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Cimarron Premium Trailer Review, 10 Years to the Top Even in the current recession, Cimarron Trailers is improving, expanding and zeroing in on efficiency. The factory is staying the same size, but putting out 25% more trailers. There is a handful of aluminum trailer manufactures at the top in premium trailers. None surpasses Cimarron current models. The top trailers need smart engineering, custom doors and windows, top components, strong beautiful welds etc. The result is quality uniformity on all trailers from roof to axles. Where else would you build horse trailers, but the heart of More…
New Truck Reviews for 2021 and beyond
2022 GMC Sierra 1500– All-new technologies — including trailering-capable Super Cruise1 — along with new levels of premium craftsmanship and capability make the new 2022 GMC Sierra the most advanced and luxurious Sierra ever. The lineup is led by the new Sierra Denali Ultimate trim, the most advanced and luxuriously appointed Denali model ever and the most advanced and luxurious pickup in its class. Accompanying the Denali Ultimate is the first-ever Sierra AT4X — the new peak of premium off-road performance with serious capability. Big GMC Story….
Custom Bronco® and Bronco Sport project vehicles bound for the 2021 SEMA Show demonstrate endless possibilities for enhancing and personalizing, with an extensive lineup of lift kits, wheels, racks and more from Genuine Ford Parts, Ford Licensed Accessories* and Ford Performance Parts** Six custom builds – including four Broncos and two Bronco Sports: See the news story
EPA-estimated 42 MPG City! All-New Ford Maverick Hybrid Is Now America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Hybrid Pickup The all-new 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid – the first standard hybrid pickup in America – officially has an EPA-estimated rating of 42 miles per gallon in the city. The first Maverick Hybrid pickups are expected to start shipping in December with customer deliveries expected to start in January, arriving with an EPA-estimated rating of 37 mpg combined and an EPA-estimated driving range of more than 500 miles. Ford Maverick 42 MPG
Finally the new 2022 Tundra is totally revealed 16 years after the first full size Tundra in 2007. The majority of what us journalist wanted changed has come true. The Crew Max now with a 6.5 ft bed along with the standard 5.5 ft bed. The 6-speed replaced with a 10-speed of course. New grill, new interior, new suspension, new bed, lots of LED lights. The grills are different for each model, no V-8, learning from Ford, only 2, V-6 3.5L twin turbos, the one in the TRD PRO is hybrid. Towing capacity is up to 12,000 lbs. properly equipped. See the story and video….
Built Ford Tough for commercial customers: Introducing the all-new 2022 F-150 Lightning® Pro – the first-ever all-electric F-Series truck purpose-built for commercial customers. Starting at an MSRP* of $39,974, F-150 Lightning Pro offers with standard range battery and dual motor power 4×4 targeting 426 horsepower** and a targeted EPA-estimated 230 miles of range†; available extended-range version targeting 563 horsepower. EPA-estimated range of 300 miles Read Details…
Super Powers Only Electric Can Deliver
F-Series, America’s best-selling truck charges into the future with the F-150 Lightning, elevated by all the advantages of electrification and packed with connected technology. F-150 Lightning is a powerhouse that delivers a targeted 563 horsepower and 775 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any F-150 ever – an exhilarating drive, a high-tech frunk, and the ability to power your home if needed. Details…
DEARBORN, Mich., May 10, 2021 – Ford’s smartest, most innovative truck yet will be all-electric and called F-150 Lightning. The all-new F-150 Lightning will be revealed May 19 at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn and livestreamed for millions to watch. The F-150 Lightning brings stunning innovation, technologies and capabilities to the F-Series, America’s best-selling vehicle, combined with the power, payload and towing capability that is the hallmark of all Built Ford Tough trucks. Read the story Ford Electric Truck
Stellantis Introduces New Mopar ’21 Ram 1500 Special Edition in North America
- 2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star Crew Cab, powered by the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 paired with a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, features select Mopar Custom Shop accessories and graphics for exclusive performance appearance Read the report…
Ford’s ‘Mother of All Road Trips’ Tests BlueCruise Hands-Free Driving Ahead of Over-the-Air Push to F-150: Yep, they’re coming. Self driving trucks maybe someday with trailers. I asked that at a Ford media conference today. Didn’t get an answer just “stay tuned for future announcements.” That would be cool. Have a truck drive itself, change lanes, climb hills, swerve around an elk with a trailer attached. I’d pay to see that. Electric truck, self driving trucks, why not just a transporter from Star Trek to just “beam me up Scotty.” Read the story…
Bronco Brand Teams Up with Respected 4×4 Companies to Expand Aftermarket Parts and Accessory Options for Customers: Bronco® announces collaborations with three of the leading off-road aftermarket companies, further expanding the list of Ford-approved off-road parts and accessories available for the summer launch of Bronco two- and four-door SUVs. See the details….
