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Reviews, The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly.  We know most of you can’t test drive vehicles for very long, nor do they let you pull trailers with them. That’s why we review trucks and SUV’s longer and try to pull trailers with all of them to find their strengths and weaknesses. We test trucks & SUV’s that are large enough to tow at least 5000#’s.
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Cowboy Creations tailgateRiver Rock pocket LED flashlightI appreciate good tools that last.Cowboy Creations tailgate is heavy duty. My factory tailgate has the smile in it from the last big round bale I unloaded from my truck. River Rockmakes a small 1AA LED flashlight that will run 30 hours between batteries. It’s bright focused beam has one of the sharpest light circles…. More…
GanderLock, when you’re serious about Protecting your Gooseneck Trailer and TackProtect 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…
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,  Part two.

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2010 Heavy Duty Shootout Comparison

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.  Page 1,   Page 2,   Page 3,   Page 4

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

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. Read the rest..

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Titan Trailers from Kansas, are well know for livestock trailers, flatbeds and inexpensive steel horsetrailers. But they make them all,chances are if you need it, they build it. And they build a lot of trailers. Titan Trailers recently purchased Logan Coach, a horse trailer company. Over the years Titan has acquired many other trailer companies, adding their buying volume and manufacturing expertise. Read the whole review….

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

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…
Automated Safety Hitch, Joe Jamieson thinks towing is an evolutionary process, should improve issues of safety and ease of use. Now with thousands of miles towing with the Automated Safety Hitch, I understand it’s importance and fun. I can take my rig, which at times is 72 ft. long, weave in and out of hotel parking lots, gas stations and switchback mountain roads. The brakingsteer axle makes it quadra-steer.

It looks complicated until you understand it. The four features that standout the most using this new trailer technology is, improved braking, lane to lane direction changes staying in your lane (turning corners,) stability and jackknifing with purpose. The connection to your vehicle can articulate vertically for uneven ground, railroad crossings providing an independent suspension. But horizontal movement is solid giving you the safety and stability of a 9 ft. longer wheelbase. The rest of the review…

 

The New Logan Coach; an efficient leaner Logan sticks to what they do best, galvanized steel frames, aluminum skin and good looking value. Call it the resale value trailer. Bottom line, “beauty of aluminum and strength of steel.” One of the few composite trailer brands that can go head to head with high end aluminum trailers for longevity.  Always improving and keeping it’s roots with galvanized Flo-Coat steel frame coated with Vortex. See the “Whiz Proof” floor. more….

2011 Heavy Duty GM’s, More Power, More Frame and More Suspension: For 2011 GM went massive truck improvement, as in frame, suspension, payload, brakes and towing ability puts Chevy and GMC HD trucks at the top of their segment. It’s improvements we all want and of course the power and fuel mileage have also improved. The new suspension keeps the power under control and tires planted on the pavement.  Read MrTruck review….   Read GM Press Release ….

Factory Review: Featherlitecan pump out thousands of trailers a year, from horse trailers, cargo trailers, car haulers, NASCAR race trailers, specialty semi trailers, helicopter pads and portable emergency rooms for events like Katrina. Featherlite was the first aluminum specialty trailer born in 1973 when I was sophomore in high school. Featherlite started the trend in1985 with torsion axles, ahead of the crowd. Better ride than leaf springs and safer. See the models and features being built
Cimarron Premium Trailer Review, 10 Years to the Top Even in the current recession, Cimarron Trailers is improving, expanding and zeroing in on efficiency. The factory is staying the same size, but putting out 25% more trailers. There is a handful of aluminum trailer manufactures at the top in premium trailers. None surpasses Cimarron current models. The top trailers need smart engineering, custom doors and windows, top components, strong beautiful welds etc. The result is quality uniformity on all trailers from roof to axles. Where else would you build horse trailers, but the heart of More…

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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….
CNG, is it the Answer for the Fuel Crisis? Update Dyno
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 per mile 23% to 27% with Colorado prices. Almost double that with Utah prices, Read the rest as one of the most important reviews this year…
2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty, 2500-5500

Now a full size Crew  Cab and an eight ft. bed. 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab still only in a short bed (6′ 4″), new sexy more aerodynamic fenders are all metal now. Styling cues inside and out are from the 2009 Ram 1500 for a quieter, tighter cab.  No Urea (diesel exhaust fluid) like Ford and GM diesels for 2010 new emission laws. Dodge will be the only truck offering a manual and automatic transmission.  The review…

Cimarron Custom Horse Trailers, New Thinking, Strength & Beauty!

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…
SAE Trailer Standards; finally some rules for matching your truck and trailer. Mike Levine of PickupTruck.com reports on the upcoming Society of Automotive Engineers standard with collaboration from truck, trailer and hitch manufactures. More….

Top Towing Products, Equal-i-zer WDHPopupSuperSprings

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

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…more…

Aftermarket Accessory Reviews & Installs.     

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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…

Horse and RV Trailer Reviews.

Titan Trailers

Cimarron

Bison

Hawk

Brenderup

Hart

Merhow

Lakota HUT & Sundowner 727

Logan Coach

Featherlite

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Where we archive our trailer reviews after we headline them here.

Merhow Horse Trailers, More than 50 years ofHorse Transportation Experience and a Warranty that Tops the Industry. It’s the Heavy Duty solid horse trailer, a 50 year old plus company with design, style and structural integrity. I revisited the Horsepitality Company in.. Read the review…

Featherlite Trailers merge with Universal Trailers. More….

Ode to the Tailgate, You don’t think much about your trucks tailgate, but try to do without one. On the farm, my tailgate was a workbench, sawhorse and picnic table. I had a vice bolted to it, in the eighties had a tailgate with built in ramps for loading a ATV. More…

DEBO Step®. (picture right) My old knees don’t like me climbing on my tailgate. I like Debo Step because it’s not in the receiver hitch like most…… For more,  www.debostep.com

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