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My truck and my 11 yo son spotting for my while backing up.



My wife says I need to give him specific instructions. It never dawned on me to tell he needs to yell stop BEFORE I hit something.
 
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Yes but think of the fun you're going to have when the kid gets married and you show all the pics of the bloopers he made growing up.. Wink
 
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Maybe he wanted it to be a surprise!




 
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That'll buff out.


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After two times, I got tired of backing into my garage, into my reloading bench. Ouch, right rear taillight assembly at $150 each. I got one of those horse play balls and hung it from the ceiling. It bounces off my rear window when I'm too close to the bench.
 
 
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After two times, I got tired of backing into my garage, into my reloading bench. Ouch, right rear taillight assembly at $150 each. I got one of those horse play balls and hung it from the ceiling. It bounces off my rear window when I'm too close to the bench.
 
I had never heard of a "horse play ball." Googled, found them on Amazon.

I have seen your solution but with a plain old cheap tennis ball.



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I had never heard of a "horse play ball." Googled, found them on Amazon.


"Jolly Balls"

My big dog (nearly a horse) loves them too.
 
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Things you never thought you'd have to say... Then you have kids

Tell me stop before I hit something

You have to put on clean underwear after taking a shower....


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Pointless Dent Repair should be able to push that out for far, far less than $1,000.



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Things you never thought you'd have to say... Then you have kids

You have to put on clean underwear after taking a shower....


that was just plain unexpected and outright funny.



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You have to put on clean underwear after taking a shower....


that was just plain unexpected and outright funny.


Actually, you don't have to. Your job as dad is to explain it to them. Then they can do as they please.

But if you put your dirty underies back on, you didn't take the shower.


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Pointless Dent Repair should be able to push that out for far, far less than $1,000.


Half of the bill is for painting because it's white pearl. The scratch goes to bare metal. That plastic rail cap needs to come off for painting and they tend to break, so that's another $160.

I wish it had been the taillight. Heck, I wish it happened two years ago when I could have bought a whole new take off bed for $1,000. I can get a brand new 2017 take off bed with taillights for $1,000, but it won't fit with out modification and it won't match the cab.

I'm going to explain to him that this will be his truck in 5 years and if he doesn't want a POS, he'd better start taking care of it now.
 
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You have to put on clean underwear after taking a shower....


that was just plain unexpected and outright funny.


Actually, you don't have to. Your job as dad is to explain it to them. Then they can do as they please.

But if you put your dirty underies back on, you didn't take the shower.


Nah - just turn them inside out.

Trapper, was he on his phone texting or recording you?







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for my while backing up


He probably did not understand your instructions Smile


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Trapper, was he on his phone texting or recording you?


LOL! I'm not raising millennials here. I'd slap him into next week if I caught him doing that.
 
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After two times, I got tired of backing into my garage, into my reloading bench. Ouch, right rear taillight assembly at $150 each. I got one of those horse play balls and hung it from the ceiling. It bounces off my rear window when I'm too close to the bench.
 



Here's a decent solution to garage parking. I used the tennis balls before but having to place them kinda low hanging to hit my windshield in the middle of the garage, plus when the car wasn't in the garage I inadvertently ripped it down one night when I ran into it in a hurry, I purchased this as a solution. First off, it goes up in the front of the garage and doesn't hang from the roof, plus it has two LED lights that blink brightly at day/night when you hit the fiberglass mounting rod. When I tap it and the LED's alert, I just place my car in neutral and let it slowly roll a tad back to let the pole stabilize and the LED's will stop blinking. I've had mine now for over a year and the LED's still flash on the same battery. In the photo you can see I marked the floor with a marker in case the signal gets bumped and I can replace it back to the ideal location for my car. For a pick-up I see they have a taller pole mount but I'd suppose that you could raise it on a small box or foundation if you didn't want to pay the up-charge for the longer pole. I can't tell you how many times I've saved my front bumper from hitting the storage box in front of my car in the garage. At night, it's the perfect ticket! Here's a link with a video and my photo of the base I marked on the floor for orientation.

>>>>LINK LED Stop Sign For Garage Parking



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That'll buff out.


Say, that's clever! Will have to remember that, a new one on me.


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After two times, I got tired of backing into my garage, into my reloading bench. Ouch, right rear taillight assembly at $150 each. I got one of those horse play balls and hung it from the ceiling. It bounces off my rear window when I'm too close to the bench.
 
I had never heard of a "horse play ball." Googled, found them on Amazon.

I have seen your solution but with a plain old cheap tennis ball.

I tried a tennis ball, but it is not loud enough. I usually see the tennis balls in use where people park front-in in the garage. You can see it hitting your front windshield. The horse ball makes a nice hollow "thunk thunk" and gets my attention, when I am not looking at it.
 
 
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