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Old 04-18-2015, 11:27 AM   #1
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Using the Sherline Tongue scale on A-Frame

This Sherline tongue scale is amazingly easy!

After reading past posts and observing contraptions made with bathroom scale and wood - I'll advise get something actually made for the purpose. This was so simple to use. Measures weight either on the jack or on the coupler. Comes with an instruction booklet and pointers. Definitely lives up to the great reviews it's received.
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Wonder why you couldn't make an adapter and measure the pin wt on a 5er"?
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:40 PM   #3
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Mine came with a pin...

Sherline advertises the 5000 lb weight scale for 5vers ...

http://www.amazon.com/Sherline-LM-50.../dp/B007REJKXA
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Mine came with a pin...

Sherline advertises the 5000 lb weight scale for 5vers ...
Mine did too, I don't know why you couldn't weld up an adapter to sit on top of the scale and accept the pin from the 5er. Sit it on a jack in the back of a pickup and check weight.
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You'd probably make alot of RVers happy if you fabricated an adapter for the public!
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You'd probably make alot of RVers happy if you fabricated an adapter for the public!
It would be a one time build. I'm retired and don't want a job!
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I bought one of these same scales because the CAT scales would not weigh my tongue weight. Now I do it myself. Works great!
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Old 04-18-2015, 02:26 PM   #8
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Blackhat, it takes two weighs on the Cat scale to get your tongue weight. Weigh the truck with your hitch in the receiver. Then hitch up the trailer without the weight distributing bars and cross the scales again. The difference in your truck weights is the tongue weight.


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Some people don't know that the Sherline gauges (1K, 2K and 5K) are interchangeable on the same base unit. If you upsize trailers like I did 5 years ago you need only buy a new gauge. Unscrew one and screw in another another. I went from a 400 lb TW to a 1100 lb TW and replaced my 1K gauge with the 2K. Was about 25 bucks direct from Sherline. I just looked and they are 30 bucks now.


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I didn't know that? That's awesome!
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