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Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 14.5K

Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 14.5K

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  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Class V
  • 14500 lbs GTW
  • Drop - 8 Inch
  • Rise - 9 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 WS8-25 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 - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 14.5K. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.


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Weigh Safe Ball Mounts - WS8-25

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: 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.



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Video of Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" 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 Ball Mounts - Adjustable Ball Mount - WS8-25 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number WS8-25, this is the Weigh Safe Ball Mount with the built-in scale. Located right here, that's going to give us a diameter of an inch and a half, so it's very easy to read, it's very visible. This ball mount is going to have the included hitch balls. You're going to get a 2 inch ball, and a 2 and 5/16 inch ball, that way you can hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. This is designed for 2 and 1/2 by 2 and 1/2 inch trailer hitches. You can see here this is going to be our shank, this is going to slide into the receiver tube of your hitch.

It's going to use the standard 5/8 inch pin hole, so you're going to line up your pin holes, and install a hitch pin and clip or hitch pin and lock. Those items are sold separately. It's got the nice slant design, so it can easily slide in of and out of the receiver tube of your hitch. . Your hitch ball is going to be where your trailer coupler mounts, that's going to provide a good connection point. The tongue weight scale built into the ball platform is going to help you balance your trailer.

It's going to have a capacity, or be able to read up to 1500 pounds, it's going to promote safe towing, which is going to let you know if your load needs to be adjust before you tow. Very simple operation, once you have this connected to your trailer it's going to automatically provide a measurement every time you couple your trailer to the hitch ball. It's going to be measured in 100 pound increments . Very efficient hassle free design, it's going to eliminate the need for a separate or commercial scale. This also offers a stow-able design, I'll show you how to get to that position. It's going to come with two barrel-style keys, so that's going to be pick resistant, goes into this portion here, give it a quarter of a turn, it's going to allow you to disengage the dual pin.

. So a stow-able design means that this gets flipped around and installs on the back side, so it's actually kind of tucked up underneath your vehicle with your shank in the hitch. You just reinstall your pins, move it to the lock position. While I have it disconnected, you can also use this in either of the drop or rise position, just flip this over to the rise position, install that. It's going to have that adjustable mount design, it's going to let you adjust in increments of 1 inch all the way up and down the shank here. To switch between your hitch balls, it's going to feature a pin here in the back.

Simply just pull that out, then you can swap out the hitch balls . Depending on your application. Very simple to do, very simple system to operate. If we install this at the lowest setting, that's going to give us a maximum drop from the top of the shank to the top of the platform of about 8 inches. With it in the rise position, at the highest setting, measuring the same way from the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform, that's going to give us a maximum rise of 9 inches. Again it is adjustable in increments of 1 inch. Once you have this set where you need it, simply just reinstall your pins, move it to lock position, and that's going to be secured in that mounting position. Again, two keys are included. The adjustable height's a great feature to have, it's going to allow you to tow trailers with different heights and still be able to use the same vehicle. You're going to get 2 different sized hitch balls, this is going to let you tow trailers with different coupler sizes. This is made from a rust proof aluminum construction when it comes to the shank and the mounting platform, so it's going to offer superior strength and durability. It's also going to feature stainless steel hitch balls, those are going to be corrosion resistant. Your hitch pin and clip or hitch pin and lock are going to be sold separately. This product is made in the USA and it's going to come with a limited lifetime warranty. Once again it is designed for 2 and 1/2 inch by 2 and 1/2 inch trailer hitches. The gross towing weight when using the 2 and 5/16 inch ball is going to be 12500 pounds. When using the 2 inch ball, that's going to be reduced to 8000 pounds. The tongue weight for this unit is rated at 1500 pounds. One of the measurements I want to go over with you real quick is measuring from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball. If we do that measurement real quick, that's going to give us a measurement of . Right at 8 and 3/4 of an inch. Again, you can use this in either the drop or rise position, and the bonus about this ball mount, I'm going to bring you a little bit closer so you can see the scale, is that built in scale. You can see here it's going to have a capacity of 1500 pounds, it's going to measure in 100 pound increments, that's just the little notches that are in there. And then it's got the little needle in there so that way you can easily read the rating that it's weighing at. That's going to conclude our review of part number WS8-25, this is the Weigh Safe Ball Mount with built-in scale. .