Ford Introduces All-New 2021 F-150 Police Responder with Improved Top Speed, Added Capability• All-new F-150 Police Responder now offers enhanced top speed of 120 mph and available Police Engine Idle, which lets an officer remove the key and securely exit the running truck without losing power to lights and sirens. Read More…
Kelsey says: “This Ram TRX was one of the fastest and most powerful trucks I have ever been in. Sitting in it was pure luxury (as I would expect for 100k+). Having a 702 horsepower, 650lb-ft torque supercharged engine straight from the factory is AWESOME!”
Tackle tougher terrain: Fully redesigned F-150 Raptor boosts its off-road capability with all-new five-link rear suspension featuring improved wheel travel, electronically controlled next-generation FOX™ shocks with Live Valve™ technology, plus first-in-class*available 37-inch tires to tackle tougher terrain on high-speed desert runs. 2021 Raptor story…
Ford Reveals Bronco ULTRA4 4400 Unlimited Class Extreme Race Trucks to Tackle King of the Hammers Off-Road Race. Built to conquer boulder fields and dry lakes, Bronco® – the outdoor brand of Built Wild™ 4×4 SUVs from Ford – expands its off-road presence by debuting three custom-built Bronco ULTRA4 4400 unlimited class race trucks that will compete in this year’s grueling King of the Hammers off-road racing event, which runs Feb. 2-6 in Johnson Valley, Calif. More….
First Ram TRX Super Truck is going to Barrett-Jackson auction in March. The Ram 1500 TRX VIN #001 being auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale is one of 702 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition models. Commemorating the most powerful truck with 702 horsepower straight from the factory, the 2021 1500 TRX Launch Edition is limited to 702 units – and sold out in less than three hours. For more ….
Ford all-new 2021 Ford F-150 – a fuel economy leader among gas-powered full-size light-duty trucks. The 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ V6 – the only full hybrid available in a pickup with the best combined fuel economy rating for gas-powered full-size light-duty pickups with an EPA-estimated 25 mpg on 4×2 models. The 4×2 PowerBoost, with EPA-estimated ratings of 25 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, has an EPA-estimated range of 750 miles on a single tank of gas. Full Story….
DETROIT – Super Cruise1 driver assistance technology will launch on the Sierra 1500 Denali in late model year 2022. The Sierra 1500 Denali will have the latest version of Super Cruise including the introduction of the ability to trailer while driving hands free. The industry’s first true hands-free driver assistance system, Super Cruise is available on more than 200,000 miles of compatible roads in the U.S. and Canada. More….
2021 Ford F150 Tremor is coming to town: All-new F-150 Tremor® combines outstanding towing and payload capacity* with greater off-road prowess – featuring upgraded suspension and driveline hardware, increased suspension travel, approach, breakover, and departure angles**, plus standard rear locking differential and available front Torsen limited-slip differential. Read the details….
The Sleeping Giant just opened it’s eyes and POW, ZOOM, BAM, Look up in the sky it’s Hummer EV Super Truck. The HUMMER EV will get its energy from General Motors’ all-new Ultium batteries and power from Ultium Drive, GM’s proprietary EV drive units. A GM-estimated best-in-class 1,000 horsepower and GM-estimated 11,500 lb-ft of torque are generated by three separate motors within two Ultium drive units to give HUMMER EV’s e4WD remarkable on- and off-road capabilities. Read the beginnings if a Super Star.
