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Posted: 05 Jul 2012
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Transwest Truck Trailer RV of
Frederick, Colo., has announced it is expanding its full
line of recreational vehicles to the product offerings
at a second Transwest location in Fountain, Colo.
Transwest Trucks of Fountain is located at 6880 E.
Champlin Drive in Fountain. The Fountain location will
support the same RV product lines as the
Weigh-Safe Hitch Tongue Scale, know your
Super Duty 2013:
wouldn't know there's a recession going on with truck sales this year.
And for 2013, Ford ups the ante with their most luxurious model Super
Duty yet, the
Platinum. I always thought King Ranch was as high as a truck could get
and my favorite. Platinum, like the F150 is about the chrome, chrome on
mirrors, door handles, tailgate and a chrome
perforated mesh in the
horizontal bars in the grill. Bigger nav. screen and
Cherokee Limited and Featherlite Trailers: Cherokee's
have always been fun to drive. That's why I write, to have fun
on the road. This all new re-designed Grand Cherokee Limited is
as loaded as it gets. The new design is slightly larger with
more room inside, but hasn't lost the sharp looks or off-road
ability it's famous for. The Grand Cherokee has many off road
controls like Land Rover. Push button start, you can keep the key in
your pocket. Fun to drive, who wants to make payments on a
vehicle that is boring. We towed a Featherlite horse
Trailers is one of the few companies that started the aluminum
horse trailer craze that's still strong today. Aluminum
lasts, looks good for decades. If Featherlite didn't change the
graphics from time to time, you wouldn't know a 20 year old
trailer from a one year old trailer.
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.
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.
Kodiak Hydraulic Brakes, Quality
and Life Saving Power:
I tow my horse
trailer around the country to horse expo's. Generally folks towing
trailers are more cautious, especially towing horses. But in cities
traffic backs up and even when you try to leave proper stopping distance
in front of you, cars will just fill in the gap. So now what do you do?
On my last trip from Denver to Oklahoma, on I-25 during rush hour, there
was of course an accident, the cars in front of me slammed on their
brakes. So I had to slam on my brakes, and guess what? I could stop as
fast as the cars.
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ABS brakes for trailers !
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.
Trailer Electronic Technology for Safer, Easier Connection.
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.
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The Trailer Handbook;
I've added this book review because how hard
it is to find a good trailer book. It's
important to have the facts on trailers even
if you grew up towing. I think I own all
the trailer books written the last two
decades, which isn't very many. This
book "The Trailer Handbook" written by Clint
Lancaster & Richard Klein, is different as
the authors don't own a trailer factory or
They both work with and for the NATM
(National Association of Trailer
Manufactures) which is the publisher.
get technical, specs and glossary..
The power is fun like the F150 Lightning of the nineties. Twin
turbo's with no turbo lag, instant power, brings looks from the
muscle cars I pass. Of course you want better fuel mileage, but
when you need to get up to speed on an on-ramp or pass a semi
uphill, the acceleration adrenaline rush takes some of the pain
out of the monthly payment. The first 3000 miles have averaged
18 mpg. That's in the Rockies, the 7% grades on I-70 at Vail
pass, towing a horse trailer at the base of Pikes Peak and
across the long grades in Utah in a snow storm.
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are almost here.
Toyota trucks have made changes to the 2011
Tundra and Tacoma to comply early. It’s no
secret that each manufacturer has its own
way of testing the maximum towing capacity
of its pickup trucks; the gamesmanship over
the years is well-documented. To level the
playing field, the Society of Automotive
Engineers decided a few years ago to form a
task force to determine which procedures and
regulations should be instituted to make
sure each automaker gives the consumer the
most accurate — and comparable — tow rating.
Battery Maintenance and Pulse
Technology Conditioning with Solar can Double your Battery Life.
keep us rolling and give us conveniences in our trucks and trailers. But
if you don’t maintain them, you’ll be stranded and surprised. I run a
lot of toys from my eight 12 volt outlets in my truck, from my cooler to
my motion detector in the trailer.
Diesel trucks use two 12 volt
batteries for extra power to start a diesel engine. This also gives you
reserve power going down the road. Living Quarter horse trailers usually
have two deep cell batteries that can be drawn down and last a long
time. With 4 batteries between your truck and trailer, proper
maintenance is as important as checking our trucks oil level. There's new
technology that can do most of the work for you.
Sulfation is the largest cause of battery
SolarPulse Industrial Solar
Charging System is a product that reenergizes the sulfates and
charges your batteries with sunshine,
GMC Trailering Expert Offers Towing and
summer comes to a close, drivers across
the U.S. are packing up their trailers,
RVs, campers and boats for one last
weekend in the sun. Yet, there are
several mistakes that they often make
when trailering. These mistakes can not
only damage their trailer, but also
ALL-NEW FORD-ENGINEERED, FORD-TESTED,
FORD-BUILT DIESEL for 2011
two changes that caught my eye for the 6.7L Power Stroke, an
integrated exhaust brake using the variable turbo vanes to
create back pressure and lowering the peak torque RPM to 1600
from the 2000 RPM on the 6.4L Power Stroke where diesel power
should be. Aluminum heads are new and a much quieter engine.
