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RE: Titan XD First Impression

By the sounds of it, this is the only real 3/4 ton on the market, not a deranged 1ton like all the 250/2500 nowadays. Should make for a good light fiver TV.
alexleblanc 09/28/16 05:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Depth of bed and Height of new 2017 Fords

I was in for an oil change today and they had a brand new 2017 F250 XLT with the 20" wheels (the tallest F250 combo) and my truck parked next to it I would say that it sits about 1.5" taller. While looking at it my salesman came out with a set of keys and told me to take it for a test drive to see what I though as I had been asking about them for a while. Three things stood out: 1. This thing is like a vault on wheels, extremely quiet and tight feeling (I tried the 6.7 Diesel) 2. It rides significantly smoother than my current F250 3. between being lighter and having more power and 3.55 gears it felt a lot stronger than my current truck - that and you pretty much can't hear the engine at all. Alex Thanks for the report. So when do you bring it home? :B Not gonna lie, I told him to give me a ballpark on it even though I'm 18 months away from when I planned to get another.
alexleblanc 09/28/16 04:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Depth of bed and Height of new 2017 Fords

I was in for an oil change today and they had a brand new 2017 F250 XLT with the 20" wheels (the tallest F250 combo) and my truck parked next to it I would say that it sits about 1.5" taller. While looking at it my salesman came out with a set of keys and told me to take it for a test drive to see what I though as I had been asking about them for a while. Three things stood out: 1. This thing is like a vault on wheels, extremely quiet and tight feeling (I tried the 6.7 Diesel) 2. It rides significantly smoother than my current F250 3. between being lighter and having more power and 3.55 gears it felt a lot stronger than my current truck - that and you pretty much can't hear the engine at all. Alex
alexleblanc 09/28/16 11:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 6.7 owners

275/70R18 has a diameter of 33.3" 275/65R20 has a diameter of 34.1" in my case the 295/60R20's that I'm running have a diameter of 33.9" so its somewhere in the middle.
alexleblanc 09/21/16 10:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7 owners

My 2013 runs 3.31 gears and I've gone to the taller 20" wheel and tire setup. It pulls hard and has no issue going up hills or getting up to speed. Most towing is done in sixth gear at highway speeds and it only drops down a gear on medium grades, two on the largest of the east cost grades. You'll be more than satisfied, don't even think twice about it and forget that nonsense about locking out 6th gear, that poster has no experience with this particular combo. If you have any questions, PM me. That will work the transmission 9 percent harder, and have 9 percent less torque to the drive wheels, than stock. I wouldn't have done it. And regardless of that I'm still more than happy with the performance so who cares.
alexleblanc 09/21/16 02:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7 owners

My 2013 runs 3.31 gears and I've gone to the taller 20" wheel and tire setup. It pulls hard and has no issue going up hills or getting up to speed. Most towing is done in sixth gear at highway speeds and it only drops down a gear on medium grades, two on the largest of the east cost grades. You'll be more than satisfied, don't even think twice about it and forget that nonsense about locking out 6th gear, that poster has no experience with this particular combo. If you have any questions, PM me.
alexleblanc 09/20/16 04:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: 19 year old TV

I think those rules are only to keep real "junkers" out of the park, if your equipment is clean and up kept I don't see anybody giving you a hard time. Great looking truck BTW.
alexleblanc 09/13/16 11:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7l Fuel Filter Change-Do You Do It Yourself?

I've been doing mine every oil change, I can do if for less than half of the dealer cost so even with that frequency I'm still spending less money with OEM Filters.
alexleblanc 09/13/16 11:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Can you really tow a fiver with a 1/2 ton?

I tow one of the heavier 1/2 ton towables on the market (10400 GVWR) and IMO you need at least a 3/4 ton truck, otherwise you'll be over your GAWR pretty quick. Can it be done, yes but you'll be stressing on numbers as you'll be so close and to be honest above 8000lbs most 1/2 ton are simply too softly sprung and brakes are too undersized to really perform and last like you want them too.
alexleblanc 09/13/16 11:38am Towing
RE: Separating your vehicles in an emergency

its insured, let it burn and get yourself and your loved ones to safety.
alexleblanc 09/09/16 11:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reese hitch creaks

every hitch pretty much can make noise when dry, when you unhook it go up and move it side to side, back and forth and you'll quickly see where its coming from. Good idea to check it over really good for cracks or damage while you do that. I look over my hitch pretty much everytime we finish a long tow, same goes for my tires and suspension on the truck and trailer - just a habit from an obsessive car guy though!
alexleblanc 08/16/16 06:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Name one thing you like best about your TV

eating up hills while towing.
alexleblanc 07/20/16 01:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Small 5th wheel

while I consider my unit to be on the longer side of the short Fivers out there I will say that at 33'10" its perfect for just about any campground I pull into, not sure I'd want one of those 37-40ft units now.
alexleblanc 07/19/16 05:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Kyle Busch NASCAR driver

as a way back Kyle fan since 2007 I'm hoping he gets it.
alexleblanc 07/14/16 05:59am Around the Campfire
RE: Is my butt saggy?

my F250 sags similar to yours with my Fiver hooked up, I run airbags with about 22 PSI in them and everything is nice and level - I'd suggest a setup with an onboard compressor and control, its sure nice to be able to adjust on the fly.
alexleblanc 07/11/16 07:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 1500 with 3.0 diesel

Especially those ECO BOOST'S! They'd pass me on the flats and i'd pass them on the hills. Eventually they took there proper place behind the ED! While I like the ED and think its a great powertrain, other than MPG the EB will pull as strong up every hill its not stronger than your ED - the numbers are out there to prove this. I hate when people have to post nonsense like that to try an put down other drivetrains instead of posting honest and good facts about how theirs performs.
alexleblanc 07/08/16 12:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Another blow out!

As was suggested, an upgrade to LT225/75r16 E might be a good solution for you as its only 1" OD larger so should fit without issue (I'd measure to make sure you have enough space though) and provide a few hundred pounds more load capacity as well so it's a solid upgrade.
alexleblanc 06/22/16 03:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blackbear tune

I've heard that they are the equal to 5star tuning in the GM world....
alexleblanc 06/16/16 11:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: TT to a 5Th Wheel

Absolutely. Better towing, much easier to hitch and unhitch, more storage, both inside and basement, higher ceilings. everything I think - add to this shorter length while towing then same length TT so its easier to fit in parking lots and such.
alexleblanc 06/15/16 01:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: just waxed the fiver

looks great! I did mine a month and a half ago, what a job! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2016-04-17%2015.01.51_zpsbc7sqaqj.jpg width=640 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2016-04-17%2015.03.22_zps9hkvgn1m.jpg width=640 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/tuned20v/2016-04-17%2015.02.29_zpsm60oymov.jpg width=640 Moderator edit to re-size pictures to forum recommended limit of 640px maximum width.
alexleblanc 06/14/16 01:31pm Fifth-Wheels
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