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my son broke his collar bone yesterday sled riding. as we were one our way to the hospital some young kid in a ford escort rear ended us. his car was smashed in pretty good pushed the whole front end back an inch or two, his airbags deployed, he was pretty shaken up as he got out of his car with his cellphone to his ear. he had to have been talking while driving. He only hung up and called 911 after I requested him to. luckily everyone was ok my daughter had a small burn on her cheek from the seatbelt. the only thing I can see wrong with my truck so far is the hitch reciever is bent a little and maybe the bumper,also broke my trailer wiring harness. this is the second time we've been year ended, last time was not as hard but same result,hit my trailer hitch and buckled the front end of the other car. I'm sure if we had been in our car instead of the truck someone in our vehicle would have been injured. so they can say what they want about my big fuel guzzling truck but I'll pay more for fuel for the safety it offers my family. thank god no one was hurt.
 

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Have your frame checked out...always the chance that it got tweaked a little.....
 

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Glad everyone is fine.
 

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good to hear that everyone was ok and not to much damage to your truck.
 

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hows your son collar one injury doing? Glad everyone is groovy...and yeah, have your frame checked
 

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Like you didn't have enough to do on your way to a DOCTOR's office...
 

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I'm glad to hear God's protective shield is covering you and your family and all are safe, he must have some sort of soft spot in his plan for us 6.5ers, he has certainly worked miracles in my life
 

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Glad to hear that everyone ok.
 

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Glad to hear everone is ok

You need to have the hitch replaced, once hit and twisted, they lose strength. Three or more times a year I am pulling someones trailer out of a ditch because they had been rearended previously and now the hitch failed. These things can take a heck of a beating while towing, but the stress is in the other direction.

If the insurance company tells you they will have the hitch straightened, tell them they will be the first people you call when a $25,000 trailer falls off the back due to a stress crack from their insured driver. That usually works pretty good around here. I have had two replaced on my old truck for this very reason.

Hope your son feels better soon.

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I'm glad to hear you guys are alright. I can sure relate to your story. My son and I were rear ended in my 2500 just before Christmas. It was a Ford escape that hit us, -and they were doing all of 30 mph. It totalled the escape, -and did some minor frame damage to my truck.

Without a doubt, these heavy trucks definitely offer peace of mind in regards to getting ran in to.

Sounds like us 6.5'ers are takin' Fords off the road, -one vehicle at a time!!):h

Take care, -and do have your frame looked at, -it's worth it.

And make sure you get that hitch replaced!!
 

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In November a ford ranger pulled in front me cutting across traffic.:eek:
With the road wet couldn't stop in time and he paid the price! His bed got smashed and my frontend my right side light cracked along with the bumper guard. So much for being ford tough:rolleyes: IT DOES our CHEVYS are Like a ROCK!:D
 
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