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  • Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation for 2017 Ram 2500 with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • For what you are looking for the best option is going to be the Weight Safe Ball Mount part # WS10-25 that you referenced. It fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch, can do a drop of 10 inches, and even has a couple ball sizes to give you even more flexibility.
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  • Choosing The Correct Ball Mount For Lifted Truck To Tow Trailer Level
  • For a 7 inch lift on your 2016 Chevy Silverado, I definitely recommend a ball mount that has a significant drop to tow your trailer level. I recommend an adjustable hitch so you can tow multiple trailers level. You may be interested in the 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Steel Balls - 2" Hitch - 10" Drop, 11" Rise - 10K # TB10-2. I've attached a video of this hitch for you that gives you a 2 inch hitch ball as well as a 2-5/16 inch ball integrated. I recommend getting the Locking...
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  • Can Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount Be Used With Weight Distribution System
  • There are no weight distribution systems designed to be able to use the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount, part # WS6-2. All weight distribution system require a shank and do not attach directly to a ball mount like the # WS6-2. Based on the numbers you mentioned I recommend a weight distribution system like part # C17322. This system has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 1,000 lbs and a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 lbs. The system includes sway control that helps when facing high winds...
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  • Anti-Rattle Device Recommendation for Use with Weigh Safe Ball Mount
  • To remove the movement in the hitch between the Weigh Safe # WS6-2 and the hitch opening you would need to use a wedge style anti-rattle like the part # RM-061. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Ball Mount for Toyota Tundra with 6 Inch Lift
  • With your Toyota Tundra rated to tow 11,000 lbs, you can get a ball mount that meets or exceeds that weight, but you will also be limited by whatever your trailer hitch receiver is rated for. The lesser of those 3 numbers is what your gross towing capacity will be. Based on your 6 inch lift, I'd recommend an adjustable ball mount with at least an 8 inch drop. If you have a 2 inch receiver, then I'd suggest the EZ Heavy Duty Adjustable Hitch with Combo Ball, # AM3298. This hitch has...
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  • Can the Weigh Safe Hitch Ball with Tongue Weight Scale be used with Husky Weight Distribution System
  • The # WSUN-3 has not specifically been tested with a Husky system, but in general there are clearance issues when using this particular ball with weight distribution systems (WDS), as the WDS bars have been known to crush the scale during turns. I've included a photo that a customer submitted of what happened when they used a similar product with a WDS. Due to the lack of success with most other systems, I advise against using the # WSUN-3 with WDS. Instead, I recommend going with a...
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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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  • How to Choose Correct Ball Mount for 2017 Ram 2500
  • The amount of drop you need on a ball mount with your 2017 Ram 2500 will depend on the height of the trailer you plan on towing. In order to choose the correct ball mount for your truck, you will need to take two measurements. First, with your Ram parked on level ground, take a measurement from the ground to the top of the hitch receiver. Then with your trailer on level ground, measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler. You will simply need a ball mount that features a drop...
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  • Weigh Safe Ball Mount Replacement Shanks, Anti-Rattle, and Ball Movement
  • Hello and welcome back! There are numerous replacement shanks only for the Weigh Safe ball mounts such as # WS6-2. I have included a link to the various options for you. The shank for the WS6-2 is # DB6-2. Current pricing is available on its product page. Ball mounts are going to rattle, and adjustable ball mounts, being comprised of several pieces, can rattle more so. With that said the ball platform part of the Weigh Safe ball mounts is pretty secure. The 2 pins are of course...
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  • How Long is the Shank of the 180 Hitch Ball Mount
  • From the end of the shank, where you would insert it into your hitch receiver, to the closer part of that rise/drop section it is 6-7/16 inches. From the end of the shank to the outermost part of the rise/drop section, it is 9 inches. I will include a photo to further demonstrate. The Weigh Safe 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount # TB4-2 does come with 2 different size hitch balls. The sizes of the hitch balls are 2-5/16 inches and 2 inches so if you ware needing to use a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball you...
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  • Will the Stainles Steel Hitch Balls for Weigh Safe Ball Mount Need to Be Greased
  • The hitch balls included in the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount with Built-in Scale # WS4-2 will need to be greased. These are stainless steel hitch balls and so they are corrosion resistant. I recommend a hitch ball grease like White Grease Hitch Ball Lub # 58117 for use with the Weigh Safe ball mount hitch balls. This grease helps reduce friction between the hitch ball and coupler while towing. The # 58117 grease is water resistant and non-toxic.
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  • How Do You Torque the Weigh-Safe WSun-2 Ball with Scale?
  • That is a very logical question. I've attached the instructions in the form of a photo to give you the step by step. They use a standard wrench to torque it and give you a hex wrench to tighten the screw to their gauge specs.
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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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  • Best Ball Mount for Use with Rock Tamers on a 2017 Ford F-350 with 3" Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • In order to choose the correct ball mount for your 2017 Ford F-350 you will first need to do a bit of measuring to find the correct rise/drop needed to keep your trailer level. To find this you will need to measure the distance from the ground to the top of the inside edge of your truck's trailer hitch and subtract that from the distance to the ground to the bottom of the coupler on your travel while level. You can see this process outline in the attached ball mount help article. The...
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  • Recommended Weigh Safe Ball Mounts for 2-1/2-Inch and 2-Inch Hitches
  • It is hard to beat the convenience of having a tongue weight (TW) scale built-in to your ball mount. Their aluminum construction means no powder-coat finish to chip off and no worries about rust. The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount with Built-In Scale # WS8-25 will fit the 2-1/2-inch hitch on your 2016 Silverado 2500 and give you a height adjustment range in 1-inch increments from 9-inches of rise down to 8-inches of drop. For your 2012 Silverado 1500's 2-inch hitch you can select one of...
