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Sherline Tools - 5780


Features:

  • Easy to read gauge shows both pounds and kilograms
  • Sturdy, metal construction with a non-slip, hard rubber base
  • A trailer tongue weight scale is a great tool used to make sure:
    • Your trailer hitch is not being overloaded
    • Your trailer is loaded properly - typically 10-15 percent of the total trailer weight should be the tongue weight
    • You have the right weight distribution system for your vehicle and trailer
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Capacity: 2,000 lbs
  • Tics on gauge at 50-lb increments
  • Dimensions: 3-1/4" diameter x 4-1/2" tall
    • Extension adapter increases height to 6-3/4"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Note: Do not handle scale by the top black portion. This can affect scale accuracy.



5780 - Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale; 0-2000 lb/900 kg Range






Video of Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale - 2,000-lb Capacity


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Customer Reviews

Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale - 2,000-lb Capacity - 5780

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (372 Customer Reviews)


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This product works as advertised, is useful, and makes life run smoother. No more guessing at tongue weights or going to the scales, later to do a bunch of math, albeit simple. The machining and finish seems to be near perfect. Beats the heck out of levers and bathroom scales. I'm happy with etrailer.com and the purchase. A couple of picks... ...Price -- the price makes purchase not an easy decision. If I wasn't changing and shifting loads a lot for running down the road for significant miles, I might not have made the purchase. ...and comes without a case; for the price, I might expect one. I carry this scale on the truck (for use both on our usual trailers, used for Hurricane Sandy disaster relief, and several that we may be asked to pull.) Without a case, it would roll around and probably get damaged. I built a wood case outta scrap for it, blocked it in with sponges, and it sits in the toolbox with the 10 ton bottle jack, the lug nut torque wrench, and a few other useful items. 4-3/4 stars outta five from me; I recommend it. 66972


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Still using the product. Still like it for what it does. Still using it in the same way. For one trailer, I run close to the OEM limits and the contents generally get loaded in a different order each time. Sometimes after using the Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale, that load gets reloaded.I wouldnt use the scale as shown in the video because my landing gear is about 3 feet closer to the axles than is the coupler I use it as in your written directions at the coupler with wood blocking that I carry with the trailer for other purposes.

Bob S - 08/25/2014

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This is a MUST HAVE product if you are towing anything; especially a travel trailer. It's very easy & fun to use. I highly recommend it to everyone. It is well worth the cost for the knowledge & peace of mind & safety. It is small & easy to pack & carry. Tongue Weight is VERY IMPORTANT to Safe Towing. Don't leave home without one!!! Get this & keep it with you!! You need to verify first that you have the right Hitch Receiver & Ball. They have weight ratings & you need to know that they are adequately rated for towing your trailer. Then you need to weigh your trailer before & after you load it every time ! to make sure the Tongue Weight is still at a safe weight. It changes depending on many things & you can teach yourself about this using this scale. That is the first thing we did & it was fun & informative. Make sure your wheels are chocked ! but your jack stands are not being used!! The owner's manual is a wealth of information about safe towing. READ it First!! Safe Towing. 136682



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I purchased this to measure tongue weight of my Lance 1685 travel trailer (GTW 5000#) hauled by my 2008 F350 Super Duty 4WD with hitch rated 600# weight bearing and 1200# weight distributing hitch. I found tongue weight loaded for trip with full water tank (we sometimes go where no water easily available) was 800 pounds. This exceeds the rating of my hitch, and I believe the rating of any weight bearing OEM hitch of any vehicle available that can pull this trailer (manufacturer recommends no truck greater than 3/4 ton). I checked the readings against readings made by using a beam and bathroom method (see eTrailer for info on how to do this) with a 6 foot beam and a bathroom scale reading up to 300. The readings agree quite closely but the Sherline scale is much more portable and easy to use. I also measured tongue weight at the hitch and at the tongue jack and found weight at jack is 95% of weight at hitch. Now I measure weight at the jack and apply correction factor (multiply by 100/95) to get tongue weight. This is nicely described in info provided with the scale. I found my tongue weight varies from 575 to 800 pounds depending on gear I am hauling, and put on a Reese WD hitch with chain hangers on the tongue so I can get the chain tension right depending on the loading. Actual tongue wt with a WD hitch includes weight of all gear behind rear axle of tow vehicle. Mine is 325# which puts tongue weight for vehicle at 1125, still within the 1200# WD ratings of my trucks hitch. I will use this with almost every trip, and especially when gear and tank loads change coming and going. Can't recommend it more strongly! 99934



