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The 2005 Nissan Pathfinder: Same but Better

A larger engine, independent rear suspension and a third row of seats headline the redesign of Nissan's Pathfinder, soon approaching its 20th birthday. It...
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2005 Dodge Dakota

DaimlerChrysler virtually defined the midsize truck segment with its Dakota pickup. Compact, yet large enough for full-size drivers, the Dakota filled a need that...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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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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...