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  • Comparing 6" Drop and 8" Drop Weigh Safe Ball Mounts to Use on a 2015 Chevy Tahoe
  • It looks like you have half of the information needed to choose a ball mount with the correct Rise or Drop for your towing application. To know exactly what you need you will need to measure the height of the bottom of your trailer coupler when it is on level ground. You will then subtract the height of your coupler from the 23 inches that you measured from the top of the inside of your hitch receiver on your 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe. With that being said, since the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount...
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  • Usable Span Dimension for the Hitch Lock Portion of Locking Dual Pin WS06
  • I spoke with my contact at Weigh Safe and she informed me that the dimension you are looking for is 3-3/4 inches. That is the usable span of the hitch lock of the part # WS06
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  • Recommended Weigh Safe Ball Mount For 2017 Ford F-250 4x4 Diesel
  • The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 10" Drop, 11" Rise - 10K # WS10-2, # WS10-2 for 2-1/2 inch hitch, or # WS10-3 for 3 inch hitch receiver is a great choice for your 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty. This adjustability will give you a great hitch for towing a variety of trailers level and has the built in tongue weight scale to help. I haven't heard anything about the drag off a driveway with a F-250 using this drop. The fact that it doesn't have the second ball underneath...
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  • Weigh Safe Ball Mount With Scale To Fit 3 Inch Shank
  • I have confirmed that we have the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale, # WS8-3 available. This is an 8 inch drop hitch compatible with your Ford Super Duty Hitch with 3 inch receiver opening.
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  • Replacement Ball Mount Platform and Pins for Weigh Safe 180 Series Ball Mount
  • For just the platform you'd want the part # TB01, then for the pins part # TB05, and if you need the balls part # TB02.
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  • Clearance Dimensions of Weigh Safe # WS6-2 Adjustable Ball Mount
  • Actually, some of the photos Weigh-Safe shows on their website are incorrect, and they're aware of the problem. The shank of the # WS6-2 has two hitch pin holes that are 3-1/8 and 4-1/8 away from the upright as shown in the photo I've edited for you.
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  • Is the Weigh Safe Hitch Ball WSUN-3 Compatible With Reese Steadi-Flex WD Hitch RP66558
  • The Weigh Safe Hitch Ball with Built-In Scale # WSUN-3 is not compatible with a weight distribution/sway control system such as the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66558. The ball portion alone does have the required 1-inch diameter shank. A better solution for keeping track of your trailer's actual loaded tongue weight is the free-standing Sherline tongue weight scale # 5780. This item offers both a broader range of measurement as well as finer gradations on the dial. This means better accuracy. The...
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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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  • How Many Hitch Balls Are Included In Weigh Safe Ball Mount With Scale
  • The Weigh Safe ball mounts we offer come with 2 hitch balls included, but you can order the third ball as a separate item. I have attached a link to our product page for the Weigh Safe ball mounts we offer. You would need to order the set based on the hitch receiver opening, weight capacity, and rise or drop you need. I have attached a link to a helpful article that explains how to measure to find the correct ball mount. For example, if you need a 12,500 lb ball mount for a 2-1/2...
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  • Anti-Rattle Hitch Stabilizers to Reduce Play of Ball Mount in Hitch Receiver
  • The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS4-2 has a standard 2-inch shank, in this case made of milled billet aluminum for strength. It is not sized differently due to its material. I went to our warehouse and measured the shank with a precision digital caliper and found it to be 1.943-inches. If you care to add an anti-rattle mechanism to reduce any play between the shank and receiver tube, you can use Boone # 93347 or the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch # RM-061.
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  • Is locking Dual Pin Assembly for Weigh Safe And 180 Hitch Available For Other Ball Mounts
  • The Locking Dual Pin Assembly, part # WS03 is designed to work with the 180 Hitch and Weigh Safe 2-ball mounts only and will not work with other manufacturers mounts. The 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mounts like part # TB4-25 does come with the locking dual hitch pin like part # WS03. However, it is also sold as a separate item, and is not available as a keyed-alike item. The locking dual hitch pin is included with the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount with the built-in scale like part # WS4-2. I have...
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  • The Weigh Safe Hitch Receiver Lock # WS05 is Made of What Material
  • The Weigh Safe Hitch Receiver Lock # WS05 is made of stainless steel. The pin will not corrode or rust when installed in your 2017 Ford F350 receiver hitch.
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  • Recommended Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • The Weigh Safe 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount # TB8-3 referenced in your question is designed to fit 3 inch receivers, which refers to the inside dimension of the receiver. Since you have a 2-1/2 inch receiver on your 2017 Ford F-350, I instead recommend the 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount # LTB8-25. This aluminum, adjustable ball mount is designed to fit the hitch on your truck and features a maximum drop of 8 inches or a maximum rise of 9 inches. It has a gross towing weight of 14,500 pounds when...
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  • What Does Weigh Safe Ball Mount Actually Weigh?
  • The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS6-25 you have will display the tongue weight on the on the hitch ball. I am unsure from your description what method you used; it would need to be the same as the photo I've attached for there to potentially be an issue. That picture comes from a help article on how to determine tongue weight which I've linked for you. Those are the methods you would need to use to determine if your Weigh Safe was faulty or not.
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  • How to Properly Calibrate Scale on Weigh Safe 2" and 2-5/16" Hitch Ball
  • To properly calibrate the scale on the Weigh Safe 2" and 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # WSUN-1, you will tighten the nut, which includes the scale, to the hitch ball shank with a 1-1/2 inch diameter wrench to 100 lb ft torque. Once the ball is attached with the nut, use the included hex/allen wrench and tighten the ball set screw until the gauge reads 100 pounds. After 100 pounds has been reached, back out set screw until the gauge has stopped decreasing. The Weigh Safe should now be properly...
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