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Auto Flex air ride suspensionComplete pickup truck leaf spring replacement with air bag suspension. Self levels, improves ride, braking, steering and handling. AutoFlex Review

 

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Gander lock gooseneck lockGanderLock 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 coupler Read the Review
 
Express corralsExpress Corral Larger corral that goes up in 15 minutes, down in 10. For your trailer and pasture. Comes in a kit with an aluminum storage box. More.
 

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Saddlematic power saddle rackMotorized Saddle Rack, save your back and shoulders and energy for your horse ride.

 

Step Above trailer ladderThe Safe heavy-duty trailer ladder you'll use. Read the story...
 

The Flip-Over Ball gooseneck hitch converts to smooth truck bed in seconds.

 

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Maximum Trailer Braking Power for Serious Towing Trailer Brakes as fast as your Truck Brakes

 

Newly redesigned PopUp 2 Gooseneck Hitch. More info....

 

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Weight Distributing Hitches for safe controlled trailer towing. Reviewing Equal-i-zer WDH Click.

 

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Who's listening to women?

Women: Use Your Five Senses for Vehicle Maintenance

GRAND BLANC, MICH. — Mothers teach their children that the five senses – hearing, sight, smell, taste and touch – are important for learning about the world around them. These same senses can also help moms – and women in general – with vehicle maintenance

According to the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), women now represent 65 percent of the customers who take their vehicles in for service and repair. Women also influence more than 89 percent of vehicle service purchase decisions, and oversee the spending of more than $300 billion annually on used vehicles, maintenance, service and repair.

Because more women than ever are not only buying their own cars, but taking care of their families’ vehicles as well, what can women do to make more informed choices regarding their vehicle service? From GM, read more...

I know how many women out there are interested in pickup trucks. I get a tremendous amount of e-mail from women wanting advice on which truck they need. I'm going to try and track what's new for you.

I know manufactures spend millions on focus groups about minivans, but what about trucks? The earlier hydraulic clutches behind the diesel helped women handle pickups easier. If you look at the "over the road rigs," you will see a lot of women. I know women can handle trucks very well.

This month's stand out for making pickup trucks easier for all of us, focus's on Ford. Ford came out with the "adjustable pedals" a couple of years ago. The adjustable pedals are the brake pedal and accelerator pedal. They both move about 3 inches. So now you can adjust the tilt of the steering wheel, the seat and the floor pedals. The idea is to have the controls come to you and get your best position as far away from the air bag as possible. None of us are the same size. Shorter folks had a disadvantage of  being too close to the air bag. The adjustable pedals are an option on the Ford Windstar, Taurus, 2002 Explorer, F150 Lariat and standard on Ford Expedition and F150 Super Crew. Good job Ford!

I think the general consensus is that women are taken advantage of at car dealerships. I use to think that. What I see now is determined women armed with knowledge and persistence getting the deals they want. Women in general will do more research than men on autos, they read more, ask more questions and put up with less baloney. I wish more women would stay in the auto business. They usually do very well, saleswomen are more believable, less confrontational, pay better attention to detail and do better follow up.

For the article "Pickups get women's touch, Click Here for the rest of the story.

2004 Ford F150 spring loaded tailgate making lifting the tailgate easier and power windows in the Super Cab doors.

Truck terminology for loads and pulling.
Base Curb Weight: the empty weight of a vehicle including all standard equipment and a full tank of fuel.  Does not include cargo, options or passengers.

Base Curb Weight plus Cargo Weight plus Passenger Weight equals Gross Vehicle Weight.

Cargo Weight: includes all weight added to the Base Curb Weight. When towing , trailer tongue weight is included in Cargo Weight.

Payload: the combined maximum allowable weight of cargo and passengers that the truck is designed to carry.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating minus the Curb Weight equals Payload.

GVW: Gross Vehicle Weight - the actual loaded weight of your  vehicle, the Base Curb Weight plus actual Cargo Weight plus passengers.

Gross Vehicle Weight plus Loaded Trailer Weight equals Gross Combination Weight, GCW must not exceed GCWR.

GVWR: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating - the maximum allowable weight of the fully-loaded vehicle with axles (including passengers and cargo). 

