15 Oct 2019
Before starting the trip saga, I need to say that after we arrived home Halley became very ill. We took her to an animal hospital in Pensacola that was open on Sunday. She was clearly getting worse. They worked on her for 12 hours, but in the end she died from a severe pancreatitis infection. It was very unexpected, she had great last RV trip with us and was full of energy. She will be missed...a lot.
Shortly after heading north on I 65, we saw the dreaded check engine light. We stopped short of our intended first night stop and stayed at the Montgomery South RV park while we tried to figure out what to do with the check engine light. We have stayed here a number of times over the years and it still is a nice over night spot.
We called Coach net and discussed the check engine light and they consulted with Mercedes in Montgomery. Since Mercedes was unable to look at it within a time frame we were comfortable with, we decided to continue on our journey.
We found a small garage in Huntsville AL that worked on Mercedes Sprinters and arranged for them to check the computer. Turned out the code was for a fuel flow issue. I had not seen any problems with this and the mechanic did not see an issue either. We just did a service at Mercedes including the fuel filter, suspect that it was installed without filling the filter with fuel. Long story short, we are now headed for an FMCA rally with over a 1000 miles since the light. The light remains on and we will have it checked by our local Mercedes dealer on our return.