And so the saga continues . . .
After a few oscillations where the alternator/charging dash light would come on, then go off again before getting our TV home so I could troubleshoot the electrical
system, the charging light came on again today while I was giving my son a driving lesson, and stayed on until we were back home. So I finally
got to do my troubleshooting and figure out what went wrong last month while Lynne and I were up in BC.
The voltage regulator -- a component of the alternator I replaced shortly after we bought the truck -- is bad. I had kinda suspected it was wonky, but needed it to fail so I could hook up a volt meter and make sure it was, in fact, the regulator and not an intermittent fault in the wiring harness somewhere.
So, after finishing my trouble shooting session, I thanked my son for breaking the truck.
Now, at last, I can fix it and feel a little more confident that our TV will make it There and Back Again
the next time we go camping.
Have you ever seen someone so happy when he tells you his tow vehicle is broken>