Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Car Care During Coronavirus | Consumer Reports


If the coronavirus pandemic has kept your car parked for longer than normal, these tips can help ensure that you have a smooth trip when you start driving again.

Saturday, August 8, 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.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

BOLT Coupler Pin Lock


If you drive a truck, haul gear or pull a trailer, then the BOLT Coupler Pin Lock is for you. The BOLTCoupler Pin Lock opens with your vehicle ignition key. Simply insert your key, turn it once and your key is memorized. Learn more about BOLT Locks at boltlock.com

Other features:
-Fits couplers from 1/2" to 3 3/8" and any size in between
-1/8" incremental adjustments allows for a snug fit
-Stainless Steel Pin
-Lock slides back and forth along pin for ease of use
-Weatherproof
-Plate tumbler sidebar to prevent picking and bumping
-Stainless steel lock shutter to keep out dirt and moisture
-Limited lifetime warranty

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Turnoverball - The Best-Selling Gooseneck Hitch in America


What makes the B&W Turnoverball the best-selling gooseneck hitch in America?

Thursday, July 30, 2020

How 4WD (4x4 - Four Wheel Drive) Works - 2H, 4H, 4L, LSD, Centre Diff, Diff Locks, Traction Control.


A complete and thorough video on how four wheel drive (4WD) 4x4 systems work. This video will look into depth on how part time and full time four wheel drive systems work, operate, what to expect and when to use it. It will cover in depth the following: - Drivetrain Fundamentals - Part Time 4x4 - Full Time 4x4 - Open Differentials - Locked Differentials - Torque Distribution - Torque Multiplication - High Range - Low Range - Transfer Case - Crawl Ratio - Limited Slip Differentials - Brake Traction Control - Wind-Up Phenomenon - Diagonal Wheels Phenomenon - Free Wheeling Hubs

Monday, July 27, 2020

Tested. Proven. Safe. | CURT MFG


CURT’s mission is to provide customers with safe, reliable products that empower them to enjoy more of what they love – whether it’s work, play or a combination of both.

TESTED QUALITY.
Our Wixom testing facility gives us the opportunity to test each and every product to the most stringent standards.

- Fatigue, weight carrying and weight distribution testing.
- Three-axis testing, similar to the European CARLOS.TC test.
- Every hitch passes SAE J684 or J2638 protocols.
- CURT has earned the ISO / TS 16949 certification for quality manufacturing.
- Each hitch is covered inside and out with a rust-resistant liquid Bonderite® coating to prevent rusting. - Our converters and T-connectors are potted, sealing each one off with an epoxy resin that protects the internal circuits from the elements. Each goes through an extensive salt-spray and environmental test to ensure long-lasting dependability.

PROVEN SAFE.
The result of these advancements and our commitment to safety and quality has had a positive impact on the lives of our consumers. We want to help tell their stories. These stories will be highlighted in our marketing collateral, advertisements, as well as user testimonials videos.

Whether they’re hauling equipment to the job site or taking the family up to the campground, CURT’s mission is to give them the confidence to enjoy every mile of the journey. We’re not just making towing products. We’re helping our customers make memories that will last a lifetime.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Choosing the Right Tow & Stow


How to measure to get the correct amount of adjustment we recommend from your Tow & Stow.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

2020 SEMA Show Safety Update


SEMA Show VP of Events, Tom Gattuso, updates the industry on safety protocols for the upcoming 2020 SEMA Show.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Commercial BEDSLIDE at the NTEA Work Truck Show


See how the BEDSLIDE is the perfect solution for commercial fleet needs. Video from the NTEA Work Truck show

Thursday, July 16, 2020

WARN 16.5ti Winch Lineup


The 16.5ti and 16.5ti-s feature the full diagnostic ability of WARN thermometric technology, plus the extreme sealing, durability, and reliability that the WARN ti winches are known for.

+ Massive 16,500 lb. (7484 kg) capacity

+ Thermometric indicator (ti) provides motor temperature feedback via LED on remote control

+ Extreme-duty sealing helps protect the winch from the outside elements

+ Metal control box for added protection for the electronics

+ Contactor control for the ultimate in durability and reliability

+ Class-leading cone brake holds the winch’s full-rated load

+ Chip-resistant powder-coated finish with primer undercoating for superior corrosion resistance

+ Industry-leading warranty: Limited lifetime (mechanical components); seven year (electrical components)

+ Available with lightweight, easy-to-handle, Spydura Pro rope and Epic Hook or durable steel rope and standard hook

Monday, July 13, 2020

SEMA 2019 | The UnderCover Ultra Flex with Katie Osborne | presented by Truck Hero


Katie Osborne takes a look at one of UnderCover's most popular truck bed covers, the Ultra Flex.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Tongue Weight Scale | BetterWeigh™ Mobile Towing Scale


This video shows how to use the tongue weight scale feature on the CURT BetterWeigh™ mobile towing scale. With this feature, you can get an active readout of the tongue weight of your trailer right on your smartphone. This enables safer towing and easier setup.

