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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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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






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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (417 Customer Reviews)


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eTrailer got this tongue scale out to me in 3 business days. I needed it and they responded quickly for me. I would like to call out "George" at eTrailer because this the second time he got my order out fast and followed up to make sure I got it. Second their price was good considering I needed the scale fast. 571547



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I am looking forward to many years of use with this tongue scale . It will take the worry out of my needs to pull my trailers.. At first I could not get this tongue scale to read properly but after checking it under my boat hitch and tapping the scale guage lightly with my finger it started to read correctly , It may have been stuck, I will keep checking it and I am sure if there is a problem E trailer will make it right . I have for years purchased many items from E trailer and they are top notch in customer service.. I am pleased with this purchase ...and the shipping was fast and the price was unbeatable.. Thanks, Bob Ramos 566894



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Works fine. Makes towing a lot safer knowing I have the correct tongue weight of my enclosed car hauler. Thank you 574210



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



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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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Great product. Used it right away to confirm tongue weight was in range or not. It was. Only concern is storage conditions recommend keeping upright, not bumping the gauge, etc. and yet no storage case.. 566505



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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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I Have usd this scale to Determine where to put my Rhino on my Aluma trailer. Then when I added a trail bike I did it again. I keep it in the equipment box in case anything changes. 563293



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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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Product as described. No surprises. 571610



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Seems to work. haven't had a chance to compare accuracy with other scales. 564624



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Came as promised. Tried it right away, very simple to use, worked great. Sure beats guessing! 557223



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As Advertised...No Issues...Professional grade product...Thank You! 564442



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I've been using the Sherline for measuring the tongue weight of my 8200lb 34' travel trailer. The product has worked exactly as Sherline and Etrailer have advertised. I am very happy with it. 558595



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This weight scale is amazingly accurate. Easy to use, offering 2 ways to place it in position for weight measurement, and built like a tank. Absolutely love it and is compact size makes it very convenient to transport and store. Great product and excellent price makes this a winner all the way. 555210



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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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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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Haven't used it yet, but it arrive in great condition and seems like it's of incredibly sturdy construction. Happy so far 525567



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Good quality product,excellent service to receive product shipped to Canada so fast.Thank you 394806


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I have very limited use with the product, however, I feel it is quality built and did what I required for boat trailer.Thank you

Doug L - 06/18/2018

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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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Great price for an excellent product. Arrived quickly and well packed. Very heavy duty and works fantastic. 555977



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Bought this last year to validate my tongue weight on an a forest river a frame. Truck scales said it was 700lbs, this scale verified it. Once I learned how to use and validate using truck scales, there was no need for this scale. But is easy to use and I will continue to use it when needed, now that I have it. 549842



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Great product and fast shipping. 560189



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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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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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Does what it should, Information i needed to know. 555152



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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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Good product, works as advertised 139728


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fine, no complaints

R F - 07/07/2015

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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 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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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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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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The tool works well and I am pleased with that aspect of it. I would like to have seen a larger platform for the trailer to set on. 413240


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I find it a bit hard to use. Seems to be pretty accurate.

GR - 07/31/2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Worked great. Appreciate the information in the booklet! 214188


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Fine

George W - 07/23/2016

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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  • You are correct that you will always be limited by a towing setup's weakest component, and in your case this seems to be the vehicle itself. Even if you were to exceed its 200 pound tongue weight capacity by just a small amount, I still cannot recommend this as it can potentially lead damage on the vehicle. Moving items around on the trailer to reduce the tongue weight is certainly a potential solution. Just keep in mind that distributing the weight may affect the handling characteristics...
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  • Will Weight Distribution Hitch Work With 350 lb Tongue Weight? 300 lb tongue weight?
  • You may be fine using the Pro Series # PS49902, because you want to choose a weight distribution system based on your total tongue weight, not the empty trailer's tongue weight. Your total tongue weight is going to be the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. To determine this you can use a scale such as the Sherline # 5780 or by using one of the methods outlined in the help article on determining...
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  • Recommended Methods to Reduce Trailer Tongue Weight
  • You may be able to adjust the loaded trailer's tongue weight (TW) enough by changing the position of the riding mower and other items on the trailer. If the trailer is long enough for you to keep the mower further back, further away from the trailer tongue, this will reduce the TW to some degree. Ideally TW will be 12-15-percent of the trailer GVW. You can measure TW using a scale like # 5780 or by one of the other methods outlined in the article I included for you. I do understand...
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  • Replacement Parts for Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
  • We do carry replacement parts for weight distribution systems like the excellent Reese Straight-Line systems such as # RP66083. It sounds like you have everything except the trunnion spring bars and the shank, which is what fits into your hitch receiver and holds the head assembly. I linked our page for Reese trunnion spring bars. The type you need has a bend in the trailer end, such as # RP58369. You will want to select two bars based on your fully-loaded trailer's actual measured tongue...
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  • Brake Controller and Weight Distribution Recommendations for 2013 Ford Escape Towing Lance 1575
  • Thank you for providing specifics about your tow vehicle and trailer. Specs for your Lance 1575 trailer indicate a gross dry weight of 2575-lbs and a dry tongue weight of 230-lbs. Weight distribution systems should be selected based on actual fully-loaded as-towed trailer tongue weight. Also, the hitch on your vehicle must be specifically rated for use with weight distribution; this will be indicated on the safety/warning label on the hitch. The best way to accurately determine your...
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  • How to Select Properly-Rated Weight Distribution System
  • All weight distribution/sway control systems like the Curt # C17501 operate over a range of trailer tongue weight. The ideal situation is that your total effective tongue weight - the combination of the loaded trailer's actual measured TW plus the weight of any cargo in the tow vehicle that sits behind the rear axle - falls right near the middle of that range. Trailer TW can be easily measured with the Sherline scale # 5780. If your total TW is below the system's range you could experience...
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