September 29, 2013

Letters to the editor: Park plan, forest group linked

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The Seboeis River runs through Elliotsville Plantation Inc.’s northern Maine land. It’s doubtful Elliotsville’s vow to maintain local access will be honored if the land becomes a national park, a reader says.

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If you can't carry a 48-by-96-inch sheet of plywood with the tailgate closed, it is not a full-size pickup!

What's wrong with a cab that seats two or three and has a real full-size cargo box? And please give me the option of a genuine stick shift with a clutch pedal on the floor!

The model that Box refers to is not pretty enough to be a car and inadequate as a truck.

Yet the latest brochures from GM don't even show an example of a real pickup. They all have crew cabs or expanded cabs, cargo beds of 6 feet or shorter, and all are automatic.

Why do you need a 5,400-pound vehicle to haul a lawn mower? It seems that nothing bigger is likely to fit unless you install one of those chrome bar things that extend the cargo bed, if you keep the tailgate open.

It is possible on a special order to get an extended cab or crew cab with an 8-foot bed. What you sacrifice is turning radius.

If I needed the big cab, I'd live with the larger turning radius, but I don't need it. Just give me a real truck!

Bob Meixell

Westport Island

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