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Best towing hitch on the market: the Weigh Safe


How do you know when you’ve reached your truck’s tow limit if you don’t have a scale nearby to check the weight? You can guess, by adding your trailer’s weight, plus the estimated weight of what you’re hauling, but you can’t be quite sure unless you have something like the Weigh Safe hitch, which when paired with its weight-distributing hitch just might be the best towing hitch on the market.

Get yourself a Weigh Safe hitch

Ready to know your tongue weight for sure? Go check the size of your truck’s receiver then decide if you want steel, aluminum, stainless steel or chrome because Weigh Safe offers all of the above in 4-, 6- and 10-inch drop-hitch styles for 2- and 2.5-inch receivers. These also come with anti-theft technology to protect your drop hitch, which is good cause everyone is going to want one once they see yours in action.

From the website, “The Weigh Safe Drop Hitch is the only trailer hitch with a built-in scale that signals you to adjust your load before you hit the road, resulting in a much safer and enjoyable towing experience. Simply hook up your trailer to the Weigh Safe ball mount. The weight of your trailer will push down on the hitch ball, which in turn pushes down on an internal hydraulic piston that sits on a bed of oil. When the piston drops into the oil, the pressure reading is sent out to the scale.

Made in America, the Weigh Safe is the only hitch with a built-in tongue weight scale.

Or upgrade to a weight-distributing hitch kit

If you’re really serious about towing, consider the Weigh Safe weight-distributing hitch that offers live adjustment, easy height adjustment, anti-sway technology and is tailgate compatible meaning you can open and close your tailgate while your trailer is connected.

Weigh Safe weight distributing hitchSee the best towing hitch in action

Check out the video below where you can see the best towing hitch in action at around 13:10 in this long-distance tow test!

Erica Mueller

Erica Mueller is a Texan, which means she believes that trucks are family vehicles and giant SUVs make good second cars. As part-time auto journalist for almost a decade, Erica enjoys driving all kinds of vehicles and sharing her experiences with others. Erica is the secretary of the board for the Texas Auto Writers Association as well as a contributor at A Girls Guide to Cars.

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