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Draw-Tite Front Receiver for the 2014 Silverado and Sierra Trucks

New for the 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra truck is the Draw-Tite 65064 front mounted trailer hitch receiver.  Front mounted receivers offer a secure and useful attachment point for a spare tire, winch, bike rack and more. 

DrawTite Front Receiver

The receiver features solid All-Welded construction for maximum strength and safety. And the easy, bolt-on installation requires no drilling or welding.

The black powder coated finish is designed to withstand year of road abuse it is backed by a Nationwide Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Rated up to 9,000 pounds line pull capacity and 500 pounds of vertical load, it has a 2 inch square receiver tube opening.  

Front receivers are also a convenient way to park your trailer. No more blindly backing your trailer in, just attach it to the front received and drive it forward.

So if you are looking for an easy way to carry that spare tire or park your trailer, Draw-Tite has your answer.  Call one of our towing experts at 1-800-358-4751 or order online at

Draw-Tite’s New Class III/IV Trailer Hitch for the Ford Escape

Do you have a 2013-2014 Ford Escape and have been looking for a trailer hitch to fit your SUV?  Draw-Tite has your answer.  The new Draw-Tite Max-Frame 75782 trailer hitch is a class III/IV receiver custom built for the 2013-2014 Ford Escape.  

DrawTite Hitch

The Max-Frame receiver features solid All-Welded construction for maximum strength and safety and a black powder coat finish for years of durability.  Rated up to 3,500 pounds it has a 2 inch square receiver tube opening.

Designed to withstand year of road abuse it is backed by a Nationwide Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Look to Draw-Tite and for all your towing needs.  Order online or call 1-800-358-4751.


SumoSprings Helper Springs for Colorado and Canyon Trucks

SumoSprings, the world’s first and only airless airbag suspension system for trucks and vans are now available for the rear of the 2004-2012 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks. Manufactured from proprietary closed microcellular urethane, SumoSprings SSR-209 helper springs are designed to enhance the vehicle load carrying ability to stabilize sway and improve overall driver control and comfort. These jounce style SumoSprings attach to one end of the vehicle frame and replace the smaller factory bump stop.

SumoSprings are 100% maintenance free and are a true “fit-it-and-forget-it” product. They are able to compress up to 80% of their original height with full memory rebound and will never leak and cause a loss of performance. 


SumoSpring Benefits

  • Minimal expansion under loading, will work in confined spaces
  • Excellent abrasion resistance, highly resilient to oils, salts and UV rays
  • No possibility of a system failure due to leaking air - there are NO air lines or compressors
  • Closed cell foam won’t rupture and can be punctured without loss of performance
  • Indifferent to weather extremes, SumoSprings can handle temperatures ranging from - 40 degrees to + 200 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Zero maintenance required ever, fit it and forget it
  • SumoSprings kits have all been designed to be "no-drill" installation
  • All kits ship fully assembled in the box to facilitate a quick, easy, bolt-on installation

Manufactured in the USA, SumoSprings by SuperSpringswill provide years of trouble fee service for your Colorado or Canyon.   Order them online at or call 1-800-358-4751 today.


Tekonsha's New P3 Brake Controller for the Sierra and Silverado Truck

The Tekonsha 90195 P3 Proportional Brake Controller is the industry's most advanced electric trailer brake control.  A true proportional braking system that is ideal for use with recreational vehicles, utility, equestrian trailers and more. 

Tekonsha P3 Brake Controler

Proportional brake controllers use a motion-sensing device to detect how fast the tow vehicle is stopping. The moment the driver applies the brakes, the brake controller applies the same amount of braking power to the trailer's brakes.  This allows the trailer to stop at exactly the same time as the truck does no matter how much brake pressure is applied.  Proportional brake controllers offer smoother braking and reduces the amount of wear on the vehicle's braking system.

The Tekonsha 90195 proportional brake control features an easy to see LCD display with multiple color and contrast options and 5 storable setting options for pulling different trailers or operator preference.  The unit allows the user to switch between Electric and Hydraulic brakes and is designed for use with 1-4 axle trailers.

Tekonsha P3 Brake Controler

  • Compact, dash-hugging design
  • Unique, easy-to-use, clip-mounting systems
  • Quick disconnect for easy storage, includes a convenient storage pouch
  • Easy access, "Up-Front' controls
  • The original "Boost" feature allows for different levels of customized braking
  • User can customize to choose English, French or Spanish display
  • Highly advanced, easy-to-understand, roadside diagnostics
  • Limited lifetime warranty

 The Tekonsha P3 proportional brake controller is the new standard for electric trailer brake controls. Upgrade your trailer braking system today and enjoy a safer towing experience. Michigan Truck Spring is an authorized Tekonsha brake controller distributor, contact them at 1-800-358-4751 or online at

Viair 77P Portable Air Compressor, Perfect Companion for Car, Boat or RV

Viair 77P
Need an air compressor that is small and easy to ues? Viair’s new portable air compressor 77P is the perfect choice for your car, boat or RV.  Its small size makes it easy to store just about anywhere and plugs into your cigarette lighter power port for easy operation.  Weighting only 5 pounds, it is capable of inflating up to 225/65/R18 tires.

Viair 77P
It’s built in LED work light and illuminated 80 PSI pressure display makes it easy to work at night and includes a deluxe carry bag with bright orange lining for enhanced visibility. 

 The Kit includes:

  • 10 Foot Power Cord
  • 3 Foot Air Hose
  • Solid Brass Twist-on Tire Chuck
  • Inflation Tips Kit

Available now at online or by calling 1-800-358-4751.

