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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. Lowest 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.

e99044 etrailer Trailer Tongue Weight Scale - 2K Capacity

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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   (274 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.


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.


Had no idea what my tongue weight was, and yes it was over my 2021 Ram capacity. Moved heavy stuff to rear storage. Light stuff to forward and wIthin a few minutes was under max tongue weight. Super easy to use, now I have peace of mind. Went from 1175 down to 1025.


Reads 11% low over the entire range, compared to 2 precision scales I use for corner balancing racecars.

Nice looking piece, but not accurate.

I will have our customer service team reach out to you. This gauge has a 3 percent margin of error and it should not be as high as eleven percent.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 06/11/2022


Took some fiddling to get enough cribbing underneath it to be sure the trailer was level when I weighed the tongue. Then, while it was stored in a trailer compartment, it leaked some of the oil.

Thank you for reaching out to us about this. I have sent your information along to our customer service team and they will be in touch in the near future.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 05/24/2022


Great item, my only suggestion would be having this item available in a 0 to 1000 lb capacity for those lighter loads and smaller trailers. The 0 - 2000 scale is a bit less detailed for those trailer tongue weights in the 500 to 800 pound range and is correspondingly less accurate with the 2000 pound scale. The larger scale makes reading these lower weights less accurate. The "damped" fluid filled gauge is a nice feature and the scale seems to be accurate even with lighter loads.


I have rated the scale at a 4 star for now. I will do an update shortly. The reason for this is as follows.

I received this unit yesterday in a box that showed no damage and appeared well packed.
The directions say “check” for leaks, my unit had none. A general overall inspection revealed a strong and well built unit. However, the actual scale indicator dial read 200# high off of zero.

A quick call to etrailer and a replacement is on the way. No hassle, arguing, or attitude simply a replacement piece.

I really like what I see and can’t wait to get the new unit. I will update my rating when I have a accurate scale. I suspect the 4 star will go to 5.

The you etrailer for your great customer service.

As I stated in my prior review I liked the scale from the time I received it. etrailer did ship a new scale with the gauge set at zero. No hassle what-so-ever. I have now used the scale about 8-10 times and very happy with it. Just recently I was shopping for another product on-line. I had questions so I looked for a seller that had tech support. After calling and speaking with the text I realized the seller was etrailer. I changed from a questioner to a buyer. I am very pleased with etrailer and their products
Duane - 01/15/2022


Works great. I like the two options for positioning the gauge. 4 starts here because I have a light weight trailer and a tow vehicle with a max tongue weight of 500 pounds. The 2000 pound scan is usable, but would prefer a smaller range. It is much easier to use than using a cargo scale, gives me piece of mind I am not overload my tow vehicle, and ensures I have the proper trainer GVW to tongue weight ratio.


Product is excellent. As soon as I got it, I checked out my travel trailer tongue weight. Shipping is a bit tedious, but it did arrive one day early from the original estimate, so i shouldn't really be complaining at all since I went with the cheapest option.


Used it with my cargo trailer! On 2 occasions I had to redistribute the weight to provide me with the proper tongue weight for the weight of the trailer! My son is currently using it when he loads his travel trailer!


I'm always loading different equipment on my trailer. This scale is easy to work with, doesn't take up much space. Does exactly what's it's supposed to do and helps me adjust tongue weight accurately.


The Tongue weight Scale work almost good, we had a accident trying it out, we was at a campground and was on almost level pad as we was lowing the camper on to the Scale the one wheel chuck gave out and camper rolled over it, tongue went down to the ground


Great tool to tune in your trailer load. After a very bad experience with the wrong hitch & tongue weight set-up, my rig is now dialed in and absolutely no sway. Easy to use and take with you.


This tongue weight scale is very solid, well built and easy to use. I used it to properly position a 325 gallon water tank on my 7x12 tandem axle utility trailer. I needed to verify a 650 lb tongue weight when tank was full. Great design and quality.


Smartest move I've ever made when loading and towing my trailer. It's super easy to use this scale in multiple ways and now know that the trailer is properly balanced. I'm certain that in previous years I've over loaded the tongue wt just to ensure the trailer wouldn't sway.
Thank-You etrailer!


This tongue weight scale works very well and will be a well-needed addition to our Camping travels. It is extremely heavy duty and simple to use and easy to read. I have ordered several products from etrailer since buying our travel trailer and have never been disappointed with any of the products.


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


Well made product the provides versatility in measuring tongue weight. I used it both ways and was happy to see the results matched. The unit has a easily readable scale on the gauge. I taped up the protective cardboard cover that was over the gauge when it arrived so that I can use it over and over again. Perhaps a plastic version would make a great addition in the future. Its quality and piece of mind at a great price from a solid reliable company


Face of gauge is plastic and cracked quite easily. Gauge seemed rather low quality. I thought having it on the foot with the tower would be easier, but it was actually quite unstable when under weight. Bought one of the smaller scales offline that I like better. Just have to build up a stable platform on larger timber or plastic leveling blocks.


