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Weigh Safe Ball Mounts - Adjustable Ball Mount - WS8-25 Review

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Review of Weigh SAFE Ball Mounts WS8-25


Today we're going to be taking a look at part number WS8-25, this is the Weigh Safe Ball Mount with the built-in scale. Located right here, that's going to give us a diameter of an inch and a half, so it's very easy to read, it's very visible. This ball mount is going to have the included hitch balls. You're going to get a 2 inch ball, and a 2 and 5/16 inch ball, that way you can hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle. This is designed for 2 and 1/2 by 2 and 1/2 inch trailer hitches. You can see here this is going to be our shank, this is going to slide into the receiver tube of your hitch.

It's going to use the standard 5/8 inch pin hole, so you're going to line up your pin holes, and install a hitch pin and clip or hitch pin and lock. Those items are sold separately. It's got the nice slant design, so it can easily slide in of and out of the receiver tube of your hitch. . Your hitch ball is going to be where your trailer coupler mounts, that's going to provide a good connection point. The tongue weight scale built into the ball platform is going to help you balance your trailer.

It's going to have a capacity, or be able to read up to 1500 pounds, it's going to promote safe towing, which is going to let you know if your load needs to be adjust before you tow. Very simple operation, once you have this connected to your trailer it's going to automatically provide a measurement every time you couple your trailer to the hitch ball. It's going to be measured in 100 pound increments . Very efficient hassle free design, it's going to eliminate the need for a separate or commercial scale. This also offers a stow-able design, I'll show you how to get to that position. It's going to come with two barrel-style keys, so that's going to be pick resistant, goes into this portion here, give it a quarter of a turn, it's going to allow you to disengage the dual pin.

. So a stow-able design means that this gets flipped around and installs on the back side, so it's actually kind of tucked up underneath your vehicle with your shank in the hitch. You just reinstall your pins, move it to the lock position. While I have it disconnected, you can also use this in either of the drop or rise position, just flip this over to the rise position, install that. It's going to have that adjustable mount design, it's going to let you adjust in increments of 1 inch all the way up and down the shank here. To switch between your hitch balls, it's going to feature a pin here in the back.

Simply just pull that out, then you can swap out the hitch balls . Depending on your application. Very simple to do, very simple system to operate. If we install this at the lowest setting, that's going to give us a maximum drop from the top of the shank to the top of the platform of about 8 inches. With it in the rise position, at the highest setting, measuring the same way from the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform, that's going to give us a maximum rise of 9 inches. Again it is adjustable in increments of 1 inch. Once you have this set where you need it, simply just reinstall your pins, move it to lock position, and that's going to be secured in that mounting position. Again, two keys are included. The adjustable height's a great feature to have, it's going to allow you to tow trailers with different heights and still be able to use the same vehicle. You're going to get 2 different sized hitch balls, this is going to let you tow trailers with different coupler sizes. This is made from a rust proof aluminum construction when it comes to the shank and the mounting platform, so it's going to offer superior strength and durability. It's also going to feature stainless steel hitch balls, those are going to be corrosion resistant. Your hitch pin and clip or hitch pin and lock are going to be sold separately. This product is made in the USA and it's going to come with a limited lifetime warranty. Once again it is designed for 2 and 1/2 inch by 2 and 1/2 inch trailer hitches. The gross towing weight when using the 2 and 5/16 inch ball is going to be 12500 pounds. When using the 2 inch ball, that's going to be reduced to 8000 pounds. The tongue weight for this unit is rated at 1500 pounds. One of the measurements I want to go over with you real quick is measuring from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch ball. If we do that measurement real quick, that's going to give us a measurement of . Right at 8 and 3/4 of an inch. Again, you can use this in either the drop or rise position, and the bonus about this ball mount, I'm going to bring you a little bit closer so you can see the scale, is that built in scale. You can see here it's going to have a capacity of 1500 pounds, it's going to measure in 100 pound increments, that's just the little notches that are in there. And then it's got the little needle in there so that way you can easily read the rating that it's weighing at. That's going to conclude our review of part number WS8-25, this is the Weigh Safe Ball Mount with built-in scale. .


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