Husky Upgrades 2 Super Brute Power Jacks

Husky Towing Products announced that its most powerful new tongue jack, the 5,000-pound capacity Super Brute HSB5000R, features a completely redesigned exterior housing, best-in-class screw jack design, and the convenience of remote control operation.

Husky Upgrades 2 Super Brute Power Jacks
Husky Upgrades 2 Super Brute Power Jacks

Proven power, extended reach, and built in position shut-off are core features of the new jack, according to a company news release.

Additional enhancements include bright LED lights for the hitch area and a handy trailer connector storage bracket.

At the core of the Super Brute is a super solid screw with a high-capacity ball nut, which can withstand the forces of lifting two and half tons of weight up to 18 inches at a rate of 6 inches in 60 seconds. When the jack reaches its full travel up or down, Smart Stop technology cuts power to the motor to avoid hitting a hard stop. Smart Stop technology contributes to longer jack life.

Also available in the new Super Brute design is the HSB4000 with 4,000-pound tongue weight capacity. Ball bearings reduce friction between the ball nut and the solid jack screw to increase efficiency and durability when lifting up to two tons of trailer tongue weight with the HSB4000.

The Super Brute 5000R comes equipped with remote control and includes two remote control key fobs. The operator can check for level while operating the jack or move to a position visible in the mirror to the tow vehicle. Drivers can even use the remote while watching the hitch ball in their truck backup camera.

Weather-protected, soft trigger switches are mounted on a backlit panel. High output LEDs light up the trailer A-frame tongue area for those predawn departures and after-dark arrivals. The LEDs flash when the jack is turned on or off using the remote.

Hardened steel gears, soldered electrical connections, and overheat protection all add to the durability of the Super Brute, which draws 24 amps of current at full load.

Husky’s trailer connector storage bracket provides a place to park the trailer connector plug out of the weather. The Super Brute includes 6 feet of 10 gauge power supply wire, a 30-amp resettable circuit breaker, and mounting hardware.

Power, speed, range of travel, rugged construction, and the convenience of remote control make the Super Brute 5000R the power trailer jack of choice for owners of conventional trailer.

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Husky Upgrades 2 Super Brute Power Jacks
Husky Upgrades 2 Super Brute Power Jacks

Husky Towing Products

Husky Towing Products  designs, manufactures, and distributes a complete line of hitches, electrical products, and accessories for the towing industry.

Husky Towing Products does not sell directly to consumers, but their products are distributed throughout North America through a strong network of qualified dealers.

The Husky R & D Center, located in Elkhart, Indiana, is capable of product design, prototyping and testing to certify that all Husky Towing Products meet and exceed all Safety Federal and State Standards. In addition, the R & D Center is dedicated to designing the next generation of innovative towing products.

Address: c/o DTS Manufacturing, 7930 S.W. Burns Way, Unit C, Wilsonville, OR 97070

Website: www.huskytow.com

Worth Pondering…

The journey is difficult, immense. We will travel as far as we can, but we cannot in one lifetime see all that we would like to see or to learn all that we hunger to know.

—Loren Eiseley

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Fastway Trailer Products Introduce Flash E Series Ball Mount

Provo, Utah-based Fastway Trailer Products has announced the production and launch of the E series ball mount, an addition to the Flash polished aluminum ball mount line.

Fastway Trailer Products Introduce Flash E Series Ball Mount
Fastway Trailer Products Introduce Flash E Series Ball Mount

With stunning good looks and quick, easy adjustments, the Fastway Flash E series is the best looking pin-style ball mount you can buy, according to a company news release.
Each Flash ball mount is precision-machined, making it stronger and longer lasting than other aluminum ball mounts. If you are looking for a strong, reliable and attractive pin-style ball mount, look no further.

The Fastway Flash E series ball mount is superior in strength and craftsmanship, and its hand polished aluminum outshines the competition with a gorgeous, mirror finish.

