[QUOTE=Bob Miller;418910]I am guessing that U-Haul's thinking is that when a customer hit a tree with the trailer, as they apparently often do with trucks, that limiting the damage to the exterior shell would reduce repairs to the interior and hasten turn-around time. In other words, the outer shell serves as a bumper to protect the interior.
had either been hit in the rear or backed into something that went through both outer and inner shells. Also lower front damage but in the storage area where it is only a single shell, but I think it also hit the storage tub too. I've seen a lot of truck body damage when I spent 20 years with Ryder. Low bridges really do a job, and one of our lease customers caught the crane on their flatbed lumber truck under a railroad bridge, the front wheels of the truck came up off the road and the top of the cab hit the bridge distorting the whole cab. The truck was totaled and they had it only 3 days.