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RE: Where to buy aluminum wheels

Got mine here: http://recstuff.com/trailer-wheels x2, quick shipping too.
alexleblanc 05/05/16 05:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: new sewer hose container

I use one of these from Lowe's. Takes up a little space in the basement but it contains all thing messy in a single, dry, secure place. Cost you about $14. http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/899441/899441002823lg.jpg bingo - my tote is also sealed and gasketed so the smell(s) stay in it too.
alexleblanc 05/05/16 05:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just bought a new TV

nice looking truck, congrats!
alexleblanc 05/03/16 08:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: airline profits

I spend enough time flying commercial for work that I want nothing to do with it on my Vacation time if I can help it.
alexleblanc 05/03/16 08:34am Around the Campfire
RE: Possible Axle Upgrade

Check your spring hangers for wear,do you have a wet bolt upgrade?I had a similar issue ,the hanger bolts had worn oblong. This was the first thing that came to mind, my father just went through this last year.
alexleblanc 04/29/16 07:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Toyota Highlander V6 pulling 3500# Casita??

I towed a similar sized trailer with a RAV4 v6 (same drivetrain as the highlander) and was right at the max tow rating and certainly over the payload rating too, but that said the engine could have used more low end torque as it spent a lot of time at 4500 rpm +. Live and learn, that was our first trailer and TV and I know know what overloaded and under sized truck feels like.
alexleblanc 04/26/16 06:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Solid counters

I will say that the laminated ones with particle board underneath have a tendency to take water and swell up, at least the ones in my last two units did.
alexleblanc 04/26/16 06:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2017 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel HD

they really need to make this truck available in a crew cab with 1500-1800lbs of payload, that is very usable and would probably sell quite well for the weekend warrior with a smaller TT that wants good FE on his commute - both GM and ford offer this but with nowhere near the same FE. Maybe the Ford with the small diesel will fit the bill.
alexleblanc 04/22/16 07:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: difference among forest river 5th wheel brands

I can't speak to the higher end FR product lines but our previous 2013 Wildwood TT was riddled with issues, both build quality and poor components. I'd steer away from their entry level products and look at a solid used higher end from them or other manufacturers. My first new unit was an entry level Dutchmen and I had no issues to speak of with that one over 3 summers of use so I didn't think twice about the wildwood.
alexleblanc 04/20/16 08:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F150 Ecoboost Reliability

all the Ram vs Ford BS aside, my original production run 2011 F150 Ecoboost is still going strong to this day, I sold it to my father in law in 2013 when I bought my F250 and he has not had an issue to date requiring warranty or parts replacement other than normal maintenance. It has 126k km's on it now, has driven through 5 of our winters that are brutal and towed 20k km's in my hands and probably another 15-20K in his. Fuel economy is good when unloaded, seems to still average around 16-17mpg and around 9-10mpg when towing, all the time using premium. Ecoboost powertrain aside, the rest of the truck has aged very well and it still performs **** near like when I drove it off the lot, still very squeak and rattle free. Very impressed with it as it was my first of many ford products that I now own.
alexleblanc 04/20/16 05:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1500 truck with max trailer package?

payload aside, its the rear axle that you will most likely overload very quickly - the F150 with the 8200lb GVWR had about the stoutest 1/2 ton rear axle in the game and it only had a 4800lb capacity when compared to most 3/4 tons with 6000lbs +.
alexleblanc 04/20/16 05:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Your Rig

Alexleblanc - beautiful rig. thanks you, we are quite proud of it.
alexleblanc 04/19/16 10:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Making the LT tire jump

the end results is a nice and level rig - tows extremely well too. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2016-04-16%2013.59.31_zpsjlpscckf.jpg width=640 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2016-04-02%2010.56.34_zpshgihorp1.jpg width=640 Moderator edit to re-size pictures to forum recommended limit of 640px maximum width.
alexleblanc 04/19/16 06:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your Rig

this weekend I gave it a full body wax job and detail - what a job! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2016-04-17%2015.03.46_zpsv85o9ahx.jpg width=640 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2016-04-17%2015.03.22_zps9hkvgn1m.jpg width=640 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2016-04-17%2015.02.29_zpsm60oymov.jpg width=640 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2016-04-17%2015.01.51_zpsbc7sqaqj.jpg width=640 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2016-04-17%2015.01.43_zpsomofbhky.jpg width=640 Nice and level after all the modifications: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2016-04-16%2013.59.31_zpsjlpscckf.jpg width=640 Moderator edit to re-size pictures to forum recommended limit of 640px maximum width.
alexleblanc 04/19/16 06:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Yet another tire thread - Cougar X-Lite 26SAB

I could ask you the same question, about the LT tires versus the OEM ST that came on your trailer. They have to ride stiffer too. But I bet you can't notice it. Well we bought our trailer in June 2004 AND it came OEM with LT235/85R16E china bombs. In Feb 2005 Kenda gave me 550 bucks to remove them before they failed. I installed XPS Ribs for 6.5 years and now am on R250's. 11 years on all steel HD commercial grade tires, and the running gear is still original(Springs, shackles, backing plates, hubs, wheels and bearings). Something like 70k miles. Trailer is still in one piece. The frame issue that we had occurred to all that vintage trailers like ours. And Lippert's repair bulletin made in stronger than it was before the problem. I caught mine early before it got bad. These trailer tires run cooler in SW hot weather than the TV tires. All steel ply rib tires have low rolling resistance and are very stable. For everyone that plans to keep their trailer many years can benefit with these tires in handling and cost of ownership over the long run. Plus the real big one, piece of mind while towing. Chris while I'm mostly a weekend warrior and only do around 7000-8000 km's per towing, its the piece of mind that I was after along with a little ride height adjustment. I did test drive it over the weekend and I must say, they trailer seems to be much more stable and composed over rough roads - looking forward to this season!
alexleblanc 04/19/16 06:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F150 Ecoboost Reliability

The take away here is the Ecoboost is a solid engine, purchase with confidence. Otherwise there would be 7 pages of issues and not 7 pages of Ecodiesel mpg debate. If it was an ED tread you would have 7 pages of legitamit actual issues that are going on and nobody comparing the Ecoboost to it. The Ram mafia is strong here, just like the "blue oval junkies" and GM fanboys, always stirring the pot....
alexleblanc 04/16/16 05:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: First pull with new truck

Been there, done that, have the tshirt! Those F150's are impressive, but above 7500lbs a 3/4 or 1ton really are that much more stable and enjoyable to tow with.
alexleblanc 04/16/16 05:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5.5 vs 6.5 ft bed

In the 1/2 ton world I find the crew with the 6.5 bed to be the best option for towing and utility, it's just a tad harder to park. There's a reason why Ram and GM started offering that combo in the last few years,most of the Fords I see around over the last 12 years or so are crew/6.5 so they do sell well.
alexleblanc 04/16/16 05:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: BF Goodrick Tire Failure

The tires being at the end of their service life in terms of time like yours can have this happen, I wouldn't blame the manufacturer necessarily. BFG makes good product for the most part as do the other big brands.
alexleblanc 04/16/16 05:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: short bed hitch and pin requirements

if you're used to towing a travel trailer then its pretty much second nature not to approach 90 degrees anyways, plus that's fairly hard on the suspension.
alexleblanc 04/15/16 12:23pm Fifth-Wheels
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