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RE: Found a TT, what tow vehicle do I need?

At campgrounds: 8 lugs rule all. I only see 1/2 ton crowd on this forum. come to Canada, 1/2 ton's rule the campgrounds. Mostly because the cost of trucks is much higher here and people seem to tough it out with the 1/2 tons. I love my F250, but the F150 was a great matched tow vehicle with my previous TT.
alexleblanc 04/23/14 08:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Found a TT, what tow vehicle do I need?

So a f250 would be better, would the engine size matter? 5.4 or bigger? in my opinion you're buying the F250/350 for the chassis much more than the engine. In your case i'd look for the lowest mileage nicest Gasser you can find, 5.4, 6.8(V10) or 6.2. With decent gears (3.73 or higher) they will all get the job done nicely. Honestly, I was looking for an F250 with the 6.2 when this 6.7 Diesel fell into my lap for less money than a gasser. I love it, but i'm sure I still would have been satisfied with the 6.2 gasser.
alexleblanc 04/23/14 08:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Found a TT, what tow vehicle do I need?

I see you have a f250, did you upgrade to tow the trailer?I towed a similar TT with my previous 2011 F150 FX4 Ecoboost / 7700GVWR, the truck itself was quite well matched with that TT, however with a standard F150 you'll run out of payload pretty quick if you pack heavy or have much for passengers with a TT that size. I towed my setup around 20k km's without any issue and very happily too. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_0204-1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_0261.jpg I upgraded to tow my new much heavier Wildwood 31BKIS (nearly 10k lbs loaded).
alexleblanc 04/23/14 07:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Concern with attaching bike rack to TT bumper

take a look at the Arvika rack, they can accommodate up to 4 bikes. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_1176_zps7db06da1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_1175_zps129c45ae.jpg
alexleblanc 04/23/14 07:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Found a TT, what tow vehicle do I need?

I towed a similar TT with my previous 2011 F150 FX4 Ecoboost / 7700GVWR, the truck itself was quite well matched with that TT, however with a standard F150 you'll run out of payload pretty quick if you pack heavy or have much for passengers with a TT that size. I towed my setup around 20k km's without any issue and very happily too. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_0204-1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_0261.jpg
alexleblanc 04/23/14 06:57am Travel Trailers
RE: What Did You Do For Your Travel Trailer Recently?

Where did you get your bike rack? http://www.racksforcars.com/
alexleblanc 04/22/14 05:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: What Did You Do For Your Travel Trailer Recently?

I installed my Propride 3P this weekend and also installed my rear storage box. The storage box with its contents weighed in at 46lbs, the box itself is aluminum. Got to try out the hitch on a 20km test tow, it was nice and windy outside and to be honest, I couldn't feel any of it from behind the wheel, i'm looking forward to a real long tow with the family and everything packed into the unit. Seems to be quite amazing. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_1174_zps5debc974.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_1175_zps129c45ae.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_1176_zps7db06da1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_1171_zpsa8f5d8dc.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_1173_zps2fc72b04.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_1170_zpsff702fd0.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_1172_zpsd87564eb.jpg
alexleblanc 04/22/14 01:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing Tires for 20" wheel

My Previous truck was a 2011 F150 FXA Screw/6.5 with the 20's, I upgraded to Hankook ATM RF10's in LT285/55R20E1, right out of the gate and those tires are still going after 50000km's on it (father inlaw has my old truck now. The towing experience was much improved with those tires too. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_0231.jpg
alexleblanc 04/17/14 05:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: How do dealers deal with this? (flooding issues inside)

In my book, every one of those is total junk now. You'll be able to hear the floors rotting in them. Absolutely! I was just curious on the insurance side.
alexleblanc 04/16/14 11:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Maxxis Tires c or d

I ran a set of those in 205/75R14 on my previous trailer for a season in load range E and was nothing but impressed with how the trailer handled, I will upgrade my current unit to Maxxis tires once the time comes.
alexleblanc 04/16/14 10:56am Travel Trailers
How do dealers deal with this? (flooding issues inside)

Co-worker drove by a local RV place one city over and saw this mess, feel bad for them. I wonder if insurance covers this type of stuff for their inventory and even customer units onsite. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/dougs_zps713d5d7e.jpg This is the place BTW - Dealer
alexleblanc 04/16/14 10:51am Travel Trailers
RE: New truck...RAM

Nice looking truck, certainly a good idea to get a 1-ton with that fiver you're towing.
alexleblanc 04/16/14 07:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Any Members Get Flipped Over From This Storm In MS ?

something to be said about camping in a wooden area, in theory if tree's don't fall down on your unit you should be ok. We rode through hurricane Irene for two days in the KOA in Portland ME, and never had an issue other than a few branches coming down.
alexleblanc 04/16/14 05:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Jayco vs Dutchmen vs Keystone

So it sounds like Dutchmen is not the way to go. The Dutchmen dealer is really small and a the people I met were a little strange, so that may be a good thing to not buy from them. I did like the "sand" colors better than the Jayco, but the Dutchmen place wanted extra to order one with it. Our Last Dutchmen was completely problem free and seemingly well built (thank god), however the dealer was totally horrible to deal with, I had ordered some extra stuff through them and between the lying and story telling I never got any of what I ordered or put a deposit down on. Fast forward three years, we buy our current RV through a fantastic dealer, we had nothing but issued from day one with the unit, however every last thing was taken care of quickly and properly by the dealer. At least I've got piece of mind in the dealer. (most every problem we had was component related)
alexleblanc 04/15/14 10:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Ecoboost is a Towing Beast

looks to be the same weights as my last combo (2011 7700gvwr EB F150/30ft 7000lb TT), I did around 20k km's towing with that combo without any issues. Only thing i'd do is upgrade to LT tires, I did after the first 3000km's and never turned back. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_0204-1.jpg
alexleblanc 04/08/14 10:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ram 2500 6.4L Tow Review

Looks like the 6.4 is proving to be a worthy upgrade over the 5.7! Nice looking truck btw.
alexleblanc 04/06/14 05:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sold hybrid, looking for bunkhouse TT

I towed a Dutchmen 295bhgs for three years with a half ton F150, very we'll matched for a half ton as it's lower profile that the full slide models and weighs a lot less. We moved on to a bunkhouse with full slides and a higher profile, needless to say I got a bigger truck.
alexleblanc 04/06/14 04:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

Duratrac's are an awesome tire too! Now that I see where you are from, your right. You need good, aggressive stuff to make it anywhere up there. Yeah tomorrow we're getting the storm of the season I guess, weather networks and such are all in a panic, I guess we could get a few feet of wet, heavy snow with crazy wind. Yay Eastern Canada.....
alexleblanc 03/25/14 04:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

Those are your summer tires? What do your "winter" tires look like?! Studded Duratrac's on extra factory wheels: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_0927_zps04030a71.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/photo35_zpsb33d4172.jpg Keep in mind where I am, winter is no joke up here! I also hunt, fish and spend plenty of time on jobsites so A/T's are a requirement for me.
alexleblanc 03/25/14 10:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

Put on some new Summer tires on my truck, i'm extremely happy with the way it looks and handles. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/IMG_1074_zps348f1d4c.jpg
alexleblanc 03/24/14 11:16am Tow Vehicles
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