Customer Reviews

Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 14.5K - WS8-25

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (515 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.

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



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Very satisfied with product, customer service and the supplier. A piece was missing in the box when I received it. I called customer service they in turn contacted the supplier. Whit in 5 minutes the supplier had agreed to overnight the missing part. I received it less than 24 hours from my initial to customer service. The quality and craftsmanship of the product are second to none. And ease of use is very good. 256404



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I received my hitch last night and promptly put it on my truck. I used it to pull a trailer with my skid loader on in anticipation of moving the 10" of snow we are getting. It works great and I like that I now only have to have this hitch and a pintle hitch instead of several receiver hitches! 325536



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Product is very well made. Came in a nice box with foam cut out for each piece. I like that it's adjustable and tells you the tongue weight. Those were the main reasons I went with it. 311017



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This hitch is awesome, it's very well made out of a solid block of aluminium. I really like how you have to change the balls, they lock in place so you need the key to remove, but are easy to change out. The only thing I didn't notice and it's completely my fault is that the shaft that the pin that goes through to connect to the truck receiver is solid, I ordered an anti-rattle pin and was unable to use it because of that. Once again a complete oversight on my part. The hitch itself is awesome and I would order it again. 232120



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I have not used the hitch yet that's why I only gave it 4 stars but so far but it seems very well made and strong enough to to do what ever I need it to do. Fits perfectly of my 2017 RAM 2500 with no issues. The 8" drop looks to be enough since this truck sits pretty high from the factory. I plan to tow my boat and my at some with this. I can't wait to use it. Very easy to use. Very impressed. Don't waste your time with any other hitch. 372447



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Overall excellent hitch. We pull various trailers and is super easy to change height and ball sizes. 251255



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I cannot say enough about this hitch. It looks great, but performs better. It is capable of handling everything my truck can pull (3500 Duramax). It is configured fast and I dont just mean height, but ball size also. I change from 2 to 2 5/16 constantly and with the one key you can adjust size and height in just a minute or two; literally. I get a lot of compliments from rental trailer folks to heavy equipment renters. I fully endorse this to everyone I talk to. You cannot go wrong with this hitch. 484053



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My wife pulls a tandem-axle f9id trailer with our F-250. I KNEW it had a heavy tongue weight, but now know it weighs 1000#. Good to know! I appreciate the craftsmanship, machining, strength, and security it provides, and that it will not look rusty after a few months of use. 493142



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Nice chamfering, excellent machining/milling/deburring. Tolerances are not quite as tight as I'd like them to be, but understand tradeoff between ease of install/setup and prevention of galling, versus slop. It is easy to insert into receiver hitch, ball mount is easily slid onto hitch stem, lock mechanism slides through and locks easily and balls fit easily into socket. Slop/clunk is tolerable when towing, but I would prefer tighter tolerances if possible, especially for the price. It does rattle a bit when unloaded. Scale is fairly accurate. Also for price I wish they provided a padded storage solution for this item, since it is aluminum, keeping it installed in the steel receiver is not a good idea due galvanic corrosion, and just throwing it into the toolbox or a bag could result in a broken scale. I'll have to purchase a box with custom foam inserts to store this to protect it. 358127



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I bought the ball mount for my 2016 Ram 3500, the 8" drop is perfect for the trailers I have. It was delivered in early November, and I have left it on the truck since installation. I love the mount and the built in tongue weight scale. I have a couple words of advice. One, If you have a trailer with smaller tires, under 16" you may want to opt for the 10" drop to keep the trailer level. Two, the ball may get frozen in to the socket. Mine happened to get stuck, instead of banging on it, I just brought it into the house for 5 minutes and that took care of it. Lastly, if you are using the mount during the winter, I would recommend removing the ball and socket and keeping it in the cab after use. The lock on mine didn't care for the salt and sand an became stuck, after a bit of fiddling and WD-40 I was able to get the key to turn the lock again, with the help of a pair of pliers. Since then I keep those in the cab and have had no problems since. I would recommend this to anyone that has a 2.5" receiver. 374102



