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Transwest Truck Trailer RV Opens Second Site

Posted: 05 Jul 2012 01:06 PM PDT from RV Business

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 more....

Weigh-Safe Hitch Tongue Scale, know your tongue weight.

2013 Ford Super Duty revealFord Super Duty 2013: You 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 more.....
Grand 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 trailer. Featherlite 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. More...
GanderLock, when you're serious about Protecting your Gooseneck Trailer and Tack

Protect your trailer as well as your expensive saddles, bridles, tools and flat screen TV. Goosenecks are different from bumper pulls, if you just lock the coupler, the thief's loosen the set bolts, slide out your adjustable coupler and put their own back in and away goes your investment. Think about what happens when your trailer gets stolen, arguing with insurance companies, banks and the police.  I've been lucky not to many things stolen, but when it happens it makes you sick.  Read  the Review...



Kodiak hydraulic disc brakeKodiak 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. Read the rest..
Finally 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.

2011 Heavy- Duty Hurt Locker Ultimate Truck Towing Comparison

PickupTrucks.com and MrTruck.com present the 2011 HD Pickup Truck "Hurt Locker" Towing Test. Towing at trucks max capacity, we travel, deserts, mountains, extreme grades, trailer brake test at 100 degree.

Part one comparison,   Part two comparison.

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Trailer Electronic 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....

Kodiak Hydraulic Disc Brakes Video

RFD TV review on Equestrian Nation.

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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 dealership.

They both work with and for the NATM (National Association of Trailer Manufactures) which is the publisher. Trailers get technical, specs and glossary..  Read more...

Ford F150 EcoBoost: 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. Read the Rest...
Tundra-1-560SAE towing standards 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. Read more.... from PickupTrucks.com
Battery Maintenance and Pulse Technology Conditioning with Solar can Double your Battery Life. Batteries 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 deterioration. SolarPulse Industrial Solar Charging System is a product that reenergizes the sulfates and charges your batteries with sunshine, more...

2011 Sierra HD

GMC Trailering Expert Offers Towing and Trailer Advice:  As 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 their.... More...

ALL-NEW FORD-ENGINEERED, FORD-TESTED, FORD-BUILT DIESEL for 2011

The 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 More...

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. Read more.

Maximum Trailer Braking Power for Serious Towing, When Seconds Count. MaxBrake trailer brake controller works as fast as your truck brakes. See how

2010 Heavy Duty Shootout Comparison

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It's time again for our truck shootout. Every couple of years, we have enough all new trucks in a category to compare. Of course it's with trailers, towing up 16 % grades, drag racing, testing brakes, exhaust brakes, grade shifting and fuel mileage. With graphs, charts and butt dyno. Score a truck to tow your trailer, here is the guide. The whole story....

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.

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Matching 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. More....

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NEW and Improved You're going to love this newly redesigned PopUp 2 Hitch. 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. More info....

The Best Tranny Pans, Differential, and Valve Covers.

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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.

Transmission Pan, GM 4L80E Deep EarlyDifferential Cover on PickupPML Ford Sterling 10.5/10.25 12 Bolt Differential Cover

Now we can help you when you have air bags and need more stability for your slide-in truck camper.

PML 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. More....

 

 
 

Popup 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 trucks, More...

If 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 bar. SuperSprings 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. Discover More...

SuperSprings: •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. Find out More...

On the road repair welding. The military has GOWELD and plasma cutters in many of their Humvees, tanks and armored personal carriers. GOWELD 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. More....

Now 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..

SumoSprings (the 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. More...

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Weight Distributing Hitches for safe controlled trailer towing. Reviewing Equal-i-zer WDH  Click.

SUMMIT HAULER

Acres of Freightliner M2's with the Summit Hauler conversion. You won't find a better selection of hauler trucks for your big trailers. Click for website and inventory..

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 Automotive Engineers) 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 Tundra and Tacoma More...

EZ Connector new self closing doorEZ Connector plug holder

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 the...... Learn more...

RV5 Extended King-Pin

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An Extra Ten Inches Clearance Between Your Truck and RV.

  • More trailer swing.

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  • Clamps to standard king-pin. 

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  • Precision laser cut fabrication.

  • 24,000 lbs. Gross Trailer Weight.

  • 6,000 lbs. Gross Tongue Weight.

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Everyone 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, too. 

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 More info

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The 5th-Wheel, Toy Hauler, Travel Trailer, Slide-in Truck Camper,  & Accessory Review

 

Stop tire cupping, vibration and premature wear on those expensive truck, RV & trailer tires. Centramatic automatic wheel balancers have been saving money on tires for semi-trucks for over twenty years. Now you can automatically balance your tires, wheels, hub and rotors or drums while you drive. A balanced tire doesn't cub, vibrates less & lowers the tire sidewall temperature from less flexing, giving you longer tire life. 5 year warranty, made in the USA. More

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. GM went massive truck improvement, as in frame, suspension, payload and towing ability puts GM HD trucks at the top of their..More

If you pull a conventional trailer (bumper pull) and want control instead of trauma, this Weight Distributing Hitch provides a level rig and sway control. Learn more about safety & why you don't want your trailer giving orders to your truck or SUV. MrTruck uses it, recommends it & now you can buy it here too, Click, see why you'll want to solve the biggest trailer safety problem

MrTruck.com joins PickupTruck.com for their 2007 Heavy Duty Shootout with trailers. This is one intense truck comparison with gas and diesel pickup trucks.  Part One  Part Two  Part Three

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 (picture below). 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? More...

Having your bed back and not lifting out the heavy mini 5th wheel, is making gooseneck ball conversions popular. Popup fifth Wheel King Pin Extension and Gooseneck adapter.

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. For application click...

Now 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 tanks. More...

Popup soft side slide in truck campers can give you more tongue weight left for your trailer and improve MPG.  See my reviews with the Apex and Caribou. Visit Outfitter website

Featherlite 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. More...

Quadrasteer 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. Read more...

 

2003 Lincoln Aviator and Coyote travel trailer.

Updates from each event, pictures & commentary, MrTruck.com Presents: "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.

Maximum Tow Video watch what the wrong tow vehicle will do.

Popup 9 or 16 inch gooseneck extension. Help for popular short bed trucks. More...

Duals or Single Rear Wheels?

Dualls, 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.

Single, Full Floating Axle below.

 Full 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.)

The "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. More...

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 to side with a camper. I recommend SuperSprings automatic overloads on the rear. This should stabilize it. This is true whether a single or dual rear wheel.

New 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.

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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 electricity. More...

New Featherlite 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. More....

CNG, is it the Answer for the Fuel Crisis?

Forget 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 ...

Heavy Duty Pickup Trucks, New Race. The Year of Emissions.

The 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 2007.  More...

Bridgestone 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.  Read more...

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.... More.....

Andersen 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. No more squeaking, popping and bouncing weight distributing.  Rest of the review...