Bulldog BX1, A New Generation in Gooseneck Couplers

Bulldog BX1

The Bulldog BX1 gooseneck coupler is the result of generations of design expertise and field experience.   The new ball pocket design provides contact on both sides of the ball for substantially improved pull out strength and features the only sliding-plate design that transfers part of the load to the top locking plate rather than only the bottom locking plate.

Traditional locking plate styles only contact the ball on one side, where the new BX1 coupler contacts the ball on 2 sides.

Bulldog BX1 

The Bulldog BX1 bottom locking plate is 50% larger than other competitors, letting you miss by more than an inch while still allowing the ball to guide into the socket easily.  The contour-formed edge on bottom locking plate fits the ball better and reduces jarring and the ever- increasing cam tightening locking mechanism provides a continuous tight ball fit. 

Bulldog BX1

The new Bulldog BX1 locking handle design operates easily with one hand making hooking up and disconnecting quick and easy.

The Bulldog BX1 coupler also features a theft resistant design which allows pad locking the coupler to the ball (lock not included).

If you’re looking for a gooseneck coupler that delivers unmatched strength through its heavy-duty construction, easy vertical height adjustment  and flexible mounting options with the Next Generation locking plate coupler locking mechanism, the Bulldog BX1 is your choice.   Backed by a 5 year limited warranty, the Bulldog BX1 will give you years of trouble free service. 

You can order Bulldog BX1 couplers by calling 1-800-358-4751 or online at

New Draw-Tite Front Mount Receiver for the RAM Pickup

Draw Tite’s new front mount receiver is designed for the 2010 – 2013 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup.  The new hitch is rated up to 9,000 pounds line pull and 500 pounds tongue weight.  

DrawTite Hitch

Custom built according to manufacturer and model year, the receiver offers a neat appearance and all frame attachments.

The 2 inch square receiver tube opening offers a secure and useful attachment point for spare tire mounts, bike racks, and other items. It features an E-Coat base with black powder coat finish and solid all-welded construction for maximum strength and safety.

Backed by a nationwide limited lifetime warranty, the Draw Tite 65063 front receiver is built to give your Ram pickup years of service.   Order Draw-Tite front receivers at or call 1-800-358-4751.

Raybestos – The professional’s choice for Brake Products

Whether you’re a “do-it-yourself-er” or professional mechanic, quality brake products are something everyone wants for their vehicle.  Raybestos offers a complete line of brake products from rotors, calipers, brake shoes, brake pads, drums, hub assemblies, wheel cylinders and mounting hardware.  No matter what you drive, Raybestos has what you need.

The Raybestos brand is a name firmly rooted in a proud tradition of innovative product design and manufacturing excellence.  The premier brand of replacement products since 1902, the Raybestos brand name has changed the way people think about brake products and brake performance with continual innovations and dedication to quality. 

Raybestos Brake Pads

For more than 100 years, Raybestos brand products have been setting the benchmark for premium quality brake parts.  From a crucial role in World War I and II, providing brake lining material by the mile for tanks and trucks and later heavy bombers to auto racing, a relationship which continues today, Raybestos is committed to safety, innovation, and quality. 

The Raybestos brand name is highly regarded for its record as the industry leader for its high quality complete line of brake products.  Look to Raybestos and for all your brake system needs. Call 1-800-358-4751 for Raybestos brake parts.


Mile Marker’s New ES Waterproof Winches Take on All Elements

Like any tool, a winch spends most of its lifetime sitting on a vehicle unused. As it is exposed to the elements, dormant parts can pit, rust, and corrode, leading to component failure. Mile Marker’s all new Project ES (Element Sealed) winches feature best in class line speeds, corrosion proof  construction, submersible solenoids with marine-grade connections and have 19 watertight seals to conquer every element imaginable.

MileMarker Winch

Other winches claim “waterproof” or “sealed,” but Mile Marker’s Project ES winches were
independently lab certified to the IP68 standard to be impermeable to liquid and dust.

Mile Marker has a full line of the Project ES Winches ranging from 2500 pounds to 15,000 pounds
available for your Truck, SUV, ATV or UTV.      

MileMarker Winch    

  •  Multi-Mount Submersible Solenoid can be mounted over the motor or over the tie-bars, no added hardware or extra cables needed.
  • Fully Sealed
  • Marine Grade Remote Control Connectors for watertight remote control plugs
  • Corrosion proof construction, no chrome or plated parts
  • Dacromet® Roller Fairlead features world class anti-corrosion metal coating
  • Clockable Gear Side, rotate clutch side of winch in 30 degree increments to accommodate any mount or bumper.
  • Stainless Steel Hardware

If you want a truly waterproof, mud-proof and snow-proof winch, look to Mile Marker ES brand winches for your vehicle.  Available at or call 1-800-358-4751 for more information.

Viair Portable Air Compressor 87P

Viair portable air compressors make sure you never get caught without air. A portable air compressor may sit in your trunk or the back of your truck most of the time and not be the coolest car or truck accessory to have, until you need air of course. Ever have low tire pressure and air is nowhere to be found? With the Viair 87P you will always have air when you need it.

Viair 87P

The Viair 87p connects directly to your car or trucks battery and can inflate up to 31 inch tires. The portable air compressor kits includes a 120 PSI air pressure gauge, a solid brass twist on tire chuck, inflation tips and a built in LED work light with a power indicator. The power code is 10 ft. long and the air hose is 3 ft. long, so you won’t have any problems getting the air to your tires.

The Viair 87P in not only good for emergencies, but did you know you can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.3 percent for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires. With the Viair 87P portable air compressor you can easily maintain properly inflated tires which will save money, be safer and ensure your tires last longer. The proper tire pressure for your car or truck is usually found on a sticker in the driver's side door jamb or the glove box and in your owner's manual. Do not use the maximum pressure printed on the tire's sidewall.

You can order the Viair 87P Portable air compressor online at or call 1-800-358-4751.