October 1st, 2019 – We confirmed the seller found a new caretaker for their unique demilitarized camper. Good luck with the purchase!
And now for something completely different: how about this 1995 Stewart & Stevenson Light Military Tactical Vehicle (“LMTV”) M1079 Van converted to a custom camper we found in August 2019 in Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts (Cape Cod) where the caretaker for the past three years is currently asking $22,500 for it. The only price source we can recommend currently for these types of vehicles is GovPlanet.com, a site specializing in government surplus. Based on the prices we see there, in this example you’re paying for the completed airy and bright camper conversion. The typical drab olive and gray interior you typically find in these was stripped, primed, painted and finished with ship lap walls and Pergo flooring. The dinette shown folds down into a bed.
In the mid-90’s the U.S. Army commissioned what’s commonly known as the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (“FMTV”). This series provides a variety of vehicles based on a common chassis that by payload and mission requirements. While derived from the Austrian Steyr 12 M 18 truck, FMTVs are substantially modified to meet U.S. Army requirements, which among other things include a minimum 50 per cent U.S. content. This example is known as an M1079 Van, which means it likely served duty as a mobile office. The business end of this LMTV appears to remain stock. The seller reports that his LMTV has only 6,840 miles and everything works as it should. He goes on to state that his LMTV “runs well, shifts well. Very clean inside and out. New battery, new wipers, engine block heater. Have owned the vehicle for three years with no issues, performed regular maintenance. “
You’ll have to interview the seller to confirm the powertrain and other specifications his LMTV provides, but if you’re looking for a go-anywhere, no-frills camper that can serve as a base camp, this make for an interesting alternative. Go luck with the purchase!