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Discussion in 'All Other Makes and Models' started by DB_1, March 30, 2008.


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    1. DB_1

      DB_1 Elite Ranger Elite Explorer

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      I took my truck in on monday to one of the insurances approved body shops (I could've taken it wherever I wanted) because I have dealt with them before with my previous truck and they do good work.
      They have since called me and said in order to get the truck fixed quicker they are going to send it to their other shop in Rialto (an hour and a half away). I said I have no problem with that as long as the quality of the work is just as good.
      They will tow it there and everything and I won't be out of pocket. Seems kind of strange way to do things but they said they do that when one one shop is busier than the other.
      I wasn't covered for rental car on my policy but since the other insurance has accepted fault they will be covering the cost of a rental car.
       
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    3. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      So you cruisin' to work in a Porsche for the next week then? :p:
       
    4. DB_1

      DB_1 Elite Ranger Elite Explorer

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      That would be sweet huh...not sure they'd like me strapping ladders to the roof though:D
      I requested a truck so we'll see what they give me tomorrow.

      So far dealing with the insurance companies has been a good experience. I was expecting feet dragging and fighting tooth and nail to get things done.
       
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      Enterprise use to rent out Ram Quad cabs.

      I sold a Dining room set on craiglist a few years ago and the lady showed up in one. I said oh' it's a good thing you have a pick up, and she said "no I just rented this from Enterprise to pick up the dining room set...:scratch:
       
    6. DB_1

      DB_1 Elite Ranger Elite Explorer

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      I was able to get a truck for work, they gave me a 1/2 ton silverado extra cab.
      I forgot how much nicer the 1/2 tons ride than the 3/4 ton and the extra cab seat doesn't seem to have much less room than my 4 door.

      I went to Enterprise rental at the La Quinta Resort because that was closest but they didn't have anything available just yet. They did have a new Ferarri and a Porsche parked out front but pretty sure they were cars of guests staying at the resort. When we were leaving I got a call saying there was a truck available at another location so off we went to pick it up.
       
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    7. DB_1

      DB_1 Elite Ranger Elite Explorer

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      So I sat in the back seat and it's not as much room as I thought lol. You sit pretty much straight up and down with your knees digging in the front seat. Looking back from the drivers seat it looks roomy but still not bad.
       
    8. DB_1

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      Finally got my truck back yesterday and the repairs look flawless:thumbsup: The rental truck wasn't bad to drive around bit it's nice to have mine back.

      I took the plastic bed rail protectors off before I took it in since they were starting to come off by themselves. Plus they had a chalky appearance and would bleed black residue whenever they got wet. I think I'll take it to Line-X and have them do the bed rails since i'll need some protection to put my crossbox back on. I've been happy with the way the bed has been holding up with that stuff.

      I'd post pics but well, it looks the same as what's been posted already:p:
       
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      section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    10. DB_1

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      Oh well, I needed them "right now". Just the way it works out sometimes.

      The wheel/tire combo I got worked out great though. The tires have a ton of tread on them so it saved me from having to get new ones installed plus they are the perfect size.
       
    11. DB_1

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      I went and bought a new battery for the rig the other day. I bit the bullet and got a Die Hard Platinum size group 34. Expensive but has a good warranty.

      I've owned a few Optima's over the years, have a yellow top in the Ranger still going strong, but the last red top I got didn't seem to last long. I've read threads that Optima's were once good then aren't good and now they've gotten better again...who knows.

      Needless to say I went with the Die Hard and see how that does. The desert heat seems to kill normal batteries about every 2 years so I'm hoping this will last a few years longer.
       
    12. DB_1

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      It's official, I own this hunk-o-metal now:D Last payment was last week and just got the pink from the DMV today. Maybe now i'll get to use this thing for what I actually bought it for...towing:rolleyes:
       
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      4 months of payments now will get you a flat bed trailer.........
       
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      Congrats! It a good feeling for sure!
       
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      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      Congrats Dave:D
       
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      Congrats and waiting to see what you get for a trailer
       
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      section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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      Booyah, Dave!
       
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      BKennedy Elite Loser Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I always love making that last payment. Congratulations!
       
    20. DB_1

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      Thanks gentlemen, the truck has a whopping 41K on the ticker. Most of my driving has been local to home for work which is usually within a few miles. Despite the fender bender I had last year, it's still like new.

      When I first got the truck I was working with Matt up in the bay area a lot and thought for sure this would be a high miles truck by the time I paid it off.

      As for a trailer...eventually. Work hasn't been as consistent as I'd like it to be lately so I need to build up my rainy day fund.
       
    21. DB_1

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      Had an oops moment last week...was at Del Taco and parked it since the drive thru was slammed. Went to leave and backed into a light pole:rolleyes: Trying to swing out of my parking spot I thought I had it cleared but forgot about the big concrete base and nailed the corner of the bumper.

      It pushed into the the sheet metal slightly and wrinkled the paint but not noticeable since the bumper covers it. So the bumper had a good sized dent as well as pushed in slightly. I was able to pound out the majority of the dent but it's still rippled looking. New bumpers are $350ish so I may live with it for the time being. It may bug me enough in the future to get a new one..we'll see.
       
    22. gmanpaint

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      Hitting a light pole. Around here, we call that doing a "Turdle"

      Lmao!

      Still sucks tho. Just think of it as character.
       
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    23. Maniak

      Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Just wait till you get yourself into a parking lot you shouldn't be with the trailer. I've said screw it and just put the tow rig in 4x4 and drove over the curb with trailer & explorer in tow to get out.

      ~Mark
       
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    24. DB_1

      DB_1 Elite Ranger Elite Explorer

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      We need video of that Mark lol.
       

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