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How to Use etrailer Tongue Weight Scale  


How to use this scale with a tandem axle open car trailer 2000 lbs loaded with 3000 lb car total about 5000 lbs using a weight distribution hitch? Thanks


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You can use the etrailer Tongue Weight Scale # e99044 in two different configurations; either by connecting it to your trailer coupler, or by removing the foot on your jack (if it has a 2" diameter inner tube).

What you'll want to do is load up your trailer with cargo and shoot for a tongue weight that's 10-15% of the loaded trailer prior to connecting your weight distribution. So in your case if the trailer loaded weighs in at 5,000 lbs you want your loaded tongue weight to be 500 lbs - 750 lbs. You'll likely need to move some cargo around to get the tongue weight right but once that's done you can connect your weight distribution system. The nice thing is this scale is easily portable so you can make sure you get the tongue weight correct each time you load up.

If you don't already have a weight distribution system then I recommend checking out the Blue Ox TrackPro # BLU67FR because it's a simple yet effective weight distribution system with a tongue weight range right in your wheelhouse at 600 lbs - 800 lbs.

Attached are review videos of both the scale and the weight distribution system for you to reference.

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