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

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

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Measure your tongue weight to determine if you can safely tow by simply coupling your trailer to this ball mount. Ball platform locks to shank. Tow up to 8,000 lbs with the 2" ball and up to 14,500 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball. 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 - 14.5K 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 - WS8-25

  • Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Drop - 8 Inch
  • Rise - 9 Inch
  • Two Balls
  • Weigh Safe
  • Class V
  • 14500 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 14,500 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.


  • 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


  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Gross towing weight:
    • 2-5/16" Diameter hitch ball: 14,500 lbs
    • 2" Diameter hitch ball: 8,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 2,200 lbs
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch ball: 8-3/4"
  • Maximum drop: 8"
  • Maximum rise: 9"
  • Incremental height adjustment: 1"
  • Scale gauge diameter: 1-1/2"
  • Warranty:
    • Limited lifetime for ball mount
    • 1-Year limited for scale gauge

Weigh Safe ball mount coupled to a trailer

This Weigh Safe ball mount has an easy-to-use, built-in scale that measures your trailer's tongue weight every time you tow. If the scale indicates that your tongue weight is too low or too high, you can adjust it before you head out so that you can complete your journey with the peace of mind that your setup is safe.

What is Tongue Weight?

Tongue weight (TW) refers to the weight that the fully loaded trailer exerts downward on the hitch ball of the tow vehicle. Tongue weight is typically 10 percent - and should not exceed 15 percent - of your gross trailer weight. For example, a 10,000-lb trailer should have a tongue weight between 1,000 lbs and 1,500 lbs. You can adjust the tongue weight of your trailer by removing or adding cargo, or redistributing the load on the trailer. The tongue weight should not exceed the capacity of your tow vehicle, your hitch, or any of your towing components.

Why is Tongue Weight So Important?

Weigh Safe helps ensure proper trailer tongue weight

Simply put, too little tongue weight can cause trailer sway and too much tongue weight can cause the tow vehicle to perform poorly. You may have difficulty steering, gaining traction, or braking when driving a setup that has too much weight pushing down on the rear of the vehicle. Ultimately, towing with an improper tongue weight can cause you to lose control of your vehicle or cause your trailer to separate from the vehicle.

Built-In Tongue Weight Scale

The gauge of the Weigh Safe built-in tongue weight scale

The Weigh Safe ball mount's built-in scale signals you to adjust your load before you hit the road, resulting in a much safer and enjoyable towing experience. Before this ball mount, gauging your trailer's tongue weight was a hassle. You had to rely on inefficient bathroom scales, make a trip to the weigh station, or purchase a separate tongue weight scale. But with the Weigh Safe's built-in scale, measuring your tongue weight is as easy as coupling your trailer to your ball mount. Simply hook-up your trailer to the Weigh Safe ball mount just as you would any other ball mount. The weight of your trailer will push down on the hitch ball, which in turn pushes down on an internal hydraulic piston that sits on a bed of oil. When the piston drops into the oil, the pressure reading is sent out to the scale.

Easily Adjusts to Fit Your Setup

Weigh Safe ball mount has adjustable height

Adjusting and setting up the Weigh Safe ball mount to work with your specific trailer is easy. First, unlock and pull out the dual pins and remove the platform from the shank. Next, pull out the hitch ball retaining pin from the back of the platform and insert either the 2" or 2-5/16" hitch ball. A 1-7/8" hitch ball (WSB-L - sold separately) is also available. Then reinsert the retaining pin to secure the ball to the platform. Replace the platform and slide it along the shank to the desired height. Insert the dual pins and use one of the included keys to lock the pins in place.

Weigh Safe ball mounts installed in drop and rise positions

The Weigh Safe ball mount can be used in either the drop or rise position to best suit your application.

Superior Aluminum and Stainless Steel Construction

From the first moment that you lay eyes on the Weigh Safe ball mount you'll see that you're getting a superior, well-made product. The Weigh Safe's shank and ball mount platform are made entirely of 6061 T6 billet aluminum, which is the same material that is used to build aircraft components, automobile frames, and freight liners. This type of aluminum is known for having superior strength while maintaining its light weight, which makes it highly desirable over hollow steel components. 6061 T6 aluminum is also rustproof, which means the Weigh Safe hitch will maintain its clean, shiny, and impressive appearance for years to come. And the hitch balls are made of solid stainless steel, offering far greater protection against rust and corrosion than other steel hitch balls that are only painted or plated on the surface.

