Smoother Towing With MOR/ryde

October 1, 2010

Travel trailers and fifth-wheels offer a lot of livability, and over the years they have been transformed into beautiful homes on wheels. When you look below the frame though, you’ll likely see the suspension your grandfather’s trailer had. The solid axle and leaf ... Read more »

Trailer Tires 101

November 5, 2009

Your tires rate right up there as some of the most important hardware on your trailer. It’s incumbent on you to become somewhat of an expert on the subject. Your safety – as well as that of your loved ones and those you share the road with – depends on it. A blowout on a single-axle... Read more »

Towing With Hybrid Trucks

Hybrid Towing

July 1, 2009

Trailer enthusiasts who wish to drive a vehicle viewed as more eco-responsible than the average tow rig can now have their cake and eat it, too – as long as that slice of cake doesn’t weigh more than 6,100 pounds. GM has graced its new hybrid Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups with... Read more »

Travel Trailer Dinghy Towing

April 8, 2008

Q. I am searching for a small SUV or other small vehicle to tow when I travel. I am aware there are many factors involved in this matter. Can you please give me some good suggestions as to what type of vehicle and tow bar that I should get for this use? I don’t want to spend too much money, perhaps... Read more »

Choosing the Right Tow Vehicle

February 15, 2008

Ah, decisions, decisions. With so many choices available in tow vehicles, selecting the one that works best for your application may seem like a monumental task. After all, there are many variables to consider, including budget, brand and towing capacity, it’s important to ... Read more »

Be Aware! Safe Towing Tips

February 15, 2008

Towing a trailer is certainly not difficult, but it does represent a step up in complexity from driving a solo vehicle, requiring new awareness of combined vehicle length, trailer width, braking distance, turning characteristics and several other vital factors that must be considered... Read more »

Niche Hitches

May 17, 2007

Trailers come in many different shapes, sizes and floorplans, with new and exciting models arriving every year. But as many trailers as there are to choose from, most use one of two main hitch designs: ball hitch/receiver and fifth-wheel. Within those two hitch classes, we’ve seen many proven designs... Read more »

Weight Distribution

February 12, 2007

Q. When using an equalizing hitch, do you still add the full weight at the trailer hitch to the gross vehicle weight rating (gvwr) of the towing vehicle? – R.R., El Segundo, California A. An equalizing hitch doesn’t remove any weight. As its name suggests, its job is to distribute the hitch... Read more »

Travel Trailer Pulling Power

November 2, 2004

Q. I have a question regarding my 2004 Dodge Heavy Duty 5.9 high-output diesel. I would like to increase the pulling power. Do you have any suggestions on how to do that and still be street legal? – R.K., Nevada City, California A. Do you mean that you want to be able to pull more weight than... Read more »

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