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How Tongue Weight Affects Your Vehicle

Don’t be this guy with
too much tongue weight

Or this guy with
too little tongue weight

Because you might end up with your life at risk like this guy


Vehicle Stability and Handling Demonstration

The tongue weight is the static force the trailer tongue exerts on the hitch/tow ball. Proper trailer tongue weight improves the vehicle and trailer towing experience by improving performance. Not enough tongue weight or force on the hitch/tow ball causes an increase in trailer sway from side to side, making it difficult to control. Conversely, too much tongue weight or force on the hitch/tow ball could overload the rear tires of the towing vehicle, pushing the rear end of the vehicle around. This could also negatively affect the vehicle handling. Performance is impaired as you might not be able to go around corners and curves properly, and your vehicle may not stop quickly enough when you press the brake pedal.

The Weigh Safe Drop Hitch effectively measures the tongue weight of your towing load, improving the vehicle tow load balance and performance.

  • Best receiver and ball assembly on the market! Masterfully built and exacting as if it were for the aircraft industry. You won’t be disappointed.”

    Wil-Paul Construction – Feb 9th, 2016

  • I was able to move tractor around to find the best and safest place to lock my Kubota down. I highly recommend this product, works great and provides peace of mind.”

    Mike – Mar 16th, 2017

  • Great product! The weigh safe has many great features: versatility, the fantastic tongue weight scale, …and manufactured for safety, and security.”

    John – Feb 2nd, 2016

  • You can see exactly how much the weight changes by moving a car forward or rearward! I’m very impressed.”

    MinnCanoeGuy – Mar 29th, 2016

  • It is definitely of high quality material and excellent workmanship. Very easy to adjust ball height in a matter of seconds.”

    Rick P. – Dec 23rd, 2016

  • The best hitch I’ve ever owned. It was worth every $ spent on it. Saved a lot of time the first time I used it!”

    Dennis – Dec 15th, 2015

  • Product is great. Solid and light weight. Very simple to pull out and quick to assemble each time I tow.”

    Ron M. – Jan 25th, 2017

  • Great product. Now that I’ve used for a year, I don’t know that I could go back to using a hitch without a scale in it. It is that useful.”

    Wayne R. – Feb 22nd, 2017

See How It Works

Find out how Weigh Safe can help you perfectly balance your vehicle’s towing load and improve trailer performance.