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X-Terra not trail rated?

Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by Husker, May 7, 2007.

  1. BT

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    We got a trail rated Jeep for use around the yard. Just like Husker says, if you have some mishap and you are not on avement there could be all sorts of legal repurcussions if you aren't doing all you can to be sure your vehicle is made for the kind of work you are doing with it.

    I would not consider pulling a boat from my yard with a vehicle that lacks trail rating.

    My brother's Excursion barely pulled our boat out of our yard after a hurricane, I guess that is why it is not trail rated.

    BT
     
  2. xs10shl

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    So that begs the question - if you are driving a trail rated Jeep and still get into an accident on a trail, is Jeep liable? Is there a trail certification needed for each individual driver, and what does this require? There must be more to this.
     
  3. NeuroBeaker

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    This isn't "trail rated", but I'd bet it will pull more than any Jeep:


    ;)

    All the best,
    Andrew.
     
  4. Taurean Bull

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    I wonder HOW MANY JEEPS can it pull? :D
     
  5. BT

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    That's a nice truck, but it still isn't trail rated. If you are comfortable with that knowledge, then go ahead, but consider yourself warned!
    :D
    BT
     
  6. Husker

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    The idea that a Ford Exhibition could ever even be trail rated is obsurd.
     
  7. Husker

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    wow. great discussion here and then all the sudden everyone's gone quiet. is it the economy?
     
  8. Bullfighter

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    Trails being closed down due to park budgets being cut.
     
  9. Husker

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    that's a shame ... some meaningful dialogue just getting started.
     
  10. tervuren

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    It was raining today, and I saw a lot of vehicles driving really slow, I wonder if this was because they weren't trail rated? Maybe they could of handled conditions better if they had gone through the trouble of making a trail rated vehicle.
     
  11. Otter

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    We Jeep owner/drivers are damn proud of our "Trail Rating" and wouldn't have it any other way!!!!Otter
     
  12. Husker

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    Just bought my son a 2005 Jeep that IS trail rated. We looked at a bunch of SUVs at one dealership and I couldn't get it through the dimwitted sales dude that I wanted only trail rated for safety purposes.

    We finally left and found a Cherokee and that was the end of it.

    You guys hunting an SUV need to watch for sales guys that aren't familiar with the trail rated designation.
     
  13. NeuroBeaker

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    Oh ****, not again!
     
  14. Husker

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    Actually this is my first one. Had no use for Trail Rated until I needed the extra safety for kids!
     
  15. S Brake

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    Quoting because beaks didn't say all the best. :eek: :eek:
     
  16. DrStranglove

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    I thought Mr. Hays was banned....?
     
  17. Husker

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    only in your dreams.
     
  18. CornersWell

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    This is funny.

    Gotta love the internet!

    CW
     
  19. BT

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    Does the Daylight Savings Time have any effect on the trail rating of SUVs?
    Inquiring minds want to know!

    :D
    BT
     
  20. GuyIncognito

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    my Jeep is Trail Rated, but I'm unsure about its Alpaca carrying capacity.

    :confused:
     
  21. BigTex

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    How many cats and rats, on that alpaca?
     
  22. Bullfighter

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    Anyone who has kids and doesn't look into Trail Rated is borderline negligent, IMHO.
     
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    I'm a dream-maker! :p
     
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  25. BT

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    Oh wow, I forgot about the Alpacas. I really wonder what the net effect would be if you were an Alpaca farmer and tried using anon trail rated SUV in places that observe DST. Things get complicated fast!

    Go Husker!

    :)
    BT
     

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