Oh, another minor issue, with a good ending.
Scott on a hunch checked his drain plug on his rear differential. It was hanging on by about two threads. This is a real familiar event to me on this trail! I didn't catch mine in time last November and had some trail cleanup to do. Scott's wasn't leaking - the threads were boogered - but it was possible to force the plug back in and seat it fully with no other issues once we cleaned up the head so an allen would fit.
I'm gonna put my drain plug tap in the truck toolbox I think. Could come in handy.
Rocks make excellent jackstands:
Scott wasn't sure he wanted to be Chili-infused with a small bash plate and extended drain plug protector.
It is now on the top of his must-have list.
Hafta break out the bandsaw and welder and make his rear axle Chiliated.