“The Fastway Flash E series is a great choice for towing multiple trailers. With adjustable heights and dual hitch balls, trailer change-overs are a snap,” says Rich Elliott, VP of Sales and Marketing for Fastway.

“We have received a great response from dealers and distributors, and are excited to bring this product to market.”

Each E series ball mount is made from aircraft-grade aluminum, providing corrosion resistance and outstanding performance. It offers a 1,000-pound max tongue weight and 10,000-pound max trailer weight.

“Adding the E series to the Flash line is really exciting,” said Matt Best, Product Manager.

“Our Flash line is a favorite among retailers, and this new series will provide another excellent option for customers looking for a high-end aluminum ball mount.”

Precision machined for strength and durability Aircraft-grade aluminum for corrosion resistance and outstanding performance Super strength alloy, for years of safe towing 1,000 pounds max tongue weight.

Limited One Year Warranty

The Fastway Flash E series ball mount offers 4 options and ranges in price from $195.95–$209.95.

Fastway Trailer Products Introduce Flash E Series Ball Mount
Fastway Trailer Products Introduce Flash E Series Ball Mount

To celebrate the product launch, Fastway is giving away one free Flash E series ball mount to a lucky winner via Facebook. Entries will be accepted until March 29, 2015. To enter the contest, visit the Fastway Facebook page (SEE link below).

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Fastway Trailer Products – Progress Mfg. Inc.

The Fastway line of products is for trailer owners that want to get on with their fun or work instead of wasting their time on tedious and annoying trailer tasks.

Equal-i-zer Hitch is a division of Progress Manufacturing, a Utah company that specializes in the production and manufacturing of sway control hitches, adjustable ball mounts and trailer hitch accessories.

Progress Mfg. Inc., formerly Lindon Hitch, Inc., took on its name in 2004 when facilities were moved from Lindon, Utah to Provo, Utah.

The new name was chosen to depict how the company does business and not where.

The company continually strives to move forward and be innovative in all their activities. Externally they work with their customers to achieve mutual success.

Internally they constantly seek opportunities to better themselves and the company as a whole.

Their greatest success as a company is to hear how their products positively affect the way people vacation and spend time with their families.

Mailing Address: 533 S. 500 W., Provo, UT 84601

Phone: (801) 377-9599 or (800) 478-5578 (toll free)

Website: www.fastwaytrailer.com

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com 

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I see travel as the one of the most important ways of expanding human beings’ understanding of each other. Through travel we discover humility, love, friendship, passion and ourselves.
—Kirsten Cargill

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Husky Introduces Center Line Hitch and Power Jack

Husky Towing Products announced that its innovative new Center Line TS weight distribution hitch system and the new Super Brute tongue jack will be introduced at the 52nd Annual National RV Trade Show, December 2-4 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Center Line TS

Husky Center Line TS
Husky Center Line TS

Known for innovation, Husky engineers combined weight distribution and sway control in a strong, lightweight design that delivers outstanding performance with significantly less noise than competing hitches, according to a company news release.

“Proven power, extended reach and built in position shut-off are core features that are enhanced with work area LED lighting and a trailer connector storage bracket,” said Steve Holt, vice president of Brand and Corporate Marketing.

“The Husky Center Line TS launch is the most comprehensive in Husky history, and the product has enjoyed exceptional early response from both dealers and consumers.”

Super Brute Power Jack 5000R
Super Brute Power Jack 5000R

“The Center Line TS provides an excellent all-in-one hitch system, providing RV enthusiasts  increased confidence and safety due to the integrated weight distribution and sway control,” Holt added

“The TS also delivers a welcome replacement to RV dealers, who no longer need to explain noise issues caused by other systems. In addition, the new Center Line TS comes with the ball installed and torqued, so installation is quick and easy – all at an exceptional value.”

Super Brute Power Jack

Husky Towing Products will also display its most powerful new tongue jack, the 5,000-pound capacity Super Brute. Featuring a completely redesigned exterior housing, best-in-class screw jack design, the Super Brute 5000R also offers the convenience of remote control operation.

