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New product from Kwick Kranker for your bumper pull trailer with a top jack. How many cranks does it take to get your trailer off the ball? With a top crank jack on a bumper pull trailer, the Kwick Kranker Top Kranker, from the ground to off the ball is 3 seconds. If you have a cordless 1/2 in. drill, you create a power trailer jack. See the review
Kwick Kranker, How many cranks does it take to get your trailer off the ball? If you have a cordless 1/2 in. drill, you can create a power trailer jack. Check out their website, see how it works Kwick Kranker
Kwick Kranker is a new tool that will be your only trailer jack. You probably already have a 1/2″ cordless drill, why buy electric trailer jacks, batteries, wiring and maintenance? When your electric drill can raise and lower existing trailer manual trailer jack 7 inches in less than 10 seconds. You need a gooseneck power lift adapter. Click for more…
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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…
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Ford-exclusive technologies: Intelligent Range and FordPass™ Power My Trip plus the available Onboard Scales work seamlessly to give F-150 Lightning customers more accurate vehicle range estimates based on actual towing experiences and real-time energy use, while Trailer Profile remembers their trailer specifics so the system can associate energy use for each trailer used. See the news….
Avatars and Animation: All-Digital Cluster on Bronco Raptor Uses High Tech to Optimize Off-Road Performance All-new 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor™ introduces new levels of sophistication with dynamic animations and informative graphics such as detailed avatars of the vehicle drivetrain system, all packaged in an easy-to-read, fully customizable 12-inch digital cluster. It’s fitting that a vehicle delivering the epitome of off-road capability treats its drivers to a visual experience like no other. From behind the wheel, the extreme off-road capability of the Ultra4-inspired 2022 Bronco Raptor™ is complemented by a dynamic display in a fully customizable 12-inch digital cluster More…
Stellantis unveiled its new 3.0-liter Hurricane Twin-Turbo inline six-cylinder engine that delivers better fuel economy and fewer emissions than larger engines while at the same time generates more horsepower and torque than many naturally aspirated V-8 and boosted six-cylinder powerplants. The 3.0-liter Hurricane Twin-Turbo I-6 HO, shown, generates more than 500 hp. More…
Ford introduces the F-150 Rattler, a distinctive, rugged, entry-level addition to its 2023 F-150 lineup for adventure-seeking customers looking for a stylish truck with standard four-wheel drive for exceptional off-road capability. “Our new F-150 Rattler offers aspiring adventurers an off-road option with expressive looks and capability in one package,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. More….
New 2023 Ram ProMaster Unveiled at the Work Truck Week Trade Show in Indianapolis. 2023 Ram ProMaster is latest evolution in a relentless pursuit of building the no-compromise benchmark for durability, efficiency, advanced technology, connectivity and safety features. New 2023 Ram ProMaster debuts at The Work Truck Week trade show in Indianapolis featuring a new front fascia that incorporates LED headlights and fog lamps. New available safety feature for 2023 includes Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist. 2023 Ram Promaster news
Saw my first Grenadier today in Denver. I looks similar to older Land Rovers. Gas engines from BMW, automatic transmissions from ZF, the German transmission company that supplies most of the transmissions in Ram trucks with gas engines. No plans for diesel engines to the US. This off-roader is a world truck, made on the border of France and Germany. The US will get some of the production later this year. Australia will also be a major market for the new SUV. Towing capacity is close to 7700 lbs. It will be interesting to see how the Grenadier will compete in the USA against Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco. More…
Ram Launches Second Phase of ‘Built to Serve’ Trucks with First Responder-inspired, Limited-edition Models. New “Built to Serve Edition” Ram 1500 pickup trucks to honor the three main first responder services. First installment a tribute to firefighter community. Firefighter-inspired interior features performance cloth and premium vinyl seats and standard content encourages owner customization. Ram recognizes all owners who serve or who have served our communities Read the rest….
Ram Revolution created to invite consumers to join the brand as it prepares to launch the Ram 1500 battery electric vehicle (BEC) RamRevolution.com hub launches today and will give customers an inside look and the opportunity to provide their real-world input as Ram electric trucks are developed. Ram will deliver fully electrified solutions in the majority of its segments by 2025, and a full portfolio of electrified solutions for all of its segments no later than 2030 More…
2022 Nissan Frontier, the final Frontier, OK not the final one, but the all new one. I think 2005 was the last big change for Frontier. It was a big money maker for Nissan, since they didn’t retool very often. But it was an economically priced truck, along with Toyota Tacoma owned the midsize truck market. Ford, GM and Dodge stopped making midsize trucks over 10 years ago. Now they are all back with midsize. Chrysler or whatever they are called this year, didn’t bring the Dakota back yet, but brought back the Jeep Gladiator in a midsize. Read the Review…
New 2022 Ford Ranger Splash is on it’s way. When I was selling trucks in the old days, I sold several Ranger Splash packages in Super Can and single cab. It’s back, in different colors.Ranger Splash Package includes distinctive orange and black body-side graphics, unique matte black wheels, orange and black trim inside and out, and specially designed seats. Three more colors as Splash Limited Edition truck available every few months.
Snow Edition – Forest Edition – Sand Edition – See the options…..
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….
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Centramatic Balancers for trailers
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
(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
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]
(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.
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
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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….
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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 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
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
(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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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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MrTruck’s Favorite Innovative Accessories: I’m not talking about license plate borders or chrome exhaust pipe tips. I have those too, but cool functional stuff that you don’t see everywhere. More…
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