We arrived here on Saturday evening. This is a very quiet park, out in the country 45 miles west of Sioux Falls one mile from I-90. The photos below show why the park is named Dakota Sunsets.
When I started to disconnect our Jeep Cherokee from the tow bar, it had a dead/bad battery (five years old). Jump starting did not work because the electronics in the car had lost it's mind or so it seemed. A nice neighbor took me to Mitchell for not just any battery but a $244.00 battery made for this car. No more $79.00 batteries for our car. It would still not run so on Sunday I located my cheap plugin code reader. I cleared out error codes and it finally started and seems OK again. That avoided a trip to a Jeep dealer in Mitchell.
|This car was almost on fire (by me) when it got stupid after the dead |
battery. It acted similar to this in North Carolina three years ago.
That time it went to a dealer for about eight days.
Now I know how to fix it myself.
|The park is not large, it has about sixty four sites.|
|A regular sunset west of the park.|
|A storm is heading our way. It moved south of us.|
|Hundreds of grain cars set on a railroad siding, waiting for fall harvest.|
|I have never seen this fuel but South Dakota is mostly farm fields |
raising grain. That is 70% ethanol on the left, 55% on the right pump.
Not in my car!