bing tracking image
  1. Tongue Weight Scale
  2. etrailer
  3. Analog Scale
  4. 2000 lbs
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

Item # e99044
Our Price: $193.01
You Save: $18.32
Tongue Weight Scale
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
In Stock
zoom in icon
slider vertical icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

Product Images

In Use/Installed

Customer Photos

Need help with installation?
Locate installers near me
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.
  • All Info
  • Reviews (612)
  • Q & A (0)
  • Photos

etrailer Tongue Weight Scale - e99044

  • Analog Scale
  • 2000 lbs
  • etrailer

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

Compare to Sherline 5780

Installation Details E99044 Installation instructions

Customer Satisfaction Score:

Customer Reviews

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


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.


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.

Thank you,

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


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.


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!!


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 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


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.


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.


It's nice to know that we are in the correct range of tongue weight when we are towing our camper. The scale works well. The numbers on the dial for our weight range are pretty small and not too easy to read, but it still gives us peace of mind.


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.

Show More Reviews

See what our Experts say about this etrailer Tongue Weight Scale

  • Travel Trailer Tongue Weight Compatibility When Used with Weight Distribution
    I do not know your tow vehicle information to give you specifics about your particular application but I can provide a generalized answer that will help you confirm compatibility of your tow vehicle and trailer. If it is your actual VEHICLE tongue weight rating that is 720-lbs (not the hitch's rating) then nothing will increase that. I suggest you check you owner's manual or with your local dealership to confirm. Unless the owner's manual says its tongue weight rating goes up with weight...
    view full answer...
  • Looking for a Scale to Weigh my Trailer
    The etrailer Trailer Tongue Weight Scale, # e99044, that we have available is great for measuring up to 2,000 pounds of tongue weight on a standard bumper pulled trailer. In your case, to determine the weight of your gooseneck trailer, I recommend going to a public location that has a scale like a local truck stop. They will have the capability of weighing your gooseneck trailer and usually charge a very minimal fee to do so.
    view full answer...
  • How to Find Tongue Weight on 5th Wheel Trailers
    The tongue weight scale # e99044, which you reference, is not designed to work with a 5th wheel trailer. There is not an easy way to verify the tongue weight of a fifth wheel trailer. The best way to find the tongue weight of your fifth wheel trailer is to use a commercial scale like those at truck stops or at material supply centers. First you should weigh your tow vehicle without the trailer connected. Next, connect your trailer to your tow vehicle and drive it on the scale. The difference...
    view full answer...
  • Can You Determine Tongue Weight of a Trailer if the Trailer is on an Incline
    Since your trailer is sitting perfectly level, even though it is on an incline, the tongue weight of the setup will be accurate if you were to weight it as-is. If the nose of the trailer was high or low the figures would get skewed. You will need to somehow get the scale to sit perfectly level as well for an accurate reading which could prove challenging. You should note that any weight from cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle will need to be considered as tongue weight. Since...
    view full answer...
  • Tongue Weight Scale Recommendation for a Trailer with 400-500 lbs of Tongue Weight
    What you need is Trailer Tongue Weight Scale - 2,000-lb Capacity # e99044. This scale will do well to measure between 400 and 500 lbs of tongue weight. A scale with a lower range wouldn't be any more accurate.
    view full answer...
  • How to Determine Tongue Weight on 3400 lbs Pontoon Boat and Trailer
    Tongue weight is typically 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. To find the tongue weight, there are a couple of methods you can use. The first requires the use of a bathroom scale. First, make sure the boat trailer is on a level surface. Take a cinder block or something similar and place the scale on top. Next, place the trailer coupler on the scale (the trailer should be parallel with the ground). The scale reading will be the tongue weight. You may also be interested in a tongue...
    view full answer...
  • Sway in 1996 Chevy Suburban 1500 Towing 7000-lb Trailer with Weight Distribution/Sway Control Hitch
