Since 1999, 23 years bringing you Truck, Trailer and Accessory reviews. As seen on RFD TV “Equestrian Nation”Direct link to MrTruck Accessory Store. MrTrailer Reviews: Trucks, Trailers and Trailer Accessories for your Trailering needs. Commercial & RV trailer questions, MrTruck’s Trailer Tips and Toy Hauler Reviews. Trailering accessory sales. Transwest Truck Trailer RV, Andrew Lyons. Ph. 303-502-9799.
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Horse Trailers, Hot Shot flatbeds, RV Trailers, Toy Haulers, Car Trailers and Trailer Accessories Reviewed.
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New horse trailer review from Cimarron for 2023.Watch Video:5 years later I’m back in Chickasha OK. Seeing the new trailer models for horses, cattle, and show steers, breeding cattle, hogs and sheep. Top of the line trailers, rank #1 with me. I’ve reviewed over a dozen trailer factories. I’m most impressed with how Cimarron trailers are built. CimarronPart one, the trailers;Part two, the new factory;
New product from Kwick Kranker for your bumper pull trailer with a top jack. How many cranks does it take to get your trailer off the ball? With a top crank jack on a bumper pull trailer, the Kwick Kranker Top Kranker, from the ground to off the ball is 3 seconds. If you have a cordless 1/2 in. drill, you create a power trailer jack. See the review
Kwick Kranker, How many cranks does it take to get your trailer off the ball? If you have a cordless 1/2 in. drill, you can create a power trailer jack. Check out their website, see how it works Kwick Kranker
New Kwick Kranker for Dump Trailers, click. Kwick Kranker is a new tool that will be your only trailer jack. You probably already have a 1/2? cordless drill, why buy electric trailer jacks, batteries, wiring and maintenance? When your electric drill can raise and lower existing trailer manual trailer jack 7 inches in less than 10 seconds. You need a gooseneck power lift adapter. Click for more…
Hoof Grip, it’s Super Floor, been around for years, in horse trailers, in barns, sidewalks, sale barns, vet clinics, patio’s, dog kennels, playgrounds and truck beds. The video’s below tell the story. Made from ground tires (recycled) it gives cushion and traction. First place I saw it was on playgrounds. around merry-go-rounds where kids fall down and bounce back up unhurt.
We are getting more involved with Toy Hauler RV’s. I’ve owned one for 5 years, we camp in it haul our ATV’s and side by side in it, review new trucks and SUV’s with it and trailer accessories with it. Which we’ll still do but with more emphasis on the Toyhauler itself. We’ll start reviewing new Toy Haulers with new accessories, more adventures and video’s. It makes since with record number of folks buying Toy Haulers, getting out of town and enjoying the outdoors. I’ve enjoyed our Toy Hauler with my family. First review will be up next week with a Cimarron Freedom gooseneck Toy Hauler, complete with toys.
Toy Hauler review from Cimarron
Breaking News for the Trailer Industry, part of the Virtual NATDA Trailer Show. Tuson RV Brakes introduces magic BALLS. A must watch video below.
Watch some trailers you probably don’t see often, below.
CM Truck Beds introduces new Hotshot trucking body
CM Truck Beds has added another innovation to its lineup with the debut of the specialized Hotshot model. This single-piece steel truck body is designed for ultimate strength and durability, with the industry’s best hauling capacity and an array of standard features that deliver convenience, safety and ease for hotshot truck drivers. Read more…
Weigh-Safe: Now with Weight Distributing Hitch built in and sway control. Do you know your trailer tongue weight, asks the judge. On a bumper pull trailer, if you have too little tongue weight, the trailer can sway and be dangerous. Some trailer have their axles too close to the middle and are susceptible to sway anyway. If you have too much trailer tongue weight, your truck or SUV will squat excessively, aim your headlights to the stars and stress your trucks rear axle, brakes and suspension.What you need to know….
