This video walks through how to use the Pin Weight feature on the CURT BetterWeigh™ mobile towing scale. With this feature, you can get a live readout of the pin weight of your 5th wheel or gooseneck trailer right on your smartphone.
The CURT BetterWeigh™ #51701 is a Bluetooth-enabled OBD2 device that wirelessly syncs with your smartphone to provide a variety of vehicle and trailer weights. This includes truck weight, trailer weight, payload, tongue weight and pin weight, as well as weight distribution setup and trailer brake gain.
To measure kingpin weight or gooseneck pin weight with BetterWeigh™, start by choosing the weight range that best suits your truck-trailer setup. To set the range, tap the gear icon and select Pin Weight. Then, select a weight range.
Next, tap the Pin Weight feature on the BetterWeigh™ app homescreen. Make sure your truck and trailer couplers are aligned and ready to be connected. Then, step away from the truck and select Ready. BetterWeigh™ will take an initial analysis of your truck’s pitch.
After reading the truck pitch, couple the 5th wheel king pin or gooseneck trailer to your truck hitch. Then, load your trailer, and start getting real-time readouts of how your pin weight changes as the trailer is loaded.
BetterWeigh™ is compatible with Apple and Android phones. Download the BetterWeigh™ app from Google Play or the App Store.