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Pickup Truck News

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

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Durango SRT reviewDodge Durango SRT 392 mountain driving with Kent and Kelsey

 2018 first drive Durango SRT, sport SUV. Kelsey takes on the switch backs on the road to Estes ParK. MrTruck tows a trailer with the SRT Dodge Durango. Performance handling and power on a fun family hauler with 6 luxurious leather heated seats.

 (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.

2018 Toyota Tundra review

2018 Toyota Tundra Limited trailering in the Rockies and ATV challange

Part One, First Drive 2019 Silverado towing trailers in the Tetons, with new GM trailer app, new body, frame and engines.
2019 Silverado First Drive, Part Two, trailering and engineers Part Two, 2019 Silverado trailering in the Tetons. Comparing the 5.3L 8-speed to the 6.2L 10-speed. Trailer app programs, VIN number trailer specs, factory lift kit, hydraulic engine and cab mounts for all new truck. Bigger bed, bigger cab and new mirrors.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 review in Canada2019 GMC Sierra first drive from Canada with new unique trailer features Video

2019 GMC Denali, premium AT4 off-road with 2 inch lift from the media launch in Newfoundland Canada, first drive. All new truck with new trailering features, 10-speed transmission. MultiPro folding and folding again tailgate, CarbonPro carbon Fiber bed, Heads Up Display and Adaptive Ride Control.

 Truck and Trailer News

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….


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…


2019 Chevy Colorado

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…

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. 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. They will be at SEMA this week in the Upper South Hall booth 38233. I’ll have the full review in November. More…

Overhauler super truck hydraulic rackOverhauler 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 12The 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…..

 The up2019 Ford Raptor crawl featuregraded 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…

The all-new 2019 Ford Ranger Price & Build is live at More…..  Dealer order banks are now open and consumers may pre-order.
The all-new 2019 Ford Ranger starts at $25,395 including destination and delivery. The all-new Ranger is designed and engineered for the North American market.  More….

2019 Ranger Trailer blind spotRanger Trailer Blind Spot System: “You know, you may wonder why a midsize truck would need trailer Blind Spot. But it is the truck class that needs it the most. Ford F150 and Super Duty had this option in Bliss a couple years ago. But the bigger trucks can have wider towing mirrors and their body’s are wider, allowing the trailer mirrors to see more of the trailer sides. The narrower mid size trucks without towing mirrors will have a hard time seeing the trailer sides. Mid size trucks can now tow up to 7700 lbs.   More…..

2019 Ford F150 with Raptor EcoBoost engine2019 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 driveThe 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….

1971 Ford F250 High Boy build projectYes, another project truck: 1971 Ford F250 High Boy Pickup Truck.

Finally I’m getting a Ford High Boy ( Factory High Rider ) again. I had a 1976 High-Boy 20 years ago. It was my favorite truck of the 20 plus trucks I’ve owned over the years. Doing brakes first, then tires, getting ready for the rocky trail.  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…


New Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel Has Best-in-Class EPA Estimated: Videos near top page
30 MPG Highway Fuel Economy Rating
• Efficient: 2018 F-150 3.0-liter Power Stroke® diesel has a best-in-class EPA-estimated fuel
economy rating of 30 mpg highway
• Powerful: First-ever F-150 Power Stroke diesel engine offers best-in-class 250 diesel
horsepower and 440 lb.-ft. of torque
• Capable: Diesel-equipped F-150 brings best-in-class diesel towing and payload capacity.

CM aluminum flatbed with skirts install reviewCM Truck Bed Review and Install: On the farm I found my favorite tool when I put a steel flatbed on my 1977 C30 Chevy dually. With the stiff springs in the 1977 one ton, adding the weight of the steel flatbed, calmed down the ride. I could drink coffee finally and drive. But it was so useful, had a Montezuma toolbox, generator, vice, torch and a recessed gooseneck ball. I put my backhoe bucket on the end of the bed, chain it to the ball, and lifted the backhoe front tires off the ground. After disconnecting the hydrostatic transmission, I was rolling down the road at 60 mph without a trailer. That truck flatbed was my portable shop bench. See the review..

Load-Trail flatbed gooseneck trailer

Load Max by Load Trail review: When Ram announced that its 2013 3500 dualie pickups would have a 30,000-pound maximum towing capacity, the truck wars (especially the heavy-duty truck wars) were reinvigorated. Likewise, the 30,000-pound capacity ignited another race, this time among trailer manufacturers who now need higher-capacity trailers. A few companies were making large gooseneck trailers for the “hotshot” hauler crowd, but, for the most part, this is new territory for them. More….

Boar Tire and Wheel for trailersTrailer 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….