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Equalizer Systems Trailer Jacks
Equalizer Systems hydraulic horse trailer jack for smooth power. Equalizer Systems Jacks, you see them everywhere. Over 70% of horse trailer manufactures equip their trailers with them. So service and parts are easy to get with the largest trailer dealer network.…the reviewTwenty years ago, Equalizer introduced hydraulic jacks to the horse industry. Horse trailer manufacturers use them because they are dependable and easy to work on. With a manual backup hand pump, Equalizer jacks will always do their job…the review
MrTruck’s Top 10 Trailering Tips to Save Your Life.
Trailering can be scary, especially downhill. It was tougher for me 40 years ago when the only gadgets were your trailer mirrors on your truck. Now with camera’s, backup systems, trailer sway control, and progressive trailer brake controllers, trailering is safer. This top ten list isn’t necessarily in order. Try to use them all. Read the article
Horse Trailer Air Ride: I spent a day with Transwest Truck Trailer RV near Fredrick testing their air suspension on a Cimarron horse trailer. This was a certified test with an engineer riding in the trailer using a laptop wired to a motion detector that reads 4 axis from the center of the trailer floor. I used 4 camera’s to record the action. 75 mph on I-25 finding all the bridge seams had me bouncing off the floor trying to hold a video camera watching the 3 quarter horses brace themselves in their stalls. We’ll have all the data from the tests in….. More…
Air Ride Horse Trailer Video Below…
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Tuson Trailer Tire Pressure and Heat Monitor: Trailer tires are the bane of my existence. In the last couple of years, I’ve had 5 trailer blowouts. And each time I had bent trailer fenders, broke clearance lights and demolished license plates along with expensive trailer tires. I found the solution, with tire pressure units inside the tires out of the way, a wireless receiver monitor in the truck cab. I can use it with any truck or SUV, I trailer with. Just unplug the cord from the cigarette lighter and put it in the next truck. It’s very hard to find a tire pressure monitor system that goes above 80 psi. Tuson goes to 203 psi.
Plus, Tuson also shows the internal tire heat. Just like racing at Indianapolis 500, you can know the tire temperature and pressure in real time. For the whole Tuson story click….
New from Gen-Y Hitch, Gooseneck Torsion Suspension Coupler 4 in. Round & Square. Now you can isolate your gooseneck trailer bounce from your trucks bounce. Improve your ride, with Rubber Torsion Hitches only 10% of the trailer inertia transfers compared to 100% using a hard connection hitch giving you the ultimate control. Greatly increased braking control since all the weight on the tow vehicle and trailer is distributed evenly giving you increased positive contact when breaking and maneuvering. Read More on the Gen-Y…
New Gen-Y Torsion Flex receiver hitch (bumper pull) that cushions the ride, separating the movement of the truck and trailer. Works like a torsion axle with rubber tubes surrounding the square axle. No air bags, improves your truck ride and improves trailer ride.
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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.
Incredible Tuson Trailer Sway Control, the folks with trailer ABS, now have a module that controls sway on bumper pull trailers. It will actually steer the trailer left and right to keep the trailer towing straight. It complements modern pickup trucks trailer sway control but works better. If you have a sudden gust of wind, get cut off on a freeway or have your trailer load shift, Tuson Sway Control will keep the trailer towing straight. The module can read how worn your trailer brakes are and how big your trailer is and use your trailer brakes accordingly. Tuson can read between a big trailer movement and a lane change making the right amount of trailer control.
Gen-Y Hitch heavy duty adjustable draw-bar for today’s powerful trailering trucks:One company that has kept up with new heavy-duty trucks is Gen-Y Hitch. (//www.genyhitch.com) These steel adjustable, multi-ball, multi-height, pintle, weight distributing hitch is the highest trailer rated hitch I’ve seen. I own 8 adjustable receiver hitches, (sometimes we test 12 trucks at a time.) My highest rated hitch was 14,000 lbs. The one I’m using from Gen-Y Hitch is rated for a 16,000 lb. trailer with a 2 inch shank. For Class V receiver, 2.5 inch shank, trailer rating goes up to 20,000 lbs. Use to be you had to go to a pintle hitch to get a rating of 20k lbs. This rating is on a 2 5/16 inch ball.
