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New CAFE standards allow for towing considerations from RVIA

 While the new levels will encompass a majority of vehicles that tow RVs, there is good news for the RV industry in the legislation. President Bush signed into law the first increase in automobile fuel economy in 32 years, mandating automobile manufacturers meet a (CAFE) standard of 35 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2020. First, separate fuel economy standards for cars and trucks will be maintained with different standards to be set for pickup trucks weighing between 8,500 and 10,000 pounds and for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Second, the framework for establishing fuel economy is based on “one or more vehicle attributes” which will allow consideration of vehicle towing capacity. More....

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USRider Cautions Horse Owners about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Lexington, Ky., (Oct. 15, 2007) – Two children and their grandparents from Tomah, Wis., were killed by carbon monoxide fumes inside the horse trailer where they were sleeping the night of Oct. 11. The family runs a well-known Clydesdale horse-breeding operation called Clay’s Clydesdales. They were in Madison, Wis., for the World Clydesdale Show. More...

2008 Ford F 150 Lariat Limited2008 Ford F-150TEN WAYS 2008 FORD F-150 STANDS OUT FROM THE PACK. Ford F-Series, America’s truck leader for 30 consecutive years, sets the standard for strength and toughness – with more trucks on the road with over 250,000 miles than any other brand. Ford continues to raise the bar to give truck customers more of what they’re looking for. The 2008 Ford F-150 introduces new models, features and options that take “Built Ford Tough” to a new level. Here’s a look at just a few of the ways the F-150 More....

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 07. GM totally redesigned the whole truck. Ford has the most mechanical changes with a new nose and diesel engine, Dodge changed the diesel for the new emissions law and reintroduced it's CC model. More...

Truck Accessories from the Factory or Aftermarket? We can't resist accessorizing trucks to fit our needs as well as our personality. It's common to spend another $3000 on accessories after we buy the truck. Trailer hitches, brake controllers, running boards, as well as performance mods to the engine and transmission, add up quickly. Top selling accessories are.... More....

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2004 Dodge Cummins HO Budget Hop Up  by Gary Scott

I got my first diesel in the fall of 2003.  I was nearing retirement age and my wife and I decided that a pickup and travel trailer would be he best combination for us as I wanted to keep the pickup bed open to haul my dirt bikes and mountain bike. We were really looking for a low mileage used diesel because I'm a Scotsman and try to save where I can.  You'll see examples of my frugality as you read on. More...

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

GM Plans First Light Duty V-8 Clean Diesel for North America

TONAWANDA, N.Y. – General Motors Corp. will introduce a new, state-of-the-art 4.5L V-8 Duramax turbo-diesel that improves engine fuel efficiency by 25 percent, reduces CO2 emissions by 13 percent and cuts particulates and NOx emissions by at least 90 percent for North American light duty trucks and the HUMMER H2 built after 2009 More...

Dodge Expands Commercial Presence, Charges into Class 4–5 Segment with All–new 2008 Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs All–new chassis cabs showcase dominant commercial capability, durability and dependability. More on Dodge Ram....
Guy Nègre of the United Kingdom has invented a zero-pollution vehicle. It involves no combustion, and it costs roughly $2 to run for 124 miles. It can reach a top speed of 68 mph and can be recharged in two minutes. And most surprisingly, it runs on compressed air. More....
HEAVY-DUTY PICKUP PLANS HALTED
Both Nissan and Toyota say they have ceased plans to enter the heavy-duty market. More.....
First look at the 2007 Silverado and Sierra. Still waiting to drive the new truck, but I am excited that the seat belt is back in the ceiling, adjustable and the end of side terminal batteries. The new GMT900 platform from which the 2007 GM SUV's... Click....
SEMA 2006, MrTruck.TV will have it's first episode about this year's SEMA. So much to see, so little time. We run each day of SEMA finding top stories and new products for your truck & SUV. More...

2007/08 Dodge HD 3500 Cab and Chassis seen at the NFR in Vegas. You can buy a 2007 with the new 6.7L Cummins before the new emissions goes into effect in January with Ultra- low sulfur diesel. Pictures above of the new diesel and the new Aisin AS68RC 6-speed auto

2008 Ford F450, will be here soon. Factory bed, factory step and had rail built into the tailgate, power folding trailer mirrors, quite exhaust & yes, the 6.4L twin turbo diesel. More

New 2007 Tundra, the Limo that Tows Trailers Fast, 2007 Tundra introduced at the National Western Stock Show & Detroit Auto Show.  Nice for Toyota's 50 anniversary to introduce a true full size truck. Known as dependable, Toyota trucks may now set benchmarks for how full size trucks are designed. I'm impressed. read the review...

New Active Fuel Management Cylinder Deactivation shows in the dash  when switching from V8 to V4, all seamless you wouldn't know it if you didn't look at the indicator in the dash. This is part of reason this new Tahoe gets 21 highway mpg EPA rating on the 4x4.. Even with a bolder bigger nose, the Tahoe has 8% less drag as wind resistance. The dash has more digital info with a tire pressure read out and tranny...More...

 GM CELEBRATES ONE-MILLIONTH DURAMAX DIESEL.  DMAX Ltd., a joint venture between GM & Isuzu Motors Limited, was established as a diesel engine company in 1998. GM first introduced the Duramax diesel in the U.S. in 2001 model year. GM’s heavy duty diesel pickup market share has jumped nearly tenfold in the six years Duramax engines have been offered. More...

