Just When You Think
01 December 2011 | Columbus, NM
We made a trip home for my brothers wedding and while there we purchased a Ford F350 dully. The Chevy is for sale and we have a deposit on it. We no longer have 4 wheel drive.
We decided to take the "Thing aka Trouble" to the back side of the Tres Hermanas to find the mines. Everything is going good. We have the fur buts and lunch with us. This is going to be a long ride.
We are on the back side of the Tres Hermanas and decided to go through the cut to get a view of Columbus. I am driving and I am not as good as Mr. Russ. We are climbing up some rocky cow trail and the thing flat out dies.
I am thinking "GREAT" this will be a LONG LONG LONG walk out and how do we get the "thing" back home without 4 wheel drive. Russ decided to have lunch and wait to see if it would start.
After lunch Russ tried it and it started. He shut it down and we pushed it back down the incline to a place where he could turn it around. We put the kids back in their place and secured the cooler, and prayed that it would continue to run until we put it to bed in the back of the truck.
Now it sounds like a low battery or an alternator issue. The battery could not hold a charge. We purchased a new AGM battery from Auto Zone in Demming before we headed out to Gage, NM.