truck stuff:

I'm sure there are several lovely ladies out there who see the affection between a dude and his truck and think, "Can that stupid thing shave its legs and look half as good as I do in a skirt? Didn't ...
Oh, come on now, it looks much more complicated than it really is. Though they're atypical, roof top tents could very well be the answer to the comfort woes of those who don't approve of sleeping on ...
I resisted a minivan for years. Instead I preferred to shove a kid, a dog, a weeks worth of camping/outdoor gear (and on one occasion 3 chickens) into or on top of our wagon. There was zero floor ...
Much as I appreciate dirtbagging, and much as I appreciate my own outfitted truck, I don't see much wrong with just browsing the menu from time to time. At the end of the day, or, rather, come my ...
Some guys would trade their right arm for a track day in a Koenigsegg, or a garage large enough for one each: a beautiful Aston Martin Rapide, a classic Porche 911, a Mercedes McLaren Roadster, ...
Created on Mon May 2, 2011
Photo via saddletramps You might know about my little fondness for campers. Vehicles with not just living space on board, but a sense of style that taps into the heart of your inner creature (or your ...
Just when you thought I was going totally stupid for posting about station wagons, I ratchet it up a notch and bring you the minivan; okay, I mean a rap about a minivan. You'll enjoy this video.
The age of the station wagon is coming to an end, according to our buds Tom and Ray of Car Talk (actually, it's Jim Motavalli). Maybe you're sighing in relief. Maybe you're saying, "No duh, bro." ...
"A little about the van. He got it for a steal, but I soon found out why . . . A little electrical work here, reupholstering some seats there . . . But, the restoration wasn’t enough. The van ...
I'm the type of guy who believes that cars - when you treat them right - have seductive idiosyncratic personalities that work their way into your heart and force you to fall in love with them. I'm not ...
On my way home from the Mojave National Preserve, not one, not two, but three strangers eyed my truck, slid their sunglasses down their noses, grinned in a funny way, and said, "Well, it looks like ...
Yes, you're looking at two spare tires. Giant ones.  And a canoe. What the hell kind of weekend family camping trip is this, Stephens? Well, it's not.  This is what a round-the-world family camper ...
Uncle Greg and his ever cute niece, Chloe, take in the sunset on the Sea of Cortez in Baja.  How about his well-packed Toyota Tacoma? Two things remain the same when you're packing for a trip to ...
It'll be amazing, really, if in 30 years from now 30-something aged bloggers like myself are posting things like, "Dear Mom and Dad - thanks for showing me all the wonders of the indoors when I was ...
Madness? Genius?  Something else? This Piaggio Ape 50 has some serious style. Dirtbagging of yore has some steep competition in the chic department thanks to a German fellow named Cornelius Comanns. ...
Once upon a time, loading my backpack with three days worth of food, camping gear, and a pair of Chacos slammed my face with an unyielding grin that only a Monday morning in commuter traffic could ...
You gotta hand it to this dude, Philippe Perakis, the brain behind the swissRoomBox.  He's a former professional mountain biker who, like many of us, found a girl and rather quickly determined ...
Created on Fri Sep 3, 2010
The Turks have this saying: "A good companion shortens the longest road." In this instance, here's this Nissan Frontier we've owned since November of 2005, and just this week she rolled 100,000 miles. ...
Brooke's essay dives into the world of off-highway driving.  As she's seen, and as she's dealt with first-hand, it's a macho world that's not very inviting to women.  Off-road trips with ...
Reader question: "How often do you find the actual need for 4x4?  Would a 2wd with a rear locker get us most places? I ask this because of the cost of the 4x4 is way more in most cases than that of ...

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