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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


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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 


I’m selling Dodgezilla Overkill rock crawler, my 1994 Dodge Ram 1500 project truck. Moving farther in the country, makes for an expensive move. MrTruck.com project truck featured on TFLtruck youtube. With a 4 in suspension lift, 3 in body lift. Automatic transmission was rebuilt by Ruben at Colorado Trans, rebuilt better than what came with the Cummins diesel that year. Short bed, 33 in tires, outside is bedlined. Headers, new exhaust, new cat, new brakes all around, new front axle actuator. new seals in transfer case. 318 cu V-8. Power seat, power mirrors. New front bumper, new grill. death wobble brace, new tune up, replaced injectors, front axle, new tranny cooler. new high stall torque converter, Jet Power Module, tires are great, mud terrain BFG. $2900 email info@mrtruck.net  See the video’s…


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Equalizer Systems Trailer Jacks

Equalizer hydraulic jack manual handle 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


Haul Gauge at SEMA

I tried Haul Gauge a couple years ago and thought it was incredible technology to weigh your trailer with your trucks computer and torque converter. Haul Gauge plugged into your trucks OBDII port and measured movements and displayed trailer weights on a dial. Now they’re gone further with more info and a phone app.  Imagine seeing your trailer weight, tongue weight, payload and weight distribution on your phone. This will be a big step towards trailer safety. See my video from SEMA  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…


TusonTuson Trailer Sway Control 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…


Geny receiver hitch cushion coupler Geny Hitch adjustable receiver coupler 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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GM unveiled it’s new full size SUV lineup for the 2021 model year. Check out the features of the new models with MrBigTruck


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….


The FCA Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC) inaugurated a new Vehicle Dynamics Simulator (VDS) lab, launching the most advanced driving simulator technology available in North America. With nine directions of movement and specific driver calibration, the new simulator closely duplicates the actual driving experience. “Our new VDS is cutting-edge technology that emulates a vehicle’s driving dynamics in a real time, virtual environment. Read More…


2020 Ford Super Duty max towing2020 Ford Super Duty PayloadNow 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. 

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….


Ram Truck today announced pricing for the 2020 Ram 1500 powered by the new 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $­­­­­­36,890 for the Tradesman Quad Cab 2WD, plus $1,695 destination. The EcoDiesel is a $4,995 option, or $3,000 premium over the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 eTorque ($3,300 on Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Rebel and Laramie base models). “The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel offers the best torque and towing among all half-ton diesel trucks,” More details….


DETROIT — The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the available, all-new 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel engine delivers an EPA-estimated 33 mpg highway and 23 city in rear-wheel-drive models. EPA-estimated fuel economy for four-wheel drive models is 29 mpg highway/23 city. With an SAE-certified 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, the Silverado 3.0L Duramax with four-wheel drive is also capable of towing up to 9,300 pounds and a max payload of 1,870 pounds, meeting the towing needs of about 90 percent of light-duty customers.  More…


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….  


DETROIT — The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado’s available 3.0L Duramax inline-six turbo-diesel engine adds choice and versatility for full-size truck customers, offering class-leading torque and horsepower in addition to focusing on fuel economy and capability. It is the first-ever inline-six turbo-diesel offered in Chevrolet’s full-size light-duty trucks. It is priced identically to the 6.2L V-8 as a $2,495 premium over a 5.3L V-8 model or $3,890 over a 2.7L Turbo model. More…


3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine on F-150 is now available on XLT (302A) models. Previously, it was only available on Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum, but now it is also available on XLT 302A, our largest volume series. Now, the diesel engine is available on 75% of F-150’s mix, and F-150 has the only diesel available in its class. Customers and dealers told us they wanted this, so we listened and have made it available. The order bank opened last week.

 


New 6.2L V-8 availability for Trail Boss, RST models: For 2020, more than half of Silverado trim levels will be available with the 6.2L V-8 with an SAE-certified 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. For the Custom Trail Boss and the LT Trail Boss, powered with the 6.2L V-8 for the first time.  For 2020, Silverado will be available with an all-new 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel engine dedicated to efficiency and refinement. More…

 


Ford F-150 Is Best Performing Pickup Truck in IIHS Passenger-Side Safety Testing; Earns All Good Ratings: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates the 2019 Ford F-150 as the only truck to earn the top-tier good rating in every category, and the best performing truck among 11 pickups evaluated in passenger-side small overlap front crash testing. This follows testing by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that awarded F-150 crew cab a five-star overall vehicle score and a five-star rating for driver and passenger for all crash test modes. More…


