- Truck Falls Off Bridge, Saved by Safety Chains; CyberLandr Cybertruck Camper, and a Silverado Conversion You Gotta See!
Truck Falls Off Bridge, Saved by Safety Chains; CyberLandr Cybertruck Camper, and a Silverado Conversion You Gotta See!
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Truck Falls Off Bridge in Idaho, Saved by Safety Chains
A Ford F-350 was found hanging over the railing of the Malad Gorge bridge on Idaho Interstate 84, connected to its trailer by only the safety chains.
Rescuers were able to retrieve two dogs and two human occupants from the vehicle with non-life-threatening injuries.
Is the Hyundai Santa Cruz a Truck?
Hyundai doesn't want you to call its Santa Cruz a pickup truck. Design Manager, Brad Arnold, puts it this way: "Everything, from its proportions to its lighting conveys that it's not a truck, it's a Santa Cruz."
The Santa Cruz is said to share its definitely-not-a-truck bones with the Tucson SUV, similar to how Honda's Ridgeline is related to the Pilot.
CyberLandr Tesla Truck Camper
Self-proclaimed "Technoking of Tesla," Elon Musk, left the 4x4 world with their mouths agape when the veil was lifted on the company's Cybertruck in late 2019. Now, CyberLandr has released plans for what appears to be the first camper conversion for Tesla's truck. CyberLandr's in-bed camper weighs 1,360 pounds wet and offers a retractable habitat every bit as outrageous as the truck inside which it fits.
Niceties include a kitchen, bathroom with a dry-flush toilet, queen bed, 32-inch TV with StarLink satellite dish, 500 kW solar array, and much more. The setup is said to only reduce the Cybertruck's battery range by 5 percent.
Reserve yours for just shy of $50,000, which might be more than you spend on the Cybertruck itself.
Gaia GPS App Updated!
If you loved the Gaia GPS mobile app, you should adore it after the most recent upgrade. Gaia added more than 150,000 miles of additional National Forest 4x4 roads and trails, brand new worldwide tree cover and relief shading, and point-to-point mileage markers that show distances between trail segments. And don't worry, the same fast and efficient downloads can still be expected whether you need detailed imagery of a national park or maps spanning three states for your next backcountry trip.
The Great American Crawl 2021 Dates!
Do you own a 4x4 and have a burning desire to 'wheel it through some of America's landmark off-road destinations with other enthusiastic four-wheelers?
Check out the Great American Crawl (GAC), brought to fruition by Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels and Rockstar Performance Garage. GAC is a series of trail rides featuring highly popular 4x4 destinations in different parts of the United States, offering trails from tame to gnarly in all different types of terrain. Rock buggy, stock machine, or anywhere in between, camaraderie is the goal of GAC events.
Here are the dates: June 4-6, Badlands Off Road Park, Indiana; June 18-20, Rausch Creek Off Road Park, Pennsylvania; July 16-18, Hollerwood Park, South Carolina; August 6-8, Gulches ORV Park, South Carolina; August 29-31, Choccolocco Mountain, Alabama; September 9-11, Carnage Canyon, Colorado; November 11-13, Table Mesa, Arizona.
Blain's Bodyshop and Auto Sales: 2018/72 C10 Pickup
What you're looking at is a 2018 Chevy Silverado. It's got the air conditioning, interior comforts, powertrain, and aerodynamics of a new truck, and it's all blended with the old-school style of a 1972 C10 pickup. Blain's Bodyshop & Auto Sales in Lepanto, Arkansas, used new sheetmetal from LMC Truck to reskin the 2018 Silverado, added period-correct paint, and created this 100-percent daily drivable creation.