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Old 11-11-2008, 05:37 AM
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Killed a Ford Focus!!!!

"the Big Girl" LITERALLY killed one!

Yesterday coming home from a Customer Site Visit. I was on my way home from Port Arthur, and the guy in front of me stopped quickly. It was raining, and bumper to bumper moving at about 50mph. I had "the Big Girl" in 4x4 so I was comfortable with the conditions. I stopped in time, to look up and see a small set of headlights disappear behind me. I pulled ahead a little to see the remnants of the focus. One light was out, the hood creased, grill punched in, and smoke coming out of the breached raditor.

I had two scratches on the hitch part of the receiver. The collision was so light from my side that the seatbelt didn't even engage.

The poor guy had to push his car across two lanes into the grass on the safe side of the highway. I really felt bad, but there is a price to pay for driving an econo box.

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Old 11-11-2008, 05:45 AM
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my girlfriend has an 05 and they are built so cheezy, luck fully tho your truck is still good as new
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And thats why I keep you hitch on.... I speared a Chevy Luv the other day. I felt bad because it was show room quality. But thats what you get when you ride my but and forget where the brake is.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:56 AM
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And thats why I keep you hitch on.... I speared a Chevy Luv the other day. I felt bad because it was show room quality. But thats what you get when you ride my but and forget where the brake is.
On that note is there a law about leaving the hitch aand ball in the reciever when not in use, but its just never enforced? I have such a hard time finding a spot in at the base, that I have to back in 95% of the time, and I am afraid I am going to spear someone on acident
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:49 AM
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Make the person's insurance company replace your whole hitch setup. Once they have been hit they are no longer safe.
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:51 AM
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where are the pics lol.....

and + 1 for leaving your hitch on even though out here in cali its "illegal"... one of the old stupid rules that no real cop would enforce
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:58 AM
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haha I always leave my ginormous receiver in my hitch for this particular reason

Needless to say a svt focus tried to pass me last night. Lets just say he was unsuccesful

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Old 11-13-2008, 10:15 AM
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I posted a picture on the bad wrecks page from where my hitch saved my hide. When someone rear ends you, that hitch will tear right thru their car lol
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:16 AM
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i have a pipe bumper so im not worried for people who rear end me

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