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Spotlight – Kuat


Küat Bike Racks design lightweight, stylish, and easy-to-use products that help cyclists and adventurers get out and do more. What began as an idea for a better way to transport bikes in 2008 has evolved into a thriving company that creates high-end, awesomely engineered hitch racks, roof racks, and accessories that push the envelope of innovation.

Kuat Huk

HUK™ tailgate pads

The full-size tailgate pads hold up to six bikes, the mid-size tailgate pads hold up to five bikes and the half-pad holds up to 2 bikes. We’ve even designed a version for those tricky, curvy tailgates

Kuat Ibex

Meet the IBEX™ from Küat.

This groundbreaking bed rack effortlessly handles substantial loads both on and off the grid. Constructed from lightweight yet durable aluminum, it boasts a ballistic black powder coat made for all the nature you can throw at it. Available in six different frame sizes to accommodate most truck models and equipped with telescoping crossbars, numerous T-channels, and versatile full and mid-height configurations. The IBEX™ from Küat. Engineered for adventure.

Kuat Dirtbag


Sometimes you just need a workhorse that’s going to get down to business and get the job done. This little Dirtbag is as dependable as they come. Affordable without being cheap, and easily bolted to just about anything.

New Product line – Kuat


Küat Bike Racks design lightweight, stylish, and easy-to-use products that help cyclists and adventurers get out and do more. What began as an idea for a better way to transport bikes in 2008 has evolved into a thriving company that creates high-end, awesomely engineered hitch racks, roof racks, and accessories that push the envelope of innovation.

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Kuat NV22G-angle-folded_up
Kuat rack BA22B-angle-folded_up
Kuat rack Transfer3_v2_CutoutFront45
Kuat Rack Transfer4_v2_CutoutFront45

Spring Rebates!


Rebates that are worth checking out!

AMP Research

AMP Research

$100 Rebate

When you purchase any AMP Powerstep
Between May 1, 2023, and June 30, 2023



$50 rebate

 with the Purchase of CURT Q-Series 5th Wheel
Hitches and Kits between
Between May 1, 2023, and June 30, 2023.



$50 Rebate

with the Purchase of Qualifying ARIES
TrailChaser or TrailCrusher Bumper
Between May 1, 2023, and June 30, 2023.

How To Properly Load Your Trailer

If you’re trying to figure out how to properly load your trailer, there are a few things you need to know.

A couple of months ago Weigh Safe uploaded a video to their social media pages including their Youtube channel and in this video, they demonstrate what can happen if you are towing a load with improper tongue weight. They used a treadmill to do this demonstration as well as a small toy truck and trailer as there was no way to do a real-life demonstration with how dangerous improper loading, balancing, and tongue weight can be.

This video has since received hundreds of thousands of views and comments and many of those comments are in regards to where the load is placed on the trailer. Comments like: 


“Most of the weight has to be over the front of the trailer and tongue.”

“I’ve always been told 60% of the weight on the nose and 40% on the tail.”

 “I always was told to keep the weight centered over the trailer axle, not in front or behind.”


Weigh Safe wanted to clarify and reiterate that a properly balanced trailer is NOT axle based but rather load distribution and tongue weight based. Although some of the comments they have received in regards to where the load should be based off of the axles are not completely wrong, it is important to understand that a properly balanced trailer is based off of load distribution and tongue weight. 

They have written other blog posts about properly loading and balancing your trailer (click here) as well as articles about tongue weight (click here) for further reference if you are wanting more information. These articles will give you great information on how to properly load/balance your trailer and why it is important to do so.

They wanted to write this article though because of all of these comments on our Youtube video. Yes, normally it is a good rule of thumb to load 60% of your weight towards the front of the trailer but it all just depends on what you are towing and it varies between each and every load. You should not load 60% of your weight onto the front of your trailer and call it good. You should be keeping your tongue weight of your trailer between 10-15% of your gross trailer more and no less. Sometimes loading 60% of your load onto the front of your trailer will exceed that 15% tongue weight range and is therefore more susceptible to impaired vehicle performance. 

Which is why it is important to know the weight of your load and trailer so that you can keep your tongue weight within that 10-15% range. Keeping it within that range will make for a smooth and enjoyable towing experience and bring you a towing peace of mind. 

