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

Alignment After Lift

After installing TUFTRUCK front coil springs the caster and camber were still great. Toe needed adjustment. If you want your truck to drive well and your tires to last as long as possible, make sure alignment settings are optimal. James Langan Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All Rights Reserved Resource: TUFTRUCK       

20 Inch Wheels and Tires for Heavy Pickups

Are 20 inch wheels and tires better for handling heavy loads? Is the firmer ride on rough surfaces (both paved and not) worth the additional lateral stability? How about for all-around, dual-sport, and overland uses? I’ve never run 20 inch wheels before, preferring the proven off-highway formula of less wheel and more tire sidewall. About a week ago I bought … 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  

Timbren Rear Springs

Timbren auxiliary rear springs. Other than mispronouncing the name of the product, Aeon, this is a good first look at these small but mighty little springs. . Tell ‘em you saw it on RoadTraveler.net. James Langan Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All Rights Reserved Resource: Timbren    

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