The Weigh Safe ball mount meets VESC V-5 regulations and is SAE J684 certified. These regulatory bodies - the Vehicle Equipment Safety Commission and the Society for Automotive Engineers - create standards for the design, construction, and performance of automotive and towing accessories. Weigh Safe has had this ball mount thoroughly tested in simulation to ensure that it complies with these standards. The result is a strong, safe, sturdy product that is built to last.

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

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

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount with Built-In Scale Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Weigh-Safe line of adjustable aluminum ball mounts with built-in tongue weight scale, available in multiple configurations right here at Etrailer.com. Now a very common problem that we have that can sometimes make trailering unsafe is not having a proper load-out on our trailer or not having the appropriate tongue weight on the front. This gives us a really good example of it. We just picked this equipment up from the rental company, kind of tested it out to see how they load their trailer. This is a 9,000 pound combined load and it only has 350 pounds worth of tongue weight. Essentially what that means is that we've got too much weight too far back on the trailer. You can even see it here in the wheel wells with just a little bit of area here and you can see there's a lot more here in the front. That's putting a lot of excess strain and a lot of excess pressure on the tire and the rear axle.

That will cause this axle to wear out prematurely. Also if we don't have the appropriate amount of tongue weight pushing down on the rear of the vehicle it's not going to handle properly. We're not going to have the weight down on those rear tires to help us come to a stop quickly and safely. Another side affect of tongue weight not being heavy enough or not having enough downward pressure on that front end is that we can sometimes have sway behind our trailer. If you've ever seen a camper or a trailer going down the road improperly loaded you'll see it bouncing side to side. It's just not a safe situation. Weigh-Safe's got a great solution for that.

That's going to be our Weigh-Safe ball mount with built-in tongue weight scale. We've got a ball here. These are going to come in 2 or 2-5/16". It's going to press down on the hydraulic scale which is then going to register right here and let us know exactly how much tongue weight we have. As you can see this rental company gave us this trailer exactly how it sits and it's only at 350 pounds. To safely haul this any kind of distance at all we would need to reload this trailer and get appropriate tongue weight up here to the front.

Now the goal that you're looking for with tongue weight is going to be 10 to 15% of the total trailer weight. With this being 9,000 pounds worth of trailer we need to be somewhere between 900 pounds and 1,350 pounds. Now you'll see as we load up our trailer we'll just have somebody to keep on eye on our scale. As soon as it gets within the range that we're looking for, in that 10 to 15% mark, we'll know we've got our trailer loaded properly, we're ready to secure that load we'll head down the road much more safely than what it was before. Here you'll see our trailer properly loaded. You can see we've got about equal gaps with this front and this rear tire. It's going to help extend the life of all the components on our trailer and really going to improve the handling of that truck as we head down the highway. Now another common problem that we often see with trailering is when we have too much tongue weight.