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 GCW, cargo weight, tongue weight and pin weight, as well as weight distribution setup and trailer brake gain.

To measure tongue weight with BetterWeigh™, start by choosing the weight range that best suits your vehicle-trailer setup. To set the range, tap the gear icon and select Tongue Weight. Then, select a weight range.

Next, tap the Tongue Weight feature on the homescreen of the BetterWeigh™ app. Before pressing Ready, make sure your vehicle and trailer are aligned and ready to be coupled. Step back from the vehicle and tap Ready. BetterWeigh™ will take an initial reading of your vehicle’s pitch.

Once the vehicle pitch is analyzed, lower the trailer tongue until the coupler is resting on the ball. Then, load your trailer, and start getting active, real-time readouts of how your tongue weight changes as cargo is added. Remember, tongue weight should be between 10 and 15% of the gross trailer weight.

BetterWeigh™ is compatible with Apple and Android phones. Download the BetterWeigh™ app from Google Play or the App Store.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

CURT│Echo™ Brake Control Feature and Benefit


The Echo™ brake control is truly a brake control for the modern age. It easily plugs into your vehicle and wirelessly connects to your smartphone, allowing you to control and monitor all trailer brake activity right from your own device. It comes with a customizable app for Apple or Android phones, a portable design to easily switch between vehicles and a potted enclosure for lasting weather resistance.

Most things in this day and age can be accessed or controlled from a smartphone. With the Echo™ that includes your trailer brakes! It features a Bluetooth-enabled system that connects right to your device. There is no need for extra modules, controls, buttons or knobs. Your smartphone becomes the brake control monitoring unit in the cab of your vehicle.

The Echo™ brake control has one of the easiest installations in the industry. Very simply, it plugs into the standard 7-way RV blade socket at the rear of your vehicle and provides a socket to plug in the trailer harness. It Ts into the connection, going between the vehicle and trailer plugs, and it is completely non-invasive. It also features automatic calibration to help eliminate setup requirements.

The Echo™ trailer brake controller comes with a custom-designed app that can be downloaded for IOS or Android OS phones. With this app, the wireless brake control is able to connect to your smartphone and display brake control settings and activity. It also sends you status updates for your towing setup.

With its compact design and simple, plug-and-play installation, the Echo™ is designed to be extremely portable. You can easily transfer it between vehicles and use it with multiple trailers, as long as the vehicle and trailer have a 7-way RV blade connector. The Echo™ app allows you to store up to five different user profiles and unlimited trailer profiles.

Because the Echo™ trailer brake controller is made to be outside the vehicle, we engineered it for maximum weather resistance. It is constructed with a potted enclosure, meaning the inside of the unit is filled with an epoxy resin that seals off the internal components from moisture and the elements. This ensures long-lasting operation in spite of rain, snow, dirt, mud and more. The Echo™ also has silicone-coated ports for connecting to the 7-way RV blade plugs. This coating helps reduce vibrations and helps seal off the connection from rust and corrosion.

The Echo™ brake control is compatible with two to four trailer brakes (one to two axles) and can be used with low-voltage or PWM wiring systems. It is also compatible with cruise control and ABS brakes and has built-in reverse-polarity protection and short-circuit protection. The Echo™ comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Firework Time!! Blowing up an UnderCover?



With 4th of July fast approaching we couldnt resist but try to blow up one of our UnderCover's. Using all over-the-counter fireworks, and with the Ast. Chief of the Logan-Rogersville Fire Dept. on hand, we threw everything we had at it with intensions of blowing it up....Think it stood up to the challenge? Check out the video and find out. ( Fireworks start at 1:12 )

We want to wish everyone a happy, and safe 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

ARE Double Cover


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.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

BEDSLIDE Silver and Black Editions


Choosing the BEDSLIDE that's right for you is easy. We offer 1000, 1500, and 2000lb capacities in Silver or Black finishes. Starting October 2018 all BEDSLIDE models have all the same features outside of weight and color. Plus you can add BEDBIN accessories to maximize the use of space in your truck.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

A.R.E. Evolve - Vaca Valley Truck & SUV



Our customer service is second to none. We choose the best suppliers in the industry to offer the best, most reliable products to our customers, then we stand behind them like it was for us alone. Personal, friendly, knowledgeable service is our mainstay. Give us a call or drop by and see for yourself.

