Ed­i­tor’s In­box


This month, we have com­piled a sam­pling of emails we re­ceived in re­sponse to my edi­to­rial in the V44, #2 is­sue ask­ing a se­ries of ques­tions (listed be­low) about your likes and dis­likes in the pages of Truckin and in our so­cial me­dia space. The peo­ple be­low (and a whole bunch of oth­ers) will be re­ceiv­ing a Truckin T-shirt and sticker for their con­tri­bu­tions.


What is your fa­vorite as­pect of the book: lifted fea­tures, event or show cov­er­age, sus­pen­sion tech, DIY drive­way tech?

What part of the book do you think is a waste of space?

Are you a fan of our so­cial me­dia chan­nels: face­book.com/truck­in­mag and instagram.com/truck­in­magazine? If so, how of­ten do you en­gage or use the #Truck­in­magazine hash­tag? Do you en­joy easy DIY tech pieces, or do you pre­fer full-on truck makeovers? How about long-term project buildups?

Do you en­joy the dual cov­ers (Lifted on the news­stand, Laid Out in your mail­box)? Should we change it up more of­ten?

Are you a sub­scriber? Why or why not?

Any ad­di­tional com­ments, likes, or dis­likes?

An­swers: What’s up guys!

My fa­vorite as­pect of the book is def­i­nitely Read­ers’ Rides. I love see­ing what’s out there and what kind of crazy ideas other peo­ple have come up with for their rides. It gives me a good feel for what works and what doesn’t, so I can have a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of my own truck.

The big­gest waste of space is Toy­otas, LOL. I think you guys do a great job in­cor­po­rat­ing all dif­fer­ent as­pects into the mag­a­zine.

Just be­cause a cer­tain page doesn’t ap­ply to me, the guy next door could need that one spe­cific page to an­swer a ques­tion he may have. Ev­ery­thing in here is ben­e­fi­cial in some way, and I like how it’s a parts catalog as well as read­ing ma­te­rial in­stead of just kind of look­ing at pic­tures and not re­ally learn­ing any­thing.

I am ab­so­lutely a fan of your so­cial me­dia. There’s no bet­ter way to pass the time than to scroll through your Instagram and see cus­tom truck after cus­tom truck. Un­for­tu­nately, I have not yet used the hash­tag, as my truck is not fully com­pleted. I will ab­so­lutely send in some pic­tures as soon as I get the last cou­ple of things done on it. So be watch­ing for an all-black-ev­ery­thing sin­gle cab ’12 Sil­ver­ado with a 6/8 drop!

I en­joy both DIY projects and full-on makeovers. I think they are both in­cred­i­bly im­por­tant. Start­ing with a blank can­vas and trans­form­ing your truck into a mag­a­zine-wor­thy mas­ter­piece is a feel­ing be­yond words, and this mag­a­zine is the go-to for all those things.

I do en­joy the dual cov­ers. I am a big fan of both low­ered and lifted trucks, so hav­ing a va­ri­ety is su­per cool. I do think maybe a switch up would be cool, though. Even if it was a month of one, and then a month of the other, or how­ever you worked it out, I think you could re­ally draw in those lifted-spe­cific guys hav­ing the is­sue sent straight to their mail­box.

I am a sub­scriber! Trucks are the most won­der­ful things in the world, and there’s no bet­ter way to pass the time than to have an en­tire mag­a­zine full of parts, ac­ces­sories, and fin­ished projects to con­nect truck guys around the na­tion.

I can’t wait to some­day have my own truck in this mag­a­zine, and I look for­ward to hear­ing back from you! Thanks for all you guys do and have a great rest of your day!

Chris­tian Lane Washington, Illi­nois

Dear Truckin,

My fa­vorite as­pect of the mag­a­zine is Wrenchin’ (tech) and Read­ers’ Rides.

There is no wasted space in Truckin!

I’m sorry, I don’t fol­low it on Face­book.

I love the do-it-your­self pieces. And I would like to see more full project builds.

Please keep do­ing dual cov­ers!

I’m not a cur­rent sub­scriber. I sub­scribed to Clas­sic Trucks and Truckin for years.

Thank you for your time,

Steve Mor­row Mont­gomery City, Mis­souri


I’m an old guy. What I en­joy the least is the lifted fea­tures, be­cause they’re hard to get into and too easy to hurt your­self when you fall out of one of them.

I sup­pose most peo­ple would say all the ad­ver­tise­ments, but they are what’s pay­ing the bills. I look at all the ads search­ing for prod­ucts I may want to in­cor­po­rate in my truck.

No, I have not been on any so­cial me­dia.

I en­joy all the DIY tech pieces. It doesn’t bother me to see a longterm project take more than one mag­a­zine is­sue to com­plete.

I’m glad the laid-out cover comes in the mail­box. I don’t buy the news­stand copy to get the lifted pic­ture.

I am a sub­scriber and have been for years. I don’t miss any is­sues. It comes ear­lier than those that go to the news­stand, and it costs less per copy as a sub­scriber.

I think I am like a lot of your read­ers. I like to mod­ify my truck, but I still want to be able to use it as a truck.

Richard Tip­ple Gal­lipo­lis, Ohio

Ques­tions An­swered,

I would change noth­ing. I can hon­estly say I read your mag­a­zine cover to cover. I un­der­stand that ads are nec­es­sary, too.

I am a fan of your Instagram page, not Face­book. I use IG daily. I en­joy all three, but if I had to choose one, it would be the longterm project builds.

Dual cov­ers are cool; I’m a sub­scriber and a laid-out guy, so I like it the way it is.

I’ve been a sub­scriber for more than 10 years. You guys of­fer a great prod­uct. Plus, I’ve been a cus­tom truck fan since I was 17! My only com­plaint is the mag­a­zines have got­ten thin­ner over the years. I miss the thick mag­a­zines where you can stack 12 is­sues on top of each other and it comes out to some kind of pinup. Plus, there’s more ma­te­rial to read.

Eric Flow­ers Hum­ble, Texas

Hey Truckin,

My fa­vorite is the lifted fea­tures; I don’t care for the low­ered trucks. I don’t have Face­book.

I pre­fer both DIY and full-on truck makeovers. I don’t care for the laid-out in the mail­box.

I used to be a sub­scriber, but like I said, I don’t like the laid-out trucks and do the lifted— plus, there’s too many ads and not enough about the trucks.

Thomas Hahto Lake­land, Florida

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