the front bumper. I did not have a receiver hitch tall enough to take the angle off the tow bar. A freind loaned me his Weight Safe hitch and I was impressed with how versatile it was. I imediately order one. 674200

- WS8-2

Great heavy duty hitch Towed a 25 ft boat from Jersey to Pgh 659391

- WS8-2

I purchased this hitch because I only want to carry one hitch in my truck for all of my needs. This is the product for that need. I have been asked where I got this hitch from everyone that sees it (not exaggerating). The weight scale is a plus as well. I would highly recommend this product. 652141

- WS8-2

This hitch was beyond my expectations. Having just received it, I have not had the opportunity to test it. But the quality leave me no doubt it will perform better than expected. Initially I ordered the wrong size, but one phone call and Adrianna sent me the shipping label and had my new hitch on the way, which arrived in just 2 days. I shop here because of the excellent products and customer service. 647395

- WS8-2

Showed up super fast, was really easy to set up and get installed, and seems like a beast of a hitch! 617430

Still great after a year!
Scott - 04/06/2020


- WS8-2

This trailer hitch is the best thing I have purchased for my motorhome. I felt it was important to know the tongue weight of my tow dolly with my toad. I purchased this for that reason and it has worked perfectly. The folks at etrailer are so helpful and nice. They answer every question and point out some things that I overlooked. 613598

- WS8-2

OUTSTANDING, beautiful workmanship, perfect fit and finish. Adjustable ball mount comes comes with lock standard. The reason I purchased was due to the fact that there is not a ball that hangs below ball mount which saves about 2 inches or so. The reason I purchased from etrailer was due to their prices, in store availability, and awesome shipping (3 days). BTW Product made in USA. 612766

- WS8-2

Excellent customer support. Web site was easily navigatable. I had a self induced order issue which customer service quickly resolved. I will certainly use this company again. 611802

- WS8-2

It was easy to put together and to adjust after I had it together. I love that it has a gauge for the tongue weight and that the balls are interchangeable. Bought for my 2019 GMC Yukon. Side note for anyone else with this vehicle - I underestimated the height of the receiver. It's 24" high and I might have to buy the 10" drop. (I'll buy this model again.) Measure your trailer carefully! 607315

- WS8-2

I am liking this product very munch. It was easy to install and looks good on my truck. I have attached pics so you can see this hitch and other etrailer products 569699

