What Can I Tow?

"What can I tow?" and "Can I tow that?" (with my truck, SUV, car, minivan) are two of the most common questions that people...

How and Why to Monitor Tire Pressure

There is no way to guarantee that you won't have a flat. As well, you can't be 100% always saved from damage when a...

Roadside Tire Change – being prepared

I was never a Boy Scout, but I do fully subscribe to the motto of "Be Prepared." Especially in things that scare you or...

Escapees SmartWeight – getting individual wheel weights

As I've blogged about before, I'm a stickler for knowing where I'm at with my truck and camper weights. I have weighed my rig...

How to Weigh a Fifth Wheel Camper (on a single scale)

I previously wrote about weighing a fifth wheel camper from the perspective that one would be using a CAT scale which is setup with...

Truck Mod: DeeZee Tailgate Assist – must have!

The DeeZee Tailgate Assist helps lower your truck tailgate in a controlled fashion. You can literally open the latch and let it fall and...

What Can I Tow Calculators

On my page, "What Can I Tow?", I introduce 2 methods for figuring out how much you can tow with your truck/SUV and stay...

Towing Pin/Tongue Weight Calculator

A lot of times, during the research and evaluation process of fifth wheels is trying to figure out if your truck can or cannot...

Screen Door Cover Babyproofing Mod

Little man wants to see everything going on around- to the point that he'll push his head into the screen to get it to...

Where to get weighed? No, not you- your truck and camper!

A lot of people know that they should get weighed, but don't know where to go. Here are some ideas for that: CAT Scale (aka truck...

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