Camped north of Bend, Oregon.

North of Bend, Oregon. Our public land. Free. Quiet. Last month, heading home from the Northwest Overland Rally. James Langan Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All Rights Reserved      

F350 Power Stroke Diesel Flatbed Camper

  One example of the cool rides at the 2019 Northwest Overland Rally in Plain, Washington. A few comments and observations after a disclaimer: I’m not a Ford hater. In fact, I like Ford trucks, bought a new 1996 F-350 7.3L diesel I owned for 18 years, plus a Ford Ranger a decade earlier. This F-350 is just a convenient … Read More

Toyo Tires Open Country C/T First Rotation

Great, slow wear thus far on these 35-inch Toyo C/T commercial grade, Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake traction treads. Tell ‘em you saw it on RoadTraveler.net. James Langan Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All Rights Reserved Resource: Toyo Tires  

Ram Cummins 2500 Truck Camper Suspension Upgrades

First of a few videos recapping recent suspension modifications on the RoadTraveler 2017 Ram/Cummins 2500 regular cab, with Hallmark Nevada flatbed truck camper. This video covers TUFTRUCK TTC-1225 and TTC-1224 heavy-duty coil springs, as well as Rancho 5000X shock absorbers. Rancho part number RS55044 was a good fit for both axles after lifting the front. Tell ‘em you saw it on RoadTraveler.net. … Read More

Dodge Ram Cummins Flatbed Camper MPG

Backgrounder A recent Nevada Highway 95 trip from Northern Nevada to Southern Nevada, and back, a very familiar route, produced some interesting data. People often make contrary statements about shared fuel economy information, generally well intentioned but not always accurate, including: 1) My similar truck/camper does much better (or worse). 2) An aftermarket engine tune would produce superior results (doubtful … Read More

Truck camper suspension upgrade planning

Flatbed camper truck suspension tinkering and changes are not risk free, and I like to say that often “modifications lead to modifications.” Followup mods might be desirable upgrades, or unwelcome consequences. Application specifics matter. Assuming that standard tweaks which work well on the typical unloaded/lightly-loaded truck are also good for a much heavier outfit, are often naïve. Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler … Read More

AT Overland aluminum fuel can carriers

AT Overland (AKA Adventure Trailers) fuel can carriers have been on all of my 4WDs and one trailer over the past decade. Originally they were steel, but for several years they’ve been aluminum, and the latest version is assembled with rivets. After the first big trip in my 2017 Ram/Cummins with Hallmark Nevada flatbed camper, I discovered the rivets had … Read More