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Old 05-01-2015, 06:25 PM
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I hate deer

About a month, right after making my 2nd payment, on my way back from Austin I end up with this.... ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1430518697.296188.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1430518716.064699.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1430518726.898882.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1430518739.241507.jpg
These pics were taken by the insurance adjuster at the body shop I had it brought to. Btw if you live in he Killeen area and end up a wreck do not take it to Dodge Country Body Shop because it's been over a month and I'm still in a rental. They've been milking it promising me my Jeep back only "find" more things wrong that needs replacing when the time comes. Just wanted to share my pics and frustration real quick...


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Old 05-01-2015, 07:40 PM
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Re: I hate deer

I'll bet the deer is no fan of yours either.


Hope you get it back soon.




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Old 05-01-2015, 08:34 PM
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Re: I hate deer

That is bad luck man...I had a minor hit with a deer a few months back....managed to get off with a cracked fender and busted side marker on a Jeep Wrangler.
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:30 AM
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Re: I hate deer

They are one of my biggest fears when I'm driving here in middle GA. It's over populated with them for sure.

Hope that body shop quits screwing around soon.

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Old 05-02-2015, 10:01 AM
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They are one of my biggest fears when I'm driving here in middle GA. It's over populated with them for sure.

Hope that body shop quits screwing around soon.

Dan
I have the same fear here in Upstate NY too. And the farther north you go, the larger the deer grow!
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Yeah, deer are a year round issue to deal with here in WI. And like AAAA said, they're pretty large around here as well.
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I'll bet the deer is no fan of yours either.
I'm pretty sure deer are semi-bullet proof.

I've seen them hit and they do nothing more than stumble for a moment before running off into the woods.

Meanwhile, $4 grand worth of damage occurs to the car.

It seems like an impact that appears to do nothing to a deer would likely kill a person.

Just be grateful to not hit one on a motorcycle. I've had friends who had that happen and it was way worse for them.
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Re: I hate deer

My WK was intercepted by a West Texas buck last Oct. on I 10 just east of Gonzales at night. Impacted at 70 mph. Totaled! Dead 8 point, dead Grand Cherokee. Thus my new Summit. Spent a week in San Antonio while Nationwide got everything in order. They were great, BTW. Deer are probably the number 1 road hazard across the country. You don't stand a chance at night.
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Re: I hate deer

Yikes!

Makes our problems with kangaroos not seem so bad. But at least deer don't jump into your windscreen.


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Re: I hate deer

Actually, they do often enough. Luckily the Jeep has a high enough and square enough front end to knock them down and under more often than not. But, a car, not so much! A low, sloping hood just rolls them right into, and usually through the windscreen. And they will jump, kind of a last second effort, then you're screwed. Your roos, on the other hand, jump just moving along. Right scary if you ask me! Inherently more dangerous. I want a real Aussie "roo guard" for my GC.
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Yikes!

Makes our problems with kangaroos not seem so bad. But at least deer don't jump into your windscreen.


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Actually their long legs put their bodies at windshield height. A rear seat passenger was killed in the next town this way many years ago. Front seat passengers bent down when they saw deer coming. Too horrible to discuss.
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Re: I hate deer

Hitting a deer can be bad enough, but hitting a moose head-on is ,I think potentially fatal for the driver. Not only are they much more massive ,but said mass is up higher due to the long legs. As I drove past one the other day in Northern Ontario I wondered if the driver's airbag would even help if it came crashing through the windshield.
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