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May 2014

  1. Read This Important Safety Tip Before Towing With Your Motorhome!

    If you’ve never heard the phrase “Buttwelding” odds are you shouldn’t tow with your motorhome.  A whopping 75% of Americans are unaware that due to the construction of their motorhome’s chassis, they are overloading their trailer hitch and coach when hauling a load.  Here’s why: Nearly every motorhome manufacturer builds their coaches on a standard truck chassis.  They extend the...
  2. 2010+ Subaru Outback EcoHitch

    (Photo: CC David Villarreal Fernandez)The world’s first sport/utility wagon has come a long way since it was endorsed by Crocodile Dundee in 1994.  Today the Subaru Outback is a fixture of the Subie family for the same rugged capability, reliability, and safety that makes a Subaru a Subaru.  Torklift Central makes a hidden EcoHitch for the 2010+ Outback for people...
  3. Outfitting your campsite (and truck) for bear country

    (Photo: CC flowcomm)Torklift Central can outfit your travel rig with all the 4x4 & Truck Accessories you need to setup camp just about anywhere.  Once you’ve arrived at that perfect remote getaway with your friends, family, and supplies in tow, don’t forget that Washington State is home to a variety of hungry carnivores.  Namely, grizzly and black bears will follow...
  4. Torklift Central Custom Trucks

    At Torklift Central our Expert Technicians don’t just build custom trucks for our customers; they wrench on their own 4x4’s and like to get them dirty on the weekends whenever they can.  When you come to our shop for custom truck work you can rest assured the job will be done by a team that will bring the same creativity...
  5. Soccer Mom’s Unite! EcoHitch for 2011+ Toyota Sienna & Honda Odyssey

    Minivans carry and protect your most important possession – your family.  To ensure the rest of your stuff doesn’t have to be left at home when the family hauler is packed to the gills, Torklift Central is happy to announce two new EcoHitches, specially engineered for the 2011+ Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey. Stop worrying about how you’ll manage to fit...
  6. The Celebrity of Airstream

    Whenever an Airstream trailer graces our shop at Torklift Central for any type of trailer service or trailer repair, it feels like a rolling piece of Americana is in our midst.  Originally conceived as a tent on a Ford Model T chassis in the 1920’s, Airstream founder Wally Byam’s dream to build a travel trailer that would move like a stream of air would soon gain popularity beyond his wildest expectations. Byam’s rolling legacy is owed in large part to an impressive range of celebrity Airstream owners over the last 83 years.  From U.S. presidents to movie stars and musicians, it’s no wonder Airstream is still being used to explore the open road today. Just take a look. Continue reading →
  7. Hidden Trailer Hitch for the 2015 Subaru WRX

    Torklift Central manufactures a wide-array of EcoHitches for Subaru.  But of all the hidden Subie trailer hitches we offer for Legacy, Impreza, Outback, Forester and XV Crosstrek, we’ve never seen a bigger buzz around a potential Subaru EcoHitch than for the 2015 WRX.  We’re happy to announce today the wait will soon be over. We’ve begun development of a completely...
  8. How to set up your campsite the right way

    Setting up a campsite isn’t hard to do right, but it is easy to do wrong.  The smallest details can make the difference between enjoying the great outdoors without a care in the world and scrambling for a non-existent flashlight while a gang of raccoons ransacks your unsecured garbage.  This article from Fuse Joplin, Tips On Preparing And Setting Up...
  9. Making the Chevy Camaro Eco-Friendly

    It’s not General Motors’ personnel that will be working to transform the Chevrolet Camaro into an Eco-Vehicle over the next four years, but college students.  As part of the U.S. Energy Department’s EcoCAR 3 Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, GM will give a Camaro to sixteen North American universities.  From 2014-2018 students will be challenged to convert the iconic performance nameplate...

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