Tortured and Tested, 3.5-Liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid Powertrain in the All-New 2021 F-150. The full hybrid powertrain is the most powerful engine in the all-new F-150 lineup, delivering 430 horsepower and 570 lb.-ft. of torque. Tests included towing fully loaded trailers over desert mountain passes in 100-plus degree temperatures, withstanding punishing terrain off-road, conquering the frozen tundra, and enduring high-humidity chambers, salt baths and roads designed to destroy. Watch the video…
Breaking Truck News: Ford announces F150 Hybrid Warranty. What are we going to do the old hybrid batteries? Will we shipp them to Mars? More that likely they will be recycled which is good. The hybrid warranty was a deciding factory when I bought my hybrid car. Read more about all the specs on the 2021 Ford F150 including warranties. Read…
Auburn Hills, Mich. – Ram Truck announced that production of the third installment of “Built to Serve Edition” trucks will begin next month at its Sterling Heights (Michigan) Assembly Plant.
Ram is celebrating America’s five land, sea and air-based armed forces with “Built to Serve Editions” of its popular Ram 1500 half-ton pickup truck lineup. More….
2022, it’s coming all electric juiced F150. Yes 2022 mid-summer, you can have your cake and eat it too. More power, all electric F150 for more towing, more off-roading, more power, more juice. Check out more of the breaking story..
The Jeep® brand has introduced its new Wrangler 4xe, marking the arrival of the most capable, technically advanced and eco-friendly Wrangler ever. Jeep Wrangler 4xe models will be available in Europe, China and the United States by early 2021. The Jeep Renegade 4xe and Compass 4xe models – introduced last year in Geneva – began arriving in Europe this summer. The new Jeep 4xe models follow the introduction of the Jeep Grand Commander PHEV in China last year. More story…
New 2021 Ram Limited Night Edition in 1500 and heavy duty. The Night Edition Rams have been popular in past years. Color coordinated grill, trim and monochromatic bumpers make it a looker. 20 inch wheels on a HD dually are rare from the factory. 19 speakers for the Harmon/Kardon premium sound system, sport hood on the 1500 and everyone wants to ride in your truck.
All-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Supercharged
- Rated at 702 horsepower, 650 lb.-ft. of torque
- 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 4.5 seconds; 0-100 mph in 10.5 seconds
- Quarter mile in 12.9 seconds at 108 mph
- Top speed of 118 mph, More Details….
2021 Bronco is finally here, well pictures and video anyway. Bronco Two, Four door and Sport. Topless, doorless, front and rear lockers and front sway bar disconnect make Bronco a true competitor for Jeep Wrangler. 35 in tires, 7-speed manual transmission and of course a 10-speed automatic is just part of the story. 200 accessories for Bronco will also be an attack on Mopar and Wrangler sales. Things are heating up in Detroit. Video Reveal : Of course you’ll want to put a $100 deposit and get in line. Specs and details at Bronco Stats….
Breaking News: Next-Gen Ranger Raptor coming to the USA with a 2.7L EcoBoost V-6 twin turbo
American Blue Oval fans were understandably feeling left out when Ford refused to sell the current-gen Ranger Raptor in the U.S. But if a report from Australian news site Car Expert proves true, they might be receiving a pretty nice consolation prize. The report claims that not only will the next-gen Ranger Raptor launch in the U.S., but it’ll also be powered by Ford’s 2.7L EcoBoost V6, not some diesel engine like the current model. As reported by FordAuthority.com Read more….
Breaking News 2020 Ford Ranger Performance Upgrades: Three packages with tires, Fox Shocks, light bar, engine horse power along with graphic enhancements add excitement to off-road fun. See the upgrades and read new details.
Check out the 2021 Ford F150 online launch. Video and article with all the stats that we know. Finally a Hybrid, power air dam, built in generator, around truck lighting, seats to sleep in and a fold out table in the console.
(https://mrtrailer.com/cody.htm) Float’n Drive, Dan shows us what goes on in the cab of a tractor-trailer rig. Shifting, braking, Jake Braking and the view of the road from a Semi-truck.
(https://mrtruck.com/popup.htm) Finally first drive of the 2020 Ford Super Duty. Part one introduces what Super Duty can do. Next week after the embargo, off-road and trailering details. It was way fun.
