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RE: Tires, again!

If you’re looking for a cost effective alternative, the Bridgestone Duravis R500 HD are about the toughest non steel carcass tire out there, mine have two summers and around 24000km’s on them without issue, they replaced cracking 4 year old BFG commercial T/As.
alexleblanc 09/20/19 03:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Storing generators when traveling?

Here’s how you do it in a Northern Lite https://i.imgur.com/rHRFEj4l.jpg That’s the setup right there! You could even bring just one and store a fuel jug there.
alexleblanc 09/01/19 05:31am Truck Campers
RE: FYI. Ford F150 V8

Check the weight numbers... While close on his payload numbers i’m Sure he’s fine depending on what rear axle that truck has.
alexleblanc 08/25/19 07:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: The ticking time bomb under the hood

My only question is will the PM22A Motorcraft additive help extend the pump life on our 2018 F350 6.7? It mentions "lubricity" on the bottle, but I get the feeling it is more about the cetane number than lubricity. I run that **** thru every tank of our 2006 F350 6.0 for 12 years and never had a fuel system issue. I’ve run the PM22A true most every tank of my previous 2013 6.7 and now my 2017 6.7 without issue, last truck had 118k on it when I traded it, perfect running condition. I do run other brands once in a while when I run out of the Motorcraft stuff or it’s just not handy to pick up - I figure something is better than nothing.
alexleblanc 08/08/19 03:27am Truck Campers
RE: 2017+ Powerstroke 6.7 Fuel Filter

I’ve done 4 filter changes to date on mine and there’s not really anything to it. Unless you destroy everything you touch it’s a pretty easy design to swap out. Not sure what you all are complaining about.
alexleblanc 07/13/19 06:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Kz Durango 2500

Not a 2500 but we have a 1500 that we’ve used heavily for the last 3 summers and it’s been a very good rig to date. I would consider another KZ for sure.
alexleblanc 06/29/19 05:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camaro being discontinued again ?

I’m a mustang guy, I’ve driven the new Camero’s several times and they’re great to drive other than not being to see out of them. Depending on the trim level they can be real track monsters but in the end most people can’t live with the stuff that makes the, good on the track and terrible on the street. I’ll take my GT350 over the ZL1 any day. The Challenger is awesome, and they keep making it better, it’s certainly second on my list.
alexleblanc 06/29/19 05:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: From Ram to a Ford

Those massaging seats are fantastic on longer drives, I use mine quite a bit.
alexleblanc 06/09/19 04:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My truck has a winter beard!

Thank god my truck is nice and clean now and I’m off to the campground for the weekend! What a long miserable winter that was.
alexleblanc 05/31/19 03:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: The Redwood has landed.

Congrats on the new unit, it must take some of the sting out from loosing the last one.
alexleblanc 05/13/19 03:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Maybe a new Ford?

Only thing I don't like about the newest gen F250s is how the rear end tends to sag pretty easily with a load. I think Ford softened the springs for a better ride to compete with the coils sprung ride that Ram offers in their 2500 and by doing that, they made it pretty prone to squat. they don't squat very much, mine is a different story as i removed the 4" blocks in installed 2" blocks to lower the back of my truck by 2" to level out my 5er - it squats about 2" when i load up my fifth wheel and have my two Honda generators, some fuel cans, a BBQ smoker and a few other odds and ends.
alexleblanc 05/08/19 10:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Maybe a new Ford?

i can say that i love the interior on my Platinum F350, the seats are extremely comfortable for me and i can spend hours in there without issue. I'm 6'2" - 215lbs so I'm not a super small guy either. My father has the same year and model as mine however its the King Ranch trim and i find his interior to be just as comfortable as mine although he does not have the massaging seats that mine has, i love those. go with the F350, it has much more payload capacity and honestly rides better than my previous F250 (2013) did - it's what you need for that 5er in my opinion. My Platinum F350 SRW has a listed payload rating of over 3400lbs. Both my father and i tow many miles per season and we really are happy with the trucks and how they perform down the road. I tow around 10000# and my father with his heavier and long cougar tows around 13500# - I've ridden in and towed both and honestly cannot tell much difference with the additional 3500lbs behind the truck. Both 5er use Reese 5th airborn air pinboxes and the trucks are 100% stock otherwise. While i'm sure a DRW will most likely be more stable, i cannot say that i'm not extremely satisfied with our current setup. https://i.imgur.com/SQlkT71h.jpg https://i.imgur.com/FvXyVAAh.jpg https://i.imgur.com/nSW01wth.jpg
alexleblanc 05/08/19 05:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford decreases 5.0L V8 production due to low demand.

