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Valet ran my truck into a wall

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jlvhrse, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Dec 18, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    jlvhrse

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    Friday afternoon my work had a mandatory meeting for all employees. Parking at our office is impossible unless you valet or have a designated spot. There were 30 employees coming to the meeting and only 10 designated spots, so I was told I had to valet my truck in the garage. Well, when the valet was taking my truck down the ramp he obviously forgot about the 2nd half of my truck as he cut the turn way too close and ran the side of my truck into a wall!!!
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    Longo Toyota is estimating about 3,000 in damage.
    This is exactly why I never valet my truck, this was the first and last time I ever handed my keys to a valet. Never again.
     
  2. Dec 18, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    Sorry to hear about that, Jen.:( I would be furious if this happened to my tacoma.:mad:
     
  3. Dec 18, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    damn! sorry to hear.
     
  4. Dec 18, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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    use the claim money to buy sliders and to fix all that crazy noise you have going up on the front end..don't worry about the stinking dent..soon enough you'll forget that even there anyways
     
  5. Dec 18, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    I would have his ass fired! Sorry it happened to you...
     
  6. Dec 18, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    09DC4X4

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    Oh that sux! Are they paying to fix it?
     
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    SalmonTaco

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    I would have lost my shit. Sorry for you and the truck.
     
  8. Dec 18, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    How could you forget about that large dent?
     
  9. Dec 18, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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    i know from first hand haha..only thing NOT dented on my taco is my hood :cookiemonster:

    plus, some of the dents i have are in the same exact location as here's but mine are a little bit worse..that i have fixed before, but have come back again.
     
  10. Dec 18, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    Really? I have a small dent on the passenger's side as well. I always forget about the dent until I see old pics of my truck on TW or FB.

    EDIT: In Jen's case a valet ran her truck into a wall. I too, would be pissed and have a bit of hard time forgetting about that dent.

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  11. Dec 18, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    Or you could just leave it... :D
     
  12. Dec 18, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    ah, reminds me of my first time in my taco off roading, it was less then 2 weeks old. i didn't have sliders and i fucked up my entire passenger side of my taco. it was so bad i couldn't open my rear passenger door. i had to use a piece of a 2x4 and a large hammer to pound the door sills down far enough so that i can properly open the door again :eek:
     
  13. Dec 18, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    First time I went wheeling with some buddies this happened.
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  14. Dec 18, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    very nice..excellent lessons in vehicle recovery:cookiemonster:
     
  15. Dec 18, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    Jenn you know my response :D haha
     
  16. Dec 18, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    Jen, I feel your pain. This happened to me on Friday. I have no one to blame but myself. :(

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  17. Dec 18, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    I think i would probably assault the valet guy, Seriously 3gs for that? Man thats expensive!
     
  18. Dec 18, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    That should be more then 3000 dollars in repair... That's the main cab. I would demand more money for a full repair.
     
  19. Dec 18, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    jlvhrse

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    Ill get sliders on my own asap, or maybe ill have enough left over after fixing the dent. See this thread, we found out my LCA is moving on its back mount!!! :eek:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/193626-lca-moves-its-mounts.html#post4208746

    I know exactly who did it. I see him every day at work. He is very nice and very sorry, I don't want him to loose his job over it. He is lucky it was my truck and not one of the doctors Ferraris or lambos.. Although I probably care more about my truck than anyone in that building cares about their ride.

    Yes, they had the paperwork admitting fault before they even came to notify me. The provided their insurance broker's information, I am sure they are well insured as it is a medical tower off sunset bvld in hollywood.
    I cant!! Aaron wants me to pocket the money and let him fix it but I dont want to ever notice anything from it once its fixed. Im so pissed about it.

    lol I care a lot less than I did 2 years ago and if it was not this bad I might not care. But I feel like I should lower my truck, get shitty tires and suspension and fill my bed with metal. Yep its that bad. :pout:

    I know what you mean man. I would be much less mad if I had done the damage myself... which is why I never really let anyone drive my truck.

    Yeah I am pissed and will never just forget about it. I will probably find small imperfections even after its fixed and be mad about them too..

    :eek: !!!!!!!

    Omg glad you were ok!!!!

    :D Yes I do. LOL




    Moral of the story. Get sliders NOW. Ive been dancing around dropping the money for months, now I wish I had.
     
  20. Dec 18, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    holy shit someone had a bad day
     
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