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
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
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
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