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

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

Camped north of Bend, Oregon.

North of Bend, Oregon. Our public land. Free. Quiet. Last month, heading home from the Northwest Overland Rally. James Langan Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All Rights Reserved      

Ram Cummins 2500 Truck Camper Suspension Upgrades

First of a few videos recapping recent suspension modifications on the RoadTraveler 2017 Ram/Cummins 2500 regular cab, with Hallmark Nevada flatbed truck camper. This video covers TUFTRUCK TTC-1225 and TTC-1224 heavy-duty coil springs, as well as Rancho 5000X shock absorbers. Rancho part number RS55044 was a good fit for both axles after lifting the front. Tell ‘em you saw it on RoadTraveler.net. … Read More

Hallmark Campers’ Super Manual roof lift. Nevada model flatbed.

Raising the roof on a Hallmark Nevada 8.5-foot flatbed model camper. This unit has an air conditioner and 320 Watts of Zamp solar panels on the roof. The Makita XPH07 drill offers 1,090 in.-lb. of torque.  Tell ‘em you saw it on RoadTraveler.net. James Langan Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All Rights Reserved Resource: Hallmark Campers

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