Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Oh no....the truck has a problem!

Up and on the road before 10:00 a.m. and things were going great.  Around 3:00 p.m. we stopped and fueled up and got back on the road.  We hadn't gotten very far when the check engine light came on along with a message "stop vehicle safely".  John pulled off on the side of the road and the truck wouldn't start. I think we had about 98 miles to go before reaching our destination.  Bummer!

John thinks it might be an exhaust sensor.  I am beginning to think this Ford might be jinxed.  This is the 3rd or 4th thing that has gone wrong with it since we bought it in December.  I am missing the old Dodge about now. 

Here we are on the side of the road waiting for the tow truck. 
The tow truck has arrived. 

There goes the Dodge wrecker pulling us. 
There we go.
Arriving at the dealership.

Ahh....all set up for the night at the dealership.  Not a 4-Star campground but we are thankful to have it. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.


  1. hope its a quick easy fix. at least there is some grass behind your for Fred. boy last few days have not been kind to you...rain at the rally, bad axle on trailer, being flung from the cart...and now this.....well that's 3 things in row, now you are safe for a long time

  2. I hope the repairs go quickly! Not to worry if your arrival is delayed to the weekend. I have the keys to the kingdom to let you in. ;)

  3. Sounds like you might have picked up some bad fuel. Again here is hoping that it is a quick fix.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  4. Isn't it always the way, only when you're towing the coach? Same thing happened to us this winter and yes, it was one of the exhaust sensors. We're in Moab now, one mile from the campground and suddenly the truck is running horrible, bucking. We have an appointment in a couple of days at Ford here. Good luck!

  5. Sheesh!! Weren't we just talking about it's not IF something will go wrong, it's WHEN?? Sure hope you get it fixed and you are on the road in no time...Hugs!

  6. I am so sorry to hear of your truck issue! I saw your post on FB. Hoping the problem is a quick and easy fix!