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Groover wrote:

The most disturbing thing to me is GM's excuses for not covering it. The tires and lack of trailer brakes were totally irrelevant. The tongue weight was a little high for the weight of the trailer but well withing range but well within range of what would be expected at maximum tow capacity.


The most disturbing thing to me, well not disturbing but hilarious actually, is this entire thread. All over some idiots Facebook post, where no one has any idea what the facts are.


Just like the countless accident reconstruction posts. But it is fun to speculate.


I would bet the inspector or rep from GM did not speculate, and probably provided the Facebook Knucklehead a copy. Funny how the guy did not post that up, but took the liberty to verbally state what the GM person said. Way more to this one than what was put up in his one sided drivel.

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I can't say enough how much "truck things" I can do with my Canyon, and I downsized from a F-250.


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Looking at that frame design I question why there's a formed radius on the bottom side of the frame which appears to be the location of the fatigue.


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Groover wrote:

The most disturbing thing to me is GM's excuses for not covering it. The tires and lack of trailer brakes were totally irrelevant. The tongue weight was a little high for the weight of the trailer but well withing range but well within range of what would be expected at maximum tow capacity.


Are you sure you know everything GM said.

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From the pic it appears that this is a Zr2 because of the shocks. I don’t think he’s telling the entire story. He may have disconnected the trailer where he wanted to camp and did some trail riding with the truck which included a few jumps to test out that ZR2. It needs to be an insurance claim not a GM claim with bashing from the owner.


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From the pic it appears that this is a Zr2 because of the shocks. I don’t think he’s telling the entire story. He may have disconnected the trailer where he wanted to camp and did some trail riding with the truck which included a few jumps to test out that ZR2. It needs to be an insurance claim not a GM claim with bashing from the owner.


Gotta be careful with that! A ZR2 is an off-road pkg. if the truck can’t handle what GM designed it to do they are liable.


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kw/00 wrote:

From the pic it appears that this is a Zr2 because of the shocks. I don’t think he’s telling the entire story. He may have disconnected the trailer where he wanted to camp and did some trail riding with the truck which included a few jumps to test out that ZR2. It needs to be an insurance claim not a GM claim with bashing from the owner.


Gotta be careful with that! A ZR2 is an off-road pkg. if the truck can’t handle what GM designed it to do they are liable.


Where does some of this stuff come from on here? Liable for what?

Z71 is also an off road package. You get upgraded shocks, aggressive tires, skid plates and an emblem. It doesnt make them liable if you go out and run the Baja 500 LOL. Ford made a Nascar addition T-bird back in the 90's, they were not liable if someone tried to run Talladega.

This bonehead most likely went out in the desert and trashed his truck, probably with a group of buds and showing off, good for him. I hope his insurance also tells him to kiss off.

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ROBERTSUNRUS wrote:

[emoticon] Hi, my guess is that the driver hit a very hard bump causing the entire trailer to leave the ground; This put 2,100 lbs. directly on the hitch / receiver.

Please, do not reproduce.


This post is my opinion (free advice). It is not intended to influence anyone's judgment nor do I advocate anyone do what I propose.

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What can you expect from a company that does not know how to make paint adhere. All the time I see their trucks with hardly any paint left on the hoods. It does not inspire confidence.


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Apparently not built Ford Tough

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