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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Black Adjustable Ball Mount Recommendation That Can do 9-1/2 inches of Drop
  • We have a ball mount very similar to the # WS10-25 that you referenced that is black. For that check out the B and W Tow and Stow part # BWTS10043B. This ball mount has a 10k capacity and can do a similar amount of drop at 9-1/2 inches. What's really nice about this ball mount is that the ball platform can be easily flipped around to the other side of it's shank when not in use so that it is out of the way. If you have never banged your shins on a ball mount before it's a less than pleasant...
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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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  • 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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  • Where are Weigh Safe Ball Mounts Made
  • Weigh Safe ball mounts like the part # LTB8-25 are made in the USA. As long as the hitch on your 2014 Ram 2500 is a 2-1/2 inch hitch this ball mount will fit it and work well. It can provide a max drop of 8 inches.
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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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  • 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 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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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 11,000 Pound Travel Trailer
  • Verifying your trailer's loaded tongue weight is a great idea, but you will not be able to use the Weigh Safe 2-Ball Mount # WS4-25 with a weight distribution system. Weight distribution systems will require a specialized shank and will not attach directly to a ball mount like the Weigh Safe product. To check the loaded tongue weight of your trailer, I recommend using a scale like the Sherline # 5780. The most important factor when choosing a weight distribution system is the total...
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  • Why Doesn't Weigh Safe Hitch Pin Lock WS05 Have Weight Capacity
  • It actually does not have a weight capacity. Reason being hitch pins don't typically bear any of the weight of the trailer since the tongue weight of the trailer presses so hard down on the ball mount it pins it to the hitch tube. I am actually really surprised your pin lock was bent. Your old lock must have been defective for it to break under normal use.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ground Clearance Dimension for 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Steel Balls # LTB8-2
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Weight of the 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Steel Balls Part # LTB8-2
  • The 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount w/ Stainless Steel Balls part # LTB8-2 has a shipping weight of 20 lbs which means the actual weight is likely around 17 lbs. The dual hitch balls that this ball mount comes with have a lock to secure to the shank but in order to prevent theft of the entire ball mount I highly recommend using the Weigh Safe Hitch Receiver Lock part # WS05.
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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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