Proven power, extended reach and built in position shut-off are core features that are enhanced with work area LED lighting and a trailer connector storage bracket.

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Husky Towing Products

Husky Towing Products designs, manufactures, and distributes a complete line of hitches, electrical products, and accessories for the towing industry.

Husky Towing Products does not sell directly to consumers, but their products are distributed throughout North America through a strong network of qualified dealers.

The Husky R & D Center, located in Elkhart, Indiana, is capable of product design, prototyping and testing to certify that all Husky Towing Products meet and exceed all Safety Federal and State Standards. In addition, the R & D Center is dedicated to designing the next generation of innovative towing products.

Address: c/o DTS Manufacturing, 7930 S.W. Burns Way, Unit C, Wilsonville, OR 97070

Website: huskytow.com

Worth Pondering…

The journey is difficult, immense. We will travel as far as we can, but we cannot in one lifetime see all that we would like to see or to learn all that we hunger to know.

—Loren Eiseley

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CURT Introduces RAM Compatible Fifth Wheel Leg Kit

CURT Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of premium towing products, has developed OEM compatible fifth-wheel wheel leg kit made specifically to fit RAM 2013-2014 truck beds that contain the towing prep package.

CURT 16021 RAM OEM Compatible fifth-wheel leg kit
CURT 16021 RAM OEM Compatible fifth-wheel leg kit

New in the 2013-2014 models, RAM created a towing prep package designed to make fifth-wheel and gooseneck installations easier and smoother. With this in mind, CURT saw a need for its consumers and developed RAM OEM compatible fifth-wheel legs, according to a company news release.

The legs mount directly into the under-bed mount locations and convert any CURT fifth-wheel hitch head to RAM’s under-bed hitch platforms, including CURT’s Q16, Q20, Q24, and E16 hitch heads.

The most unique feature of CURT’s fifth-wheel legs is the variable position anchors that allow the fifth-wheel hitches to easily drop into the under-bed locations. A quarter-turn anchoring system allows quick and easy fifth-wheel installation and removal. The anchors can be adjusted to limit movement and eliminate unwanted chucking noises.

CURT estimates installation to take just 20 to 40 minutes depending on an installer’s level of expertise.

A complete installation video of the CURT 16021 RAM OEM Compatible fifth-wheel legs is available on the CURT website (SEE link below).

CURT’s RAM OEM compatible fifth-wheel legs have a gross trailer weight capacity of up to 24,000 pounds.

This heavy-duty product is completed with a durable carbide powder coat finish.

CURT OEM Compatible 5th Wheel Leg Kit #16021 specifications include:

CURT 16021 RAM OEM Compatible fifth-wheel leg kit
CURT 16021 RAM OEM Compatible fifth-wheel leg kit

Gross Trailer Weight(GTW): Up to 24,000 pounds

Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Finish: Durable carbide powder coat

UPC: 612314160211

Weight: 94 pounds

MSRP: $845.25

Additional manufacturer notes include:

Converts any CURT 5th wheel hitch head to Ram’s OEM under-bed hitch platform

Quarter-turn anchoring system for quick installation and removal

Anchors can be adjusted to eliminate chucking between the legs and under-bed rails

Durable carbide powder coat finish

Compatible with the following CURT 5th wheel heads:Q24 (16545), Q20 (16530), Q16 (16520), E16 (16515)

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CURT Manufacturing

CURT is a leading manufacturer and marketer of top quality towing products.

CURT 16021 RAM OEM Compatible fifth-wheel leg kit
CURT 16021 RAM OEM Compatible fifth-wheel leg kit

The company offers American made, custom fit receiver hitches and wiring harnesses for nearly any vehicle on the road.

They also market a broad range of trailer hitches, towing systems, and related accessories.

CURT is ‘The First Name in Towing Products’ for automobile and truck hitches, as well as RV, gooseneck, and commercial towing systems.

Products are marketed through retailers, distributors, installers, and e-tailers across the U.S. and Canada.

