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etrailer Tongue Weight Scale for Campers and Utility Trailers - 2,000-lb Capacity

etrailer Tongue Weight Scale for Campers and Utility Trailers - 2,000-lb Capacity

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Measure your trailer's tongue weight with this easy-to-use scale. Connect the scale to either your trailer's ball coupler or to its 2" jack for a weight reading. Unlike other scales, blocks or wood are not needed for setup. Great Prices for the best tongue weight scale from etrailer. etrailer Tongue Weight Scale for Campers and Utility Trailers - 2,000-lb Capacity part number e99044 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Measure your trailer's tongue weight with this easy-to-use scale. Connect the scale to either your trailer's ball coupler or to its 2" jack for a weight reading. Unlike other scales, blocks or wood are not needed for setup.


  • Scale measures your trailer's tongue weight to help ensure your trailer is properly loaded
    • Lets you know if you need to adjust your load before you tow
  • 2 Easy and convenient ways to use the scale
    • Measure at your trailer's coupler before hookup
    • Measure at your trailer's jack after hookup
  • Sturdy steel footplate helps keep scale level for an accurate reading
    • Zinc plating on footplate and pins resist corrosion
  • Aluminum body is long-lasting and won't rust


  • Fits 1-7/8", 2", or 2-5/16" ball couplers
  • Fits jack with 2" diameter inner tube
    • Foot or wheel must be removed for use
  • Capacity: 2,000 lbs
  • Maximum height (when hooked up to coupler): 17-1/4"
    • Ground to center of top pin hole: 6-1/4"
  • Maximum height (when hooked up to jack): 7-1/8"
    • Height from footplate to where jack sits in scale: 5"
  • Footplate dimensions: 6-3/8" long x 4-1/2" wide
  • Tics on gauge sit at 50-lb increments
  • Lifetime limited warranty

What is Tongue Weight?

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 by 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.

Why is Tongue Weight So Important?

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.

Measuring Tongue Weight at the Coupler

etrailer Tongue Weight Scale at the Coupler

The etrailer tongue weight scale has 2 different configurations, which provides you with some nice flexibility when you're loading up your trailer. The standard configuration lets you measure your trailer's tongue weight at the coupler.

First, get set up on stable, level ground - like your driveway or a parking lot - to ensure that the scale will function properly. Position the scale right under your coupler so that the ball will fit into the coupler's socket. Lower your trailer down until its weight is fully supported by the scale and not the jack. Then use the scale's gauge to determine the tongue weight.

Measuring Tongue Weight at the Jack

 etrailer Tongue Weight Scale at the Jack

You can also use this scale at the trailer jack, without the hassle of having to disconnect and move your truck or trailer out of the way. Just attach the scale to your jack's 2" inner tube instead. To set up the scale, remove the pins and clips, pull out the center support tube, and replace it with just the top portion of the scale, which includes the gauge and hitch ball. The scale will sit upside down in the foot, with the ball on the bottom. Once it's in place, secure the scale to the foot with one of the pins.

To attach the scale to your jack, first crank the trailer jack until the footplate or wheel is about 8" off the ground. Then remove the footplate or wheel from the jack and replace it with the scale, pinning the scale in place. Lower the jack until the scale's footplate is sitting on the ground. Unlatch the coupler from the hitch ball and raise your trailer until it is supported entirely by the jack (and the scale). Then use the scale's gauge to determine the tongue weight.

Note: The etrailer tongue weight scale is not intended as a trailer support device. The scale should not be left on the jack during travel or storage.

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etrailer Tongue Weight Scale for Campers and Utility Trailers - 2,000-lb Capacity - e99044

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (611 Customer Reviews)

Measure your trailer's tongue weight with this easy-to-use scale. Connect the scale to either your trailer's ball coupler or to its 2" jack for a weight reading. Unlike other scales, blocks or wood are not needed for setup.


It worked great the one time I used it when I bought it a year ago. It was very helpful to see my tongue weight was over 1,000 lbs. That knowledge helped me understand the suspension sag on my tow vehicle. Unfortunately, it no longer registers any weight even with full tongue weight applied. I think the seal has leaked hydraulic fluid because the outside is very oily. Sadly it's now useless.

