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2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

Outfitting Upgrade Guides: 12 Truck Upgrades

The perfect tow vehicle has not been built. In fact, I could never convince you if it had, because your idea of the perfect...
Octane

Toy Haulers: On-the-Go Garages

A dozen versatile travel trailers and fifth-wheels with convertible back rooms for transporting gear, running a business, pursuing a hobby or just stretching out A...
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Towing Muscle: 2019 Ram HD Trucks

Ram Trucks deftly blends capability with luxury and technology to create its best heavy-duty lineup yet, with tow ratings up to 35,100 pounds. In case you...
Gas Pains The extra $9,000 (approximately) you would spend on a diesel- engine option will buy 3,176 gallons of gasoline at $2.83 per gallon, the average price at time of press. Assuming both vehicles get 20 mpg running solo, the break-even point on the investment would be 63,520 miles. However, the manufacturers we spoke with claim a heavy-duty diesel can return up to twice the fuel economy when pulling a heavy load (which coincides with our own experiences), putting the break-even point at around 32,000 miles from a standpoint of fuel savings only.

Diesel Versus Gas

We ask experts and crunch numbers to see if a diesel is right for you Throughout automotive history, few engines have been as polarizing as...
Hikers precede us on the Great Glacier Trail on the way to spectacular views. (Below right) Brent poses next to an old-timer.

High and Mighty

  Camping and climbing steep slopes and hiking through old-growth forest in a land of snow-clad mountain peaks and glaciers in Alberta and British Columbia,...
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Trailer Life’s Fifth-Annual Readers’ Poll

  2016 survey of all things RV reveals readers’ field-tested favorites When it comes to RVing, Trailer Life readers are the experts. You came up with...
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Bearing Down: Repacking Wheel Bearings

Greasing wheel bearings isn’t the most enjoyable way to spend your free time. However, this messy maintenance saves you from bigger bills later. Over time,...
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RVs and Boats: Different Strokes for All Folks

Whether you row, row, row your boat or balance atop an SUP, playing in the water keeps you in shape while reveling in the...
The handsome gray and black exterior features dual entry doors, frameless tinted windows, aluminum wheels and a diamond-plate front rock guard to prevent damage on unpaved roads.

Walk-Through: Outdoors RV Titanium Series 260RLS

Titanium Tough: On or off the grid, Outdoors RV’s top-of-the-line 260RLS makes “roughing it” smoother RVing is supposed to be about getting away from it...
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Panhandle Treasures in Texas

The ancestors of modern Wichita, Pawnee and Caddo peoples inhabited land along the Canadian River in the area currently known as the Texas Panhandle...

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RV Rider: Heavy-Duty Bicycle Hauler

The RV Rider platform rack transports two fat-tire or electric bikes securely on the back of fifth-wheels and motorhomes Carrying bicycles securely on the back...
Universal Keyhole hands-free camera harness from Backcountry Solutions

Staff Pick: Universal Keyhole Camera Harness

There’s an axiom regarding cameras: the best camera is the one you have with you. A camera in your backpack requires stopping, removing the...
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Royal Flush: Guide to RV Holding-Tank Treatments

Water and the proper chemicals for holding tanks will keep things in check below deck No matter how much fun you’re having in your RV,...