CURT employs hundreds of associates, primarily at their manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters which is located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

CURT operates 10 regional warehouses, each carrying over 2,500 items and has been twice named a Wisconsin ‘Manufacturer of the Year’.

Address: 6208 Industrial Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Phone: (877) CURTMFG (287-8634)

Website: www.curtmfg.com

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Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.

—Albert Einstein

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Torklift Introduces SuperHitch Magnum Rated at 30,000 Pounds

Sumner, Washington-based Torklift International has announced the introduction of what it claims, at 30,000 pounds, is the highest rated receiver hitch in the industry.

Torklift SuperHitch Magnum 30K
Torklift SuperHitch Magnum 30K

The SuperHitch Magnum, previously rated at 20,000 pounds, is now re-engineered and independently certified to industry standard SAE J684 testing standards to take on the growing towing capacities of the newest trucks on the market.

Currently the 2014 Dodge Ram is rated to handle up to 30,000 pounds towing.

The SuperHitch Magnum 30K also has a tongue weight rated at 3,000 pounds.

“As the new trucks are coming out with increased towing capacities, it’s important for those trucks to have a strong hitch,” said Jay Taylor, Torklift International General Manager, in a news release.

“With these increased capacities, safety is top of mind. With this 30k hitch you know you never have to be concerned about hitch failure.”

The increased tongue weight is among the main features of the SuperHitch Magnum 30K.

“The trailer tongue often has the most tension and stress placed on it while towing,” Taylor said. “It’s critical that point of stress on the hitch be rated high to ensure safety and eliminate the chances of hitch failure.”

The SuperHitch Magnum 30K also features a dual stacked receiver for added strength and allows for towing in the lower receiver and carrying in the top receiver for various accessories.

“It’s ideal for someone towing a large toy hauler, horse trailer, car trailer, and heavy duty construction equipment,” Taylor added.

The SuperHitch Magnum 30K is backed by Torklift International’s lifetime warranty and

is made in the United States.

Torklift SuperHitch Magnum 30K
Torklift SuperHitch Magnum 30K

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Torklift International

The Torklift story begins in 1958 when Torklift founder Jon Kay began building the foundation of knowledge in manufacturing, fabrication, and retail that would become a Torklift signature years later at a local hitch and fabrication shop in Tacoma, Washington.

Torklift International specializes in working with distributors and dealers around the globe to continue bringing new innovations to the towing, RV, and truck industries.

Address: 1901 Fryar Avenue,  Sumner, WA, 98390

Phone: (800) 246-8132 (toll free)

Website: www.torklift.com

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“Where are we going, man?”

“I don’t know, but we gotta go.”

—Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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Lock ‘N’ Roll Articulating Trailer Hitch Available on Sears.com

In an earlier article I reported on the introduction of the Lock ‘N’ Roll articulating trailer hitch.

Lock ‘N’ Roll trailer hitches come in over 20 possible configurations to fit almost any type of vehicle and trailer.
Lock ‘N’ Roll trailer hitches come in over 20 possible configurations to fit almost any type of vehicle and trailer.

The newly redesigned Lock ‘N’ Roll articulating trailer hitch is now available on Sears.com.

The Lock ‘N’ Roll trailer hitch is a safer, easier to use, and more versatile alternative to standard trailer hitches.

With it’s up and down, side to side articulation, and it’s 360 degrees of rotation, the new Lock ‘N’ Roll allows for towing of trailers across uneven terrain, without the hassle and limitations of a standard trailer hitch, according to a Lock ‘N’ Roll news release.

Lock ‘N’ Roll has a patented latching system that has been designed in such a way, that once the latch plates are in place, Lock ‘N’ Roll will never pop off like ball hitches do.

Unlike the ball hitch, everything is in plain view to eliminate any question of whether or not your trailer is hitched correctly. This positively secured connection keeps the driver in control so minor mishaps don’t turn into major accidents.

Lock ‘N’ Roll provides a very tight, close fitting connection that eliminates the “thunk and jerk” action of conventional hitches.

