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Weigh Safe 6" Drop Hitch w/ 2" Shank (8k/10k GTWR)

$299.00
SKU# WS6-2
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Weigh Safe
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    The Weigh Safe Drop Hitch effectively measures the tongue weight of your towing load, ensuring that your vehicle is balanced properly and is safe to tow. Injuries, fatalities and loss of property are all preventable by ensuring proper tongue weight. The adjustable height allows you to tow safely by keeping the trailer tongue level.

    Included:

    1- Drawbar 1- Slider with Gauge
    1- 2″ Ball 1- 2-5/16″
    1- Ball Retaining Pin 1- Lock Plate Key Assembly
    1- Dust Lock Cover  
    • Adjustable Ball Mount
    • Includes a built-in scale for measuring the tongue weight
    • Pressure on the ball sends a reading to the built-in scale that measures tongue weight
    • Amount of vertical adjustability: 12"
    • Adjustable in 1" increments
    • Includes 2" and 2-5/16" stainless steel balls 
    • Towing Capacity for 2" ball:  8,000 lb
    • Towing Capacity for 2-5/16" ball:  10,000 lb
    • Tongue Weight:  1,500 lb
    • Can be used in the drop or rise position
    • Do not initiate towing if your reading is in the red zone
    • Finish: Polished Aluminum
    • Ball Mount fits standard 2" Receivers
    • Two differnet pin holes in ball mount 
    • Center of Pin Hole to Center of Ball: 8.47" or 9.60"
    • Can be stowed by pulling off slider and turning backwards
    • Solid Shank Construction
    • Includes two keys
    • Made in the USA
    • V5 & J684 Certified

     

    Built-in Tongue Weight Scale

    The Weigh Safe Drop Hitch is the one and only trailer hitch with a built-in scale that signals you to adjust your load before you hit the road, resulting in a much safer and enjoyable towing experience. Before this ball mount, gauging your trailer’s tongue weight was a hassle. You had to rely on inefficient bathroom scales, make a trip to the weigh station, or purchase a separate tongue weight scale. But with the Weigh Safe’s built-in scale, measuring your tongue weight is as easy as coupling your trailer to your ball mount. Simply hook-up your trailer to the Weigh Safe ball mount just as you would any other ball mount. The weight of your trailer will push down on the hitch ball, which in turn pushes down on an internal hydraulic piston that sits on a bed of oil. When the piston drops into the oil, the pressure reading is sent out to the scale.

     

    What is tongue weight and why is it important?

    Tongue weight (TW) refers to the weight that the fully loaded trailer exerts downward on the hitch ball of the tow vehicle. Tongue weight is typically 10 percent – and should not exceed 15 percent – of your gross trailer weight. For example, a 10,000-lb trailer should have a tongue weight between 1,000 lbs and 1,500 lbs. You can adjust the tongue weight of your trailer by removing or adding cargo, or redistributing the load on the trailer. The tongue weight should not exceed the capacity of your tow vehicle, your hitch, or any of your towing components.

    Simply put, too little tongue weight can cause trailer sway and too much tongue weight can cause the tow vehicle to perform poorly. You may have difficulty steering, gaining traction, or braking when driving a setup that has too much weight pushing down on the rear of the vehicle. Ultimately, towing with an improper tongue weight can cause you to lose control of your vehicle or cause your trailer to separate from the vehicle.

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    Vertical Adjustability:
    12"
    Included Balls:
    2" & 2-5/16" Stainless Steel
    Towing Capacity 2" Ball:
    8,000 lbs
    Towing Capacity 2-5/16" Ball:
    10,000 lbs
    Drop / Rise:
    Universal
    Receiver Type:
    Fits 2" Standard Receivers
    How to Install Your Weigh Safe Drop Hitch (01:14)
    For more information, please visit: www.weigh-safe.com
    • How to Install Your Weigh Safe Drop Hitch
      For more information, please visit: www.weigh-safe.com

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