If you’re like me, you are curious about what goes into our trucks and how it works. That kind of knowledge makes decisions about upgrading, maintenance, and casual conversation go much smoother. So with that in mind, just what is DEF for diesel trucks? Put simply, it’s a means to reduce air pollution. Diesel Exhaust … Read more What is DEF for Diesel Trucks?
What is a steering stabilizer for? How are they mounted? Can you drive without one? What is “best practice” for this particular upgrade? I had a rough idea of what they are before I started writing this, but I wanted to really understand them better- enough to make an informed decision when it comes time … Read more What Is a Steering Stabilizer For?
What is “airing down”? Why do you want to do it? What pressure is best? Tire air pressure is not a “one size fits all” concept. When I’m pulling a heavy trailer, I want my tires aired up, especially the rear tires, up around 80 psi. My buddy, when driving his jeep on old skidding … Read more Off Road Air Pressure – For Trucks
A RV, or recreational vehicle, can come in many different flavors. Short, off-road style trailers with a roof top tent mounted to the top are fairly light and can be pulled just about anywhere, while a 40 foot travel trailer or fifth wheel offers all the comforts of home. Motor homes offer a nice living … Read more Should I Buy a RV?
Overlanding and back country camping have exploded in North America over the last few years. The idea of outfitting a 4×4 vehicle and heading off into the forests, deserts, grasslands; into the places most other people have never seen is gaining a lot of traction. The question becomes how do you spend days off grid? … Read more Do I Need a Roof Top Tent?
Tonneau covers are great. They look good. They prevent theft. They keep your stuff dry. For these, and any other reasons you can think of, you’ve decided to get a pickup tonneau cover (also known as a bed cover, or bed cap), but you don’t know what will work best. No worries, I didn’t either … Read more So You Need a Pickup Tonneau Cover
There is a lot of information out there these days, but sometimes it is hard to dig deep enough to understand the “why” behind the products available. When you’re looking at a snowy day, wondering if your all season tires are good enough, or if you really need to get a set of tire chains, … Read more Winter Tires vs. Chains – How do I Know What’s Best?
The “owner portal” for your rig can give you some pretty cool information, like recall notices (these are important, free maintenance!), estimates for when future maintenance is due, software updates for your Ford Sync, a cost savings program, and tons of related articles. If you’re like me, you cringe every time you have to go … Read more Ford Sync Owner Account – It’s Useful
If you have a truck, you’ve probably thought about off-road wheels and tires at some point. How big should the tire be? How much wheel do you need? What are the benefits of having a wide tire vs a skinny one? How much do they cost? The purpose of this article is to get a … Read more Off Road Wheels and Tires
If you have a pickup, you have cargo. Or, you have friends and family that have cargo. Either way, you are going to find yourself hauling stuff at some point, and you are going to want to protect that all important aspect of your truck, so you’ll want to protect it with a pickup truck … Read more Pickup Truck Bed Liners – What Works Best and Why