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I was hesitant to spend $130 on a trailer tongue weight scale, figuring I'd probably only use it once or twice. But, I couldn't find any in PHX to rent and was surprised that even the big RV stores in town didn't have any. I found one on the internet at etrailer.com. It's a Sherline 5780, 2,000 lb scale. It arrived in a few days. It's light weight, not cumbersome. The quality of construction and finish is nice. The President and Owner of Sherline even included an informative booklet he wrote on "Trailer Loading and Towing Guide". I plan to use the tongue scale with my 27' Wolf Pack Toy Hauler which I will tow behind my 2011 F-150 Ecoboost. Like most toy haulers, the trailer axles are set back more towards the rear of the trailer.This leaves a lot of trailer forward of the trailer axles, thus weight on the tongue. I've weighed my truck and trailer on truck stop CAT scales and gotten important weights. But, I can't sit on the scales while I experiment shifting load around to see how it affects the tongue weight without upsetting 18 wheeler truckers who need the scales so they can get on down the road. So glad now that I bought the $130 Sherline tongue weight scale. Now I can experiment shifting the trailer load around at home without inconveniencing anyone. I would recomment the product to anyone that is concerned about safely towing their TT within design limits. PS. Melissa Y at etrailer.com was great. There was a glitch with my initial order. The shipping address did not mathch the credit card address on file. She called. we got that resolved and the scale was shipped the same day. 176770



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First I would like to say that the customer service is outstranding and very friendly.Unfortunately in todays world quality customer service has been forgotten. The order was delivered on time and packaged so the scale would not be damaged, not even a dent in the box. I would like to say thank you to Joe Martin, President & Owner of Sherline products for the time taken to produce the instruction booklet that came with the 5780, Sherline 2000 # Scale.I would suggest everyone take the time to read the booklet.The scale apppears to be very well made (as long as you don't lift from the piston).I haven't had a chance to properly utilize the scale on my travel trailer yet, but am looking forward to it. I did initaIly place weight on a board on top of the piston and weighed the same weight on a bathroom scale,the Sherline Scale was right on. I called the manufacturer for a tongue weight of the T.T. and got a estimated weight taken from other trailers,so I called the dealer and got a estimated weight from the previous sales manager. I know that each T.T. is different in tongue weight and some manufacturer's take the weight from one T.T. and say that all weigh that weight taken. I also know that the dry weight might or might not be the actual weight after the A.C.'s, propane tanks, battery, refrigerator or whatever else was added ! I suggest everyone purchase a scale or borrow one, maybe your dealer will have one.The bottom line is for the money spent for this scale and the possible things that could go wrong are not comparable. 183528



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The scale is easy to use and was accurate when checked againt a large balance beam scale. The gauge is legible and can be tilted if necessary for easier sighting. I have a small toy hauler where the overall weight can vary a lot depending on what is loaded and placement of the load can be critical to getting the correct tongue weight. This scale takes the guesswork out of loading and makes me feel much more confident before heading down the highway. It seems to be very well built and I expect to use it for a long time. 131355


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The scale has proved to be very useful for my application, where the load varies depending on the motorcycle loaded in the toyhauler. It is easy to use and provides the information needed to feel secure about the tow.

Jack - 05/19/2015

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This scale is very simple to use. I put it on a block and lowered the trailer tongue, then read the scale. It fits right inside where the ball would normally go. It also comes with a handy brochure that gives good tips on proper trailer towing set ups. I was happy and relieved to know that my trailer tongue weight was within the recommended percent of the total loaded trailer weight when it is level. Thanks for making this quality product available at a reasonable price. 169024


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My trailer is loaded with my side by side vehicle so the tongue weight is consistent and I have not needed to use the scale again..... but its good to know I have a way to measure tongue weight if I ever use the trailer to haul anything else.

