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RE: Michelin Defender LTX Discontinued ??

I stand corrected. I have 245 75 R17 on my truck and you are also correct my tire guy said they were slightly shorter than the OEM size
Lantley 10/22/20 08:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Michelin Defender LTX Discontinued ??

I just purchased 6 last week. No mention of shortage or discontinuing. I got an unbelievable 80K out on each of 3 sets on my last truck. What size are the tires on your truck? My Ram DRW takes 235/80R17 and these tires aren't made in that size. I'm not too keen on the other offerings Michelin has, so I'm not sure what route I'm going to take. I have Defenders on my Yukon though and they are great so far. I went up to 245/80/17s on my DRW. A lot more tire options. I didn't see a drop in mpg, might be an option for you to give you more tire options. I don't think many around here are sorry to this tire leave. you beat me to it. I also put 245/80/r17 on my dually
Lantley 10/21/20 03:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Michelin Defender LTX Discontinued ??

I just purchased 6 last week. No mention of shortage or discontinuing. I got an unbelievable 80K out on each of 3 sets on my last truck.
Lantley 10/20/20 08:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6L diesel in the news again

I am also driving a Chevy as a direct result of the 6.0 debacle. Prior to my last 2 trucks I was a Ford guy, until I refused to become a part of the 6.0 PSD mess and changed brands.
Lantley 10/19/20 05:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6L diesel in the news again

When I bought my X in 06 I really wanted the 6.0. But I came across A very clean low mile V-10. Glad I did. This was before all the problems of the 6.0 were evident. The V-10 never left me stranded and made it up the mountains just as easily as the diesel did. I’ll take a few less mpg over being stuck in the middle of no where! Yep, the V10 is a bulletproof workhorse! :) The V10 is a great motor and a workhorse. Unfortunately it's not a diesel. I’ll correct that for you. Fortunately, it not a diesel! That's Funny I never thought of it that way!
Lantley 10/17/20 10:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6L diesel in the news again

When I bought my X in 06 I really wanted the 6.0. But I came across A very clean low mile V-10. Glad I did. This was before all the problems of the 6.0 were evident. The V-10 never left me stranded and made it up the mountains just as easily as the diesel did. I’ll take a few less mpg over being stuck in the middle of no where! Yep, the V10 is a bulletproof workhorse! :) The V10 is a great motor and a workhorse. Unfortunately it's not a diesel.
Lantley 10/17/20 06:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6L diesel in the news again

How about that. All the same old Ford bashers jumped right back on the wagon. Ford deserves all the bashing they get from the 6.0 debacle from here to eternity. Do you believe they should receive accolades?
Lantley 10/15/20 05:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV sale pending, but we found evidence of mice...

If the RV is infested with mice thta could be a deal breaker. But just because you found evidence of mice but no real permanent damage or smell is NOT a deal breaker
Lantley 10/14/20 09:35pm Beginning RVing
RE: Curious: difference between a WD hitch and Hensley Arrow

Much in the same way a F350 dually would improve your towing performance. A Hensley would also improve your towing performance. On a clear sunny day that improvement maybe negligible, on a bad Murphy's law kind of day that improvement maybe invaluable. Those who own a Hensley are after the ultimate towing performance vs. adequate or very good. Buying a dually is not a pratical solution for most, however many find a Hensley a worthwhile way to obtain ultimate towing performance.
Lantley 10/13/20 05:18am Towing
RE: Curious: difference between a WD hitch and Hensley Arrow

For 95% of all TT setups the Hensley is a solution in search of a problem. If they were cheaper everyone would have one. Why not have the best if you can? because if you have a well matched combo, they aren't necessary, especially for the price. a good modern WDH with integrated sway control works great with no need to spend 8x the money. Exactly. I use a Husky Centerline (equalizer clone) and my setup is rock solid under all conditions. No need to spend $2500 on a hitch. Have you ever experienced towing with that $2,500.00 hitch?
Lantley 10/12/20 04:09pm Towing
RE: Curious: difference between a WD hitch and Hensley Arrow

For 95% of all TT setups the Hensley is a solution in search of a problem. A Hensley would improve 95% of the set ups out there. It is simply a better mouse trap!
Lantley 10/10/20 07:12pm Towing
RE: Motor Home or Toy Hauler

They'd be better off renting an apartment for a few months unless they plan on using the toyhauler for the next few years. This. A new dually and a tow hauler is a 100K decision. A used class A is a 25-50K decision on the cheap end. How long will this house search take? What is the RV budget? $25K pays a lot of rent. 100K pays even more. What are we missing?
Lantley 10/10/20 12:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spendy used tow vehicle