Monday, June 22, 2020

ShockDrop™ Technology | Comfortable, Controlled, Confident Towing


ShockDrop™ technology is a cushion hitch system designed to enhance your comfort, control and confidence when towing a trailer. It is comprised of an innovative, flexible polyurethane isolator that dynamically adapts to bumps, potholes and uneven surfaces on the road. It suppresses rattling, vibrations, jerking and jarring at the coupling point to provide you with a superior towing experience.

ShockDrop™ technology is engineered to be the next generation of towing products, offering valuable benefits for professionals and enthusiasts alike. ShockDrop™ is integrated into a growing line of CURT products, enabling a variety of lifestyles for a more enjoyable towing experience.

ShockDrop™ provides enhanced control in your driving by counteracting the effects of uneven roads. It also helps increase the driver’s control over the vehicle in events of sudden braking and combats the tendency for undesirable trailer sway. ShockDrop™ technology is also a benefit to the life of your vehicle and towing equipment. The cushion isolator reduces the strain of towing on your vehicle’s brakes and suspension system to promote longevity. Compared to other cushion hitch solutions, ShockDrop™ is lighter-weight, putting less stress on your receiver hitch.

For maximum confidence, ShockDrop™ technology is engineered for simplicity. Each product is designed to be virtually maintenance-free. The cushion isolator is thoroughly tested for thousands of cycles, and it won’t wear out like competitive solutions that use an airbag or bearings.

Friday, June 19, 2020

What to Know About Towing | Consumer Reports


There are so many vessels and vehicles to satisfy your inner adventurer. Consumer Reports’ expert explains what you need to know about getting these beauties from point A to point B.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

BOLT Off Vehicle Coupler Lock Attack Video


Not only are BOLT Locks convenient, allowing you to use just one key- our locks are tough. The BOLT Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock is a great theft deterrent for any unattended trailer.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Hellwig Testimonials: Pat Gerber


We met up with Pat Gerber from Direct Off-Road at the Easter Jeep Safari where he walked us through his Hellwig equipped Jeep Wrangler JL. Pat loves the difference the Hellwig rear sway bar makes both on and off-road!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Yakima [] LockNLoad [] Product Tour


Build-out your vehicle to be a true adventure rig—whether to get to the local trailhead or miles from civilization.

Designed and thoroughly tested in the rugged Australian Outback, the LockNLoad™ roof rack platform is a blank slate, ready for you to customize to your needs. Integrated T-slots throughout allow quick and easy attachment of our new LockNLoad accessories. Horizontal slats are designed to attach bike, kayak, surf, ski mounts, or even one of our SkyRise™ rooftop tents.

The LockNLoad easily attaches to nearly any roof rack with LockNLoad Crossbar Clamps (sold separately) or directly to Yakima SkyLine™ and TimberLine™ towers with the LockNLoad SL Adapter (towers and adapter sold separately) to eliminate the need for crossbars on your vehicle. Available in 6 sizes, there’s a platform sized for your vehicle that’s Off-Road Rated and ready to explore.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Husky Liners X-act Contour Comparison Video


This Comparison video features two fictitious engineers named Patrick and Shannon who take the viewer through a series of four tests. The video focuses on four unique selling propositions of the Husky Liners X-act Contour Floor Liner; The premium look and feel of the product, the FormFit Edge™, the StayPut Cleats™, and Husky Liners’ Lifetime Guarantee.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

How Helper Springs Work


Helper Springs are designed to make hauling heavy lands safer by maintaining a level ride height. Towing and hauling heavy loads can cause the rear end of your truck to sag which leads to decreased control, increased wear and tear on rear end suspension and braking components, light steering response and difficulty braking.

Helper Springs are a cost effective solution that improves the look and safety of your truck but maintaining a level ride. Helper Springs are also typically easy to install, making them a great first upgrade for anyone who wants a little more control out of their ride.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Yakima [] DoubleHaul [] Product Tour


Like the perfect cast, the deluxe DoubleHaul™ rooftop fly rod carrier gets you to that special spot on the water at dawn or that early evening hatch.