An all-new 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V-8
turbocharged diesel engine– debuting in the 2011 Ford F-Series
Super Duty® – will deliver significant improvement in torque,
horsepower and fuel economy. Industry-first
single-sequential turbocharger with double-sided compressor
wheel delivers fast throttle response along with the volume of
air boost needed for
Truck and Trailer Security takes Action
Theft is such a personal event. We buy things enjoy
them and someone takes them away. I stay at allot of motels around the
country and am relieved when I leave in the morning and my trailers are
still connected to my truck. Just added several more products to my
trailers to make me less nervous in Vegas parking lots, the only place
theft has visited me successfully.
ShootOut 2008 for 2009 1/2
ton trucks: At PickupTrucks.com and
MrTruck.com, You want all the truck details so
that you can make the best decision possible.
That’s why we created Light-Duty and Heavy-Duty
Shootouts that put these ever-changing trucks to
the ultimate tests.
your Truck to a Slide in Camper for Towing
Look at trucks with the big Lance campers on them.
They’ll have air bags or extra overloads and sometimes 19.5”
or even 22” tires. It’s nice to take your house with you to
the woods, mountains and then there’s hunting. If you need
to haul horses too for Elk hunting or just horsing around,
it’s important to get the specs figured out. Payload and
trailer tongue weight come from the same capacity limit.
Which makes hard sided heavy truck campers difficult to use
with trailers. It’s fairly common for a ¾ ton truck to be
overloaded with a hard sided slide in camper.
NEW and Improved
You're going to love this newly redesigned
Smoother acting and trouble
free. They've made the best hitch even better.
One pull of the handle to raise the ball is all it will take
to convince you that this is the hitch you want.
Simply pull the rod to raise the ball and push to lower it
from your trucks wheel well.
The Best Tranny Pans, Differential, and Valve Covers.
PML knows how to keep you
covered! You hear me complaining about oil
capacity on this website constantly. Now I found
a way to add 2 or 3 more quarts of oil to your
tranny and differential. The more oil, the more
cooling ability, the longer your truck stays out
of the shop and on the road! Pulling trailers
builds extra heat in your engine, transmission
and axles. You need extra oil capacity and a
cover designed for cooling, not the stamped flat
pans and covers truck manufactures buy 100,000
at a a time from the cheapest bigger. It's up to
you to give your truck the longest life.
Click for more.
Ford F250 Differential Covers Install,
If you've read your trucks owner manual, there is a different
schedule for normal use and "severe or trailer towing". For some
maintenance schedules you change oil twice as often for severe
use. Towing stress creates heat, heat breaks down the oil faster
and you know what happens next. A lot of us overload our
trailers especially using 3/4 and one ton pickups.
Industries RV3 5th-Wheel to Gooseneck
Adapter Do you have too many hitches for
all of your different trailers? There’s bumper pull, gooseneck,
fifth wheel, you name it there’s just too many combinations out there
sometimes. Pop up industries helps out here by offering their fifth
wheel to gooseneck adapters. This handy little product allows you to tow
your fifth wheel camper using the gooseneck hitch you already have in
the bed of your truck thus eliminating one hitch from your collection.
Pop up industries has been around for years starting with their PopUp
Gooseneck ball hitch and now with many hitch extensions for short bed
you have a over-head camper, this is for you,
especially newer Heavy Duty trucks have
longer rear leaf springs, causing more wheel travel and lean with a
camper. SuperSprings for a level truck and less lean on curves.
SuperSprings also works as a torsion axle similar to a anti-sway
Anti-Sway Safety Stabilizers do not replace the existing springs,
but function together with the vehicle's existing suspension system,
providing additional support only as required, when the vehicle
enters a bend, turn, swerve or when carrying a heavy load.
•Do not stiffen the ride
when your vehicle is empty or on a straight road, as do overload
springs. •Are inexpensive and easy-to-install. •Require no
maintenance. •Reduce rear end sag and sway due to heavy loading.
Today's light trucks and Vans are designed for smooth ride and
comfort when empty or lightly loaded. When fully loaded, the softer
suspension in these vehicles tends to let the rear end sag,
compromising safety and comfort.
