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Old 07-05-2013, 08:08 AM   #1
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Aack! Broke down in the middle of nowhere!

Grr! At least I have my airstream. Having DPF/Egr issues on my truck and have to park it on the side of the road. Dealer in Heber Springs opens in a few minutes. I was headed there, but didn't make it.

Ugh. HAPPY FOURTH!
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:31 AM   #2
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I've been in that position, too (oddly enough, also on the Fourth of July). I'm sorry, and good luck getting back on the road.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:43 AM   #3
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We have too but it's nice to have the Airstream to hang out in while you wait for a tow/fix
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:45 AM   #4
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Did you run it out of DEF..? It is covered in the owners manual.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:30 AM   #5
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No, these trucks have a filter on the exhaust and every once in a while you may be required to drive a certain way to clean it out. Under normal driving (especially towing) conditions its not an issue, but I've also got a engine malfunction light going off that may not be allowing it to go into "regeneration mode".

It's not bad here waiting it out, tow on the way. Have the lawn chairs out, reading a book. Too early to twist off a beer.

I've got to get a ticket made at a dealer somewhere today regardless if they can fix it or not. My warranty expires tomorrow!
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:34 AM   #6
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Might buy extended warranty today with that problem.
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Our dmax started eating lots of DEF fluid for no reason. 2.5 gallons on 1500 miles is excessive. Dealer put fresh software upgrade on engine controller. So now have to see.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:00 PM   #8
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Might buy extended warranty today with that problem.
That was the extended warranty.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:03 PM   #9
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Update:

Truck at dealer in Heber Springs. It's one of largest around (90-150 trucks a month he tells me) so it's in good hands there and should be only a $200 deductible.
Mom and dad live about an hour away, so now we're tugging Eddie with dads duramax to finish out vacation.
If you need me, I'll be in H loop at Dam Site campground. I'll have the beer iced down.
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Sorry for your breakdown, Matt.

Hope you are back on the road soon.


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Hope you had Good Sam to pay the tow bill
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Update:

Truck still hasn't even been looked at by dealers shop, they claim they're THAT busy. Grr

Left airstream at mom and dads.

Borrowed in laws van to get home.

FYI, it's fairly difficult to pare down a truck and 30 ft camper into a single van load with wife, two kids, and a dog. We're still finding stuff we left that we'd rather have here and not 200 miles north.

Oh, well
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Wow you are living my nightmare, but seem to be handling it well. I had some excitement on our current trip, but it doesnt compare to yours.... with the Airstream safely set up 40 miles away in Escalante UT, the exhaust system of my truck chose to fall out 7 miles up the dirt Hells Backbone road. After lashing it up under the truck, nursed it back to Escalante, where I found a mechanic to put it back together. It went into regen just as I got into town, No ill effects, but I was worried about 1300 degrees of exhaust spilling directly out of the DPF under the truck... Those exhaust systems on late generation diesels are something else.....
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What kind of truck and what year do you have? Inquiring minds want to know. Never mind, I went on your stats and see you have a 2008 Dodge Cummins. Those were famous for bad "sootbags", the box that collects the diesel soot and needs to regen. After warranty is up, I understand they are very expensice to replace and hard to find. Most have gone to a "non-dealer" and had the sootbag removed. Another EPA piece of crap-o-la and Ford had a similar problem, thus they all went with the Urea tank instead. More crap-o-la.

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