The GVW must never exceed the GVWR.

GAW: Gross Axle Weight- the total weight placed on each axle, (front and rear.) The easiest way to get this number is to drive just the front axle of the loaded truck with the loaded trailer on a scales and then drive the all the loaded truck's tires on the scale with the loaded trailer still connected but not on the scale. Subtract the front axle weight from the total loaded truck weight and you have the rear axle weight.

GAWR: Gross Axle Weight Rating- the maximum weight to be carried by a single axle, (front or rear.)

The total load of each axle must never exceed its GAWR.

GCW: Gross Combination Weight- the weight of the loaded vehicle, (GVW) plus the weight of the fully loaded trailer.

GCWR: Gross Combination Weight Rating- the maximum allowable weight of the towing vehicle and the loaded trailer, including all cargo and passengers.

The Gross Combination Weight must never exceed the GCWR.

GTW: Gross Trailer Weight - the actual total  weight of the  loaded trailer.  Trailer- Gross Vehicle Weight not to exceed the GVWR of the trailer.

TW: Tongue Weight - refers to the amount of the trailer's weight that presses down on the trailer hitch, whether a bed mount hitch, (mini- fifthwheel or ball) or a receiver hitch attached at the rear of the truck.

Trailer  and Receiver Hitches Classes and Types. Mounted to the trucks frame.

Class I-Light Duty: 2000#'s maximum trailer weight. 200# tongue weight, 300 #'s with weight distributing hitch.

Class II- Medium Duty: 3500#'s maximum trailer weight. 300# tongue weight, 500#'s with weight distributing hitch.

Class III- Heavy Duty:  5000#'s maximum trailer weight. 7500#'s trailer weight with a weight distributing hitch. 300 - 500# tongue weight. Up to 750# tongue weight with weight distributing hitch.

Class IV-Extra-Heavy-Duty: 10,000 to 12,000#'s and above maximum trailer weight depending on the manufacture. 1,000# tongue weight with a weight distributing hitch. Class V receiver hitch can be over 12,000#'s.

Caution: Always read the label on the hitch including factory equipped receivers. Some hitches are rated their maximum capacity only if you use a Weight Distribution Hitch.

Trailer brakes and cab controls are needed on trailers weighing over 1500#'s. Surge brakes used commonly on boats will not have a manual control in the cab, but rely on the movement of the tow vehicle to activate the trailer brakes.

 
 

Quadrasteer by Delphi was engineered to make pulling a trailer safer for women and men. Read my review, more...

Here's another story from ABC News.com about women and trucks, Click...

If you know of a good idea that a manufacture has come up with or should do about what women want in a pickup, please email me. Below is a product with women in mind. I found it at the SEMA convention. And it makes sense.

Ford Direct

"Love your web site and the article about women and trucks.  I have an older vehicle, 1988 F-250 Diesel purchased in Tampa, Florida  in 1995 (feel comfortable with it as I'm an older model myself...almost 70),  along with a 1985 5th wheel RV.  Miss Sadie is my German Shepherd and only companion, but we travel all over the western states now and still have a good time.  I have been using Amsoil products in my vehicle since the week after I bought it, and am very happy with the results...wouldn't use anything else.  I was introduced to owning a diesel (and using Amsoil products), by a friend and Amsoil Dealer, Tom Gundecker of Tampa.  I can't thank him enough.  I love my diesel and it's performance.  I bought the shop manuals after the truck purchase...and do the maintenance and most of the repair work myself...love learning about my truck.  Thanks for a great web site...will ad it to my 'favorites'.  GA"

Eureka! Saddlematic Revolutionary Motorized Saddle Rack. Finally you can stop wrestling your saddles in and out or 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...

Should you buy a used truck from a New Dealer or a used dealer?

There are several great used car lot's, ones that have been in families for generations. And there are several that are high pressure, and target you for one big sale. I've known used lots that send buyers all over the country buying the last flood, hurricane, hail, tornado damage vehicles at auctions and ship them home for the repaint and rebuild. Ever wonder how used lots have the latest model year vehicles? Manufactures also sell the lemons they can't fix at those auctions. Watch out for the newer models with low miles thinking there is still factory warranty left. They don't all have it. If you live in a small town, usually the used lots can't be too bad and have to stand behind what they sell or they get escorted out of town, either financially or otherwise.