The 360 degrees of rotation, combined with the side to side, up and down articulation, eliminates twisting forces that could damage the vehicle or trailer frames.

Lock ‘N’ Roll Articulating Trailer Hitch Available on Sears.com
Lock ‘N’ Roll Articulating Trailer Hitch Available on Sears.com

With Lock ‘N’ Roll, nearly any terrain can be negotiated safely, making it easy to tow anywhere, and making it especially easy back your trailer into place.

This is a heavy duty product made of alloy steel parts and built by military contractors who trace their skills back five generations.

Lock ‘N’ Roll hitches come in over 20 different configurations to fit almost any type of vehicle and trailer.

All units conform to the requirements of SAE standard J684 and are tested by independent labs.

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Lock ‘N’ Roll

Lock-N-Roll-logo-290x67Lock ‘N’ Roll is a heavy duty product made of alloy steel parts.

These articulating on road, off road hitches and couplers are designed and manufactured at Greats Lake Forge in Chicago, by a family of blacksmiths who trace their skills back five generations.

Lock ‘N’ Roll trailer hitches come in over 20 possible configurations to fit almost any type of vehicle and trailer. All units conform to the requirements of SAE standard J684 and are tested by independent labs.

Lock ‘N’ Roll is a Great Lakes Forge Co., Inc. company.

Address: 2141 S. Spaulding Avenue, Chicago, IL 60623

Phone: (773) 277-2800 or (800) 399-5182 (toll free)

Website: locknroll.com

Sears, Roebuck and Co. 

sears-logoSears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services and is part of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn Points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through shopyourway.com.

Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through its Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada.

Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com, and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard and Lands’ End — among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S.

The company is the nation’s largest provider of home services, with more than 15 million service and installation calls made annually.

Website: sears.com

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The World is but a Canvas to the Imagination.

—Henry David Thoreau

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Curt Manufacturing Introduces EZr Gooseneck Hitch

Eau Claire, Wisconsin-based Curt Manufacturing introduced their new Under-Bed Double Lock EZr Gooseneck Hitch.

CURTThis gooseneck hitch comes install-ready with the Curt exclusive center locator.

“The Under-Bed Double Lock EZr Gooseneck Hitch was designed with the installer in mind. It is not just a new hitch,” said Sarah Barone, marketing communications specialist, in a news release.

“It is a system that will make the entire installation process smoother and faster.”

The new EZr hitch offers all the features of the original Double Lock gooseneck by Curt, with several new features, including:

  • It eliminates the need to lower exhaust on Ford, Chevy, and most Dodge trucks for installation
  • Relocating cable hanger and ground wire on Dodge trucks is no longer necessary
  • It utilizes carriage bolts that only require one tool to install
Curt Manufacturing Introduces EZr Gooseneck Hitch
Curt Manufacturing Introduces EZr Gooseneck Hitch

“The CURT exclusive center locator is a patent pending installation tool which eliminates the need to measure where the ball hole should be in the truck bed, saving installer’s valuable time and making the installation process worry-free,” said Barone.

The Under-Bed Double Lock Gooseneck Hitch offers a cleaner look than over-bed models. The EZr features a thick, sturdy handle with a comfort grip that won’t bend. Curt uses strong, 5/8-inch safety chain loops ensuring safe and secure towing.

The EZr includes an attractive, chrome-plated trim ring and rubber cover making for a finished look after installation.

The double-locking pins provide double the pin strength, for peace of mind.

When the trailer ball is not in use, simply flip-over the ball, leaving the truck bed free of obstruction while securing the trailer ball.

This robust gooseneck hitch has a 30,000 pounds gross trailer weight capacity and 7,500 pounds vertical load capacity and is completed with a durable carbide powder coat finish.

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CURT Manufacturing

CURTinternalheader3CURT is a leading manufacturer and marketer of top quality towing products.

The company offers American made, custom fit receiver hitches and wiring harnesses for nearly any vehicle on the road.

