The Great Pretender

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by Chris Hemer
March 2, 2015

      Keystone’s Cougar XLite 30RLI looks like a travel trailer but lives like a fifth-wheel The kitchen area is well configured with an abundance of countertop space and a large double-bowl stainless-steel sink. Among the many reasons RVers prefer fifth-wheel trailers, the floorplan... Read more »

2016 Titan Debuts at Detroit Auto Show

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January 21, 2015

  Nissan recently showed off the new 2016 Titan pickup truck at the Detroit auto show, with an on-sale date due later this year. It’s been a dozen years since the Tittan was redesigned, but the upcoming changes may make the wait worthwhile! Three different engines will be offered, including V-6... Read more »

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

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December 18, 2014

  Designed for folks who want the utility of a pickup truck, but not the large size, the 2015 Chevy Colorado is a mid-sized model with enough muscle for towing. The optional 3.6-liter V-6 is rated 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel... Read more »

Half-Ton Towing: Fact or Fiction?

The 2015 Chevy Silverado is available with a gvwr of up to 7,600 pounds, a gawr of 4,300 pounds and a tow rating of up to 12,000 pounds. based on the SAE J2807 standard.

by Chris Hemer
November 24, 2014

  It depends on the fifth-wheel and how the truck is equipped   So-called half-ton-towable fifth-wheels are becoming increasingly popular for a variety of reasons. The most obvious, of course, is that a half-ton (150 or 1500 series) pickup is less expensive than a comparably equipped HD truck... Read more »

Future Ford: 2015 F-150 Pickups Revealed

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by Ken Freund
October 10, 2014

  The 2015 Ford F-150 is winning early praise as it sets the standard for the future, thanks to the vehicle’s impressive combination of power, capability and efficiency. The all-new F-150 can tow up to 12,200 pounds and haul 3,300 pounds. The all-new F-150 can tow up to 1,100 more pounds, haul... Read more »

Power to the Pickups

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by Ken Freund
October 10, 2014

  2015 Ram Heavy Duty Pickup Trucks boast more power, higher tow ratings, smoother suspension. Ram trucks division of Chrysler has focused on ratings more than new styling for 2015. The Ram 3500 heavy duty pickup trucks have received power upgrades and boast the highest tow ratings in their class.... Read more »

Ford Updates 2015 Super Duty and Expedition

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September 25, 2014

  Ford recently announced significant upgrades to its Super Duty pickup, as well as a long overdue refresh of its full-size Expedition SUV. Starting with the Super Duty, Ford’s second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel gets a 40-horsepower boost to 440 horsepower, along with a torque... Read more »

Ram 2500 Outdoorsman

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article and photos by John L. Stein
June 25, 2014

    Dirt bikes, deserts and camping fit together perfectly. But it’s a gritty, dusty business when the winds kick up. Towing a toy hauler with a refined four-wheel-drive crew cab changes the experience   As a lifelong dirt bike guy, I’ve explored virtually every way of hauling bikes,... Read more »

Aftermarket Air Intakes and Low-Restriction Filters

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by Ken Freund
June 4, 2014

  More power out of thin air. It’s something we’d all like to have — right after a personal money tree. But it is possible to increase horsepower with aftermarket air intakes and filters.   To fully understand how this all works, first we need to look at some background information. Atmospheric... Read more »

2014 GMC Sierra 1500

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April 4, 2014

  The fresh new 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 has an interior finished in ebony leather, with steering wheel controls and a redesigned instrument panel and console. Sierra’s cab is engineered to provide you and your passengers with a quiet, comfortable experience. A valved exhaust system reduces engine... Read more »

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