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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



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Weigh Safe ball mount works great. No complaints about the product. My only complaint is that the item received was evidently a returned item. It was not packages as well as I’m sure it was from the factory. Due to poor packaging the finish of the unit was dull and marked up from sliding around in the card board box. The previous owner wrote in the paperwork of the unit the date they originally purchased it. Was several months prior to me purchasing it. Didn’t appear to be used. Buffing wheel cleaned it up nicely. 459934



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Id give it 3.5 stars if i could. At first I loved it. The scale is SUPER convenient. What i dont like is the enormous amount of slop in the hitch. i had to put shimes in to fix. It was excessive when 10,000 lbs is on it. I am also not to thrilled about the 2 aluminum pins that ALL of the weight is sitting on. Also the aluminum hitch showed some maring after one 8,000lbs load and one 10,000 lbs load....the very first 2 loads i used it for. More maring than i am comfortable with. I will still use it being i spent over $300 for this setup :( 382836



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Fast shipping, excellent product. Rugged and well engineered. Well worth the money spent! 562160



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This adjustable height hitch is amazing, extremely well made quality fit and finish is second to none.when I hook up to this hitch I can go down the road in confidence that the hitch won't fail 561585



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Everything came and delivered just fine I'm quite pleased Thank you. 557188



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Just received today. Very nice. Especially like the feature of the turnaround ball to avoid shin knocking. LOL. Quality merchandise. Will not hesitate to refer this product to anyone. 545159



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This is a very good quality made produc t. 428303


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Scale works great. Easy to change balls. Very happy with the product

Andy D - 09/04/2018

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Delivery was fast, and product was pakage very well and complete as ordered..very easy to use, will purchase more from tis vendor... 603564



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Awesome Product, Great Quality Pricey but worth every penny. 602638



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Excellent Product, description was spot on. Packaged well. 586300



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great product!!! has held up for many trips at almost max capacity on tongue weight. I recommend getting your hitch pin keyed the same as the adjustment pin lock. I wouldn't change a thing about it, highly recommend it. 577161



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All I can say is awesome product.. thank you guys for developing such a great hitch.. 542110



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Hitch is very well made and should be helpful pulling different trailers. I expected a scale that had colors in different weight ranges, this one was plain. Doesn't matter for those who pull trailers a lot, but would be helpful for those who are starting. Will test the accuracy of the gauge, once I have a trailer loaded and get to a certified Cat scale. 527716



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Great customer service ! I would DEFINITELY buy from erailer again ! 509790



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Just got it looks great went together easy and was in use in an hour 506110



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Great service. Love the simplicity of this heavy duty hitch! etrailer is definitely my go- to-on-line shop for my truck! 506078



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Very well made. While it cost more than a standard hitch, it has much more to offer. No more guessing if you have 10 to 15 percent of you load on the tongue. It feels like you bought a peace of mind. 504248



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Fast delivery & a very reliable hitch!!! Definitely will recommend people to purchase from here. 495466



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Great quality! 494708



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Great product! Easy to use. Very helpful when loading/unloading to maintain proper weight distribution 493126



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I’ve been using my hitch for almost a year now to tow everything from a rental trailer to a 30’ TT. This hitch has performed as I had hoped and I have not had any problems with it. The weight guage gives me added piece of mind and I like the adjustability of the hitch. 488170



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Versatile and well made. Looking forward to many years of happy towing 487531



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Haven’t trailered anything yet but the built quality is excellent and the finish is perfect. I can’t wait to tow something! 486826



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Looks amazing, can't wait to try it out! 479845



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I'm very happy with the purchase. Came as advertised with a nice storage box. 471584



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Very happy with the product and the service. Thanks 471443



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Product exactly as described and works great. Would definitely recommend etrailer to anyone looking for trailer parts or acessories. Thanks Again. 469127



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Very nice looking product and can't wait to use it this weekend. Will see how it performs. Don't expect to have any issues with it. 467603



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It looks great on my truck. I guess we will see how well it works this weekend since I'm now a driver for three Mardi Gras parades. It came well packaged and very fast. 467500



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Been use this for a year now tow my 7000 lb boat that with the tongue weight indicator that works just wonderfully also towd my flatbed trailer which has a 2-inch ball and a super simple to switch between ball sizes would highly recommend this product 454506


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Sold truck now well not fit on my 2 receiver

TIM N - 11/24/2018

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I've hauled with this hitch many miles and it has been great. It has leveled out my trailers and made them pull much better than before. 452816


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This hitch is still preforming great. Ive recently purchased a taller truck and had to the ball a couple of notches. My trailers are still pulling great. This hitch has not disappointed me.