They also market a broad range of trailer hitches, towing systems, and related accessories.

CURT is ‘The First Name in Towing Products’ for automobile and truck hitches, as well as RV, gooseneck, and commercial towing systems.

Products are marketed through retailers, distributors, installers, and e-tailers across the U.S. and Canada.

CURT employs hundreds of associates, primarily at their manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters which is located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

CURT operates 10 regional warehouses, each carrying over 2,500 items and has been twice named a Wisconsin ‘Manufacturer of the Year’.

Address: 6208 Industrial Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Phone: (877) CURTMFG (287-8634)

Website: curtmfg.com

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Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.

—Albert Einstein

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Lock ‘N’ Roll Articulating Hitch Increases Towing Safety

According the National Highway Traffic Safety statistics there are 418 injuries, eight deaths, and more than 700 incidents of property damage caused by vehicles towing trailers, every week.

Lock n roll banner01Each year more than 20,000 people have needed medical attention for accidents involving trailers towed by passenger vehicles.

“It even costs the American economy almost $2 billion every year,” said Gregory Russell, the developer of the new Lock ‘N’ Roll latching system, in a news release.

“And it’s no surprise; the standard ball hitch that is most commonly used is difficult to attach, can pop off in than ideal conditions and can even appear secure when it’s not. It isn’t uncommon for a standard ball hitch to disconnect, en route, sending a loose trailer into traffic.”

Russell, a fifth generation blacksmith from Chicago, has been developing a solution to this deadly problem for years.

When designing the Lock ‘N’ Roll articulating trailer hitch, he utilized 360 degrees of rotation and three axis of movement, eliminating the danger caused by bumps and potholes. This allows trailers to be safely towed on uneven terrain, also making it ideal for off road adventuring, he explained.

“Lock ‘N’ Roll is made with a patented latching system that is far safer than a traditional ball hitch connection,” said Russell.

Lock ‘N’ Roll trailer hitches come in over 20 possible configurations to fit almost any type of vehicle and trailer.
Lock ‘N’ Roll trailer hitches come in over 20 possible configurations to fit almost any type of vehicle and trailer.

Once the latch plates are locked in place, Lock ‘N’ Roll will never pop off like ball hitches do. Everything is in plain view to eliminate any question of whether or not the trailer is hitched correctly.

Lock ‘N’ Roll hitches provides a very tight, close fitting connection that eliminates the “thunk and jerk” action of conventional hitches.

Nearly any terrain can be negotiated safely making this articulating hitch the ideal off road hitch, horse trailer hitch, boat hitch, RV hitch, and more.

The 360 degree rotation along with the left to right and up and down articulation allows fantastic maneuverability, especially when backing a trailer into position, making Lock ‘N’ Roll the best off road hitch, on road hitch, or wherever-you-wanna-go hitch.

The positively secured connection keeps you in control so minor mishaps on the road don’t turn into major accidents.

Not only is the Lock ‘N’ Roll a better and safer design, these trailer hitches are made using old world craftsmanship that imparts optimum strength into each, carefully manufactured hitch, according to the news release.

These are heavy duty products made of alloy steel parts and are built to withstand the uncertainties of travel, making the roads safer for everyone, he added.

Lock-N-Roll-AnimationThis is a heavy duty product made of alloy steel parts. These articulating on road, off road hitches and couplers are designed and manufactured by a family of blacksmiths who trace their skills back five generations.

Lock ‘N’ Roll trailer hitches come in over 20 possible configurations to fit almost any type of vehicle and trailer.

All units conform to the requirements of SAE standard J684 and are tested by independent labs.

Details

Lock ‘N’ Roll

Address: 2141 S. Spaulding Avenue, Chicago, IL 60623
Phone: (773) 277-2800 or (800) 399-5182 (toll free)

Website: locknroll.com

Worth Pondering…

Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.

—Virgil Thomson

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CURT Introduces New High Capacity Weight Distribution Hitches

Eau Claire, Wisconsin-based CURT Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer and marketer of top-quality towing products, introduces new weight distribution hitches with capacities up to 15,000 pounds.

