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Heartland North Trail

  With a rear bunkhouse and outdoor entertainment built in, the King Slide 33TBUD promises fun for the family   There’s little question that lightweight travel trailers...
Gas Pains The extra $9,000 (approximately) you would spend on a diesel- engine option will buy 3,176 gallons of gasoline at $2.83 per gallon, the average price at time of press. Assuming both vehicles get 20 mpg running solo, the break-even point on the investment would be 63,520 miles. However, the manufacturers we spoke with claim a heavy-duty diesel can return up to twice the fuel economy when pulling a heavy load (which coincides with our own experiences), putting the break-even point at around 32,000 miles from a standpoint of fuel savings only.

Diesel Versus Gas

We ask experts and crunch numbers to see if a diesel is right for you Throughout automotive history, few engines have been as polarizing as...
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RV Tire Basics

Understanding the basics can help avoid costly blowouts and lead to safer travels Tires on tow vehicles or trailers run the gamut from passenger-car types...
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Firestone R4Tech Air Suspension System

Pickup trucks designed to tow heavy trailers usually have heavy-duty suspensions — as in sometimes harsh riding — especially when the truck is unloaded....
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2019 Full-Size Trucks for Towing: General Motors

As part of our online series on 2019 trucks, Chris Hemer reviews the new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra and their towing features Perhaps now...
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First Drive: Ford F-150 Twin-Turbo EcoBoost

Offering no less than four engine choices for a wide variety of fuel economy and performance options, the lineup of 2011 Ford F-150 pickups...
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

See Related Story: Watch Your Back: RV Tire-Pressure Monitors Tire-pressure-monitoring systems (TPMS) are among those things we don’t normally think about until after they’re needed. Flat...
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Straight Talk on Trailer Weight Distribution

Q. When using an equalizing hitch, do you still add the full weight at the trailer hitch to the gross vehicle weight rating (gvwr)...
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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

  The new 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the first light-duty pickup available with a diesel engine in many years. Designed for folks who appreciate...
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2012 Chevrolet Express Vans

Full-sized vans are often overlooked by towing enthusiasts, but they offer good pulling power, long wheelbases for excellent stability and spacious interiors. Chevrolet's rear-wheel...

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Fall RV Gear Guide

There is something special about camping in the fall. So much life is on display around the country just before the stillness of winter....
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The Great Galley

Tips and tricks for boosting limited cabinet and counter space and cooking like a pro in your RV’s kitchen Whether your idea of meal prep...
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Staff Pick: Jack-It Double Bike Carrier System

A couple of months ago, my husband, Ron, and I started looking for an easy-to-use bike rack that would work not only on our...