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I visited PopUp's head quarters in Chanute Kansas this spring. Kansas, like Iowa is know for making farm machinery. PopUp Industries is in the part of Kansas, where generations of welders understand quality metal working, like the Amish bring quality to RV manufacturing. What better place to make hitches for American trucks and trailers. I first heard of PopUp because of their SB1 shortbed coupler (picture above). With shortbed trucks, now the most popular configuration, I hear from folks every week emailing me that they just crunched the cab...More...


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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....

The Infintiti QX56 is a fun ride that works well towing trailers. With a 8500 lb. trailer capacity, the Q56 can tow a 3 horse trailer under control. Rear automatic air leveling ride kept the trailers I towed, level. Even the automatic high intensity discharge xenon headlights, are auto leveling. A class 4 receiver hitch, 400 hp V-8, 413 torque going through a 7-speed automatic is made for mountain towing. More....

The Trailer Handbook; I've added this book review because how hard it is to find a good trailer book. It's important to have the facts on trailers even if you grew up towing. I think I own all the trailer books written the last two decades, which isn't very many. This book "The Trailer Handbook" written by Clint Lancaster & Richard Klein, is different as the authors don't own a trailer factory or dealership.

They both work with and for the NATM (National Association of Trailer Manufactures) which is the publisher. Trailers can get technical, so the specs and glossary are worth price tag. Read more...

2013 Ram 15002013 Ram 1500 Big Changes, now we'll see what Fiat's management improvements to the Ram will be– improved fuel economy fuel-saving systems including first-in-segment technologies: eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start system, thermal management system, pulse.... Hemi with air ride and 8 speed

The world is a better place because Henry Ford decided to quit working for Thomas Edison and struck out on his own to invent the first assembly line. Cimarron Trailers carries on the American tradition of starting their own company to prove they can build a better custom progressive horse trailer. More...

Cody Hitch Protect your Living Quarters gooseneck investment in your horse trailer. Cody Cushion from Cody Hitch has one air bag, and a double hinge. Up, down and for, aft to protect your Living Quarters gooseneck investment in your horse trailer. Cody Cushion from Cody Hitch has one air bag, and a double hinge. Up, down and front to back cushion. They will adapt to Cody Hitch, B&W and Popup truck bed hitches. With today's Living Quarter horse trailers, you need protection for the fine cabinets and mirrors. Order now for $499

NEW and Improved PopUp 2 Hitch.

You're going to love this newly redesigned smoother acting and trouble free. They've made the best hitch even better. One pull of the handle to raise the ball is all it will take to convince you that this is the hitch you want. Simply pull the rod to raise the ball and push to lower it from your trucks wheelwell. More info....

Popup Industries RV3 5th-Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter Do you have too many hitches for all of your different trailers? There’s bumper pull, gooseneck, fifth wheel, you name it there’s just too many combinations out there sometimes. Pop up industries helps out here by offering their fifth wheel to gooseneck adapters. This handy little product allows you to tow your fifth wheel camper using the gooseneck hitch you already.. More...

Protect your trailer from your truck ENKAY Rocktamer Mudflaps

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Cimarron #1 Custom Aluminum Horse Trailers

Hybrid Air/Torsion Axle with 8 inches of wheel travel, almost 3 inches of drop for lowering the trailer to load. It's a soft ride that will keep your horses fresh when you arrive at your next event. The price will surprise you. More...



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Cimarron horse trailer on side for National WesternIf you go to the National Western Stock show this month, you'll see a horse trailer on it's side. Not something you see every day. Makes it easy to see how the floor and roof are made. The Cimarron horse trailer is in Transwest Truck Trailer RV's booth. That thinking outside the box is why I go to Transwest to shoot video for my segments. I've been in many trailer dealerships and factories around the country and haven't seen a shop equipped like Transwest. More....

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Updates from each event, pictures & commentary, Presents:"EZ-Connector Horse Expo Tour." With the latest trailer safety and technology accessories on exhibit on tour, come by and watch demonstrations We'll be displaying some helpful technology for safe towing. Stop by, see our display and ask questions. Click for the "Tour" schedule, see when we'll be in your state.

I know it's hard to find trucks equipped totow 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.