CURTThe hitches will be offered in both round bar and trunnion styles.

CURT Weight Distribution Hitches provide improved vehicle and trailer control by leveling the trailer and more-evenly distributing the weight, according to a news release.

They feature a heavy duty, adjustable formed head which allows tilting at various angles.

The 12-inch shank is made to fit 2 inch x 2 inch receiver tube openings.

The weight distribution hitches include forged steel spring bars and hook-up brackets.

CURT Round Bar High Capacity weight distribution hitch
CURT Round Bar High Capacity weight distribution hitch

CURT’s new round bar weight distribution hitch has up to 14,000 pounds gross trailer weight (GTW) capacity and up to 1,400 pounds tongue weight (TW) capacity.

The new trunnion bar weight distribution hitch has up to 15,000 pounds GTW capacity and up to 1,500 pounds TW capacity.

All CURT weight distribution hitches include pin and clips and are completed with a rust-resistant durable powder coat finish.

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CURT Manufacturing

CURT is a leading manufacturer and marketer of top quality towing products.

The company offers American made, custom fit receiver hitches and wiring harnesses for nearly any vehicle on the road.

They also market a broad range of trailer hitches, towing systems, and related accessories.

CURT is ‘The First Name in Towing Products’ for automobile and truck hitches, as well as RV, gooseneck, and commercial towing systems.

Products are marketed through retailers, distributors, installers, and e-tailers across the U.S. and Canada.

CURT Trunnion Bar High Capacity weight distribution hitch
CURT Trunnion Bar High Capacity weight distribution hitch

CURT employs hundreds of associates, primarily at their manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters which is located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

CURT operates 10 regional warehouses, each carrying over 2,500 items and has been twice named a Wisconsin ‘Manufacturer of the Year’.

Address: 6208 Industrial Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Phone: (877) CURTMFG (287-8634)

Website: curtmfg.com

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One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

—Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Stop Pulling Fuses to Tow

Vancouver, Washington-based Roadmaster, Inc. introduced the FuseMaster, a new product which eliminates the need for RVers to pull a fuse for towing.

Here are four excellent reasons to stop pulling fuses:

  • You’ve spent enough time with your face on the floor mat
  • Adventures in electricity can be, well, electrifying
  • Chiropractors are expensive
  • Engine lubricant is not a fashion accessory

“With FuseMaster, RVers don’t need to spend another minute with their face on the floor mat, gazing up into a black void, hunting for a minuscule piece of plastic playing hide and seek,” said Bob Vondra, publications manager at Roadmaster.

“FuseMaster eliminates the necessity of having to remove a fuse for towing, then having to reinsert it for driving. Once FuseMaster is installed, users simply flip a switch to accomplish the same task.”

There are four FuseMasters which, collectively, fit most vehicles which must have fuses removed for towing, Vondra explained. They are:

  • 76510 — Fits the majority of vehicles where a fuse must be pulled
  • 76511 — A longer version of the 76510
  • 76512 — Designed for two fuses that are required to be removed
  • 76513 — Replaces a heavy-duty 50-amp fuse

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Roadmaster, Inc.

Roadmaster products are designed, engineered, and manufactured at their plant in Vancouver, Washington with virtually every process done under the same roof.

Roadmaster FuseMaster

The reason for ‘hands-on’ manufacturing is simple: quality. “Quality starts on the inside, and when you control the process, you control the quality,” as founder Jerry A. Edwards is fond of saying. To our way of thinking, “quality first” is the reason more Roadmaster towing products are on the road today than any other brand—by nearly a two-to-one margin.

Address: 6110 NE 127th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98682

Phone: (360) 896-0407 or (800) 669-9690 (toll free)

Website: roadmasterinc.com

Worth Pondering…

Why I travel: to learn and grow, to challenge myself, stretch my limits and foster an appreciation of both the world at large and the chair waiting in front of the woodstove back home.

—Tim Patterson

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