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Old 01-18-2009, 01:18 AM
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Question Ball Mount With Electronic Scale?

A couple of years ago I saw a product which I now can't locate. It was a ball mount for a 2" receiver which incorporated an electronic scale. This allowed one to measure tongue weight while loading. As I remember the color was yellow. Does anyone remember this?

I've tried a couple of searches of the internet, but all the terms I can think of bring back too many hits.

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Old 01-18-2009, 07:53 AM
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Is this what you were looking for?

Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scales
 
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:48 AM
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Hank -

I remember seeing that item reviewed in Trailer Boats magazine some years back, but I don't keep my old issues. It sounded pretty neat but, IIRC, was also pricey.

Here's a way to measure with a bathroom scale:

Tongue Weight Scale

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Old 01-18-2009, 01:07 PM
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I found a few patents online for it, but not any actual products. It'd be a neat thing to have, but I usually just watch the "squat".
 
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Finally found that rascal: senZbarhome

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The Sherline looks more versatile and costs less too. If you step up to a 5'er, you can still use it if you buy the 5000 to start with.
 
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:20 AM
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Thanks to everyone who responded. The Sherline looks useful -- the only drawback I can imagine is that one must remove the trailer from the hitch to use it? The bathroom scale application looks ingenious. However, the SenZBar was what I was seeking.

As far as a fifth wheel, I don't think my V6 F150 is really the right tow vehicle for that application. )

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My vote is for the bathroom scale..gotta love the price

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Originally Posted by HankMurphy View Post
Thanks to everyone who responded. The Sherline looks useful -- the only drawback I can imagine is that one must remove the trailer from the hitch to use it? The bathroom scale application looks ingenious. However, the SenZBar was what I was seeking.

As far as a fifth wheel, I don't think my V6 F150 is really the right tow vehicle for that application. )

Best regards,
I would have to wonder if you would actually want to use the senszbar for actual towing. I looked at their web page and their is very little information about it.

For one, you would have to install it and zero it without the trailer attached to get an accurate read. How strong is the weight sensor? Is the sensor going to get damaged getting banged around towing a trailer? At the very least the sensor is probably going to lose calibration in use, so you're going to have to disconnect your trailer, zero it and reconnect it to get an accurate re-weigh anyway.
 

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