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RE: Anyone have a Bunk Model 5ver 30ft and under?

mine is in that 30ft range more of or less and is a fantastic bunkhouse layout. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/6020458_2_zpsdd3vjnnx.jpg width=640 Moderator edit to re-size picture to forum recommended limit of 640px maximum width.
alexleblanc 02/01/17 10:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Off Road Challenge - Qtr Mile

I'm surprised how much torque the EB in the Raptor actually put down! that's **** stout. Give me that drivetrain in the F250 please.
alexleblanc 01/27/17 10:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Will my application work?

i'll tell you my story in pictures... 7700GVWR F150, 5600lb dry RV, weighed around 7000lbs the last time i was through the scales with it. Towed wonderfully. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_0204-1.jpg Same truck, new 8600LB "dry" 32ft TT - did one trip. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/photo_zps59b9b5ed.jpg Decided the F150 was way over its head and did the smart thing. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/photo35_zps205d202f.jpg Moral of the story is while your truck may "pull" it, you won't enjoy it as the truck is simply too light and too soft and light duty to handle it. Waste no time on that magical tow rating they publish, our tall solid sided RV's don't tow like 10k LBS worth of flat payload on a flatbed trailer.
alexleblanc 01/27/17 10:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F150 EcoBoost vs 2016 Ram EcoDiesel Towing MPG Review

forgetting the MPG side of the equation for a second, I'd be willing to bet that the 10 speed makes much better use of the available torque at all times, making for a much more pleasant towing experience. I'd love to have a 10 speed coupled together with my 6.7 Diesel!That's exactly how I feel about my 8 speed. I'm always in the power band. the few 8 speed ram's I've been in seem to work quite well, i don't know why Ford and GM have waited so long to do more than a 6 speed.
alexleblanc 01/27/17 10:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F150 EcoBoost vs 2016 Ram EcoDiesel Towing MPG Review

So the ten speed only picked up 0.6 mpg over the six speed in towing!?!?!? Not anywhere near what I would have thought for the new ten speed! Add the fact that Ford recommends 91 octane fuel when towing and the Ecodiesel is still hands down the MPG champ. Now when Ford brings their own 3.0 diesel to the market in the summer of 2018 I think you will see a shift in Ford's favor. But Ram has a lot of new things coming for the 1500 in 2018 also so we will have to wait and see how it all pans out. The one thing that ten speed will do is make an already wicked fast truck even faster! No doubt Ford has some nice vehicles. GM and FCA had better get on the ball or they are going to get their lunches ate! Don forgetting the MPG side of the equation for a second, I'd be willing to bet that the 10 speed makes much better use of the available torque at all times, making for a much more pleasant towing experience. I'd love to have a 10 speed coupled together with my 6.7 Diesel!
alexleblanc 01/27/17 06:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: first time buying a new truck

congrats, nice looking truck.
alexleblanc 01/24/17 10:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Where to put the stinkin bikes

I installed a hitch mount rack on the back of my unit, its solid as all get out however the rack beat itself senseless on the first trip out and caused damage to two of the bikes. I looked at what else would work for my setup and in the end, a roof rack on the truck was the best solution for us. 10000km's of travel last summer with them on the roof without a single issue. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_2859_zpslew8wkns.jpg
alexleblanc 01/24/17 10:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Moving in the rain

if I waited for dry days to pull my Fiver, it would never leave the yard! I'd say 50% + of my towing is done in the rain, no wonder my unit is never clean outside.
alexleblanc 01/20/17 05:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Undercover Swing Case Tool Box

I always thought something like this was a great layout for truck bed storage boxes... http://www.800toolbox.com/5thwheel/5th_wheel_tool_box-5.jpg height=400 Roy Ken I like my setup. http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj53/snoking1127/Towing%20Folder/c031a208-1ad8-4287-af26-ec4ebad95e47_zps2bnejylk.jpg http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj53/snoking1127/Towing%20Folder/f4c185c6-73d7-408b-94fb-7acbee3c85b5_zpsyhve0nca.jpg SB full of boxes and hitch. Chris that's a **** nice setup! Nice hitch too!
alexleblanc 01/20/17 05:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First trip Ever

welcome to the world of RV's - you need to be someone who enjoys to tinker with stuff to enjoy this IMO as RV's always seems to be in the need of small repairs or adjustments. What you've experienced here is just new RV teething pains, once they get sorted out you should be able to get back to enjoying your new rig. Happy camping!
alexleblanc 01/20/17 05:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2017 F450 vs F350

if I was putting my money down on a truck to tow your 5er, it would be the underrated F450 for sure.
alexleblanc 01/19/17 08:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone using a Bakflip cover on a short box?

