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Author Donya Carlson holding snowboard on back of Lance Altimeter with bikes on rack.
New RVs, RVs: Towables and Trailers, Top Stories

Tricked-Out Truck Camper: Lance Altimeter

Lance outfits a project Ford F-350 pickup hauling a model 855s truck camper for a combination that doesn’t stop where the road ends Piloting a decked-out, custom-outfitted 4×4 Ford F-350…
Tech Q&A: Trailerlife Magazine

Diesel Tech Q&A: Replacing Head Studs and Fuel Filters

JULY 2019 Replacing Factory Head Studs with ARP Studs  I have a 2005 Ford F-350 DRW 6.0-liter Power Stroke with 110,000 miles. It’s been pretty trouble-free while pulling a 15,000-pound…
Tech Q&A: Trailerlife Magazine

Diesel Tech Q&A: Ford DPF Cleaning

JUNE 2019 Ford DPF Cleaning I have a 2106 Ford F-250 6.7-liter diesel that we tow a Heartland Big Country fifth-wheel with. On three occasions, only when towing, we suddenly start…
Motorhome News

Ford Increases Motorhome Chassis Production

  Ford Motor Co. is boosting Class A motorhome and commercial chassis production capacity by approximately 35 percent to meet renewed recreational vehicle demand in the United States. At the…
Tow Vehicles

2013 Trucks: Best Bets From the Big 3

With a renewed spirit permeating the nation, those who enjoy the outdoors and the freedom of the road are again enjoying weekend getaways and extended road trips with family and…

Exploring New Territory

With SUVs continuing to play a significant role in today’s automotive market, there is a corresponding desire among many RV enthusiasts for lighter-weight trailers to tow behind them. Not all…
RVs: Towables and Trailers, Tow Vehicles

The Ford Flex and TrailManor Elkmont 2417

TrailManor has been involved with the lighter weight and better fuel economy side of towing for a long time with its unique clamshell-folding towables. Now the company has jumped into…
Tow Vehicles

Cutting Edge

As vehicle models continue to evolve, the baby-boom segment — historically staunch, long-time SUV and minivan owners — are beginning to look for something easier to get in and out…
Tow Vehicles

Easy Rider

Ford Motor Company and Harley-Davidson forged an alliance in 1999 to produce special-edition pickups, and the timing was such that both companies were able to jointly promote their 100th anniversaries…
RVs: Towables and Trailers, Tow Vehicles

F-550 & King of the Road 34 LS

The Ford F-550 has proven itself to be a capable fifth-wheel tow vehicle with a gross combination weight rating (gcwr) suitable for all but the heaviest trailers. For 2003, it’s…