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Old 02-05-2004, 10:22 AM   #43
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As 87MH said, my response to the subject is appropriate. I didn't realize it was an older thread about towing that had been hijacked into a roll-over and U-Haul thread. In fact, I skip over and ignore such off-topic posts in a thread. Nevertheless, my response will be in the archives should future searchers come across it.
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Old 02-05-2004, 11:27 AM   #44
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Gentleman (term used loosely).... A suggestion about exploders; We have one - a pathetic little 99 v-6, stick. It is tippy and wimpy and completely unsatisfying but it is paid for. So in an attempt to cope with what we have my more mechanically inclined half (janets husband) replaced the sway bar with a beefier model, replaced the shocks with better ones and substantially improved the road hugging ability of the exploder. We tow the lightest trailer we could find and while it's a compromise - it works.

I am mildly miffed that u-haul won't rent out trailers to exploder drivers - even those of use who have improved our vehicles. Do you suppose I can get my money back from Fraud - oops - Ford?
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Old 02-05-2004, 11:31 AM   #45
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Hey Janet...I'm having trouble understanding how you really feel!

As for the loose term of Gentleman...I suppose the fact that you used it in any context is still a plus in my book!

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Old 02-05-2004, 12:21 PM   #46
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"One more time" I had to debunk the MYTH of towing capacity, and recommend an individual GET THE FACTS FOR THEMSELVES.

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Old 02-05-2004, 12:49 PM   #47
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Eric & Maurice

Can we agree to disagree is such a fashion that we all add value to this forum and have respect for each others views and opinions? Reading both of your many postings on various topics indicates to me that your views and opinions are value added and has significantly added to the success of Airstreamforums.

I like what Wally Byam stated in the Airstream Creed " To play some part in promoting international goodwill and understanding among the peoples of the world through person-to-person contact." Both of you have played a leadership role in this forum and set the tone of dialogue. I am sure that I and other readers appreciate your wealth of knowledge, especially when presented in the spirit of what Byam noted in the Creed.

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Old 02-05-2004, 01:40 PM   #48
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I agree we'll just have to agree to disagree and leave it at that..... I respect Moe's position.....
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2004 Explorer rollover rating??

Silvertwinkie -- I looked at the site you gave and it said the 2004 Explorer was "under review" and it didn't give a rollover rating.

For the 2003 models, the 4X2s and Sport Explorer got a "2" rating, but the Explorer 4X4 was rated "3". Maybe I was looking at the wrong place. I looked at these numbers recently while comparing the Explorer to the 4Runner and was surprised to see that the Sport Trac actually scored lower than a regular Explorer 4X4.

I think that if you look at a lot of SUVs, no matter the length or tow capacity, you'll find that the rollover rating isn't all that great. I was mainly concerned about the rollover rating for the times when I have nothing in tow (most of the time) and I'm only carrying precious cargo -- the kids!
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Actually, I took a look at it again, and all I saw was a 2 rating and the others still under review...being that it is basically the same SUV..........

The 3 rating that was next to it was a GMC, not the Explorer.

I totally agree that most SUVs are not great in the rollover department though.....

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I must have the wrong page. I was looking at this one: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/NCAP/Cars/2004SUVs.html The SportTrac was rated, but not the Explorer.

The 2003 page had ratings for the Explorer.
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Re: 2004 Explorer rollover rating??

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I was mainly concerned about the rollover rating for the times when I'm only carrying precious cargo -- the kids!
Kids?? Kids shmids! I don't wanna roll my cherry GlobeTrotter, man!
Crap, did I say that out loud?
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