Newest hitch is the Torsion Flex Hitch that isolates how your trailer bounces verses your truck for a smoother ride. Read the review….
Andersen Ultimate 5th wheel Connection Review in a collaboration between MrTruck.com and Big Truck Big RV. Install and test of converting a mini 5th wheel to a gooseneck connection at the same height as a 5th wheel in the truck bed.
Trailer tires need to be balanced, all tires need balancing. If you want longer trailer tire life, Centramatic can automatically balance your trailer tires as you drive. Stop tire cupping, vibration and premature wear on those expensive truck, RV & trailer tires. Centramaticautomatic wheel balancers have been saving money on tires for semi-trucks for over thirty 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. Made in the USAMore…
AuTowBrake is a trailer brake controller that stays on your trailer. That’s how it’s done in Europe, the trailer controls it’s own brakes. In the US, most boat trailers do the same thing with hydraulic surge brakes. AuTow Brake is an automatic electric surge brake. I’ve been using and testing this brake for years. The control box is weather proof, you can mount it outside or inside your trailer at any angle. New this year the key FOB that you can use to test you trailer brakes, now can adjust the gain on the go. AuTow Brake is smooth, it doesn’t jerk, push or pull your truck. More….
Trailer Accessories Reviewed: Andersen jacks and blocks are reviewed as well as Fastway and Ultra-Fab jacks. Accessories are a big part of fun and easy RVing.
First look just makes you want one. Midnight Edition stands out in so many ways. All Black with some chrome in the grill. Black bumpers, black wheels, even a black “bow tie” on the hood, Chevy’s trade mark. The interior was called Jet Black. This truck was a Z71 heavy duty 2500 long bed, haven’t seen one for a long time. In old times when I was young, most truck were long beds. Now the “standard bed” is a short bed. The Review…..
MrTruck reviews: Another New Diesel Truck Changes a Segment. We waited a long time for light duty diesels, now GM midsize trucks are the latest converts to compression ignition engines. And they are selling like hotcakes. The media truck that showed up in my back yard is a 2016 GMC Canyon, badged as a Duramax diesel. Not sure it’s related to the Duramax as it’s made in Thailand as a GM world diesel available in GM vehicles around the world. This 2.8L 4 cylinder diesel puts out 181 horsepower and 369 torque. Read the Review….
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…
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, more..
GM and Navistar Reach Commercial Vehicle Agreement. GM returns with 4500 and 5500 trucks for 2018.
I remember around the time of GM’s bankruptcy, there was an agreement between GM and Navistar for Navistar to buy GM’s 4500 and 5500 Topkick and Kodiak trucks. Navistar changed their mind and the Kodiak and Topkick went the way of Saturn, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Hummer 2-3 into the darkness. GM needs a class 4 and 5 truck to match models from Ford and Ram that have enjoyed free reign. The new trucks should come with a Duramax diesel.
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DETROIT and LISLE, Ill. – General Motors Co. and Navistar have reached a long-term agreement to develop and assemble future medium-duty, conventional cab Class 4/5 commercial vehicles, allowing Navistar to strengthen its product lineup and GM to expand its Chevrolet commercial truck portfolio. More…..
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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
DIY Cowboy Shower or …. Hot Magic: The magic is LP gas and battery power. A dirty, grumpy cowboy or glistening, stinking horsewoman is transformed after a hot shower to pleasant camp companions. Yet, miles and hours of trails separate the hot shower from those in need. Some fortunate folks have a full LQ horse trailer. A quick hot shower is available in a cramped compartment sometimes masquerading as a potty. The operative word is quick. Most RV style water heaters are limited to 5 gallons. Cowboy showers may be warm or cold water…Read More
Trailer tires are the #1 problem on trailers. Of course we work on trailer wiring and wheel bearings too, but nothing costs as much in money and time than trailer tire blowouts. Trailer tires with tall side walls can flex more and create heat. Turning corners can make trailer tires flex and weaken along with just crappy trailer tires sitting all winter and the steel cords separating. In comes Boar Wheel and Tire with commercial trailer tires. Available at Transwest.com. They use 19.5 in wheels that are low profile side wall 14, 16 and 18 ply tires. But they fit where your 16 in tires do now so you don’t have to switch to bigger axles, bigger wheel studs and wheels or buy a new trailer. For the complete story, click….
