Rancho RS9000XL shock absorber testimonial

Rancho 9000 shocks have been on several of my trucks over the past 20+ years and I still like them. They are much better than the factory dampers, and adjustable, which can be pretty fantastic for trucks that are often lightly loaded, and/or heavily loaded. Want to go fast, then maybe a race-inspired shock is your solution? Got a heavy … Read More

How To Buy A New Car Or Truck

This article was published in my Turbo Diesel Register column, Still Plays With Trucks, last quarter of 2017.¬†Dodge/Ram pickups were used for the examples, but the fundamentals are the same, regardless of the car or light-truck brand. Sticker Shock? Editor Patton shared that there is occasional, maybe even constant, grumbling from some readers about the cost of new trucks. Of … Read More

Four Wheel and Hallmark flatbed campers Delxo ladder

At the NW Overland Rally in June, I saw this Delxo three-step aluminum ladder outside a Four Wheel Campers Hawk flatbed. It’s light and super slim when folded. The Louisville shelf-ladder mounted to the rear of my AT Overland can carriers is great once camped, however for brief roadside stops it’s not convenient to unbolt to help my wife get … Read More