2013 Chevrolet Silverado

2013 Silverado

Ken Freund
October 17, 2012

For 2013 the full-size Silverado pickup comes in regular, extended and crew-cab iterations. Standard 6-foot, 6-inch and longer 8-foot cargo beds are available on regular and extended cabs; crew cabs have a short 5-foot, 9-inch bed. Silverados with the six-speed automatic transmission now get engine braking... Read more »

2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder Exterior

Ken Freund
September 16, 2012

For 2013 the completely redesigned Nissan Pathfinder goes from a body-on-frame chassis to a unibody platform. The fourth-generation Pathfinder has lost up to 500 pounds and will be powered by a 260-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). That will improve fuel economy... Read more »

2013 Ford Expedition

2013-Ford-Expedition-front-three-quarter

Ken Freund
August 14, 2012

Despite downsizing and the trend towards smaller, lighter “crossover” models, with the Expedition Ford continues to produce one of the largest SUVs, which is well-suited to towing larger travel trailers. This model comes in two sizes, the standard-length Expedition and the extended-length Expedition... Read more »

2013 Chevrolet Suburban

2013 Chev Suburban

Ken Freund
July 15, 2012

Manufacturers have been catering more to the crossover and downsized SUVs, which has left a gap for folks who still want to tow larger travel trailers. Fortunately, the Chevrolet Suburban is still around for 2013. It’s not only one of the widest, longest SUVs available; it also still comes with powerful... Read more »

Hellwig Big Wig Air Suspension Kit

Ford F-250

Gary Wescott
July 11, 2012

Truck springs have their limitations. Add too many leaves and the vehicle rides like a skateboard. Try to improve the ride with a softer suspension and when you hook up your trailer or fill the bed with a load, the headlights point toward the sky and you wallow through the washboard. Overload springs... Read more »

2013 Audi Q7 SUV

2013 Audi Q7

Ken Freund
June 15, 2012

For 2013, the full-size Audi Q7 seven-passenger/three-row SUV returns with a number of updates. The V-8 engine option has been dropped, replaced by a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 with two power levels. Base engines are rated at 280 horsepower, while the upgraded version is rated 333 horsepower. Audi uses... Read more »

DynoMax VT Muffler Systems

Dynomax Aftermaket Muffler

Ken Freund
May 16, 2012

Aftermarket exhaust systems are popular among towing enthusiasts, as they can boost power and fuel economy. Their altered backpressure chacteristics may also allow your engine to run better, which is especially important for vehicles towing heavy trailers. But many aftermarket exhausts also produce an... Read more »

Differential Cooling

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

May 15, 2012

I recently heard that it is a good idea to have additional cooling capacity for my 2010 RAM 2500 rear differential. My truck is a 2010 Dodge RAM 2500 diesel and I tow a 32-foot Wildcat fifth- wheel that is around 10-to-12 thousand pounds. Is this something that makes sense or just hype to sell these... Read more »

2013 Ram 1500 Pickup

2013 Ram 1500

Ken Freund
May 13, 2012

Starting with a 20-percent gain in gas mileage, a new V-6, eight-speed automatic transmissions, air suspensions, and a more carlike interior, the 2013 Ram 1500 trucks have received some notable upgrades. The former 3.7-liter base V-6 was replaced by a Pentastar V-6 rated 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft... Read more »

2013 Ford Super Duty Platinum

2013 Ford Super Duty

Ken Freund
April 13, 2012

Ford has just announced a new range-topping model in the new 2013 Super Duty Platinum. Platinum Super Duty trucks will be available as crew cabs in the F-250, F-250, and F-450 models. Platinum pickups get a unique satin-chrome grille with mesh inserts and several “Platinum” designations on the body.... Read more »

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