Hitch Hints

Transmission Programming – Andy Thomson’s Hitch Hints

Shifting gears can extend the life of your tranny. Now that transmissions have so many gears, there is a lot more shifting going on during...

Towing With Tall Trucks

A couple of issues ago, I wrote about how tall many of the new pickups are becoming, and the difficulty of fitting and towing...

DISPLACEMENTS AND AERODYNAMICS

Not long ago, an RV Lifestyle Magazine reader sent me a very interesting question: Hi Andy I have read several of your articles including one...

2016 TOW VEHICLES

Compiled by Garth W. Cane RVers across the country are gearing up for another season on the road but before your travels, don't miss the new 2016/2017 tow vehicles that represent some...

TOWING WITH A HALF-TON OR THREE-QUARTER-TON

Today we debate the merits of half-ton and three-quarter-ton trucks… next time we will discuss the merits of duallies! A few years ago, I visited a dealership in...

Towing With The Family Car

It's easier than you thought! The Detroit Auto Show is always an interesting visit for the RV Lifestyle tech editors. Garth and I have been enjoying the press...

Determining Aerodynamics, Hills & Power

HITCH HINTS ANDY THOMSON When the Vista Cruiser trailer from Gulfstream was launched six years ago we were excited about its introduction.  At the time, many...

Ford Taurus SHO Eco-boost

Over the last 40 years, we have used many different turbocharged engines for towing; our concern has always been overheating the exhaust valves. We...

Towing Through the Years

The trip Florida from Ontario is a pretty common one with the bulk of the travelers using Interstate 75 from Detroit to the sunny...

Pivoting Pin Box or Sliding Hitch?

When RV’ers are considering a fifth wheel trailer they often ask if it will feel more stable on the road than a travel trailer...

Towing Test: Mercedes GLK 250 BlueTEC

There are several diesel SUVs on the market that are very capable tow vehicles as they offer more than 400 pounds of torque. While...

To Boost or Not to Boost

For the last two years one of our favorite tow vehicles has been our Taurus SHO. It currently has 55,000 kilometres (with a substantial...