Summit Topper from AT Overland at Overland Expo West 2018

AT Overland’s new Summit Topper was introduced at Overland Expo West 2018. Production is scheduled to begin no later than September.  Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler All Rights Reserved Resources:  AT Overland Equipment Overland Expo  

Eezi-Awn Dart Rooftop Tent

Eezi-Awn’s new hard-shell Dart tent was introduced by Equipt Expedition Outfitters at the 2018 Overland Expo West event.  Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler All Rights Reserved Resources:  Equipt Expedition Outfitters Overland Expo

AEV Ram 1500 Recruit DualSport 4-inch suspension

My 2017 Overland Expo West coverage in TDR 97 included photos and prose about AEV’s new 4” DualSport suspension for 1500 Rams. However, the light was challenging and sometimes it’s difficult to show parts installed on a truck. AEV displayed a 20th Anniversary Recruit with the DualSport 1500 4” suspension at the SEMA Show, and also had the kit mounted … Read More

Factor 55 FlatLink MultiMount And Rope Guard

In just five years Factor 55 has helped revolutionize the self-recovery winching market by intelligently promoting Closed System Winching™ and rigging techniques better than anyone had before. They have done this by manufacturing fantastic products to facilitate safer recoveries, with education, and documenting scientific failure testing. Everything they make is designed by their small team in Boise, Idaho, and made in … Read More

Atturo Trail Blade X/T

My bias against newer, overseas-manufactured tires has prevented any serious consideration of treads from many of the newer players. I prefer to buy from American companies or at least products made in North America, voting with my dollars. However, a local diesel repair shop, Patriot Diesel, told me they liked Atturo as an affordable, good quality truck tire option, so … Read More

Firestone Destination M/T2 and Transforce AT2

Firestone took a couple big steps forward this year by redesigning two of their light-truck tires that may appeal to the TDR audience: the Destination M/T2 and the Transforce AT2. The previous Destination M/T was a whopping 12-years old and needed an update; even Firestone admits it was very long-in-the-tooth. The new Destination M/T2 retains some family heritage, but the … Read More

Superwinch EXP Series Winches

At the 2016 SEMA Show Superwinch introduced their new EXP, Expedition Grade, winches in 8, 10, and 12,000# versions. At the 2017 SEMA Show they released the big dogs for the larger, heavier trucks, with new 14, 16, and 18,000# EXP Series winches. We are looking forward to their retail availability. My last two truck builds both featured the previous … Read More