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STEELA 11-13-2018 06:29 PM

Melted Tundra.
 

flatsfactory 11-13-2018 06:32 PM

Several folks have this on social media. The guy is a low key hero and Toyota really got themselves some great PR with their stand up willingness to replace his truck.

captbone 11-13-2018 06:35 PM

Good story with a happy ending.

Bravo to the driver.

Marlin308 11-13-2018 06:40 PM

Awesome.

Cracker 11-13-2018 06:58 PM

Very cool

bjm9818 11-13-2018 07:01 PM

There is now a caravan of 10,000 older Toyota pickups on their way to rescue people.

rbhankins001 11-13-2018 07:02 PM

you oughtta see the ford

Fish'nFool 11-13-2018 07:41 PM

Amazing those tires held up considering the condition of all of the plastics.

hardtocontend 11-13-2018 07:53 PM

Tires look like bfg all terrain ko2's

STEELA 11-13-2018 08:13 PM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...f4dc188d4.jpeg

Originally Posted by hardtocontend (Post 11981253)
Tires look like bfg all terrain ko2's

the wheel well liners got a lil warped.


STEELA 11-13-2018 08:24 PM


Originally Posted by STEELA (Post 11981284)
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...f4dc188d4.jpeg


the wheel well liners got a lil warped.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...fb9a99c7a.jpeg

semperfifishing 11-13-2018 08:38 PM

https://www.inspiremore.com/nurse-to...uck-camp-fire/

Here is a bit more of the story...

rocksandblues 11-14-2018 06:05 AM

Bravo all around.

GR1FFIN 11-14-2018 06:14 AM

Sorry I don't feel the same way-- this is not "great to see big companies show some compassion and charity". To me it is just a publicity stunt by Toyota to get free advertising and it has worked, there is nothing altruistic here. It would have made more sense if his insurance co did this instead.

Rolandt03 11-14-2018 06:37 AM


Originally Posted by GR1FFIN (Post 11981703)
Sorry I don't feel the same way-- this is not "great to see big companies show some compassion and charity". To me it is just a publicity stunt by Toyota to get free advertising and it has worked, there is nothing altruistic here. It would have made more sense if his insurance co did this instead.

how about a simple "good job" to the driver willing to damage his own vehicle to save others!

pretty sure he didnt call toyota and say "hey if i do this yall got my back?"

Rolandt03 11-14-2018 06:39 AM


Originally Posted by Fish'nFool (Post 11981229)
Amazing those tires held up considering the condition of all of the plastics.

you will be amazed at the temps a tire will hold up too! when we burn our brush piles ( size of a small starter home), we run the tractors up into the coals to stoke up the fire. tires have very little melted spots!

Ahoy Vay 11-14-2018 07:30 AM


Originally Posted by GR1FFIN (Post 11981703)
Sorry I don't feel the same way-- this is not "great to see big companies show some compassion and charity". To me it is just a publicity stunt by Toyota to get free advertising and it has worked, there is nothing altruistic here. It would have made more sense if his insurance co did this instead.

You are right. Should give the truck back. How dare them create a mutually beneficial situation. There are millions in Africa without new Toyotas.

Locke N Load 11-14-2018 07:56 AM

Altruism does not exist. Nobody does anything for the sole purpose of helping the other party without getting something in return. That something may be just feeling good. You help a little old lady across the street and it makes you feel good even though your intent was not to make yourself feel good, but rather to help the little old lady.

Here Toyota helps a customer and gets good PR at the same time. Win-win no matter the motivation. If I were the owner I'd rather see Toyota replace the damaged parts so I could drive around in a scorched, but fully functional and safe, vehicle.

fishingfun 11-14-2018 08:01 AM


Originally Posted by GR1FFIN (Post 11981703)
Sorry I don't feel the same way-- this is not "great to see big companies show some compassion and charity". To me it is just a publicity stunt by Toyota to get free advertising and it has worked, there is nothing altruistic here. It would have made more sense if his insurance co did this instead.

Do you take your kids birthday cake and shove it on the floor because a birthday is just a stupid reason to get free gifts?

AsurfAholic 11-14-2018 08:35 AM

His insurance should still cover the vehicle regardless, right? Essentially he can be +30-40k after this?

either way, strong people do strong things when the world is burning around them. He deserves it.


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