Dodge Ram 35 inch spare tire

Question: How much spare tire can you fit under your truck? Answer: It depends. This post is about squeezing a large (35.4-inches) tire into the stock location on a late-model, fourth-generation, Dodge Ram Cummins pickup. Both my Ram 2500 trucks (2014 and 2017) have had the tailpipe heat shield removed to facilitate winching a much larger tire into the factory … Read More

Cooper Tires STT PRO truck camper MPG test

Attempted to establish a baseline for fuel economy/mpg at 65 mph, with the 35.4″-tall, 295/65R20 Cooper STT PRO tires under a heavy Hallmark flatbed truck camper outfit. There was too much wind for this to be a true baseline, but efficiency was still good for this not-aerodynamic configuration; just under 13 mpg. I probably will revisit this in the future. … Read More

20-Inch vs 18-Inch Wheels and Tires

Tires As Suspension In the high-performance car (and even sport-truck) world it’s obvious that tires are a critical part of the suspension setup and the overall dynamics and handling of a vehicle. In the heavy-duty pickup world tires should be regarded with similar importance regarding how they handle loads, although it seems this is frequently ignored or overlooked until a … Read More

TufTruck TTC-1225 Ram rear coils installed

At the SEMA Show a few years ago TUFTRUCK introduced heavy-duty rear springs for the 2014 and newer Ram 2500 trucks. They had already been making replacement coils for the front axles of Ram trucks and other brands for several years. TUFTRUCK is a brand of McAllister Industries out of British Columbia, Canada. This company has over 100 years of … Read More

Dick Cepek Fun Country diesel pickup review

An overview of the Dick Cepek Fun Country tire being used under a Dodge/Ram Cummins 2500 with a heavy camper and a manual transmission. For more on the Fun Country and Dick Cepek tires overall, here is a link to a prior editorial roadtraveler.net/dick-cepek-fun-country-tire-review/ Tell ’em you saw it on RoadTraveler.net Become a RoadTraveler patron. Thanks! James Langan Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All … Read More

ARB Differential Breather Kit

It’s not news that oil and water don’t mix, but if it happens inside a driveline component and you are unaware, the results will eventually be catastrophic. The factory differential breathers on late-model Rams are raised slightly, to near the top of the tires, which is good enough for most folks. Hopefully that would be plenty for me too, as … Read More

Hallmark Nevada Flatbed Camper Interior

Spacious interior of the Hallmark Nevada flatbed camper. What amenities does it have? Essentially everything, including a toilet, shower, large Nova Kool refrigerator with separate freezer, and 50+ gallons of water. James Langan Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All Rights Reserved Resource: Hallmark Truck Campers