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Off-Road Unloaded - Letters To The Editor - June 2011

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Posted June 1, 2011

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Correction No. 1: Mistaken ID
I enjoyed my March issue and have read it from cover to cover. But I have a correction for Jordan May’s SEMA 2010 article on Page 47, where he states John Marking’s truck (from Fox Racing Shox) is an Weitzel-built F-150. It is a Chevy Silverado with a 700hp LS7, in actuality.
Chris Cuzyknski
via email

Thanks much, Chris, and our apologies. We made Jordan eat a full tube of paste for this one.

Correction No. 2: F in Math?
You guys left out the cost of the steering stabilizer in the price list for CC Rogers’ fullsize Golden Eagle Cherokee on Page 55 March 2011.
Jon Allen
via email

D’oh! Man, two strikes in March! CC will have his pay docked, don’t you worry. But we did check and CC would have still been under $3,000 with the stabilizer included....

Close Call!
I wanted to share these pics with you to remind people about tow strap safety. I had a little incident and am lucky as Hell to still be sitting here typing this to ya’.

We had a 75-foot cable attached to a stump that we were trying to flip over, and the end of the cable broke and gave way, letting my strap (with a clevis) act like a rubberband just about taking my head off. It missed me by maybe six inches at most.

Take care! Everyone always talks about what could happen or about old wives’ tales. Well, this image speaks for itself. I can only hope readers will see these and think twice the next time they hook to something or some other truck. A little more to the left and I would have been killedit was really that close. And the part that ticks me off is that I am way too smart to do stupid stuff like that. But that’s what happens: You just make mistakes sometimes in situations like that. That’s when accidents happen.
Derek Rose
Casco, MI

We’re glad to hear you’re okay, Derek! And thanks for the advice. Folks, you might remember Derek’s truck from our feature story in the May 2009 issue of OFF-ROAD, and as one of the Top Four Trucks of 2009 in the January 2010 issue.

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