Roughing It Easy


by Chris Hemer
June 10, 2015

      The Nash 22H and Chevy Tahoe LT not only make extended dry camping possible, but also enjoyable   It goes without saying that trailers are designed for the great outdoors, but these days, getting away from it all has a different meaning than it once did. Where primitive camping... Read more »

2015 Ford F-450 Pickup

2015 F450

April 15, 2015

  Though appearances stay the same, this beast is changed big in ways you don’t see Here’s a truck for folks who really need a workhorse with really high tow ratings. Although it doesn’t appear very different from last year’s model on the outside, underneath there have... Read more »

The Great Pretender


by Chris Hemer
March 11, 2015

  Keystone’s Cougar XLite 30RLI looks like a travel trailer but lives like a fifth-wheel The kitchen area is well configured with an abundance of countertop space and a large double-bowl stainless-steel sink. Among the many reasons RVers prefer fifth-wheel trailers, the floorplan ranks near... Read more »

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport


March 11, 2015

  The 2016 Discovery Sport is a fresh new model in Land Rover’s lineup. Replacing the LR2, it shares about 50 percent of its parts with the Range Rover Evoque and is sized similarly to BMW’s X3, Jeep’s Cherokee and GMC’s Terrain. With third-row seating, there’s space... Read more »

2016 Titan Debuts at Detroit Auto Show


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


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


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


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


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 »

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