Kelly, using the internet was able to figure out and download the computer codes for our 2006 Jeep TJ Wrangler. By doing that and following the instructions regarding number of ignition key turns she was able to determine the exact code number regarding our amber engine warning light that appeared on the dash a few days ago. Could be something as simple as a gas cap problem or more involved as a slight emissions leak somewhere. Some folks have solved this same problem with a new gas cap while others have had to crawl around in the engine compartment and under their vehicle trying to find the problem. Our decision this morning was in deciding what to do. Go with the already booked appointment at the garage or try replacing our gas cap. In the end we decided to keep our garage appointment.
We talked to garage owner Don and decided to simply cancel out the amber engine light for now and give it a few days to see if the light reappears. If it does we'll take the Jeep back to the garage and they will 'smoke test' the emission system for leaks. Regardless of the results, the problem is not serious and the most annoying thing would simply be having that amber light come back on. And, as the internet forum suggested, it is not uncommon for the problem to just be the gas cap and is easily fixable if that were to be the case.
Turned out to be a real drencher of a day but at least it was milder. And milder at this time of year is totally acceptable, wet or dry. We slipped down to Mitchell and had a visit with my Uncle Harry who continues to do well. We will be back again Tuesday morning to take him to a dentist appointment.
Also, because of today's heavy rains and in agreement with the Stormrunner RV folks, we have rescheduled the caulking of our Motor Home's roof until Tuesday or possibly Wednesday. Weatherman is calling for sunny skies Tuesday and it is important to have the seams on the roof dry before undertaking the re-caulking. Picked up our assembled Shaw Star Choice satellite dish and tripod today as well so things are beginning to fall nicely into place.
RV SUE AND HER CANINE CREW are currently in Truth or Consequences and that of course reminded me of the time we spent there back in February of 2008. Below are a few photos from our stay in T or C. If you type Hillsboro, Chloride or Monticello into our sites 'Search Bar' you can also see our posts from the little semi ghost towns we visited in that area. By the way, I did receive an email from the tourism board in Truth or Consequences after we left there informing me that I had incorrectly and frequently called the town Truth AND Consequences in my Blog while we had been there. It was not a nasty email and I did appreciate the correction.
THE TURTLE ON TURTLE BACK MOUNTAIN IS CLEARLY DISCERNABLE
KELLY TESTS THE WARM WATERS IN ONE OF THE SPRINGS…HER SISTER BECKY AND BROTHER-IN-LAW NORM WERE WORKAMPING THERE FOR A FEW MONTHS
THIS IS THE PARK WE BOON DOCKED AT RIGHT ALONGSIDE THE RIO GRAND RIVER
Of course I hope everyone reading my Sunday night post realized my reference to wearing 37 layers of clothing was just a humorous exaggeration about the cold desert nights. Because of the elevation in south-eastern Arizona it is cooler during the day and does get really cold at night. Last winter our below freezing night time temps were at times colder than it was right here in Bayfield. We still have no idea if we'll be in that part of Arizona this coming winter or not. In fact, due to recent circumstances I have no idea when we are leaving now or whether we will even be able to make it to the Four Corners area of Colorado before the snows set in for the winter:((
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