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...
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,...

Making the Grade

Banks Power can breathe new life into an aging Dodge Cummins with more spirited performance and better fuel economyIf there’s one thing RVers always...
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More Choices for Truck Lovers

As this issue goes to print, we’re not that far into 2018, but the Big Three are already gearing up for 2019 with new...
The 2018 Ford Expedition is offered in XLT, Limited and Platinum grades (Limited shown). The FX4 Off Road package also returns this year with all-terrain tires and off-road-tuned shocks.

Alloyed Force: 2018 Ford Expedition

Ford’s all-new aluminum 2018 Expedition features more power, more space, a higher tow rating and better fuel economy. What’s not to like?What’s old is...
Lance’s longest lightweight trailer was easy work for the Nissan Titan XD diesel-powered truck.

Half-Ton Heaven: Lance 2375 Lightweight Travel Trailer

Achieving towing Nirvana with the lightweight Lance 2375 and the Nissan Titan XD Pro-4XIn some cultures, personal journeys are measured by spirituality and success...
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2017 Tow Vehicle Roundup: No Compromises

 That’s the message from manufacturers this year, WITH a wider selection of vehicles to pull your trailerFor decades, the defining advantage of a truck...
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2017 Ford Super Duty: Light-Heavyweight Champ

 A new aluminum-alloy body, class-leading capacities and exclusive features put the Ford Super Duty back on top. Can anyone beat it?The end, it seemed,...
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One-Ton Towing Machines

Shopping for a new diesel truck to tow a heavy trailer? Before investing in your next set of wheels, consider all the angles Choosing the...
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Forest River No Boundaries with awning extended and rooftop tent deployed.

Give It a Nest: No Boundaries Rooftop Tent

An optional rooftop tent adds to the adventure on Forest River’s lightweight No Boundaries travel trailer, also known as the NoBo. The adventure-trailer market is...
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Dometic RMD 10: A Cool Add to Your RV

Dometic’s new-generation RMD 10 series refrigerator is now available to consumers.Previously available only at the manufacturer level, the popular RMD 10 RV refrigerator-freezer...
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Cleaner Air for Your Home and RV: Coway Airmega 400S

We tested the Wi-Fi-enabled Coway Airmega 400S in a house and an RV, and it performed better than other higher priced air purifiers.We all...