Big Wig

NP-Hellwig-2

September 26, 2014

    Hauling a big fifth-wheel or truck camper? Hellwig Products’ Big Wig rear air suspension for the 2014 Ram 2500 truck with rear coil springs provides 5,600 pounds of level load capability, according to the company. The “largest in class” air bags support the same weight as most other... Read more »

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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May 5, 2014

  Chevrolet has upped its game with the updated 2015 Silverado 2500 pickup. The new truck claims “best-in-class payload and conventional towing” for the new HD. The HD also gets stiffer construction, triple-sealed doors inset into the body for reduced wind noise, and an upgraded interior. A... 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 »

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 »

Exhaust Buyer’s Guide

Exhaust Buyers Guide

Tim Walton
January 29, 2013

Pulling the long grades of five passes on I-5 in southern Oregon with a trailer in tow always has my grandpa watching the fuel gauge drop in his truck. My dad doesn’t care how much fuel he’s burning but monitors the exhaust gas temperatures (EGT). He just wants to get his truck and trailer over the... Read more »

Universal Towing Mirrors

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Tom Kaiser
November 12, 2012

Grand Aero’s Towing Mirrors are said to dramatically improve rearward visibility while towing. A universal fit makes them compatible with mirrors on all trucks and SUVs. Aside from a much wider field of view, they are fully adjustable and can be taken from one vehicle to another, so they never become... 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 »

Towing Straight With Rieco-Titan Correct Track II

Rieco-Titan Correct Track II System Installation 5

March 3, 2011

The Rieco-Titan Correct Track II system -- alignment without the welding. One of the most common downsides of towing is the relatively low life span of the tires. Whether pulling a travel trailer or fifth-wheel, premature tire wear — as well as unexpected tire failure — is a serious safety concern,... Read more »

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