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Hook Me Up: Trailer Hitch Roundup

Whether you’re shopping for a travel trailer or fifth-wheel, there are a number of ways to get hitchedThere’s more than one way to...
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Towing 2019

The latest crop of trucks and SUVS will be offered with more features and higher capacities for pulling trailers and fifth-wheelsIt is often said...
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RV Tow-Vehicle Pulling Power

Thirty-five aftermarket upgrades to unleash your tow vehicle’s full potentialNo matter what tow vehicle you drive, one common denominator many of us share is...
Euro-style windows open wide to let the breeze flow through. A manual awning, outdoor speakers and TV mount provide al fresco entertaining options.

Review: Little Guy Max and Ram 1500

The newest Ram pickup meets the retro-modern Little Guy Max travel trailer for a trek among the tall pines in OregonThe experts say that...
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Aftermarket Candy Store: Practical Accessories for Pickup Trucks

Personalizing a tow vehicle with a bed cover, running boards, bicycle rack and dash protector is practical and funAccessorizing a truck is a common...
Ready, set, RV! 1) Here’s something you don’t see every day: RVs on a drag strip.

5-Star Tuning: Plug-In (Horse) Power

5-Star Tuning’s power enhancement for gas engines lights up the towing experienceTraveling to places like the Sierra, Olympic, Cascade, Rocky, Appalachian, Adirondack, Berkshire, and...
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 youThroughout automotive history, few engines have been as polarizing as...
The Hitchport system secures WD hitch equipment neatly off the ground and out of the way.

Un-Grounded: Hitchport Weight-Distributing Hitch Storage

Hitch component storage is simple, secure and out of the way with the easy-to-install Hitchport systemA minor annoyance of owning a travel trailer is...
Front SumoSprings (left) have a one-piece design. Springs are made of proprietary (and patented) microcellular urethane and are maintenance-free. The springs can compress up to 80 percent of the original height and will rebound fully. Two-piece configuration of the rear SumoSprings (right) allows for unlimited travel, a more progressive spring rate and better damping abilities. The blue kit used for the Ram test trucks is the most popular for towing trailers.

SumoSprings Rebel: Bumpy Road Equalizer

Microcellular-urethane SumoSprings smooth out the ride, level the attitude and enhance the towing experienceTowing with a heavy-duty pickup can be a beautiful thing, especially...
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When Towing Gets Tough, the Tough Tow Big

When the trucks on dealers' lots won't do, these companies can build the heavy-duty hauler of your dreams“If some is good, more is better,...
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Through the Camera’s Eye, Sponsored by Tamron

Our seven-part video series on travel photography features the Tamron 18-400 all-in-one zoom lens.We’re on a photo safari with the Tamron 18-400 all-in-one zoom lens....
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Power Broker: Power Watchdog EPO Surge Protector

Hughes Autoformers’ smart surge protector circumvents electrical problems at the RV park and adds an emergency power-off feature In a world where we often find...
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The Heat Is On: Firepits and Patio Heaters

Whether you’re looking for instant warmth from an LP-gas source or prefer building a wood campfire, portable heaters and firepits can keep you toasty...