Tuesday, 10 May 2016

It Had To Happen One Day.....

Well the journey up from Devon went well and was without incident...... We had expected heavy rain all day but as it turned out we just had the odd light shower.... The trip only took just under three hours...we left the Okehampton site at about 1015hrs and we arrived here at Verwood New Forest at 1300hrs...

As I said the journey was without incident.... but maybe that was because the incident occurred before we left....
I was reversing towards Eva the Eriba in order to hitch up and for some reason I went too fast and failed to stop until after my car had made contact (with a bang) with the tow hitch....

All I can say is that I must have disengaged my brain before starting the manoeuvre....
 I usually ease the car back slowly to within a foot or two of the hitch and then use the motor mover on the caravan to complete the coupling of the ball and hitch.... 
I have no idea why I changed my normal procedure on Monday morning.... As Anne said "That was so unlike you as you are normally so careful- almost painfully so...I don't know what came over you ."

Anyway nobody was hurt..Eva the Eriba wasn't damaged and the only damage incurred was to the lower area of the cars plastic bumper. See Below:-

Bumper Damage is on the left

Close-up of the impact damage.
In the past whenever my cars have sustained parking dents etc on the metal panels I have used PDR (paintless dent repair) companies and I must say I have been impressed with the invisible and high quality finish achieved.... I have always found it amazing to watch the PDR operative remove a dent using a couple of shaped metal rods and a mirror....

Anyway the dealer who supplied my Honda CRV has given me the details of a guy that does similar PDR work on plastic bumpers etc. 
Today I popped over to his workshop in the Bournemouth area and I booked the car in for next Monday morning......
It will be interesting to see what the results will be like using PDR systems on plastic......
I will obviously post the results here on the blog......
  

2 comments:

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Glad no one was hurt, Trevor.
Peace :)

Trevor Woodford said...

*Chandra@GreenComotion*

Just my pride... LOL