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Pizza Delivery Vehicle
« on: May 22, 2013, 05:59:51 PM »
My daughter and I were playing ball in the front yard this evening, and way down at the end of the block I see a gigantic, pristine, white lifted Chevy Silverado.  It can't even make the corner because it's too big.  Either that or the driver was incompetent.  You could hear the thing before you could even see it.  They turn around and obviously go around the block (you could still hear it) and now they're trying to come down the street from the other direction.

They make the turn this time, then with considerable effort parked along the curb.  I watched as a woman emerged with a pizza carrying bag, obviously for delivery.  She then proceeds to walk most of the way down the block to deliver the pizza.

She must not have thought she could make it down the street.  I mean, the truck was laughably wide, but a decent driver should have been able to navigate it in a straight line.

It looked kinda like this (though I want to say it was wider):


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Re: Pizza Delivery Vehicle
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 07:17:45 PM »
I'm just going to log a hearty "Bwhahaha I wish I would have been there to watch!" and go back to my summer in high tech finance without a car :P Good stuff.

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Re: Pizza Delivery Vehicle
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 08:04:59 PM »
My cousins were recently talking about a friend of theirs that delivers pizza in a $40,000 truck... When they asked him how it's been going all he could say was "I don't expect a tip."

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Re: Pizza Delivery Vehicle
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 08:36:45 PM »
"There's only four things we do better than anyone else:
music
movies
microcode (software)
high-speed pizza delivery"

-Hiro Protagonist, AKA the Deliverator

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Re: Pizza Delivery Vehicle
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2013, 08:09:46 AM »
Someone can't math. 

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Re: Pizza Delivery Vehicle
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2013, 09:24:45 AM »
My cousins were recently talking about a friend of theirs that delivers pizza in a $40,000 truck... When they asked him how it's been going all he could say was "I don't expect a tip."
My roommate's first night delivering pizza in this badass vehicle he got over $100 in tips.

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Re: Pizza Delivery Vehicle
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2013, 10:40:16 AM »
My truck is at least as big as the one in the top picture.  The driver was incompetent if they couldn't get down a public street in it. Hell I tow an RV down my road which can be amazingly tight due to everyone parking on both sides. 

I'd also never deliver pizza's in my truck, you'll barely break even on a good night of tips after you pay for the gas.

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Re: Pizza Delivery Vehicle
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2013, 11:38:57 AM »
I'm guessing the chick had to borrow the truck from her friend / boyfriend / whatever as her car was broken down (based on the fact she couldn't drive it). Otherwise I would think it would be a net money loser. BTW the best pizza delivery vehicle is the one that doesn't smell any worse after a night of delivery pies with it.... lol

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Re: Pizza Delivery Vehicle
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2013, 03:42:39 PM »
I can only hope that is was a borrowed truck and her beater jalopy is in need of repairs.  Heck, maybe she is doing the repairs herself today.



And I rented a big truck like that a few weekends ago to move some Craigslist stuff and driving it involved a steep learning curve.  After a lifetime of small cars, a hugeass truck was a shocker.   It felt like I was 10 feet off the ground.  I think I would have done the same as she did and simply parked it and walked if I felt uncomfortable driving it. 

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Re: Pizza Delivery Vehicle
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2013, 06:57:11 PM »
To go off topic (but still antimustachian) if the truck pictured above wasn't so clean I'd say it was a mudding truck.  Jacked up, knobby tires, and the guard on the front.  Now that's a pastime I could never justify.  I admit, it would be fun to do a couple times but man what a money sink.

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Re: Pizza Delivery Vehicle
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2013, 04:51:36 AM »
To go off topic (but still antimustachian) if the truck pictured above wasn't so clean I'd say it was a mudding truck.  Jacked up, knobby tires, and the guard on the front.  Now that's a pastime I could never justify.  I admit, it would be fun to do a couple times but man what a money sink.

There are quite a few mudders in this area, however the amount of people who get these trucks like this JUST FOR LOOKS is just off the hook.  They don't go mudding in them.  They treat them like sports cars.  Always pristine and clean.

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Re: Pizza Delivery Vehicle
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2013, 06:17:39 AM »

There are quite a few mudders in this area, however the amount of people who get these trucks like this JUST FOR LOOKS is just off the hook.  They don't go mudding in them.  They treat them like sports cars.  Always pristine and clean.

All it needs is the exhaust coming up through the cargo bed as MMM mentioned in one of his articles.  That would cap off the complete uselessness of the truck.

On another truck note, the Chevy Avalanche and competitor alternatives has to be one of the most useless vehicles out there.  I'd be scared of throwing anything in the truck bed for fear of breaking that useless plastic.  I certainly would go to the woods with it.

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Re: Pizza Delivery Vehicle
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2013, 09:40:56 AM »
I know a women who used to drive her F350 to work at least one day a week, into our hella tight parking lot (OLD neighborhood, no space). But that was because her husband would need their little beater so she took their farm truck. From their working farm. A picture's worth a thousand words, but the context is worth millions.

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Re: Pizza Delivery Vehicle
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2013, 11:47:46 AM »
I know a women who used to drive her F350 to work at least one day a week, into our hella tight parking lot (OLD neighborhood, no space). But that was because her husband would need their little beater so she took their farm truck. From their working farm. A picture's worth a thousand words, but the context is worth millions.

I'm not going to deny that. But I know plenty of farmers around here.  Grew up with a bunch of them.  I've seen their trucks.  They are obviously used.  Not typically clean, scratched, not jacked up (or at least not much), etc.

This thing was taken care of with kid gloves.  There's a definite "sports truck" culture that does little more with them than drive them around, commute, buy groceries.  They are always in perfect shape, lots of little extras "bolted" on, testicles hanging off the unused tow hitch, smoke stack exhausts and parked at a home with a 0.5 acre plot.  And usually passing by on 4 lane highways at about 75mph or higher.