    Vehicle rear axle suspension products like air bags and rubber jounce springs are intended primarily to help support the vehicle suspension when it is carrying a heavy and/or uneven cargo load within the vehicle. They are not designed so much for use with towing applications. Also, rear suspension kits of any type can exhibit a tendency to interact with the weight distribution system. My recommendation is to first re-evaluate your current weight distribution/sway control set up. These...
    view full answer...
  • Recommendation of How To Use a Sherline Scale with a Hensley Weight Distribution Hitch and Stinger
    I can help you determine the tongue weight of your trailer with the Hensley Hitch and Stinger attached. I would recommend you place the etrailer # e99044 scale under the jack foot to measure your tongue weight. You will want to make sure the trailer is disconnected from the truck when taking this measurement. I have linked a Help Article on how to determine tongue weight for your convenience.
    view full answer...
  • Can Trailer Tongue Weight Scale Determine Tongue Weight of Trailer with Weight Distribution
    The Hensley you referenced is a weight distribution system. You can still determine tongue weight on a trailer with a weight distribution system, but if you are trying to determine what the effective tongue weight difference would be on a trailer with a WD system installed there's no great way to do that. Some will take their vehicle and trailer to a scale and have just the rear axle of the vehicle put up on it and then will install the spring bars of the WD system to see the difference. What...
    view full answer...
  • Easiest Way to Determine Total Weight of a Trailer
    If all you are looking for is the weight of your trailer the easiest way to do that is go to your nearest weigh station, get the weight of your trailer and truck together, and then disconnect the trailer and get the weight of just the truck. If you subtract the truck's weight from the total weight you will get just the trailer weight. That would be much easier than trying to use a tongue weight scale to determine overall capacity. Also, I can't safely condone you towing a trailer that...
    view full answer...
  • Can 1999 GMC Savana Van Tow 30-Foot Coachman Travel Trailer
    GMC rates the various versions of the 1999 GMC Savana Van for towing weights between 4000- and 5500-lbs depending on its specific equipment. Your owner's manual will tell you for what trailer weight your particular van is rated. You can also contact a GMC dealer with your Savana's VIN and they can check it as well. Coachman produces quite a few different travel trailers in the 30-foot length range, and all of these have a GVWR that is higher than the 5500-lb maximum for your van. You'll...
    view full answer...
  • Accuracy of Measuring Trailer Tongue Weight Using Bathroom Scale Method
    The most accurate method to determine your tongue weight is to use a commercial scale at either a truck stop or quarry for example. The linked article details how to do this. You may have to pay a small fee for this service but it will provide a more accurate tongue weight measurement than the bathroom scale method. (Sag in the 2 x 4 used with the bathroom scale method will not have much effect on the tongue weight reading, nor will there be much difference between measurements taken at...
    view full answer...
  • Does the Trailer Need to be Level and Parked on Level Ground to Use e99044 Tongue Weight Scale
    You will want the trailer to be on level ground and level (parallel) with the level ground to use the etrailer Tongue Weight Scale for Campers and Utility Trailers # e99044. You may have to go to an empty parking lot or a different street to get more level ground. Otherwise the reading will not be accurate.
    view full answer...
  • Getting Accurate Tongue Weight Reading Using the etrailer Trailer Tongue Weight Scale # e99044
    The tongue weight indicated on the scale will fluctuate according to the angle plus or minus over level of the trailer, which is normal. To get an accurate measurement, the trailer jack should be placed on the scale and the jack adjusted so that the trailer is level to the ground, THEN read the TW.
    view full answer...
  • Using Tongue Weight Scale to Determine Tongue Weight of Trailer
    Most jacks will be a few feet behind the tip of the tongue. You can use the etrailer Trailer Tongue Weight Scale part # e99044 in the coupler to get the most accurate tongue weight rating, but this may not be the safest way. If the jack is close to the coupler, it will still yield a very accurate reading, and this is what we recommend. The further away the jack is from the coupler the heavier it would read compared to the weight that would be on the trailer ball, but not enough to make...
    view full answer...
  • Availability Of Trailer Tongue Weight Scale
    The etrailer Trailer Tongue Weight Scale, part # e99044 is the only tongue weight scale we offer. This scale has an easy-to-read gauge that shows the weight in both pounds and kilograms and has a capacity of 2,000 lbs. I have attached a product review video you can check out.