New 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 with Cummins 6.7-liter turbodiesel engine is first Chrysler Group BLUETEC vehicle and first to meet stringent 2010 truck emissions standards in all 50 states. 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine achieves 2010 NOx emission standards three years early, making it the cleanest.....Read More....
2007 Ford Expedition EL, longer, stronger and a 6-speed. I  took the new Expedition through the winding Washington hills as fast the tires would hold me. It handled superbly, with no resemblance of the old leaning SUV's we drove a few years back. More....
I took the 07 Sport Trac off road near Camp Pendleton. With front & rear traction control, it climbed like a rock crawler. Having traction control instead of limited slip or locking differential, allowed me to turn corners in 4WD, have traction and no wheel hop. Roll Stability Control, standard on the Sport Trac, great for a truck with an empty bed as well as stability in bad road conditions. I think all trucks need it. More...
I 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.
Finally Dodge is back in the cab & chassis world. The new 2007 Dodge HD 3500 Cab and Chassis will offer the new 6.7L Cummins and an all new 6-speed automatic. 52 gallon fuel tank, 50,000 psi flat frame, more...
GM announces 2007 Duramax details, at least for the C4500. And plans for 2009 plus V-8 Diesel in 1/2 tons. The new Duramax LMM to replace the LBZ and LLY, so we will see the 4th generation after the first of the year. Click...
 
 

Aftermarket Accessory Reviews & Installs.     

Affordable Injectors    By Jake Morton

For many of us with 1994-1997 Ford Power Stroke Diesel’s, there is a limit to how much horsepower we can make. In 1999, Ford redesigned some things and power levels went up considerably, especially when adding aftermarket devices.  For a long time, all the early Power Stroke owners could do was a chip or programmer, exhaust, and an air intake. Anything else was just out of the question, price wise, for most hobbyists, daily drivers, and do-it-yourselfers. But now..... Read more..

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...

Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’ … Keep that Trailer Rolling…’

 By Stephen Louie “Hosspuller”

 One of the worst things to happen with a horse trailer is a mechanical break down on the road.  If you have never been there, thank your lucky stars.  There are... reasons  Read it now....

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...
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...

Horse and RV Trailer Reviews.

New Truck Repair Technology comes to Horse Trailers

If you follow my articles, you know how big a fan of new technology I am. At the new Transwest Truck Trailer RV facility, is an awesome machine called a Road Simulator. Looks kind of like a dyno, but does use rollers to test brakes rolling resistance and balance.  Transwest uses it to test all their new horse trailers so they are ready for your roads. It can find just a torn axle seal leaking on the brakes. It would surprise you how many "new axles" on new trailers are over greased, limiting your trailer brakes ability.  With the kind of traffic we pull trailers in, testing brakes becomes routine. And worn suspension maybe be causing your rig to ....More....

Logan Coach unveils it's new 6' slide-out and new step for it's Prestige Living Quarters horse trailers at the Western States Horse Expo. More on Logan Coach...

Available on XT and XTR

USRider Shares Tip with Horse Owners to Avoid Lockout. With advancing technology, life continues to become a bit easier.  USRider would like to warn its members about is the potential of being locked out of a vehicle. This can happen when two very common technological conveniences get too close – your cell phone may scramble the electronics in your key fob. Instances of this scrambling have already been reported with the....read more... USRider Reminds Drivers, Dangers of Using Cell Phones While Driving. ..read more...

Featherlite unveils ultimate SURV for outdoor enthusiasts. The amenities in Featherlite’s newest Sport Utility Recreational Vehicle (SURV) Model 7941 make it the ultimate hauling vehicle for outdoor enthusiasts and their motorized equipment. The durable aluminum SURV’s enhanced style and functionality is highlighted by a spacious garage, two slideouts and a ‘stand-up bedroom’.

The 40-foot fifth wheel with 12-foot garage features two space expanding slideouts, including a 12-foot slideout with sofa sleeper and dinette and a slideout in the bedroom area.  More....
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.
Logan Coach review, Logan built steel trailers and then in 2004 they added the XT & XTR aluminum skinned horse trailers as consumer demand for aluminum skin trailers grows. I toured the Logan factory, seeing new innovations I hadn't seen before. Like the rod on the drop down windows that you can easily reach no matter what your height is. Even the slam latches on escape doors (right) are lower than I've seen on other horse trailers....More...
The world is a better place because Henry Ford decided to quit working for Thomas Edison and struck out on his own to invent the first assembly line. Cimarron Trailers carries on the American tradition of starting their own company to prove they can build a better custom progressive horse trailer. More...

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Now Open Transwest Truck Trailer RV on I-25  More Trailers, Trucks, RV's & Accessories.  Super full service shop, 15 paved acres of trailers. One stop shopping More...

 

Electricity, far from the City … And everyone else. By: Hosspuller Once upon a time, horse camping meant a canvas tent to keep from getting wet and a saddle for a pillow. Today, horse camping means a horse trailer rig with all the features of … home.   Electricity makes a person comfortable, at home and at camp. The opposite is also true; electricity can make a person dead, at home and at camp. This article is about your camping rig operating on 120 volt AC current and a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI or GFI).  Enjoy the Read....

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