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RE: Your Rig

Traded our Montana 346 LBQ for a 2016 KZ Durango 2500 D349BHQ. We gave up the outside kitchen for a second slide in the bunk room. Each slide has a sleeper sofa and fold down bunk with cabinets and TV across the rear wall. This will make a great den after the kids grow up. The Auto Leveler is awesome. http://i.imgur.com/KenWwxSl.jpg At the dealer getting my G-rated tires swapped. http://i.imgur.com/AHuqCKFl.jpg At home http://i.imgur.com/bK2mCGql.jpg Setup in camp driveway and now all the fun of loading the stuff we took out of the other one. nice unit! its the full sized version of mine. Looked at one of those at the time too but felt it was too much for my truck. Beautiful layout though.
alexleblanc 05/27/16 08:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: how much pin box movement is normal?

took the measurements from the points that the Lippert sheet stated and I'm getting less than 1/8" from sitting on the landing gear to sitting on the hitch in difference on one side and 1/4" on the other side. this is the form I'm referring to: http://rvman.net/temp/LippertUpper-Deck-Flex-Measurement-Instructions.pdf
alexleblanc 05/26/16 05:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: ladder

I'm 6'2" and 220lbs, mine seems to be nice and secure but like everything else on RV's I'm sure it will fail.
alexleblanc 05/25/16 12:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: how much pin box movement is normal?

just spoke to my dealer service guy, he pulled out the Lippert upper deck frame flex info and offered to measure it for me or let me do it myself. I told him about the movement I had been seeing and roughly the measurements. He was not overly concerned as that seems to be inline with what Lippert and some of the manufacturers alow for. He did ask me about any caulking that was cracked or cracking, cracks in the fibeglass or any of the interior panels/cabinets or elsewhere. I checked everything very carefully on Monday and could not see anything that was out of place. I'll take the measurements and follow up with him so he can see what KZ says.
alexleblanc 05/25/16 12:11pm Fifth-Wheels
how much pin box movement is normal?

I see this posted somewhat but I can't get a clear answer - my unit it still basically new I noticed that then I hook it up the distance from the bottom of the front cap and the pin box (checked pin box torque and its right on)gets closer by about 3/8" - 1/2" and while driving I can see about another equal amount of movement - I have one of those pin mount RV levelers mounted up there and its actually slightly scraped on the bottom of the front cap and the measurement is exactly 5/8" as far as I can tell. I'm going to hook up the truck tonight and take some pictures and measurements. here's a picture of the said level gauge that really helps me see the movement: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2016-04-17%2015.01.51_zpsbc7sqaqj.jpg Alex
alexleblanc 05/25/16 09:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Good ole BlowMax tires

every time I see pictures like this it makes me happy I got rid of my Freestar tires right out of the gate.
alexleblanc 05/25/16 09:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: truck tire choices

I run Duratracs in the winter, too loud for summer use imo, I run Toyo AT 2 right now and have been pleased.
alexleblanc 05/24/16 03:47pm Tow Vehicles

I've always kept them under the bed in the front.
alexleblanc 05/17/16 09:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Ecoboost question

had this problem in my early build 2011, new intercooler as part of the recall or TSB or whatever it was and never experienced the issue again, FWIW I only had a problem with it during one instance, ready up and found the TSB and had the dealer put in the newer parts.
alexleblanc 05/16/16 08:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Second Gen 3.5 EcoBoost and 10 Speed Transmission

Honestly, give me the Ecoboost with the current 6 speed than, worthy upgrade over the 6.2 imo, at least in the SRW trucks.
alexleblanc 05/15/16 05:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L Powerstroke V8 Diesel

3 years and nearly 80k on mine, been very pleased with it up to date. Tows my previous 10k bumper pull and now my new fifth wheel with ease and I've got the lowly 3.31 gears at that.
alexleblanc 05/15/16 05:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Second Gen 3.5 EcoBoost and 10 Speed Transmission

I'm hoping this drivetrain makes it way into at least the F250, it would be a stellar combo imo.
alexleblanc 05/13/16 08:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Please help me level my FW

Very good information. Thanks for the post. I also read that Andersen does not recommend using a dampening kingpin with their set up. I am using the Mor Ryde king pin. I'm also wondering if the Mor Ryde is a bit lower than a static kingpin pushing the nose up even higher. I'm going to call Andersen and Mor Ryde when they open today. When the guys at the dealer hooked up my current set up they stood back and said "it ain't the worst I've seen" and sent me home. It being my first FW I took their word for it. It turned out to be close to 7 in nose high. I will also be contacting them today. I feel they sold me a set up that is not compatible with my truck FW combo. where is that 7" measurement taken? if you can get 1.5-2" lift from suspension and tires and another 1-2" lowering of the pin with your hitch setup you would be darn near level. how tall is that Anderson hitch? I know that some hitches are adjustable height, mine has multiple holes to do just that and I needed to go to the lowest setting at the time so I was glad it could be adjusted.
alexleblanc 05/09/16 06:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Please help me level my FW

You may be able to pick up an inch of lift depending on what hole your springs are using on the spring hangers ( you will want to get something like the mor ryde braces afterwards ) and another inch or inch and a half of lift from tires and wheel. Combine that with a different hitch that allows you to bring it down another 1-2 inches and you're darn near level. I just went through this although it was only 2-3" nose high.
alexleblanc 05/08/16 06:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires for TV

Depending on your usage of the truck outside of towing, you may want to look at the new BFG At KO2's, the are very well reviewed up to date. I just Went with Toyo Open country AT2's and up to date I couldn't be happier with their performance, they have 3000 km's on them.
alexleblanc 05/08/16 06:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where to buy aluminum wheels

Got mine here: http://recstuff.com/trailer-wheels x2, quick shipping too.
alexleblanc 05/05/16 05:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: new sewer hose container

I use one of these from Lowe's. Takes up a little space in the basement but it contains all thing messy in a single, dry, secure place. Cost you about $14. http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/899441/899441002823lg.jpg bingo - my tote is also sealed and gasketed so the smell(s) stay in it too.
alexleblanc 05/05/16 05:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just bought a new TV

nice looking truck, congrats!
alexleblanc 05/03/16 08:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: airline profits

I spend enough time flying commercial for work that I want nothing to do with it on my Vacation time if I can help it.
alexleblanc 05/03/16 08:34am Around the Campfire
RE: Possible Axle Upgrade

Check your spring hangers for wear,do you have a wet bolt upgrade?I had a similar issue ,the hanger bolts had worn oblong. This was the first thing that came to mind, my father just went through this last year.
alexleblanc 04/29/16 07:52am Fifth-Wheels
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