(https://mrtruck.com/popup.htm) 2020 Ford F450 tows big trailer in Arizona mountains. Reviewing 1050 lb ft torque Power Stroke trailering, with auto exhaust brake and full brake. New 10-speed tranny, grade shifts well.
Hot Shot Trucks and Trailers Reviewed
Read Chapter One: The top five reasons why I drive a tall truck.
Chapter Two: Truck Shopping, dealing with dealers.
Chapter Three: New trucks verses Used trucks
Chapter Four: How to Match Your Truck to Your Trailer with truck classes explained
Chapter Five: Do you need a Weight Distributing Hitch with sway control
Chapter Six: Diesels are Different
Featured Trailer Products
Hoof Grip, it’s Super Floor, been around for years, in horse trailers, in barns, sidewalks, sale barns, vet clinics, patio’s, dog kennels, playgrounds and truck beds. The video’s below tell the story. Made from ground tires (recycled) it gives cushion and traction. First place I saw it was on playgrounds. around merry-go-rounds where kids fall down and bounce back up unhurt.
Weight Distribution Keeps You Safe
Have you ever driven by a vehicle towing a trailer and noticed the trailer tongue or back of the tow vehicle sagging? Without weight distribution, the trailer’s tongue weight added to the tow vehicle can cause it to “teeter-totter” over the rear axle which lifts the weight off the front wheels. This can cause a serious loss of steering and braking control, and can also contribute to a setup that is more likely to sway. Equal-i-zer transfers tongue weight to all axles. More….
Weigh-Safe: Now with Weight Distributing Hitch built in and sway control. Do you know your trailer tongue weight, ask the judge. On a bumper pull trailer, if you have too little tongue weight, the trailer can sway and be dangerous. Some trailer have their axles too close to the middle and are susceptible to sway anyway. If you have too much trailer tongue weight, your truck or SUV will squat excessively, aim your headlights to the stars and stress your trucks rear axle, brakes and suspension. What you need to know….
Equalizer Systems Trailer Jacks From MrTruck.com Research Pickup Truck-Trailer and Accessory Reviews
Equalizer Systems hydraulic horse trailer jack for smooth power. Equalizer Systems Jacks, you see them everywhere. Over 70% of horse trailer manufactures equip their trailers with them. So service and parts are easy to get with the largest trailer dealer network.…the review Twenty years ago, Equalizer introduced hydraulic jacks to the horse industry. Horse trailer manufacturers use them because they are dependable and easy to work on. With a manual backup hand pump, Equalizer jacks will always do their job…the review
MrTruck’s Top 10 Trailering Tips to Save Your Life.
Trailering can be scary, especially downhill. It was tougher for me 40 years ago when the only gadgets were your trailer mirrors on your truck. Now with camera’s, backup systems, trailer sway control, and progressive trailer brake controllers, trailering is safer. This top ten list isn’t necessarily in order. Try to use them all. Read the article
AuTowBrake is a trailer brake controller that stays on your trailer. That’s how it’s done in Europe, the trailer controls it’s own brakes. In the US, most boat trailers do the same thing with hydraulic surge brakes. AuTow Brake is an automatic electric surge brake. I’ve been using and testing this brake for years. The control box is weather proof, you can mount it outside or inside your trailer at any angle. New this year the key FOB that you can use to test you trailer brakes, now can adjust the gain on the go. AuTow Brake is smooth, it doesn’t jerk, push or pull your truck. More….