Trailer ElEZ-Connector trailer plugectronic Technology for Safer, Easier Connection. EZ is a magnetic connection, powerful magnets. Just get the male end near the female plug and “pop” it sucks together. A tab slot align the socket and plug to match the right connections. The male end has two silicone o-rings, the cables have sealant injected inside, all to make the system water proof. If you can keep the water out, you can keep the mud and all the corrosive chemicals used to dissolve ice on the highway out. Spent my share of nights with a flashlight in my mouth in the rain as I work on trailer lights. See the review….

2019 First drive Ram 1500First drive in the all new 2019 Ram 1500 at Arizona. Cactus are tall and the boulders are big. The all new Ram is quieter, more fuel efficient with less vibration. Improved steering and handling. 12 inch touch screen will be the most talked about feature. Like a large tablet in the dash. Like a large tablet in the dash. New Rebel is more off-road worthy with best looking interior in my opinion. Tire track on the seats, red accent interior. Rebel steel progressive coil standard 1 in lift, air option 2 in lift.  Bilstein shocks with remote reservoirs. Now with Quad cab or the new longer crew cab. More Ram 2019

2019 truck parade for all new trucks

About every 10 years or so most of the trucks will come out all new and shiny over a couple of years. This year 2018 Ford’s new F150 diesel will be out in the second quarter. I went to the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) in January where Chevy showed us the all new 2019 Silverado 1/2 ton and Ram introduced it’s 2019 all new 1500. 2019 GMC is coming next. Ford re-introduced the 2019 Ranger that was missing since 2011. It won’t be out until the beginning of 2019 with the all new Bronco after that. Jeep has a new midsize truck that will join the growing midsize segment in 2019  See the new 2019 trucks….

Hyndsight Cameras _____________________________________

Hyndsight trailer cameras

Hyndsight Vision Systems, the versatile on board camera you’ve been waiting for. We tried it out backing to a trailer, monitoring horses inside the trailer and watching traffic behind the horse trailer. I’m a fan of wireless camera’s.  About the most useful tool you can find. We’re getting use to the backup cameras on the new trucks I review. But they don’t stay on, as soon as you go forward, they shut off. Hyndsight stays on so I can watch my bed cargo and the straps flapping in the wind. At the Ford Super Duty 2017 reveal at the State Fair of Texas, Ford showed us 7 cameras on the new truck. Five of the cameras are for the trailer including a camera for the rear of a trailer. The Review….

Ford answers the call from truck customers looking for an affordable, rugged, and maneuverable midsize pickup that’s Built Ford Tough; torture-tested alongside Ford F-150 trucks, Ranger quality starts with a rugged high-strength steel frame backbone, proven Ford-built 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine and class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission. Already #2 in global sales for midsize.  Comes in Super Crew with a 5 ft. bed and Super Cab with a 6 ft. bed. One wheelbase, one transmission, one engine, there’s a theme going on here. The rest of the report…..


Ford 2019 EDGE ST2019 Edge SUV: Ford begins introducing the coveted ST brand to its SUV lineup with the unveiling of the all-new Edge ST today, building on its best-ever SUV sales year in the U.S. The all-new Edge ST  Ford’s first SUV to be tuned by the Ford Performance team  features the most powerful V6 engine available in its class with a specially tuned 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost® engine pumping out 335 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s also outfitted for dynamic handling with a quick-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission, standard all-wheel drive with selectable traction control, an available performance brake package, and ST-tuned sport suspension…. More…

Ford F150 New 2018 turbo diesel 3.0L PS. Does Ford finally has a 30 MPG full size pickup truck? They think so. In the early eighties, Ford Ranger had a Perkins diesel option rated over 40 MPG but not a big trailering machine. The new 2018 Ford F150 3.0L V6 turbo diesel can tow 11,400 lbs properly equipped, that’s a big number. Also in the eighties with gas station lines from oil shortages, we thought we’d see 1/2 ton diesels. All we got was the 5.7L Olds diesel in GM trucks that almost ended pickup truck diesels. Today it’s a different story. Read more….

All-new 2019 Silverado builds on 100 years of Chevy Truck expertise

The 2019 Silverado’s strong, modern design advances Chevrolet’s history of industry-leading pickup design. It’s a legacy built on decades of experience with models such as the Advance Design trucks of the 1950s and the C/K series of the 1960s. Those trucks set the standard for pickup design in their eras, and currently are some of the most coveted vintage trucks on the market. The next-generation Silverado is poised to change the face of trucks again. There’s More….

2018 Ford F250 Super Duty first driveThe 2018 Super Duty more power for 2018: Best-in-class 450 horsepower (a 10 horsepower improvement over 2017). Best-in-class 935 lb.-ft. of torque (a 10 lb.-ft. improvement over 2017). Best-in-class 34,000 pounds of gooseneck towing, when properly equipped (a 1,500-pound improvement for the new F-450 4×2 model). Best-in-class 21,000-pound conventional hitch towing. Best-in-class 7,630-pound payload capacity. Read More…. 

