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Scale Recommendation for Determining Trailer Tongue Weight  


I need to be able to use this to measure tongue weight on multiple trailers without it being attached to a tow vehicle. I assume I can just place the entire hitch or preferably just the part that holds the hitch ball with the ball ed on a block and then lower the tongue onto it and get an accurate weight reading. Just want to make sure it will work in this way without it being attached to a tow vehicle. Also, do you have any indication on the longevity of the scale mechanism/dial indicator itself. One review I read stated that the unit started leaking immediately and therefore didnt provide an accurate reading. Is there a warranty or at least a way to easily repair any issues with the scale mechanism/dial indicator??? How does this unit compare with the Sherline 2000# scale???


Expert Reply:

A much easier method for determining tongue weight would be to use the scale # 5780.

If you check out the video I attached you can see how this would be used. I also attached a help article on determining tongue weight.

Trying to use the # WS6-2 without a tow vehicle to determine tongue weight would be overly complicated and borderline unsafe.

The # 5780 is designed for what you are trying to do so there would be not comparison. It would be a much better solution.

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Jameson C

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