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Old 06-28-2018, 02:04 PM   #1
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Yesterday my son and I were in the third wreck in my F150 since I bought it Aug 2016. I have now been rear ended, T-boned, and just yesterday a lady didn't see me in the left lane and tried to get from the right lane to the median of a four lane highway while braking and caused an accident to the front of my truck. I have not been at fault for any of the accidents, but it is getting to the point where my family thinks I should get rid of the truck. They think it has a bad juju going with it. What would you guys do if you had been in three accidents in under two years in the same vehicle?
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:07 PM   #2
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bad luck hope you have not been injured. I would get rid of it while you can the car fax reports will kill you!
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:08 PM   #3
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Keep driving it. My truck has a hood that won't latch,one dented door and one door that doesn't open from the outside. But I do things a little differently than most so....maybe I'm not the best person to ask. I think I had 1 last year not including hitting two Siberian Huskies on the highway and a few deer.
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:18 PM   #4
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it has kept you alive for all 3.... keep on driving it!
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:21 PM   #5
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Build a cage out of 2 3/8 tubing around the next one !
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:24 PM   #6
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Surely you have used all the bad luck up now.
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:29 PM   #7
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It's just a truck, and the accidents were just that. I wouldn't get rid of it over some kind of superstitious worry. But if you don't want to drive it because of all the damage and repairs, go ahead and trade.
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:32 PM   #8
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Lol I'd be thinking about a lot more things than blaming the truck for these problems. Do you have a shrink?
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:33 PM   #9
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That’s pretty crazy it’s hard to say whether to keep or get rid of it. My last truck before the one I’m in was rear ended by 4 other vehicles when a cement truck plowed through everyone on I-20. Then about 4 months later a woman pulled from a side road crossed in front me to go the opposite direction t-boned her like 3 days before Christmas. Then about 6 months went by and it got struck by lightning sitting in my driveway that took care of it so I didn’t get another chance. Good luck and glad y’all weren’t hurt.
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:35 PM   #10
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rhino line it, throw a brush guard and steel reap bumper on, and keep on truckin
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:48 PM   #11
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At least they have not been bad
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:48 PM   #12
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She gone! Time for a new one.
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:52 PM   #13
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Lol I'd be thinking about a lot more things than blaming the truck for these problems. Do you have a shrink?
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:57 PM   #14
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:02 PM   #15
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Don't bother. It's what he does...
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:04 PM   #16
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I'd trade it personally, but not because I'm superstitious, because of the potential car fax report issues. I'd make sure you have a Diminished Value claim filed with the lady's insurance company as well.
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:04 PM   #17
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Don't bother. It's what he does...
Gotcha, thanks for that!
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:08 PM   #18
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I'd take an offensive driving course. Learn how to hit them before they hit you.
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:16 PM   #19
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You bought the wrong color. #1 vehicles in salvage yards are grey or {WORSE} champagne.

It blends in with the surroundings.

Sorry...................
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:19 PM   #20
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Get a Chevy with daytime running lights. People see you coming.
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:21 PM   #21
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Rubbin's racin'
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:24 PM   #22
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Get a Chevy with daytime running lights. People see you coming.
I had one chevy and two GMC before this one. I couldnt got back to either of those. It will either be another F150 or Tundra
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:24 PM   #23
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I think I would be getting a big YELLOW truck, maybe that will help with being seen a lot better. Buddy ended up getting smacked three times in a white truck over a couple year period. Got a big yellow tundra and no issues since.
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:34 PM   #24
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Get a Chevy with daytime running lights. People see you coming.
...and you can save electricity too! Cuz one of the lights is usually out!lol
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:35 PM   #25
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Keep it!
as others have stated - beef up the bumpers.
Maybe some flashing lights

I have had vehicles in the past that I swear had a target on them that were only visible to female drivers!
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:38 PM   #26
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...and you can save electricity too! Cuz one of the lights is usually out!lol
Ain't that the truth.
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:47 PM   #27
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There are all kinds of justifications for getting rid of a truck, or this truck in particular. However, 'bad juju' isn't one of them.
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Old 06-28-2018, 04:14 PM   #28
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After 3 accidents, resale value has to be taking a hit. If you plan on keeping it until the wheels fall off, I say keep it. If you had planned on selling after a few years, may want to get the value out of it now before the miles get too high. Glad you were okay!
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Old 06-28-2018, 04:18 PM   #29
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After 3 accidents, resale value has to be taking a hit. If you plan on keeping it until the wheels fall off, I say keep it. If you had planned on selling after a few years, may want to get the value out of it now before the miles get too high. Glad you were okay!
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Old 06-28-2018, 04:19 PM   #30
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Well, you could do your own version of the “Chevy-Another Ding, Another Scratch” commercial.


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Old 06-28-2018, 04:25 PM   #31
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Don't bad things happen in 3s? you are due for some good luck now brother! sorry for your hassles....
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Old 06-28-2018, 04:32 PM   #32
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After 3 accidents, resale value has to be taking a hit. If you plan on keeping it until the wheels fall off, I say keep it. If you had planned on selling after a few years, may want to get the value out of it now before the miles get too high. Glad you were okay!
Thank you!
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Old 06-28-2018, 04:34 PM   #33
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You bought the wrong color. #1 vehicles in salvage yards are grey or {WORSE} champagne.

It blends in with the surroundings.

Sorry...................
Just great, just bought a new truck that color.
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Old 06-28-2018, 04:52 PM   #34
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Go buy lottery tickets bud
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Old 06-28-2018, 06:53 PM   #35
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I would not be worried about the “bad juju” as much as would worry about the other bad drivers you’ve encountered. If it has high mileage you might consider trade off after repairs
If mileage is still low in your consideration I’d get repaired and replace the bumpers with something like ranch hand heavy duty bumpers and drive a little longer. As others have stated above sounds like it kept you safe throughout all accidents so far.
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Old 06-28-2018, 07:10 PM   #36
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Buy a huge roll of bubble wrap!!

Glad you weren't hurt.
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Old 06-28-2018, 07:46 PM   #37
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Never buy a vehicle the same color as the highway. Back in the 70's had a Farrah Fawcett silver cougar and after getting run off the road the third time sold that sucker.
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Old 06-28-2018, 07:50 PM   #38
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I'm 32 and have only been in one accident, and it was because I was driving like an idiot. 3 in 2 years is crazy. Some people just aren't good at driving.
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Old 06-28-2018, 08:22 PM   #39
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I'm 32 and have only been in one accident, and it was because I was driving like an idiot. 3 in 2 years is crazy. Some people just aren't good at driving.
This isn't going to turn out well.
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Old 06-28-2018, 08:29 PM   #40
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This isn't going to turn out well.
Yep ...
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Old 06-28-2018, 08:29 PM   #41
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After 3 wrecks I would assume a dealership wouldn’t give you much on trade.


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Old 06-28-2018, 08:33 PM   #42
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I have had 2 silver f150's and it seems they are hard to see. I think my next one will be one of those brite brite red ones. It's a good looking color too.
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Old 06-28-2018, 08:37 PM   #43
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Just great, just bought a new truck that color.
Showed my manager this today and he got a funny look on his face.
It hit me that he drives a dark grey 2 dr coupe drift car. {Color of wet concrete}

I own white period...................
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Old 06-28-2018, 09:03 PM   #44
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You’ll take a beating on it if you try and sell/trade it with 3 accidents in it.

You may as well keep it, drive it and get all of the value out of it that you can.


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