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The all-new 1500 Silverado and Sierra

November 5, 2018

My Chevy Silverado first drive was in Jackson Hole, Wyo., followed by a GMC Sierra first drive in Newfoundland, Canada. It was a big year for changes. Next year we’ll see new heavy duty trucks,...


2019: The year of the truck

August 3, 2018

So much truck news going on this year and next year. I’ve already driven and towed with the 2019 Ram 1500. I’ve had the 2018 Ford F150 diesel for over a week, we’ll cover that...


2019 Silverado engines

June 1, 2018

The all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 power lineup includes: Over half of the models will be equipped with the most advanced V-8s in the brands’ history: updated versions of Chevrolet’s proven 5.3L and 6.2L engines equipped...


Sundling: CM Truck Beds

April 27, 2018

On the farm, I found my favorite tool when I put a steel flatbed on my 1977 C30 Chevy dually. With the stiff springs in the 1977 one ton, adding the weight of the steel...


Sundling: First drive in the all-new Ram 1500

March 23, 2018

Took my first drive in the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 in Arizona where the cactus are tall and the boulders are big. The all-new Ram is quieter, more fuel efficient, with less vibration and improved...


Sundling: Specialty trailers for market animals

January 12, 2018

Took two of my grandkids to the 112th National Western Stock Show last week. Their favorite place was the petting zoo upstairs in the Hall of Education. We didn’t go on a weekend as the...


Sundling: How many trailer tires do you have?

October 27, 2017

Trailer tires are the bane of my existence. In the last couple of years, I’ve had five trailer blowouts. And each time I had bent trailer fenders, broke clearance lights and demolished license plates along with...


Sundling: The 2017 Honda Ridgeline

June 1, 2017

Is it a truck? Yes, it’s different, though it may be the future of trucks. I see it as another choice in a crowed mid-size category. The good: This new model looks more like a...


Sundling: The Jack-E-Up and Trailer Legs

April 21, 2017

I’ve found and tested a couple of new trailer accessories, both made in the USA: Jack-E-Up, the better way to use your trailer jack. Stop bending your trailer jack, protect your truck’s tailgate and protect...


Sundling: The 2018 Ford F-150

March 24, 2017

I just got used to the Ford F-150 for 2017 with the new second-generation Eco Boost 3.5L twin turbo with more power, dual injection and 10-speed auto tranny. But Ford flew me to Detroit to...


Sundling: The new and improved 2017 Ford Raptor

January 16, 2017

I didn’t know a truck could ever get me this excited and I live and breathe trucks! I’ve been steering trucks for 45 years and this is the most fun I’ve had. We climbed rocks...


Sundling: Nissan is learning to compete with others

December 13, 2016

I was there when it all started, in 2003 Nissan introduced the all-new 2004 Titan half ton truck at Napa Valley, Cali. We were in wine country driving the new trucks on the Silverado Highway....