- Keep your trailer hitch clean and wash regularly with soap & water.
- Make sure dust lock covers are always secured on all locks. For replacement dust covers, click here.
Measuring Tongue Weight:
- You must have your truck and trailer on flat, level ground in order for your tongue weight gauge to read accurately. Being on a slant or grade changes will compromise the gauge accuracy.
- After loading the trailer coupler onto the tow ball, move the trailer frame back and forth with your foot to reduce friction. The tow ball and trailer coupler must be jounced to reduce friction and get an accurate tongue weight reading.
- The Weigh Safe Gauge accuracy is +/- 1.25% over the full range of the scale, which is +/- 50 LBS accuracy.
Hitch Height Setting:
- For the best towing performance, adjust the height of your hitch to make the towed trailer level to the ground. To accomplish this, use a level (if on level ground) or measure the distance to the ground on the front and rear of the trailer frame and adjust the coupler height in order to make both measurements the same.
- For tandem “independent” trailer axles, the height of your hitch does affect your tongue weight. If your trailer coupler is too high, the tongue weight increases and your back axle tires will receive more weight. If your trailer coupler is too low, your tongue weight will read less and increase the weight on the front axle tires. Without being level, your tongue weight will not read true and your tires will wear faster and unevenly.