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LMTV 4x4 Overlanding RV (modified Army truck)


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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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