Hitch Hints

Towing with a Turbocharged 2.0 Litre

Over the last couple of years, we have been getting increasing numbers of inquiries about what you can tow with a 4-cylinder turbo, so...

Canadian Made Tow Vehicles

The auto industry contributes billions of dollars to the Canadian economy every year. It is not just from direct employment in the assembly plants....

Brake Hints

Every week visitors to the store come in with towing stability concerns that they need correcting. When we road test their rigs, 90 per...

Load capacity of 3/4 ton trucks

Understanding your truck’s door sticker.  Some automakers have started printing payload capacity on the door sticker of new trucks in addition to GVWR and GAWR...

Andy Takes A Trip with A Pickup Truck

Can the 2018 Dodge Ram EcoDiesel change my opinion on Pickups? I know, I know. I don’t usually tow Airstreams with a pickup truck. For...

Is Your Tow Vehicle Working Too Hard?

Our 2014 Dodge Caravan has 200,000 kilometres on it most of those have been spent towing and many of those kilometres are towing trailers...

Aerodynamic Lightweights – Does shape make a difference?

Can a full-size trailer outperform a compact unit at the gas pumps? We put the theory to the test! By...

How I Convinced My Wife She Didn’t Need an SUV.

I am certainly not in step with the vehicle market anymore. SUV sales are skyrocketing, and sedans are getting harder to sell every year....

What you need to know to tow your RV

Every year, the readers of the RV Lifestyle Buyer’s Guide ask me how to select the right hitch for their tow vehicle and the...

Front Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive, or All-Wheel Drive?

Hello Andrew: Thank you for your presentation at the recent RV Show at the International Centre. I definitely found your session to be most...

Built to Tow or Marketed to Tow?

Dear Andy: I just read your article about towing the Lance trailer from California to Ontario, using a little Jeep Cherokee - but on...

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...