Saturday, March 22, 2008

And now, by special request...

Rachel asked if I would post why my van door got bent. You could sum it up in one word. Men. Men that don't put trailer hitches on the back of mini vans. Men that buy towing equipment that have large metal cinches on one end. Men that tie one end of the rope around the bottom of the car being towed, and throw the end with the very large metal piece in the back end of the van and shut the door on it, then call it good.

Yes, that is the problem. Also it didn't help that he slowed down to fast, allowing slack in the rope, and accelerated a little too quickly, jerking the car. When the car jerked, the rope was underneath the handle, and the metal is thinner at that point, and when the rope pulled up, the metal gave under the pressure. He drove the van, I controlled the car, so I saw when it happened. It is not a huge bend, but enough to be an eyesore. It doesn't affect how the door shuts, although he almost busted the door. The rope kept sliding around in the back, and ended up on the side so when he was pulling the car up a hill at one point, the pressure of the rope was slightly opening the door. He doesn't believe me. But, no real harm was done, and the piece of junk car is out of my driveway forever! What an adventure...

1 comment:

Abby Hiatt said...

Wow!!!! Sounds exciting... thats a bummer that your car got dented just aftere you bought it. When we got our van and we were driving back somebody hit our car.... it wasn't that bad though so it was okay.