Ron B - 01/15/2016

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I've had a serious problem with trailer sway on a new toyhauler TT that I purchased in March. There are quite a few variables affecting tongue weight (e.g. exact position of the motorcycle/sidecar, quantity of fresh water, general loading arrangement) and I was playing a guessing game on all of it with poor results. I bought this scale to help me zero in on the changes due to loading, so I could get the proper tongue weight. It makes it easy to measure the changes right at my house while I experiment. Using this scale with a trip to the local CAT Scale has helped me identify most of the problems I was having. For example, I now know that I can't carry a full load of fresh water (100 gallons) and the best performance is with about 50 gallons. Also, since I know that my variables are now 'right,' I also know that the trailer was not engineered/designed as well as it should have been. That probably won't come as a big surprise to anyone. While I don't think the weight readings are as 'precise' as I would like, or always exactly repeatable, I do think they are more than adequate to trouble shoot the types of problems that I was having. 408188



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I'm not sure if I've reviewed this product, but WOW!! This is a must have for you tool box and for taking with you on your camping trips (if you're using a bumper pull type trailer). The scale was very accurate when I compared it to the CAT scales (you need to do a little math after weighing at the CAT scale). Over all, go get one. 199448


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A year of camping goes pretty fast. I still have this rugged little TW scale and its still accurate as the day I bought it. This is a must have if you own a trailer of any kind except maybe a 5th wheel. Go get one now if you havent!! Youll be glad you did. Tell em Gerry sent you hahaha

Gerry T - 05/31/2016

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Actually, about the best service I've had from anyone in a long time!!!! I saw it was the best price on the net or in any store so I called. I told Rickie S I need this immediately and he said I would have it the next day....I was somewhat skeptical ... I ordered it on Thursday about 1 pm and had it today Friday at 10 am......and it worked perfectly and was very informative. Glad I bought it, no more guess work. AWESOME CUSTOMER SERVICE RICKIE! Thanks a lot and I'll be buying all my trailer stuff from them from now on.... 217613


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Thanks, its AWESOME. Dont Need to find a scale anymore .

Lonnie - 08/16/2016

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Very convenient fine product - should have purchased years ago I use it with a customized 3 Ton Jack Stand to support this unit. This allows me to quickly use the unit in each on my trailers & carry it with me on a loading mission Custom details are: The top of stand I drilled and tapped 5/16" hole in its center. Then I drilled a clearance counter sunk hole in a center of a 3/8" aluminum plate that fits into top of stand and used a 5/16 counter sink bolt to stabilize the plate. The jack I had handy was Harbor Freight 61196 (can be any) 139903


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Good as new

CasG - 07/09/2015

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I wish I had known about this long ago. In just a literal minute, all the guess work is gone, and I know exactly what my trailer tongue weight is. Can't say enough about the great service from e-trailer--very prompt delivery and all items just as described. 77308


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I have been very happy with this scaleI use it every couple of months when I load a 10,000 lb. cargo trailer for a 1,000 mile trip. it has allowed me to shift my load to ensure I did not exceed critical hitch weight and maintain a safe balance. I highly recommend it.

John P - 04/22/2014

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Only used it once so far but t will definitely come in handy when I get the toy hauler. Would be nice to include a decent protective case though. 198243


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Thank you for asking. I use the scale often with my toyhauler to fine tune hitch weights. So far so good! Also I have recently recommended etrailer to a friend who was looking for parts. Customer service would be the reason! Thanks again,

DTG173 - 06/17/2016

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I was concerned about the reviews talking about lifting the unit with the black piston that sits on top of the scale. Don't be. Although lifting it from the piston will cause accuracy issues it will not make the item unusable and can be fixed in minutes. It's a hydraulic piston, no magic inside other than hydraulic oil, same as a hydrolic jack. If your readings change or you suspect it has sucked in air because someone lifted it from the top- lay it on it's side with the guage up, unscrew the guage, compress the piston till the oil is level with the hole, re-install the guage using a little teflon tape. Accuracy is in the guage and how you set it up for compression when weiging the object, it must be level. Want greater accuracy?, go to a higher quality guage not jack. According to the instructions hydraulic oil or 20w engine oil can be used. 306619