I get why someone would be happy to find a nice old vehicle to save money, but can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would pay that kind of money for an out dated, stinky, noisy, relatively underpowered one. Different strokes I guess. I get your point but a PSD Excursion is a unique vehicle. While I agree it is not worth the price listed there is really nothing on the market to compare it to.
Lantley 10/09/20 06:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Spendy used tow vehicle

When my parents had their 05 Duramax truck my dad said the last fear years they owned it every once in a while someone would approach him and asked if he wanted to sell his truck. Fast forward and they now have a much nicer truck a '16 Duramax for ~ 4 years now and no one has asked if he would sell it. You can buy a 2016 or late model Duramax anywhere. However a 2005 worth buying will be a little harder to find. Naturally if you spot a 2005 you may inquire about it, however there is no need to inquire about a 2016. The fact that your parents decided to upgrade to the 2016 shows what they think of the 2005. Like most they wanted an improved truck. There can be a lot of improvements in 11 years.
Lantley 10/09/20 05:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Spendy used tow vehicle

A 7.3 PSD is a great towing machine but 35K is way too much for a 2001 with 100K on it!
Lantley 10/06/20 03:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Arkansas SP $40 Dog Fee - REALLY ??

I was just at a decent CG in Gettysburg this weekend walking my dog. When I came upon a big pile of **** on the side of another site. It really aggravated me that some dog owner would leave a pile there and not clean up after their dog. There is no excuse........ Becoming a grumpy old man!
Lantley 09/30/20 08:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Curious: difference between a WD hitch and Hensley Arrow

A Hensley-patent hitch is night & day different. Makes all other types obsolete. Sway is guaranteed eliminated. Handling problems (solutions) are now limited to the TV, and even MPG improved as trailer DOES NOT move out of alignment thus reducing a huge number of minor steering corrections (especially with adverse wind direction). A 5er is a pig to tow in comparison. Top-heavy & unstable. Any winds and it’s time to stop. Set the hitch as with any other (same as 5er): Steer Axle same weight value solo or hitched. The trailer cannot move out of alignment UNLESS the TV initiates a turn. I would not go as far as to say fiver is a pig. Fiver's do not require weight distribution. Weight is placed directly over axles. 5'er tows well right out the gate. I have towed both fiver and Hensley equipped TT.
Lantley 09/26/20 10:18am Towing
RE: Curious: difference between a WD hitch and Hensley Arrow

Once upon a time I towed a 36' 11KGVW TT with a Hensley and a 7.3 PSD Excursion. It was a fantastic combo. It towed as well as my current fiver.
Lantley 09/26/20 06:29am Towing
RE: FORD F-150 AXLE RATIO CHOICE

I think generally speaking people towing 10K regularly don't buy and F150 Ecoboost. For instance, I bought an Ecoboost because it is my daily driver. I use it 80%± as a daily driver and get great mpg every day doing so (leaps and bounds better then the F250 I got rid of); and yet, when I need it for towing, it's tow beast also (getting nearly the same mpg towing as my F250). I agree. My point was I think the 10k rating is mostly marketing because Ford knows very few will push that limit while doing a lot of towing miles. If they do it once in a while mostly flat land towing, they will probably get away with it. Most people towing a lot up near 10k will jump up to the 3/4 ton trucks. For the 1 in a 10,000 who actually does tow heavy regularly with the ecoboost, it's such a small percentage that it really doesn't impact the reputation if they have issues as it's so rare. If Ford really trusted the engine to regularly tow heavy like that, you would see them offer it in the 3/4 ton trucks because commercial operators would be salivating over the fuel saving of a 3/4 ton that can get even 17-18 mpg when not towing and yes, you do see a lot of them cruising around empty or with just a light load where boost would be negligible and MPG would be much better. I agree its mostly marketing however promoting 10k tow rating only adds to the confusion. Most consumers simply don't understand the tow ratings. They see an F-150 can tow 10K and they are sold. They don't realize only a few rare F-150's can tow 10K and those trucks are generally not found on dealer lots. RV manufactures promote 1/2 ton towing as well. We are reluctant to state that to tow a big trailer you need a big truck! Instead we promote a confusing, misleading tale of 1/2 ton towing.
Lantley 09/24/20 11:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Multiple blowouts in short time

My prior TT gave me all kinds of headaches with flats until I finally figured out the problem was a leaky rim. I ditched the OEM painted white rims and purchased 4 new aftermarket aluminum rims, problem finally solved. The rims were cheap , the twisting and skidding forces the wheels endured when backing up and making a tight turn caused the rim to separate and leak. I eventually sold those aftermarket rims to forum member Burbman when I sold thee TT and went to a 5th wheel
Lantley 09/22/20 02:52pm Fifth-Wheels
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