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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
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
alexleblanc 09/28/16 11:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 6.7 owners

275/70R18 has a diameter of 33.3" 275/65R20 has a diameter of 34.1" in my case the 295/60R20's that I'm running have a diameter of 33.9" so its somewhere in the middle.
alexleblanc 09/21/16 10:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7 owners

My 2013 runs 3.31 gears and I've gone to the taller 20" wheel and tire setup. It pulls hard and has no issue going up hills or getting up to speed. Most towing is done in sixth gear at highway speeds and it only drops down a gear on medium grades, two on the largest of the east cost grades. You'll be more than satisfied, don't even think twice about it and forget that nonsense about locking out 6th gear, that poster has no experience with this particular combo. If you have any questions, PM me. That will work the transmission 9 percent harder, and have 9 percent less torque to the drive wheels, than stock. I wouldn't have done it. And regardless of that I'm still more than happy with the performance so who cares.
alexleblanc 09/21/16 02:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7 owners

My 2013 runs 3.31 gears and I've gone to the taller 20" wheel and tire setup. It pulls hard and has no issue going up hills or getting up to speed. Most towing is done in sixth gear at highway speeds and it only drops down a gear on medium grades, two on the largest of the east cost grades. You'll be more than satisfied, don't even think twice about it and forget that nonsense about locking out 6th gear, that poster has no experience with this particular combo. If you have any questions, PM me.
alexleblanc 09/20/16 04:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: 19 year old TV

I think those rules are only to keep real "junkers" out of the park, if your equipment is clean and up kept I don't see anybody giving you a hard time. Great looking truck BTW.
alexleblanc 09/13/16 11:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7l Fuel Filter Change-Do You Do It Yourself?

I've been doing mine every oil change, I can do if for less than half of the dealer cost so even with that frequency I'm still spending less money with OEM Filters.
alexleblanc 09/13/16 11:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Can you really tow a fiver with a 1/2 ton?

I tow one of the heavier 1/2 ton towables on the market (10400 GVWR) and IMO you need at least a 3/4 ton truck, otherwise you'll be over your GAWR pretty quick. Can it be done, yes but you'll be stressing on numbers as you'll be so close and to be honest above 8000lbs most 1/2 ton are simply too softly sprung and brakes are too undersized to really perform and last like you want them too.
alexleblanc 09/13/16 11:38am Towing
RE: Separating your vehicles in an emergency

its insured, let it burn and get yourself and your loved ones to safety.
alexleblanc 09/09/16 11:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reese hitch creaks

every hitch pretty much can make noise when dry, when you unhook it go up and move it side to side, back and forth and you'll quickly see where its coming from. Good idea to check it over really good for cracks or damage while you do that. I look over my hitch pretty much everytime we finish a long tow, same goes for my tires and suspension on the truck and trailer - just a habit from an obsessive car guy though!
alexleblanc 08/16/16 06:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Name one thing you like best about your TV

eating up hills while towing.
alexleblanc 07/20/16 01:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Small 5th wheel

while I consider my unit to be on the longer side of the short Fivers out there I will say that at 33'10" its perfect for just about any campground I pull into, not sure I'd want one of those 37-40ft units now.
alexleblanc 07/19/16 05:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Kyle Busch NASCAR driver

as a way back Kyle fan since 2007 I'm hoping he gets it.
alexleblanc 07/14/16 05:59am Around the Campfire
RE: Is my butt saggy?

my F250 sags similar to yours with my Fiver hooked up, I run airbags with about 22 PSI in them and everything is nice and level - I'd suggest a setup with an onboard compressor and control, its sure nice to be able to adjust on the fly.
alexleblanc 07/11/16 07:45am Fifth-Wheels
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