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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
RE: New Truck to Pull a Landmark??

any of the current 1ton duallies from Ford, GM or Ram will more than do the job - these aren't your 1ton's from 10-15 years ago, they have been seriously upgraded. I'm a little Bias towards the Ford product as its what I own but all three are very good, buy the one that you like best with confidence.
alexleblanc 09/07/17 07:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hurricane Prep

we complain about cold and massive amounts of snow up here but this is truly frightening! Good luck and stay safe.
alexleblanc 09/06/17 06:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How long do you plan to keep your TV

most posters that say they keep their TV's 10+ years or 250000 miles seem to be far and away from the rust belt or Canada in general - around here we live in an environment that just kills cars, I have mine Rust Checked every year which makes a decent difference in keeping them serviceable as far as the running gear goes but I only end up keeping them 4-5 years and 110-130k KM's. I look at 7-10 year old vehicles here and they look like swiss cheese for the most part!
alexleblanc 08/28/17 12:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Super Duty 6.2 Super Ike Gauntlet Pull

tvery impressive but cost included, i'll keep my diesel for the peace and quiet at the wheel and the downhill performance alone. I just got back from a 5000+ KM trip and I averaged 11mpg towing, I'm sure with a gasser I would have been around 7-8mpg at best.
alexleblanc 08/28/17 05:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hooked up overnight

Rarely unhook traveling from NW WA to SoCal and back. Just drop front jacks for stability. http://i.imgur.com/MPkUbvxl.jpg totally off topic - what a beautiful looking rig! nice setup.
alexleblanc 08/28/17 05:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hooked up overnight

my typical Thursday night ritual is to hook up the unit and pack it up while the wife is doing the groceries, this way once we leave work after lunch we simply drive home, pick the kids up at daycare and drive to the campground. Never had an issue yet in 10 years to camping this way.
alexleblanc 08/24/17 01:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Curt vs B&W

another B&W fan here - looked at the Curt product and in my mind the only reason most would buy it would be to save money, doesn't look like a quality product IMO.
alexleblanc 08/22/17 12:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: gas versus diesel 13.8 max weight fifth wheel

X3 on not needing a diesel in the East. While we don't have the Rockies out east, the northeast is still nothing but rolling hills and some decent size inclines here and there. A Diesel flattens out those continuous hills and makes for a much better experience. If you haven't towed in the northeast and Atlantic Canada you may not know what I'm talking about but it's surely not flat, it's nothing but up and down.
alexleblanc 08/11/17 05:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best type/brand/size tire on your tow vehicle??

The stock Michelin AT2 tires on my F350 are impressing me for a factory tire, I currently have 10k on the truck and 7k is towing my fifth wheel as per the display in the truck, they are currently measuring 14/32 on the front and 13/32 out back. At that rate I can imagine them lasting around 45-50k which would be great.
alexleblanc 08/06/17 06:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lets beat on that horse again - new ford 6.7 track record

" current 6.7 has proven to be the best Diesel Ford has produced since the 7.3." Another interesting comment. Ford has not produced any of the previous 4 Diesels. 6.9, 7.3 6.0, or the 6.4. 6.7 is their own design. I meant it's been the best diesel ford has used in the SD line since the 7.3 IH.
alexleblanc 08/01/17 10:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lets beat on that horse again - new ford 6.7 track record

the 6.7 issues that were mostly on early 2011 6.7 have all been fixed with updated and the current 6.7 has proven to be the best Diesel Ford has produced since the 7.3. There is like anything a possibility of issues in your fuel is contaminated and this gets blown out of proportion all the time by many folks here and elsewhere - bottom line don't fuel up in shady gas stations and keep receipts when you fuel in case it does happen to you. I'm on my second 6.7 and have yet to run into any issues that are drivetrain related - just the usual wear items that need to be addressed.
alexleblanc 07/31/17 12:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Air bags or helper springs to a Max Trailering Package TV??

its all about what your truck can carry, not pull. I have a "1500" series fifth wheel and in no way shape or form would a 1/2 ton do the job and stay under its GVWR or RAWR - Mine is similar in weight to what you just purchased. for what its worth, its not when your going down the road on a flat easy terrain with no wind that is the concern, its in an emergency situation or coming down a large hill and getting hit with a large gust of wind - that's when you'll quickly find out that you don't have enough truck. that 5er needs at minimum a 3/4 ton truck to be safely towed and to be honest, if you make the leap to the bigger truck you'll be much happier with the towing performance in general.
alexleblanc 07/31/17 12:03pm Tow Vehicles
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