You’re there and ready with the perfect set-up— up to 4 fully strung-up rods up to 10 ft. long. Rain or shine, your rods are securely locked and protected from the elements. The reel box is designed to protect and fit most reel sizes, with space to carry up to 2 spey rods.

To make things even easier, the DoubleHaul mounts to most roof racks with a simple, tool-free universal crossbar attachment. With modern styling and an optional half-length configuration, it’s a perfect fit on any size vehicle. Be ready to hit the water when the fish are biting.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Husky Liners “Mudder” - WeatherBeater™ Floor Liners


For all of life's messes you too can put Nature firmly in its place. The rugged and sporty WeatherBeater™ Floor Liners perfectly conform to the contours of your ride and offer un-beatable carpet protection for whatever nature hurls at you!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Hellwig Testimonials: Tom from Adventure Ready


Tom from Adventure Ready loves the added stability on his Ford F-350 from Hellwig sway bars and air springs.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Tuckunder Series: TKL Operating Instructions


Operating Instructions for the Tuckunder Series: TKL. Be sure to thoroughly read the corresponding Owner's Manual before operating any Tommy Gate hydraulic lift.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

How a Sway Bar Works


Ever wondered how a sway bar works? Sway bars, or more accurately anti-roll bars, are designed to resist a vehicle’s tendency to pitch from side to side during cornering, improving cornering ability and making for a more comfortable controlled ride.

Sway bars are among the most cost effective and dramatic improvements that you can make to your vehicle regardless of whether it’s a truck, muscle car, tow rig, or RV. Sway bars are also typically easy to install, making them a great first upgrade for anyone who wants a little more control out of their ride.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Tested for the Unexpected - B&W Trailer Hitches


At B&W, we go well beyond the recommended practice, because we want to put products out there that people can trust. Our hitches are engineered for the longest rides, the worst roads, and even the worst stops.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

X-ACT CONTOUR® FLOOR LINERS - Husky Liners®


SOFT AND STRONG, JUST LIKE YOU.

The Husky Liners® X-act Contour® perfectly matches the contours of your truck or SUV and brings together indestructible strength with a soft, comfortable cushion. Add to that a premium look and our exclusive features and you’ve got liner gold. Punch it, slap it, flick it, kick it. Can you feel it?

Monday, May 11, 2020

Car Care During Coronavirus | Consumer Reports


If the coronavirus pandemic has kept your car parked for longer than normal, these tips can help ensure that you have a smooth trip when you start driving again.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Top Ford Ranger Modifications


The latest project vehicle from Hellwig Products is the "Attainable Adventure" Ford Ranger, equipped with all the necessities to overland for up to two weeks.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

BOLT Jeep Spare Tire Lock


Lock up your Jeep Spare Tire with just one key, your ignition key! The BOLT Jeep Spare Tire Lock fits most OEM and aftermarket alloy wheels, replacing one of the stock lug nuts with the provided stud lug nut. Once installed, the BOLT Lock goes on to the pin, to keep your spare tire secure.

Other features:
-6 plate tumbler sidebar prevents picking and bumping
-Automotive grade stainless steel lock shutter keeps out weather and debris
-Rugged jacket protects your gear
-Stainless steel threaded lug nut pin for strength and durability
-Limited lifetime warranty

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Ask An Expert - Towing and Hauling Tips with Mark Hellwig


Hellwig Suspension Products CEO, Mark Hellwig has been in the load and sway control business his whole life. Over the years he has learned a few things about towing and hauling.

Mark shares a few tips and pieces of advice for proper and safe towing and hauling in the video below.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The WARN Truck and SUV Winch Lineup


Learn about the WARN truck and SUV winch lineup and find which model is right for your rig.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Tow & Stow for MultiPro Tailgates


Our new Tow & Stow hitch compatible with GM's MultiPro tailgate. Lock the hitch in your receiver, stow it, then use the inner gate feature of your MultiPro tailgate.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

BedRug Classic Bed Liner Installation - Slip and Skid Resistant Bed Protection for Your Truck


Learn how easy it is to install a BedRug Classic Bed liner in your truck!

This truck bed bed liner features:
• Rugged construction handles heavy cargo
• Anti-skid surface prevents cargo from sliding
• Knee friendly 3/4" cushioned floor
• Waterproof, chemical, & stain resistant
• Engineered for exterior use
• Easily cleaned with just water
• Made in the USA

Monday, April 20, 2020

Return to Modified Feature Now Available For Jeep® JK & JL, DT (Ram)


Flashpaq, Flashpaq for Jeep®, Flashcal for Jeep® and Flashcal for Truck •|||||||•

Save Modifications - This option will be present after changing user adjustable options in device (ie. tire size, etc.)

