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It had been raining for several weeks. Finally there was a break in the clouds, so I made my way to the grocery store. As I pulled into the parking lot I noticed there was smoke coming from the engine. I let the 4Runner cool for a few minutes, then put my gloves on to prop open the hood – a nasty mess! I made a call to Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service, they asked a few questions to make sure I was safe. Then they wanted to know whether my truck was 4-wheel drive and dispatched a flatbed so we could tow it properly. While I was on the phone to my mechanic, the tow truck driver arrived and Good Sam ERS delivered my 4Runner to the mechanic. A few hours later, when I picked up my truck my mechanic wanted to show me something. He saved the radiator hose and was laughing while he told me that I hadn’t been the only person this had happened to. Apparently a lot of rats had been crawling into engines to warm up from the cold. Then when they get hungry, they start snacking on the radiator hose…

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