(http://www.norstarcompany.com/trailer…) Our new truck review test trailer. King of the Road, this Iron Bull dump trailer with 3-way tailgate, folding sides and ramps. The most versatile trailer I’ve seen. Load from the side, over the side, rear ramps, we load skid steer loader, side by side and a short bed Dodge Ram. It dumps hydraulically to almost 45 degrees. 8 ft. by 16 ft. heavy duty steel, 10 in. I-Beam frame. Watch video…
Tuson Sway Control, ultimate trailer sway control for safer trailer towing. Tuson, the folks with trailer ABS and DirecLink trailer brake controller, now have a module that controls sway on bumper pull trailers. It will actually steer the trailer left and right to keep the trailer towing straight. If you have a sudden gust of wind, get cut off on a freeway or have your trailer load shift, Tuson Sway Control will keep the trailer towing straight. The module automaticly reads how worn your trailer brakes are and how big your trailer is and uses your trailer brakes accordingly. More…
Gen-Y Hitch heavy duty adjustable drawbar for today’s powerful trailering trucks: One company that has kept up with new heavy-duty trucks is Gen-Y Hitch. (//www.genyhitch.com) These steel adjustable, multi-ball, multi-height, pintle, weight distributing hitch is the highest trailer rated hitch I’ve seen. I own 10 adjustable receiver hitches. My highest rated hitch was 14,000 lbs. The one I’m using from Gen-Y Hitch is rated for a 16,000 lb. trailer with a 2 inch shank. For Class V receiver, 2.5 inch shank, trailer rating goes up to 20,000 lbs. Newest hitch is the Torsion Flex Hitch that isolates how your trailer bounces verses your truck for a smoother ride. Read the review…
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Trailer tires are the #1 problem on trailers. Of course we work on trailer wiring and wheel bearings too, but nothing costs as much in money and time than trailer tire blowouts. We have 6 test trailers. Just one of the trailers had 5 blowouts in a year. Not from overloading or heat like you’d expect. Trailer tires with tall side walls can flex more and create heat. Turning corners can make trailer tires flex and weaken along with just crappy trailer tires sitting all winter and the steel cords separating. In comes Boar Wheel and Tire with commercial trailer tires. They use 19.5 in wheels that are low profile side wall 14, 16 and 18 ply tires. But they fit where your 16 in tires do now so you don’t have to switch to bigger axles, bigger wheel studs and wheels or buy a new trailer. For the complete story, click…
Tuson Trailer Tire Pressure and Heat Monitor: Trailer tires are the bane of my existence. In the last couple of years, I’ve had 5 trailer blowouts. And each time I had bent trailer fenders, broke clearance lights and demolished license plates along with expensive trailer tires. I found the solution, with tire pressure units inside the tires out of the way, just one repeater on the trailer to amplify the wireless signal to the truck and just a wireless receiver monitor in the truck cab. I can use itwith any truck or SUV, I trailer with. Just unplug the cord from the cigarette lighter and put it in the next truck. It’s very hard to find a tire pressure monitor system that goes above 80 psi. Tuson goes to 203 psi, And it also shows the internal tire heat. Just like racing at Indianapolis 500, you can know the tire temperature and pressure in real time. For the whole story click….
New from Gen-Y Hitch, Gooseneck Torsion Suspension Coupler 4 in. Round & Square. Now you can isolate your gooseneck trailer bounce from your trucks bounce. Improve your ride, with Rubber Torsion Hitches only 10% of the trailer inertia transfers compared to 100% using a hard connection hitch giving you the ultimate control. Greatly increased braking control since all the weight on the tow vehicle and trailer is distributed evenly giving you increased positive contact when breaking and maneuvering. Read More…
Andersen 3220-Andersen Aluminum Ultimate 5th Wheel Conversion Connection 2-gooseneck version and 3200-Steel Rail Version. Take the cluck out of your RV trailer hitch, get a smoother ride and a easier to clear out your bed when not trailering. …More info and order.
The Fuel Box and new Dual Fuel Box: for tools and extra fuel to stay on the road longer. I like good tools, a tool box and fuel tank company in California makes this quality combo all in the US. It’s called The Fuel Box by Zylstra. The fuel tank is separate from the tool box, so it can be replaced separately if damaged, and being bolted together protects the fuel tank from toolbox floor impacts with hitches and chains you throw into the tool box. Z-liner Polyurea coating option, like a sprayed in bedliner keeps the tank… Read more…
Trail riding and Travel N Corrals go hand in hand. Easy to take with you, easy to setup. Horses tied to a trailer for hours can cause problems. Keep your horses relaxed in a roomy corral as you enjoy the great outdoors between rides. Sleep well at night with your Travel N Corrals placed where you want them and in plain site of your bedroom window. If you go to high school rodeo’s, you will see portable corrals everywhere. Families enjoying each other and security for the horses when everyone is running…More…
DirecLink Trailer Brakes
Finally ABS brakes for trailers! DirecLink, Fast, smooth and safer than any brake system we’ve tried. We took our test trailer to the race track, smoked the brakes, burnt the seals and proved how dramatically superior hydraulic disc rotors, electric-hydraulic actuators, ABS modules and a trailer brake controller that networks with your trucks computer can be. Electric brake drums didn’t stand a chance in our side by side comparison. A big step toward safer trailering on our crowded highways and unpredictable weather patterns. Share this detailed report about the difference ABS trailer brakes can make.