Cimarron Integrated Hay Pod and Reverse Load LQ, and air suspension has got to be the cats meow! Transwest has the ultimate horse trailer from Cimarron Trailers. You know the reverse slant load in a sudden stop lets the horses thigh brace on the wall instead of their neck. And going down the road, your horses heads are looking at the fields and houses past the right lane instead of the 18-wheeler and Harley’s in the left lane. Then the full width of the rear of the trailer can be all tack room. The built in hay pod seals out the weather to protect your expensive More…..
Standing out from the crowd to maintain product quality and customer service is what has made this company successful for the last 30 years. Transwest only carry premium lines of products: Cimarron and Logan Coach horse trailers, Outlaw Conversions & Summit Haulers. Also used hauler trucks for towing the big trailers. With a 22 bay service shop open until midnight, Transwest is franchised for GMC, Freightliner and Western Star. For RV Coaches equipped to tow trailers, Transwest sells American Coach, Prevost, Itasca and Renegade. Ph. 303-502-9799 More…
Do you need a one ton or a two ton? One class wins acceleration, the other wins braking; Starting in 2011, the big three raised the GCWR from 26,000 lbs to 30,000 lbs on 1 ton dually pickup trucks. That’s CDL territory, GM quit making C4500-7500. So they need to rate their 3500 high enough to compete. But Ram and Ford aren’t going to just set in the sidelines.
Each new model pickup truck year has an increase in towing capacity. What is the limit? Truck manufactures don’t know, they work off demand. The new SAE trailer towing standards that start in 2013 will help, but at some point with 20,000 lb plus trailers, you are going to need a heavy truck with big brakes. More…
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….
Gen-Y Hitch heavy duty adjustable drawbar for today’s powerful trailering trucks: These steel adjustable, multi-ball, multi-height, pintle, or weight distributing hitch is the highest trailer rated hitch I’ve seen. The one I’m using from Gen-Y Hitch is rated for a 16,000 lb. trailer with a 2 inch shank. For Class V receiver, 2.5 inch shank, trailer rating goes up to 20,000 lbs. Their newest hitch is the Torsion Flex Hitch that isolates how your trailer bounces verses your truck for a smoother ride. Read the review…
Weigh-Safe: Do you know your trailer tongue weight, asks the judge? On a bumper pull trailer, if you have too little tongue weight, the trailer can sway and be dangerous. If you have too much trailer tongue weight, your truck or SUV will squat excessively, aim your headlights to the stars and stress your trucks rear axle, brakes and suspension. What you need to know…
GanderLock for Goosenecks: Protect your trailer as well as your expensive saddles, bridles, tools and flat screen TV. Goosenecks if you just lock the coupler, the thief’s loosen the set bolts, slide out your adjustable couplerRead the Review
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…
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Cimarron Horse Trailer Top to Bottom review with MrTruck Interview with Ben Janssen of Cimarron Trailers
Transwest Truck Trailer RV, selling 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.
GanderLock, when you’re serious about Protecting your Gooseneck Trailer and Cargo, Protect your trailer as well as your expensive saddles, bridles, tools and flat screen TV. Goosenecksare 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…
Now there’s help for the short-short beds towing horse trailers and racecar trailers. 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…
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. New electric model and a swingout for your rear tack. See the whole story and how they work. Click here…
Transwest Truck Trailer RV, Visit our new facility on I-25. Large selection of LQ horse trailers, Haulers and Toterhomes. Super, full service shop, for trucks, trailers and RV’s. 15 paved acres of trailers & trucks. More…
Andrew Lyons, MrTrailer/Manager/horse trailer sales and RV’s