2018 Ford Expedition first driveThe new 2018 Expedition with the only engine choice, 3.5L Eco Boost V-6 twin turbo with 400 horsepower and 480 foot pounds of torque like the F150. The Platinum, top package gets a little more power out of the Eco Boost. New is the 10-speed auto like the F150 and aluminum skin like the F150. The EL package is replaced with MAX for the longer version. This gives you larger second row doors and sliding seats. Captain chairs will give you seat belts for seven, middle roll bench seats means seats for eight. The new 10-speed tranny is controlled with a knob, big knob. Read more….

Gen-Y Hitch Heavy Duty Hitch________________________________________

Geny receiver hitch cushion couplerGeny Hitch adjustable receiver couplerGen-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….

Tuson Trailer Tire pressure monitor

Tuson TTuson Trailer Tire pressure and heat monitorrailer 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 couplerNew 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 truck1994 Dodge 1500 Second Gen lifted project truckNew Project Truck: 1994 Dodge 1500 4×4 shortbed 4 in lift, 3 in body lift

Bought the truck from a divorce on Craigslist, thought $600 was a steal. 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….


Auto FlexAutoFlex air suspension for F250 has a complete pickup truck leaf spring replacement with an air suspension. It bolts on the same place as the factory leaf springs. Self levels, improves ride, braking, steering and handling. Comes with compressor, tank, dump valve and tap for using onboard air for your tires etc. Also a complete trailer air suspension. Auto Flex Review


The Fuel Box___________________________

The Fuel Box truck tool box with fuel tankThe 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…



Jack-E-Up trailer jack holder to protect your tailgate or liftgateJack-E-Up: Stop bending your trailer jack. Protect your trucks tailgate, protect your SUV lift gate. Less jacking, less cranking, less work.  Your trailer jack only has one use and then it’s in the way.

Powder coated, get your jack out of the way for climbing in the truck bed camper, tying down your bikes and ATV’s or cargo. Leave your truck tailgate down for cargo and still pull your trailer. It’s easy to bend a trailer jack in dips, pot holes and boat ramps. Read more……


Equalizer Systems Trailer Jacks____________________

Equalizer hydraulic jack manual handleEqualizer 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 manufactures 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


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 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_____________________

Finally DirecLink trailer brake controllerABS 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 seTuson Trailer ABS brakesals 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

Step Above Ladder_______________________

Step Above trailer ladderStep Above trailer ladder. I’ve said it before, most folks don’t use their hay racks. Mainly because it’s too hard to get to. A big share of factory hay rack ladders don’t cut it. Too narrow, flimsy or just plain scary.

Step Above is a slide-out aluminum ladder that makes the roof of your trailer an easy trip and safe. Having the right angle slanted away from the trailer takes the work out of climbing a ladder just like your step ladder you use around the house. Step Above slides out to the ground, just the right slope for climbing. More


Tuson Trailer Sway Control _______________________
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….

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


Saddlematic power saddle loading for trailersEureka! Saddlematic Revolutionary Motorized Saddle Rack. Finally you can stop wrestling your saddles in and out of your trailer and lifting them over your head. Saddlematic will bring your saddles to you. New electric model and a swingout for your rear tack. See the whole story and how they work. Click here…



EZ-Connector New Truck Install______________

EZ-Connector quick attach trailer plugEZ-Connector Install on Ford F250: Fun thing about a new truck is adding all the accessories. Of course since I tow trailers, my first accessory was converting the 7 RV plug that came with the truck to an EZ-Connector magnetic plug. I have EZ-Connectors on all my trailers because they always work. Sealed cord, Rare-Earth Neodymium magnet holding the plug for a tight water proof connection. Life time warranty, made in the US, all the right stuff. See the whole article….

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. Transwest Truck Trailer RV_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  https://www.transwest.com/frederick 


Cimarron 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 horse trailer review Cimarron horse trailer factory reviewCimarron 2 Red Logo2014Cimarron 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…

Stable Boy RV Horse Hauler___________

Stable Boy RV toy hauler conversionStable Boy Aluminum Modular Horse Stalls for your RV Toy Hauler: When toy haulers first appeared, I knew they would be big. You can haul ATV’s, motorcycles, snowmobiles and golf carts. RV’s have less trouble with police and the questions of being commercial or civilian. So why not use a RV toy hauler to haul horses. Imagine a 5th wheel RV, walking up to the bedroom, stand around the bed, open the closet and dresser drawers and you’re still standing up. Now think about the gooseneck of your horse trailer The full story…

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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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Transwest Used Truck Inventory; all sizes, Class 2-3, 4-5, 6-7-8

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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