2019 Ram Chassis Cab designers worked closely with engineering to give Ram’s line of halo-capability trucks an optional level of comfort with the new Limited model for those customers who have an enthusiast’s passion and want a fitting truck to handle the weight. The 2019 Ram Chassis Cab also offers the class-exclusive 12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen display with SiriusXM with 360L. Adding to its leadership in technology, the new Ram Chassis Cab is the only truck in the segment to offer adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and AEB with trailer brakes on all trim levels. More…


All new 2020 GMC Heavy Duty is coming soon: The bigger frame, stronger propulsion and smarter technologies are expected to deliver dramatically greater towing capacity than previous models, well in excess of 30,000 pounds. The new Sierra HD marks the introduction of an all-new 10-speed Allison automatic transmission — the first-ever offered in the heavy-duty pickup segment. The all-new 10-speed transmission with closer gear spacing allows the engine to operate in an optimal range at all times with varying load and terrain conditions.  An available class-leading 15 unique camera views1, including an industry-first transparent trailer view, help optimize the driver’s view around the truck and compatible trailers to provide added confidence when towing.  More….


1000 lb-ft of Torque RAM Diesel for 2019: Yes it finally happened, we knew a heavy duty truck diesel would eventually reach 1000 lb/ft of torque. Ram did it first, introduced at the NAIAS Detroit Auto Show.  New Cummins with 400 horsepower max towing is 35,100 lbs. updated frame, interior, axles, suspension is class leading. 6.4L Hemi engine gets an 8-speed. Last year was all about 1/2 ton trucks, 2019 will be all about heavy duty trucks, it’s going to be exciting. More of the press release…


2020 HD Silverado: All new look, it’s taller, longer and meaner. Saw it in person and I was impressed. Looking at it head on takes some getting used to as with all new designs. Not sure how tall the new HD is yet, but Chevy tells me that the bed rail has been lowered not raised. Two engines for 2020 HD, Duramax V-8 diesel 910 lb-ft of torque with all new 10-speed Allison Automatic Transmission. A new gas direct injection engine to replace the old 6.0L with a 6-speed auto. Read More…. 


The all-new Ranger has earned EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 21 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined for 4×2 trucks. When configured as a 4×4, Ranger returns EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 20 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. This is the best-in-class EPA-estimated city fuel economy rating of any gasoline-powered four-wheel-drive midsize pickup and it is an unsurpassed EPA-estimated combined fuel economy rating. Ford MPG Release


The Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD chassis cab trucks — the first-ever medium-duty Silverado trucks — are in production and on their way to dealerships starting today. The new Silverado trucks are popular with upfitters because the clean, straight frame rail design has no rivets, brackets or welds to get in the way. Additionally, the seven cab-to-axle lengths can work for a variety of upfits. Some of the strongest interest has come from the housing and highway construction, landscaping and utility industries. More…


Defining the premium off-road segment, the 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 is now available with the all-new Off-Road Performance Package. The Off-Road Performance Package adds factory-installed performance upgrades that bring additional power and purpose to the Sierra AT4. More…

 

 


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Ford F250 reviewing Cimarron Trailers

Cimarron aluminum horse and show animal trailer factory review:

(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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2019 Ford Raptor first drive2019 Raptor first drive. I like ATV’s and Side X Sides for off-roading fun. My favorite one is the Ford Raptor. Yes, it’s a truck but it jumps, rock crawls, fords creeks and does all that with air conditioning and XM radio. Ford flew me to Utah last week to the Utah Motorsports Park, home of Ford Performance Racing School. If you buy a Ford Performance vehicle like a Mustang GT or Raptor, you get to spend the day at the Racing School learning how to get the most out of handling and performance. At the track we jumped humps with the Raptor and tried to tip them over on a side hill. Read more…


Chevy Colorado 2019, November marks the four-year anniversary of the return of the segment-redefining Colorado midsize truck. Introduced as a 2015 model, the Colorado recorded its first full month of sales in October 2014. Since then, U.S. customers have bought more than 428,792 Colorados.

To celebrate, Chevrolet is expanding the Colorado range with two new special editions, the off-road Z71 Trail Runner and street-focused RST, that offer options to match customer interests on the trails and on the street. More…


Introducing Trailer Tug, a simple way to move trailers. We have 6 test trailers and I move trailers every week. I’ve been towing trailers for over 40 years, but I still get tired of hooking and rehooking. Especially in a building, tring to put trailers next to a wall and be efficient with your floor space. Ideal for boat trailers, horse trailers, travel trailers and ATV trailers. I think the Trailer Tug would be good to move my trailers up against a fence, tongue first so thieves couldn’t get a truck in front of my trailers and drive away. More…


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….


