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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
RE: BIG News for Puck System Short Beds

I sure love my B&W hitch!
alexleblanc 11/02/16 06:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: short bed truck hitch help

my 0.02$, I went with a slider hitch because everyone recommended having it, I haven't used it once yet and don't think that I really need it. All in all I love my hitch though, B&W makes an outstanding product IMHO.
alexleblanc 10/27/16 05:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F150 aluminum bed and sliding 5th wheel bracket

It seems that Ford is taking the "Short Timer" approach on these trucks. ALuminum panels and twin turbos may not last over the long haul. Aviation is my career so I am very familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of both. ALuminum is great for its lightweight and flexible properties. But, it is hard to repair and it does corrode. Their is a product called Corrision X that is applied to the inside of aircraft to help prevent corrosion. Also, aluminum has a tendency to "Tin Can" at times. Just listen to a small Cessna when you start it up or shut it down. Turbos/superchargers are nice to have to increase the power output of an engine especially when climbing up to altitude. You can achieve some nice true airspeeds up higher and stay well above some terrain. But, you have to really be careful that you do not overboost an engine or shock cool it. I'm afraid Ford may be overboosting their smaller six cylinder engines to have bragging rights to how much power they can achieve out of it. Also, you do not hear much about allowing the turbos and engines to slowly cool down. It is a good way to crack turbos, blocks, cylinders, etc. When you see your turbos, exhaust, etc. glowing yellow or orange you know there is some heat being produced. With the aviation problems I have had with turbos, a derated engine was always more reliable and bullet proof. Believe me that I am no expert with these trucks. I do not own one or have any experience with them. For me the jury is not out yet on how they will hold up. I just have a tendency to apply what I have observed and learned in aviation towards other things. I hope for the sake of all the owners that Ford has done their homework. They are nice trucks! While this was true of turbo's of the past, it is not true for the EB. The EB uses liquid/oil cooled turbos that do not require a turbo timer or idle for 30 seconds to get the turbo's cooled down. Also, my 0.02$ - F150's should not be towing FW's, leave that to 250/2500 and up size trucks.
alexleblanc 10/26/16 05:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F150 aluminum bed and sliding 5th wheel bracket

Everybody just needs to face it - sheet aluminum is a poor material to use for a pickup truck bed. Bruce for the majority of users these beds will either have a spray on or drop in line anyways so there's really not much of an issue after that. As for the fleet users that won't put anything in it, well I guess they will end up with Damaged beds with the Fords.
alexleblanc 10/24/16 07:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: KZ vs Jayco

I'm on my first KZ but my folks have had 2 of them and I can honestly say that they have been great units with very few issues. I'd put them and Jayco on a level playing field as far as quality, KZ maybe even just a cut above. Alex
alexleblanc 10/04/16 09:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Titan XD First Impression

By the sounds of it, this is the only real 3/4 ton on the market, not a deranged 1ton like all the 250/2500 nowadays. Should make for a good light fiver TV.
alexleblanc 09/28/16 05:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Depth of bed and Height of new 2017 Fords

I was in for an oil change today and they had a brand new 2017 F250 XLT with the 20" wheels (the tallest F250 combo) and my truck parked next to it I would say that it sits about 1.5" taller. While looking at it my salesman came out with a set of keys and told me to take it for a test drive to see what I though as I had been asking about them for a while. Three things stood out: 1. This thing is like a vault on wheels, extremely quiet and tight feeling (I tried the 6.7 Diesel) 2. It rides significantly smoother than my current F250 3. between being lighter and having more power and 3.55 gears it felt a lot stronger than my current truck - that and you pretty much can't hear the engine at all. Alex Thanks for the report. So when do you bring it home? :B Not gonna lie, I told him to give me a ballpark on it even though I'm 18 months away from when I planned to get another.
alexleblanc 09/28/16 04:55pm Fifth-Wheels
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