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

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

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Lowest Prices for the best tools from Sherline. Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale - 2,000-lb Capacity part number 5780 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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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

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (524 Customer Reviews)


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Great product. I wish I’d known about these scales early on. Thanks! 576318



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Very quick delivery. Appears to be a well made product. Not something I use everyday but is a valuable tool for determining tongue load on my Keystone trailer. I shifted some of the heavier stored items to aft locations so as to distribute the load more favorably due to the results. Will make it available to some friends and family if they request it. Very glad I purchased it! 559201



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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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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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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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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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Great tool, worked as advertised. No more guessing if the weight is distributed correctly in my trailer. It is a quick and easy measurement of the tongue weight with my floor jack supporting the scale directly under the trailer tongue. I was surprised at how heavy my tongue weight was compared to my travel trailer's specs. And can now see how much weight change there is by adding fresh water to the tank. Plus the manual with the scale gives some great tips and advice on towing. 383491


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After a year I dont need to use it very often, but I will still occasionally check the tongue weight just to be sure I know where Im at. Just another good tool to have in the tool box.
Matt P - 05/22/2018

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Excellent product and a must for anyone who tows a trailer. Very comprehensive pamphlet included that contains valuable info on trailering basics and safety. I've learned the hard way about proper tongue weight. This product would have saved me thousand$ and a lot of angst if I had it earlier. Buy it and use it. 418787


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Working perfectly
Louis A - 08/11/2018

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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 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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Extremely happy I purchased this piece of equipment. After receiving it, I immediately weighed our trailer tongue and found why I was having so much trouble balancing everything properly. My trailer tongue was 400 lbs. over what the dealer and manufacturer said it was. Come to find out, my WD Hitch, from our previous trailer, was severely under rated for the newer and much bigger load it was being tasked to carry. Based on the tongue weight this scale gave me, I purchased a higher capacity WD Hitch and everything is now balanced and pulling great!! Unknowingly, when we swapped trailers, we created a major safety issue by using a severely under rated hitch. Lesson learned, don’t go by what the dealer/manufacturer tells you! Thanks to the purchase of this Tongue Scale, I corrected what could have been a major safety issue. 524804


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Extremely Well! Most of my neighbors have asked me to weigh their trailers too.
Philip - 06/21/2019

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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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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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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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Product as pictured. Packaged well and delivered promptly. Works well and will be part of trailer inventory not garage inventory. Peace of mind knowing exact weight on tongue. I find a small motorcycle lift helps in getting scale jacked up to correct height. 564145



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Received the scale a day early. Checked weight on tongue by placing scale on top of a floor jack as suggested in the booklet. Right at 1000 pounds on 6200 pound trailer. This will help balance the load. Nice product and easy to use. 567714


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Works great. Reading reviews I think I will try weighing the trailer axles also.
William - 09/22/2019

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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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Still any important part of my strategy when loading my toy hauler. Again well worth the money when it comes to safety.
Roger B - 08/05/2018

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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 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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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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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 use it ever every time I hook up just to verify any change in weight distribution. My tow vehicle is sensitive to hitch weight, as I am near max.
John F - 01/18/2019

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The scale itself is very good and fits the bill for me. Because I have a single axle trailer, I was able to get the tongue weight and also the weight at each wheel. I am dropping two stars because of how completely inadequate the packaging was. Here we have a high quality, USA made, precision measuring device that was packaged without much care at all. It only had to cross four states to get from etrailer to me but arrived with gouges in the metal housing from the tongue adapter hitting into the side of the scale. Not scuffs or scratches, but actual scrapes in the metal. The scale was just wrapped up in some foam padding and bubble wrap. There was a small block of wood floating around in the box that I'm sure served some purpose when it left the factory. To add insult to injury, the box itself was not a strong, stiff cardboard, but rather a cheap, soft cardboard about as stiff as a cereal box. Others have suggested a molded carrying case (since the product is designed to be used in the field) which would also protect the scale during shipping. At minimum, some custom fit Styrofoam or something molded to the scale is needed. 850238



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Purchased a new trailer and was concerned about ensuring I didn’t exceed the GVW of my truck. This gave me piece of Mind that I would be within the ratings. Very easy to use and seems consistent. I measured my tongue weight 6x and obtained the same value each time. Very pleased. Choose one 2x your target tongue weight. They are most accurate at the middle of the range.....I.e. choose 2000lbs if you expect your tongue weight to be 1000 lbs. you can still use it for the lower and higher range of the gauge but you will have to account for a little additional error. 845673



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Works great when using it i had 1400 tongue weight drained water tank the change in weight did not show on gauge. raised tongue and let it back on scale showed reduction of approx 500 pounds. i havent used it much time will tell 844153



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Needed a scale to weight the tongue my travel trailer for peace of mind to know for sure. This scale is compact simple to use will check before every trip after load out. 830913


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