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


As far as I know it is working fine. I have no way to check its accuracy, but I think it is all right. It opened my eyes as to what I was really carrying. My trailer tongue weight was 200 lbs. higher than I thought it would be. I am glad that I bought it.


Never believe what the dealer or trailer manufacturer says about tongue weight. Mine was way heavier than advertised. I was so close to maximum that I needed to redistribute items to lighten the load. This was a GREAT INVESTMENT.


Although I've only used it a handful of times, Getting the actual weight of my trailer is invaluable. Very easy to use, and useful for multiple platforms.


I wasn't aware that the ball was welded to the mount. I wouldn't have purchased it had I looked closer at the pictures before ordering. Otherwise nice curt product as usual.


Works really well and seems to be fairly accurate. Helps to manage the hitch weight which helps with knowing the payload being applied to my tow vehicle.


Upon receiving my etrailer tongue weight scale I was very disappointed to see that it is made in China. Your website did not mention that this scale is China made. I would be willing to pay more for an American made product.

Also I just ordered a Featherlite 22 foot bumper pull trailer. As you are aware it will be a year before delivery to me. The scale will be used when I receive the trailer. I certainly hope you will stand behind any warrantee issues at that time.

The scale itself is produced in the USA. Some components of the scale are sourced globally. I think you will be quite satisfied with this scale. Not the mention, there is a limited lifetime warranty.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/20/2021
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Ask the Experts about this etrailer Tongue Weight Scale

