13th
Feb
2019

Proper Tongue Weight: Why It’s So Important To Get It Right

I read an article on GMC’s website about tongue weight and they compared towing a trailer with improper tongue weight to driving a car with egg-shaped tires. Just imagine, all of us driving around on egg shaped tires..what a mess that would be (and how hilarious would that look!) It would be an incredibly wobbly […]

8th
Feb
2019

What Is Gross Combined Weight Rating And Why Is It Important?

When I was 10 years old my dad started a cement curbing business that required all of his boys to involuntarily join the family business. The creation of this business required the purchase of an old truck to pull the trailer that my dad had personally built and retrofit to haul one ton of sand, […]

30th
Jan
2019

Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)

Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) is easy to calculate and critical to know when towing a trailer. Gross trailer weight is the actual weight of your fully loaded trailer, which includes the weight of the trailer itself along with everything loaded onto it or into it. Any cargo, passengers, animals, equipment, fluids and everything in between […]

21st
Jan
2019

What Is Your Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Or GVWR?

According to Ford and GM, gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is the maximum allowable weight of your fully loaded vehicle. This includes all options, equipment, passengers, cargo, and tongue weight. Did you know that tongue weight should be measured to find true GVWR? Tongue weight is the static force the trailer tongue exerts on the […]

How to Measure Tongue Weight | MrTruck.com

Kent Sundling from Mr. Truck.com shows trailer owners how to measure tongue weight with the Weigh Safe trailer hitch in this informative video. Specifically, Kent uses Weigh Safe to properly balance a 5600 LBS loaded trailer being pulled by a GMC Canyon for a safe and comfortable ride on dangerously snowy highways through Rocky Mountain […]

The Best Trailer Hitch for First-Time Trailer Owners

You want to buy a boat or some Jet Skis, a Gator or a couple of ATVs. But you have no way of getting them to the lake, the dunes, or wherever you may be going. You need a trailer. However, the question remains of what hitch you should purchase to connect the trailer to […]

Safe Towing: The Importance of Tongue Weight

Tongue Weight, It’s a bigger deal than you think. Since 1975, trailer-related fatalities have climbed to 19,582. Since 1988, reported injuries have surpassed 800,000 and over 2 million vehicles, boats, trailers, and other property have been damaged or totaled (Source: dangeroustrailers.org). But no one wants to manually measure tongue weight. Before Weigh Safe, you had […]