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    Video: Creative carpentry - tree branch used as spare tire
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    A greener kind of spare tire – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Man's indomitable spirit and ingenuity are wonderful things – they allow for man to persevere in the most trying of situations. Aron Ralston hacked off his own arm and survived after a boulder trapped him in Blue ...

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    The Retriever lets you tow 5,000 pounds... with a Honda Goldwing
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    The Retriever – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We don't know why you'd want to haul a car with a Honda Goldwing, but a Swedish company called Coming Through hasn't constrained themselves to our tiny imaginations. That's why they've created The Retriever, a stowable towing unit you ...

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    Toyota lowers tow-rating of Tundra, but it's a good thing
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    Automakers have been on the honor system when stating the tow ratings of their pickups, and that has led to lofty numbers that could only be achieved under a very particular set of ideal conditions. Claiming the biggest number for any truck spec is a big deal, but maximum towing capacity is the ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Heavy Duty trucks set new HD standard
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    2011 GM HD Trucks - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Usually whenever we head out to a new vehicle press launch, we have to sit through exhaustive technical and marketing presentations before we get a chance to climb behind the wheel. However, General Motors put us straight into a dual-rear ...

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    GM announces best-in-class towing, payload figures for heavy-duty Silverado, Sierra
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    2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors has just announced the hauling capacities for the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pickups. The new trucks can now pull up to 21,700 pounds in fifth-wheel configuration and lug around 6,635 ...

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    What CDL? You don't need no stinkin' license to pull two trailers in Michigan!
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    Michigan is a state of contradictions. The authorities there are so worried about your focus on the road in front of you that it's illegal to hang anything on your rear-view mirror. Yet if you want to triple tow - that's pulling two trailers at one time, like an RV camper and a boat - you can do it ...

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    Track Trailer Tvan world's beefiest camper trailer
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    Click above for more images of the Track Tvan If you're one of those take-no-prisoners off-road types, then we've found the perfect camper trailer for you. It's called the Tvan, and it's made by Track Trailer. The company, Australian-based and located outside Melbourne, has been in business since ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2008 Dodge Dakota Sport
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    When we first locked eyes on the 2008 Dodge Dakota at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show, we were breathless. The reason for our inability to process oxygen had everything to do with the ungainly sheet metal that covered the latest iteration of Dodge's midsize truck offering. The new Dakota is boxy with an ...

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    Pickuptruck.com concludes 2007 Heavy Duty Shootout... who won?
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    In Parts 1 and 2 of his 2007 Heavy Duty Shootout, Mike Levine and his cohorts from Pickuptruck.com compared the acceleration of gas three-quarter ton and diesel one-ton pickups from Dodge, Chevy/GMC and Ford on flat surfaces, both unloaded and loaded with 10,500-lb trailers. For the third and ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2008 Ford F-450 Lariat King Ranch
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    The first time we laid eyes on Ford's new F-450, we knew that we wanted to run one through the ringer. Intended to satisfy those customers who find traditional "one ton" dually trucks to be a bit too limiting, this massive vehicle pegged our more-is-better meter. The F-450 is, in fact, so big as to ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Toyota Tundra Limited
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    Click photo above to view a gallery of Tundra shotsI wanted to hate this thing. Toyota? Taking on the last bastion of red blooded American pickups? Yeah, right! The domestic manufacturers have kept cranking up quality, capability and refinement levels - who's this upstart think it is, anyway? Not ...

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    Touareg V10 TDI tows a 747
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    click on image to enlargeThis bit of news will no doubt be a big badge of honor for the few owners there are out there of the Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI. VW is hoping the number of Touareg TDI owners will grow, and demonstrated the diesel ute's mighty pulling power recently in a press event that ...

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    5.7-liter V8 in Toyota Tundra will produce 381 horsepower
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    Through the digital grape vine we came across an article on MSNBC that rehashes the impending battle between Ford, Chevy and Toyota on the full-size pickup front. We've heard this story before, hell, we've told this story before, but what caught our eye was close to the end of the article when ...

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    2008 Ford Super Duty brings more and then some
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    The 2008 Ford Super Duty F450 pickup is what an pickup truck is supposed to embody. It's big, real big and with reason. The new uber-truck boasts the highest towing capacity in its class, with the ability to pull 24,000 pounds or haul around 6,000 in payload. It will come equipped with Tow Command, ...

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    Heavy-duty Nissan Titan on track for 2009
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    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Nissan does plan on building a heavy-duty version of its Nissan Titan pickup that will be ready for sale in late 2009. Production of the Quest minivan at the company's Canton, Miss. plant where both models are produces will likely be moved to make room for ...

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    PSA: What to do after a car crash
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    Few people think about car crashes before they happen, and immediately after one occurs isn't the time to start. Therefore, putting a few minutes into post-crash preparation makes sense before finding yourself staring into a deflated airbag with a dazed look. Doug Flint from The Car Connection ...

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    Autoblog Travelogue - Trailer Queens and Kings of One Lap of America
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    A few years ago, some enterprising One Lapper that was short on lebensraum and/or tool space sourced a small trailer and a hitch for their racecar. The next year, what was a mere curiosity became a major piece of pit gear overnight, quickly evolving into a game of 'one-upsmanship,' a common theme ...

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