It's going to give us kind of the opposite reaction of what we had before, putting a lot of that stress on this front axle now, going to do unnecessary wear on the tire, also build up a lot of friction in those springs, but where it transfers and where it's going to be apparent the most is when we have too much tongue weight on our trailer and we look at the truck. We're going to have a lot of squat here in the rear end, puts a lot of strain on that rear suspension on those rear tires, and it also draws the front end of the truck up. As it does that we're going to change the angle of our headlights so they're not going to be pointing exactly where we want them. Also it takes some of the weight off those fronts tires so steering and stability are going to be changed a little bit, also braking performance. Another issue we'll have a we had too much tongue weight is the tire wear. The suspension geometry is going to change and the outer edge of those tires is going to wear out much quicker than they should. This one we we're looking at is the 4" compared to the 6" drop that we looked at before, but it's going to tell us we've got approximately a 3,000 pound trailer load here so we want to be somewhere between 300 and 450 pounds of tongue weight. Now we can load up our UTV and know that we're safely going to be with him the right specifications of our ball mount. The shank portion itself here, this is going to be aluminum machined out of one solid piece. We're not going to have to worry about wells or any areas where we might have fatiguing or cracks. The main body of the ball mount itself, or the, actually, area the ball's going to ride in, that's again machined out of one solid piece of aluminum. Each of our pins are going to be constructed out of high-grade aluminum as well as the plate surrounding the lock. Then we've got our lock core. That's constructed out of stainless steel. That's going to keep it working good for a long time to come. We've got our pins here. We just want to slide these out. The nice thing about the pins is they're one unit. We don't have to worry about two different pins trying to get them in, trying to get them out. Makes it much simpler to adjust this up and down, and then you can see right inside there we're going to have the pin that actually holds our ball mount in. Then you'll see right down there there's going to be a plunger. That plunger is designed so when we have our ball in place our ball can push down on that. That's then going to register on the scale for us. The hitch balls are a solid one-piece stainless steel construction. That's going to give us superior corrosion resistance. Also the plunger at the base is made of the same material. You might have a little bit of a concern with the mix of stainless steel and aluminum. Weigh-Safe has thought about that and on the aluminum they've put a galvanic coating on there. That's going to prevent our stainless steel and our aluminum from causing each other to corrode. It's really nice. As you can see they've really put a lot of energy into giving us the highest grade materials that are available, giving us a very strong yet lightweight corrosion-resistant product. That's why they're going to offer you the limited lifetime warranty regardless of where the point of failure might be, which we haven't seen yet but if it does happen send it right back to them. Another great thing, these are made right here in the United States so you know that you're having somebody that takes pride in their work, they're doing a good job to get you something to work that's going to work very effectively. Now regardless of the size in drop or in shank that we decide on, the ball mount's going to come with both the 2" and the 2-5/16" ball mounts. Now if you decide that you need 1-7/8", this is part number WSBL. Now as we go up in size the weight capacities are going to become greater. Now for the 1-7/8" we're going to have a 7,500 pound maximum gross trailer weight capacity whether we're using the 2" shank or the 2-1/2" shank. When we move into the 2" ball that's going to go up to 8,000 pounds on either the 2" or a 2-1/2. Now the only slight difference that we have is going to be on the 2-5/16" ball. It's stamped at 14,500 pounds. That's going to be for use with the 2-1/2" shank. If you go to the 2" shank that capacity's going to be limited to 10,000. Now depending on which size shank you're going to use, if you're using the 2-1/2" you'll see the scale's customized for that. Once it gets up to 2,200 pounds, which is the maximum tongue weight rating of the 2-1/2" design it's going to give you that red area. That way you'll know too much tongue weight, we're exceeding the limit of the ball mount. Same thing for our 2" version here. You can see though it's going to be a little bit lower. That's at the 1,500 pound mark. That's the maximum tongue weight rating for the 2" configuration. We don't want to exceed that and it's nice that it's going to give us a visual cue if we do. Now as we put this together what we're going to do is lineup that oblong hole with our pinhole. We can slide that pin in and through. Now we've got, you can see around the ball, just the slightest bit of a tolerance that's been built in right here. That's going to be sure that that ball has room to move up and down and it won't get bound up inside of there. You can see it's a little bit of wiggle room. That's going to allow that scale to work. We'll side the ball mount portion up and on the shank, pick whatever drop it is that you require, simply slide that in and turn it. That's going to keep everything nice and secure. Now a locking hitch pin that we recommend is part number WS06. This comes with both the locking hitch pin and the dual locking pin assembly. This is going to give you a second dual locking pin assembly but this is the perfect solution for having both of your locks keyed alike so you don't have to search for multiple keys. You're making an investment in safety with these and we don't want them to disappear. Now we're going to get a couple quick measurements for you so you know the distance from the center of our pinholes to the center of our ball. This is going to help ensure that this is going to work for your application. We'll start with the 2" shank model. It's going to have two pinholes. The first one here is going to be about 8-3/8" to the center of our ball. The other is going to be around 9-1/2". Now onto the 2-1/2" version. We're going to have about 8-3/4" from the center of our pinhole to the center of our ball. Regardless of the ball size that you're going to use this will not change. Now when it comes time to adjust our drop or our rise it's a very simple process. You'll just take your included key, placed that in, turn it 90 degrees. At that point you'll see our double pin kit. It's going to come right out. We don't have to wrestle with pulling multiple pins or trying to get multiple clips undone like we have to with most adjustable ball mounts. With the pin set up the way it is, the dual pin and all the options that we have, we'll be able to adjust this incrementally all the way from its highest setting here, which would be just about dead even with the receiver tube all the way down to that 4" drop. Once we get the selection in there that we want that pin's just going to slide back in and we can lock it back up. Now for storage of your Weigh-Safe ball mount if you don't want it in the position that you have it here to where it's out, we can also store this underneath the vehicle. With the 4" drop we'll have to invert the ball or have the ball face down. With the 6, 8, or 10 it can be stored in its upright position but essentially we just bring that around to the back side. Get that raised up. Slide our pin in just like that and re-lock it. That's going to really reduce the chance that we're going to knock our leg on it or bump our shin as we're walking by. That's going to complete our look at the Weigh-Safe line of adjustable aluminum ball mounts with built-in tongue weight scale.

Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (722 Customer Reviews)

Measure your tongue weight to determine if you can safely tow by simply coupling your trailer to this ball mount. Ball platform locks to shank. Tow up to 8,000 lbs with the 2" ball and up to 14,500 lbs with the 2-5/16" ball.

- WS8-25

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

- WS8-25

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

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

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

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


- WS8-25

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

- WS8-25

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

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

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

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

- WS8-25

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

- WS8-25

Outstanding product, this is my 2nd one. The only problem is that with the 2 1/2" mount is that you can't use any of the better hitch mounted mud flaps like Rock Tamers or Rock Stars without extensive modifications to the mud flap mounts, (at least on the last 2 generations of GM HD trucks.) 613749

- WS8-25

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

I cannot change a word of the original review. It is still performing great and I have had zero issues. I highly recommend this hitch.
David - 03/12/2019


- WS8-25

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

Sold truck now well not fit on my 2 receiver
TIM N - 11/24/2018


- WS8-25

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

- WS8-25

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

Great product! As advertised! 791910

- WS8-25

works great, 785156

- WS8-25

It looks great and fits nicely. 776181

- WS8-25

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

- WS8-25

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

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

Really like this setup. Highly recomme nded 749114

- WS8-25

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

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

- WS8-25

This This bracket and ball are working without a hitch ;) ! 721587

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    Adjustable ball mounts like the Weigh Safe # WS6-25 and # WS8-25 provide great flexibility to tow multiple trailers of differing heights. A good starting place is to determine the deepest drop you'll need. The attached diagram and help article can help a great deal in completing this. This is done by measuring from the ground up to the top of the hitch receiver opening for hitch height. To measure coupler height, measure from the ground to the bottom of the trailer's coupler. Subtract...
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    For your 2019 F250 I recommend the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale with 10" Drop, 11" Rise # WS10-25. It's ideal to have your trailer level when towing, but sometimes that's not easily possible. Having the nose point up too much, can cause the tongue weight to be low enough that the trailer may begin to sway, so nose down is a better option. The ball mount has adjustments in 1" increments, so you'll be able to hook up almost perfectly level to both of your trailers. It has...
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount That Fits 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD that Can Fit Rock Tamer Mudflap
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation for 2019 Ford F-250 with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
    Thanks for the measurements of your coupler and trailer hitch! With that info we know that you need an 8-1/2 inch drop to tow your trailer level. Since B and W does not make a Tow N Stow with that much drop the best option would be a Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount part # WS8-25 which will fit your 2-1/2 inch hitch and work well. It has a scale built into the ball mount platform too.
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  • Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation for 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
    Sounds like you need an adjustable Weigh Safe Ball Mount for a 2-1/2 inch hitch that can do at least a 5 inch drop. The part # WS8-25 you referenced matches everything except it has an 8 inch drop which may be a bit longer than you'd want. The part # WS6-25 instead might be a better option as it has a drop of up to 6 inches instead.
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  • Scale Calibrations and Maximum Tongue Weight for Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount with Scale # WS8-25
    According to my technical contact at Weigh Safe the dial gauge on their Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS8-25 is calibrated to 1500-lbs but remains fully linear all the way to its maximum of 3000-lbs, meaning at the top of the red scale. It is entirely okay to pull a 14,500-lb trailer with a 15-percent (2175-lb) tongue weight, with the dial going partially into the red zone. They choose not to calibrate those points above 1500-lbs so as to encourage users to be conservative in the use of the...
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  • Recommended Weigh Safe Ball Mounts for 2-1/2-Inch and 2-Inch Hitches
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  • Would the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS8-25 Drag Ground on a 2015 Ford F-350