Return Modifications - This option will be present whenever the vehicle is stock and will write ‘Saved Modifications’ back to the vehicle.

Body Control Module (BCM)/ Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) Factory Reset - This option will allow the user to replace the original BCM configuration present prior to adding any mods (previously only available from dealer).

Included in this feature release are the following bug fixes that we have verified targeting customers in the field: • Fix for halo light upgrade
• Fix for low beam dropout after upgrading to LED headlight
• Fix for turn signal hyperflash after upgrading to LED turn signals

Friday, April 17, 2020

What to Know About Towing | Consumer Reports


There are so many vessels and vehicles to satisfy your inner adventurer. Consumer Reports’ expert explains what you need to know about getting these beauties from point A to point B.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Superchips 2019 Jeep JL Rubicon 2.0 Turbo Build Overview


At Superchips, we dedicate ourselves to providing industry-leading tuning and aftermarket solutions for the Jeep® market. To stay on that leading edge, we invest in our own fleet of vehicles to help develop and test all our products. Our 2019® Jeep JL Rubicon is outfitted with the 2.0L Turbo engine and has been R&D vehicle, but of course it can't be left stock! In this video, we talk about some of the partners on this build that have helped transform this Jeep into a trail-worthy crawler.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

BOLT Jeep Spare Tire Lock


Lock up your Jeep Spare Tire with just one key, your ignition key! The BOLT Jeep Spare Tire Lock fits most OEM and aftermarket alloy wheels, replacing one of the stock lug nuts with the provided stud lug nut. Once installed, the BOLT Lock goes on to the pin, to keep your spare tire secure.

Other features:
-6 plate tumbler sidebar prevents picking and bumping
-Automotive grade stainless steel lock shutter keeps out weather and debris
-Rugged jacket protects your gear
-Stainless steel threaded lug nut pin for strength and durability
-Limited lifetime warranty

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Highway Products - Truckslide™ XT1200


Never crawl in your truck bed again! Use 100% of your truck bed by sliding out the aluminum tray with one hand.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

How to Set Up Weight Distribution | BetterWeigh™ Mobile Towing Scale


This video describes how to use the Weight Distribution feature of the CURT BetterWeigh™ mobile towing scale. With this feature, you can easily set up your weight distribution hitch without the need for a measuring tape, pen and paper.

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 vehicle weight, GCW, payload, tongue weight and pin weight, as well as weight distribution setup and trailer brake gain.

To begin setting up your weight distribution hitch with the CURT BetterWeigh™, choose the weight range that best suits your vehicle-trailer setup. To set the range, tap the gear icon and select Weight Distribution. Then, select a weight range.

Next, select the Weight Distribution feature on the BetterWeigh™ app homescreen. Before pressing Ready, make sure your vehicle and trailer are aligned and ready to be coupled. Turn off the engine. Then, step back from the vehicle and tap Ready. BetterWeigh™ will take an initial reading of your vehicle’s pitch.

Once the vehicle pitch is analyzed, lower the trailer tongue until the coupler is resting on the ball. BetterWeigh™ will then display the trailer tongue weight. Tap Ready again to see the weight distribution relative scale. Weights will be shown across the front, rear and trailer axle. The goal is to redistribute the weight toward the front vehicle axle.

Next, attach the weight distribution spring bars to the trailer. Then, raise the trailer jack off the ground to see the initial weight distribution reading. Adjust the weight distribution hitch until the front end axle is in the green zone on the app.

Finish connecting your trailer, and you’re ready to tow!

BetterWeigh™ is compatible with Apple and Android phones. Download the BetterWeigh™ app from Google Play or the App Store.

Monday, March 30, 2020

BOLT Off Vehicle Coupler Lock


Get maximum protection for your unattended trailer with the BOLT Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock. The Coupler Lock opens with your vehicle ignition key. Simply insert your key, turn it once, and that’s it.