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We bought a new travel trailer and I had it weighed at a scale to determine its weight (5,350 lbs dry). For safety reasons, the TW should be between 10-15% of the loaded weight of the trailer. However, I had no clue what the tongue weight was and the dealer wasn't willing to provide any useful information. It took me less than a minute to put this scale under the coupler and lower the trailer to get a reading. I discovered an empty TW of close to 800 lbs! Even with a WD hitch, I now know that I need to load a lot in the back of the trailer to get things more evenly distributed and reduce the TW to something more reasonable - considering I tow with a 2016 Tacoma. I plan to use this scale before every trip. Great product and I received it two days after I placed the order - better than my experiences Amazon Prime lately. 274507



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Fantastic product. Takes all the guess work out of determining tongue weight. 189202


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I mostly carry the same loads on the same trailer. However, when a different trailer or questionable load is to be hooked up...this gauge makes it simple to know the weight and be properly safely setup.

SC B - 05/02/2016

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I tested the Sherline on two of our single-axle trailers used in our landscaping business. On the aluminum stake-bed on which we often carry a zero-turn mower (its' deck is in the front, and engine and most mechanicals in rear): The Sherline indicated 50 lbs. tongue weight, with 1,100 lbs aft of the axle (About 5% on the tongue. Not Good). Turning the mower around, and loading it backwards, was not as comfortable loading; but changed the numbers to: Tongue weight = 150 lbs., and aft of axle 1,000 lbs. (About 15% on the tongue. A lot better). On the box-trailer: We were at 400 lbs. tongue weight (25%), 1,650 lbs. aft. So we'll shift some of the contents aft, to lighten the tongue. The result: I'm going to go with the gauge, rather than my imagination. 201173



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Delivery was quick and packaging protected the scale very well. Construction seems very solid, so expect years of worry-free use. Used it the next morning to weigh my utility trailer with two ATVs loaded up to check weight distribution and tongue weight. I had a need to tow with my wife's Grand Cherokee rather than my Chevy HD, and didn't want there to be any drama. Very easy to use to quickly determine that I needed to adjust position of one of the ATVs to center the load a bit better, but that my tongue weight was 13% of the total trailer weight, so right in the range it should be. I also have a 30' travel trailer that I will be checking weights on as soon as I have time to ensure I am distributing the load correctly in it as well. 443798



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I have two trailers I needed to know the tongue weight and this device worked as expected. I also appreciate the on-time shipping from etrailer. 140616


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I have since used on a couple of other trailers to help other out. It works as expected. Good product.

Ralph - 07/10/2015

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This product is excellent. I had determined my tongue weight to be exactly 1000# less than 10 minutes after opening the package. This product comes with an excellent manual that not only tells you how to operate the scale but also a wealth of tips on proper trailer loading. I have 2 suggestions to make a great product better: 1 - At this price point the unit should come with a case considering it has an awkward geometry and is somewhat vulnerable to damage given how the gage protrudes from it. 2. The manual tells us not to handle it by the black top plate which is the natural place to grab it. Give us a little protruding lip at the top of the body or a "bucket style handle" that attaches to the side but pivots away when using. 94226



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Nice, compact, rugged scale perfect for managing weight distribution between your TV and trailer. I run a relatively light truck and my mfg recommendations are to use sway control and insure proper loading of TV and trailer. This scale makes it a lot easier to do and safer to tow. I really appreciate all the effort etrailer puts forth. Have a question? Call their customer support line - great people, good answers to your questions. Want to know how stuff works? Check out their online videos. Great source of info to help you make informed decisions. Want your order correctly fulfilled and delivered on time and followup after the sale? Order from etrailer. Molly E is great. Kudos to her for her help. 481537



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My used toy hauler came with a weight distributing hitch but it did not seem to be doing the job properly. I decided to weigh the tongue weight. Used the leverage method with a regular set of scales. With a 5 foot arm I calculated the weight at over 1500 lbs. The original hitch was rated at 1000 lbs. I next decided I need a REAL scale to measure with. 10 minutes after the Sherline scale arrived I had my answer. Just a shade over 1700 lbs of tongue weight empty! Wow am I glad I got this scale. Made well. Easy to handle. It will be traveling with me since the tow hauler weight varies dramatically between empty and loaded. Have already ordered a new hitch too, thanks to the scales. 190747