    For most situation 8-1/2 inches of ground clearance would be adequate. But if you do found yourself in a tight situation you would have to either remove the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS8-25 or find a creative way to approach the change in elevation without dragging the ball mount. The ball mount is made of aluminum which does not corrode and the balls of it are made of stainless steel which is about as corrosion resistant as you can get. I attached a review video for you to check...
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  • Ball Mount With 8 Inch Drop That Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
    There is a solution for you but the hitch balls cannot be removed on the Action Accessories Adjustable 2-Ball Mount HL17203. Instead I recommend using the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS8-25 which also fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch and provides 8 inches of drop but will allow you to use the 2 inch hitch ball only. I've added links to a pair of video reviews of this ball mount for you to take a look at.
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  • Will Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/Scale for 2-1/2" Hitches Item # WS8-25 Fit a Class IV Trailer Hitch
    Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 14.5K Item # WS8-25 is designed to fit 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver openings which is what is on most Class V trailer hitches. A Class IV hitch will likely have a 2 inch receiver. If you do have a 2 inch receiver opening then the comparable ball mount is # WS8-2.
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation for 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
    For your hitch height of 22-1/4 inches the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS8-25 would be a great option. It basically would cover trailer heights between 14-1/4 inches and 22-1/4 inches which is going to cover nearly anything you'll need to tow. This comes with a 2 inch ball like you need plus a 2-5/16 inch ball which is the other (more) popular ball size for trailers. This would be your best option that would allow you to basically never need another ball mount.
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  • Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale # WS8-25 Warranty
    The warranty of the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2 Hitch - 8 , 9 Rise - 14.5K Item # WS8-25 that you referenced is limited lifetime for the ball mount and 1 year for the built in scale gauge.
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  • Recommended Weigh Safe Ball Mount For 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Receiver
    I recommend you use the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 14.5K # WS8-25 for your 2016 Ford F-350. This will still give you about 10-3/4 inches clearance from the ground based on 21-1/4 inches from the bottom of your receiver. That will be plenty of space and will give you more adjustability options. I recommend using the Locking Dual Pin Assembly and Hitch Pin Set for 180 Hitch and Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mounts - Keyed Alike # WS06. This will...
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  • Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
    For an adjustable ball mount for a 2-1/2 inch hitch that would work great on your 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale # WS8-25 would be a great option that would work well. We recently had a customer come back and say this ball mount worked well with a Rock Tamer Mudflap like part # ERT00110. This also has a built in scale to measure tongue weight as well which is nice. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale Have Keyed-Alike Feature
    The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale, part # WS8-25 uses a unique barrel type key and unfortunately does not have the keyed-alike feature. To secure the ball mount to your trailer hitch I recommend part # e98881. This locking pin will work with 2-inch and 2-1/2 inch trailer hitches. It has a 5/8 inch diameter steel pin that is double chrome plated to help resist rust. This also includes a coverd key slot to keep dirt and moisture out of the lock.
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  • Availability of 1-7/8" Ball for Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS8-25
    The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS8-25 that you referenced includes a 2-5/16" and 2" ball but a 1-7/8" ball can indeed be added to the assembly with the part # WSB-L. This is a direct fit for this ball mount that will install and remove just like the two balls that come included. I reached out to Carry-On regarding their 5x8 2,000 pound mesh floor trailer and they said the approximate coupler height when it's completely level is around 13-1/2 inches. This measurement is taken from the...
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  • Does Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale for 2-1/2" Hitch Come with 2" and 2-5/16" Hitch Balls
    I believe you are referring to the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 14.5K # WS8-25. This does have a 2" ball (weight rating 8,000 lbs) and a 2-5/16" ball (14,500 lbs) which can be swapped out pretty easily depending on what size coupler your trailer has. This is listed both through our ball mount selection page and in the specs for this product on the product page itself.
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch on 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    The ball mount I highly recommend for your 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty that has a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver like the Curt # C15802 is the B&W Tow & Stow because of its high quality, stow-away design, and the fact it protects the ball mount platform from theft. The hitch ball platform of this mount actually flips underneath the shank to face your truck, saving you from accidentally slamming your leg into it when walking behind your F-250. Additionally, when the Tow & Stow is in your...