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the road repair welding. The military has GOWELD and plasma
cutters in many of their Humvees, tanks and armored personal
is very portable, the wire spool is in the
handle. Just clamp the cables to your trucks batteries, run the
hose to a tank of Argon gas or use coated wire and you're ready
to weld anywhere.
for RV's, Ford F-53 Class A Motor Home,
Workhorse Class A Motor Home The
airless bag to prevent your sag
and improve your ride! For
trucks with campers, trailers,
commercial bodies and all other loads..
world’s first and only “airless airbag” suspension
system for trucks and vans)
are manufactured from an advanced high grade, closed
cell polyurethane foam; ideal for the tough truck
underbody environment. The product underwent testing in
extreme conditions ranging from blistering US desert
summer days to the frigid Canadian winter nights.
Combining heavy loads with extreme terrain and
temperature conditions over eighteen months of testing
ensures their performance in any similar conditions our
customers might encounter.
Weight Distributing Hitches for safe controlled trailer towing.
Towing with 2011 Toyota's,
Cimarron and Titan Trailers Tundra full size 1/2 ton is a
top towing truck in it's class. Towing ability is the hidden equation
with most trucks. Marketing departments keep the public confused on how
much trucks can tow by bragging about a trailer towing weight and then
in the fine print explaining that weight is only for a 4x2 regular cab.
Finally there's hope comparing truck models towing ability. SAE (Society of
has established towing standards that go into affect 2013. Toyota takes the lead
with tow ratings, being SAE J2807 standard compliant on
all 2011 models already. With the price of
fuel you may need an oil well above or a
load of hay to ride your horse to Starbucks.
We tow Cimarron and Titan trailers with 2011
New features with EZ-Connector;
they've always come with dummy plugs to keep the connector ends
clean and give you somewhere to store your trailer plug. Well
now the female end comes with a self-closing door instead of a
dummy plug and the storage end for the male plug has a
self-closing door. The truck end (female plug) door has an
over size O-ring to keep the connector pins clean. It also has
metal embedded in the door for the earth magnet to draw
New lower prices
An Extra Ten Inches Clearance Between Your Truck and RV.
Gross Trailer Weight.
6,000 lbs. Gross
who tows an RV needs more clearance between the
truck and trailer.
You can always
use more room for maneuvering, especially if
your towing with a short bed truck. And, an
extra ten inches between the rear bumper and the
bulkhead of the trailer makes things easier,
The RV5 is held
securely to the trailer king-pin box with a
strong king-pin clamp. It also bolts to the
king-pin box for additional stability. The
installation fasteners provided are Grade 8
Alaska, Hawaii and Canada Shipping $150 extra
5th-Wheel, Toy Hauler, Travel Trailer, Slide-in Truck Camper, &
tire cupping, vibration and premature wear on those expensive
truck, RV & trailer tires.
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.
HD Chevy 2500 LTZ, Duramax and
6-speed Allison Auto, Hard to Beat.
All the toys, if
you're not use to the ride of a HD, you might think it harsh.
Yes compared to a Cadillac but for HD pickups, it's a nice ride.
went massive truck improvement, as in frame, suspension, payload
and towing ability puts GM HD trucks at the top of their..More
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, like the Amish bring
quality to RV manufacturing. What better place to make hitches for American trucks and
trailers. 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
of their truck with the corner of their trailer. Now what do they do?
SuperSprings introduces overload stabilizing
spring for Class C RV Ford E450.
With the great rear overhang Class C motorhomes have, they need
a little help. The SSA21 sets on top of the factory spring and
self adjusts to improve handling and stabilize the load.
there's help for the short-short beds. New from PopUp, the
SB116. The long short bed solution. It's "16" inches
of extension. Before you loose your pickup trucks rear window or
worse, check out the solution. Shortbed trucks are the most
popular. But the trailer manufactures don't know it yet. Finally
backup with the tailgate down and without hitting the propane
soft side slide in truck campers can give you more tongue weight left for
your trailer and improve MPG.
See my reviews with the
SURV, a heavy duty trailer for your Toys. We camp at Tiger Run in
Breckenridge and Circus Circus Koa in Vegas.
Featherlite built an "off-road" toy hauler that's
made like a tank, so you can get to the prime remote
locations for 4-wheeling
or just a HQ for outdoor adventure.
GMC ">Spruce Lake RV Park. The Denali
is on the move again showing off it's backing skills in the
picturesque Rocky Mountains. It makes me want to move to the hills
near the Big Thompson River.
from each event, pictures & commentary,
"Hart Horse Trailer Safety and Tech Tour," With
the latest trailer safety and technology accessories on exhibit
on tour, come by and watch demonstrations We'll
be displaying some helpful technology for safe towing. Stop by, see our
display and ask questions.
Click for the "Tour" schedule,
see when we'll be in your state.
Be careful when using an hitch extension for trailering with a
slide-in camper. This puts more leverage on the trucks receiver
hitch. And usually lowers your trailer capacity by a third. Read the label and use a weight distributing hitch for
the maximum capacity.