GanderLock, when you’re serious about Protecting your Gooseneck Trailer and Tack. Protect your trailer as well as your expensive saddles, bridles, tools and flat screen TV. Goosenecks are different from bumper pulls, if you just lock the coupler, the thief’s loosen the set bolts, slide out your adjustable coupler and put their own back in and away goes your investment. Think about what happens when your trailer gets stolen, arguing with insurance companies, banks and the police. I’ve been lucky not to many things stolen, but when it happens it makes you sick. Read the Review
Tuson Trailer Sway Control
New from Tuson, automatic trailer sway control. The computer box controls your brakes left and right to straighten out your trailer if it sways from wind or evasive protective driving situations. Add to shopping cart Free Shipping See our test and full review of how the Tuson Sway Control works.
I visited PopUp’s head quarters in Chanute Kansas this spring. Kansas, like Iowa is known for making farm machinery. PopUp Industries is in the part of Kansas, where generations of welders understand quality metal working. I first heard of PopUp because of their SB1 shortbed coupler. With shortbed trucks, now the most popular configuration, I hear from folks every week emailing me that they just crunched the cab…More…
Andersen No-Sway WDH After 2-years of development and road-testing, Andersen Hitches releases their new Anti-Sway, Anti-Bounce Weight Distribution Hitch. Instead of just improving on current models, Andersen completely redesigned Weight Distribution…leaving the competition in the dust. Watch my video and see what everyone is talking about… Free shipping Order Page
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CA Conversions can convert almost any diesel to a Allison Automatic Transmission. Diesel engines are hard on transmissions. Transmission failure is common towing heavy trailers. CA overbuilds Allison transmissions keep you on the road not on the side of the road. Rebuild kits, parts and complete transmissions are CA Conversions bread and butter. Plus expert advice with decades of experience working with Allison and Borg Warner. Read More: http://mrtruck.com/ca-allison-conversions
Finally 30 years later, the Big Three all have 1/2 ton diesels. We towed a 7600 lb Iron Bull dump trailer to Estes Park. The Silverado is the only 1/2 ton diesel with an exhaust brake. Even though the Ram had an 8-speed and no exhaust brake, both truck performed similarly up and down the mountain curvy roads on highway 36 to Estes. It appears the exhaust brake and 10-speed in tow-haul mode in the Silverado doesn’t…. More
Ram Truck today announced EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2020 Ram 1500 powered by the new 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine. Ram’s half-ton EcoDiesel will be rated at 32 miles per gallon (mpg) highway, 22 mpg city for 4×2 models; 29 mpg highway, 21 mpg city for 4×4 models. Ram 1500’s unsurpassed 29 mpg highway fuel economy rating for 4×4 models is significant in that 4×4 models represent more than 80 percent of the U.S. fullsize truck mix. Read More….
Now we finally have the Ford 2020 Specs. 37,000 lbs max towing on a single cab dually F450, 7850 lbs payload for a single cab dually with 6.2L gas engine. The 6.7 Power Stroke diesel has 475 horsepower and 1050 lb-ft of torque. Max 5th wheel trailer towing at 32,500 lbs. Max conventional (bumper pull) towing is 24,200 lbs. All with 10-speed automatic, only the carry over 6.2L comes with a 6-speed auto with 10-speed optional. See all the specs at The Specs….
