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  • Adjustable Ball Mount Available for 3 inch Trailer Hitches
  • We do carry the Weigh Safe Adjustable ball mounts to fit 3 inch trailer hitches like what you have on your 2017 Ford F-350. Here is a list of all of them: With scales 6 inch drop # WS6-3 8 inch drop (the one you would want) # WS8-3 10 inch drop # WS10-3 Without scales 6 inch drop # TB6-3 8 inch drop # TB8-3 10 inch drop # TB10-3
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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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  • Locking Hitch Pin To Match Key For My Dual Pin Weigh Safe Ball Mount
  • The Locking Dual Pin Assembly and Hitch Pin Set for 180 Hitch and Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mounts - Keyed Alike, # WS06, is a really convenient feature and both are very good quality locks. This kit is the only way to get the keyed alike feature. If you just want the locking pin and don't care if it isn't keyed identical, I recommend the Bulldog Lifelong Trailer Hitch Lock for 2" Hitches - Flush - 2-1/2" Span - Stainless, # BD580402. This lock uses a ball-bearing locking system to make it...
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  • Recommended Ball Mount With 2.5 Inch Shank And 14,500 lb Capacity
  • Other than the Weigh Safe options of # TB10-25 and # WS10-25, I have one more option available for you. The Fastway Flash E Series HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 10" Drop, 10" Rise - 18K # FA42-00-2925 will give you an 8-7/8 inch distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball. If you go with the Weigh Safe option, I recommend the Locking Dual Pin Assembly and Hitch Pin Set for 180 Hitch and Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mounts - Keyed Alike # WS06 to...
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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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  • 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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  • Why Doesn't Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount TB6-2 Have Locks and Scale
  • The part # TB6-2 doesn't have some of the features of the other adjustable ball mounts as it is the stripped down model at a lower price point. The version that does have the lock and scale is the part # WS6-2. This gives people the ability to only pay for the features they do want.
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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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  • Recommendation for Choosing Adjustable Ball Mount for 2017 Chevy Silverado
  • When determining the rise or drop needed for a ball mount, there are two measurements you will want to take. Starting with your 2017 Chevy Silverado, you will want to take a measurement from the ground to the top of the trailer hitch receiver when the truck is on level ground. Then on your trailer, you will measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler. If the hitch height on your truck is higher, you will need a ball mount with a rise, if the coupler measurement is higher, you...
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  • Is there Clearance on the Shank of a Weigh Safe Ball Mount to Install a Rock Tamer Mudflap
  • The Rock Tamers like the part # ERT00108 require at least 1 inch of space on the shank of the ball mount. We had a customer come back and say they had enough clearance to use their Rock Tamer mudflap system with a Weight Safe Ball Mount like the part # WS8-2 so this would work well for you.
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  • Is Weigh Safe Hitch Ball with Scale Accurate and Does it Work with Low Tongue Weights
  • The Weigh Safe ball with built-in scale # WSUN-1 is the only one of its kind. It would not be the best for tongue weight on the lower end of the scale like you said. Tongue weight scale # 5780 would work a little better and it is easier to read. The gauges on either are calibrated correctly.
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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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  • 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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  • Anti Rattle Device for 180 Weigh Safe Weight Adjustable Ball Mount
  • To remove the movement in the hitch between the Weigh Safe # TB6-2 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. This could easily be used with a cargo carrier as well.
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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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  • Can a Weigh Safe Ball Mount be Used with a Weight Distribution System
  • You will need to verify the tongue weight but if you are using weight distribution then its head, shank, and ball would be what is used so you wouldn't be able to use Weigh Safe ball mount # WS6-2. There are different ways to calculate tongue weight. A tongue weight scale, # 5780, is going to be the best. I have included a link to our help article on determining tongue weight and another on weight distribution for you.
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  • Recommendation for 10 Inch Drop Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Receiver on a 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup
  • I have a few solutions for your ball mount needs. I recommend the Weight Safe # WS10-25, is a 2-Ball ball mount that has a 10 inch drop and an 11 inch rise. What is really neat about this product is that it comes with a built-in scale and two common coupler size balls (2 inch and 2-5/16 inches). If you happen to need a 1-7/8 inches ball # WSB-L is sold separately. I've linked all the ball mounts with the 10 inch drop for your 2-1/2 receiver and a video of the WS10-25 for your convenience...
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  • How to Determine the Drop Needed for a Ball Mount on a 2017 Ford F-250 to Pull a Husky TS
  • When trying to determine what kind of Rise or Drop you will need to ensure that your towing setup is level there are 2 measurements that you will need to take; one for your hitch height and one for your coupler height. For your hitch height you will want to make sure that your 2017 Ford F-250 is sitting on level ground and then you want to measure from the bottom of the ground to the top of the receiver opening on your hitch. To determine your coupler height you will want to make...
