Performance Improvers

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by Bob Carpenter
September 2, 2014

  An aftermarket intake, exhaust or tuner adds horsepower and torque to most diesel and gas engines   Performance equipment isn’t just for hot rods anymore. Adding aftermarket performance parts to a tow rig might be just the thing you need to get over that hill at a comfortable 55 mph,... Read more »

Towing in Style: 2014 Audi Q7 SUV

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by Ken Freund
February 5, 2014

  The 2014 Audi Q7 boasts seating for up to seven people and an available torquey, economical diesel engine. It combines a luxurious interior, with impressive performance and good towing capability and the long wheelbase provides excellent ride quality and towing stability. All-wheel drive delivers... Read more »

2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD Pickups

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LTZ crew cab pickup with dual r

by Ken Freund
November 8, 2013

  General Motors has taken the wraps off its upcoming Heavy Duty pickups, which are due at dealers this Spring. There will be two available engines; the standard Vortec 6.0-liter V-8 gasoline engine that’s rated  at 360 horsepower in the 2500HD and 322 hp in the 3500HD, and 380 lb-ft of torque... Read more »

Cut the Mustard … Bottle

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August 7, 2013

  I found out that I can’t pour water into the side of my camper when I tried to sanitize the freshwater holding tank. After mixing up the first batch of bleach solution in a gallon jug, I discovered that I would need a funnel with an angled spout to get it in. I looked around for a substitute... Read more »

Everything in its Place

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August 7, 2013

  My tip is to use broom-handle-type holders and mount them inside one of the exterior compartment doors. This way, all my electrical adapters are in one place and they’re easy to find and get to. An option would be to mount the holders to a piece of wood or other material, then mount that to... Read more »

Advanced Flow Engineering

The BladeRunner intake manifold

Ken Freund
March 12, 2013

Improving tow vehicle performance requires a systematic approach. Many owners have found out the hard way that just slapping on one item and expecting it to completely change power output is a bit unrealistic. Therefore, we are spotlighting a company that offers a number of products designed to work... Read more »

Firestone R4Tech Air Suspension System

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Ken Freund
January 15, 2013

Pickup trucks designed to tow heavy trailers usually have heavy-duty suspensions — as in sometimes harsh riding — especially when the truck is unloaded. If you find that even your dog doesn’t want to ride with you, you know there’s a problem. Necessity is the mother of invention, and to solve... Read more »

Travel Trailer Hitch Bounce

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

April 17, 2012

We recently retired and purchased a KZ Sportsman Classic with one axle. It weighs 2,700 pounds and measures 15 feet long. We tow it with a 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee that is rated to tow 3,500 pounds. During our first outing, with slight exaggeration, it felt like we were in a small boat in a choppy sea.... Read more »

RV Battery Basics

RV Trailer Battery Guide

November 1, 2011

Battery performance and overall condition is something that is more important to RVers than most other road warriors, and for good reason. In the grind of the daily commute, poor battery performance is usually no more than a pain in your backside – get a jump-start, call a towing service or simply... Read more »

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

July 19, 2011

Tire-pressure-monitoring systems (TPMS) are among those things we don’t normally think about until after they’re needed. Flat tires and blowouts are among the most common breakdown problems RVers have, and a pressure-monitoring system can often make the difference between simply pulling over to add... Read more »

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