Transwest Truck Trailer RV in Colorado
one word . . . impressive
you follow my articles, you know how big a fan of new technology I am.
At the new Transwest Truck Trailer RV, facility north of Denver on I-25,
is an awesome machine called a Road Simulator. Looks kind of like a
dyno, but uses it's rollers to test brakes. They can test trucks, RV's
It's certified for DOT
Transwest uses it to test all their new horse trailers so they are ready
for THE road. It would surprise you how it can find just a torn axle
seal leaking on the brakes. With the kind of traffic we pull trailers
in, testing brakes becomes routine.
Another feature of the
Road Simulator, load cells, it can weigh each axle.
A worn suspension could be causing your rig to wonder all over the road
or just be unsafe. The Road Simulator can find these problems too. With
shaker plates that move the wheels in all directions, it can find
problems like bad king pins, tire rods, drag links, loose bearings etc.
and find wear in the suspension. Much faster than a mechanic jacking up
a truck and trying to track down problems by the process of elimination.
I didn't even know such technology existed. Leave it to Transwest Truck
Trailer RV to fully equip their state of the art 20 bay service center
with the latest and greatest.
It's fun just watching the
mechanics jack up trucks and trailers and wiggle the tires in
all directions. Then you know which spring pins are worn, which
ball joints are loose, which brake is working less than the
was a big move up the road to the new well equipped state of the
art 20 bay shop on 15 acres, where Transwest Truck Trailer RV
can fix anything on RV's, trucks and trailers with the latest
technology, including wheel alignment machines.
They can even align the new RV coaches with independent front
suspension. The all asphalt lot is nice too, no mud, dust or
gravel, so I can run in and out of all the LQ's without leaving
tracks. Only trailer dealer I can think of in Colorado with a
totally paved lot.
Nice facility to
tour premium aluminum horse trailers with Living Quarters.
Living Quarters are a growing option. Similar to RV's, these
comfortable trailers make it easier to turn horse events into a
family vacation. I plan on using one to tour some RV parks next
summer, with and without horses. Just because there are horse
stalls in the rear doesn't mean you can't put the golf cart,
ATV, motorcycle and mother-in-law back there. Why not, Toy
Haulers are popular RV trailers that does all that but can't
room inside the new showroom for trailers. That will be
nice this winter. Blue stained (beetle kill) knotty pine
stalls separate offices, with a view of the mountains
that just makes you smile. Nice having room for the
sales staff. In the showroom is a display of the options
on the Outlaw conversions, (right). Pick out your wood,
lights, handles etc.
Kim at the
welcome desk, she keeps track of Andrew.
the financing done and sells a few trucks.
you pick out trailers as does Michelle, I'll get her
picture next time.
manager Andrew Lyons built this trailer wiring tester (left),
that will tell you what does and doesn't work on your wiring
just by plugging it in. Transwest installed my new Power Vision
mirrors that I'm reviewing along with the Odyssey trailer brake
controller for my project truck. As the "trailer guru" Andrew
Lyons repairs some of the trucks I review before I hook up to a
trailer. He's had to rewire new truck factory trailer harnesses
for me (right). They sell power modules, chips, exhaust and air
intakes. And a product dear to my heart when towing in the
Rockies, exhaust brakes. As the sign says in the picture in the
far right, we have some steep grades in Colorado. Exhaust brakes
will bring you down those passes with very little brake pedal.
has super jacks that can jack up a rig anywhere, RV or truck. I
saw a set in action at SEMA this year. They had a tractor
trailer rig off the ground high enough to walk under. All that
from a generator too.
Transwest is the #1
Hart Horse Trailer Dealer in the world and largest premium horse
trailer sales and service in Colorado. Great inventory of Hart,
Logan and Cimarron, with loads of Living Quarters. The horse I
used below with a Hart Thoroughbred, came from Animal Angels
Horse Rescue in Colorado.
And now Cimarron's
is trailer towing headquarters with New Freightliners, Western Star and
Sterling. Along with one of the best selections in used trucks built for
safely towing large trailers. It's not easy finding the trucks that are
equipped just for trailers. Trailers are growing, so should your truck.
Big difference in the size of brakes, axles, springs, frames and weight.
Factory authorized service and warranty center for Freightliner.
Certified for CAT, Allison, Detroit, Mercedes, Cummins, Sparton and
the trailer options you could think of. Air ride axles, disc brakes,
WERM flooring, in-motion satellite TV, electric over hydraulic trailer
brakes etc. Andrew Lyons is always looking for new ideas to make horse
trailers better. And he helps me test the trailer products I find.
tie downs for straightening axles (left). I told Andrew not to
plant the rocks too deep or they wouldn't grow (right). He
thought I was spreading too much fertilizer. Super table jack,
(far left) Transwest Truck Trailer RV service department has the
equipment to get you back on the road fast.
Sales 8-7 M-F 9-6 Sat, Service & Parts 7-6 M-S. 20 miles North of
Denver. Two miles North of Highway 52 & I-25 Interchange on the East
Frontage Rd. Exit 235 or 240 ph. 303-684-3400
local or 800-909-7071
Come by and see the great
view of the Rocky Mountains.