Other features:
-Hardened steel hardware for extra security
-Corrosion resistant
-Powder coated in red for visible theft deterrent
-Double ball bearing locking mechanism
-Plate tumbler sidebar to prevent picking and bumping
-Stainless steel lock shutter to keep out dirt and moisture
-Limited lifetime warranty

Friday, March 27, 2020

Yakima [] BackRoad [] Product Tour & Installation


Whether you’re going on a cross country family road trip or heading out for a bike-friendly weekend the BackRoad is your take-it-easy answer. With increased bike spacing, the BackRoad makes it easy to pack more bikes with a lot less hassle. Cradles and pads provide a snug and protected fit, while fully removable ZipStrips™ make loading a breeze. An SKS bike locking system is included to give you some peace of mind on your travels.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Curt BetterWeigh™ Mobile Towing Scale Smartphone Ready


This video is about the BetterWeigh™ mobile towing scale – a Bluetooth-enabled, smartphone-compatible device that plugs into any OBD-II port and weighs the vehicle, trailer, cargo, tongue weight, pin weight, weight distribution and trailer brake gain.

Equipped with TowSense™ technology, BetterWeigh™ provides real-time, live measurements to take the guesswork out of towing and hauling. With it, you can know exactly how much weight you’re towing, and whether it’s safe to tow with your vehicle.

It has virtually no installation requirements. BetterWeigh™ simply plugs into the OBD-II vehicle diagnostic port below the steering wheel, wirelessly links with your smartphone and comes with a free, downloadable app.

Unlike physical towing scales and tongue weight scales, BetterWeigh™ gives you a digital readout, sent right to your smartphone -- no more walking to the back of the vehicle to check the weight.

BetterWeigh™ also makes brake controller setup fast, easy and accurate by calculating the exact trailer brake gain needed for your particular load size.

The CURT BetterWeigh™ mobile towing scale is compatible with Apple iOS and Android OS. The downloadable app is intuitive, easy to use and completely free.

BetterWeigh™ Features & Benefits

  • Measures real-time vehicle-trailer weights for safer, easier towing and hauling
  • Bluetooth connection provides active readouts on the driver’s smartphone
  • No-install, plug-and-play setup into vehicle diagnostic port (OBD-II) below the dash
  • Weighs vehicle, trailer, cargo, tongue and pin weight and weight distribution
  • Provides easy brake controller setup by measuring exact trailer brake gain needed
  • Wireless, compact, portable design
  • Downloadable app available for Apple iOS and Android OS
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Saturday, March 21, 2020

BOLT Jeep Hood Lock


Lock your Jeep hood with just one key, your ignition key! Simply insert your ignition key, turn it once and the lock mechanically and permanently learns your key.

Other features:
-Fits 2007+ Jeep JK's and 2018+ Jeep JL's
-Rivets into existing holes and secures your under hood items form theft
-JL hood lock comes with replacement grille insert
-Plate tumbler sidebar to prevent picking and bumping
-Stainless steel lock shutter to keep out dirt and moisture
-Limited lifetime warranty

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

How to Set Trailer Brake Gain | BetterWeigh™ Mobile Towing Scale


This video describes how to use the Trailer Brake Gain feature of the CURT BetterWeigh™ mobile towing scale. With this feature, you can easily set up your brake controller without the need for traditional methods of taking multiple passes and guessing at the optimal gain setting.

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 vehicle weight, GCW, payload, tongue weight and pin weight, as well as weight distribution setup and trailer brake gain.

To begin setting up your trailer brake controller with the CURT BetterWeigh™, find a flat, open area to park your vehicle. Select the Trailer Brake Gain option from the home screen. Then, follow the screen prompts and enter your trailer weight and combined weight. Select your trailer type.

Next, calibrate your towing setup. Set the brake controller gain to 3. With the vehicle in gear and at a complete stop, fully activate the manual override on the brake controller. Then, accelerate in a straight line to 15 mph. When the progress bar fills up all the way, BetterWeigh™ will provide the optimal gain number. If wheel lockup occurs, tap the Lock-Up Occurred button and start again, adjusting the gain to the BetterWeigh™ recommendation.

If you increase the load on your trailer, enter the new trailer weight and BetterWeigh™ will automatically provide a new trailer gain number.

BetterWeigh™ is compatible with Apple and Android phones. Download the BetterWeigh™ app from Google Play or the App Store.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

First Impressions of Supertop Ultra by Bestop


Sean brought the new Supertop Ultra to Bantam Jeep Festival and the crowd loved it!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Air Lift Install: WirelessAir (2nd Generation)


Wondering how to install Air Lift's 2nd Generation WirelessAir on-board air compressor system? Then check out this video, as we install the kit in the Air Lift Workshop!

