Well, I made it to Arizona like I had planned. The only problem is that my Blazer didn't. My family and I left Lincoln City, Or. on a Thursday morning. I was towing a 20 foot cargo trailer. Most of our belongings were on it. We made it to Roseburg Or. by about 8 p.m. When we passed a small town called Canyonville we started up an incline. About 3/4 of the way up my truck started losing speed and gaining r.p.m.'s. I pulled off to the side of the road. When the truck came to a stop, there was a large cloud of white smoke that rolled out from under the truck. I got out and looked under the truck and saw that tranny fluid was dripping from just about everything. I went around to the passenger side of the vehicle and looked under and saw a chunk of flaming material drop out of the engine compartment area. The tranny had blown fluid all over the hot exhaust manifold. Before I knew it we were scrambling to get my kids out of the truck. We sat on the side of the road for about ten minutes trying to flag down just one of the many cars cruising by. By this time flames were rolling out from under the hood. After about ten minutes a truck driver stopped and tried to put out the fire. It was too late for that. The fire was too big. We shut the hood and he called the local authorities. After a couple more minutes a radiator hose burst and put the fire out. We ended up staying in Canyonville for a couple of days, before I could rent a Uhaul and continue. Here is the moral of the story. I hope some of you can learn from my mistakes, so that you won't lose your trucks. Number 1, always carry a fire extinguisher. If I had been carrying one I could have put out the fire before it got too big. Number 2, don't put too much faith in your 700r4 trannies. Mine had been rebuilt about 8 months prior to this incident. It had a stage 2 shift kit, and a B&M cooler that was rated for 28,000 pounds. I have heard bad things in the past about 700's but I didn't want to believe them. I'm afraid that I have to believe them now. Finally, if you can try to make sure that your truck is insured for the proper amount. Mine was an 85, with a 4 inch lift, 3/4 ton running gear. It had a custom stereo system, C.B., Grant steering wheel, ect. My insurance company felt that the truck was only worth $3400. Does anyone know of a Blazer like that for $3400? Anyway, we made it to Kingman Az. I am grateful for that. I have no regrets about owning my truck. In the six years that I owned it that was the only time that it left me on the side of the road. I hope to be back in the Blazer market sometime soon. Thanks for listening.