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Pax dragging luggage across your bumper

Discussion in 'Advice' started by reg barclay, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. reg barclay

    reg barclay Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    rockland/westchester NY, new jersey
    Driving:
    UberX
    While they're getting it in or out of your trunk.

    Does this happen frequently to you?

    Does it bother you, if so how do you deal with it?
     
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  2. 1.5xorbust

    1.5xorbust Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    I handle the luggage 95% of the time to avoid damage to my car. It also helps with tips.
     
  3. Fauxknight

    Fauxknight Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    Driving:
    UberX
    Same, and when they do put it in themselves they don't tend to scrape it across the bumper. Could be vehicle, my fit has a lower bumper than a lot of SUVs, some pax might have trouble lifting their luggage high enough to clear some vehicles bumpers.
     
  4. Kodyhead

    Kodyhead Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Broward Couny, FL
    Driving:
    UberSUV
    like my wife if I had one lol, I expect my car to have a bunch of marks and bruises after 7000 rides lol I load most luggage myself, but I even have had caused damage in my own car.
     
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  5. Uber's Guber

    Uber's Guber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    United States
    Driving:
    UberX
    I innocently “position” myself before opening the hatch, therefore blocking any effort on their part to suddenly toss or drag luggage on their own.
     
  6. Dice Man

    Dice Man Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LA & OC
    Driving:
    UberX
    IMG_0533.JPG IMG_0532.JPG Home Depot, if you want wider, you have to tailor it.
    This is ready, just buy the length to cover the full depth of trunk.
    Roll it back over the luggage after loading.
     
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  7. steveK2016

    steveK2016 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dallas / Fort Worth Texas
    Driving:
    UberXL
    And You just have the excess flapping in the wind when you drive?

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    I personally load and unload for the sole purpose of protecting my bumper
     
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  8. tohunt4me

    tohunt4me Well-Known Member

    Location:
    new orleans , la.
    Never Happens.

    I load and unload luggage.

    Bags are placed on sidewalk, facing direction away from car, with handles extended.

    NO NEED TO TIP !

    Great for hiding License Plate from Camera Ticket Traps !
     

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  9. oldfart

    oldfart Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fort Myers
    Driving:
    UberXL

    I deal with it with a small bottle of paint and a small brush purchased at a local auto supply store

    I agree with the post above, I expect my car to have a bunch of marks and bruises after 70,000 ride share miles and I expect to have a lot of marks and bruises on myself after 72 years on this earth
     
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  10. reg barclay

    reg barclay Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    rockland/westchester NY, new jersey
    Driving:
    UberX
    I think it makes a bigger difference if your car is in decent condition and you plan on selling in the near future. However, if you plan on driving it into the ground, then by the time you sell it, I don't think a few scratches here and there will make much difference to the few hundred bucks you'd get IMHO. Obviously, this is from a monetary standpoint, the actual cosmetic damage will bother some more than others.
     
  11. Dice Man

    Dice Man Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LA & OC
    Driving:
    UberX
    Please look again, I edited the post.

    Please look again, I edited the post.
     
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  12. steveK2016

    steveK2016 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dallas / Fort Worth Texas
    Driving:
    UberXL
    So how do pax know to roll out the mat before dragging their luggage across it?
     
  13. Hagong

    Hagong Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Francisco
    Can of clear Plasti-Dip. Mask-off area and just put a few coats. Strong enough to protect paint from hard scratches and lasts a long time. Easy to peel off and re-apply.
     
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  14. UberBastid

    UberBastid Well-Known Member

    Location:
    N.Cali
    You have put your family car into taxi service.
    That is very hard on a vehicle (police, fire and EMT are worse, but not much).
    Since your car is a taxi - it will be treated that way, and it will eventually end up looking that way. There is nothing you can do about it.

    Well, you could stress and get angry and sad and have to take meds for your high blood pressure, or an anger management class, or yoga ...
    or, you could take a deep breath, hold it for a second and let it out slow while reassuring yourself that it's worth it because you might make $4.00 plus tip offa this ride.
     
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  15. Skepticaldriver

    Skepticaldriver Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Milky way
    Always do luggage yourself. Not for them. Not for a tip. Literally just to protect your stuff. Period.
     
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  16. SuzeCB

    SuzeCB Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NJ
    Driving:
    UberX
    Brilliant!

    You get your bottom out of the car and pull it out for them. You're going to be back there anyway, supervising at the very least if they've got bags for the trunk, right?
     
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  17. henrygates

    henrygates Well-Known Member

    Location:
    TX
    Driving:
    UberXL
    My van barely fits in the garage so sometimes if it isn't pulled in enough (even though I have a hanging tennis ball AND a bump stop on the floor) the back gets scratched up...so it's already scratched. I also have a wife and 2 kids who think cars double as trash cans, so compared to them, my pax are neat freaks.

    I guess my only suggestion is do the luggage yourself and if it gets scratched, just don't sweat it.
     
  18. steveK2016

    steveK2016 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dallas / Fort Worth Texas
    Driving:
    UberXL
    At that point why not just load it in to guarantee no damage?
     
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  19. woodywho

    woodywho Active Member

    Location:
    NY Burbs
    I handle luggage 100% because i have a chrome bumper and some pax do not compensate for the effort
     
  20. Kodyhead

    Kodyhead Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Broward Couny, FL
    Driving:
    UberSUV
    Most of the damage in the back of my SUV is by me lol
     

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