Originally Posted by DGXR
If you are using your truck like a normal person does, there is no way to avoid this type of damage caused by careless people. Even with sliders or nerf bars, it's going to happen eventually. My advice is just accept it. I am not suggesting you stop caring about your truck, just consider this light stuff as normal wear & tear... that's life my friend. Repair it or not, that's up to you. Just don't spend too much time being angry about something you cannot change or avoid.
I had a 1994 BMW 540I up until 2011, It was immaculate with 130K miles... Park far away from everyone else and if possible and hugging the curb helped alot. This is 'merica, The average person is fat and lazy so they will open the door to where they don't have to squeeze out and will clutter up as close to the front as possible.
(how it looked when I sold it)
My X-Runner has 3 door dings, 2 were from the previous owner and the one that happened in my care was because I tried to be lazy and parked closer to the bars but as far as possible from the next parking space. which only was able to let the door pick up more speed before slamming into the truck.
I now park on the 4th or 5th story of a 6 story parking structure at $5 a day whenever I go to the bars if not on the street where I can see her the entire night.