Trucks: And the Kitchen Sink

The pickup truck was once the mainstay of rural America. It was used for everything from hauling feed and machinery to taking the family to church on Sunday. Americans are still piling into the small trucks, but now their destinations are likely to be the beaches, mountains or woods. And their trucks have many of the comforts of home —beds, toilet and kitchen facilities, all tucked into a piggyback camper behind the cab. Last week, as the camping season began in earnest, a record number of those recreational trucks took to the...

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