U-Haul might have to bring out a specialist detailer or scrape the truck entirely
Talk about one stinky truck. Marion Volunteer Fire Company unit #8 reported earlier yesterday (Jan 21, 2021) they helped in the rescue of and extraction of a $19.95 U-Haul rental truck that had accidently drove into a farmer’s manure pit located along the 700 block of Swamp Fox Rd. in Chambersburg, PA
With the help of a Dave’s Truck Repair, a local tow company with a heavy duty rotator, local rescue was able to winch out and extract the smelly truck.
Check out a gallery of photos below.
A quick peek on Google Maps reveals this manure pit is owned by a farmer with a lot of beef cattle. With each cattle eating up to 120 pounds of feed a day, all that food has to end up somewhere, and that somewhere is a giant manure pit.
How that U-Haul rental managed to drive through a fenced off pit in the middle of the night, your guess is as good as mine. There’s no mention of DUI or foul play. By all accounts, it looks like an accident.
The volunteer fire dept reports they extracted the driver with minor injuries.
As for the truck, most competent renters opt for U-Haul’s Collision Damage Waiver that protects the driver from damage incurred during their rental. There are, of course, exclusions and, honestly, I’m not sure accidently driving through a manure pit is covered.
Manure is organic and I’m betting U-Haul just might employ a detailer to give this car the works. These trucks are worth thousands, and detailers are known to pull off miracles with the right chemicals and extraction techniques.
But, since this damage is akin to flooding and there’s major damage to the rear end, there’s also a good chance this Silverado U-Haul rental is headed for the junkyard A.S.A.P.
What do you think? Do you think it’s worth saving? Let me know in the comments below.