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Item arrived, a little later as expected, but came in time. The scale works like a champ and is a must have for all boaters who trailer their boat and where the weight can change due to weight changes (empty/full water or gas tank, ice chest, fishing gear, etc). The LM1000 would do just fine in most cases, but see no reason to spend $30 more for LM1000. Rather calculate with a 3% / 4% safety limit and use a LM2000 and you can use it also for the folks who have a tong heavy camping trailer. Would be cool if a special transport box would come with it, in order to protect it when traveling. For the price you would expect that as the gauge need to be protected. Other then that a must have. 162363



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Fast shipping to my home! Follow up emails from etrailer.com kept me in the loop as to where my order was and when it would arrive. The scale itself works great. I weighed the tongue of my 34 foot travel trailer very easily. Great instructions are included as well as a pretty good towing guide. Even if you think you know everything about towing, it is an informative booklet. I am happy with this product and happy with the service I received from etrailer. I have purchased from etrailer in the past and will continue to do so. PS: DON'T pull it out of the box by the platform! Only pick it up by the body of the scale (the red part). You can damage the scale. 125606



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Used the product right out of the box. Excellent product and company. Don't need to do a 40 mile round trip to a scale. 211329


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Thanks for checking. Still using the product as intended.

Marty - 08/05/2016

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This scale is well worth the cost and has numerous uses. I get tongue weight, but I also weigh each axle side using the scale setting on a floor jack, then picking up that side of axle just below the springs. I add the tongue weight and the two axle sides to get total trailer weight. I've tested it with as low as 250 pounds and it shows accurate readings. This has saved me a trip to the weigh scales 3 times now in the week I've had it, and saved the cost too. A very solid and well built unit, you will not regret this purchase. If you need more than 2000 pound ask etrailer if they can get one of the other 2 higher pound scales made by this company. 75498



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First the service at Etrailer is the best I have ever experienced. I placed my order on a Monday and had std shipping. With a few minutes I get a confirmation of the order then another email from the shipping dept saying it was ready to ship. Then one more from the shipping dept saying they were able to upgrade my shipping at no charge because the timing worked out with the trucks. That is super and it just felt that the people cared about my order and had pride in what they do. Back to the order. I received in three days and it works great. etrailers pricing was by far the best on the web. I will for sure do business with again!! Thanks James 126702



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Product arrived as expected, on time and well packed in the box. A couple observations, product is to stored upright. The box it was shipped in had no indication of this and arrived on its side. I saw a suggestion for offering a case for the scale. This would be much appreciated. Used the scale without issue, following instructions provided. I have a hydraulic jack, so the process was much easier, as mentioned in the instruction guide. So glad to find a device to allow tongue wt. calculations. The separate scale will make sharing it with our son much easier than the all in one hitch scale. Beats the bathroom scales technique by a mile. 227029



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Nice little product. Lets me check my trailer's C.G. before every trip. Also used it to test how various combinations of fresh, grey and tank water contents affected hitch weight. Only down side- low accuracy. The piston does tend to stick a bit. Have to bounce the trailer tongue with my foot, and take average reading. But as long as you are happy with +/- 50lb readings, it works perfectly. HINT- Get one of those HEAVY duty plastic crates that 2 people can stand on safely, put a square of 3/4" plywood on top, and it makes a perfect stand for the scale. Remember- trailer tongue MUST be at the same height as when towing to get correct reading. 434168



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Having added a few options to our travel trailer that sit close to the hitch I was not certain what my tongue weight was. Turns out I was over the hitch rating. The Sherline Scale has made it much easier to load the trailer and now I can get the weight distribution hitch that actually works best for my tongue weight range. I use it with a floor jack to and it is very easy to make multiple weight measurements as I change my load configuration. I agree with other reviews; for this amount of money a carrying case would be very useful and help you avoid picking it up by the piston. Thank you Tommy C and E Trailer for great support. 341902