Monday, March 9, 2020

BOLT Coupler Pin Lock


If you drive a truck, haul gear or pull a trailer, then the BOLT Coupler Pin Lock is for you. The BOLTCoupler Pin Lock opens with your vehicle ignition key. Simply insert your key, turn it once and your key is memorized. Learn more about BOLT Locks at boltlock.com

Other features:
-Fits couplers from 1/2" to 3 3/8" and any size in between
-1/8" incremental adjustments allows for a snug fit
-Stainless Steel Pin
-Lock slides back and forth along pin for ease of use
-Weatherproof
-Plate tumbler sidebar to prevent picking and bumping
-Stainless steel lock shutter to keep out dirt and moisture
-Limited lifetime warranty

Friday, March 6, 2020

Curt Rambler™ Tow Bar Features & Benefits | 70001


Next destination: adventure! Check out the exciting features of the CURT Rambler™ steel tow bar #70001. This highly engineered tow bar is designed for ease-of-use, convenient portability and reliable flat towing of your vehicle.

The Rambler™ tow bar features non-binding latches that allow it to be easily disconnected without the arms locking up, even at different angles. This makes uncoupling your dinghy vehicle stress-free.

Rambler™ also has automatic, hands-free locks to ensure a secure connection. The arms have an extended length to increase the hookup radius, and they are equipped with active slide resistance. The arms won’t slide out uncontrolled, protecting your vehicle or RV from potential damage.

For stowing convenience and hassle-free integration with your motorhome, the Rambler™ features three unique stowing positions. The arms can be folded to the right, to the left or folded apart, allowing you to easily avoid a rear spare tire or other obstructions.

Rated for 7,500 pounds, the CURT Rambler™ tow bar offers safe, dependable dinghy towing with a variety of vehicles. Even with its exceptional rating and full-steel construction, the unit weighs less than 40 pounds, making it easy to handle, carry, install and transport.

Rambler™ features and benefits
- Non-binding latches for easy release on uneven ground
- Automatic, hands-free locking mechanism ensures you are ready to tow
- Extended arm length for extra hookup radius and clearance
- Weighs less than 40 pounds for easy handling and setup
- Rigorous physical testing for proven safety and performance
- Three stowing positions to avoid obstructions and maximize versatility
- Active slide resistance provides enhanced control when extending the arms
- Polymer isolator washers reduce friction for smooth, anti-rattle operation
- Fully sealed design and rubber sleeves protect against dirt and debris
- Premium textured black finish for lasting corrosion and wear resistance
- High-strength steel construction
- Rated for 7,500 lbs. gross towed vehicle weight
- Standard shank fits 2” x 2” trailer hitch receiver tubes
- Two hitch pin holes for adjustable length and added clearance as needed
- Includes tow bar, safety cables, hitch pin and clip
- Compatible with CURT or Blue Ox base plates (sold separately)

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

BOLT Receiver Lock


If you drive a truck, haul gear or pull a trailer, then the BOLT Receiver lock is for you. The BOLT receiver lock opens with your vehicle ignition key. Simply insert your key, turn it once and your key is memorized.

Other features:
-Fits class 3,4 & 5 hitches
-Stainless Steel pin for durability
-Auto return spring longs automatically when key is removed
-Weatherproof
-Stainless steel lock shutter keeps out dirt and moisture
-Limited lifetime warranty

Saturday, February 29, 2020

How to Weigh Your Vehicle & Trailer | BetterWeigh™ Mobile Towing Scale


This video covers how to use the Weigh feature of the CURT BetterWeigh™ mobile towing scale. With this feature, you can get a live readout of the weight of your vehicle, trailer and gross combined weight (GCW) 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 vehicle weight, GCW, payload, tongue weight and pin weight, as well as weight distribution setup and trailer brake gain.

To measure the vehicle’s weight with BetterWeigh™, start by choosing the weight range that best suits your vehicle-trailer setup. To set the range, tap the gear icon and select Weigh. Then, select a weight range.

Next, select the Weigh feature on the BetterWeigh™ app homescreen. Make sure your vehicle is on a level surface and that you have plenty of room to drive forward. Begin at a complete stop and accelerate forward to 15 miles per hour. It is important to drive in a straight line. BetterWeigh™ will calculate the vehicle’s weight. Also, every time you repeat this process, BetterWeigh™ will gather data to increase the accuracy of the reading.

To learn the weight of your trailer, follow the vehicle Weigh steps with the vehicle alone. Then, couple your trailer and repeat the process. Subtract the initial vehicle weight from the gross combined weight to get your trailer weight.

