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RE: help decide on upgrades/mods for long term part time

seeing as your unit is new, I'd invest in a wet bolt kit for your suspension.
alexleblanc 11/23/15 11:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Exhaust Break

My truck's Downhill braking assist works fantastic at holding my setup back. Make it a 15000lb load and I'm sure I might feel different about it. I wonder how the 15+ setup compares to mine?
alexleblanc 11/23/15 06:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: B&W Patriot, and more...

I have standard rails and a Patriot as well - Love the hitch!
alexleblanc 11/23/15 06:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: remember when

Well lookie what I found in my barn tonight! :B http://i67.tinypic.com/72xf2d.jpg No it doesn't have spark plugs going through the valve covers but it ain't got no little slant 6 in it either. :B Typical Dodge. It stops like a fawn on an ice lake. :B It also is an expensive high class drunk. It only likes the good stuff. :E what's in it for motivation?
alexleblanc 11/20/15 05:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: remember when

I love me some old school muscle, there's something very visceral about them. I had a 1980 Camaro Z28 (sold this summer) that was rid of all pollution control and have a very healthy 355 SBC with a built TH350 - basically drives the same as a nova or early Camaro as the platform dated back to the mid 60's. "felt" faster then it was in so many ways from the rumble, exhaust note and the rush of low end torque. most of the muscle cars felt a lot faster then they where because they had no brakes, no traction and all that low end torque. Tha being said, i'm building a 37 Plymouth street rod with purely old school feel with a built for torque 318 and 3 speed auto. I've got a garage full of modern muscle that pretty much will embarrass most of the top muscle/pony cars of back in the day as far as actual numbers go. just for fun, pics of my Ex-Z28 and the rest of the fleet. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/10565015_10152672817981869_5530605474895842006_n_zpsce055114.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/imagejpg1_zps67796a12.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2015-09-27%2010.21.45_zpsrrorloxv.jpg The Camaro's replacement: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2015-09-26%2010.26.18_zpshg6sph1n.jpg the 37's rolling chassis http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2014-12-07%2015.27.54_zpssjj10iu3.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2014-12-07%2015.27.35_zpsrjw9eexq.jpg
alexleblanc 11/19/15 06:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 Titan XD Cummins- TFL

did I read the curb weight right? 7200lbs? that's 3/4 ton heavy....
alexleblanc 11/17/15 08:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Replacement Pin Box...Flex Air or MORryde ?

just to throw a third option out there - the Reese 5th airborne is a nice unit as well. I put mine on last month and got the chance to try it out, i'm extremely pleased with it and it was well priced. Alex
alexleblanc 11/17/15 08:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Light bar

I'm running a set of Rigid 6" bars on the front, they are tied into my high beams as I only use them on very dark deserted roads and backwoods. Only time I ever use them on the highway it on divided roads with a big treeline between traffic as to not blind anyone. In my case most of the highways are this way around here. I believe I paid around 700$ for the pair. (note in the photo I didn't have them on my highbeams yet but on one of the upfitter switches) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/photo4_zps72dbb61f.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/photo2_zps1ac1eb40.jpg I also run a pair of small ones on the back bumper, mostly for backing up on dark backroads in the fall during hunting or when I was hooking up my RV in the dark. They also work very well to convince idiots to turn their High beams down when you pass them. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_1531_zps105d89b1.jpg
alexleblanc 11/16/15 05:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth Wheel and 2500 Chevy Truck

there's a ton of 31-34ft FW's with around 12000lb GVWR or less that would be borderline on your GVWR but within the GCWR and GAWR of your truck. I'm sure you'll end up slightly over on the GVWR though. My experience is that it will tow quite nice as the hardware is pretty much the same as a 3500 SRW anyways. I look at my setup and i'm very close on the GVWR numbers, it tows extremely well, feels very well matched for the truck.
alexleblanc 11/16/15 05:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Recommendation

i'm here to say that I swapped out the Michelin LTX AT2's in LT275/70R18 on my truck within a month of buying it. I put on BFG AT's and only got 45000km's on out them. I run them as a dedicated summer/towing tire as I run duratrac's with studs in the winter. I felt like they wore out very quickly but they did perform well. I'm really torn on what I'm going to replace them with but I've got 6 months to review, research and decide. I'm leaning towards one of these right now ( keeping in mind that I do want my truck to be able to do some offroad as i'm often on construction sites and go to fishing holes) -Toyo Open Country AT2 (ton's of positive reviews online, somewhat noisy though) -Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure (I've had good luck with long service from goodyears) -Nitto Exo Grappler (great ratings, tough construction and solid sidewall) -Cooper ST Maxx if they are for on road only - these are well rated -Toyo Open Country H/T Tuff Duty -Nitto Dura Grappler -Cooper Discoverer AW
alexleblanc 11/06/15 06:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Coach seems to be shrinking

...Chinese tape measure :B That can't be the problem. The OP used a top of the line tape measure from Harbor Freight. :) there's 11.5" per foot right?
alexleblanc 11/04/15 01:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 'Correct installation of JT Strongarm Stabilizers

I've looked at this and I have no idea how I could mount it to mine, there's nothing to mount it to on the front portion of my unit that's exposed...
alexleblanc 11/04/15 05:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RAM 2500 6.4 Hemi 3.73 gears, Looking for Opinions

with that type of load, i'd buy the best deal you can get your hands on, any of the big three gassers with the standard 3.73's will be more than satisfactory.
alexleblanc 11/03/15 10:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Two bedroom, Two bath

plenty of bunkhouse models have a 1/2 bath off the bunkhouse and the bottom bunk is a double bed. Mine is one of those units and would work well if you have another couple along for the trip. What is your intended use for the second bedroom?
alexleblanc 11/03/15 10:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rock guard?

I've been using Rock tammers on my truck for two seasons and previously I used truck mudflaps mounted for brackets I had made for my old truck. I know it works as the flaps get mud and other stuff thrown on them and the front of the RV stays clean and rock free.
alexleblanc 11/02/15 09:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2015 Ram 3500 In The Garage!

Congrats! Curious if you drove/considered a new Ford 6.7 PSD? was wondering that too, honeslty the Ram CTD would be a close second choice for me too but I love my 6.7 ford.
alexleblanc 11/02/15 05:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: I'm In Deep DoDo

Time to go shopping for another unit, I'd be willing to say that's an automatic write off.
alexleblanc 11/01/15 02:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F350 Shortbed Hitch

I have a friend that I helped put a slider hitch in his F350 short bed with the factory system. We used the Reese base adapter and a B&W Patriot 18K slider. He had about a grand in both pieces. The Reese base allows you to use about any 5th wheel hitch out there as long as it has standard pattern. He loves his setup. I'm using the same hitch with standard rails, my next truck will have the factory prep and I'll just need to buy that adapter. Your friend will love how the hitch performs.
alexleblanc 10/31/15 10:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel or TT best in the 26-28 length living area?

New to 5er's but I've had three TT's, 20', 29' and 33', I'm here to say that my 33' 5er weights more than my previous 33' TT and the towing experience is night and day. I should have bought a 250 and 5er like mine 8 years ago when I started as its so much better to tow and we travel quite a bit (60~ nights per season) all over the northeast and through Quebec/Ontario.
alexleblanc 10/31/15 05:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Attention Weight Police

I'd like to see the numbers with the hitch adjusted to be Aleah of the pumpkin, I'm thinking you'd end up with less on the rear axle and close to unladen weight on the front axle. Looking forward to weighing mine now!
alexleblanc 10/31/15 05:51am Fifth-Wheels
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