F-550 & King of the Road 34 LS

The Ford F-550 has proven itself to be a capable fifth-wheel tow vehicle with a gross combination weight rating (gcwr) suitable for all but...

Excursion and Spirit of America

To test the capabilities of the mammoth Ford Excursion, we towed a Coachmen Spirit of America 25-footer that’s aimed at the affordable end of...

Yukon XL and SunnyBrook 27′

The desert wasn’t supposed to be like this. We went in search of sunshine and warm weather, yet found ourselves heavily bundled up next...

Expedition & Laredo 29′

Ford’s Expedition gave the full-size SUV business a serious jump-start when it was introduced in 1997. It wasn’t long before there was a huge...

Towing 2003

Only new 2003 models (not those 2004 models to be introduced in 2003) or significantly changed vehicles are discussed in this year's tow-vehicle overview.DodgeThe...

2003 Dodge Ram HD

"Sign in, please," the security guard said. "Who are you here with?" he asked. "Trailer Life," I answered, looking beyond the gates at the...

Ford Explorer & Caravan 25′

For the first time since it began selling fold-down tent trailers in 1968, Coleman, long respected as the quality leader in the folding-trailer market,...

GM Introduces New Truck Series and Engines

General Motors has jumped back into the serious towing arena big-time with the introduction of its 2001-model Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD trucks,...
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Products

Black Valterra Adjustable EZ Hose Carrier on white background

Taming Your Dump Snake: Valterra Adjustable EZ Hose Carrier

RV sewer-hose storage that’s easy on the hose…and you Camping is fun, but one thing RVers agree on is that dumping the black- and gray-water...
PepperBall-LifeLite pepper spray launcher system

Nonlethal Self-Defense

PepperBall brings law-enforcement experience to RVers with its LifeLite launcher, designed to neutralize criminal aggressionPersonal protection is a subject that is constantly debated among...
Aerial view of truck and trailer parked along sidewalk with solar panels

Solar-Power Survival in Yosemite

Off-the-grid lessons learned from one family’s DIY solar installLast fall, our family embarked on a journey across the United States in our 30-foot Winnebago...