Watch This Guy Escape A Tow By Driving Right Off The Truck

Getting your car towed is, objectively, horrible. And once it’s on the truck, that tends to be the end of the argument you’ve got with The System. Even if you get to your car before the truck drives away, that’s it. Unless you’re this Jeep owner. In which case you just drive away anyways. » 3/30/15 4:35pm Yesterday 4:35pm

This Rare Compact Airstream Looks Boss With A Matching Ford Raptor

You don't need an off-road trailer to get to some incredible camping spots. Check out how good this Airstream Basecamp looks with a color-matched Ford Raptor posting up on the Oregon Coast! » 3/18/15 12:29pm 3/18/15 12:29pm

Bad Ass Brushed-Steel 2015 Jeep Renegade Has A Perfect Mini-Me Trailer

This 2015 Jeep Renegade will be on display at the Geneva Auto Show, with a finish fresh off a fancy microwave and an adorable off-road trailer made out of another Renegade. » 2/27/15 4:20pm 2/27/15 4:20pm

Watch A V6 Ford F-150 Tow A Big Rig Through The Chicago Blizzard

Here's a great example of trucks helping trucks, and an even better opportunity for Ford fanboys to fap themselves silly. The snowdump might be finished, but the streets of Chicago look pretty hopeless in the aftermath and this F-150 pulls off a righteous recovery effort. » 2/03/15 10:27am 2/03/15 10:27am

This Towing Fail Video Is Maybe The Stupidest Thing I've Ever Seen

Calling it right now: this is the towing fail of 2015. And we're not even done with January yet. That, or it's just a cruel and trollish joke. » 1/20/15 9:49am 1/20/15 9:49am

Plan To Pick Up SUV With A Crane Goes From Bad To Catastrophic Failure

Crane-style tow trucks are pretty common in places where space is limited. Even though this particular one seems to have plenty of room to operate; whoever hooked up this Volkswagen Touareg did just about everything wrong. » 12/10/14 11:26am 12/10/14 11:26am

Watch This Determined Jeep Pull A Big Rig Ten Times Its Towing-Max

The Jeep Commander's top tow rating is 7,200 pounds. A semi-truck, trailer, and cargo can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. This disabled big rig looks pretty heavily loaded, yet the SUV is making a solid effort of lugging it up Route 83. » 12/05/14 6:19pm 12/05/14 6:19pm

Nissan Titan Cummins Diesel Will Be Set Up For Hardcore Towing

Automakers basically pick one of two reasons to put a diesel engine in a pickup truck: fuel economy, or low-end power for heavy towing. This gooseneck trailer in Nissan's booth at the LA Auto show confirms the Cummins Diesel Titan will have an emphasis on pulling power. » 11/20/14 1:32pm 11/20/14 1:32pm

2015 Ford F-150 Can Tow 12,200 Lbs, Carry An Absurd 3,300 Lbs In Bed

The 2015 Ford F-150's maximum towing capacity has been announced at a massive 12,200 pounds, while payload (what it can hold in the bed) is an even more staggering 3,300 pounds. It's a hell of an evolution for the "half-ton" truck segment, which used to stand for a 1,000-lb payload rating. » 9/29/14 7:40am 9/29/14 7:40am

2015 Ford F-450 Meets SAE Tow Standard, Ram Refuses To Rescind Top Title

Ford has adopted the SAE J2807 towing-capacity measurement standard for their F-450 crew cab 4x4 pickup and maintained its insane 31,200 pound rating. They really want to end this "best-in-class" dispute with Ram, but Chrysler still won't concede that silly title. » 9/02/14 9:32am 9/02/14 9:32am

Ram Sticking To Contested, Pointless 'Best-In-Class' Claims

Weeks ago Ford told Ram to cease and desist making "best-in-class" heavy-duty towing claims. Ford says their new F-450 competes with (and bests) the Ram 3500, but Ram says phoey, and they're juicing their 6.7 Cummins engine by an extra 15 lb-ft of torque to take top-output for the 2015 model year. » 8/25/14 12:11pm 8/25/14 12:11pm

Watch This Oversize Load Completely Take Out A (Small) Building

And here we all learn the lesson that just because you've notified everyone that you are driving around an oversized load, does not make the load itself automatically smaller. It still has to fit in certain places, like around parking lot attendant buildings. » 8/20/14 6:16pm 8/20/14 6:16pm

How To Choose Between Ford, Chevrolet, & Ram

We just had another opportunity to pit comparably-equipped Ford, Chevrolet, and Ram's heavy-duty pickups against each other lugging 12,000 pound trailers up and down enormous hills. And you know what? I liked a little something about each of them. » 8/04/14 3:17pm 8/04/14 3:17pm

The Stupidity Of 'Best In Class' Claims, Retold As A Courtroom Drama

Automakers will bicker all day over "Best In Class" titles, 'cause they figure you'll abandon all other loyalties when you see those three little words. But after diving deeper on Ford and Ram's latest title tug-of-war, all I can tell you is why "best in class" is the last thing you should care about. » 7/31/14 10:28pm 7/31/14 10:28pm

This Is Why You Need A Big Truck To Tow Big Things In America

Ever wonder why little hatchbacks in European countries can tow big caravans just fine, but to tow anything in the United States, everyone seems to need a big pickup truck or SUV? One of our readers did, and this is what they found out. » 7/23/14 4:14pm 7/23/14 4:14pm

New Tow Ratings For Entire Ram Trucks Lineup Based On SAE Standard

Ford, Ram, and GM have promised to post half-ton truck tow ratings to the Society of Automotive Engineers' standard known as SAE J2807 for the 2015 model year. GM committed and we're still waiting on Ford, but Ram has taken an extra leap adhering to the standard for half-ton, three-quarter, and mighty one-ton pickups. » 7/18/14 9:53am 7/18/14 9:53am

Tow Truck Driver Swarmed By 'Thousands Of Bees' Hiding In Vehicle

"I tried to load it up and all of a sudden there were thousands of bees everywhere," said Wayne, Maine tow truck driver Jason Small describing what had to be the guy's worst day on the job ever. » 6/19/14 5:12pm 6/19/14 5:12pm

Why GM Lowering 2015 Silverado & Sierra Tow Ratings Is Such A Big Deal

J2807 is an independent standard for truck towing capacity developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Ford, GM, and Ram have promised to adopt this standard for the 2015 model year and GM's just made good; announcing revised ratings for the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and 2015 GMC Sierra. » 6/19/14 3:03pm 6/19/14 3:03pm