Rollin’Rollin’ Rollin’ … Keep that Trailer Rolling…’

By Stephen Louie “Hosspuller”

One of the worst things to happen with a horse trailer is a mechanical break down on the road. If you have never been there, thank your lucky stars. There are... reasons Read it now....

Towing on Extreme Grades; Up and down steep grades are stressful on brakes, transmissions and nerves. All new diesel pickup trucks have grade shifting automatic transmissions and exhaust brakes. Grade shifting transmissions while in “tow haul” mode will automatically downshift if you are going down hill, when you apply the trucks brakes. The goal is to save your truck and trailer brakes. Diesels with exhaust brakes...more towing grades

They are bold and sexy!

I consider them the best built mudflaps I've found. The new model has a polished aluminum yoke, and heavy wall aluminum tubing. Still adjustable in, out and up, down. Which is so good for my truck reviews which range from a tall H2 to a Nissan Frontier. And I review new trailers too, any mudflaps can protect your trailers from mud, that's a slow speed problem. But the damage comes from.... 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....

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...

Featherlite SURV, a heavy duty trailer for your Toys. We camp at Tiger Run in Breckenridge and Circus Circus Koa in Vegas. We installed Power Vision mirrors, Hell-Ya Hitch Helper, Valley Odyssey brake controller and Truck Bedz. Featherlite built an "off-road" toy hauler that's made like a tank, so you can get to the prime remote locations for 4-wheeling or 2-wheeling or just a HQ for outdoor adventure. More...

Truck and Trailer Security takes Action

Theft is such a personal event. We buy things enjoy them and someone takes them away. I stay at allot of motels around the country and am relieved when I leave in the morning and my trailers are still connected to my truck. Just added several more products to my trailers to make me less nervous in Vegas parking lots, the only place theft has visited me successfully. Read more.

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

New Popup GN5, now you can tow you gooseneck with your Semi-truck. Slide out your old coupler and slide in the GN5 and tow with your 5th-wheel.

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2004 Dodge Cummins HO Budget Hop Up by Gary Scott

I got my first diesel in the fall of 2003. I was nearing retirement age and my wife and I decided that a pickup and travel trailer would be he best combination for us as I wanted to keep the pickup bed open to haul my dirt bikes and mountain bike. We were really looking for a low mileage used diesel because I'm a Scotsman and try to save where I can. You'll see examples of my frugality as you read on. More...

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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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I review 4 Jeeps; Grand Cherokee, Wrangler and Liberty. As fun as a Billy Jack movie from the 70's. Jeeps ride better, quiet cabs and better mpg. I towed trailers, climbed hills and road trip to Texas. Enjoy the review.... King of Beasts shootout trailer segment, with Load Trail and Trailer Flex

land rover lr4 2012LR4 Land Rover, fun to drive. Great Colorado SUV. Didn't come with a trailer hitch so I couldn't take the horses to the Rockies. But I did find some sand, rocks and logs to climb. Took pictures of Aspens turning last fall between Bailey and George Town. It's luxury, and everyone knows it, a long way from the Land Rovers we saw in African safari movies. You feel a little richer by driving it, though the LR4 model looks like the more expensive Range Rover's, it's a descendent of...... Read the review...

Ford dually towing Titan dually flatbed trailerTitan trailer rampsTitan Trailers Ruff Neck Flatbeds make the grade; I’ve used flatbed trailers more that any other type of trailer. Hauled hay, wool, tractors, buildings etc. When I was in the custom haying business, I’d put a tractor with loader hooked to a big round baler on my flatbed and put up hay all over. The Rough Neck’s we used in our “2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker Shootout… Read the review…..

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 Rock makes 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 Tack

Protect 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.

2011Heavy- Duty Hurt Locker Ultimate Truck Towing Comparison and present the2011 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.

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 and, 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 joins for their2007 Heavy Duty Shootout with trailers. This is one intense truck comparison. Part One Part Two Part Three

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Titan Trailers from Kansas, are well know for livestock trailers, flatbeds and inexpensive steel horse trailers. 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....

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 braking steer 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 ....

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

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...

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

Cimarron Trailersdefine 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...

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...

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

Top Towing Products,  Equal-i-zer WDH,  PopupSuperSprings

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Merhow Horse Trailers, More than 50 years of Horse 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...

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