Some unfortunate carnage to the Tundra today

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    Default Some unfortunate carnage to the Tundra today

    Well, first accident in the Tundra. Luckily single vehicle, no injuries. While backing out from a gas pump I lacked the sense to check both mirrors thoroughly and clipped a couple of those shortie yellow cement poles. $4500 in damage. Both front and rear doors need replacement along with front fender and both fender flares. Hard to tell the damage with the road salt on the truck but its pretty significant for a parking lot accident. She's going into the body shop tomorrow to get fixed. Costly mistake indeed, even worse was the embarrassment. People probably thought I was drunk the way I just plowed right into them. Moral of the story... double and triple check those mirrors when backing!

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    my condolences. have them buff out the entire truck while it's there
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    Default Re: Some unfortunate carnage to the Tundra today

    Dont feel bad I backed into a trailer a couple months ago backing down my parents driveway guess they had work going on and I didnt know. The driveway never has anything parked there in that area ever. But that day it did now I need a new bumper.

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    Default Re: Some unfortunate carnage to the Tundra today

    If you were simply backing out, how did you manage to run 5-6' of your truck along the post(s)? Didn't you hear the scraping after the first, say, couple of inches? I sure as hell would. How fast were you going?
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    Default Re: Some unfortunate carnage to the Tundra today

    That sucks

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    Default Re: Some unfortunate carnage to the Tundra today

    Quote Originally Posted by Remmy700P View Post
    If you were simply backing out, how did you manage to run 5-6' of your truck along the post(s)? Didn't you hear the scraping after the first, say, couple of inches? I sure as hell would. How fast were you going?
    This is kind of what I was thinking....lol
    Sucks though. At least you didn't dent your rear bumper in the dealer lot before the ink had dried on the paperwork. I swear almost every other Tundra I see has the same dent in the exact same spot so I don't feel that bad about it anymore.
    Ish happens so don't beat yourself up too bad.
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    Default Re: Some unfortunate carnage to the Tundra today

    That sucks, but it happened .maybe next course of actions is getting it fixed ,and finding the right person to fix it .F-it we all make mistakes . fix it cause you like your ride and move on .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remmy700P View Post
    If you were simply backing out, how did you manage to run 5-6' of your truck along the post(s)? Didn't you hear the scraping after the first, say, couple of inches? I sure as hell would. How fast were you going?
    How did I know there would be a bit of criticism coming from your direction? An ol' grumpy guy giving the whippersnappers round here a talking to I guess
    There were several contributing factors, one was I was watching my passenger mirror to avoid a lady that was gassing up her truck behind mine. Secondly, a tight squeeze between her truck on the concrete barriers. Third and primary, I panicked when I heard the scraping and accidently hit the gas instead of the brake. It was like I was a nervous teenager with a permit, all reactions were incorrect. Been accident free for over 10 years, this one just really put things into perspective that some tight squeezes are just not worth it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remmy700P View Post
    If you were simply backing out, how did you manage to run 5-6' of your truck along the post(s)? Didn't you hear the scraping after the first, say, couple of inches? I sure as hell would. How fast were you going?
    I thought the same thing...lol

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    Nice one!
    I had a good one a few years ago when I was working for good ol Wally world.. I was in the lot and pulling down one of the aisles and as I was doing that I turned my head to look at some construction that was going on in the parking lot from destruction of of the old building for the new one... Well I drove RIGHT INTO one of the cemented in stop signs!! Broke suspension stuff and couldn't drive it! Limped it over to the side and had it towed as fast as I could to lessen the embarrassment... Little did I know that word spread pretty fast at work and the LP team had it all on video!! They let me watch it.. After the fact it was pretty hilarious! As I hit the pole my back end kinda bounced up and over!!!
    Sorry man
    Not in my Tundra though!! WHEW it was in a '97 Blazer I had at the time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87runner View Post
    some tight squeezes are just not worth it
    it's fun while it lasts, usually
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    Default Re: Some unfortunate carnage to the Tundra today

    Sucks to hear that. At least you are getting it fixed.

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    We have the exact same truck, at least now I can see what it looks like damaged! Lol
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    ^ boom!
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    Default Re: Some unfortunate carnage to the Tundra today

    That sucks when it is self induced damage. I know hindsight is 20/20, but, why back out of a gas fill pump
    knowing you got a lady behind you pumping as well????

    Good Luck with the fix up. I hope they do it right for you.
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