Leasing a Truck or Not? From MrTruck.com Research Pickup Truck-Trailer and Accessory Reviews
This is my opinion from what I saw 10 years in the business. Leases where started in the nineties to confuse consumers and allow dealerships to hide more profit, why else would they need different terms to describe similar terms of finance. But today’s leases have improved. They still take research and getting your questions answered before you sign. In the old days dealerships like to confuse you with strange lease terms, “half a car plan, only pay for what you use plan.” They needed a new strategy since laws were passed to put window stickers (Maroney) of the retail price of vehicles. Can you imagine what it was like in the pre-seventies…. Read the report
2020 Ram Lineup: The 2020 Ram 1500 sets the benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency and luxury with features never before offered in a pickup. With the addition of the all-new, third generation 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel, the Ram 1500 becomes America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup, with 480 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2020 Ram 2500 and 3500 are the Heavy Duty segment’s leaders in ride and handling, luxury, materials, innovation and technology, extending well past any competitive offerings. Driving it all, a never-before-seen torque rating of 1,000 lb.-ft. from the Cummins I-6 Turbo Diesel engine. Rest of the article…
2020 GMC HD Sierra introduced: ProGrade Trailering Technology
First introduced with the 2019 Sierra light duty, the ProGrade Trailering System leverages technology advancements to offer additional features and functionality for the 2020 Sierra Heavy Duty. “Trailering is the most important consideration for Sierra Heavy Duty customers, and the new features and technologies in the 2020 Sierra HD make it easier than ever to hitch a trailer and tow it confidently,” said Jaclyn McQuaid, vehicle chief engineer, Heavy Duty Trucks. Read the store….
What’s New with Chevy Truck for 2020 in our first drive:
Chevy has been busy with 2020 Silverado’s. A new inline aluminum 6 cylinder 3.0L diesel in the 1500 and the all new 2020 Silverado Heavy Duty. New 10-speeds in light and heavy duty diesels should help fuel mileage and keeping them in the torque power band. Torque peak is at 1500 RPMs giving it potential towing trailers. All new Silverado Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500, major changes. Four more gears, towing 12,500 lbs. more trailer weight. Three inch gooseneck balls are here to stay for towing 30k plus trailers, like they’ve used in Australia for decades. More….
All-New 2020 F-Series Super Duty Debuts Tremor for Most Capable Off-Road Super Duty Ever. All-new Tremor Off-Road Package available for 2020 F-Series Super Duty pairs off-road prowess with the outstanding towing and payload capability Super Duty owners expect. Tremor upgraded suspension and off-road running boards, plus 35-inch maximum-traction all-terrain tires. Super Duty gets Trail Control™, plus a special rock-crawl mode is included in truck’s first-ever selectable drive modes.Tremor package is available on F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks with either all-new 7.3-liter gas V8 or third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke®diesel engine. Limited slip front axle, similar towing capacity to the standard Super Duty for 2020. Read press release and watch the video….
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(http://www.CimarronTrailers.com) MrTruck reviews Cimarron Trailers in Oklahoma. Premium aluminum horse trailers , Living Quarters, show cattle, hogs, sheep, goats etc. Better by Design, quality trailers, MrTruck top pick aluminum trailers. Factory review.
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Stop tire cupping, vibration and premature wear on those expensive truck, RV & trailer tires. Centramatic automatic wheel balancers have been saving money on tires for semi-trucks for over twenty years. Now you can automatically balance your tires, wheels, hub and rotors or drums while you drive. A balanced tire doesn’t cub, vibrates less & lowers the tire sidewall temperature from less flexing, giving you longer tire life. 5 year warranty, made in the USA More…
Transwest Truck Trailer RV, selling Cimarron and Logan horse trailers. Ph. 303-502-9799. Whether you are new to horse trailers & need some extra help or you’re a veteran and want the best trailers, you owe it to yourself to visit Andrew Lyons and his crew of horse folks. Buy your horse trailer & truck together or separate and get the right advice on matching your needs the first time. Read more about where I ask trailer questions.
New & Used Trailers–Trucks made for Towing–Trailer Repair & Upgrade–Truck Performance Products. Read more about where MrTruck asks trailer questions. 303-502-9799, Email: [email protected]
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I know it’s hard to find trucks equipped to tow the big trailers. We’ve found them. Click to see the inventory. Light Duty, Class 2-3 Medium Duty, Class 4-5 and Heavy Duty Class 6-7-8 or call 303-502-9799. Larger trucks for your larger Trailers. Transwest Hauler trucks
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