    view full answer...
  • Can 750-lb TW Hitch on Dodge B1500 Conversion Handle TW of R-Wagon Toy Hauler
    I was able to find some information about an R-Vision R-Wagon model RW-291 toy hauler trailer, but not for the model RW-251 that you referenced. A 2008 model year RW-291 toy hauler has a dry hitch weight (tongue weight) of 597-lbs and a total dry weight of 5227-lbs. TW can be measured in several ways as noted in the linked article, and one method is the etrailer scale # e99044. Since I do not know the model year of your trailer nor of your Dodge B1500 conversion van you should consult...
    view full answer...
  • How To Measure Tongue Weight Of Tent Trailer
    The tongue weight of a trailer depends on the size of the trailer and how it is loaded. Typically, the tongue weight is 10 to 15 percent of the weight of the trailer in its fully loaded ready-to-tow condition. You can use a tongue weight scale like the etrailer Trailer Tongue Weight Scale, part # e99044. This has a capacity of 2,000 lbs. I have attached a link to a video that shows how the scale is used. If you are considering a weight distribution system you would need to know the tongue...
    view full answer...
  • Correct Way of Distributing Weight of Cargo Carried in Trailer
    Ideally, the weight should be evenly distributed laterally with 60% of the weight in front of the axles, and 40% behind them. Too much weight in the rear can cause trailer sway, which if you haven't experienced it, can be very scary. I'm not aware of any specific legislation relating to this. If you're experiencing sway problems, try moving some more of the cargo forward of the trailer axles. This should go a long way toward improving any sway you might be experiencing.
    view full answer...
  • Weight Distribution Hitch for a Nissan Pathfinder
    In order to know if you have an appropriate weight distribution hitch, you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your Nissan Pathfinder. To determine TW you can use a scale such as the # e99044 or by using one of the methods outlined in the help article on determining TW I've linked for you. The ideal system would be one in which your TW would fall...
    view full answer...
  • How to Determine the Tongue Weight of a Trailer to Choose Weight Distribution
    To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I have included a link to a help article that shows how to determine tongue weight. A tongue weight scale, # e99044, is a pretty easy way to determine a trailer's tongue weight. Trailer tongue weight is typically...
    view full answer...
  • How To Calculate Total Tongue Weight
    If 380 pounds is the tongue weight of your trailer, then you are correct. You add the tongue weight of the trailer to bike rack and bikes, and that total is your total tongue weight. Make sure you are within the tongue weight capacities of both your hitch and your 2005 Dodge Dakota. If 380 pounds is your hitch or vehicle capacity, you would subtract the bike and bike rack weight. 380-(75+45)=260 pounds of capacity left. Trailer Tongue Weight + Bike Rack Weight + Total Weight of all Bikes...
    view full answer...
  • What Typically Causes Trailer Sway
    Weight distribution and sway control can do a great job minimizing sway caused by high winds and passing semi trucks but it won't prevent persistent sway like what you are describing. What fixes is that is improved trailer loading and making sure the trailer is as level as possible. You want to make sure your tongue weight is between 10 and 15 percent of the total trailer weight and you'll be set. Most likely you need to get more weight forward in the trailer as that's the root cause...
    view full answer...
  • How to Find Weight of Trailer
    There should be a tag somewhere near the tongue of your trailer that has the GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) of your trailer on it. That would be the max that your trailer can weigh. If you are trying to figure out how much weight you have loaded (or how much weight you can load) then you simply need to take your trailer to a commercial scale, park and uncouple it on the scale, and then drive your tow vehicle off of the scale prior to them weighing it for you. Other than that, you can...
    view full answer...

< Previous
123. . .58

Do you have a question about this Tongue Weight Scale?

Info for this part was:

Employee Mike L
Expert Research:
Mike L
Employee Jameson C
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Employee Victoria B
Expert Research:
Victoria B
Employee Lindsey S
Edited by:
Lindsey S
Employee Jeff D
Installed by:
Jeff D
Employee Adam E
Installed by:
Adam E
Employee Bradley B
Installed by:
Bradley B
Employee Dustin K
Video Edited:
Dustin K
Employee Chris R
Video Edited:
Chris R
Employee Zach D
Video Edited:
Zach D
Employee Leah S
Updated by:
Leah S
Employee Wilson B
Updated by:
Wilson B
Employee Kristina F
Updated by:
Kristina F
Employee Noah M
Updated by:
Noah M
Employee Mike S
Written by:
Mike S

At we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.