Featured Towing Tech:
Exhaust gas temperature, typically referred to simply as EGT, is a vital concept to understand with regards to the operation of any diesel engine, especially in high load cases. Sustained periods of operation at high EGTs can lead to catastrophic failure without any prior warning signs.
For the dedicated tow rig, the aftermarket has a variety of modifications available to improve performance, fuel economy, and reduce EGTs while towing. Check out these essential towing mods and how they can benefit your rig.
Pinout diagrams for trailer connectors are essential in troubleshooting trailer wiring problems. For your convenience, here's the wiring specifications for common 7, 6, and 4 pin connectors.
Selecting a hitch type requires careful consideration to the application and weight of the intended load - here's all you need to know about the various hitch connection types, including the pros and cons of each.
The three primary trailer brake types are hydraulic surge, electric, and air brakes. Each brake type has its own specific advantages, disadvantages, and applications. Learn more about trailer brakes and how these three common types operate.
Definitions for GAWR, GCWR, GVWR, and other important specs provided by vehicle manufacturers in addition to towing tips, advice, and considerations.
Water methanol injection is a widely popular aftermarket modification that improves performance and reduces exhaust gas temps by cooling the intake air charge. Pure water injection is popular in towing applications where maximum intake air charge cooling is achieved by injecting distilled water into the air horn during high load operation.
Allowing an engine to warm up on a cold morning can be as important as letting a hot engine cool down following an extensive haul. However, there are points at which warm up and cool down periods become excessive.
Replacing and/or repairing electric trailer brakes, including how to properly setup a typical drum brake system.
*Maximum available payload capacity with optional diesel engine