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A Different Kind of Toy Hauler

For those who don’t own an RV with a rear garage or don’t want to tow a utility trailer, Freedom Hauler offers a unique...
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Get a Grip: Tow-Vehicle Tires

With so much riding on tow-vehicle tires, proper selection and maintenance are important to your safety and can contribute to better handling and fuel...
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...
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RV Tire Basics

Understanding the basics can help avoid costly blowouts and lead to safer travels Tires on tow vehicles or trailers run the gamut from passenger-car types...
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Will Your Next Tow Vehicle Be Electric?

Electric and plug-in hybrid trucks and SUVs on the way from Ford, GM, Tesla and others could make surprisingly capable tow vehicles After decades of...
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Stay Connected: 18 Trailer and Fifth-Wheel Hitches

Serious hardware for safely towing travel trailers and fifth-wheels Travel-trailer and fifth-wheel buyers typically put a lot of thought into floorplans, features, upgrades and creature...
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It’s RV Life with No Boundaries

Paired with the Toyota Sequoia, the off-road-ready No Boundaries offers a lightweight alternative to toy haulers for adventure-minded RVers Once upon a time, travelers put...
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.

Half-Ton Towing: Fact or Fiction?

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...
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Diesel Heart Transplant: Duramax CP3 Swap

Replacing the problematic Duramax LML CP4.2 injection pump with its more reliable predecessor, the CP3, can save thousands in repair costs down the road...

Basics of Trailer Tires

See Related Story: RV Tire Basics Your tires rate right up there as some of the most important hardware on your trailer. It's incumbent on you...