travel trailer battery boxes

12 volt vs 6 volt Deep Cycle Batteries for Trailers

Learn how wiring two 6 volt batteries in series (resulting in a 12v system voltage) may provide greater battery life for your trailer than a pair of 12 volt batteries wired in parallel.

1983 Ford Ranger

History of the Diesel Powered Ford Ranger

Unbeknownst to many, the Ford Ranger made it's debut in 1983. The little Perkins diesel didn't make much power, but it was rated for up to 41 mpg on the highway. A more powerful Mitsubishi turbodiesel found its way into the Ranger before the diesel option disappeared near the end of the 1980s.

 

 

GMC Canyon midsize pickup

Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon 2.8L Duramax

GM's midsize twins take the segment by storm with a class exclusive Duramax turbodiesel, which has earned EPA rated 31 mpg highway and 22 mpg city fuel economy.

Aisin A466ND transmission found in Nissan Titan XD

A Closer Look at the Aisin A466ND - Specs & Ratios

Transmitting power for the Titan XD's 5.0L Cummins, the Aisin A466ND and it's electronic controls are closely integrated with the torque biased turbodiesel.

3.2L Power Stroke diesel

Ford's Inline 5 Cylinder 3.2L Power Stroke Diesel

Ford introduced the 3.2L Power Stroke for their 2015 model year Transit Van. Producing only 185 horsepower, the small diesel favors fuel economy over performance. There was speculation that this engine would find it's way into F-150 models, however this rumor has since been debunked.

2014 Dodge Ram HD

Torque Wars - Historical Cummins, Power Stroke, Duramax HP, Torque Ratings

Year-by-year comparison of horsepower and torque ratings for all Duramax, Cummins, and Power Stroke diesels.

Nissan Titan XD

Nissan Titan XD - Identity Crisis, or Class of its own

Nissan's 5.0L Cummins powered Titan XD is without a doubt an alluring diesel option, but does the pickup platform fit into any long standing segment or simply get lost between two categories?

TorqueFlite 8 automatic transmission

Ram's "TorqueFlite 8" Eight Speed Automatic Transmission

The EcoDiesel's eight speed transmission strategically selects gears to maximize both performance and fuel economy. With 8 forward speeds, torque converter lockup in all speeds, and lightning quick shifts, the ZF engineered TorqueFlite 8 transmission is a modern marvel.

diesel oil draining

Cummins, Duramax, Power Stroke Diesel Oil Guide

Oil viscosity charts, oil capacities, and oil filter part numbers for all Cummins, Duramax, and Power Stroke diesels.

diesel fuel pump

What is Fuel Dilution in Diesel Engines?

Fuel dilution is an unavoidable phenomenon that occurs naturally in all engines. If the rate of fuel dilution exceeds acceptable limits, the life of the engine may ultimately become compromised. Learn more about the causes of fuel dilution, the important of routine service, and how you limit the rate at which diesel fuel contaminates your engine oil.

gooseneck trailer hitch in pickup bed

Trailer Tow Hitch Guide - Conventional, Gooseneck, 5th Wheel, and Pintle Hitch Type Information

Advantages and disadvantages between various trailer hitch types.

2017 Ram HD

6.7L Cummins

I-6 Turbodiesel

385 hp @ 2,800 rpm

900 lb-ft @ 1,700 rpm

31,210 lbs max tow

2017 Silverado & Sierra HD

6.6L Duramax L5P

V-8 Turbodiesel

445 hp @ 2,800 rpm

910 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

23,300 lbs Max Tow

2017 Ford Super Duty

6.7L Power Stroke

V-8 Turbodiesel

440 hp @ 2,800 rpm

925 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm

32,500 lbs max tow

6.7L Cummins Turbodiesel Specs 6.6L Duramax LML Specs 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel Specs
Aisin AS69RC Transmission Tech Allison 1000 Transmission Tech 6R140 TorqShift Transmission Tech
Chrysler 68RFE Transmission Tech 6.5L GM Diesel Glow Plug Replacement 5R110W TorqShift Transmission Service
Dead Pedal? Cummins APPS Replacement 6.5L GM Diesel Fuel Pump Replacement Sterling 10.25, 10.50 Rear Axle Service