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97up-list Digest Thu, 06 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 047

In This Issue:
Realize it is an option!
Re: Factory hitch
Truck Hitches
Re: Lets Get 'im


From: "delgrosso">
Subject: Realize it is an option!
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 11:35:24 -0400


Thanks to all who responded - i realize it is an option and understand i
guess some of the reasons for it - but it still surprised me it just wasnt
there - this is not our first truck but i do have to say it is my first time
seeing a truck without the hitch from factory - and actually we end up
putting a fifth on it too almost immediately - but whatever i guess - just
seemed odd - maybe it is more common than i realized.......


Don't hurry through life
Take time to enjoy it!


From: "Harald">
Subject: Re: Factory hitch
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 11:06:04 -0700

One of the benefits of factory ordering your truck is that you don't have to
pay for options you don't want. In my case that was the factory hitch. I
carry a 11'10" slide-in camper and if I want to tow something I can't use
the factory hitch. I put on a Superhitch from which is
basically two 2inch receivers on top of each other. Then I put a 4 foot
extension into it to position the ball back behind the camper rear bumper.
The factory hitch would just have been removed.


"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary
Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -Ben Franklin


Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 23:06:39 EDT
Subject: Truck Hitches


The trailer hitch is easy to acquire, its the towing package from the factory
that is important. Heavy duty shocks, radiator, electrical system, wiring
harness and torsion bars (I think) are the things to have.

John Patterson
'99 Superduty Tow package, never leave the dealership without it.


Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2000 22:38:31 -0400
From: Ken Payne>
Subject: Re: Lets Get 'im

At 11:23 AM 4/6/00 -0500, you wrote:
>I'm not sure how many people on the list he actually sent email to, but, buy
>posting his information and discussing his letter you (and I mean
>collectively) have essentially given him a larger forum than I think he
>could have ever hoped for.
>I got his message and subsequently deleted and ignored it. You can flame him
>all you like. He'll still probably thank you for bringing his product to the
>attention of the entire list.

Reacting negatively, instead of professionally, only gives
them an excuse. On many of the forums about this type of
stuff, the spammers say they get abused and therefore don't
feel bad about what they do. A simple response letting them
know you don't appreciate it is sufficient, plus you don't
want to act the way they do. And no, they aren't thanking
me... their pleading for us to stop the users from emailing
them and even offered to pay an invoice for the trouble!

I received two apologies today from them, and as usual, it
turns our to be an Internet newbie who did it and did not know
it was wrong. ****PLEASE**** do not spam these people or
abuse them. In the future, let them know you don't appreciate
it and that it only damages their reputation when they spam.



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