If Ford only offered the 5.0 as the optional engine and kept the standard 3.5 V6, the F150 would be very competitive to the GM, Ram, Toyota and Nissan V8 equipped 1/2tons powertrain wise. When you add the 2.7eb and 3.5eb and also the 3.0 diesel the F150 platform has an option for everybody and their preference and in all cases the option are either competitive or class leading. I for one am happy that they offer us so many engine choices. In my personal opinion though, the 2.7eb and 3.5eb are by far the best "truck engines" they offer for towing and truck duties due to the low end torque they offer. I've owned two 3.5 Ecoboost powered vehicles and they are great truck/SUV engines. Two of my employees own F150's with 5.0's and one with the 2.7eb so i have an idea of how they are in the real world. The 5.0 in my opinion is good enough to get the job done in the F150 but it is way more suited to the Mustang.
alexleblanc 05/06/19 10:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Well it was a lot of work...

i feel your pain, quite literaly! I washed and Waxed my 5er Saturday and man its a big job, took me 5 hours.
alexleblanc 05/06/19 06:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Warning, don't go out and look for a car for the DW

Wow! Great story but may I suggest doing something epic for mothers day! You mean like getting her a new vacuum cleaner? that's a great recipe for a very long drought in the bedroom!
alexleblanc 05/02/19 05:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: F-150, 3.5 non eco boost, 355 rear end

the 3.5 will rev a fair bit as it makes its torque in the higher RPM band, however the rest of the truck is still up to task. I wouldn't worry about anything 4000lbs or less ready to camp.
alexleblanc 05/02/19 05:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Trailer and truck ride height

For those that missed it, the OP has torsion axles, no springs. While larger tires/wheels may help a little, clearance there, may also be a problem, just going from picture. Jerry yeah, totally missed that. Its a much easier fix than with those axles, bring it to a truck shop and have them add a spacer between the frame and axle mounting arm.
alexleblanc 04/30/19 11:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer and truck ride height

what size wheel and tire does your trailer have? you might be able to go to a slightly taller tire - also, is there any adjustment left on your spring hangers? You can add a correct track equalizer setup and those will give you some additional height on the 5er side. i know with mine, i went from 225/75R15 tires on 15" wheels up to a LT215/85R16 on 16" wheel and this gained me a full inch of lift on the trailer side - i also was able to more to a lower spring hanger hole and that gained me another inch of height. I took it one step further and bought 2" mounting blocks to replace the factory 3.5" blocks on the back of my F350 - all of this together gives me a nice and level setup. https://i.imgur.com/6TIvVazh.jpg
alexleblanc 04/30/19 05:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ecoboost 3.5 Towing MPG Sucks

10.2 is pretty good considering! Not sure what you were expecting? Wait til he discovers that the engine is worn out at 80,000 miles, too. There is no free lunch. Ecoboost might get you better loaded mileage but it comes at the expense of low end torque and longevity. Everything in engineering is a tradeoff! Enjoy your V6 fullsize pickup; the results were predictable but the EPA MPG numbers were too good to pass up. Worn out at 80,000 miles? Where does that figure come from? I agree that there are always trade offs but an 80,000 mile life expectancy isn’t one of them. LOL at expense of low end torque..... the EB has more low end torque at a lower RPM than any of the current production V8's, have you see a torque curve? https://www.f150forum.com/attachments/f38/501912d1501318233-power-curves-f150-f250-6-2l-engines-ecoboostvs62vs50-hp-torque.png
alexleblanc 04/29/19 05:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ecoboost 3.5 Towing MPG Sucks

8 years later and were still debating if the Ecoboost is a good towing motor and that the MPG's aren't any better than a typical V8 towing? It is nothing new at this point, its proven reliable and to be one of the best towing gas motors in any 1/2 ton platforms - fuel economy while towing is decent at best, we all know that.
alexleblanc 04/29/19 05:42am Tow Vehicles
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