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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 # LTB10-2. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Overall Height of the 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Balls # LTB10-25
  • If you are looking for the total height of the 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Balls # LTB10-25 from the top of the shank down to the very bottom it measures 14-1/2 inches. This would have less movement than the # FA42-00-2925, but realistically they both have such a small amount of movement that you wouldn't notice.
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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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  • 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 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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  • Can Weigh Safe 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball Adapter be Used on Non-Weigh Safe Hitch Ball
  • The 2-5/16 inch Weigh Safe Adapter # WS07 is extremely safe to use when used properly. I verified with Weigh Safe that it can be used on another ball other than theirs as long as it closes completely and the magnets are engaged with no gaps around the ball on your truck. It's a direct replacement for the adapter included with Weigh Safe # WSUN-1
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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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  • Weigh Safe Ball Mount with Scale Operation and Scale Replacement if Necessary
  • On the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 8" Drop, 9" Rise - 14.5K # WS8-25 you asked about the built in scale will move slightly with every bump in the road as the weight shifts from the axles to the tongue and back the other way. The scale is incredibly well built and I have yet to hear of one wearing out because it consists of a hydraulic piston and a bed of oil. The ball mount has a limited lifetime warranty from the manufacturer and the scale gauge has a 1...
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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 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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  • Availability of Weigh Safe System that Includes Weight Distribution
  • The Weigh Safe ball mounts, like part # WS6-2, do not have a Weight Distribution (WD) system that they are compatible with as a WD system will act as the ball mount. If you need to use a WD system then I recommend using a Tongue Weight Scale # 5780 to help make finding your Tongue Weight (TW) much easier. We recommend using a WD system if your trailer weighs more than half the weight of your tow vehicle. If this is the case for you then I highly recommend using a WD system. I really...
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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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 well 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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  • Scale Recommendation for Determining Trailer Tongue Weight
  • A much easier method for determining tongue weight would be to use the scale # 5780. If you check out the video I attached you can see how this would be used. I also attached a help article on determining tongue weight. Trying to use the # WS6-2 without a tow vehicle to determine tongue weight would be overly complicated and borderline unsafe. The # 5780 is designed for what you are trying to do so there would be not comparison. It would be a much better solution.
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  • Troubleshooting Weigh Safe -2 Ball Mount for 2-1/2 Inch Hitch with Increase Movement At Hitch Ball
  • The Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount w/ Built-In Scale - 2-1/2" Hitch - 4" Drop, 5" Rise - 14.5K # WS4-25 should not have a lot of play in the ball. Make sure the pin that holds the ball in place is working properly and the hitch ball is the correct size for the trailer and weight you are pulling. You should be using the 2-5/16 inch ball for that 10-12,000 lb trailer. A little bit of play is normal, but increasing amounts of play is a problem and may require replacement parts. You may...
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  • What Ball Mount with 10k Capacity Fits Weigh Safe Scale Ball
  • The Convert a Ball Ball Mount part # AMSC8 has a 1 inch diameter ball hole and a platform thickness of 3/4 inches. This has quite a bit of drop so for a ball mount with a more standard amount of drop the part # AMSC2 would work great. Both are rated for 10k trailer and 2,000 lbs tongue weight.
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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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  • 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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  • Measurements of Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount with Built-In Scale # WS10-2
  • I went to our warehouse and pulled a sample of the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount with Built-In Scale # WS10-2 so that I could take measurements for you. Let me offer that the product's die-cut foam packaging is quite impressive and reflects the quality of the item. This USA-made ball mount is really well finished; its easy to see how Weigh Safe can back this with a limited lifetime warranty. The width of the trailer-facing vertical portion of the draw bar (where the ball platform mounts) is...
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  • Ball Mount for 3 Inch Hitch Receiver with a 6 Inch Drop on a 2014 Ram 3500
  • The Weigh Safe 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount # LTB6-3 fits a 3 inch hitch receiver and has a maxiumum drop of 6 inches. It also includes a 2 inch and a 2-5/16 inch hitch balls and has a gross towing weight of 21,000 pounds when using the 2-5/16 inch ball.
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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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