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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… Truck and trailer accessories, trailer reviews.

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Highly Anticipated Sterling Bullet™ Revealed

New Mid-Range Conventional Truck Features Powerful Cummins Engine

Arriving at dealerships now. INDIANAPOLIS – Sterling Truck Corporation has a tough new vehicle in its lineup: the Sterling Bullet™. This highly anticipated chassis-cab product was introduced today at the NTEA Work Truck Show 2007 in Indianapolis. The Bullet is the latest addition to the company’s full line of Class 3-8 work trucks and will be available at select Sterling dealerships now. More…

Quadrasteer GMC  Towing a Zeppelin travel trailer to Estes Park at the 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…
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 4×4.. 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…
I’m reviewing a 2006 GMC Sierra SLT HD 2500 now with the Duramax with 360 horsepower and 650 torque right from the factory is addicting. I towed a new 6 horse Cimarron trailer through Eisenhower tunnel in January out the west side in a snow storm and had complete control with the manual switch on the new 6-Speed Allison that let me down shift by pushing a button making the torque converter lockup in each gear as…..More…
Hart horse trailer factory review: Hart’s take serious just how well their trailers are built. It is their name on each trailer and that makes them particular. Truly impressive the extra reinforcing that goes into the trailers, and most of it is covered up with trim so you don’t see the extra gussets, fishplate and camber bar in the frame. On the other hand the radius corners, smooth lines and beautiful welds make them seem like art. More…
2006 Lincoln Mark LT Truck Towing a Hart Thoroughbred. The luxury truck market is a fickle one. Maybe it’s the 4×4 option or the fact that it’s great looking F150 or maybe the hip hop stars haven’t bought as many Lincolns as the Cadillac Escalade. But it’s a sharp looking truck! The waterfall grill, chrome, chrome and more chrome does say Bling More…

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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…

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Eureka! 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. See the whole story and how they work. Click here…
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….

Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum and B&W’s new Tow & Stow receiver hitch towing a Hart Medallion. This is luxury, the 2005 Cadillac Escalade. Twin screens for the DVD, keeps both 2nd and 3rd row busy watching “The Incredible’s” again.  But for me there are heated & cooled cup holders. And they work, keeps my coffee at the right temperature until the last drop. How about hot and cold seats? More…

Cimarron introduces new Triple slide Living Quarters Horse Trailer at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Ohio Check out these pictures. It also has an enclosed hay storage and sleeping loft. Not much it doesn’t have. Quite a show stopper, this is one I could live in. 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. Larger trucks for your growing larger Horse Trailers and 5th wheels.
This month’s feature truck is a 2006 GMC Sierra SLT HD 2500 crew cab, diesel, auto and 4×4. This truck has the new 6-speed Allison Auto and the new LBZ Duramax 360 horse, 650 torque diesel. We’ll add more accessories and review a trailer. We’ve added Prodigy trailer brake controller and B&W gooseneck hitch. We know when you go shopping for trucks and trailers, you don’t usually get to try them out. So we will.  Sponsored by www.TrailerWest.com where this truck can be owned.
Cimarron Trailers define custom horse trailers. With 250 options making 56 models, it’s easy to have it your way. Why not, Cimarron trailers will out last your trucks. Have yours built for your needs not your neighbors. Come see my tour of the Cimarron trailer factory in Oklahoma.  Read how this progressive company in OK is using the best ideas to…

Transwest (TrailerWest.com) Horse Trailer Inventory, Click…

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

cc2homeBumps be gone! Pulling a trailer with this coupler is like riding on a cloud. It absorbs up to 59% of the bumps, jolts and jars that make towing hard on you, hard on your cargo and hard on your equipment. Simply swap it out with the coupler on your gooseneck now – and, Walla! Instant gratification. More….
2004 Infinity QX56 SUV & Hart aluminum horse trailers are both upper scale and make a good looking couple. The new 2004 QX56 is the first Infiniti model assembled in North America. Hart Medallion aluminum horse trailer reminds me of the beautiful sheet metal on Audi’s and Porsche. Also in this review are Tow-N-See extended mirrors Much more..

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SB1single How do you hook up your short bed truck? Short beds are increasing their popularity while decreasing their length as with the 2003 Dodge 2500/3500 standard bed at 6’3″. You still need the trailer weight far enough forward from your rear truck axle for steering control, balance, and efficient and effective brake and spring use. Pop Up has extensions for gooseneck and 5th wheel trailers. Read More…

Read my Weight Distributing Hitch article. WDH is common with RV travel trailers as they should be will most bumper pull trailers. This is an important subject for trailer safety to have the best control for a trailer that has leverage on your truck or SUV . Click…


New Trailer Safety brochure from NHTSA: Click here to order yours.

Remember my formula for pulling a trailer, that the Truck or SUV’s Wheelbase + Width + it’s Weight = degree of Control of the Trailer. Safety equals matching truck to trailer.

 

Trailer News with Andrew Lyons (MrTrailer). Technology is changing the trailer world to keep up with the more powerful trucks that pull them. News on air brakes, disc brakes, independent suspensions, hydraulic brake controls, and pour on flooring. Horse hauling has come a long way from the “seventies” when I would back my truck into the ditch and jump my Quarter Horse in the back of stock racks. For more click 
Another way to hitch a short bed. This homemade 5th wheel will prevent hitting the cab of the truck with the trailer when jack-knifing. It works with light trailers. Hope the welds are good. SB1singleTo the left is the PopUp Short Bed Extended Coupler. A well made gooseneck tube extending your trailer coupler 9 inches. It is fitted with a Fulton automatic coupler. Short beds are gaining popularity and we need solutions. Click for more.
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

Transwest  Truck Trailer RV, selling Hart, 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.

New & Used Trailers–Trucks made for Towing–Trailer Repair & Upgrade–Truck Performance Products.  Read more about where MrTruck asks trailer questions.  Call Andrew Lyons 1-800-909-7071 email alyons@transwest.com TrailerWest.com

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