My 02 XLT's frame seems to have been getting weaker or at least looser over the past summer. When i first got it at 87K it had an easy city life and was tight and no squeaks or rattles. now its got 110K on it and most of that is highway but it is treated like a truck now. A good amount of off roading and quite a few washboard roads have seemed to really weaken the frame. it shudders over bumps often now to where its embarrasing. After one day down and back a 4 mile road to go hiking i was going faster then probally should have been and that seemed to do a number on it- it developed a squeak by the driver door that is intermittent and the frame was not happy with me. Is this normal and has anyone else who uses these Explorers how original SUV's were ment to be used expirienced it? I know theres nothing i can really do but I'm just courious as to how normal this is and I'm rather dissapointed in the ol Ford too although it has proven to be a hearty vehicle so far.