COMPATIBILITY

What vehicles will HaulGauge work with?

  • Gasoline vehicles that are 1996 or newer

  • Diesel vehicles that are 2004 or newer

  • Gross Combined Weight measurement requires an automatic transmission

    • The Weigh feature, which weighs the vehicle and anything attached to it, requires an automatic transmission. The other functions (Payload, Tongue Weight, Pin Weight, and Weight Distribution) use vehicle pitch, so they will work with a manual transmission.

Vehicle FAQ’s

What if I have air suspension? Air bags? Auto leveling? Will HaulGauge work?

In almost every case, yes.

The main Weigh feature, which weighs the vehicle and anything attached to it, will function just fine with airbags/auto-leveling, etc.

Air bags (manually adjusted)

The other functions (Payload, Tongue Weight, Pin Weight, and Weight Distribution) use vehicle pitch. We suggest taking measurements with the minimum pressure recommended by the manufacturer (often 5-10 psi), then using this same pressure when using HaulGauge in the future.

You will need to calibrate by going to Settings (gear symbol in the top right corner) -> Calibration -> Suspension Weighing. The app will guide you through a 2-minute process where you open the tailgate/liftback and sit on the back of the vehicle.

Auto-leveling

The other functions (Payload, Tongue Weight, Pin Weight, and Weight Distribution) use vehicle pitch, so they will not function properly unless auto-leveling is turned off. This is usually done in the vehicle’s console by putting the vehicle into “tire jack mode,” which must be turned off before driving.

You will need to calibrate by going to Settings (gear symbol in the top right corner) -> Calibration -> Suspension Weighing. The app will guide you through a 2-minute process where you open the tailgate/liftback and sit on the back of the vehicle.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Does HaulGauge work on lifted trucks?

Yes. However, our calibrations are all done on stock vehicles. We would suggest doing your own calibrations if you have modified your truck. To calibrate, go to Settings (gear symbol in the top right corner) -> Calibration -> Suspension Weighing.

Does HaulGauge work if I have bump stops (e.g. Timbrens)?

Yes. 

The main Weigh feature, which weighs the vehicle and anything attached to it, will function just fine with bump stop suspension enhancements.

The other functions (payload, tongue weight, pin weight, and weight distribution) use vehicle pitch, so a short calibration will be required. To calibrate, go to Settings (gear symbol) -> Calibration -> Suspension Weighing.

The app will guide you through a 2 minute process where you open the tailgate and sit on the back of the truck. From other users we have learned that, to be accurate, the calibration weight needs to be heavy enough (i.e. 2 people) for the bump stops to engage. The process usually requires a third person to check when the bump stops make contact.

Does HaulGauge require calibration?

Please visit our Set-up page.

 

Will HaulGauge work with my tuner?

In general, the vehicle’s diagnostic port (OBD) will only communicate with one device at a time. Many customers just plug in the HaulGauge when they are weighing.

HaulGauge vehicle settings are all saved in the app, so unplugging does not require a new setup. If you decide to try an install with your tuner, you will need to hard mount HaulGauge (it can’t be dangling).

Device/App FAQ’s

Does HaulGauge require an internet connection?

An internet connection (either phone service/data or Wi-Fi) is required for the initial setup. After setup, HaulGauge requires no internet connection.  Without an internet connection, HaulGauge will not be able to locate any preset calibrations and the user will be asked to go through a calibration procedure.

Will the HaulGauge app work with my device (phone)?

The HaulGauge app will work with:

  • Any iOS device (iPhone) with 10.3 or higher
  • Any Android device with 5.0 Lollipop or higher and is Bluetooth enabled
Will the HaulGauge app work on an iPad?

HaulGauge is currently supported on the iPhone only. The App Store does allow some iPhone apps to be downloaded to an iPad, but HaulGauge users have reported occasional problems. We are working on adding iPad support in the future.