Performance Improvers

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by Bob Carpenter
September 2, 2014

  An aftermarket intake, exhaust or tuner adds horsepower and torque to most diesel and gas engines   Performance equipment isn’t just for hot rods anymore. Adding aftermarket performance parts to a tow rig might be just the thing you need to get over that hill at a comfortable 55 mph,... Read more »

A Perfect Pair

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article and photos by Chris Hemer
August 25, 2014

  The new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and Lance 1995 travel trailer are a match made in RVing heaven   As we drive through the scenic Owens Valley along California’s Highway 395, the word that keeps coming to mind is “effortless.” The trailer feels planted and stable, and the tow vehicle purrs... Read more »

Calming Fido

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July 28, 2014

    The ThunderShirt provides a gentle hugging sensation to alleviate anxiety in dogs and cats that become panicked by loud noises   Thunder and other loud noises can make a dog fidgety, scared or nervous enough to jump into your lap, looking for comfort. Small dogs are particularly... Read more »

Going for Gold

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by Chris Hemer
July 28, 2014

    KZ RV’s new bath-and-a-half Klondike floorplan promises greater flexibility for entertaining   Motorhomes with a guest half bath amidships have been a popular option for many years, as they allow visitors or overnight guests the freedom to use the restroom without traipsing into... Read more »

Venture to the Summit

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by Chris Hemer
June 25, 2014

  A Sonic travel trailer and Grand Cherokee make for happy camping   As a young lad, I spent many a weekend in my parents’ travel trailer. It was nothing fancy, but even today, I remember it as being cozy and comfortable, with all the things we really needed for a family vacation. Since... Read more »

Reaching New Heights

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by B. Packwood
June 25, 2014

  Walk-Through: Keystone’s Alpine 3600RS can be ordered with feature-rich packages that add luxurious amenities and stylish looks   When you’re going to be living with an RV, you want to make sure you can equip it exactly the way you want. The latest generation Alpine 3600RS by Keystone... Read more »

Destination 36RL

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by Bob Livingston
June 25, 2014

  Winnebago Towables enters the luxury fifth-wheel field with a stylish body and a long list of features   It’s hard to imagine the Winnebago nameplate on anything but a motorhome. The name is so common, it’s not unusual to hear those outside the RV lifestyle refer to all motorhomes as... Read more »

Ram 2500 Outdoorsman

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article and photos by John L. Stein
June 25, 2014

    Dirt bikes, deserts and camping fit together perfectly. But it’s a gritty, dusty business when the winds kick up. Towing a toy hauler with a refined four-wheel-drive crew cab changes the experience   As a lifelong dirt bike guy, I’ve explored virtually every way of hauling bikes,... Read more »

Easy Air

The 2wayair kit for six tires comes standard with two small sections of protective polyethylene tubing, 40 feet of black 3/8-inch polyurethane manifold tubing, 15 feet of 1/4-inch black polyurethane tubing, 24 feet of yellow polyurethane “whip” tubing plus UV-rated mountable and standard nylon ties, and an assortment of push-to-connect and quick-disconnect fittings and patent-pending mountable Schrader valves.

article and photos by Chris Hemer
June 24, 2014

  The 2wayair system by Rock Smasher Engineering allows inflation or deflation of all tires simultaneously   If there’s one thing that all RVers can agree upon, it’s that checking and adjusting tire pressure on the tow vehicle and trailer is a pain in one’s backside. Without a doubt,... Read more »

TurboKooling

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June 6, 2014

If you have a small trailer that doesn’t justify the cost or added weight of a roof air-conditioning unit, TurboKool offers an evaporative cooling system (commonly called a swamp cooler) that runs on 12-volt DC power. According to the company, the TurboKool draws as little as 4.6 amps on the high setting,... Read more »

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