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EQ United Hires James Witty as VP of Sales
James Brings to EQ United 24 Years of Overall Sales Experience (Cassopolis, MI) EQ United consists of 3 divisions that include EQ Systems, EQ Harness, and EQ Logistics. James Witty became a valued part of EQ United as the Vice President of Sales in June 2022. To compliment his arrival, James brings 24 years of overall sales experience. James started his RV career at Nexus where he was determined to learn both sales and the production side of the company. Read More….
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
New Kwick Kranker for Dump Trailers, click. 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…
Free truck reports. And which axle is right for you? WIll it fit my garage? What about wheelbases? Diesel or Gas, transmissions, Differentials and Bed length. Can your salesperson tell a 1/2 ton from a 1 ton? Crew cabs, those wonderful 4 full size doors! Special report, gooseneck and fifth wheel towing products. The Truth about loans!
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 2022 and beyond
Yes the 2023 trucks are coming, may not be until the end of the year. Supply shortages, labor problems, chip shortages, it’s been a strange year after 2 already strange years. But We’re seeing new truck launches coming. Chevy/GM heavy duty is changing in 2024, Ram Rebel is going to a heavy duty in 2023 and Ford will have a 2023 that is mostly new. I went to the 2023 Super Duty launch in Detroit last month. Ford has 2 new engines for a total of 4. The new 6.8L is just a smaller version of the 7.3L both gas. In diesels, new is the High Out put 6.7L. See the video’s and specs.
New 2023 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel Unveiled at State Fair of Texas with Exceptional Off-road and Towing Capability: Available with 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine
Ram continues to build its off-road truck portfolio and fortify its position as North America’s off-road and performance truck leader. New 2023 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel, positioned between Laramie and Power Wagon, offers enthusiasts off-road performance features straight from the factory. More….
New Maverick Tremor Off-Road Package Revealed as Ford Re-Opens Retail Order Banks for Its Hottest Vehicles. New Maverick Tremor™ Off-Road Package becomes available as retail order banks re-open for Ford’s highest-demand vehicles, including Bronco Sport, Explorer, Edge, Ranger, F-150, Super Duty and Transit. The new Tremor package is available on XLT and Lariat series trucks and includes a 1-inch lift for greater ground clearance, exclusive Trail Control™, unique off-road-tailored front and rear suspension, advanced all-wheel drive with four-wheel-drive lock and 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine. More….
700 Horsepower! New Ford F-150 Raptor R Is Most Powerful Raptor Ever for High-Performance Off-Roading. Ordering opens today for the new 2023 F-150® Raptor™ R, the most powerful F-150 Raptorever, featuring a new 5.2-liter supercharged V8 that cranks out 700 horsepower and 640 lb.-ft. of torque for even more extreme off-roading. Next-level trail-conquering capability starts with long-travel suspension featuring FOX Live Valve shocks specially tuned to take advantage of the truck’s V8 power; standard class-exclusive 37-inch tires and class-best ground clearance offer improved confidence and control over harsh terrain. See the 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.
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….
We installed Sumo Springs on my F150 and it improved the trailer stability and ride. We installed Sumo Springs for trailers and had even better improvement with the trailer ride. Not enough room between the axle and trailer frame so the axles would hit the water tank braces. Two of the 4 braces broke. Sumo Trailer Springs gave me more clearance and kept the axle from hitting the water tank brackets.More….
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 reviewTwenty 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
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…
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.
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
Gen-Y Hitch heavy duty adjustable drawbar for today’s powerful trailering trucks: These steel adjustable, multi-ball, multi-height, or pintle, is the highest trailer rated hitch I’ve seen. The one I’m using from Gen-Y Hitch is rated for a 16,000 lb. trailer with a 2 inch shank. Their newest hitch is the Torsion Flex Hitch that isolates how your trailer bounces verses your truck for a smoother ride. Read the review...Tuson Trailer Tire Pressure and Heat Monitor: Trailer tires are the bane of my existence. I found the solution, with tire pressure units inside the tires out of the way, amplifying the wireless signal to the truck and just a wireless receiver monitor in the truck cab. I can use it with any truck or SUV, I trailer with. Tuson goes to 203 psi, And it also shows the internal tire heat.For the whole story click….Weigh-Safe: Do you know your trailer tongue weight, asks the judge? On a bumper pull trailer, if you have too little tongue weight, the trailer can sway and be dangerous. If you have too much trailer tongue weight, truck can squat excessively, aim your headlights to the stars and stress your trucks rear axle, brakes and suspension. What you need to know...
Shocker Hitch, New 9 ” offset. FREE Shipping, Gooseneck Surge with New Shift-Lock 30K coupler. Gooseneck air bag cushion coupler for 4 inch round tube, 4 and 4.5 in square tube. Click for more...
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. The fuel tank is separate from the tool box....Read more...Tuson Sway Control, ultimate trailer sway control for safer trailer towing. A module that controls sway on bumper pull trailers. It will actually steer the trailer left and right to keep the trailer towing straight. MoreHoof 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. 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. See the review and install….
GanderLock for Goosenecks: Protect your trailer as well as your expensive saddles, bridles, tools and flat screen TV. Goosenecks if you just lock the coupler, the thief's loosen the set bolts, slide out your adjustable couplerRead the Review
My mechanic Ruben has rebuilt my project truck's automatic transmission as "Overkill" making it better than original factory tranny. His work is amazing. Check out his website (ColoradoTrans.com) or call 303-776-1191. See the video's of my transmission rebuild
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. Read More:
The Flip-Over Ball gooseneck hitch converts to a smooth bed in seconds. Just rotate the handle and Flip the ball over. In seconds you can have a level bed for all those jobs when an ordinary hitch ball is always in the way. More...
Another short bed solution. Short bed truck hitch. Is it for you? See the story, Click for more...
25 to 50% longer tire life. 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. More
We decided to have our own towing test truck. Now we are going to keep the products on our own truck to be able to give a longer review and how things standup long term. Rest of the report
MrTruck.com Presents: New for the "EZ Connector Horse Expo Tour" Updates from each event, pictures & commentary, With the latest trailer safety and technology accessories on exhibit in our tour, come by our display. We'll be displaying some helpful technology for safe towing. Click for the "Tour" schedule,
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