Overhauler super truck hydraulic rack Overhauler Super Overhead Racks Coming to SEMA in Las Vegas Nevada October 30- November 2, 2018. Booth #36183 Upper South Hall.  Website, phone  1-888-421-0770. You’ve never seen anything like this. A ladder rack, power hoist and a boat hauler. Overhauler started as a power boat loader. Great for moving engines and transmissions. Hydraulic cylinders tilt the rack and a winch will lift whatever you need into your truck. Side by Side model too. We all haul heavy tools in our truck beds. Save your back and keep working with this portable crane.  More…


Reported from HardWorkingTrucks.com Graphene – a two-dimensional nanomaterial – is slated to into more than 10 under hood components of the company’s flagship pickup. Graphene is 200 times stronger than steel and one of the most conductive materials in the world. It is a great sound barrier and is extremely thin and flexible. Graphene, while not economically viable for all applications, will be used in small amounts in fuel rail covers, pump covers and front engine covers to maximize its strength benefits. It’s in cell phones and some sporting goods – and by year’s end it will be under the hood of Ford’s F-150. More….


2019 Chevrolet Colorado Bison first drive New Silverado 2.7L Turbo: The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the technologically advanced 2.7L Turbo offers full-size truck customers a capable and efficient choice with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 20 mpg city/23 mpg highway in rear-wheel-drive models. To achieve both better performance and overall efficiency, engineers made smart choices with engine technologies, advanced manufacturing and the use of mixed materials. The base curb weight of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado with the 2.7L Turbo is 380 pounds less than the current Silverado with the 4.3L V-6, despite having more interior room and cargo space.  More…. 


2019 Ford Ranger soon DEARBORN, Mich., – It’s almost here. As the 2019 Built Ford Tough Ranger nears production, Ford announces its all-new midsize pickup for North America will deliver best-in-class payload, gas torque and towing capability. “Think of Ranger as the biggest and most capable backpack for your gear,” says Rick Bolt, Ford Ranger chief engineer. “With 1,860 pounds of maximum payload, Ranger can haul nearly a ton of gear to enable your next adventure.” The 2019 Ford Ranger’s standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost® produces 270 horsepower and, more importantly, 310 lb.-ft. of torque. More….


2019 Ram Rebel model 12 The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 special edition offers unique technology never before available on Rebel, including Ram’s Uconnect 4C with 12-inch screen and navigation. The fourth-generation Uconnect system includes enhanced processing power, multi-touch gestures, vivid imagery, sharper graphics and the ability to support smartphone integrations. The class-exclusive, 12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen display offers split-screen capability and tailor-made graphics. Next generation in-car audio entertainment debuts with industry exclusive SiriusXM with 360L – on-demand content and a personalized listening experience……More…..


2019 Ford Raptor crawl feature The upgraded 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor has picked up a new feature – Trail Control. It’s like cruise control for off-road driving.

This new innovation manages throttle and braking, allowing drivers to focus on steering through challenging off-road conditions. It makes taking Raptor through the rough stuff more fun than ever.

Trail Control can be activated at speeds from 1 mph up to 20 mph. More…


2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison The Colorado ZR2 Bison joins Chevrolet’s midsize truck lineup as an all-new performance variant. Bison is Chevy’s first collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), a premium off-road aftermarket manufacturer.For maximum protection of key undercarriage elements while driving over rocky, jagged terrain, Bison features five skid plates covering the engine oil pan, fuel tank, transfer case and front and rear locking differentials. Designed by AEV, these skid plates are constructed of hard, durable hot-stamped Boron steel.  More…


2019 Ford F150 with Raptor EcoBoost engine 2019 Ford F-150 Limited has Raptor Engine, Ford now has Three 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 Engines:

Rated at 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque, the new Ford F-150 Limited leads the competition, offering more power than any light-duty pickup on the road. F-150 Limited sports a new dual exhaust system with exhaust tips smoothly integrated into new rear bumper cutouts. More….


2019 Chevrolet Silverado Chassis Cab 4500HD MSRP Starts at $48,465

DETROIT – The manufacturer suggested retail prices for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado chassis cab trucks will start at $48,465, Chevrolet announced today. This includes a $1,495 destination charge, but excludes taxes, title and additional dealer fees. Customers can visit one of more than 400 Chevrolet commercial medium duty dealers to customize and price the all-new work truck. Production will begin in late 2018.


2019 Silverado Delivers More Truck, More Capability, More Value

DETROIT – Today, Chevrolet announced that the 2019 Silverado LT will be larger, more capable, more fuel efficient and feature a starting at MSRP that is up to $700 less than the outgoing model.