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The instructions to use this are some of the most thorough I've ever seen. It's clear from the documentation that comes with this that the manufacturer is passionate about safe trailer towing. The scale does exactly what it says it does. One interesting not though is the instructions recommend matching the scale to the expected use such that the weight ends up about mid scale. So if 10-15% of your anticipated tongue weight is 500 pounds, you'll want the 1000 lb scale. Also of note is if you need to weight heavier items, the instructions state you can install a gauge that reads higher. You do not need to buy a new scale. 127252



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I have just received this product and have not had a chance to use it yet. However, after reading the instructions and care manual supplied with it, I recognize that it's longevity and accuracy depends upon how it is stored and handled. The manufacturer needs to offer a specialized storage case for it, as it needs to be stored upright, above 32 deg. F, and not jostled or handled roughly. The manual is a good tutorial on trailer towing and offers many cautions and suggestions for the user. The product itself is compact and simple in operation. It should prove to be most useful when loading and towing my travel trailer 468048



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I would give this product a 5 star rating. It is strong and sturdy. Just the instructions say not to lift it by the piston, the top part. will cause it can cause it not to work properly. I'm afraid sometime in the future someone that hasn't read the instructions will come along and say "hey let's move this from here to there" and grab the top part to move it. Then me not knowing will go to use it again and it not work right. But that hasn't happened yet. I'm hoping it wont happen. But yes, I have used it and it works great and your not going to get a better deal then on etrailer.com even cheaper then Amazon. 171731



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This item was shipped within hours of placing the order and arrived in just two days. I love the service at etrailer. The scale itself is very well made and provided me with the information I needed within minutes. I have a large boat that I pull and I knew the tongue weight was heavy. Now I know the weight within a few pounds. This scale gives me peace of mind and a new approach to loading the boat and truck for a long pull. One note. For a delicate instrument, the scale could be packaged better by the manufacturer for shipping purpose. I guess they are sold mainly off a shelf at a store. 201052



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I debated long and hard about buying this product but at the end of the day I had justified the purchase. Tongue weight is a component to consider along with many others but my research showed it’s not just important but extremely important. My wife and I live in our Airstream so knowing my tongue weight was I thought necessary to know and the only way to do it was with a scale. It works as advertised and I am happy with the purchase. As a bonus there is a small helpful guide about towing which was both logical and informative. Way to go! The two day shipping was perfect. Bravo to etrailer. 494671



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Received scale today and immediately wanted to try it since I have been concerned about tongue weight ever since I installed the Stromberg Carlson bunk hitch and plan to carry 2 adult bikes from a bike rack. Very easy to check weight. I used the method of placing the unit on a floor jack and pumped it up until the sleeve inserted into the ball socket. Keep in mind that the unit is not designed to maintain the weight for a long period. So lift, get the weight then bring the jack back down. Unit comes with a helpful manual which answers quite a few questions about tongue weight and other variables. 259611



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Works perfectly as designed and convenient to use .Peace of mind that the tongue weight is within the tow vehicles pulling limits. I use a wooden log cut to the right height so that when this scale is placed on it the tongue is level and horizontal . I have used it probably 5 times in a year as my loaded trailer weight does not change frequently and I dont move things too often within the trailer 240243



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So why did I order trailer tongue scale. Even though I have a equalizing hitch I was still concerned that I might have to much tongue weight since I bought a toy hauler trailer that can haul two Harley Davidson's inline. Where you decide to put the first bike and second bike is more or less a guess. The tongue scale helped in the placement of the bikes for correct tongue weight. That's a lot faster than making multiple adjustments and trips down the road to see if you have them where they need to be. To me the time I saved and knowing I have the correct tongue weight was well worth the money. 415451



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I recieved my scale yesterday, tonight I set it under my tongue and weighed it, I have a trailer with 10k capacity and the maximum tongue weight is 1000 pounds, the gauge read 1800 right off, so I shifter my record albums to the rear 4 feet and read the gauge, it dropped to 1600, so tomorrow I need to lighten the front load, and shift the rear load more and try to dial it in, so this gauge has really saved the day, I was over weight on the tongue and this could of been dangerous, I think this device is going to save me and increase safety, thanks for the speedy shipping and quality product. 64827



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Ordered item with 3-day delivery, didn't get it ordered until late in the day. But, item arrived in good shape on 3rd day! Very good delivery. I read and followed documentation that came with the scale, and it shows the same weight, within a few pounds, each of 5 consecutive weightings. I'm fairly certain the scale is accurate within at most 50 pounds. I'm glad I ordered this scale because my tongue weight measures 1100 to 1150 pounds, almost 200 pounds more than I expected. And, I haven't fully loaded trailer yet. I'd highly recommend etrailer.com and the Sherline Scale. 299461


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I still own and use the same trailer as I had a year ago, so I have not had reason to recheck my tongue weight since initial use. So, it still works as advertised, I just wish I could have rented it for the one time use instead of paying for it and now its taking up space in my shop.

