I’ve had that post title prepared for a long time, ready to whip out when I finally got the hitch installed on the truck. And the post starts something like this…
Our truck came with a B&W turnover ball goose neck hitch so we decided to get the much loved B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch that goes with it. We had a small bump in the road to getting it the first try, but I had found a great deal on a brand new one locally so I scheduled to go pick it up last night down in Denver. But this is where the story starts to veer away from my expectations.
I start rolling down I-25 and about the time I hit 75 mph my persistent friend the check engine light came on with a message saying that the exhaust fluid was of poor quality. The DEF tank, the fluid itself, the injector and NOx sensor #1 all only have about 200 miles on them so there is no way that the fluid is of poor quality. I continued my trip and picked up the hitch, without a hitch…ha!
Once I got home I searched this issue and there are no shortage of forum posts about it, this one probably being the granddaddy of them all. I think the only thing left to change is NOx sensor #2. Its in the shop while I assemble the hitch on my front porch. Needless to say I feel very discouraged and defeated. I have extremely low confidence that I can put any sort of dependence on our tow vehicle. Duramax + Allison may be a great combo, but when you team it up with a turd exhaust system all you’ve got is an expensive turd you can’t drive. I love my bike more and more every day that passes.
So this is not at all the way I had the ending of this post planned in my head….but hey, “that is the definition of adventure”!!
New potential name for the truck: CELO (check engine light on)!
Given this is a family friendly blog I will not link to Adam Sandler’s Reggea style tribute to crappy cars…but I think I know how he feels now.