I use my Expedition to tow a 6500 lb travel trailer to base-camp destinations with my family of 4, sometimes off-road, then go exploring further off-road from there. So it needs to double as a tow vehicle + off-roader w/ lots of internal cargo room. Most of us that off-road with our Ford Expedition (especially EL) know that a huge limitation of this model is the poor break-over angle caused largely by the cross-member in the middle (front-to-back) of the frame between the front and rear wheels. I've bashed this cross-member a couple times pretty good. I do have the skid plate that mounts forward of the cross-member and it's saved my ass from damaging components a couple times. Has anybody come up with any creative solutions to better protecting the edges of cross-member? Thanks.