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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
RE: Did I make a mistake in Financing? How long do you finance?

i'm probably the minority here, but it's my opinion if you can't afford to finance it for 5 years or less you either need to wait to put a bigger DP or buy a less expensive unit. Over 5 years you end up paying way too much interest and also end up being upside down on the loan for too long imo. I finance my last unit for 5 years and traded up last August to a larger unit and had it financed for 39 months so i'll end up having it paid for close to when our last unit would have been as per our original plan. the guy at the dealership was blown away that we didn't want a "lower payment" with the longer term.....
alexleblanc 03/24/14 09:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Tires What Make

For what it's worth, I had a set of Hankook ATM RF10's on my previous truck, they where fantastic and are still going throng now, (father in law bought my old truck) and my father is on his second set on his tundra and very happy with them too. I just took off the factory michelin's off my super duty and replaced them with BFG A/Ts, the michelin's where beyond soft and squirmy.
alexleblanc 03/23/14 12:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Type of Camper

i'm 30 and I love the look of it. I actually regret not going that route with my truck instead of the trifold.
alexleblanc 03/20/14 09:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Too many miles?

It really depends on the length of the trip and what you're trying to accomplish. Most of our summers we will go stateside for one week early in the summer, usually either Portland ME or the Boston MA area, I tend to leave Friday night, make it to the border (about 4 hours) and sleep there for the night, this allows me to do the 4-6 hour drive the next day and be at my destination early in the day, do groceries and setup at my own leasure. On the way back we tend to get up early and get the 7 to 10 hours of driving done in one day. I'm on the road by 6:00 and home by supper with fuel and food brakes in between to keep the kids happy. On our longer second vacation, I tend to get to the border Friday night and then Saturday drive for about 8-9 hours or a little more than halfway - Mostly we end up somewhere north of Virgina for Vacation and spend 4-5 days then slowly head back with 3-4 day stops in between. We get to see a lot and enjoy quite a bit of country while really only doing one or two longer stints. My 3 and 5 year old are used to this and great to travel with. My vote is I wouldn't do more than an average of 450 miles a day on the longest of travel days as I think not being a professional driver i'm not used to it. If I was retired, i'd do 200-250miles a day max while averaging no more than 55mph, a nice a relaxed pace (not bad for a 30y-o!). I love getting up early and getting some good driving in and being done very early in the afternoon - seems like the towing is always easier when the air is colder, the coffee is flowing and i'm perky!
alexleblanc 03/20/14 09:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Reese Straightline disappointment

That pretty much settles it for me. We're buying a 35' TT in the next 2-3 months and I was trying to decide between this hitch and a ProPride 3P. I'll be going with the ProPride manufactured in Michigan. I had the same choice to make, I went propride and the quality is quite impressive.
alexleblanc 03/18/14 06:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: You choose - loaded gas or basic diesel?

If you had to buy a SD/HD truck today, what would you choose... a loaded, leather gas model or a diesel with cloth and just a few basic gadgets? Assume similar price, which is what I am finding. See my sig. Downgraded in trim level from my 2011 Fx4 luxury pkg, and could not be happier.
alexleblanc 03/11/14 06:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TT Recommendations for Young Couple.

http://www.aspentrailrv.com/image/cache/home2/dutchmen/public_html/aspentrailrv.com/image/data/gallery/LoRes/2760BHS/Aspen_Trail_2760BHS_Ext_C_Rear_Door_Side-750x499.jpg this is my favorite for our next tt. dual door, big awning window, shallow slide, double bunks, 15" tires, 30lb tanks, 52/42/42 tanks, large clothes ward. aspen trail 2760bhs! 7500lb gvw k2500sub friendly. Lots of windows and 2 skylights. http://www.aspentrailrv.com/image/cache/home2/dutchmen/public_html/aspentrailrv.com/image/data/gallery/LoRes/2760BHS/Aspen_Trail_2760BHS_Main_Living_Area_Back_to_Front-750x499.jpg This one I would agree with 100%, it's very similar in layout to our previous Dutchmen, if anything it's built from the same parent company and to be honest, ours never gave us any problems whatsoever.
alexleblanc 03/09/14 04:21am Travel Trailers
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