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Old 12-12-2019, 06:46 PM   #1
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Happy holidays to everyone. I've just discovered the Haulguage. It plugs into your diagnostic port on your truck. Load the app on your smart phone and can give your payload wt. Tongue wt. Wt. distribution all the good stuff. I'd like to hear from anyone that's used it . How accurate , used it with any success. It's $99.00. Seems reasonable to me if it's at least close to accurate. Thanks
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:46 AM   #2
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I can’t imaging how that could work, sounds like snake oil to me. But the world is full of people that are smarter than me.
I read the “how it works” on the web site and it might work. It gives its numbers based on calc’s using loaded/unloaded acceleration, squat... numbers from the OBD port. Would love to see it’s results and then dash to the scale for a comparison.
Would love to but not worth $100 to me to find out.
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:59 AM   #3
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I can’t imaging how that could work, sounds like snake oil to me. But the world is full of people that are smarter than me.
I spent some time last night looking at it, reading specs and reviews. I kinda say the same thing.

From what I can tell, it is looking at the torque converter slip data, and an accelerometer in the plug, then it's doing some math.

I never read anything about transmission requirements, but I thought only automatic transmissions have a torque converter, so does it work with a manual transmission.
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Maybe for gassers at below the 5-8k threshold of GVWR.

Most trucks have the GVWR on the door jam. Most truckers have the website or manual that gives the specs for either 5r or TT.

When in doubt just buy a Super Duty.

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Thanks for responses. I figured there would be some opinions on it. I was really wondering if any one has actually used one. Thanks anyways
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Unless it has it's own sensors to mount on the vehicle and trailer suspension, how in the world would it give you a realistic tongue wt and wt distribution much less payload? All it would really be telling you is how hard your truck is working but there are a many other things you can look at to figure that out such as engine & tranny temp as well as your fuel mileage. The rest of the data would just a manufactured logarithm that provides you a guess.
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I've had one for about a year now and it works great. Within a couple hundred pounds of scale weights
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I was thinking myself on getting this and it seem like that it will work, I haven't had a chance on buying it yet, right now I have so many other things that I need to get.
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This probably doesn’t apply to anyone but me, but it’s doubtful it will work with a standard transmission. I say doubtful because I received 2 opposing answers from 2 different Haul Gauge techs.

“I am going to assume you are referring to the Better weight/haul gauge working in a truck with a 6 speed manual transmission. Yes this will work with one limitation. With the manual transmission you will not be able to use the trailer or vehicle weight feature as there is no torque converter slippage to read. All other features will work as designed. In some cases depending on the age of the vehicle you may need to calibrate the sensor to your platform. There are instruction in that app that will talk you through this procedure.”

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“I'm sorry but the units do not work with a manual transmission. They will only work with automatic's.”
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I took some work getting it calibrated, but ours is very close to what the CAT scales say.

Everything hinges on how fast you accelerate during calibration. I did it a few times to get it to match the CAT weight unloaded, but once I got it dialed in it is now very accurate.

There was no database info for a 2500HD at the time, I imagine mine is now the database since I worked with their engineer to get it set up properly.
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The thread titled "Curt Betterweigh" is inquiring about a similar product.
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Unless it has it's own sensors to mount on the vehicle and trailer suspension, how in the world would it give you a realistic tongue wt and wt distribution much less payload? All it would really be telling you is how hard your truck is working but there are a many other things you can look at to figure that out such as engine & tranny temp as well as your fuel mileage. The rest of the data would just a manufactured logarithm that provides you a guess.
It uses information from the TV computer to do the calculations


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I bought one a month or so ago. Itís a little hard to get the exact weight because it is an analog gage not digital. My reading looked to be about 9,100 or 9,200 lbs. I took my truck to a CAT scale and it said 9,080 lbs.
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I bought one about 8 months ago. Seems to work fairly well and I’d recommend it.
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