Hot engine and brake problems.
We went to the Texas Renaissance Festival this past weekend.
On our way home, Ken (hubby) was saying that the trailer brake felt like it wasn't working or not working properly. Also, the lights on top of the trailer wouldn't come on when the headlights were on on the truck. We believe this to be a wiring issue.
Also, about a third of the way home, the engine temperature gauge in the truck said the engine was getting way too hot. So we turned off the a/c, rolled down the windows, and turned on the heater to get heat off the engine. The temp went down really quickly. When we could stop, we popped the hood and had a look around. The radiator cap was not unusually warm, plenty of fluid in it. The engine coolant was full. We turned the a/c back on and there was instant heat coming of the thingy in the front of the engine. (sorry, don't know what it's called) When we turned the a/c off, it instantly cooled. So we figured it was the a/c and went on about our business. A little while down the road, and the temp goes really high again. Again we turned on the heater to let heat off the engine, and again we stopped when we could. The engine was just really hot. No idea why. It's going into the mechanic tomorrow. Just wanted to stop in here first and see if you guys have any ideas.
2005 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4
2007 Rockwood Signature Ultralite, 31'