Many of you know that I have continued problems with my 2007 Sunsport 22 check engine light. I thought the problem was finally resolved, but over the weekend, it resurfaced. I am pretty sure it is a false alarm, but I am going to play it safe and bring it back to the dealer. I really wish Indmar will resolve this problem. This issue is going on almost three years! My dealer always takes my boat immediately and has been great to work with. The problem lies that the check engine light does not throw any codes when he hooks up the computer.
To make matters worse, on the drive home Monday (towing my boat), I lost all gears but first and second. This is a great feeling when you are in the middle of no where, with your family, luggage, boards, and a 85 lb Alaskan Malamute puppy! I have never had a transmission failure on a truck (or car), especially one that has only 22k miles on it. I purchased the truck specifically to pull my boat. And I think I purchased more than I need, a 2007 Silverado 1500 LTZ with the 6.0 Vortex Max V8 with the Max tow package (bigger brakes, tranny cooler, and other stuff).
I ended up limping about 15 miles to the nearest Chevy dealership right off the freeway. I spoke with dealer this afternoon and he told me that the 1500 is not designed for towing. What? I requested clarification, and was told that I need at least a 2500 to tow. (Even though my truck is rated to tow 10500 lbs.) I think he wants me to buy a new truck!
Now the real problem, I am 130 or so miles from home with my family, large dog, three wakeboards, and luggage. Oh, yeah, I have a wake boat too! It is Labor day, and I am in a small Southern Town. Where am I going to rent a vehicle to get the family home! (Actually the family can wait, I want to get the boat home.)
Someone was looking out for me! A good friend happened to exit at the same exit and saw my troubles. He was able to tow my boat home along with everything else! I owe him big time!!!!!