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  • Adjustable 2-1/2-Inch Ball Mount for 2013 GMC Sierra HD
    Thank you for your photo showing that the top of the receiver opening on your 2013 Sierra's 2-1/2-inch hitch is at 21-inches above ground level. I cannot see the height of the level trailer but I would guesstimate it is roughly 6 to 8-inches lower than the truck based on what I can see of your ball mount. You can check out our range of 2-1/2-inch adjustable ball mounts on the page I linked for you. The linked help article will show you how to determine how much drop you need. If you'd...
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  • Measurements Of Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch
    On the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale # WS10-25, the measurement from the top of the shank to the end point of the actual hitch ball, (not the ball holder) is 9". The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale # WS8-25, the measurement from the top of the shank to the end point of the actual hitch ball, (not the ball holder) is 7".
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  • Which Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount for 2019 GMC 2500HD 2-1/2 Hitch
    Car trailers tend to sit pretty low to make it as easy as possible to load the cars without scraping. So the Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount with Scale I recommend is the part # WS8-25 which fits the 2-1/2 inch hitch, can do up to an 8 inch drop and has a built in scale that goes up to 2,200 lbs.
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  • Will the Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Work with Weigh Safe Ball Mount?
    The Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Clamp for 2-1/2" Hitch Receivers # 325-GH-063 will work well as long as you have the between 7/8 inch and 1/2 inch between the receiver collar and the drop shank. The Anti-Rattle will wedge between the mount and the receiver for a snug fit. The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 14.5K # WS8-25 has enough room on most applications for this even though the shank is close as you stated with certain hitch receivers. I've...
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  • Recommended Adjustable Ball Mount For 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Receivers
    We do not have the Andersen 2-1/2 inch adjustable ball mount but I do have a solution for you. I recommend the Weigh Safe Ball mount. The ball mounts we offer for a 2-1/2 inch receiver opening have a weight capacity of 14,500-lbs. The great feature for these ball mounts is the built-in tongue weight scale that helps make sure you know what the tongue weight is regardless of the load. For a ball mount that has a 6 inch drop or 7 inch rise the ball mount I recommend is part # WS6-25. If...
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  • How to Determine Trailer Tongue Weight
    Determining Trailer Tongue Weight In order to select the correct components to safely tow your trailer, you need to know its tongue weight. This is the weight that the fully loaded trailer exerts downward on the hitch ball of the tow vehicle. If you don't know the tongue weight of your trailer, there are several different ways you can determine it. 1.Tongue weight scale 2.Weigh Safe ballmount 3.Bathroom scale 4.Commercial scale Remember, if you intend to use a weight distribution...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System And Ball Mount For 2017 Ram 2500 SRW
    If your 2017 Ram 3500 has a 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver, I recommend the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 14.5K # WS8-25 to give you an accurate read of the trailer tongue weight. This is a very durable hitch that is corrosion resistant and easy to use. I recommend the Locking Dual Pin Assembly and Hitch Pin Set for 180 Hitch and Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mounts - Keyed Alike # WS06 to secure your investment to your vehicle and let you use one key. To...
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  • Recommended Class V Hitch Receiver, Ball Mount, and Brake Controller For a 2017 Ram 3500
    Your 2017 Ram 3500 has a towing capacity of 11,910 lbs for a bumper pull trailer, so it is able to tow an 11,000 lb trailer. For the hitch receiver, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class V, # DT45518. This hitch receiver has a 12,000 lb capacity and a 1,200 lb tongue weight. It has an integrated mounting point for your trailer wiring connector welded to the sturdy square cross tube. This is a bolt on installation but it will require a little drilling. I've attached the installation instructions. You...
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  • Weigh Safe Ball Mount Recommendations for a 2015 Ram 1500
    If the 10 inch drop version of the Weigh Safe ball mount is too much then I recommend the 8 inch model, # WS8-2 for a 2 inch hitch or # WS8-25 for a 2-1/2 inch hitch. It will provide more vertical adjustment than the 6 inch model but won't hang down quite as low as the 10. If you have multiple trailers now then you can measure the coupler height by making them level and measuring from the ground to the bottoms of the couplers. Compare that to the hitch measurement from the ground to...
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