Truck camper MPG testing.

Sometimes results are not what most would expect. RELATED Link – Tread Matters: tire selection and fuel economy. Research the STT PRO here: Cooper Discoverer STT PRO Research the Fun Country here: Dick Cepek Fun Country Tell ’em you saw it on RoadTraveler.net Please consider becoming a patron. Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All Rights Reserved Resources: Cooper Tire Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels … Read More

Hagerman Pass Road, Colorado

Heading down the east side of Hagerman Pass, near Leadville, Colorado, after crossing the continental divide. I’m in my 2017 Ram/Cummins with Hallmark Nevada flatbed camper, following my buddy Brad, pulling his Kimberley Karavan trailer with his second generation Toyota Sequoia, and Tony in his 6.4L F-250 with a Four Wheel Campers Hawk on the back. Tell ’em you saw … Read More

Four Wheel Campers outfit crawling to the Crystal Mill

Crawling to the Crystal Mill, Monday, August 10, 2020. The area was a bit crowded and popular for our liking, we had planned to continue beyond the mill, but decided to go elsewhere. Tell ’em you saw it on RoadTraveler.net Please consider becoming a patron. James Langan Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All Rights Reserved    

Flatbed custom fuel tank project, part 1.

The custom auxiliary fuel tank project for our 2017 Ram/Cummins 2500 is underway! June 2019 I added two additional aluminum toolboxes aft-axle on my Hallmark Nevada Hillsboro flatbed camper outfit. My idea was to eventually remove one of the large, 30-inch-long front boxes and replace it with a fuel tank, preferably a commercially available aluminum saddle tank for a medium-duty … Read More

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