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  1. Outfit your travel rig with Torklift Central at the Puyallup RV Show

    Torklift Central attends the Puyallup RV Show each year to meet in person with folks getting ready for their next big trip.  Our mission is to keep you safe and comfortable behind the wheel when you go RV’ing or do any sort of hauling. Check out details of our free seminars we are conducting at the show below.  The Puyallup...
  2. The clear choice for a Honda Crosstour trailer hitch

    Honda Crosstour EcoHitch from Torklift Central Honda is widely respected as one of the best all-around vehicle manufacturers in the world. When you buy a Honda you expect the very best quality, reliability and safety.EcoHitch is engineered to the same high standards and is world-renowned as the premier hidden trailer hitch for a long list of vehicles that grows every...
  3. How to load a trailer without exceeding trailer tongue weight

    Proper trailer tongue weight can be deceptive One of the most common mistakes people make when towing is neglecting to measure their trailer tongue weight.  Not every tow rig setup shows obvious signs of improper trailer tongue weight.  Even if the connection point between your trailer and tow vehicle is level it does not indicate that you have a safe...
  4. 3 essential products you need to haul a truck camper

    Truck camper products and accessories are the cornerstone of what we doJust about every truck camper setup revolves around three basic components that are necessary for safe hauling.  No matter what the year, make and model of your truck camper and truck combination, you need to secure the camper to your truck and make sure your truck’s suspension stays level. ...
  5. The only truck camper tie downs and turnbuckles you need

    Torklift Talon Tie Down and FastGun turnbuckleThere are plenty of options to consider when deciding how to secure your truck camper to your truck.  It’s important to keep in mind there are fundamental differences in how both truck camper turnbuckles and truck camper tie downs are engineered.  Understanding these differences and choosing a truck camper tie down system manufactured for...
  6. 2010-2015 Honda Crosstour EcoHitch now available!

    Honda Crosstour EcoHitchThe Honda Crosstour takes everything that’s impressive about the Honda Accord and wraps it in a crossover package that is ready for you to Get Out And Go.  With spacious seating, carlike driving dynamics and available all-wheel drive, the Crosstour does a little bit of everything very well.  If there’s one area the Crosstour could use a little...
  7. The Top 4 reasons you need a Subaru BRZ trailer hitch

    Subaru BRZ without EcoHitch... A Subaru BRZ trailer hitch makes your Subie sportier than ever The Subaru BRZ is a testament to an “everything you need, nothing you don’t” sports car.  With the release of EcoHitch for the vehicle, Torklift Central makes the case that you do in fact need a Subaru BRZ trailer hitch. If that sounds crazy hear...
  8. Pressing questions for Honda CRV owners

    What can Honda CRV tow and haul?  Well… Life is full of questions, the most important of which tend to revolve around what’s best for you and your family.  Few vehicles define the family crossover genre as well as the Honda CRV.  With the cargo space of a small SUV and the driving characteristics of a full-size car, the CRV...
  9. Three Mazda 6 EcoHitch terms you need to know

    Our Mazda 6 trailer hitch in action EcoHitch for 2014-2015 Mazda 6 is designed to live up to Torklift Central’s standards of what a hidden trailer hitch should be.  As a licensed trailer hitch manufacturer with engineers on staff and a full service hitch and tow facility since 1976, many of the terms in our trailer hitch vocabulary might not...
  10. This is why you need to check your trailer brakes

    Trailer brake repair can be a matter of life and death Trailer brake repair and trailer brake troubleshooting are a lifesaver. Without properly functioning trailer brakes the odds of being involved in a rear-end collision skyrocket, can end up jackknifing and potential rollover. Schedule a trailer brake repair or trailer brake service at Torklift Central today.   Here is a white-knuckle video with a fully loaded 40-ton Volvo tractor-trailer that shows how effective a trailer brake system is at safely halting a significant load. Trailer brake inspection can be a matter of life and death  Unfortunately for the average person hauling a trailer equipped with trailer brakes, their rig is most likely not equipped with a Collision Warning and Emergency Brake system as this highly-advanced Volvo truck is.  The responsibility is yours to ensure you give yourself adequate stopping distance to avoid an accident in an emergency braking situation.  A trailer brake inspection is vitally important to ensure your trailer brakes are able to do their job.  Whether you have hydraulic trailer brakes or electric trailer brakes there are several easy ways to conduct your own trailer brake troubleshooting.  How to identify necessary trailer brake repairs: Continue reading →