When we last left off, I was pretty much stranded in Rapid City, South Dakota. For some reason the seal between my NV4500 manual transmission and Lowmax 205 transfer case leaked. All the expensive special synthetic gear lube pumped its way out of the transmission until the gears simply melted. In terms of carnage, this was top-notch stuff. In terms of getting back on the road quickly and inexpensively, this wasn't going to be easy.