Hallmark Campers’ Super Manual roof lift. Nevada model flatbed.

Raising the roof on a Hallmark Nevada 8.5-foot flatbed model camper. This unit has an air conditioner and 320 Watts of Zamp solar panels on the roof. The Makita XPH07 drill offers 1,090 in.-lb. of torque.  Tell ‘em you saw it on RoadTraveler.net. James Langan Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All Rights Reserved Resource: Hallmark Campers

Hellwig Big Wig Rear Sway Bar

Hellwig Big Wig Anti-Roll Bar Both my Fourth Generation Ram/Cummins 2500s have been frequently or constantly loaded to their Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), and the stock suspensions and chassis have impressed me with their ability to handle maximum loads, including the factory rear stabilizer bar’s ability to tame body-roll. However, when pushing the limits of ratings, sometimes a little … Read More

Toyo Tires C/T Tracking Review

Toyo C/T 35×12.50R17 update. The tries track straight and true on my built 2017 Ram 2500 Hallmark Camper project; even after a recent front suspension modification that yielded 2.75-inches of lift. Excellent drivability is not just desirable, I demand it from my vehicles. If my rigs don’t drive well there may have been a change or failure during the build … 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

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  

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

AEV Outpost II Jeep camper

American Expedition Vehicles’ (AEV) Outpost II prototype Jeep camper. Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler All Rights Reserved. Resources:  AEV-American Expedition Vehicles Overland Expo