It was the end of June and we were anticipating a relaxing but fun vacation. We were on our way to small lake cottage in Michigan, near Indiana, to spend some time with family. We had dreams of water skiing, sailing, swimming and just winding down from a stressful work environment. Little did we know, we were about to embark on one of the worst car break down stories we had ever experienced.
We set out on our trip expecting that our vehicle was running properly and that all would be well, but shortly after we passed the Kansas border the engine started to run a little hot. We were feeling a bit hungry and decided it would be a good time to stop and get a bite to eat and give the engine and ourselves a chance to cool off, since the outside temperature was about 90 degrees at the time. We enjoyed our lunch and set out on the road again, not anticipating any problems. And we didn’t have any, until we had just driven through Joliet, Illinois. It was late afternoon, traffic was extremely heavy, and it was beginning to get very hot! Both under the hood and in the front seat! Did I mention we were driving a truck with a camper? Here we are, in the middle of rush hour traffic in unfamiliar territory, driving an overheating truck with a camper. There weren’t any shoulders wide enough for us to pull over for any extended length of time and we didn’t have any water bottles. So we emptied out our milk jugs, filled them with water to pour in the radiator, and attempted to get to the next exit ramp. We continued this very slow and tiring process for several miles until we were finally able to reach an exit ramp, only to discover we were in one of the worst parts of the city! What a lousy place to break down! This isn’t the end of the story, but we are interested to hear about YOUR worst car break down stories! Write to us by clicking on the comments line and tell us your stories so we can post them for others to read. We can’t wait to hear from you!
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