I've known a lot of car salesman in my 10 years of being in the business. They make more money working for the used lots. The problem with new lots is, the big ones with the most inventory, have the most "new green pea salespeople". Which naturally don't know much about trucks. What do you do? I suggest you do your own homework. Go to the manufacture's web sites. Go to my web site of course! New dealers have the manufacture behind them on new and usually on the used inventory also. With the factory certified mechanic's close by, it's easier to have the vehicle checked out and if the vehicle you are looking at is the same brand they sell new, it can be traced on the factory computer for recalls and repair history. AND you can find out if there really is factory warranty left! Used lots of ill repute will watch you drive away hoping to not see you again nor will they be your friends when the truck brakes down. If the New Dealer is well established, they have considerably more invested in their franchise than the used lot with a 2 year lease on their property. The better auctions that sell the factory program cars from the manufactories lease returns and executive cars usually sell these vehicles to the franchise dealers first at special monthly sales. Guess who the auctions sell the lemons and wore out trade-ins to? We know that there are good and bad dealers of both new and used. But since the prices are comparable between the two, which one wants your future sales and service business? And if you find unbelievable deals somewhere, what does common sense say? Good hunting!

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Finally my private online truck magazine is launched!

I've been working on this project for some time. I finally hired myself fulltime in March. Tuff boss but fair! There are so many truck and truck related issues and products on the market, and of course the marketing of those products are intentionally confusing. I'm on a mission to sort threw the best of it and give you my recommendation.

Cars and trucks are the most complicated consumer product you can buy! With dozens of computers, sensors, crush zones, chemicals and miles of wire, the owners manual should be the size of a shop manual, but they are not. Do you think the manufactures want all you future service business too? I look for the suspicious, illogical, hidden issues that are not generally explained to consumers.

But it's no different than the pizza commercials on TV wanting to make you hungry. Products need sold and you are told and sold just enough information to buy, but not always know why. I appreciate the experience I've gained from the selling side of trucks. My decade plus on the other side of the desk, gives me an unusual view of what you as the consumer can't see.

When I left dealership sales and went to auto broker sales for AAA Auto Club, I discovered more of the wild tales that were drilled into me by training from auto manufactures. Then when I transferred to fleet/internet sales and worked all my own deals, (no more puppy dog shuffle to the tower and back to the customer,) more of the nasty side of the auto business raised it's ugly head.

I'm still connected to the auto world, which I need to be, to keep an eye on them. Over the years I have seen too many folks not get their questions answered, get pushed into the wrong truck and the wrong price. I learned early that repeat customers would make us both happy. So doing my best for the customer to sell them the right truck and the right price was my career. And now with the Internet, my plan is to help hundreds of thousands of folks make the right choice, get the right deal, and not loose the kid's college fund to a land shark! Please check it out, it's your club, click below for more details.

Just found your web site and I love it. I'm a military man and move around A LOT. I have a wife and a 6 year old son. we are first time buyers for a pickup truck and i am, like everybody else, are sick of the sticker shock. I want a truck that is safe, will last a long time and have enough room for the three of us. right now I am looking at the dodge 2500 quad cab diesel with a 6speed tranny. I'd rather have a crew cab but dodge doesn't make them. the Ford/Chevy crew cab are great but I like that Cummins engine. everything I have read about the Cummins/6speed set up is very positive. good gas mileage, plenty of power and will last a very long time. I don't tow much and what I do tow is very light so that is not the issue. the little woman will be driving the truck so she has to be happy as well, any feed back would great, thanks for the time.
Ray G. Newburgh, NY USA


I am so glad I've found your site! I'm looking at buying a truck hopefully next year, so that I can take myself and my horses to shows. I'm trying to get some information and do some homework to help me make a better and more informed decision. Thank you!!                Leslie, El Paso, TX USA


I stumbled across your website on accident and ended up reading every word. Great website...keep the information coming! Jason, WI USA

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