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Posted: 11/26/18 02:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone ever use one of these? It is suppose to measures tongue weight, pin weight, payload, and gross combined weight in real-time with an OBD-II connector. I am curious on how accurate it is for a gift for my old man. He always loves stuff like this.

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Posted: 11/26/18 03:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is he already using the OBD connector?
I'm already using mine for something else.
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At that price I'd buy one and try it out, but it doesn't work with a manual transmission. [emoticon]

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Posted: 11/26/18 04:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very interesting and worth a little more research. Wonder how accurate it is? At $99 certainly worth looking at.

Thanks for the link.


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There are two reviews on Amazon. Sounds like it’s early in their launch.


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I can't see it giving anything close to accurate numbers, too many variables.

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Posted: 11/27/18 08:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Big Katuna wrote:

There are two reviews on Amazon. Sounds like it’s early in their launch.


I can't imagine anyone using it in a way that it would matter if its calculated values are accurate or not. It's juat a toy. It's probably more fun if the purchaser believes the numbers are accurate.


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Posted: 11/27/18 09:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know my tongue weight, trailer weight, truck weight already. would be interesting to try it out and see how accurate it is.


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I get that it is using newton second law of motion stating that force equals mass times acceleration. Using that and knowing how much force is required to accelerate, you can figure out the weight within a margin of error.

It also seems derive some numbers from your suspension calibration by your VIN and the vehicles own YAW sensors(measures vehicle tilt) which are suppose to be on all 2012 and up vehicles for rollover prevention programs. For vehicles without YAW sensors, it seems to have its own internal YAW sensor.

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Can't imagine this is anything but a WAG with a lot of assumptions.

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