Harbor Freight TailGator 2-stroke generator first start.

This was the first time I pulled the cord on this new Harbor Freight 2-stroke generator, it started easily on the third pull, which was the first vigorous yank. Heck, it might have started the first or second time the if I would’ve pulled it faster. This is SKU 63024, supposedly better than the very similar though not identical 63025. … Read More

TailGator 2-stroke Harbor Freight generator, first look.

Here’s my first-look at Harbor Freight’s TailGator 2-stroke Generator. This is SKU 63024, but there is also a 63025, almost identical…. According to a helpful YouTube video I found explaining the subtle differences, there’s a better chance of getting good one and the overall quality might be better, if you can find and buy a 63024. My local store had … Read More

Timbren DR2500D Rear Springs Height Adjust

    Back in June I installed these Timbren DR2500D auxiliary rear springs on my Hallmark flatbed camper outfit, and they have been working well for my application in conjunction with TufTruck heavy-duty rear coils. I’ve tinkered with the ride height, both up and down 1-inch a couple times, including last week when I lowered it an inch again so … 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    

Factor 55 HitchLink And FlatLink MultiMount

The founder and man at the helm of Factor 55 is an engineer with an aerospace background who creates and tests everything right here in the USA, at Boise, Idaho. Factor 55 continues to design and manufacture what are arguably the best Closed System Winching™ and recovery products available. Cutting-corners, and making stuff cheaper or offshore is not an option. … Read More

Alignment After Lift

After installing TUFTRUCK front coil springs the caster and camber were still great. Toe needed adjustment. If you want your truck to drive well and your tires to last as long as possible, make sure alignment settings are optimal. James Langan Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All Rights Reserved Resource: TUFTRUCK       

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