Cutting Edge Trailer News with Andrew Lyons.

Interviewed by, Kent Sundling "MrTruck" Looking for quality products for you!

Andrew Lyons with Transwest Truck Trailer RV, is a genuine trailer guru. He's fun to talk to about trailers! I have learned many new advances in the technology that has engulfed the industry, from Andrew. When I meet Andrew, he was showing me trailer accessories that were only 2 weeks old, just coming to market! Below we briefly cover Hart horse trailers, Werm Flooring, LTA Series air ride axles, Master Brake Systems, Dexter disk brakes, and Outlaw Conversions.

Transwest Truck Trailer RV, is the largest "Hart" horse trailer dealer. I live in Colorado and see Hart horse trailers all the time, on the highway and at horse sales and shows. From the quality and strength that I see in these aluminum trailers, you will be hearing more about them in the rest of the country soon! Manufacturing trailers since 1968, a year before we landed on the moon, Hart offers custom built trailers as well as a full line of models including a trailer for Miniature horses. The floor on these trailers are interlocking aluminum tongue and groove, with I-beam cross members on 6 inch centers. Try to find that on any other trailer! All Hart roofs are 5/8" thick "ENCOR" fiberglass reinforced structural panels with a R2 thermal value for the ultimate in temperature, quietness, and strength. Tubular frames and upright posts instead of C-channel, with stainless steel bolts used everywhere and double framed doors. Even the rear butt bar folds to the left instead of the right, to avoid a backing injury.  When Andrew orders your trailer as he does for the trailers he has in stock, he picks the best axle rating and tire rating to fit your trailers individual loaded weight. Ask him about the low profile goosenecks available from Hart. Contact Andrew for more on the Hart trailers, tell him "MrTruck" sent you. Transwest Truck Trailer RV

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Werm Flooring Systems.

The next trailer accessory that Andrew showed me, was the new Werm Flooring Systems. His shop was "pouring" a floor of a horse trailer while I was there. First the mat was removed, the floor cleaned, dried, and coated to bond with the Werm flooring. This left a non-slip, permanent floor that matched up with the walls and flush at the tail-gate. No more pulling the heavy floor mats out to clean them and dry the floor underneath them. It's just how I like my truck floor, all rubber and easy to clean!

LTA Series air ride suspension.

LTA Series air ride is as good as it gets! And each wheel is totally independent with 5"'s of travel. This is the ride that could let your horses fall asleep cruising down the highway! There is an equalizing valve that keeps the trailer level and the same weight on each wheel, no matter if you are parked on a curb, in a pot hole or those nice level fairground parking lots. How would you like to lower your trailer 3#'s to unload the horses or walk into the "living quarters." And all this bolts to the same spot as the torsion axles you have now. These "Super Axles" are available with drum or disc brakes and electric or hydraulic actuation. The suspensions are the same brake plungers you see on the big rig, 18-wheelers. All this quality workmanship and a 5 year warranty. Contact Andrew Lyons, tell him "MrTruck" sent you. Transwest Truck & Trailer

Up here on the right is the equalizing valve that keeps you level and keeps the weight on each axle.

Dexter disc brakes.

The "Big Three" truck makers from Detroit, all have 4-wheel disc brakes standard now. I was glad to see this. Disc brakes fade heat better, brake better and are cheaper and easier to replace. I live in a mountain state. Going down hill will test brakes in a hurry.  The brake dust falls threw the rotors instead of sitting on the bottom of your drums and you don't have to pull the hubs to work on them. Dexter has a disc brakes with calipers on both side of the rotor, like performance cars have.
  • Fixed caliper, opposing piston technology as used in racing for superior durability
  • Self-adjusting calipers eliminate manual brake adjustments
  • Brake pads can be replaced without removing the caliper
  • Improved resistance to brake fade
  • Lower maintenance cost
  • Dexter disc brake mounts to the axle using the same flange position as drum brakes

Outlaw Conversions, One more thing, I saw on my visit to Transwest Truck & Trailer, is the Outlaw LQ horse trailer conversions. There is a big difference in what you see between an average RV trailer and what Outlaw Conversions does to a horse trailer! I wish my house had the quality Oak cabinets that were in this horse trailer. I go to a lot of RV shows a year, looking for the latest and greatest, and I've seen several $100,000 plus RV's that didn't have Outlaw's kind of quality! Some of their upgrades belong in Faith Hill tour bus! Ask Andrew about them, Call Andrew Lyons 1-800-909-7071 email alyons@transwest.com TrailerWest.com

With the more powerful diesel pickup trucks coming out each year, I know you can pull more weight, pull it faster, and now the with all these trailer accessories, you can stop this bigger trailer, smoothly and safely! Tell Andrew that MrTruck sent you. Transwest Truck & Trailer

Outlaw Conversions

One more thing, is saw on my visit to Transwest Truck & Trailer, is the Outlaw LQ horse trailer conversions. There is a big difference in what you see between an average RV trailer and what Outlaw Conversions does to a horse trailer! I wish my house had the quality Oak cabinets that were in this horse trailer. I go to a lot of RV shows a year, looking for the latest and greatest, and I've seen several $100,000 plus RV's that didn't have Outlaw's kind of quality! Some of their upgrades belong in Faith Hill tour bus! Ask Andrew about them.

Transwest

Transwest sells used trucks and the big ones. I know when I upgraded to bigger trucks, I never got to work on them much anymore . Go look at the size of those axles, brakes, trannies, engine brakes, diesels, tires, fuel tanks and then count the gears! In Colorado we have these tall hills with snow on them year-round. A truck with a loaded trailer pushing it, can get some speed on the fast side of the mountains! It will surprise you how much brake pad you can use up, when you're scared to death! Call Andrew Lyons 1-800-909-7071 email alyons@transwest.com

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