BetterWeigh™ is compatible with Apple and Android phones. Download the BetterWeigh™ app from Google Play or the App Store.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Hellwig Testimonials: Kristin Chacon


Kristin walks us through her 2016 Toyota Tacoma, aptly named the #MilkTeacoma and how the Hellwig sway bars improved stability and safety. Check out the build on Instagram @Milkteacoma

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Tongue Weight Scale | BetterWeigh™ Mobile Towing Scale


This video shows how to use the tongue weight scale feature on the CURT BetterWeigh™ mobile towing scale. With this feature, you can get an active readout of the tongue weight of your trailer right on your smartphone. This enables safer towing and easier setup.

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 GCW, cargo weight, tongue weight and pin weight, as well as weight distribution setup and trailer brake gain.

To measure tongue weight with BetterWeigh™, start by choosing the weight range that best suits your vehicle-trailer setup. To set the range, tap the gear icon and select Tongue Weight. Then, select a weight range.

Next, tap the Tongue Weight feature on the homescreen of the BetterWeigh™ app. Before pressing Ready, make sure your vehicle and trailer are aligned and ready to be coupled. Step back from the vehicle and tap Ready. BetterWeigh™ will take an initial reading of your vehicle’s pitch.

Once the vehicle pitch is analyzed, lower the trailer tongue until the coupler is resting on the ball. Then, load your trailer, and start getting active, real-time readouts of how your tongue weight changes as cargo is added. Remember, tongue weight should be between 10 and 15% of the gross trailer weight.

BetterWeigh™ is compatible with Apple and Android phones. Download the BetterWeigh™ app from Google Play or the App Store.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Using Mirrors While Towing


Standard size mirrors may not be enough to get the job done when towing.

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

Yakima [] ReelDeal [] Product Tour & Installation


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

Pin Weight Scale | BetterWeigh™ Mobile Towing Scale


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.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Choosing the Right Tow & Stow


How to measure to get the correct amount of adjustment we recommend from your Tow & Stow.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Curt Payload Calculator | BetterWeigh™ Mobile Towing Scale


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.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Superchips Introduces Pulsar for Jeep® JK Wranglers


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.

Features/Benefits:
• 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

Hellwig Testimonials: Daniel Walden


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

Poly Crossover Tool Box | Features & Benefits - Dee Zee


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

How to Measure Truck Bed for 5th Wheel & Gooseneck Clearance


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.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Equip Your Vehicle with a Performance Upgrade from Superchips


Superchips offers an extensive lineup of performance programmers, calibration tools for aftermarket tires and gears, cold-air intakes, throttle booster, LED lighting and more.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Introducing WirelessAir (2nd Generation) with EZ Mount


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

Yakima [] EyeBolts [] Product Tour


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.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

2019 SEMA New Products | ShockDrop™ Cushion Hitches


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.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Yakima [] Easy Rider Spare Tire [] Product Tour


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?

Monday, January 6, 2020

SecureLatch™ Lunette Rings Built in Trailer Security - Curt


CURT SecureLatch™ lunette rings feature a unique drop-in pin that provides enhanced trailer security. The integrated pin can accept a padlock to keep your trailer from being coupled when left unattended, and it easily turns 90 degrees to the side while towing.

SecureLatch™ pintle rings are available in two styles to fit any trailer setup: a flush-mount style and a channel style. Channel lunette rings are adjustable to perfectly level your trailer while towing.

Our lunette rings are available in a variety of sizes and weight capacities, including standard ring diameters of 2-1/2 inches and 3 inches. We also offer a maximum gross trailer weight capacity option of 60,000 pounds.

Each CURT SecureLatch™ lunette ring comes with a premium dark grey teridium powder coat finish for a professional look and long-lasting weather resistance.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Highway Products, Inc. Truckslides™ | Engineered to Make Your Workday Easier


Highway Products Truck Slides™ are specifically designed for rugged work conditions. Over-engineered and over-built, every Truck Slide™ is made from premium metal and components. The Fully Formed Aluminum Tray has no weak points to crack and can be left in the elements without concern for deterioration. 10 Gauge Galvanized Steel tracks with oversized 2” Sealed Chrome Steel Bearings provide a smooth and durable extension of the tray. The ¼” Hot-rolled solid steel pull handle actuates a rocker that disengages ¼” spring-loaded steel plungers from multiple locking points in the tracks.