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LMTV 4x4 Overlanding RV (modified Army truck)


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Back on market 2/18/21 

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US military vehicle, original camo paint (CARC), equipped for cold weather
Caterpillar 3126 diesel engine; Allison 7 speed automatic transmission; 4x4
ABS; Central Tire Inflation System - driver controls tire pressure from cab
Tire-Safeguard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (shows psi & temp for each tire)
Cab has air ride for comfort; Snorkel behind driver; Turning radius 35 ft wall to wall

Rear Locker 
2:87 Gears then speedometer recalibrated by Cat
Engine flashed to 330 hp by Cat (stock was 275 hp)
Top speed was approximately 74 mph after regearing but we did not do a top speed run after increasing horsepower. 

Habitat runs on solar, generator, plug-in electric or combination using hybrid inverter.
24V Solar system professionally designed and inspected:
4 Panasonic HIT 325W solar panels = 1300W; IronRidge mounting hardware
4 Victron Super Cycle AGM batteries 12V/230AH wired for 24V*
Victron MultiPlus Charger & Hybrid Inverter, battery monitor, MPPT
Victron BMV-702 temp sensor; VE.Bus Smart Dongle
Victron app allows detailed monitoring and control from smartphone or tablet
Blue Sea: AC panels, fuse blocks, etc; 4/0 AWG

6 Military Batteries (6TAGM): 4 for chassis + 2 for habitat’s 12V
Renogy 100 Watt 12V Monocrystalline Solar Kit (brings total solar to 1400W)
Generator: Honda EU2000T1A1 model 659820 with Hour Meter/Tach added
Progressive Industries Electrical Management System HW50C w/Smart Surge Protection
RV electric plug

Could also be used as a portable solar/battery backup for home/office.
Should run your home frig/freezer/TVs/computers/etc (check specs).

60,000 BTU diesel fired heater for habitat; Blackout window shades
Nature's Head waterless composting toilet; Gray water tanks under chassis
Fresh water tanks under bottom bunk: 39 gal main + 7 gal reserve & room for MUCH more
11 gal water heater (uses solar power or military diesel fired heater)
Thermostatic mixing valve for shower faucet
Shower base: 32x34” Sterling by Kohler (small residential)
Delta SS gooseneck faucet; SS sink; Culligan whole house water filter
Norcold refrigerator; Toshiba microwave; Stone Coat (epoxy) Countertop
Induction cooktop & butane stove are portable for cooking indoors or outdoors
Froli STAR modular bed systems with adjustable head rests
Heated mattress pads; Tablet holder above top bunk
Honeywell portable air conditioner in habitat
Smoke detector; Carbon monoxide detector; Fire extinguishers in cab and habitat
Cellular signal booster (multi-band, omni antenna)

Stow N Go GlowStep (folding aluminum steps); 3M Safety Tread
Exterior storage boxes; Auxiliary fuel tank; Hella trumpet horn
Custom trailer hitch added below military pintel
Custom bicycle rack (adjustable) with winch for heavy e-bikes
Miscellaneous tools & spares included
Spare tire assembly on hydraulic arm
Cab tilts forward for engine access (hydraulic lift with manual backup)

Wireless 4 camera system with 7" monitor (cameras mounted top & bottom, front & rear)
Dash cam; Phone/tablet holder for driver (GPS use, etc.)
QDP Ceramic window tint by Global Window Films
Floor & Tunnel Shield - heat & sound insulation under cab
Diesel fired heater preheats engine & cab; electric engine heater also
Key-switch added to starter; Keys made for cab doors

The military paid $230,363 when purchased new. More expensive than most LMTVs because it’s got the 1079 “van” box, the cold weather package and it’s an A1 model with ABS, improved reliability, etc.

We purchased this truck near Fairbanks with 1359 miles on it (seller is its first civilian owner) then serviced the chassis, equipped the habitat and explored Alaska. Shipped to Seattle, drove to New Orleans then to San Diego. Currently near Phoenix, has a little over 16,000 miles. We have not had any breakdowns. Most of our overlanding was done in the desert Southwest (National Forests, BLM, State Trust Land, etc.) Truck and habitat were continually fine-tuned and maintained by experienced full-time RVers. Attention getter, great for promotional use. Delivery negotiable.

* “4 Victron Super Cycle AGM batteries 12V/230AH wired for 24V”
4 x 230 = 920AH total 12V rating, however, these are wired 24V (which is more efficient) therefore 460AH. This does not include the 4 military/chassis batteries, nor the 2 additional military batteries on the 12V solar system. 12V system runs habitat water pumps, exhaust fan, some LEDs, 12V outlets, etc. 24V system uses the hybrid inverter to run microwave, water heater, mattress warmers, electric sockets, etc.

$56,000 with everything listed/shown. If there are parts you don’t need or want, we can remove them and deduct from the price. For example, the solar systems (panels, batteries, inverter, etc) would be worth several thousand dollars for us to keep.

Edited by Jack & Donna
Description added 3/1/21
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That looks pretty cool, but I could not imagine riding in it to get to the area to head overland in it.  There is nothing comfortable about the ride in these.  

With that said we have the 6x version at worked and it was turned into a Type 3 fire engine.  It is amazing what this thing will do off road. 

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I’ve heard the LMTVs are much smoother than the old deuce and a half. I find our LMTV rides plenty smooth with the air ride cab and huge tires shrugging off potholes. We air down to cross country mode when off-road so it’s smoother than our Subaru Forester on washboard. Not “your father’s Oldsmobile” on the highway but I’ve ridden in pickup trucks that were terrible by comparison. We usually run about 70-74 psi on-road. The full 95 psi would be rough but we’re not carrying enough weight to need high pressure. 

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As long as you’ve got plenty of diesel, the 60,000 BTU military heater should handle just about anything. (No need to run truck’s engine but this heater is diesel powered with an electric fan.) We picked this truck up outside of a base in Fairbanks, Alaska. This LMTV had been special ordered for severe cold since it was presumably meant to be used in or near the Arctic Circle. 

Fresh water tanks, pump and filter are under the bottom bunk. Weak point would be the grey water system. Those tanks are outside, under the habitat and use a bilge pump. We’ve just run water through it periodically to prevent the pump from freezing. Another work around would be a simple drain hose to bucket. Hubby remembers camping with temps in the teens. I’ll ask around and see if I can get a number from veterans who have been stationed in cold places. 

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noteven - Still no reports from vets but here’s the thread where I posted your question. Lots of math and theory, if you’d like to see it. One poster mentioned a thermostat problem with his presumably stock configuration. I posted detailed photos of our modifications. 

https://www.steelsoldiers.com/threads/60-000-btu-heater-in-m1079.201451/#post-2346829

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$56,000 with everything listed/shown. If there are parts you don’t need or want, we can remove them and deduct from the price. For example, the solar systems (panels, batteries, inverter, etc) would be worth several thousand dollars for us to keep.

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