1. Trailer Hitch Ball Mount
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  4. Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  5. Drop - 8 Inch
  6. Rise - 9 Inch
Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 18.5K

Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 18.5K

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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 18,500 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 - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 18.5K part number WS8-25 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 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Drop - 8 Inch
  • Rise - 9 Inch
  • Weigh Safe
  • Two Balls
  • Class V
  • 18500 lbs GTW
  • 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 18,500 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: 18,500 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.



WS8-2.5 Weigh-Safe Trailer Hitches with Tongue Weight Gauge - 2" x 2-5/16" Ball Combo - 8 Inch Drop - 2-1/2 Inch Hitches

Item # WS8-25






Customer Reviews

Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 18.5K - WS8-25

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (785 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 18,500 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.

- WS8-25
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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



- WS8-25
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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



- WS8-25
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Overall I think the product is good. However, I was extremely surprised that the hitch did not include a post to connect the hitch to the truck. Product is expensive. 665803


Comments
As we mention in the product description, the hitch pin or locking hitch pin is not included.
-- Mike L - 07/05/2019

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- WS8-25
by:

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



- WS8-25
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After only 3 months of use the lock on the height adjustment pin was so corroded it no longer worked. I purchased the aluminum and stainless product thinking it would hold up better in the elements. It did not. 323837



- WS8-25
by:

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



- WS8-25
by:

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



- WS8-25
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Great service and product 870752



- WS8-25
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Great idea 856229



- WS8-25
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This is a lightweight and amazing product and well worth the money. Its great for hooking up and quickly balancing the weight in trailers. Probably have 5000 miles with it already and has'nt worn at all. 843142



- WS8-25
by:

Better than I expected. The quality and surface finish on all of the parts is outstanding! The functionality is really smart. Love it! 827797



- WS8-25
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Haven’t been able to use it yet, but looks great seems to be well built and was shipped quickly. 825757



- WS8-25
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Had it for a year now. I pull utility trailers full of tools, dump trailers full of shingles.... switch balls and grab my boat for the weekend. I love how it adjusts so each of my trailers for a level ride. Don’t waste your money on other products like I did. This is a jamb up truck hitch. 818719



- WS8-25
by:

Phenomenal customer service. 10 out of 10 on product quality and value. I have been an etrailer customer for 12 years. It is the only place I will buy these type of products. Keep up the great work. 820969



- WS8-25
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I have only used it a couple of times & it seems that the scale no longer works. 800387



- WS8-25
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I've had this for a year and I really like it, I'll never haul without it from now on. I find it amazing how overloaded some guys run their hitches on a regular basis. I rent equipment frequently and just a few days ago they loaded up a dumpbed and skid steer and there was 2500 pounds on my scale, I saw that he had been hauling it with a system that was rated far less than my commercial duty setup (another great purchase from etrailer). I love the ease of use and the looks and function. The only issues I have are the shank gets pretty beat up in the receiver and I wish they would offer a matching hitch lock so I don't need 2 keys. 790726



- WS8-25
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Great product! As advertised! 791910



- WS8-25
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works great, 785156



- WS8-25
by:

It looks great and fits nicely. 776181



- WS8-25
by:

Great service for my phone order and the weigh safe ball mount I bought looks like excellent quality ... very happy 765723



- WS8-25
by:

If you own multiple trailers and haul different cargo, THIS IS YOUR HITCH!! By knowing the tongue weight you can balance the load for a smooth ride. After owning my boat for 6 years, I found it had virtually no tongue weight. Now it tows like a dream. I also like that I can adjust the height for each of my trailers with just one receiver 762673



- WS8-25
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Very happy with the drop hitch. Received the product within a couple of day from when I placed the order. Beautiful finish on the hitch. Hitch was in great condition. All components were very well packaged for shipping and there was no damage to the product. Very happy with it so far. Big test will be when I pick up my new travel trailer and put it to the test. 749238



- WS8-25
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Really like this setup. Highly recomme nded 749114



- WS8-25
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Just received it today and unpackaged the item. It was very well packaged and a real high quality item. Can’t wait to try it this weekend. 745793



- WS8-25
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Excellent product. Offers the flexibility to match our divers towing needs and the weight scale is so helpful in setting up the trailers in those different situations. 740179


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