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Old 04-01-2016, 08:05 AM   #1
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Ruined Weekend!!

First weekend of April, our favorite Corps of Engineers campground opens for the season, our favorite spot reserved, trailer packed and ready to go. I was just running over to the store for a couple quick last minute items and WHAM!

Sitting at a stoplight and some woman, texting while driving, slams into the back of me. My Centerline TS hitch is buried in her engine bay and my receiver is bent. No other damage to my truck, and most importantly nobody hurt, but we won't be going anywhere this weekend....
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:51 AM   #2
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That hitch into the front of her car might teach her not to text while driving...which is illegal here in Ontario.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:57 AM   #3
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That hitch into the front of her car might teach her not to text while driving...which is illegal here in Ontario.

You can only hope a lesson would be learned, but some people are thicker between the ears, then any other place on their body.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:25 AM   #4
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Don't forget to sue her or her insurance co. for your lost weekend among other things. That may help with the lesson.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:41 AM   #5
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My wife always hated it that I left the hitch on my truck even when I wasn't towing (this was back when we had a bumper pull), but that thing totally saved my bumper. I was rear-ended FIVE TIMES in that old truck. Every time it absolutely destroyed the other car's bumper and I never had a scratch. The only exception was when I had just had a temporary tooth placed and the impact popped the tooth out. I had to turn around and get the tooth reinstalled.

I'm so sorry that your weekend is ruined. I'm glad you weren't hurt.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:45 AM   #6
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You just can't fix stupid!

Glad you are safe.
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:32 AM   #7
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Dang it!!!

Sorry to hear this. It hits home am loading up and getting ready to head out myself. Been to the store and hardware store already myself. Good luck
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Sorry to hear that. Glad it wasn't the trailer she hit!
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That hitch into the front of her car might teach her not to text while driving...which is illegal here in Ontario.
It is illegal here, in Missouri, but didn't seem to stop her.
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:02 PM   #10
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Wow! Sorry to hear that! People who text and drive seem to feel that nothing is going to happen to them. Is driving so boring these days that people have to find diversions elsewhere while behind the wheel?

In Ontario they recently toughened the penalties for distracted driving with higher fines and demerit points, but these people are difficult to catch in the act. Eventually distracted driving will become as socially unacceptable as DUI, but that has not happened yet.

I hope you get it fixed soon so you can start camping!
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