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 »

Heartland North Trail

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by Chris Hemer
February 26, 2014

  With a rear bunkhouse and outdoor entertainment built in, the King Slide 33TBUD promises fun for the family   There’s little question that lightweight travel trailers are the hottest segment of the RV market today, and with good reason. Fluctuating fuel costs, combined with a preponderance... 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 »

NeckLITE

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February 3, 2014

  Living in an RV often requires hands-free light, whether working outside the rig, or reaching into a dark wardrobe. The NeckLITE from Neutek USA helps solve numerous wide area task lighting needs in a new way. NeckLITE is a fully adjustable light that can be worn at any angle around your neck... Read more »

Goose Coupler

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February 3, 2014

  A fifth-wheel system is the preferred way to tow for many RVers, but no one can deny that the hitch is bulky, heavy, and takes up a lot of room in the truck bed. The new RV Goose Coupler (RVGC) from PopUp Towing Products allows you to easily tow your fifth-wheel trailer with a gooseneck ball.... Read more »

2014 Ford F-450 Super Duty Pickup

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by Ken Freund
January 2, 2014

  For 2014 the F-450 Super Duty is the top of Ford’s line for recreational towing. It’s rated to tow up to 24,700 pounds with a fifth-wheel hitch and 18,500 pounds with a conventional hitch. Plus there’s 5,880 pounds of payload capacity, for hauling big campers.The F-450 is sold in just one... Read more »

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

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by Ken Freund
December 8, 2013

  General Motors has unveiled the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, which will offer midsize truck capabilities for folks who don’t need a full-size pickup truck, but want class-leading power, payload and trailer tow ratings. Forward collision alert and lane departure warnings will be segment firsts.An... Read more »

2014 and BEYOND: Refinement Defines the Next Generation of Full-Size Trucks and SUVs

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by Chris Hemer
December 3, 2013

  Over the years, we’ve seen the horsepower and tow rating wars come and go. It’s a cyclical phenomenon fueled by competition; since no one wants to be in last place, one-upmanship is the predictable result. But as fuel prices continue to climb, and mechanical components are pushed to their... Read more »

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