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RE: Back and forth between F250/Ram 2500

You really can't make a bad choice, Ford guys will say buy ford and ram guys will say buy ram - I say price out both, drive them both, take into consideration where you'll get better service and then buy the one that feels better to you.
alexleblanc 02/08/16 06:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No brakes

I'm pretty sure if it was me I'd of been taking the nearest exit and stopping there. There's always a safer way than during 65-70 miles on only trailer brakes.
alexleblanc 02/07/16 05:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: wheel chocks

BAL makes x chocks that work with 1.3" of space, that's less than the minimum 2" that most have. I run a set of these.
alexleblanc 02/07/16 02:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water damage issues

My first camper had a water leak that I didn't know about, the whole unit looked and felt solid, I maintained it great, taking lots of care of keeping up the caulking and making sure it was all sealed up. Never found a leak or any issues until the curb side wall collapsed and the whole structure dropped 3inches on that side - this was on the way to the dealer to trade in for our first new travel trailer (I kid you not!). I'd avoid anything that has a know leak, that's for sure!
alexleblanc 02/07/16 05:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New tire time - Destination AT, Dueler Revo, Transforce AT?

I'm a few weeks away from ordering the tires as I'm waiting on the wheels to get here. I'm Decided on the Firestone Destination AT in the stock 275/65r20 size. They work out to be nearly 80$ cheaper per tire than the Michelin AT2's that tirerack rates below them. I'm buying local as the Canadian dollar is doing poorly and I've found a few good prices locally.
alexleblanc 02/06/16 02:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevrolet towing heavy

click:B That just looked staged to no end!
alexleblanc 02/05/16 05:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New tire time - Destination AT, Dueler Revo, Transforce AT?

Would the new Michelin Defender LTX M/S2 in 275/65r20 be acceptable for mild off-roading - dirt roads with gravel and mud along with soft grassy areas? I keep ready good things about their tread life and how solid they are on the road. I'm a little gun shy as I know I'll be stuck with them for at least 3 summers. I would consider the Michelin AT2 but that's what my truck came with and they were terrible, although I know it was an OE tire.
alexleblanc 02/04/16 08:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Items you have "Discovered that you really use in the Coach.

I never go anywhere without my very well stocked tool kit, also keep a good stock of hardware, PEX fittings, a pipe, clamps and a crimper, various glues, tapes and eternabond tape (just in case).
alexleblanc 02/03/16 04:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for our 1st 5ver, many questions....

Just get one of the in bed receptacle kits, it took me all of 10 minutes to install mine and it works great. Etrailer has a bunch of options around 60$.
alexleblanc 02/03/16 04:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New tire time - Destination AT, Dueler Revo, Transforce AT?

I should add that I've got a dedicated set of winter wheels with studded Duratracs, so I don't care about snow/ice performance.
alexleblanc 02/02/16 01:19pm Tow Vehicles
New tire time - Destination AT, Dueler Revo, Transforce AT?

So a week ago I decided I wanted to move up to 20" wheels on my truck for various reasons and now I've got to decide on a set of tires for the new wheels. (Stock 18's were shot). Wheels are 20x9 with 18mm offset. I'm looking for first hand experience with any of these three tires ( they are all around 280$ Canadian and within what I want to spend) 1. 275/65r20 Firestone Destination AT 2. 275/65r20 Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo 2 3. 285/60R20 Firestone Transforce AT (stock Ram 2500 size) 4. 275/65r20 Yokohama Geolandar A/TS 5. 275/65r20 Toyo AT2 My requirement are: 1. Quiet enough at highway speed (I found my BFG AT's fine) 2. Capable enough in dirt, mud and wet grass as I hunt, fish and also due to work drive through construction sites most weekdays 3. Long lasting for an AT ( want to get at least 50k Kms/ 30k miles)
alexleblanc 02/02/16 06:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing Heavy with Goodyear DuraTrac

I run the same size with studs for the winter as well, I've had to tow my 5er around town for the suspension work and to the dealer for the free winterizing and tutorial(on this particular unit) and to my surprise the tires felt very solid and stable. That being said I wouldn't live with the noise during the summer months. Too many good much quieter AT's out there for much less money.
alexleblanc 02/02/16 05:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pendant Lights

Had them in my last unit, only trouble I ever had was smacking my head while doing dishes. That's what being 6-2 gives me....
alexleblanc 02/01/16 03:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Nose high

Look at some 16" tire + wheel option, you can possibly gain an inch or more extra height. You have to first make sure you have adequate clearance in the wheel wells above the tires to do this or will rub. Without an axle flip he likely doesn't have much room in there for a larger diameter tire. Also has to check axle spacing. Yes, I should have stated "after the suspension modifications". I had the same problem but there was enough to adjustment left in the factory setup to gain one inch and I'm getting my other inch from the taller tires, I was almost 2" nose high myself.
alexleblanc 01/30/16 04:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: on the road soon

See you at the 500!
alexleblanc 01/28/16 02:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Nose high

Look at some 16" tire + wheel option, you can possibly gain an inch or more extra height.
alexleblanc 01/28/16 02:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: B&W 3400 Slider. Does it Clunk...work in Ram Puck system?

I have a B&W slider on a rail mount and it does not have any movement whatsoever.
alexleblanc 01/28/16 02:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2005 Mobile Suite 32TK3 + 2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty - OK?

any 5er over 12,000# wet is really too much for a modern 350/3500 SRW truck let alone an older 250/2500 in my opinion, you'll be much happier with a DRW truck and it will most likely be a fun combo too. Looks to be a really nice 5er from what I can tell online.
alexleblanc 01/27/16 05:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: NEW RIG !!!

congrats! we went through and insurance deal last fall and wound up in a similar situation to you with a nice upgrade. kind of makes all the stress of the whole thing go away quickly once its resolved!
alexleblanc 01/26/16 07:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I learned something last weekend...

my 5th airborne is inflated to 80PSI and my Airbags to 20PSI and I don't have to inflated/deflate anything to hook and unhook. Something odd is happening to you.
alexleblanc 01/26/16 07:33am Fifth-Wheels
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