Ford had my truck done by 9:30 Wednesday so after breakfast at Miz Zip’s with FabGrandma and Grandpa I picked it up to the tune of way-too-many-hundreds-$. Fueled up, back to KOA to hook up the 5th-wheel and roll to Lee’s Ferry. So good so far except for the dent in my pocketbook.
12:30 and I’m happily climbing north past Mt Humphreys and she’s running good. But as soon as I drop over the pass the engine begins to miss a bit. If it was a gas engine I’d think a spark plug was bad. And every time it hiccups a puff of black smoke shoots out the tail pipe. This just doesn’t seem right so I pull over and call Ford. Bring it back in.
Great, now I’m towing my 34 foot house and have to find a place further up the road to turn this around. Have I mentioned I don’t back up well? I head back over the pass.
Bill from Ford said I could drop the trailer at their large body parts parking lot and then bring the truck in to service. Instead I decided another night in Flagstaff would be the best idea instead of driving out close to dark so I returned to KOA and was back at Ford by 3pm. Another EGR thing for only a few more hundreds and by 5 I was back home.
The cold has passed and so hopefully has the delay.
Think I can make it to the North Rim?
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