For a complete overhaul and installation of a tranny cooler. All 4 tires
low, and the ignition doesn't even turn over. I admit, between the severe leaks
after our yurt camping/white water rafting weekend with DS and family, and the really bad bursitis in my left shoulder DH thought was due to my reaching for stuff while riding- well, I was discouraged.
My one Scout mom buddy thinks that a 1986 Chevy van diesel is way too old to use as a tug. But the second in command at our garage, that we've been using since the 1950s, says it should do just fine. They did the original work on it 3 years ago, got it running well enough for a couple trips across state to St Pete, and north to South Carolina for the Chattooga white water.
(This is how we've been using South End since the 1950s. Dh's dad had a plumbing shop and they serviced his fleet, as well as his and the MIL's cars. As my sis in law and DH reached driving age in the 1960s, they patronized South End also. DH moved back home after college and continued to patronize South End. The proprietor sold it to his son in 1981, when DH and I married. Now we took my car there also. After a few years the son of the original owner sold it to HIS second in command. Our children started driving in the late 80's and the 90s and THEY took their cars there. The current owner is the widow of the guy who bought it from the son. Clear now?)
Unfortunately we have no owners manual on this 1986 full Chevy Aero van. Unfortunately, the older people we bought it from were scammers, but you rise above and go on. They said the rear door locks were busted and couldn't be fixed to open the doors. We took them to the local Chevy dealership to have the locks replaced and after that we discovered it started to leak in the rain. At least it ALREADY has a trailer hitch.