My last trip to CA treated me to 3 days broken down in Santa Cruz CA. True to the form of Santa Cruz, I was homeless since the truck was in the shop. What a treat. Basically, the Spider Joint on the rear differential was shot. I wandered the town of Santa Cruz with the dog and found that you can't really get a hotel that allows dogs in Santa Cruz. My favorite part of Santa Cruz was everything west of the low tide mark. Everything east of that tide mark must have been really cool 30 years ago.
I finally settled into my lodging in the back of my box trailer on top of life jackets. No heater neated as the trailer stayed nice in toasty from heating all day. I missed 3 solid days of work but had fun "on the road" in Santa Cruz.