Weigh Safe Drop Hitches feature a tongue weight scale built into the ball mount platform that actually helps you balance your trailer before you hit the road. This helps to promote safer towing by allowing you to see if your load needs to be adjusted before you tow. Operation is simple; the Weight Safe Drop Hitch automatically provides a measurement every time you couple your trailer and eliminates the need for commercial scales. The stowable design lets you store the ball and mounting platform underneath your vehicle. Just remove the dual locking pins holding ball mount platform in place on the shank, place platform on the backside of the shank, facing towards the vehicle, then reinsert dual locking pins to secure the ball mount platform for travel.
- Adjustable height lets you tow trailers of different heights with the same vehicle
- Includes two different sized hitch balls that let you tow trailers with different coupler sizes
- 6061 T6 billet aluminum shank and mounting platform provide superior strength and durability
- Stainless steel hitch balls are corrosion resistant
- Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately
- SAE J684 Certified and VESC Regulations V-5 Compliant
- Made in the USA
What is tongue weight and why is it important?
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 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.
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.