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  • Dimensions Of Weigh Safe Ball Mount With Built In Scale # WS8-2 And # WS10-2 For Needed Clearance
  • On the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 10K, # WS8-2, There is a distance of 8-3/8 inches from the center of the nearest pin hole to the center of the ball and 9-1/2 inches from the center of the furthest pin hole to the center of the ball. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rise, you will have 3 inches and 4-1/4 inches from the further pin hole. On the # WS10-2 you will have the same measurements as the closer...
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  • How to Choose the Right Ball Mount for a Horse Trailer
  • Your setup looks nice. It is difficult to guess measurements from a photo, but I can surely help to get your trailer more level. For safety and comfort, your trailer should always be as level as possible. A level trailer handles well, promotes even wear on your tires and minimizes the stress on your truck and your trailer. And, obviously, makes the horses' ride more enjoyable. The easiest way to achieve this is by selecting the ball mount with the correct rise or drop. With your truck...
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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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  • Replacement 2 inch Hitch Ball for Weigh Safe 180 Ball Mount
  • I do have a solution for you to be able to use a 2 inch hitch ball in a 2-1/2 inch 180 Hitch Ball 2-Ball Mount, like part # TB8-25, but when I spoke with my contact at Weigh Safe they said that you cannot use a hitch ball from a Weigh Safe ball mount in a 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount. A replacement dual sided hitch ball that will work with a 2-1/2 inch 180 Hitch Ball 2-Ball Mount is the part # TB02. This hitch ball has a 2 inch hitch ball on one side that has a weight capacity of 8,000 lbs...
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  • Differences Between Weigh Safe 2-Ball Aluminum Ball Mounts WS4-25 and WS4-25-1G
  • The difference between the Weigh Safe 2-Ball mounts # WS4-25-1G and # WS4-25 is only the tow rating of the 2-5/16-inch ball supplied. On the # WS4-25 the 2-5/16-inch ball carries a trailer weight rating of 14.5K, while the same size ball included in # WS4-25-1G is rated only for 12.5K.
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  • Locking Hitch Pin to Use with Weigh Safe Adjustable Ball Mount for 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS6-25 that you referenced does not come with a locking hitch pin, but you can order one separately with part # 1469DAT. I wish it could be keyed alike to the ball mount but it would require a separate key. We have not had any issues from customers with dust or dirt getting into the barrel lock core of these ball mounts.
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  • 180 Aluminum Ball Mount With A 1-7/8" And 2" Inch Ball
  • The 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Steel Ball part # TB8-2 is compatible with a variety of replaceable ball mounts, each of which will affect the maximum towing capacity of the receiver. The 180 2-Ball Hitch includes a 2" and 2 5/16" ball however if you want to tow with a 1 7/8" and 2" inch ball mount you will need the Dual-Sided Hitch Ball for 180 Hitch part # TB03 which is sold as a separate compatible attachment for this shank. You will be able to tow up to 7,500 lbs with the 1...
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  • Determining What Ball Mount Drop is Needed on a GMC Denali With a 8-1/2 In Lift and 37 in Tires
  • You will need to measure both the hitch height on GMC Denali and the trailer coupler height of your trailer to determine how much drop will be needed for a ball mount. If you measured from the top of your trailer hitch to the ground and this number is the 27-/34 inches that you referenced, then you will only need the trailer measurement. Measure, on level ground, from the bottom of the trailer coupler to the ground. Once, you have this number, subtract the coupler height from the hitch...
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  • Shank Lock Keyed Alike to Hitch Lock Recommendation for 180 Weigh Safe Ball Mount
  • Yes, what you would want is the part # WS06 as this comes with a coupler lock and shank lock designed to work with the 180 Weigh Safe Ball Mount part # TB6-2 that you referenced.
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  • Replacement Key and Lock Core Recommendation for Weigh Safe Ball Mount
  • Sorry to hear about your keys getting stolen. What you can do is use the Locking Dual Pin Assembly # WS03 to rekey your Weigh Safe Ball Mount part # WS10-25 and you will get a new set of keys to match the new locks.
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  • Ground Clearance Dimension for 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Steel Balls # TB8-2
  • If you had the Weigh Safe Ball Mount # TB8-2 in the max drop position with the 2-5/16 inch ball facing down it would measure a total of 15-1/4 inches from the top of the hitch hitch opening of the vehicle.
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  • Can Ball Mount Platform of Weigh Safe Ball Mount part # WS8-3 be Reversed
  • Yes, the ball mount platform of the Weigh Safe Ball Mount part # WS8-3 that you referenced can have the ball platform reversed so that it would be out of the way of your shins.
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