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Getting Accurate Tongue Weight Reading Using the etrailer Trailer Tongue Weight Scale # e99044  


I noticed when weighing my Airstream trailer tongue that when I raised the jack a few inches higher the tongue weight increased from 800 lbs to 850 lbs. In the lower position, which was only a few inches lower, it was at 800. Is this normal, or do I have air in the jack? I did not pick it up by the cylinder as far as I remember. Thanks


Expert Reply:

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.

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