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2016 Titan Debuts at Detroit Auto Show

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January 21, 2015

  Nissan recently showed off the new 2016 Titan pickup truck at the Detroit auto show, with an on-sale date due later this year. It’s been a dozen years since the Tittan was redesigned, but the upcoming changes may make the wait worthwhile! Three different engines will be offered, including... Read more »

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

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January 16, 2015

  Designed for folks who want the utility of a pickup truck, but not the large size, the 2015 Chevy Colorado is a mid-sized model with enough muscle for towing. The optional 3.6-liter V-6 is rated 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel... Read more »

Power to the Pickups

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by Ken Freund
October 15, 2014

  2015 Ram Heavy Duty Pickup Trucks boast more power, higher tow ratings, smoother suspension. Ram trucks division of Chrysler has focused on ratings more than new styling for 2015. The Ram 3500 heavy duty pickup trucks have received power upgrades and boast the highest tow ratings in their class.... Read more »

Future Ford: 2015 F-150 Pickups Revealed

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by Ken Freund
October 15, 2014

  The 2015 Ford F-150 is winning early praise as it sets the standard for the future, thanks to the vehicle’s impressive combination of power, capability and efficiency. The all-new F-150 can tow up to 12,200 pounds and haul 3,300 pounds. The all-new F-150 can tow up to 1,100 more pounds, haul... Read more »

A Perfect Pair

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article and photos by Chris Hemer
September 16, 2014

  The new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and Lance 1995 travel trailer are a match made in RVing heaven   As we drive through the scenic Owens Valley along California’s Highway 395, the word that keeps coming to mind is “effortless.” The trailer feels planted and stable, and the tow vehicle purrs... Read more »

Adding aftermarket performance parts to a tow rig

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by Bob Carpenter
September 16, 2014

  An aftermarket intake, exhaust or tuner adds horsepower and torque to most diesel and gas engines   Performance equipment isn’t just for hot rods anymore. Adding aftermarket performance parts to a tow rig might be just the thing you need to get over that hill at a comfortable 55 mph,... Read more »

Venture to the Summit

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by Chris Hemer
July 15, 2014

  A Sonic travel trailer and Grand Cherokee make for happy camping   As a young lad, I spent many a weekend in my parents’ travel trailer. It was nothing fancy, but even today, I remember it as being cozy and comfortable, with all the things we really needed for a family vacation. Since... Read more »

Ram 2500 Outdoorsman

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article and photos by John L. Stein
July 15, 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 »

Starcraft Travel Star Galaxy 299BHU & Dodge Ram Sport Crew Cab

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Stuart Bourdon
April 17, 2012

We especially like the 299BHU floorplan because of its two-door layout. Starcraft recently revamped its venerable Travel Star travel trailers by introducing a few new floorplans and really sprucing things up for 2012 with a brand-new Galaxy Package of options. The result is stunning and the new 299BHU... Read more »

Suzuki’s Equator Pickup And The Lance 1575 Travel Trailer

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Chris Hemer
March 21, 2012

Suzuki Equator pickup and the Lance 1575 travel trailer Steadily climbing fuel prices have focused truck and RV manufacturers on producing purpose-built rigs designed to deliver clever features in a small, well-built rig that makes you feel smart — not cheap — for purchasing it. Above all, Lance... Read more »

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