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My Truck Is Too Wide!

LOL I went to a fastfood drivethrough and the stupid thing wouldnt signal my truck was there so I pulled up to the window and the lady looked at my truck and said "Its because your truck is too wide!" it happends once in a while but I was just thinking if anything it was as wide as a full size truck

I just thought it was funny
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to wide? i doupt that has anything to do with it. mostlikely to tall.. and the sensor isnt hitting anything
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Well the lady didnt seem to smart!
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the kinda EHE look at me i am stupided people?
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Yeah the width has nothing to do with it. The "notification" signal comes from a sensor at the bottom of the speaker and microphone post at the drive-thru. It senses the side of the vehicle, so you were probably too TALL for it.
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ya there was one that only went off for cars my truck which isnt tall wouldnt set it off so i would eather revv my truck when i had my muffler dumped or start yelling into the microphone then she would be like "can i help you?"
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I should drive over the thing next time maybe it will pick it up then!
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do that...

you shouldnt be eating fast food its not healthy....
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^^ i eat it 5 days a week for lunch.. i think my heart is killing me for it right now..lol
but i would feel like such a bad *** if they said my truck is to big/ wide..lol
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Yeah the width has nothing to do with it. The "notification" signal comes from a sensor at the bottom of the speaker and microphone post at the drive-thru. It senses the side of the vehicle, so you were probably too TALL for it.

thats not 100% true, at least for all drivethrus


You have to have metal to set it off

I can stand at the speaker and it doesnt set it off, but a metal dolly will
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I always thought they were magic! J/J I thought they had something in the ground like the stop lights
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I always thought they were magic! J/J I thought they had something in the ground like the stop lights

yeah, im assuming thats some sort of metal detector



it could be that your too high off the ground for it to read anything


but i took my 9.5lifted ranger thru drivethru all the time
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i used to do the same thing that scott G did.. my truck will show up on the menus.. you were prob just to far away for it to notice your truck
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maybe your truck is "invisible" or "undetectable" it's a STEALTH RANGER.
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i always though there was a camera lol...
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some have them... a few fast food places near me have them when i pull up i see the tv with the order thing on it
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Wow, I learned something new. I always thought there was a midget inside the menu board who took your order

Seriously though, where I used to work we had a Dodge Ram 2500 diesel. Every time I'd go through a drive-thru, I'd always get "could you please turn off your truck it's too loud?" Of course I'd rev it up and yell "What???" I always got pleasure out of them not being able to understand me for once.
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most of them are magnets.

i learned this the hard way, in my f150, when i sat in a jack in the box drive through for like 10 minutes waiting for the speaker person to talk.

it's about the height.
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I guess my steel rims could set it off if I just pull up slower
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Wonder if that's similar to the myth where motorcyclists need to touch their stands to the ground for the traffic signals to recognize they are there...
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