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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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  • 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 # LTB6-3 8 inch drop # LTB8-3 10 inch drop # LTB10-3
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 # LTB6-2 that you referenced.
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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 # LTB4-2 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...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anti Rattle Device for 180 Weigh Safe Weight Adjustable Ball Mount
  • To remove the movement in the hitch between the Weigh Safe # LTB6-2 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dimensions Of Weight-Safe 2-Ball Mount With Built-In Scale
  • I went to the warehouse and measured a Weigh-Safe Ball Mount, part # WS10-25 for you. I have attached a photo of the ball mount and noted the dimensions you can check out. The distance from the bottom of the shank that fits in the receiver to the bottom of the ball mount is 10-1/2 inches and the overall length is 13 inches.
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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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  • Recommended Ball Mount With 2.5 Inch Shank And 14,500 lb Capacity
  • Other than the Weigh Safe options of # LTB10-25 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Measurements Of 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount With Stainless Hitch Balls # TB6-25
  • I went out to our warehouse and took some measurements for you. The 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Balls - 2-1/2" Hitch - 6" Drop, 7" Rise - 14.5K # LTB6-25 has a measurement of 8-7/8 inches from center of hitch pin to center of ball. It has a measurement of 5-7/8 inches from the center of the hitch pin to the back face of the hitch ball mount and a measurement of 10-3/8 inches from the center of the hitch pin to the front face of the ball mount edge. I've attached a photo to help.
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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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  • 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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  • Ground Clearance Dimension for 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Steel Balls # TB8-2
  • If you had the Weigh Safe Ball Mount # LTB8-2 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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  • 1 7/8" Ball for Weigh Safe Ball Mount
  • Thank you for your purchase! I see that you bought the Weigh Safe 2.5" Ball Mount w/Scale, # WS10-25, which comes standard with a 2" ball. You are in luck, we offer a 1 7/8" ball that can be used with your Weigh Safe ball mount. You'll want to order Weigh Safe Ball, # WSB-L, which has a weight capacity of 7500 lb and is perfect for smaller utility trailers like yours. I also recommend getting a hitch ball cover like # 42250 that will work with 1 7/8" and 2" balls. If you ever need to...
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