Dennis - 11/17/2018

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Looks and works great! 451994



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Product works very well . I pull trailers a couple times a week and its nice to know how much tongue weight is on truck / trailer so you can adjust your loads and know its adjusted right the first time . Great product 451600



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I wish the second ball was a 7/8” ball common not a 2” ball. I’ve never used a 2” ball. I had to buy a 7/8” ball and the 2” ball is a paper weight. 450015



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Ordered two and they work great. etrailer did a great job getting everything out to me very fast, great service. 448914



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Killer hitch, excellent quality, packaged very well and fits well. 443112



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It looks great and the quality is high. etrailer has been the best company that I've ordered from. 438648



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This is an extremely well engineered product. The Weigh Safe ball mount hitch was easy to put together, and will allow for quick adjustments when going from my dump trailer to my enclosed cargo trailers. The scale will only add to the safety when towing heavy loads, so I can make adjustments to distribute the weight safely. Great well made product!! 436913


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  • Would the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS8-25 Drag Ground on a 2015 Ford F-350
  • For most situation 8-1/2 inches of ground clearance would be adequate. But if you do found yourself in a tight situation you would have to either remove the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS8-25 or find a creative way to approach the change in elevation without dragging the ball mount. The ball mount is made of aluminum which does not corrode and the balls of it are made of stainless steel which is about as corrosion resistant as you can get. I attached a review video for you to check...
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  • Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation for 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • Sounds like you need an adjustable Weigh Safe Ball Mount for a 2-1/2 inch hitch that can do at least a 5 inch drop. The part # WS8-25 you referenced matches everything except it has an 8 inch drop which may be a bit longer than you'd want. The part # WS6-25 instead might be a better option as it has a drop of up to 6 inches instead.
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  • Availability of Adjustable Ball Mount for 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • We offer adjustable ball mounts for both 2-inch and 2-1/2-inch hitches, such as the 2-1/2-inch Class V hitch from Curt # C15802, which fits your 2017 Ford F-350 pickup. The linked page displays all 2-1/2-inch adjustable ball mounts which are all multi-ball types. You can click on the filters on the page to select the amount of rise or drop you need and to select your preferred material, steel or aluminum. We also offer ball mounts from Weigh Safe that have built-in tongue weight scales,...
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  • Weigh Safe Ball Mount with Scale Operation and Scale Replacement if Necessary
  • On the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 14.5K # WS8-25 you asked about the built in scale will move slightly with every bump in the road as the weight shifts from the axles to the tongue and back the other way. The scale is incredibly well built and I have yet to hear of one wearing out because it consists of a hydraulic piston and a bed of oil. The ball mount has a limited lifetime warranty from the manufacturer and the scale gauge has a 1...
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  • Recommended Adjustable Ball Mount For 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Receivers
  • We do not have the Andersen 2-1/2 inch adjustable ball mount but I do have a solution for you. I recommend the Weigh Safe Ball mount. The ball mounts we offer for a 2-1/2 inch receiver opening have a weight capacity of 14,500-lbs. The great feature for these ball mounts is the built-in tongue weight scale that helps make sure you know what the tongue weight is regardless of the load. For a ball mount that has a 6 inch drop or 7 inch rise the ball mount I recommend is part # WS6-25. If...
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  • Recommended Weigh Safe Ball Mount For 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • I recommend you use the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 14.5K # WS8-25 for your 2016 Ford F-350. This will still give you about 10-3/4 inches clearance from the ground based on 21-1/4 inches from the bottom of your receiver. That will be plenty of space and will give you more adjustability options. I recommend using the Locking Dual Pin Assembly and Hitch Pin Set for 180 Hitch and Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mounts - Keyed Alike # WS06. This will...
