2017 3/4-Ton Premium Truck Challenge: How They Towed

Roll on to any work site where there’s trailered equipment and odds are great you’ll see three-quarter-ton diesel 4x4s, mostly crew cabs, handling the towing tasks. Many of those same pickups can be found hooked to toy haulers or recreational vehicles at camping areas on weekends. Those driving the upper trim levels of these favored trailer toters are likely upper-tier executives in the building and construction trades, owners of farms and ranches, or they run some other substantial business. For our 2017 3/4-Ton Premium Truck Challenge, we had a diverse mix of trim levels and price tags, but each of the competitors were high-end, crew-cab diesel 4x4s. The 2017 Nissan Titan XD Platinum Reserve held down the low end of the price spectrum at $63,905 (prices include destination) and the 2017 Ford Super Duty F-250 King Ranch topped the range at $76,545. Right in the middle sat the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LTZ Midnight Edition at $67,940 and the 2017 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn at $71,300. The question we had — despite the price differences, trim levels and on-paper capabilities — was how they handle towing a factory gooseneck hitch setup. Each of the four trucks was ...

Not everyone has an air conditioner at home, and even if you do, an extra boost

Not everyone has an air conditioner at home, and even if you do, an extra boost to spread that lovely cool air around the room isn’t a bad idea. But with some fans retailing for $500 and up, you might be looking out for a better deal. Well, if this is the case, you’ve come to the right place, as we bring you a guide on what cheap fans are available, whether you’re looking for a desk fan, pedestal, floor or tower fan. Before we jump into the brands, the first thing you might like to decide on is which type of fan you need. Whether you’re after something small for your office desk or one to cover a whole room, here are the four main types you’ll typically find in stores: We’ll be covering the following models in this review, but there’s plenty more to be had in the cheap fan department. We’ve searched the web for the cheapest fans we could find at the time of writing. This 10cm USB fan from Target works via a USB connection. It has a compact design with a total height of 14.5cm and comes in a variety of colours – black, blue, pink and white. It has metal and plastic construction, plus is designed with an adjustable vertical angle and one speed setting. Just flick the switch on the...