Mickey shares his Truck EDC setup. Includes a medical kit from D-Dey Response Group, security best, battery jumper, proper vehicle jack, outdoor boots, snacks and much more... F150 Truck Cover by Diamondback.
Monday, November 30, 2020
Saturday, November 28, 2020
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.
Posted by Vaca Valley Truck & SUV at 3:42 AM
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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, November 22, 2020
Many Ford F-150 owners get some rest in our trucks, so our team created seats that recline completely flat while helping provide lower back and shoulder support.* *Not to be used while driving.
Posted by Vaca Valley Truck & SUV at 3:08 AM
Thursday, November 19, 2020
We recently purchased a 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid for our test program, and our experts discuss how it compares to the regular Sonata, as well as competitors like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord hybrids. Ford has announced an EV F-150 pickup, and we talk about whether truck buyers are ready to embrace electric trucks like the Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck, and if they can meet towing needs. Volkswagen and Electrify America announced an agreement providing unlimited charging for owners of the all-new 2021 ID.4 electric SUV. We touch on a new line of electric vehicles from Hyundai called i-oniq: the i-oniq 5 crossover, i-oniq 6 sedan, and the i-oniq 7 SUV. We also answer questions about prepping a Miata (or any car) for track days, and why it might be difficult to pre-order a new Kia K5 GT to your exact specifications.
Posted by Vaca Valley Truck & SUV at 4:00 AM
Sunday, November 15, 2020
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Friday, November 6, 2020
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. To learn more about the CURT Rambler™ tow bar, please visit www.curtmfg.com/towbars 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)
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
The LongArm truck bed extender easily extends the length of any truck bed up to 4 feet. Light and strong, the aluminum hitch mounted rack is the ideal solution for hauling fishing kayaks, boards, lumber, ladders and more.Adjustable to three distinct load-carrying positions and rated to carry up to 300 pounds in lower positions, the LongArm takes your truck bed to the next level.
Learn more at: https://yakima.com/products/longarm
Sunday, November 1, 2020
We're in pursuit. With rods in hands, we set out to discover what lies around the bend and what lurks below. It's a quest for solitude, escape, and quality time closest to us. We watch and we wait. And with bent rods and smiling faces, we fight with every crank. With every run, our hearts beat with excitement. Whether for the first time or the thousandth, we remember why we started and why we'll continue. Wherever the road leads, and the rivers run, we will follow. Searching for what dwells below...We tip our rods to the journey.