 


GMC Reaches New Heights with Next Gen 2019 Sierra Elevation

DETROIT – The launch of the next generation Sierra lineup continues with the introduction of the new 2019 GMC Sierra Elevation. Adding to other recently revealed bold, powerful models of the Sierra, the Elevation makes a statement in design, capability and advanced connectivity.

 


Ford F150 Diesel first drive The new 2018 Ford F150 diesel – has some surprising rpm and tow/haul mode characteristics I haven’t seen in a diesel. In the Ford Super Duties with 6.7L diesel in tow/haul mode, braking or towing downhill will down shift the transmission to slow you down. The diesels will only downshift if there is enough RPM band left to not go over redline around 3500 RPM. GM Duramax  diesel will defuel and go up to 4000 RPM’s with downshifting in tow/haul mode. Ford Super Duty and GM Heavy Duty diesels in the last couple of years will even continue to slow down after down shifting.  More….


Ford is making its iconic F-150 Raptor – the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup – even better with upgraded technology including class-exclusive, electronically controlled FOX shocks, new Trail Control and all-new Recaro sport seats. The upgrades are focused on key components that have made F-150 Raptor the benchmark in off-road trucks for an even tougher, smarter, more capable trail runner. More…

 


A Silverado — and an Engine — for Every Need: The all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 offers six engine and transmission combinations, including an all-new 2.7L Turbo, and V-8 engines with industry-first Dynamic Fuel Management offering 17 different modes of cylinder deactivation. An all-new Duramax 3.0L Turbo Diesel with start/stop technology paired with a 10-speed transmission will be available as an option in early 2019…More….


Ford Is Testing the 2019 Ranger: From grueling lab tests to robotic testing too harsh for humans to endure, from jagged trails in the Australian Outback to the Arizona desert, Ford is torturing its 2019 Ranger to make sure the all-new truck is up to Built Ford Tough durability standards and ready for adventure. Ranger testing is based on the same proven standards of the legendary Ford F-150. Watch the video…

 


Boar Tire and Wheel for trailers 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 monitor

Tuson Trailer Tire pressure and heat monitor 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….


Geny gooseneck cushion coupler 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 5th Ultimate wheel to gooseneck conversion 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.

 

 


1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Second Gen lifted project truck New Project Truck: 1994 Dodge 1500 4×4 shortbed 4 in lift, 3 in body lift

I’m selling Dodgezilla Overkill, my 1994 Dodge Ram 1500 project truck. Moving farther in the country, makes for an expensive move. MrTruck.com project truck featured on TFLtruck youtube. With a 4 in suspension lift, 3 in body lift. Automatic transmission was rebuilt by Ruben at Colorado Trans, rebuilt better than what came with the Cummins diesel that year. Short bed, 33 in tires, outside is bedlined. Headers, new exhaust, new cat, new brakes all around, new front axle actuator. new seals in transfer case. 318 cu V-8. Power seat, power mirrors. New front bumper, new grill. death wobble brace, new tune up, replaced injectors, front axle, new tranny cooler. new high stall torque converter, Jet Power Module, tires are great, mud terrain BFG. $2900 email info@mrtruck.net  See the video’s…

Bought the truck from a divorce on Craigslist. But it did give me the chance to meet Ruben with Advanced Transmission & Auto Repair in Longmont Colorado for his OverKill automatic transmission rebuild which makes the factory tranny better behind my 318 gas engine than came behind a Cummins diesel in 1994. And the fun just starts, This is the truck that will challenge Big Green and Rusty Boy at www.TFLtruck.com  More….


The Fuel Box truck tool box with fuel tank 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…


Centramatic

Centramatic automatic wheel balancersStop 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…


Weigh-Safe

Weigh-Safe:Weigh-Safe adjustable receiver hitch 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. 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…

 


Travel-N-Corrals

Travel-N-Corrals portable horse corrals for trailerTrail 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

DirecLink trailer brake controller Tuson Trailer ABS 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

Gander Lock goose lockGaGander Lock gooseneck trailer locknderLock, 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

Tuson Trailer Sway Control on the trailerNew 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.


Popup Hitch

Popup SB116 gooseneck extension for short bed trucksI 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 WDHAndersen trailer WDH sway control 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


Cimarron 2 Red Logo2014Transwest Truck Trailer RV, selling Cimarron and Logan horse trailers. 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. 1-800-909-7071, Email: alyons@transwest.com

 

Cimarron Review

Cimarron horse trailer review Cimarron horse trailer factory review 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…


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Freightliner M2 class 6I 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 1-800-909-7071. Larger trucks for your larger Trailers. Transwest Hauler trucks

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Phoenix portable air compressor 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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