The morning we were ready to hit the road to the coast, we had a little bit of a problem. The dealer I purchased the van from replaced all the lines, but failed to tighten the line for the coolant to the radiator. As we made our way out, the engine started to smoke inside the cab, smelling of burnt coolant fluid. The entire coolant tank of 21 liters had leaked out. Before we even made it out of Portland, I found myself becoming very familiar with the engine. After a couple hours refilling and making sure everything was fine, we eventually made it back on the road west.
Hoping for the best, but being prepared for the worst, became a very real thing at that point.
With our spirits still high, we hit the road!