Truck engine sputtering, sperttering, and chucking. Not good. We stopped in Gillette to get the truck looked at and stayed at the always classy Walmart parking lot. Yo, if you haven’t tried it, you should. Honestly, it’s not always so great. There is generally a very busy, loud road nearby. Sometimes a massive semi will park nearby and the engine or some such nonsense will cycle all night and keep you awake. We’ve had the occasional teenagers drag racing and “yahoo”-ing in these parking lots. The good part is you have a 24-7 bathroom available and sometimes that is imperative.

We made it to Ten Sleep through a snow storm and then the engine started sputtering, sperttering, and chucking again and then the furnace started working intermittently. NOT GOOD!!!!!

Drove an hour away for an electric heater then had to pay the big bucks to camp at an RV Park with electricity while free camping was just a stone’s throw away. Ugh. Fortunately, the truck miraculously stopped lurching and started to behave.

Just so we’re clear. This life on the road is not all glamour. Actually, we only shower about every 3 to 5 days and it is absolutely impossible to get rid of all the pet hair.

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