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 »

Pacbrake – Products for Pickups

PRXB Exhaust Brake

August 8, 2013

  Heavy-duty chassis and turbodiesel engines in today’s pickups have made it possible for RVers to tow larger, more luxurious trailers. But once you have a truck, you might find a few perceived shortcomings compared to your driving expectations — shortcomings that fortunately the performance... Read more »

American Force Wheels

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Ken Freund
July 15, 2013

We get a lot of technical correspondence from readers regarding tire and wheel problems, including premature wear and failures. In fact, it’s one of the top complaints we hear from trailer owners. Today’s large trailers with premium amenities and multiple slideout rooms weigh far more than older... Read more »

Transmission Tuners and Programmers

Transmission tuners

Tim Walton
March 12, 2013

Old-school engine tuning of carbureted engines was really an art form. Changing the jets, adjusting fuel flow and air screws and playing with the choke to get the engine to run properly are quite different from today’s process of changing values and coding within the engine’s computer, which controls... 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 »

Pin Box Comparison

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Tim Walton
December 14, 2012

If your idea of a good time is climbing onto the back of rodeo stock bred and raised to throw a rider, you can expect a good deal of bucking, but when it comes to towing a fifth-wheel trailer, it’s the last thing you expect or want in your ride. The hardware that connects your truck and trailer can... Read more »

Giraffe G4 Overhead Protection System

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Kevin Livingston
November 7, 2012

In most cases we would prefer perfect scenarios for anything life has to offer; but it’s not a perfect world when owning an RV. We’re used to frequent maintenance and repair procedures. It’s the unexpected hazards when roaming unknown territory (like driving under an overhang that’s just a little... Read more »

Husky Towing Products’ Brute 4500 Power Jack

The Brute 4500 has a built-in storage bracket for the trailer connector

Larry Walton
October 5, 2012

There are two situations that require more cranking than just getting the trailer on and off the ball. First is properly setting up a weight distribution hitch, which requires lifting both the trailer A-frame and the truck enough to get the spring bars in place. The second situation is a function of... Read more »

Bully Dog GT Gauge Tuner and Rapid Flow Air Intake

2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Bill and Jenn Gehr
September 10, 2012

Sitting around the campfire the topic of conversation often centers on fuel economy and optimum performance. Everyone wants to get up the grades first without sacrificing mileage. One company that specializes in making those wishes come true is Bully Dog, a leader in performance products for diesel-... Read more »

Maxxis M8008 ST Radial Tire

Maxxis M8008 ST Radial Tire

Tom Kaiser
August 28, 2012

If you’re in the market for new trailer tires take a look at the M8008 ST Radial from Maxxis. They can help provide improved ride quality and decrease rolling resistance, which may lead to extended fuel mileage and lengthen the life of the tire. Double steel-belt construction adds strength to the tires,... Read more »

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