Popup 9 or 16 inch gooseneck
extension. Help for popular short bed trucks.
Duals or Single Rear Wheels?
Full Floating Axle
I eventually went to duals, mostly because I pulled my trailers on dirt
roads. Dirt roads are hard on the magnets on the trailer brakes. I soon
discovered not to count on the trailer brakes.
And duals on the truck
will surprise you on their ability to stop you. On a factory dually the
inside tire matches the front tire. When the snow got deep I would take off
the outside duals and they would track fine. On a factory cab and chassis
the rear duals splits the front track. With duals you also need to carry
your hammer or bat just like the big boys to check the air pressure more
often. You won't be able to look a duals to see if they are low unless
you're loaded. So get in a habit of tapping the tires before you roll. If
you have a flat on one of the duals they can loosen up the lug nuts.
Full Floating Axle below.
floating axles provides a more
even weight distribution over
the axle than a semi-floating
axle. They have 4 bearings
instead of the 2 bearings in
semi-floating axles. By removing
a rear axle hubcap, you can
determine if the truck is a ½
ton, light duty, ¾ ton (flush
axle with wheel) or a heavy-duty
¾ ton, 1 ton (axle sticking out
past the wheel and lug nuts as
shown in the picture.)
"semi-floating axle" has the
wheel studs attached to it,
carrying the trucks weight
directly on the axle shaft and
bearings. Differently on a "full
floating axle" where the axle
shafts only provide power to the
wheel hub from the differential.
The wheel hub is attached to the
axle housing with two tapered
bearings on each side. On a full
floating axle you can pull the
axle out and the wheels are
steel attached to differential
axle tubes. This puts the load
carrying capacity on the axle
housing not on the axle shaft as
with a semi-floating axle.
For heavy slide-in truck campers, I like
a dually the best. They are a pain because they are 8 ft. wide.
Extra tires make me feel safer. On the new Ford Super Duties, which
started with the 99 models, have longer springs to improve the ride.
Dodge and Chevy have also stretched their rear leafs for a better
ride and more wheel travel. In 2003 the Dodge 2500/3500 rear leaf
springs are 3 inches longer. But this also allows more spring
travel. Campers are notorious for side wind. In these newer trucks,
they move too much side
side with a camper. I recommend
overloads on the rear.
This should stabilize it. This is true whether a single or dual rear
Popup GN5, now you can tow you gooseneck with your
Semi-truck. Slide out your old coupler and slide in the GN5
and tow with your 5th-wheel.
Propane safety tips for RVers
(July 2, 2007) -- "Propane
equipment should be checked and maintained at
least once every two years and every time an RV
is transferred to a new owner," said Wayne Lock,
gas and safety manager for the BCSA. Ignition of
propane gas within an enclosed space can result
in explosion, and it can be ignited by many
sources including pilot lights, open flames,
smoking materials, electric sparks, and static
all-aluminum Sport Utility Recreational Vehicle
SURV trailers designed for easy towing &
comfortable living during outdoor adventures.
New for 2006,
Featherlite SURV trailers are designed to haul
ATVs, motorcycles, dirt bikes, dune buggies,
cars and more, available in a gooseneck or
bumper pull platform.
CNG, is it the Answer for the Fuel
veggie oil, bio-diesel, power programmers and hydrogen water
separators. And hear the gospel of CNG/diesel. The beauty of
this system is if I can't find a Compressed Natural Gas fill up
station, I just run on diesel. We've now had time to run several
tanks through our test truck in a loop using both CNG and diesel
together at 2 to 1. We reduced our fuel cost. Read the rest ...
Duty Pickup Trucks, New Race. The Year of Emissions.
excitement builds with each jet ride to the next new truck media launch,
biggest year I can remember for major truck changes. Most of it brought
about by the new low emission laws for diesel engines that began January
Winter Driving School at Steamboat Springs CO. The skiers aren't the
only ones having fun! Surrounded by ski slopes, this international
school teaches you to drive well when the weather's bad. I attended
the trailer class and trailer driving course.
They are bold and sexy! a
polished aluminum yoke, and heavy wall aluminum tubing. Still adjustable
in, out and up, down. Which is so good for my truck reviews which range
from a tall H2 to a Nissan Frontier. And I review new trailers too, any
mudflaps can protect your trailers from mud, that's a slow speed
problem. But the damage comes from....
No-Sway Anti-Bounce Weight Distribution Hitch:
A new kind of
quick attach WDH
that makes towing Safer. A necessity for bumper pull
trailers. Good WDH helps manage trailer weight, braking and sway.
This new Andersen Anti-Sway Anti-Bounce weight distribution system can be
unhooked in 2 minutes.
squeaking, popping and bouncing weight distributing. Rest
of the review...