It could have been a lot worse!

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  1. Dave and Ginny

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    Hadn't long left Moreton on Marsh when I heard something scraping along the road from underneath so pulled over to have a look (n).

    We'd been speared in the bin by a 3ft copper earthing rod that must have fell off the back of a lorry :mad:.

    Got off lightly I reckon...just an extra drain hole :rolleyes:.

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    Wow yes, could have been much worse, I take it that isn't a water tank?
     
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    It's one of the pull out storage bins that fortunately I only use to keep ramps, bucket and fill up hose.
     
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    Look on the bright side: you've got a few quids worth of scrap there! :whistle:
     
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    Thats very lucky.
     
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    wow lucky you were not riding a bike or it was not projected out higher puncturing the radiator etc
     
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    They haven't. Earth rods aren't solid copper these days, just a very thin coating of it around steel.
     
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    Sorry but they are normally copper coated steel jobbies
     
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    Very lucky I'd say, you could well have ended up with an extra ar@e hole.
    I've seen a piece of wood pierce the floor pan and punch through the drivers seat of a car before now. A piece of steel could have been disastrous.
    Very lucky :angel:
     
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    It's quite scary thinking about the possibilities. If the storage locker which hangs quite low hadn't been there it could have hit the rear tyre :coffee:.
     
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