Reflection 27RL

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by Chris Hemer
November 26, 2014

    Grand Design’s smallest fifth-wheel delivers big features and value   In life, we’re constantly reminded that we can’t have everything. And yet, we always seem to be on a quest to find the best of all worlds. Delicious and nonfat. Luxurious and inexpensive. Powerful and fuel-efficient.... Read more »

Tales From the Heartland

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by Chris Hemer
October 29, 2014

  Living large in the Big Country 3150RL Smaller fifth-wheels have become big business. At a time when fuel prices can escalate 50 cents or more at the drop of a hat, consumers are understandably concerned about hauling a 40-plus-footer. Then there’s the issue of hauling around a trailer this... Read more »

No Maps Needed

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October 29, 2014

Redesigned inside and out, the new Rand McNally RVND 7730 LM RV GPS device provides fresh hardware, a faster processor and two new graphical user interface options with improved map appearance. With robust navigation and new features such as Toll Cost estimates and Advanced Lane Guidance, the RVND ... Read more »

A Faster Screwdriver

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October 29, 2014

RVs are made up of a lot of screws. Now it’s easier to tighten or remove them with the new 4V Max lithium rechargeable pivot screwdriver by Black & Decker. An included micro USB wall charger supplies the screwdriver with a 400-milliamp charge rate, and the tool’s handle rotates 90 degrees to... Read more »

Brute Strength

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by Kevin Livingston
October 27, 2014

  Husky’s electric A-frame jack with remote control makes easy work out of hitching and leveling a travel trailer   Anyone who tows a trailer knows that setup, breakdown and leveling are not always fun for those who have to crank a manual A-frame jack. A staple of conventional trailers,... Read more »

Future Ford: 2015 F-150 Pickups Revealed

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by Ken Freund
October 10, 2014

  The 2015 Ford F-150 is winning early praise as it sets the standard for the future, thanks to the vehicle’s impressive combination of power, capability and efficiency. The all-new F-150 can tow up to 12,200 pounds and haul 3,300 pounds. The all-new F-150 can tow up to 1,100 more pounds, haul... Read more »

Power to the Pickups

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by Ken Freund
October 10, 2014

  2015 Ram Heavy Duty Pickup Trucks boast more power, higher tow ratings, smoother suspension. Ram trucks division of Chrysler has focused on ratings more than new styling for 2015. The Ram 3500 heavy duty pickup trucks have received power upgrades and boast the highest tow ratings in their class.... Read more »

All Who Wander Are Not Lost

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by Kristopher Bunker
September 29, 2014

  Stay on track with one of these RV- friendly GPS units as your copilot   We all know the old adage “Getting there is half the fun.” That may in fact be the case, but it’s never any fun getting lost. Tempers flare, blood pressures rise, and the good times cease to roll when you’re... Read more »

Northwood Bound

The Fox Mountain 325RKS is a good-looking midsize trailer that lives larger than its dimensions. This test unit wasn’t equipped with any options, but we would recommend offering slideout toppers, especially for those who plan to camp under trees.

by Chris Hemer
September 29, 2014

  If you enjoy cooking and entertaining, head toward Fox Mountain   Those of us who consider cooking and entertaining an important part of the RV lifestyle can become frustrated by the kitchen offerings in many fifth-wheels. Entry-level models often don’t have the equipment or counter space... Read more »

Big Wig

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September 26, 2014

    Hauling a big fifth-wheel or truck camper? Hellwig Products’ Big Wig rear air suspension for the 2014 Ram 2500 truck with rear coil springs provides 5,600 pounds of level load capability, according to the company. The “largest in class” air bags support the same weight as most other... Read more »

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