Rick M - 09/24/2017

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Arrived faster than thought. Already worth it's weight in Gold. I bought a travel trailer in June 2016. Lots more trailer than I originally had (first was a popup) this is hard sides, 25 feet long, 6600 lbs. Tongue weight was listed as 550lbs. So bought the BlueOx Sway Pro. It came with 750 lb bars. Did okay. Family traveled to Michigan, no real white knuckle events, but had some sway. Bought this, just weighted camper, now it has stuff in it, bedding, some other water weight, etc. Tongue is about 710 lbs! Needless to say, I'm getting the 1000 lb bars for my WDH. 279122



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I have only used this product once so far. I didn't realize that the tongue weight on my bumper pull RV was so heavy! 700lbs dry weight. Good to know. I have never purchased from etrailer but will again as a need arises. I have also never written an online review, and am doing so because of the excellent customer service I experienced. My order was verified by phone by a very pleasant individual before shipment and I was kept informed by email as to the status of my shipment. This was all done in a manner( it felt personal) which made me feel appreciated as a customer. 327226



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I bought this because my receiver developed a crack and couldn't figure out why. All receivers list their max towing and tongue weights. Not being certain of the weight made me curious when I found this handy tool. Sure enough, my tongue weight was definitely on the high side. It's simple,compact to keep in your truck and gives you information that is really important for safety and function. When towing, too much or too little tongue weight can make all the difference. Seems well constructed, can't comment on accuracy as I have nothing to verify it with. Glad I got it. 201854



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This handy little scale really does the job. I came across this scale from the Sherline site, when googling for "trailer loading tips". For the relatively cheap $120, I found out that I had not only exceeded the max tongue weight on my trailer, but went investigating and found out that my trailer itself was overloaded. Instead of loading up and taking a guess with my safety, I am happy to have spent the money for this well built, American made tool that looks and feels like it is built to last. This tool, or one like it, is a must for every person who owns a trailer. 24653



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High quality and heavy instrument. I definitely recommend. 123158


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Still works great

Michael B - 04/01/2015

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Very nice weigh scale for measuring the tongue weight of our Jayco Jayflight 19RD RV Trailer. Easy to place and too read the scale. I used it to measure my little motorcycle trailer on one of the trailer's axle by the leaf spring u-bolts and then times the reading weight by 2. The motorcycle trailer only weights 400 pounds. It gave me a pretty accurate measurement of the little trailer weight. On the RV trailer you can see how much tongue weight you have and then adjust your cargo to either increase or decrease the tongue weight. Easy to store inside your trailer. 440429



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Worked great. Appreciate the information in the booklet! 214188


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Fine

George W - 07/23/2016

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First, let me state this is the first time I have towed or loaded a trailer. I am planning a cross country move and am a little paranoid at the thought of not doing everything by the book. I purchased this product in order to make sure I was not going over the appropriate tongue weight for my vehicle and hitch. This is exactly what I needed and is an excellent way to determine the capacity to make sure I am going to have a safe towing experience. The product works just as it should and I am very happy that I don't have to guess the tongue weight. 85511



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Good product, works as advertised 139728


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fine, no complaints

R F - 07/07/2015

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Shipping was excellent and the product is as described. The ONLY reason I would not give 5 stars is that in spite of the warnings not to lift or put negative pressure on the top, the unit came with no box or other protective enclosure. I will fashion one myself and put some padding in the enclosure so as to protect the operating components of this hydraulic device. It should take a lot of the guesswork out of loading my trailers for safety and is far more convenient than using a commercial scale or (god forbid) the bathroom scale and a lever. 244104


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