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation for 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • For your hitch height of 22-1/4 inches the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS8-25 would be a great option. It basically would cover trailer heights between 14-1/4 inches and 22-1/4 inches which is going to cover nearly anything you'll need to tow. This comes with a 2 inch ball like you need plus a 2-5/16 inch ball which is the other (more) popular ball size for trailers. This would be your best option that would allow you to basically never need another ball mount.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System And Ball Mount For 2017 Ram 2500 SRW
  • If your 2017 Ram 3500 has a 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver, I recommend the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 14.5K # WS8-25 to give you an accurate read of the trailer tongue weight. This is a very durable hitch that is corrosion resistant and easy to use. I recommend the Locking Dual Pin Assembly and Hitch Pin Set for 180 Hitch and Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mounts - Keyed Alike # WS06 to secure your investment to your vehicle and let you use one key. To...
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  • How to Determine Trailer Tongue Weight
  • Determining Trailer Tongue Weight In order to select the correct components to safely tow your trailer, you need to know its tongue weight. This is the weight that the fully loaded trailer exerts downward on the hitch ball of the tow vehicle. If you don't know the tongue weight of your trailer, there are several different ways you can determine it. 1.Tongue weight scale 2.Weigh Safe ballmount 3.Bathroom scale 4.Commercial scale Remember, if you intend to use a weight distribution...
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  • Will the Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Work with Weigh Safe Ball Mount?
  • The Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Clamp for 2-1/2" Hitch Receivers # 325-GH-063 will work well as long as you have the between 7/8 inch and 1/2 inch between the receiver collar and the drop shank. The Anti-Rattle will wedge between the mount and the receiver for a snug fit. The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 14.5K # WS8-25 has enough room on most applications for this even though the shank is close as you stated with certain hitch receivers. I've...
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  • Ball Mount with 8-Inches of Drop for Use in 2-1/2-Inch Hitch
  • We can offer you a choice of fixed and adjustable type ball mounts in your required 2-1/2-inch size that give you the 8-inches of drop. You can see all on the linked page. For a fixed ball mount you can use Draw-Tite # 45291. Be sure to choose a hitch ball that has the correct 1-1/4-inch diameter shank to fit this, such as 2-5/16-inch ball # C40030. If you prefer a multi-ball adjustable mount you might consider the Weigh Safe # WS8-25.
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  • Measurements Of Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch
  • On the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale # WS10-25, the measurement from the top of the shank to the end point of the actual hitch ball, (not the ball holder) is 9". The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale # WS8-25, the measurement from the top of the shank to the end point of the actual hitch ball, (not the ball holder) is 7".
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  • Does Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale Have Keyed-Alike Feature
  • The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale, part # WS8-25 uses a unique barrel type key and unfortunately does not have the keyed-alike feature. To secure the ball mount to your trailer hitch I recommend part # RH5-XL. This locking pin will work with 2-inch and 2-1/2 inch trailer hitches. It has a 5/8 inch diameter steel pin that is double chrome plated to help resist rust. This also includes a coverd key slot to keep dirt and moisture out of the lock.
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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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  • Ball Mount With 8 Inch Drop That Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • There is a solution for you but the hitch balls cannot be removed on the Action Accessories Adjustable 2-Ball Mount HL17203. Instead I recommend using the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS8-25 which also fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch and provides 8 inches of drop but will allow you to use the 2 inch hitch ball only. I've added links to a pair of video reviews of this ball mount for you to take a look at.
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  • Adjustable 2-1/2-Inch Ball Mount for 2013 GMC Sierra HD
  • Thank you for your photo showing that the top of the receiver opening on your 2013 Sierra's 2-1/2-inch hitch is at 21-inches above ground level. I cannot see the height of the level trailer but I would guesstimate it is roughly 6 to 8-inches lower than the truck based on what I can see of your ball mount. You can check out our range of 2-1/2-inch adjustable ball mounts on the page I linked for you. The linked help article will show you how to determine how much drop you need. If you'd...
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