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Ask the Experts about this Weigh Safe Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • 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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  • What Causes the Dual Locking Hitch Pins On the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mounts To Break
    In order to replace the dual locking hitch pins on a Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount like part # WS8-2 you will need to use the Replacement Locking Dual Pin Assembly part # WS03 or the Locking Dual Pin Assembly and Hitch Pin Set part # WS06 if you want to make sure to match all the locks. I spoke with Weigh Safe about the dual hitch pins breaking and they informed me that it could be an issue with the pin alignment due to the holes becoming oblong therefore the solution would be a new platform,...
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  • Can Weigh Safe Ball Mount be Used With Weight Distribution System
    The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS8-2 cannot be used with weight distribution because weight distribution systems need a shank and will not attach to a ball mount; I have added a help article on weight distribution systems for you to check out which I highly recommend taking a look at. In order to choose the best weight distribution system you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight...
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  • Distance from Shank Top to Bottom of Ball Mount in Lowest Position for Weigh Safe 8" Drop Ball Mount
    On the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS8-2 the distance from the top of the shank to the bottom most part of the ball mount when in the lowest position is approximately 10-1/2 inches.
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  • Weigh Safe Ball Mount With Scale To Fit 3 Inch Shank
    I have confirmed that we have the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale, # WS8-3 available. This is an 8 inch drop hitch compatible with your Ford Super Duty Hitch with 3 inch receiver opening.
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  • Dimensions Of Weigh Safe Ball Mount With Built In Scale # WS8-2 And # WS10-2 For Needed Clearance
    On the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 10K, # WS8-2, There is a distance of 8-3/8 inches from the center of the nearest pin hole to the center of the ball and 9-1/2 inches from the center of the furthest pin hole to the center of the ball. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rise, you will have 3 inches and 4-1/4 inches from the further pin hole. On the # WS10-2 you will have the same measurements as the closer...
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  • Recommendation for an Adjustable Ball Mount with a 8 Inch Drop and 2 inch and 1-7/8 inches Balls
    I have a great solution for you. I recommend the Weigh-Safe Adjustable Ball Mount # WS8-2 with the Weigh-Safe 1-7/8 inches ball # WSB-L. The nice thing about this adjustable ball mount is that you can have a 8 inch drop or 9 inch rise and it has a built in scale. I also know that with a large drop the adjustable ball mounts can encounter bottoming out when a ball is mounted on the bottom. With the Weigh-Safe because the ball is only mounted on one side if you use the full drop you won't...
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  • Is there Clearance on the Shank of a Weigh Safe Ball Mount to Install a Rock Tamer Mudflap
    The Rock Tamers like the part # ERT00108 require at least 1 inch of space on the shank of the ball mount. We had a customer come back and say they had enough clearance to use their Rock Tamer mudflap system with a Weight Safe Ball Mount like the part # WS8-2 so this would work well for you.
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  • Will Scale Wear Out of Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale # WS8-2
    The scale in the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale # WS8-2 was designed for the roughness associated with driving down the road. The scale would not wear out or become less accurate under normal use.
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  • Total Height of Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale for 2 Inch Hitch with 8 Inch Drop
    The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale part # WS8-2 has a total height of 11". The next smallest we have is the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale part # WS6-2 which has a total height of 9".
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  • Selecting a Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount for Towing Multiple Trailers
    Any trailer that is light on tongue weight (TW) or that is out of level, with the tongue being high when hitched, will tend to exhibit more sway than a level trailer or one that has a TW in the range of 12 to 15-percent of the GTW. For towing short distances this may not concern you but having a trailer level means easier towing, no way around that. Adjustable ball mounts like the Weigh Safe # WS6-2 and # WS8-2 are ideal for instances where you want flexibility to tow multiple trailers...
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  • Pin Hole Dimensions for the Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount part # WS8-2
    On the Weigh Safe ball mount part # WS8-2 the closest pin hole measures 3-1/8 to the back of the upright portion of the ball mount and the further pin hole measures 4-1/8 inches.
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  • Availability of Aluminum Adjustable Ball Mount With Long Shank
    We do offer an adjustable ball mount that has a longer shank, but Fastway doesn't offer anything longer than the 4-1/2 inches provided by the # DTSTBM6800-2S. Weigh safe offers a similar ball mount with a 8 inch maximum drop and a 9 inch maximum rise with a 10K capacity, part # WS8-2. The maximum distance between the hitch pin hole and the point where the shank takes the downward angle is 6 inches, as shown in the photo I've provided. The ball mount features a built-in tongue weight...
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  • Can Weigh Safe Ball Mount Shank Be Used with Weight Distribution System
    The Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66074 that you referenced will not work with the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS8-2. The hitch ball with scale would not physically fit the head for the system and the adjustment holes on the shank itself don't match up with the bracket attachment if you were to remove the ball. This will be the case with any weight distribution system. For a similar drop and rise measurement you will want to add the Curt Weight Distribution Shank #...
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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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  • 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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  • Availability of Adjustable Ball Mount Rated for 10K
    The adjustable ball mount part you referenced offers a 6-inch rise or drop and has a black powder coat finish. Although we do not carry this brand we do offer similar adjustable ball mounts like the 3-ball MaxxTow # MT70197 that provides the same rise and drop as the Trimax you referenced. If you wanted a polished billet aluminum ball mount with a built-in tongue weight scale you might like the Weigh Safe # WS8-2. This includes a 2-5/16-inch ball rated for 10K and a 2-inch rated for...
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  • Replacement Weigh Safe Ball Mount When Switching Hitch Size from 2.5 inch to 2 inch
    The ball mount platforms of the Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mounts are different widths based on whether or not they were intended for a 2 inch hitch or a 2-1/2 inch hitch so you'd need an all new ball mount setup. The part # WS01 is the platform that fits the 2 inch hitch and the part # WS01-5 fits the 2.5 inch hitch shanks. So what you'd need is the part # WS8-2 for a new ball mount with the same 8 inches of drop that fits your new 2 inch hitch size.
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  • Will Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/Scale for 2-1/2" Hitches Item # WS8-25 Fit a Class IV Trailer Hitch
    Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 14.5K Item # WS8-25 is designed to fit 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver openings which is what is on most Class V trailer hitches. A Class IV hitch will likely have a 2 inch receiver. If you do have a 2 inch receiver opening then the comparable ball mount is # WS8-2.
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation for 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500 with 3 inch Lift
    If you went with an adjustable ball mount that had about 8 inches of drop you'd have your bases covered for the most part. Some trailers are as low as 17 inches and some around 20. But it really does just depend on what you plan to tow. The Weigh Safe Ball Mount part # WS10-25 would work if you had a 2-1/2 inch hitch as it has a 10 inch drop, but if you have a 2 inch hitch instead you'd want the # WS8-2 most likely as it instead has a drop of 8 inches and fits a 2 inch hitch.
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