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RE: Air bags on F-250

on my previous truck I ran hellwig airbags with an airlift wirelessONE compressor setup and I though it was great, air up to 30PSI when towing and 5PSI when not.
alexleblanc 11/15/17 08:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New brakes and shocks for the F150

I ran those shocks and brakes on my 2011, the shocks were a huge upgrade and are still on the truck now, the brakes after on winter though really corroded and went to hell. I got a year and a half out of those rotors and pads before I had to change them for my Father in law( he bought the truck in Kate 2013 from me).
alexleblanc 11/12/17 04:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Using a tonneau cover

I have the new Fold up cover that has aluminum ribbing on the underside and its awesome. No pooling and rolls up nicely for when i'm towing. Is yours a fold up or roll up?? I know my roll up, has three ribs, and a cam lock at the back so the top is banjo tight, no pooling. Roll up. https://accessories.ford.com/fakesftp/assets/ACCS/images/vhc3z-99501a42-l-cropped-20160901193339.jpg width=640 https://accessories.ford.com/fakesftp/assets/ACCS/images/vgl3z-84501a42-ba_rolled-20160927142123.jpg width=640 Moderator edit to re-size pictures to forum limit of 640px maximum width.
alexleblanc 11/09/17 06:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Using a tonneau cover

I have the new Fold up cover that has aluminum ribbing on the underside and its awesome. No pooling and rolls up nicely for when i'm towing. https://i.imgur.com/Q5sN4QAl.jpg
alexleblanc 11/07/17 06:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Nissan Titan XD

in my opinion its a heavy half ton, no more but for a heavier tow behind I suspect it would work quite well as it does weigh more than every other 1/2t out there and that Diesel while down on power compared to the current 3/4-1T competitors is by no ways a slouch. I might try one just for the heck of it at some point.
alexleblanc 11/02/17 05:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Contemplating the 2017 Platinum F350

All three manufacturers have absolutely incredible drivetrains now. As far as I'm concerned my 2016 Ford back seat is the perfect size and I think the GM might be a little bigger. I probably should look at both GM and Ram before I get too excited. I went to a Ford dealer yesterday and wondered around in the showroom for 20 minutes. They didn't have a Platinum to drool over but I did find a nice a Lariat. Nobody asked if they could help so I left. Maybe next week I'll be able to take one for a drive. don't take one out for a drive, I can almost guarantee you'll end up buying it if you do. I wasn't going to buy a new truck this year and I caved after trying one - plus the deal was too good to pass up.
alexleblanc 11/02/17 05:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: ford factory 5th wheel prep

I have the B&W product in mine, fits properly and is easy to use.
alexleblanc 10/26/17 06:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Contemplating the 2017 Platinum F350

I have nothing to add other than I really like my 17 and the platform as a whole feels like a major upgrade from my 13.
alexleblanc 10/26/17 06:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Would you say anything?

I wouldn't want that setup but unless I was asked about it, no comment on my end.
alexleblanc 10/23/17 05:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Windy day reveals the 2019 Ram 1500...

Looks pretty good to me, more squared off and less swoopy/stylized than the current. I wonder what the platform revision is going to be and if the 1/2t will have a payload rating more in line with the competition?
alexleblanc 10/18/17 05:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.2 L opinions

if you're buying a new truck, go strait to the F350 with the beefier transmission, otherwise find the right unit at the right price on the used market.
alexleblanc 10/02/17 06:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Educate me why GM 1 ton towing capacity is so much less

I think the next generation of GM half ton's are due out sometime next year. The heavy duties will follow some time later if past patterns are repeated. I would bet you will see some ratings that will rival Ford and Ram very well. We are long time GM owners and switched to Ford, not for the towing capacity but for the features Ford offers that the others don't. All 3 are very good and capable trucks, just depends on what you like. What kind of features? Several things, some of which matter to me and maybe not others. A few of the things I like are: 1. Messaging seats, great for our long trips 2. Adaptive cruise, which operates the trailer brakes along with the truck's 3. All LED lighting, including the headlights 4. The towing camera system, especially the one mounted on the back of the cab which lets me see my hitch and line up to the pin with it's centering line. There is also an available back up camera for the trailer. I plan on adding it soon. All this works thru the dash monitor. 5. Tire pressure monitors on the drw's and available 4 wheel monitor for the trailer. I don't have that since I already had a TPMS. 6. Blind spot system on the mirrors. 7. Power running boards which swing lower than the fixed type making entry a bit easier for the wife. 8. Adaptive steering 9. The man step in the tailgate. I thought it was hokey till I tried it. 10. Power retracting and folding towing mirrors The only looking I did for the Rams was online. I may have missed some things they offer like the Ford. those Massaging seats really work well, I know I use mine after a few hours of driving and it really helps with my back and keeping me revitalized.
alexleblanc 10/02/17 06:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Time for tires for the TV

not many tires in that particular size, personally I would opt for the new Michelin Defender M/S in the factory 285/60R20 size, I read nothing but positive remarks on them.
alexleblanc 09/20/17 11:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 ford super duty trucks

I'd love if trucks went back to late 90's heights again.
alexleblanc 09/16/17 04:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.0 Chev to 6.4 ram

Everything I've read says the Ram with the 6.4 is a great work horse but the transmission gearing is not ideal, the GM with the 6.0 is solid, reliable but down on power compared to the Ram and Ford. Give consideration to the Ford with the 6.2 as well, it has a fantastic transmission and the 6.2 is now comparable to the 6.4 output wise.
alexleblanc 09/15/17 04:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sailun AT tires on tow vehicle

I ran a set of winter tires last year from Sailun on my wife's Focus for 3 months before we decided to trade it in on a new explorer and to be honest I was greatly disappointed with the performance in the snow and ice and how much noisier they were compared to the General winters I took off. Both were studded tires so yes, they are noisy but theses were a whole other level. Based on that I think I would shy away from their products on passenger cars.
alexleblanc 09/12/17 03:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesels in cold weather

my last 6.7 has less issues with the cold up here than some of my older gas vehicles from the past 20 years. I think back to how much my 2004 Golf TDI used to struggle with the cold and how great my new truck does its amazing to see how far they have come. Never had an issue yet with them never starting, even I the extreme cold we get here.
alexleblanc 09/11/17 05:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: REMINDER TO ALL: Keep a safe distance when towing

Towing in the northeast is always a game of being cut off and squeezed in front of, leaving space is darn near impossible at times. I try my best and tend to follow transports and try to leave 6-10 car lengths. The worst road I've ever towed on is I90 through Massachusetts, it's a real cluster I'll tell ya!
alexleblanc 09/11/17 03:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulling a 5th wheel with an F350 2 door

go the travel trailer route and save yourself the potential headache.
alexleblanc 09/08/17 05:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stabilizing trailer

Look at the Steadyfast Stabilizers, similar to JT Strongarms but only three handles to turn. Made a huge difference in our FW. i'm using this setup on mine and I could not be happier, only three wingnuts to tighten or loosen during setup and teardown.
alexleblanc 09/07/17 07:09am Travel Trailers
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