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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-02-2011, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well I got my first dent. Some lady at a Tim Hortons drive through decided to lean way over to pick up garbage on her car floor in a mini van. Her foot left the brake and she hit the rear left corner of my truck. The bumper pushed in and gouged the paint plus a small dent on the corner of the box below the tail light about the size a golf ball would make. The bumper flexed back out and had some red paint flecks on it. The black plastic on top has a small cut in it.Her caravan grill was punched all the way into the rad and her hood buckled up at least 5 inches. She was lucky her grill hit my bumper and not her own bumper because the airbags would have likely gone off and killed her the way she was reaching. Going to get some estimates today. Expensive coffee run

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That sucks. I sure hope she's paying the bill and not you.


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The quote is in . $1773.00. She is going to go through her insurance. Man I had the truck 4 months to the day when it happened.

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Damn that sucks. You literally have to be watching every corner of your vehicle these days, but not much you can do in a case like that in the drive through.

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Its the 4-5 days that it takes to fix it that peeves ya off not to mention all the running around. Luckily I can wait until Sept. to fix it as I need it to haul my trailer for some camping.

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that sucks man people just dont seem to care anymore

I used to hate people that left there trailer hitches in hurts like hell on the shins in a parking lot but I left mine in morealess forgot about it from towing last some lady in a minivan and a new one at that (maybe its a minivan thing) parked the hitch of my truck clear through her bumpercover and the grill was at the hitch I waited till she got back and asked her if she got her licence in a cereal box she asked me what I was going to do to get it off I said im going to drive away and I did it pulled the top part of her bumper off all the clips and the one side was on the ground checked and no damage to my truck and I drove away a buddy got some pics just incase she decided to call the cops about it but havent heard a thing.


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LayinHP, you must of had some kind of grin on your face there...right on!


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yeah I did wish I got her reaction on video... it was priceless.


wonder how she explained that to her husband ?


its not the first time its happened to me I once had someones plate hanging off the reciever hitch I guess there an added bonus of a prebumper at least for straight on hits



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post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-02-2011, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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I was right in the middle of the curve you always have at tghose Timmy's drive throughs. The angle she hit me at I don't think a hitch would have stopped her. She more or less drove under the left corner of my truck.
LayinHP Rippin that lady's bumper off would have been priceless.

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i was told its illegal to have a trailer hitch in just driving around.
Has to do with crumple zones and so on. but never heard of anyone actually getting a ticket.
if my bumper/grill rad and everything else got destroyed and it could have been a little fender bender i would pull the hitch out and smash the windows out.



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