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    

Auxiliary Springs

Truck Camper Suspension Q & A The questions and answers below were prompted by recent posts regarding auxiliary springs for my truck camper outfit. Backgrounder Iggy The Igloo asked about heavy-duty suspension setup and options. Iggy has a Fourth Generation Ram 3500 crew cab, long bed, with a flatbed Alaskan popup. His truck had Firestone air springs, including Daystar cradles to … Read More

Truck camper suspension upgrade planning

Flatbed camper truck suspension tinkering and changes are not risk free, and I like to say that often “modifications lead to modifications.” Followup mods might be desirable upgrades, or unwelcome consequences. Application specifics matter. Assuming that standard tweaks which work well on the typical unloaded/lightly-loaded truck are also good for a much heavier outfit, are often naïve. Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler … Read More

Overland Expo West 2018

Overland Travel Mecca, Overland Expo West 2018 Each May I’m in Flagstaff, Arizona, for the Overland Expo West event. Like the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, it is a vehicle-centric gathering, but that’s about the end of the major similarities. SEMA covers all things automotive (not motorcycling) and is not open to the public. Overland Expo focuses on vehicle-based overland … Read More

Hallmark Milner Truck Camper Part 1

Heavy Loads Coming Soon My initial Still Plays With Trucks (SPWT) column in TDR Issue 86 detailed how my Ram 2500 picked me as much as I chose it, summer of 2014. This was largely due to the ridiculously low one-at-this-price online special, plus rebates, offered by Dave Smith Motors in Kellogg, Idaho. Kind of like an old world mail … Read More

Overland Expo West 2016

Overland Expo West 2016  Camping and Adventure Travel Exposition At Mormon Lake, Arizona Overland Expo West is the premiere annual gathering for overland and backcountry travel, an event more important than the SEMA Show for those seeking vehicle-supported adventures. The educational, hands-on, gear shopping, and social opportunities are almost endless, plus it is open to the public, and includes motorcycles. … Read More