I have gotten in contact with quality control and they have confirmed that this issue has been brought to our attention in the past. Unfortunately, it was determined to be a manufacturer defect. I am sending your information over to our customer service department for them to get a replacement sent out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina D - 08/10/2023


In my review of the tongue scale, in the following pictures, you can see in the picture the scale in action with the tongue weight is 2,000 lbs. after all the weight is removed off the tongue jack. The dry weight of the Toyhauler is 10,926 lbs. and the GVWR is 16,000 lbs. I built a box with padding to protect the scale from damage. The reason I purchased this scale is to know what the tongue weight is when the weight with and without a UTV/Side by Side is inside the Toyhauler trailer. The garage is 17 feet long and the total payload capacity of the trailer is 5,074 lbs. If you but have a 14 ft. long or 12 ft. long toy and drive it into the trailer, were you place the toy inside the trailer the 17 ft. long garage. It can have a big effect on tongue weight if the toy is centered over the triple axle or is farther forward or the toy is closer to the loading ramp. The weight of a 2,500 lb. toy can move a lot of weight around and inside the trailer when you have 3 or 5 ft. of space to achieve the correct loading to stay within the (1,600 to 2400 lbs. when fully loaded) or 10% to 15% rule on the bumper pull tongue weight guidelines. The total tongue weight is 2,000 lbs. with the trailer almost down to the dry weight rating. Because there is no toy inside the trailer to counterbalance the nose weight of the Toyhauler the trailer tongue weight is higher than it should be so a weight distribution hitch is critical.

Great, I should have bought this scale first before I purchased my first hitch, the rule of thumb of 10 to 15 is a good wild guess but not true. The only way to know the trailer coupler tongue weights is to measure where the hitch ball connects to the tow vehicle. In my case, it was almost 20
Steve - 02/28/2023


Worked perfectly for our purpose. We have a ‘22 KZ Sportsmen SE 301BHKSE with a GVWR of 8000lbs, factory loaded weight of 6250lbs and factory loaded tongue weight of 810lbs.

We tow with a ‘14 Lincoln Navigator L with factory tow package that has a tow capacity of 8500lbs and 900lb hitch rating. The Navigator has all new KYB Strut-plus assemblies along with front and rear Hellwig swaybars.

We use an Equal-I-zer 10k weight distribution hitch. At 6 washers on our Equal-I-zer, we were bouncing off the bump stops and the rear was squatted 3” even after reaching the Equal-I-zer recommended front end drop. I moved to 7 washers and it felt better, though the rear was still squatted two and a half inches. I readjusted the hitch to 8 washers and the vehicle was squatted a half inch in front and 1 inch in rear.

I didn’t test drive it, but my instinct told me that something wasn’t right if I had to put THAT much weight distribution into play so I ordered the scale. Turns out our camper’s hitch was weighing in at 1150lbs and we had taken 2 trips that way! Removing all of our things from front storage brought us down to 1000lbs. After much weight shifting and learning a new packing method of our things (meaning NOTHING in our front storage compartments, all of our supplies and camp setup items behind the axle, and other items) we got our tongue weight down to 750-800 depending on propane tank load.

This scale has been a learning experience and should greatly enhance the towing experience. Now to go readjust our Equal-I-zer again, but now for the last time. We will now be able to get the tongue weight the same regardless of load and keep our camper pulling experience constant.


The product dose what it says and it's great tool to have. If you don't have one your kind of just guessing on how full you can load your trailer full of dirt or rocks. I would recommend this to anyone with a trailer. I think spending the $100 on it isn't much at all it's better then pooping burning out tires all the time. Yes, I would recommend it anyone one with a trailer.


I was concerned my weight was to heavy for my tow vehicles capacity. With the tongue weight scale I was able to know my exact weight and gave me the peace of mind in knowing I was within my limits and keeping my family and others safe.

This product is a must have for those who pull anything with weight on your hitch. Safety is not a guessing game to be played with. This product takes the guessing away and gives you the assurance of your tongue weight. Great product.
Patrick S - 08/22/2023


Ordered on the 13th at 4:43AM PST for 2 day shipping. I was leaving on Saturday the 17th. Received and processed 3 minutes later, order was in stock. Order packaged by Timothy H 2 days later on Thursday the 15th. Package picked up on the 16th. And I am leaving on the 17th. Got this email on the 13th..
At this time, your order should still be delivered before 06/19. If your item doesn't arrive in time, please contact our office and we can issue a credit for the difference in the amount you paid for shipping.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

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Kearra D

I am sorry to hear it didnt get there in time. I know it really sucks, to say the least! I will have our customer service team reach back out to you about this.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 06/28/2023


It worked very well for my move. I was able to balance my load so the trailer would pull straight.


Extremely easy to use and accurately gives me the tongue weight so I can make adjustments to the load out in the trailer. Awesome product!!

