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FML!! Backed into a bush!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Westdog976, Sep 10, 2009.

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What would you do?

Poll closed Sep 10, 2010.
  1. Claim it

    9 vote(s)
    11.7%
  2. Buy one off eBay

    68 vote(s)
    88.3%
  1. Sep 10, 2009 at 6:08 PM
    #1
    Westdog976

    Westdog976 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I just backed into this stupid a$$ bush that, not only scratched my tailgate, but dented it too! I will post pics when I can... Anyway, what do you guys think? Should I claim it or just buy one off ebay and paint it? If I claim it, will my insurance premium will go up?
     
  2. Sep 10, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    Menametony

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    dont claim it.. just save money for a tire gate =D
     
  3. Sep 10, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    Hologram

    Hologram Go with the flow

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    must of been one hell of a bush to do all that :eek:
     
  4. Sep 10, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    Burgman

    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

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    if u dont really use it alot buy one of those nets and save for a tiregate
     
  5. Sep 10, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    jdkeller

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    Or craigs list. I dont believe in claiming stuff like that. I like my insurance low. And it is!
     
  6. Sep 10, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    DrRabbitFurHead

    DrRabbitFurHead Yeah, there's a TSB for that!

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    See if the dealer will get you the tailgate TSB and fix it for free... worth a try...
     
  7. Sep 10, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Dude.. don't claim anything that small. YES your premium will go up. What's your deductible anyway? I bet that your deductible is a big chunk of what it would cost to get a new tailgate anyway, so you should go ahead and get the tailgate and pay a little extra instead of making a claim on insurance that you'll be paying for for a LONG time.
     
  8. Sep 10, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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    Reznor88

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    No point in claiming it and raising your rates when it'll be cheaper in the long run to take care of it yourself. New tailgate here is $400, I'm guessing your deductible is $500.
     
  9. Sep 10, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    I agree with all of the posts in this thread: Don't claim it at all.
     
  10. Sep 10, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    wmb67

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    Just steal one, they come right off... :anonymous:
     
  11. Sep 10, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    Reznor88

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    And that's why I have a Pop & Lock and the hose clamp mod.
     
  12. Sep 10, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    Westdog976

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    good idea!
     
  13. Sep 10, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    Westdog976

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    that's gonna be my next mod!
     
  14. Sep 10, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    REVHARD25

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    if you backed into a bush and its your fault why would you claim it? You would only make your insurance go up:rolleyes:
     
  15. Sep 10, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    carmellocafe

    carmellocafe Begin With The End In Mind.

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    (Bad advice!):(
     
  16. Sep 10, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    Westdog976

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    here are the pics... i actually took the pics after i had it waxed... it looked a lot worse before... now it's just a dent.

    it was completely silent... didn't even know i hit it until i looked up and saw nothing but leaves in my backup cam...

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  17. Sep 10, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Man that totally buckled from being within the rated weight limit. Get toyota to give you a new one!
     
  18. Sep 10, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    SRQ TACO

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    Thats ghetto that it would dent that easily:eek:
     
  19. Sep 10, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    gupster88

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    do not claim it, just get a new one
     
  20. Sep 10, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    ilovetacos

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    Sold!
    I would bend it and take it to the dealer for the TSB and get a new FREE tailgate.

    I bent mine using this method:
    1) Open tailgate
    2) Stand on top of tailgate facing away from the truck with your heels on the edge.
    3) Jump up and down on one leg until it bends right in the middle.

    This worked for me :D
     
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