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    Bumper hitch with scale

    Anyone using a bumper hitch with built in scale....very expensive but do they work well? Worth it?
    Would perhaps take out a lot of guesswork.
    Thoughts?
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    Yes, I got the Weigh Safe one last year when I moved to a Ram 2500 and a 10K utility/equipment trailer. It seems to work well. Does what I expect of it. I like it because I've been hauling a variety of different things that aren't easy to predict weight distribution, like sand and dirt. This tells you where things ended up and if you need to redistribute. And even with equipment like a tractor sometimes you have different implements on it and it is nice to know what changed.

    It also is very well made and looks great. Not any more expensive than other quality billet aluminum adjustable drop hitch of the same capacity. The only complaint I have is that you have to use the key to unlock it if you want to change balls. It's a security feature so nobody steals that part of the hitch but it's one more step to go through.

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    What brand did you get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdmars View Post
    What brand did you get?
    He said “Weigh Safe” in his first sentence.
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    I have one. Its scale measures to the nearest 100 pounds, which isn't precise, but IMO close enough for trailer balancing.

    I only have two worries about the Weigh Safe. One is that it's bright and shiny and therefore may attrack thieves. The other is that its lock has no cover and its innards collect road dirt, making key insertion sometimes difficult. Both concerns are easily solved by removing it when not in use.

    When I do that, it does embarrass my truck. It's hard on it to be the only pickup in the Lowes parking lot without a hitch ball sticking out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredDoc View Post
    I have one. Its scale measures to the nearest 100 pounds, which isn't precise, but IMO close enough for trailer balancing.

    I only have two worries about the Weigh Safe. One is that it's bright and shiny and therefore may attrack thieves. The other is that its lock has no cover and its innards collect road dirt, making key insertion sometimes difficult. Both concerns are easily solved by removing it when not in use.

    When I do that, it does embarrass my truck. It's hard on it to be the only pickup in the Lowes parking lot without a hitch ball sticking out.
    Living in MN it is pretty much a requirement to remove your hitch. If you don't it is either going to become rusted into the receiver or any lock you have on it will be corroded to death. Even without that I'd still do it because I don't like hitting my shins on it as I walk around the truck. Yes, I am a slow learner.

    I do think for the money though that Weigh Safe could add rubber covers to protect the locks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBlue View Post
    Living in MN it is pretty much a requirement to remove your hitch. If you don't it is either going to become rusted into the receiver or any lock you have on it will be corroded to death. Even without that I'd still do it because I don't like hitting my shins on it as I walk around the truck. Yes, I am a slow learner.

    I do think for the money though that Weigh Safe could add rubber covers to protect the locks.

    Rob
    Exactly the same reasons here - both of them.

    I used to get so sore - literally - when I worked for the state and someone would leave the big ass pintle hitch in the back of the crew cab - man that hurt - lined right up with my knee cap!
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    In Michigan you have a legal reason to remove your hitch ball, weigh hitch, etc-if you don’t and it can be considered to obscure any portion of your license plate your in for a ticket. It recently went all the way to the MI Supreme Court and was supported there. You also cannot have any film, lens or other covering on your vehicle plate weather it obscures the plate or not.

    This is all under the guise of maintaining visibility of your plate for ID by Law Enforcement, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by balrog006 View Post
    In Michigan you have a legal reason to remove your hitch ball, weigh hitch, etc-if you don’t and it can be considered to obscure any portion of your license plate your in for a ticket. It recently went all the way to the MI Supreme Court and was supported there. You also cannot have any film, lens or other covering on your vehicle plate weather it obscures the plate or not.

    This is all under the guise of maintaining visibility of your plate for ID by Law Enforcement, etc.
    That's going too far!

    As for hitting stuff... I just got a forged Curt 2.5" pintle/ball combo, and it sticks so far out there's no way I'm leaving it in if I'm not towing. They could've easily shortened it 3" and not hurt anything but how far you can jacknife before crunching sheetmetal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Timber View Post
    That's going too far!

    As for hitting stuff... I just got a forged Curt 2.5" pintle/ball combo, and it sticks so far out there's no way I'm leaving it in if I'm not towing. They could've easily shortened it 3" and not hurt anything but how far you can jacknife before crunching sheetmetal.
    After hitting my knee or shin a couple times years ago it is habit now for me to remove my hitch right when I unhook a trailer.
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