The scale is easy to use and gives great & accurate readings. Definitely a necessary piece of equipment
William - 08/25/2023


My Subaru Outback is limited to tongue weight and total pulling capacity - thus I really needed something like this. I use it every time I connect my enclosed trailer or landscape trailer to make sure I have the weight distribution proper. This has been a great tool for this purpose.


I have used this scale several times to measure the tongue weight of my ATV/UTV trailer and it seems to work well. I have not verified or compared the readings I got versus another scale.


There has been much discussion on one of the leading RV Forums regarding tongue weights, with many posting weights far out of the acceptable or safe range. So curiosity got the best of me, ordered this scale the end of last week, and it arrived in a timely manner on Monday. Took it out of the box, removed the instruction sheet neatly tucked in the extension tube, went outside and accurately weighed the tongue of trailer. No issues here, but the information does place the mind at ease! Good Tool.


The etrailer Tongue Weight scale is necessary to ensure that your trailer load is balanced. The scale worked flawlessly to balance my trailer for those long road trips pulling my car and accessories to auto shows.

The staff (George) are wonderful to work with and ready to help answer any of your questions or needs.


This thing is wonderful! Makes distributing trailer loads easy and assured, most especially when using my 48" hitch extender.

Peace of mind meets convenience. Ive come to keeping it under the backseat so Im never without it.
Mike i - 04/12/2023


worked as advertised, measured tongue weight and allowed us to determine adjustments based on solar upgrades and new lithium battery.

I did some modifications to my trailer and needed to very the weight at the hitch before and after. The tongue weight scale worked flawlessly. It really made fine tuning of my post modification weight easy and simple.
Dustin N - 06/09/2023


The unit is well constructed. I like the fact that I can mount directly to the tongue Jack of my trailer. Knowing the actual tongue weight of my trailer allows me greater flexibility in loading my trailer or my truck.

Still use this all the time to check tongue weight so we know we dont overload the truck or trailer. It has been a great tool.
Dan - 03/21/2023


I really like this scale. Easy to use and helps me to know if I overload the front storage compartment on my RV.

This scale helps me balance the load on my tongue to keep everything properly loaded.
Kenneth - 05/13/2023


I regularly will reorganize my trailer and this is comfort medicine knowing exactly what my tongue weight is. IMO, well worth the purchase simply for that peace of mind.


Great scale to get a quick tongue weight on my travel trailer. It has helped me to know where to distribute the weight in the trailer and not go over my max tongue weight.


Great little scale for trailer tongue weight. Sturdy construction and easy to use. Would purchase again.

Still works great. Peace of mind knowing you have the correct weight distribution on your rig.
Thomas - 04/17/2023


Nice tool to have, very well made. Only issue I experienced was at first it seems a little unstable but I found that the best way (at least for me) is to gently drop the trailer onto the scale and stop when the scale wobbles then just take the weight off the scale and resettle the scale then slowly drop the trailer back down and then the scale seems more stable. I used the scale several times and each time it seemed initially unstable but a really nice, well made tool to have. Maybe one with an adjustable height would be nice too as my trailer ended up being very nose down which likely made the weight inaccurate (I know I could put a block of wood under it but that is just one more thing to lug around). Highly recommend this scale.


Less worry that the load is balanced properly for safety. Helps alleviate concerns about fishtailing or too much downward load on the hitch.


This is an excellent tool to get your trailer perfectly balanced before towing. There is no guess work here, the oil filled gauge is easy to read and operates smoothly. The ONLY thing I think could use some improvement is the base plate/foot that it comes with. It is sufficient for smooth hard surfaces but is somewhat narrow and unstable when used on an uneven dirt or gravel surface. A larger base plate option OR a larger (10"x10", 12"x12") add-on base would be nice for these situations instead of having to carry around a plank of wood to use as a more stable base.


Very impressed with the speed and communication of the company and extremely impressed with this product. I already tested it for accuracy and it is very accurate!! This was extremely important to me as i knew i might be close to maxing out my rated tongue weight capacity. I will absolutely be a repeat customer!!


This does exactly what it says. Solidly built, works well.
After using it, I wish there were a smaller version with a 0-500 lb scale. I tow a light trailer, with typical loaded tongue weights of about 100 lbs, so its hard to read values that small. Secondly, I'd love the gauge to be an a 45 degree angle up, so it would be easier to read. I have to get my head down nearly to the ground to read it.


This tongue weight scale usually does the job but is tall and slender. I find it to be a bit unstable when transferring the weight of the trailer and have had it bend or pop out several times. I think a wider more stable base could make the product much better.

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