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  1. How to make 5th wheel camping pet friendly!

    How to make 5th wheel camping pet friendly!
    While traveling with your four-legged companion is rewarding and a lot of fun, it can sometimes be challenging – especially when it’s time to leave or enter the trailer. Trying to coax them onto the stairs can be tiresome and carrying a 100 pound dog down the stairs definitely won’t happen, so what do you do? Instead of having to...
  2. How to Tow Behind a Motorhome

    How to Tow Behind a Motorhome
      No, this truck isn’t tailgating the motorhome… the motorhome is towing the truck! While most people think that when it comes to dinghy towing you can only tow small cars, that’s a common misconception. Yes, people tend to prefer smaller or electric cars as their errand cars so they don’t have to take their motorhome, but if you want...
  3. The 2017 Honda HR-V EcoHitch is here. Bikers and adventure seekers rejoice!

    The 2017 Honda HR-V EcoHitch is here. Bikers and adventure seekers rejoice!
    The 2" receiver installed on a 2017 HR-V! The 2017 Honda HR-V is incredibly sport and has head turning appeal. You need a hidden trailer hitch that will be able to keep up with your highly engineered Honda. With a refined look and more possibilities than ever, the 2017 HR-V is ready to Get Out and Go and help make...
  4. Bring a motorcycle on your next motorhome adventure!

    Bring a motorcycle on your next motorhome adventure!
    One of the best ways to travel across the country is in a motorhome. You get the convenience of a home with nice interior, a bathroom and the ability to stop and stay wherever you want. The only downside is that, if you want to leave the campground, you have to drive the motorhome everywhere, right? Wrong!   With the...
  5. Don’t suffer with terrible truck camper steps any longer!

    Don’t suffer with terrible truck camper steps any longer!
    Don't deal with step stools any longer! In previous articles, we’ve gone over how important it is to choose the right tie downs and turnbuckles for your truck camper in order to have an enjoyable experience. But, did you know that there’s something else that can also affect your camping trip especially when it comes to the entire trip...
  6. The 2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback EcoHitch is here. You can now celebrate!

    The 2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback EcoHitch is here. You can now celebrate!
    The 2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback is designed to turn heads and engineered to change minds. You need a hidden trailer hitch that will be able to keep up with your better than ever Mazda. With every detail labored over, the 2017 Mazda 3 is ready to Get Out and Go places others are not able to. Use the EcoHitch to bring...
  7. Custom hitches are our bread and butter!

    Custom hitches are our bread and butter!
    Established in 1976 by Jon Kay, Torklift Central has always been a hitch shop. Starting with one bay and one welder, we take pride in the fact that we are known as “the hitch people.” Not only do we make our own line of hitches (the EcoHitch), but we specialize in making custom fabricated hitches at our shop. Recently, we...
  8. The 2017 Subaru Legacy EcoHitch is here. Look no further for your next hitch!

    The 2017 Subaru Legacy EcoHitch is here. Look no further for your next hitch!
    Best part about the EcoHitch? Only the receiver is visible once it installed! The 2017 Subaru Legacy is one of the most advanced and capable sedans available. You need a hidden hitch that will be able to keep up with your highly engineered Subaru. With improved fuel economy, updated styling and Subaru’s legendary all-wheel drive, the 2017 Legacy is...
  9. Do I need a transmission cooler when I tow?

    Do I need a transmission cooler when I tow?
    Installing the transmission cooler The short answer is most likely yes. Overheating creates the majority of problems when it comes to a vehicle’s transmission. What factors contribute to an overheating transmission? It includes but is not limited to: lots of heavy towing, stop and go traffic, hot climates and a vehicle’s type/size are just a few. The radiator helps the transmission but it...
  10. What is the best fifth wheel hitch?

    What is the best fifth wheel hitch?
    This 5th wheel hitch looks great even in the rain! Whether you are a newbie and wanting to get into the 5th wheel lifestyle or are a seasoned towing veteran – it’s always good to go back to the basics! As you may or may not know, fifth wheel trailers can get up to 45-feet long and can weigh...