Day 834: Cumberland Island NS, Overnighting at a Car Dealership

Today we left Walmart and drove to the town of Saint Marys, Georgia, home of the visitor center for Cumberland Island National Seashore:



The kids worked quite a bit with the ranger to complete their Junior Ranger workbooks and receive their badges:





The truck’s check engine light came on, so we stopped at Bennett Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Kingsland, Georgia to have the ODB2 codes read.  Turns out we have error code P020EE, which indicates a serious failure in the DEF system.  Unfortunately, we are at 37,000 miles, just outside of the truck’s 36 month / 36,000 mile warranty.  Thankfully, there’s something called Dealer Goodwill, through which a dealer can, at their discretion, get Dodge to largely pay for a repair if the vehicle is less than 2 years and 20,000 miles outside of warranty, with a coverage ceiling of $2000 for the repair.  The dealer is opting to “goodwill” this repair, as this failure is well known and common for this model and year of truck, so instead of paying $2000ish to replace most of the DEF system, we will only have to pay $200.

Since the parts won’t be here until tomorrow, we asked if we could overnight on-site.  We were pointed to this location in the lot:


Trish realized she needs to put the brakes on her new hobby, crocheting, before things get even more out of hand:


Goodnight from Bennett Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Kingsland, Georgia:


See the trip map for today’s drive and our current location.

Day 833: Fort Frederica National Monument
Day 835: Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

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