AL: Dothan – 12/14/2016 – 12/16/2016

Parking: Houston County Fairgrounds
Rating: 7

Dothan, AL
Lift and Tilt

As we pulled out of GA Veterans Park, the engine light came on. A quick check with the code reader said that there was something wrong with the boost sensor. The nearest Isuzu service center was in our stopover destination of Dothan, AL, so we called to find out if it was something that was safe to drive – it was but it would mean we would be going even slower than usual. Sigh. Fortunately, the route to Dothan was not on any interstates, so slow and steady was fine.

When we got to Dothan, we headed for the service center. We were hoping that we could just lift the pods at their facility, since it’s a fairly big operation to take them off. They couldn’t accommodate that, so with heavy hearts, we went to the campground. The lady there was very nice and told us it would be fine to de-pod and stay as long as we needed. Most parks do not allow truck campers to be removed, so it was a great relief to know we had a plan.

In the morning, we decided to just take a look to see what we could see before going to the trouble of removing the pods. We jacked up the living pod and tilted the cab forward. This was one of the things we had planned on being able to do, but so far, we had never done it. Once the engine was exposed, it was completely obvious what the problem was. One of those stupid squirrels at the last park had eaten the only wire insulation that was exposed. Fortunately, my partner was able to rewire it, and the whole thing was fixed in under an hour. Free and no de-podding required. Yay!

Dothan, AL
Lift and Tilt
Dothan, AL
Stupid Squirrels