No van until at least Monday. Got the call Friday afternoon-need to order the alternator. Say what? WTF General Motors does not stock alternators? Ah you say-but yours is a high amp output alternator-BS they are in all 3500 Chevy vans.
Remember the days when you would take off the bad generator and re-build it in two hours? File points on a voltage regulator, set the points with a pack of book matches. I digress. Life was good with the 53 Chevy pick-up. Today they have a hand held computer to check the code for why my "check engine" light is on in my 2002 Chevy pick-up. When they could not determine the cause they just cleared the computer. Came back on three days later, and has been on now for the last 8 months.
Well I always say "Don't let the Bast.... get you down" so back to the woods I go. Threw the tent, sleeping bag, cooler,grill, toolbox, and anything else I thought I might need in the pick-up and off I go.
See ya Monday