So the guy from the RV park recommended a local mechanic. He's not even on the map yet, he's so new, but it seems he gets all the business in the area, because he's good. He spent years as a well-paid Ford technician before he left because Ford was making him cut corners he wasn't happy with. He took with him another guy who spent 20 years as a Ford diesel technician. So, yeah, these are the guys who will be working on my truck. At least they're qualified! I'll take the truck in in a couple days when they get the parts in.
In the meantime, I headed down to Texas pizza chain DoubleDave's. It was pretty good stuff! The breadsticks were very tasty, and the pizza tasted a lot like the way my Mom made pizza.