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#1 West Texan

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 01:41 PM

Not my Casita or my tow truck, but in my Duramax. Going to early lunch with my Harley freinds and a lady decides at the last minute to put on the brakes and turn into a grocery store. She gave no warning and no turn signals! I had the room to stop and avoid hitting her, but I looked in the mirror, said Dang it!, floored my truck around the lady, and still got hit by the guy behind me! Me flooring my truck probably helped on lessening the impact. There was no damage to be seen on my truck, but my solid receiver stinger with the big 2 5/16 ball put a pop bottle knot in his front license plate and bumper. I personally have some soreness in my neck, but will tend to watch it and go to my doctor if necessary.
Also, no camping trip this weekend.
Hope everyone is having a good week. 😉

#2 Tombrown

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 05:40 PM

Sorry to hear about the accident. Glad it wasn't worse.


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#3 friz

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 11:40 AM

If you didn't have that trailer hitch, it would have caved in the back bumper, tailgate, etc. BUT you wouldn't have had a sore neck. What good is a pickup truck without a trailer hitch anyway.


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#4 West Texan

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:50 PM

If you didn't have that trailer hitch, it would have caved in the back bumper, tailgate, etc. BUT you wouldn't have had a sore neck. What good is a pickup truck without a trailer hitch anyway.


It aint a truck without a hitch, unless it is a show truck. I have a frame off restored 1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne Super, with all options, but the Kleenex holder and the rear hitch. It did not have a hitch, when I bought it from the original owner or I would have put it back on the truck. 😉
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#5 Meadowlark

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 01:41 PM

I'm so glad you weren't hurt any worse than a sore neck. I do NOT UNDERSTAND why people don't use their turn signals.


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#6 West Texan

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 03:05 PM

I'm so glad you weren't hurt any worse than a sore neck. I do NOT UNDERSTAND why people don't use their turn signals.


I can start off with a few excuses: dont work, lever is broke, they are lazy/stupid/dumb/dont care to, ......! I think that I covered the more common ones. LOL

#7 Meadowlark

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 10:39 AM

Believe it or not, sometimes it's pigheadedness. My husband's co-worker absolutely refused to use his signals because, to quote him, "I don't want people to know what I'm doing." I am not kidding.


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#8 Linda & Bob, K4TAX

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 12:47 PM

I'm so glad you weren't hurt any worse than a sore neck. I do NOT UNDERSTAND why people don't use their turn signals.

 

I fear the ones that do use their turn signals..........giving a left signal for 18 miles and then turning right!   Distracted drivers!  

 

Or better yet, one that gives a turn signal 2 or 3 streets before they intend to turn.  Then what about the driver trying to enter that street, seeing the other on-coming vehicle giving a turn signal and failing to turn at the location, but passes that by for the next one.    Turn signals are great, as long as they are used correctly.  Many drivers give them too early, or not at all. 

 

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#9 jwpark

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 06:04 AM

Probably shouldn't tell this but I catch myself quite often turning on my turn signal while approaching a 90 degree curve in the road. 



#10 Jerrybob

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 05:03 PM

What do condoms and turn signals have in common?
If people used them, there would be less accidents

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