fatbikerjoe

LMTV as a beach buggy

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Curious if anyone has purchased a LMTV from one of the online brokers from govplanet.com or one of the others and then refurbished it to be the ultimate camping/ surf casting buggy?  I know the initial cost can be deceptively low and then rapidly increase due to the mechanical condition of the vehicles.  Definitely not for the faint of heart but when finished they can conquer anything!  Somewhere on youtube a guy converted a Unimog but those are even more expensive and much harder to obtain.

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I was curious too so looked it up. 

 

Light Medium Tactical Vehicle

Seems like overkill to me but it's 4x4 so don't see why it wouldn't work

Image result for lmtv

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I've seen someone on the beach with a deuce and a half with a camper trailer with the axles removed and mounted on the frame of the truck.  It's pretty nice. I would imagine the same could be done with a LMTV.

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14 hours ago, SeaZen 21 said:

I was curious too so looked it up. 

 

Light Medium Tactical Vehicle

Seems like overkill to me but it's 4x4 so don't see why it wouldn't work

Image result for lmtv

Thing looks like it gets 1 mpg. By the time you put in

the cost to get that where u want, u could probably

buy a house at the beach. :)

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6 hours ago, lag1996 said:

That sure would make an awesome beach buggy!

Very cool toy.

1 hour ago, yosco said:

Thing looks like it gets 1 mpg. By the time you put in

the cost to get that where u want, u could probably

buy a house at the beach. :)

Agree.

Love the ground clearance.

Couldn't imagine how that would cost. i'd certanly want AC in cab and back & some sort oh head.

JD

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54 mins ago, Too Close said:

I'd love to put some rod holders on mine but salt is like kryptonite for an army truck.

Maybe just a few trips.

 

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Is that electric?:)  Just curious. What are the 1/4 pie

plates on the rims?

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Those tires would not be acceptable in NYS for legal beach driving. There is a maximum size, though I forget what it is.  Otherwise, sure, a cool idea.  A GREAT machine for Padre Island Nat'l Seashore in Texas .... if acceptable under Federal rules, and I'd bet that it isn't.

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What is the rationale on a restriction on tire size? The bigger the better, no? 

I'd bet bigger tires make less a mess than small inadequate tires.

 

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17 hours ago, Too Close said:

What is the rationale on a restriction on tire size? The bigger the better, no? 

I'd bet bigger tires make less a mess than small inadequate tires.

 

NYS says max is a 32" but nobody checks anything anymore.  Years ago, when they actually did check the req. items, I had 35's on my truck but convinced them that they were 32" when I aired down.  Rationale? we're talking NYS, nothings rational.

 

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