Standard size mirrors may not be enough to get the job done when towing.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Monday, February 17, 2020
A.R.E. DoubleCover. The Only Hard Truck Bed Cover That Retracts And Lifts. Because Double Is Better.
Trying to decide between a retracting cover or a hinged cover? Don't. Our DoubleCover allows you to lift open for quick access and retract for full bed access, because double is better. Still looking for more? Add optional side rails and crossbars to carry additional cargo.
Friday, February 14, 2020
Simple and compact, the ReelDeal™ fishing rod mount securely carries up to 8 full-length fishing rods of just about any style on your roof rack—instead of in your vehicle. It’s the safe, easy way to transport your rods fully rigged-up and ready to fish. The single-button side access makes for quick loading/unloading and the included SKS (Same Key System) locks keep your rods safe and secure.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
This video walks through how to use the Pin Weight feature on the CURT BetterWeigh™ mobile towing scale. With this feature, you can get a live readout of the pin weight of your 5th wheel or gooseneck trailer right on your smartphone.
The CURT BetterWeigh™ #51701 is a Bluetooth-enabled OBD2 device that wirelessly syncs with your smartphone to provide a variety of vehicle and trailer weights. This includes truck weight, trailer weight, payload, tongue weight and pin weight, as well as weight distribution setup and trailer brake gain.
To measure kingpin weight or gooseneck pin weight with BetterWeigh™, start by choosing the weight range that best suits your truck-trailer setup. To set the range, tap the gear icon and select Pin Weight. Then, select a weight range.
Next, tap the Pin Weight feature on the BetterWeigh™ app homescreen. Make sure your truck and trailer couplers are aligned and ready to be connected. Then, step away from the truck and select Ready. BetterWeigh™ will take an initial analysis of your truck’s pitch.
After reading the truck pitch, couple the 5th wheel king pin or gooseneck trailer to your truck hitch. Then, load your trailer, and start getting real-time readouts of how your pin weight changes as the trailer is loaded.
BetterWeigh™ is compatible with Apple and Android phones. Download the BetterWeigh™ app from Google Play or the App Store.
Posted by Terry Minion at 5:00 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
What is my payload weight? This video provides simple instructions for how to use the Payload function on the CURT BetterWeigh™ mobile towing scale. With this feature, you can get an active readout on your smartphone of the weight of your truck’s payload as you are loading cargo and materials.
The CURT BetterWeigh™ #51701 is a Bluetooth-enabled OBD2 device that wirelessly syncs with your smartphone to provide a variety of vehicle and trailer weights. This includes gross combined weight, payload and tongue weight, as well as weight distribution setup and trailer brake gain.
To measure the weight of your payload with BetterWeigh™, begin by selecting the weight readout range that best suits your vehicle. To change the readout, tap the gear icon and select Payload. Then, choose a weight range.
Next, select the Payload feature from the BetterWeigh™ app homescreen. Make sure your vehicle is parked in the spot where you intend to load it. Get out of the vehicle and tap Ready. Don’t touch the vehicle while it is taking its initial reading.
Once the pitch of the vehicle is measured, you can begin loading your truck bed and get your payload weight in real time.
Posted by Terry Minion at 6:11 PM
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Attention 2015-2018 JK Wrangler® owners: Enjoy an instant increase in power. Prepare for a night and day difference as you accelerate pull through the gears. Our engineers spent month refining calibrations to maximize a safe amount of power while making sure the "seat of the pants" is present from zero to wide-open throttle.
• 50-State emissions compliant (CARB EO D-802-3)
• Up to 20+ HP & 20+ lb-ft torque
• Change 3 power levels on-the-fly using +/- cruise control buttons
• Connects directly to ECU in engine compartment providing instant power
• Built-in throttle sensitivity control for improved throttle response
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Daniel Walden, @MountainManDan on Instagram, is a traveling Physical Therapist living full time in his lifted Ford Transit.
Hellwig met Dan at Overland Expo and got him set up with some sway bars to help minimize the body roll of his top heavy camper van. See the difference Hellwig sway bars made for Dan!
Monday, January 27, 2020
Dee Zee's Poly Crossover Tool Box combines the functionality of a crossover tool box with the benefits of hardened poly plastic. This tough box can handle all the abuse you can throw at it, without sagging or denting.
Friday, January 24, 2020
This video is a step-by-step guide to help you decide if you need a 5th wheel roller / sliding 5th wheel hitch or an offset gooseneck ball. We’ll use a simple equation and a couple measurements from your truck and trailer.
There are many questions associated with 5th wheel towing, particularly in relation to truck bed size and short bed trucks: What kind of hitch do I need for a 5th wheel? Do I need a long bed to tow a 5th wheel? Do I have to have a sliding 5th wheel hitch in a short bed truck? What size truck do I need to pull a 5th wheel?
A 5th wheel roller or short bed 5th wheel hitch provides extra clearance when towing a 5th wheel trailer, particularly when making turns. If your truck bed does not provide enough room for the trailer overhang, a roller may provide the extra clearance needed.
In this video, we will walk through the steps needed to answer the question: how to determine if a roller or sliding 5th wheel hitch is needed, whether you have a long bed or short bed truck.
First, measure the width of the 5th wheel trailer and divide by two (X). Common trailer widths include 84”, 96” and 102”.
Next, measure from the center of the 5th wheel hitch / coupling point to the cab of the truck (Y).
Then, apply the equation: Y - X = Z.
If Z is positive, you have enough clearance in the truck bed without a roller. If Z is 0 or negative, a roller will be needed for extra clearance.
Posted by Terry Minion at 6:08 PM
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Superchips offers an extensive lineup of performance programmers, calibration tools for aftermarket tires and gears, cold-air intakes, throttle booster, LED lighting and more.
Posted by Terry Minion at 5:54 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Introducing the NEW WirelessAir, our most advanced dual-path on-board compressor system ever. Controlling your air springs separately has never been easier! Now available with the EZ Mount system, getting your system installed and getting back on the road is quicker than ever!
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Our versatile new Eye Bolts integrate seamlessly with our Truck Collection HD Bars, and most T-slot crossbars, to create instant tie-down points for securing gear. Made Yakima-smart, they’re secure, strong and easy to install—just drop them into the slot and twist into place.
Posted by Terry Minion at 7:37 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Stephanie from CURT Group talks about all-new ShockDrop™ technology from CURT at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
ShockDrop™ is a series of cushion hitch products that provide a more comfortable, confident towing experience. They use an adaptive, dynamic isolator to suppress vibrations, strain on the vehicle and even the tendency for trailer sway.
Leading the way in our ShockDrop™ series is the new Rebellion™ XD ball mount – an adjustable cushion hitch that enhances control and comfort, without the complicated design of competitive options. Rebellion™ XD is highly effective, thoroughly tested and virtually maintenance-free.
We also offer our RockerBall™ – a cushion hitch trailer ball that can be retrofitted onto any existing ball mount with a 2-1/2” tongue.
Posted by Terry Minion at 4:42 PM
Thursday, January 9, 2020
A must for extended trips, the EasyRider SpareTire is a complete wheel-replacement kit specifically designed for our EasyRider™ trailer. It attaches easily to the trailer’s frame with included mounting hardware, so the spare’s always there when you need it. Why let a flat take the air out of your adventures?
Posted by Terry Minion at 5:23 PM