that's what I run and its not been an issue, but I do have nearly 8" of clearance between the truck rails and Fiver. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2015-10-06%2012.26.46_zpsyhyi2lni.jpg width=640 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2015-09-28%2019.10.59_zpsjd3dtsrb.jpg width=640 Moderator edit to re-size pictures to forum recommended limit of 640px maximum width.
alexleblanc 01/17/17 05:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 5th Wheel & New Truck - Running nose high - UGH!!

I believe that trailer has 225/75R15 tires on it stock. According to my calculations the radius of that tire would be 14.14". 235/80R16 has a radius of 15.4" and would give 1.26" of lift. Your tires would be 2.52" closer together and you would have 1.26" less clearance above. 235/85/R16 has a radius of 15.86" and would give 1.72" of lift. Your tires would be 3.48" closer together and you would have 1.72" less clearance above. These are unloaded calculations. The lift dimensions will vary slightly under load but the other clearances should be good. I went through this last year with my setup and in the end I upgraded to taller tires and also had a suspension shop put the leafs on the highest hanger setting, in all I gained 3" worth of height and leveled out my rig. I put over 10000 Km's on it last summer with this new setup and I'm extremely happy with it. before with the lowest setting on the spring hanger and 225/75R15 tires: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2016-04-02%2010.20.46_zpsrg0demi5.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2015-10-05%2016.31.22_zpsvr34qgxp.jpg after adjustment and LT215/85R16 tires: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2016-04-02%2010.56.45_zpsepbnm3qv.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2016-04-16%2013.59.31_zpsjlpscckf.jpg
alexleblanc 01/13/17 11:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any 17 Dmax owners?

I've never notice this on any of the new Diesels I've driven and I've been in all three. (GM,Ram and I own a ford!) Are we expecting these bit diesels to perform like a high revving NA motor though? Is that really what people are after?
alexleblanc 01/13/17 05:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fiat-Chrysler caught cheating on diesel emmissions

Whew! So glad this doesn't impact the Cummins motors, otherwise this thread would just become another brand pissing match..... It still will. We all need to be careful, the Ram mafia is going to come out swinging hard on this one....
alexleblanc 01/13/17 05:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing 5er in Portland snow storm

I've had to tow a few of my RV's in winter conditions over the years, I never felt like it was any worse than driving in the same snow with nothing in tow - either way you have to drive to the conditions, take your time and overall be mindful that its going to take you a lot longer to stop. I also tow a 25ft 3500lb Flatbed to haul cars, Side by sides and everything in between, often in rather poor winter conditions, its really not that bad IMO.
alexleblanc 01/12/17 10:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing expereinces with F-250

I'm towing roughly 10K with my F250 and I'd have zero worries about a couple of thousand more lbs worth of fifthwheel behind it. It handles extremely well, more than enough stopping power and certainly enough get up and go.
alexleblanc 01/10/17 07:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question about a light weight 5th Wheel

Tim, check out the KZ Durango 1500 and Jayco Eagle HT lines. Lyle we've been very happy with our Durango 1500 Line product - I'd say mine is among the heavier 1500 layouts too. over 10k km's and 50 nights last summer and it still looks and works like new.
alexleblanc 01/03/17 08:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I have this delusional in-law and his 1500 Dodge

I always get a good chuckle when someone says "I don't even know it is there". You've got 8000 lbs strapped to the back of your truck, trust me, you know its there. I can't tell you how often I hear this! It's usually always a half ton that's towing heavy too.
alexleblanc 01/01/17 04:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: 205K mile Ecoboost F-150

my 2011 EB F150 is now owned by my father inlaw and it still hasn't required anything other than maintenance and tires/brakes and its well over 150k km's.
alexleblanc 12/30/16 03:15am Tow Vehicles
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