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Old 06-06-2007, 02:07 PM   #85
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It'll be interesting to see what the root cause was...any updates LR?

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I'm not sure what year your Ford is, but if there are airbags in front, they could seriously harm your children if they go off. The back seat is the safest area for them.

Ok, soapbox off...

Very funny story aside from my overgrown fears.
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No worries on the soap box, Ive seen the slow motion videos of airbags deployed in combination with child seats. Scary stuff indeed.

I think the airbags where an option for the 97s but my truck doesnt have them. It didnt bother me when I bought the truck because being a long bed supercab, it was huge by local standards. But then I drove it through Texas where it qualifies for Compact parking spaces

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being a long bed supercab, it was huge by local standards. But then I drove it through Texas where it qualifies for Compact parking spaces
It's not a real pickup in Texas, unless it is a long bed, 4 door duallie 4x4. I had the long bed Supercab, it was a Texas midsize truck...really did come from Texas, too.
I know from experience that insurance investigations can take weeks, if not months, to complete. We all know where this thread is, let's give LittleRadio some time to hear back from the insurance company, and let us know what the final determination of the root cause was. I also know from personal experience the insurance company will have no problem throwing Airstream, the tow vehicle manufacturer, the parents, or the state highway department, under the bus when they determine cause.
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hi littleradio

it would be nice for some update on this event...

parents doing well?

causes narrowed?

resolution with insurance folks?

there has been some speculation in this thread, which i don't see as harmful.

looking over related threads,

was this classic being tow'd by the 1/2 ton dodge noted here?

and was the factory original electrical/wiring for this truck ALTERED as reported in post 7 here?

did the factory guys ever TOW the unit to check performance?

keep us informed.

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Just a couple of quotes from the first thread linked above:
The 1500 may have slightly smaller braking surfaces and lower capacity springs, but it's essentially the same truck. Are your concerns really merited? (I guess we'll find out, because he picked up his truck yesterday, picks up his Classic on Friday, and heads out into Northern Michigan for test weekend this Saturday).
Maybe he found out and that's why we haven't heard any updates on the cause.
I think what most are agreeing on here is that it's more of a safety concern for your father and those on the road around him. Excessive wear on an engine & tranny are secondary. That big of a trailer will be wagging the dog on quick stops & maneuvers, which we all have to be prepared for.
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a quick and final follow up....

i've learned the tv was upgraded to 2500 ram quad with normal factory harness wiring...

so that answers my questions.

the parents are on the bumpy road to recovery

i suspect discussing this accident is an ongoing stressor and the family/poster has moved on.

we should too...

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