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RE: Ok Ford Guys what size truck

if you're going SRW then absolutely go for the F350 but for full timing why not get the DRW, more capacity and most likely just plain more stable.
alexleblanc 07/19/17 08:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: slide out scratching floor

make sure you sweep or vacuum the floor properly before you ever close the slides, I had a few rocks make huge gouges in my floor while opening the slide on my last unit, since then I always am anal about cleaning the floors before closing the slides. otherwise the slide bottom shouldn't be touching the floor but with so many designs out there I can only comment on the ones I've owned or seen myself.
alexleblanc 07/17/17 06:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Heartland 5th Wheels

I can only comment that this weekend while camping at a local race I noticed quite a few Heartland fivers that were 2-5 years old that had severe delamination issue, so much that while walking around with my father we took stock of how many we could see with such issues and our end count was 15 out of probably 800 there in total ands about 30 or so Heartland units. not to say that they aren't good units but it seems like maybe the factory caulking job or something is questionable.
alexleblanc 07/17/17 06:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Back into a truck

congrats on getting yourself back into the camping world after such a nasty divorce.
alexleblanc 07/14/17 08:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F250 vs Ram 2500 Gas V8 Drag Race and MPG Battle

if I was going with the 6.2 I would 100% go up to the 350 platform simply for the torqshift - its proven and a great trans.
alexleblanc 07/12/17 05:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Why did you buy a Ford over a Dodge?

I went with the Ford because my local dealer is great, I like the product and have been more than happy with the product over the last 3 trucks I've had from them. I didn't mind the Ram I tried (Longhorn 3500 SRW 6.7), in fact it was quite nice and ticked all the right boxes but for my money I felt like the Ford drove nicer, was quieter and rode better on our rough roads. Dealer was also an unknown but they seemed OK.
alexleblanc 07/08/17 05:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F-150HD or F-250?

For what it's worth, the new F250/F350 Srv wheel ride very well and make for a good daily driver, plus you'll have options if you ever decide to change RV's.
alexleblanc 07/08/17 05:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Joined the diesel side of the force

Having previously towed for four summers with a 2013 F250 with the 6.7 I can say that you'll enjoy that drivetrain a bunch, takes the stress out of climbing and going down hills.
alexleblanc 07/04/17 07:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Washing mold and dirt off awnings?

To my surprise I found that magic eraser works unreal to get rid of stains, Rinse well after use.
alexleblanc 07/04/17 06:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2017 F350 impressions.

Towed 5th wheel first time. Cruise control basically useless. Going up a moderate grade will loose 7 mph then kick down to 4th to catch up. If I don't use cruise it will go up the same grade without shifting out of 6th. Same going down a small grade. Speed increases about 7mph before the exhaust brake decides to try and slow you down. Regardless of setting, the exhaust brake doesn't do much. Not impressive! I'm not sure if you quite understand how the exhaust brake works on these trucks but after turning it on and pushing the brakes with enough force to scrub off a MPH or two it kicks right in and keeps speed within a few MPH of the current speed on mine, I am extremely happy with how it works on mine, it's an improvement from my 2013 and I found that one to work decent too, but not as aggressive as the 17. I think he was referring to how it works on cruise control. By letting the truck speed up 7 mph before kicking in, you are already going too fast, especially on the grades here in the West. In that case it must be some pretty serious grades, probably a good idea to be turning cruise off and actually having manual imput to the braking system. Cruise obviously isn't optimal in the big grades out west.
alexleblanc 06/21/17 02:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F350 impressions.

Towed 5th wheel first time. Cruise control basically useless. Going up a moderate grade will loose 7 mph then kick down to 4th to catch up. If I don't use cruise it will go up the same grade without shifting out of 6th. Same going down a small grade. Speed increases about 7mph before the exhaust brake decides to try and slow you down. Regardless of setting, the exhaust brake doesn't do much. Not impressive! I'm not sure if you quite understand how the exhaust brake works on these trucks but after turning it on and pushing the brakes with enough force to scrub off a MPH or two it kicks right in and keeps speed within a few MPH of the current speed on mine, I am extremely happy with how it works on mine, it's an improvement from my 2013 and I found that one to work decent too, but not as aggressive as the 17.
alexleblanc 06/20/17 04:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Landing Gear and Stabilizers

I just installed a set of landing gear stabilizers from steadyfast and I couldn't be happier, they took out all the movement. They are a snap to use with only three points to tighten when setting up. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_0730_zps4znppedc.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_0731_zps8tmlaqt4.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_0733_zpsl4gzdrdl.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_0734_zpsdzmajr4g.jpg
alexleblanc 06/19/17 05:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: B&W 18K Patriot assistance

I had a Patriot slider before my current rvk3300 and I had to install the legs in the rear most position to buy myself the extra room between the fiver and the tailgate. Towed absolutely fine in that configuration.
alexleblanc 06/19/17 05:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2017 F350 impressions.

When you figure how long Ford has been milking the SD platform/chassis (1999) its not surprising the 2017 feels light years ahead of the '16. In all fairness only the actual cab and bed design stayed the same, the frame, suspension and drivetrain had changed quite a bit over the years and was still very relevant up till last year, it certainly wasn't a dinosaur. I know, I just went from a 13 to a 17.
alexleblanc 06/18/17 04:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM 6.4 Ike Gauntlet

they should really have the big three Gas 3/4T trucks do a head to head - it would be interesting to see how they match up now with the new 6.4 and also the new SD. You mean like they did here. Pickuptrucks.com Work Truck Challenge I saw that, but its not realy a test up the IKE to see how they really do with 10k + lbs like most of us would have with our RV's.
alexleblanc 06/16/17 06:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 F350 diesel srw owners?

while mine is under 11k lbs I'm certain that you won't need them too. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_0778_zps3pfxsjdl.jpg
alexleblanc 06/16/17 06:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RAM 6.4 Ike Gauntlet

they should really have the big three Gas 3/4T trucks do a head to head - it would be interesting to see how they match up now with the new 6.4 and also the new SD.
alexleblanc 06/15/17 11:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2100 Mile trip MPG results 16 Ram 2500

I haven't towed enough with mine yet to really have a feel for it but on the first trip out I average around 20L/100km or 12mpg and on the last trip out that was further I averaged the exact same thing again, seems to be right inline with my last truck if not just a touch better but its also not broken in yet either (2400km's to date). I will say that unloaded the MPG's seem to be extremely good, I did a fair bit of highway driving over two days (800km's/120km/h on cruise)and I showed an indicated 11.2L/100km - that's roughly 21mpg
alexleblanc 06/12/17 12:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy 6.0 Super Ike Gauntlet

I haven't seen this test for the Ford 6.2, is there one? was it comparable to the Ram and GM?
alexleblanc 06/12/17 12:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Insurance cost 1 T vs 3/4T

no change to speak of going from a 2013 F250 XLT to a 2017 F350 Platinum.
alexleblanc 06/12/17 12:01pm Tow Vehicles
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