As Monique reported in earlier posts, our dinghy (1974 VW Beetle) broke down in his maiden voyage out with us. He (Herbie) actually made it 100 yards away from the camper and stopped! Since we were not far from home, we stopped by our house and dropped him off and continued on our way without the car.
Now that we are home, I took my last vacation day to figure out what is wrong. Turns out the fuel pump was bad. The parts came to a whopping $45 (and that was an upgraded pump!). It took about an hour to replace the fuel pump and the engine fired right up. Say what you want about Beetles but the parts are cheap, they are easy to fix, and they are pretty dadgum reliable!