Trailer Tire Close Up

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...
Rivian R1T in Sedona at sunset with pullout kitchen extended

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...
Photo of No-Boundaries NB16.5 travel trailer being towed by a 2019 Toyota Sequoia

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...
2020 FORD SUPER DUTY in an off-road setting

2020 Ford Super Duty Is a Heavyweight Champ

With a tow rating of up to 37,000 pounds, two class-leading engines and a capable off-road package, Ford’s full-size pickups aim to deliver a knockout...
GMC Sierra Denali with Fuzion fifth-wheel travel trailer

First Look: 2020 GMC Sierra HD

Chevy and GMC introduced all-new heavy-duty models for 2020. Which should you choose?  You could say that General Motors is the master of badge engineering. During...
2013 Ram 1500

2013 Ram 1500 Pickup

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...
2014 Toyota Tundra

2014 Toyota Tundra

  The 2014 Tundra is redesigned, inside and out, representing the first major change since the 2007 model year. Tundra offers three cab styles: two-door Regular...