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1st wreck,

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jeckel7234, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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    jeckel7234

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    Im 23 never been in a wreck a good 7 year run, today my wife and our 4 yr old were slowing down about 10mph when an 18 yr old ginger kid and his jetta slammed into my ball hitch. Shoved my bumper and hitch down to the point its not usable. which sucks because in the summer i run a landscaping business and now have no way to tow my trailer. Do most people have pretty good luck with other peoples insurance his was state farm, about rentals/damages.

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  2. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    If he has state farm they will definitely take good care of you.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    At least he had insurance. Most of the time when you're rear ended, it's pretty cut and dry the other person's fault. Hope it gets fixed quickly. Good luck.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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    aweome im going to see them in the morning, the kid admited fault to the cop so i dont forsee it being to big of a problem, my big thing is either i need my truck fixed or a rental asap, so hopefully ill get some answers tomorrow
     
  5. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    why ya gotta be hatin:cool:
     
  6. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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  7. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    I am assuming the receiver is bumper mounted by the picture. The way the bumpers are mounted can cause the mount to act like "a hinge" It might be a quick adjustment to get you back up and running so you can tow your trailer if you're in dire straits. Maybe after the claims adjuster puts his blessing on the damage you can try and square up the bumper. Sketchy move though, hate to see you lose a trailer on the highway.
     
  8. Apr 6, 2012 at 9:28 PM
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    cause thats how i do


    i plan on taking a look at sometime tomorrow and yea i couldnt talk my self into towing my trailer with all my equipment like that if i wanted to, im fine telling people i need to postpone for a few days hopefully i dont lose any customers out of it
     
  9. Apr 6, 2012 at 9:31 PM
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    Hitch is done. Its meant to bend down like that.
     
  10. Apr 6, 2012 at 9:34 PM
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    I was just rearended a couple weeks ago by someone with State Farm, Tell them you want a rental car until your truck is fully fixed and safe to drive, specify you need a truck to tow with as you use yours to tow with. They should treat you well with getting it fixed, it sucks though...
     
  11. Apr 6, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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    I wonder if you would have had less damage without the drawbar in place. That's a pretty long lever arm and it focused all of the force of the impact.

    Had it not been there and your bumper met his bumper more squarely, maybe your truck would have been better off (just needing a new bumper instead of frame work).
     
  12. Apr 6, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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    I know several people that have wrecked their trucks and when they got a rental they were told not to tow with the rental. I dont know what other places policies are but thats what I have heard from multiple people.
     
  13. Apr 7, 2012 at 12:26 AM
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    Up here I got a rental as temp. replacement for my Jetta (a Dodge Caliber :eek: ) but I could have requested a Ram 1500 with a stock hitch, whether or not you are "allowed" to tow or not is something else entirely though...
     
  14. Apr 7, 2012 at 5:43 AM
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    shhhh lil one


    everyone else thanks for all the good info info
     
  15. Apr 7, 2012 at 6:15 AM
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    Head over to Uhaul and see if you can rent one of the smallest trucks they got for towing. I would think that most of their vehicles are equipped to tow.
     
  16. Apr 7, 2012 at 7:26 AM
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    I always pull mine when not in use, just because of that concern.
     
  17. Apr 7, 2012 at 7:47 AM
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  18. Apr 7, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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    im gonna start taking it out when not in use, state farm has been great though taking it to a repair shop monday and ill be getting either a 2012 f150 or ram tomorrow afternoon untill the repairs are done.
     
  19. Apr 7, 2012 at 3:34 PM
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  20. Apr 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM
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