I left our home here Sat. to go back to ND to oversee some business interests up there. Figured I'd be there til Thanksgiving, and then I'm done for the year. SOOOO, the Kats and I get in my '981/2 Dodge 3500 and head out. This truck has 250k on her but has been very well maintained and has never let me down. Til Sat. Just as the Kats (I travel with two cats that I swore I would never get attached to, but that's another story) and I are pulling into Memphis the tranny locks up. At a stop light. Can't move... Bloody hell! this truck never breaks down. After sitting through two stop light cycles, a young buck in a delivery truck offered to push me out of the way. Long story short, got us towed to a motel. Called Wifeypoo(she wasn't impressed) walked across the street and bought two cans of tuna, Arby's and a sixer for supper.. Early next morning I got up and took the shifter off the tranny. I was able to get it "unlocked" and drove it around the parking lot until I was comfortable I could limp it home. Loaded the Boys up and headed back to 'Bama. Got in with no problems and pulled the truck into the shop. By 14:00 Monday had the tranny/transfer out, and then the clutch which was in a number of pieces. By suppertime all was right and I finished up Tues morning. Headed back up tomorrow. But ya just never know. While this truck is older, I have always fixed anything that was worn as soon as it was noticed. This came outta nowhere, but it still broke down. Would've really sucked if it was loaded down and we were bailing for a SHTF. Mechanical things WILL break, and never at a good time..