  • Is Air Bubble in Gauge of etrailer Tongue weight scale part # e99044 Normal
    Having an air bubble in the gauge of the etrailer Tongue weight scale part # e99044 is normal and not a cause for concern.
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  • How to Determine Tongue Weight with Weight Distribution System Connected
    The etrailer Tongue Weight Scale part # e99044 will not be able to tell you the tongue weight of the setup when your weight distribution system is connected. There's only one way to tell how much tongue weight your weight distribution system is distributing to the front axle of your tow vehicle and that by taking your trailer setup to a weigh station and put the front axle of the tow vehicle on the scales with the spring bars connected and then get the weight figure when they are disconnected....
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  • Does etrailer Tongue Weight Scale for Campers and Utility Trailers # e99044 Need Calibration
    The etrailer Tongue Weight Scale for Campers and Utility Trailers # e99044 does not have the ability to be calibrated but would not need it.
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  • How Stable Is Horse Trailer On The Road Since Axles Are So Far Back?
    As long as the weight distribution hitch you have is rated for up to 1100lbs you won't have any undesired handling issues with the trailer having a higher than normal tongue weight percentage. Horse trailers typically have the axles further back to help keep the trailer stable while the horse is loaded, by limiting the rear overhang. Since horses move around, you would not want them to be back behind the axles as that would change the handling and stability of the trailer without notice. Since...
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  • What Does etrailer Tongue Weight Scale # e99044 Weigh
    The etrailer tongue weight scale part # e99044 that you referenced weighs 5 lbs.
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  • Would Tongue Weight Scale e99044 Work on Sloped Driveway
    Yes you could get an accurate reading from the etrailer Tongue Weight Scale part # e99044 if the trailer was on a slope as long as the trailer was level.
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  • What is the Warranty on the etrailer Tongue Weight Scale
    The etrailer Tongue Weight Scale for Campers and Utility Trailers - 2,000-lb Capacity # e99044 has a lifetime limited warranty that protects against any defects in workmanship and manufacturing. It's been very highly reviewed since we brought it to the market and has worked out well for a lot of customers. I've also linked our returns policy for you.
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  • Shank Diameter of Trailer Ball Included With etrailer e99044 Tongue Weight Scale
    The etrailer # e99044 tongue weight scale includes a 1-7/8 inch diameter trailer ball, which will work perfectly with couplers for 2 or 2-5/16 inch diameter trailer balls for weighing purposes. If you click the provided link, you can see a video showing the scale being demonstrated.
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  • Solution for Boat Trailer to Add Tongue Weight to Prevent Sway
    Your ride quality issue is caused by not having enough tongue weight like you mentioned. You need the trailer tongue weight to be between 10 and 15 percent of the total trailer weight. Your tongue weight being 450 lbs while the trailer weighs 6,300 lbs verifies this. The best solution would be to move the axle(s) of the trailer back so that more of the trailer weight is in front of them. Unless you can come with with an easy way to add about 180 lbs to the nose of your trailer. I attached...
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  • Margin of Error for the etrailer Trailer Tongue Weight Scale
    This is a really good question. I sent it to our engineer and he told me that the gauge has a 3%,2%,3% margin of error. This means that in the first third of its range, it is +/- 3% of the actual tongue weight, the middle of its range it is +/- 2%, and in the top third of the range +/- 3%.
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  • Is There a Difference Between Using etrailer Tongue Weight Scale at Coupler and Trailer Jack
    There might be a slight difference between the tongue weight reading if you measured it at the hitch ball with the etrailer tongue weight scale # e99044 and the trailer jack leg but the difference would be small enough that it wouldn't affect anything. The most accurate reading would be at the coupler whereas if you use the jack leg instead the reading might be a little bit higher. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Is it Ok to Use an e99044 if There is an Air Bubble in the Gauge?
    The # e99044 did receive an upgrade and should have fluid in the gauge. With that being said, they will all have an air bubble like this and it is perfectly good to use.
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  • How to Store etrailer Tongue Weight Scale e99044
    I attached a link to the install instructions for the etrailer scale part # e99044 which the last line covers storage, "Store the etrailer tongue weight scale in a secure place when not in use." There is no additional storage steps needed for this.
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  • What Size Coupler Does etrailer Tongue Weight Scale Work With
    The hitch ball size is 1-7/8" for the etrailer Tongue Weight Scale for Campers and Utility Trailers # e99044. The # e99044 will work with 1-7/8", 2", or 2-5/16" hitch ball couplers.
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  • Does the Plug on the etrailer Tongue Weight Scale Need to be Perforated
    The sticker you are looking at on the etrailer Tongue Weight Scale for Campers and Utility Trailers - 2,000-lb Capacity # e99044 can be ignored. This is for the installation of the gauge, but the gauge already comes installed. The only thing you need to do is follow the assembly instructions included with the scale.
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  • How To Determine Tongue Weight of Toy Hauler Travel Trailer With Toys Loaded
    I have an option that will give you the exact tongue weight of your trailer loaded or unloaded, but there is not a formula to determine the tongue weight of your toy hauler travel trailer with something loaded. You will want to use a tongue weight scale like the # e99044 to measure your tongue weight, and this will give you an exact measurement that you can use to make sure the hitch you select is properly rated, and that you are not overloading your vehicle. Once you have the tongue...
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  • Etrailer Tongue Weight Scale VS. Sherline Tongue Weight Scale
    Accuracy is the most important thing when it comes to tongue weight scales in my opinion and convenience is a plus. The Sherline Scale # 5780 is accurate but not convenient, at all. One downside to the Sherline is that you will need blocks or a jack to get the scale up and into position. If you were to just lay it on the ground you would not get an accurate measurement. The superior scale is the etrailer Tongue Weight Scale # e99044. I have gotten my hands on this product and used it....
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  • How To Measure Trailer Tongue Weight Without Axles Installed On The Trailer
    This is somewhat difficult but we can do our best to get relatively close to what the tongue weight could be with axles installed. I would take some jack stands and place them where the axles are going. Right at the center of where the axle will sit will give us an idea of what we're working with. Then take a tongue weight scale like this one # e99044 and you should have a fairly accurate tongue weight.
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  • How To Determine The Tongue Weight Of a 5TH Wheel/Gooseneck Trailer
    I have another recommendation for you as the etrailer Tongue Weight Scale # e99044 is designed to be used with bumper pull trailers and not your 5th wheel trailer with the gooseneck pin box. This scale also has a maximum capacity of 2,000lbs which is often lower than a lot of 5th wheel campers The BetterWeigh Mobile Tongue Weight and Payload Scale # C51701 will plug into your OBD2 port on 1996 and newer vehicles. This will work with your smart phone via a Bluetooth connection to allow...
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  • Is There a Tongue Weight Scale For Trailers Under 1000-lbs
    I may have a solution for you, but there isn't a smaller tongue weight scale available with a lower capacity. However, you could use the BetterWeigh Mobile Tongue Weight and Payload Scale for OBD II - Bluetooth # C51701 to keep an accurate reading on your trailer's tongue weight. The BetterWeigh provides you with a reading directly to your smart phone that will help you make sure your trailer is loaded correctly for the safest towing conditions. It's not a bulky scale you've got to carry...
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  • Recommended Tongue Weight Scale For Trailer With Weight Distribution Hitch Installed
    Both the Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale # 5780, and the etrailer Tongue Weight Scale # e99044 will accurately measure the tongue weight on your trailer as long as the tongue weight is less than 2000lbs. With that said I prefer the etrailer # e99044 due to the fact that it is taller and wont require you to add wood or cinderblocks to raise scale to the coupler of the trailer like the Sherline # 5780, but also since the etrailer can be attached to the jack of your trailer which is...
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  • Is 560 lbs a Good Tongue Weight on a 2,820 lb Boat Trailer
    Ultimately the tongue weight of a trailer could be anything regardless of what the weight or GVWR of the trailer is. You want to shoot for a tongue weight that is 10-15% of the weight of the trailer though so if your loaded trailer is 2,820 lbs and the scale showed 560 lbs just for the tongue weight then you might need to play around with how the boat is loaded. If you have cargo on board then I'd try moving it back some to get to at least 15% which is 423 lbs. To avoid a trip to the weight...
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  • Safest Ratios for Distributing Weight Across a Trailer
    If all of the components at the tongue are rated for at least 1,800 lb, they would be able to handle that weight, however this is not the safest way to distribute weight on your trailer. For the best and safest tracking and handling of a trailer, you want to load the trailer so that the tongue weight is 10-15% of the trailer's total weight. Approximately 60% of the trailer's weight should be in front of the axle with the other 40% behind the axle. So if you are carrying a total weight...
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