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.