Logan Coach horse trailers

Popup Hitch, gooseneck extensions SuperSprings, overloads Centramatic, tire balancers

mrtruck pickup truck reviews

As seen on

"Trailer Towing Education Starts Here"


Since 1999, made in USA

The Truth about Trucks

MrTruck Index

Home Page
Horse Trailer Reviews
Pickup Truck Reviews
Accessory Reviews
Towing Reviews
MrTruck.TV RFDTV Reviews

MrTruck Accessory Store Truck & Trailer Parts

Camper & RV
MrTruck Motors-Classified
Dept of Transport.
Hay Page
Truck News
Insurance Warranties
More Power
Oil & Filters
Recalls, Rebates, MPG
Tires Batteries
SUV Vans that tow
Trailer Basics & More
Truck Basics & More
Truck Safety

MrTruck Store Super Sale


Seven ft. 15 lb. Panels

Travel n corrals mounted on horse trailer

Peace of mind when horse camping


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


Automated Safety Hitch Help for your Rear Truck Axle, an inline dually

Safety Hitch inline dually

Dramatic Trailer Braking & Turning for Safer Towing



Horse Trailer Super Store, shop open until midnight. Selling Cimarron, Logan Coach and Outlaw Conversions

EZ connector trailer wire connectionThis is the reliable weatherproof electrical connection for your trailer.

Logan Coach horse trailers

Strength of Steel Beauty of Aluminum

Whiz Proof Trailer Floors


BIGFOOT Hydraulic Trailer Jacks

Built to Outlast your Trailer, Steel Tank, covered leg

Big Foot steel enclosed foot trailer jack


Actuling electric over hydrauliic trailer brake actuator

DirecLink Trailer Brake Controller using your trucks computer with ABS brakes for your trailer from Tuson, best trailer brakes you can buy

Cimarron horse trailers

Cimarron Custom Aluminum Horse Trailers


Centramatic wheel automatic wheel balancers

Automatic Tire Balancers for Trucks and Trailers

25% to 50% longer tire life, eliminates cupping and tire vibration

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.

Cattle and Horse Trailers, ask your neighbor

Titan stock trailer

New Polylast Floor video




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.



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


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


Weight Distributing

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


Sulastic Rubber Springs are a cast hinge embedded with rubber. They greatly improve your trucks ride.

 Follow mrtruck on Twitter


2005 Ford Escape Hybrid, Vroom Vroom!

Impressive, though the one I drove was a 4x2, which I seldom get to drive, it was fun. In June I meet with Jim Castellano, Ford Escape Hybrid program manager during the pre-launch Escape Hybrid tour of the country. With $2 gas, the Escape is the first SUV to go Hybrid. And a true hybrid, developing it's own energy to charge it's batteries from applying the brakes and run on an eclectic motor alone. Something we did a lot of in downtown Denver.

Reviewing this Escape is a interesting tour of technology. With no alternator, and 12 volt everything, like power brake booster, power steering and a 110v outlet on the dash for my computer, you don't notice much different from any other Escape. The power in the city and on Interstate 25 fills like a V-6 instead of the 2.3L 4 banger that it is. But when accelerating the gas engine and electric motor combine for power and it's all seamless. You don't feel or hear anything different when transferring from gas power to electric power. You can look at the energy screen on dash above the radio to see where the power is coming from.

According to the Ford mpg computer onboard, it was getting in the high thirties for fuel economy in the city and when I was passing people on the freeway with the power to the pedal, it dropped to the high twenties. In the city stop and go traffic, I could get over 40 mpg if I braked often. And that is so cool to have the energy from applying brakes, transfer to the electric motor, which doubles as an alternator and then takes that free energy from the brakes and charges the main battery. Think of it as when you use your engine braking by down shifting to slow you down coming down a hill. That same kind of force turns the electric motor in the Escape Hybrid producing a charge from just applying the brakes.

When Ford introduced the Tonka concept truck at the Detroit Auto Show a few years ago, that would use braking force to transfer hydrogen to different tanks and then reverse the hydrogen to a different tank to help launch the truck from a stop. I remember thinking how great that would be to capture and reuse braking force (free energy that only produces heat and wear if not used again.)

The 330v Nickel Metal Hydride battery (left) takes up the floor under the rear hatch, you don't see it under the carpet. The spare tire is under the body anyway. But this powerful battery has a 8 year or 100,000 mile warranty, so no worries. The left rear window panel (right) is vented for the battery compartment.

And then there's the transmission, a Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable auto tranny. Think of the main variable belt drive on older combines or a snowmobile and you get the idea of how it works. The eCVT has a planetary gear set (like in your farm tractor's rear axle) that transfers power from the permanent-magnet traction motor (equals 94 hp), or the gas engine (133 hp) or both to power the Escape. You won't fill it shift because the eCVT matches the engine or motor's power curve. Talk about efficiency. 

   There is so much technology incorporated into the Escape Hybrid, that will be seen in future vehicles for decades to come. And it's a low emissions vehicle. It would be easy to write a book on the new Escape, just by going over the features and explaining them. Just when you thought you could fix your own car, a voice from the dash says, "beam me up Scotty."