Yes, they have a man “poking” the trailer in this video, yes they are using a toy car on a treadmill to demonstrate and yes, they did not fully demonstrate the driving effects of too much tongue weight given it is a toy truck. With this video, they simply wanted to demonstrate one of the negative effects of an improperly loaded trailer. Trailer sway is the number one cause of trailer accidents and rather than learn the hard way of experiencing trailer sway or fishtailing, they want to inform new and even experienced towers of the dangers that can come from it. It’s a scary thing to experience and witness out on the road.

Know before you tow. Determine what range your tongue weight should be in and always stay within that 10-15% of GTW. 

How To Tow Safely and Have Towing Peace of Mind

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Weighsafe towing

I decided to look up the meaning of the term “peace of mind” and I found a definition that I feel describes it perfectly. This site said, “Peace of mind is a state of mental and emotional calmness, with no worries, fears or stress. In this state, the mind is quiet, and you experience a sense of happiness and freedom”. When you go on a trip, wouldn’t you want to know how to tow safely and get there in one piece?

Who the heck doesn’t want a peace of mind, especially when towing a trailer!? Here at Weigh Safe, we have designed a hitch along with other innovative products that continue to provide you with a towing peace of mind. Although we provide a product that can help you to achieve a towing peace of mind, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t some work that needs to go into truly achieving that state of mind.

How To Tow Safely

You must remember your pre-tow tasks and check each one off of your list prior to hitting the road:

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#1: Verify that your tongue weight is between 10-15% of your GTW.

First and foremost, before you can reach a towing peace of mind you must know what the weight rating of your tow vehicle is, or your gross combined vehicle weight rating (GCVWR). This is the maximum allowable weight of your fully-loaded vehicle including equipment, passengers, cargo, trailer, and tongue weight. You must know this so that you do not tow a trailer that exceeds your GCVWR as that can be extremely dangerous. You should be able to find your GCVWR on the placard of your tow vehicle.

Once you know the maximum weight you are able to tow with your vehicle, you must determine your gross trailer weight (GTW). GTW is the actual weight of your fully-loaded trailer with everything on it. The easiest way to determine your GTW is to take your trailer to a public scale, make sure your entire trailer is on the scale (all tires and tongue), unhook it from your tow vehicle and measure the weight. If your GTW exceeds your GCVWR, you should not continue towing that trailer/load with your tow vehicle. You will either need to find an alternate tow vehicle with a higher GCVWR or lessen your load so that you aren’t towing a larger load than you should be.

Once you have your GTW figured out, you can then move and readjust your load accordingly so that your tongue weight is between 10-15% of your GTW. If you are lower than 10% or higher than 15%, you MUST adjust your load accordingly.

#2: Properly connect your truck to your trailer. (click here to learn more.)

  • Latch and lock coupler.
  • Connect safety chains.
  • Attach runaway cables.
  • Connect the power cable(s)

#3: Properly balance your trailer load and adequately secure all cargo. (click here to learn more.)

#4: Verify that your tow vehicle and trailer tires are according to manufacturer recommendations and that you have the correct tires for application. Double-check that tires are in good condition and at a proper tire pressure. (click here to learn more.)

#5: Make sure all trailer lights are properly connected and functioning properly. (click here for more info.)

#6: If your trailer has brakes, verify that they are connected properly and the breakaway cable is attached appropriately. (click here to learn more.)

#7: Check your side-view mirrors that they provide a clear view that extends to the end of the trailer. (click here to learn more.)

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Slick Locks

Slick Locks

Slick Locks is truly the only drill free, pass between doors,
stainless steel locking hasps on the market. The unique bracket designs have
makes them the number one choice of large fleets worldwide.

Slick Locks offers a complete line of puck locks and blade
brackets for all hinged and sliding door vehicles in all makes and models

Discover why Slick Locks’ one-of-a-kind vehicle locking system has
quickly become the premier commercial vehicle locking system on the market

DECKED Toolboxes

DECKED makes your pickup truck more efficient and versatile with it’s sliding toolbox storage
system. DECKED allows you to load your truck bed with materials and supplies
while keeping your tools secure, dry and organized in drawers underneath.

For safe, secure,weather tight storage, DECKED is your answer.

Ecco Lighting

From installation to operation, ECCO products are engineered to perform. Light bars,
flashers, beacons and camera systems. That means they’re easy to understand,
straightforward to operate, and convenient to maintain.