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Old 11-21-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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Think it could really stay accurate?
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:30 PM   #3
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So, I went to the site, and they expect me to sit through a video to get information? Sorry. I'm outa here.
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:37 AM   #4
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While that is a very nifty hitch, it seems marketed more toward heavy duty hauling since the gauge reads up to 1200lbs. It would be much more enticing if they also offered a light duty gauge, like up to 500lbs. or so. This one just isn't precise enough for a 250lb. trailer tongue weight!
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:51 PM   #5
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Just a reminder - I made an earlier post on an alternate tongue weight scale.

Since we americans seem to be getting heavier & heavier, the upper limit of bathroom scales may well keep up with tongue weights, at least with non 5th wheel trailers...
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:46 PM   #6
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...Since we americans seem to be getting heavier & heavier, the upper limit of bathroom scales may well keep up with tongue weights, at least with non 5th wheel trailers...
You Americans are not the only ones expanding your waistlines, Jon, Canadians seem to be getter larger as well.

I have not yet measured the tongue weight on my 19' and do not worry too much about it. My trailer has remained very stable while being towed empty or loaded in a range of conditions from calm to windy. To me it would not be worth the $ to purchase a hitch that provides a measurement of tongue weight on a continuous basis. However, I will likely measure the tongue weight at least once next year to get a feel for its magnitude.
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Just a reminder - I made an earlier post on an alternate tongue weight scale...
Thanks for the reminder - my old one only goes to 300, I am ordering one similar to yours from Amazon today.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:29 PM   #8
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I submitted a few questions to this manufacturer through their webpage form; I'll share the questions and answers if I ever hear back. Given the rest of the page, I hold out little hope. I'm not absolutely sure that this is a real product, given the lack of depth in the posted information.

Either way, I do appreciate the link to a potentially interesting device.

I noticed that the name is not unique: it is also used by WeighSafe, an Australian manufacturer of unrelated weighing systems, sharing the theme of weighing in use. Their forklift system monitors the hydraulic pressure in the lift cylinders of a forklift, the same principle used by Sherline.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:30 PM   #9
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So, I went to the site, and they expect me to sit through a video to get information? Sorry. I'm outa here.
Worse - even the video has no meaningful information!
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