A Perfect Pair


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


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


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


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

Starcraft 299BHU - Dodge Ram 1500

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

Lance 1575 Travel Trailer

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 »

2012 Tow Vehicles

2012 Ram 1500

Chris Hemer
March 16, 2012

You could say that 2012 is a rebuilding year, one of step-by-step improvement instead of groundbreaking technology. That’s not to say there isn’t plenty to report; through sagging sales, rising gas prices and an undulating economy, domestic and foreign automakers have still managed to make... Read more »

Ford’s EcoBoost Meets Cruiser RV’s Eco-Friendly Fun Finder X-214WSD


September 28, 2011

Looking to downsize your fuel costs without downgrading your camping experience? The 2011 Ford F-150 is creating a real buzz with the addition of a new high-tech V6 engine incorporating diesel engine tech like turbo-charging and direct fuel injection. This gas-burning 3.5-liter Ti-VCT power plant uses... Read more »

2011 Aliner Ranger RV Test


August 8, 2011

Setting up camp as a kid never went fast enough, especially when completely distracted by the waiting lake. Aliner’s unique fold-up panel design allows anyone to quickly and repeatedly create a safe, weather-tight trailer in less than a minute, making the race for the first swim that much quicker. Using... Read more »

Road Test: Ford Flex & Trailmanor Elkmont

trailmanor elkmont

July 31, 2009

TrailManor has mastered the art of creating well-made, hard-sided folding travel trailers that are lightweight, and when in travel mode, slung low and easy to tow. The company has also managed to make them roomy and luxuriously appointed. Looking to try something different and take its craftsmanship... Read more »

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