Cooper Tires Evolution M/T Overview

Cooper Tires’ On and Off-Road Product Manager, Aaron Conrow, on the new Cooper Evolution M/T at the 2019 SEMA Show. James Langan Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All Rights Reserved Resource: Cooper Tire  

Tire Puncture Plug Repair Overview

Tire puncture repair overview while traveling and attending the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. I carry the tools, know how, and plugged the tire after the show in the convention center parking lot before a dinner meeting on Wednesday evening. Thanks to Extreme Outback Products (Ultimate Puncture Repair Kit and ExtremeAire Magnum 12V Portable Compressor), Wagan Tech (Brite-Nite Wayfinder … Read More

Kanati Armor Hog ATX At 2019 SEMA Show

The Kanati Armor Hog ATX is a heavy-duty, 12-ply-rated light truck tire constructed with a robust ALL-STEEL body ply. It is designed to provide greater stability and durability than standard fabric ply construction.   James Langan Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All Rights Reserved Resource: Kanati Tires    

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

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

Cooper Discover HT3 Light Truck Tires For Travel Trailers

  Cooper Discover HT3, LT 235/75R15 For A Vintage Travel Trailer Automotive tire tread-separation failures are presumably at record historical lows due to the quality of modern tires, and the advent tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). I’m not a fan of how TPMS systems have been implemented on late-model heavy-duty Ram 2500 trucks—which require 60 psi in front and 80 … 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