Apocalyptic Accessibility: 1994 Stewart & Stevenson LMTV M1078 – Sold?

by | Apr 2023 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Truckin Tuesday

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May 9, 2023, Update – While this “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s history, we suspect it may not actually be sold yet.  For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for an updated listing. In the interim, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

April 4, 2023 Update – The private sellers of this unique Steward & Stevenson M1079 Overlanding rig just replaced their fourth expired Craigslist ad with a fresh listing.  While the pictures and description remain the same, this time around the sellers elected to reduce the asking price by ten thousand dollars to land at $160,000.

March 5, 2023 Update – The sellers of this M1079 Overlanding rig replaced their third listing with a fresh Craigslist ad.  Everything in it, including the $170,000 asking price, remains the same.

January 31, 2023 Update – The sellers of this unique Overlanding rig replaced their about-to-expire second listing with a third Craigslist ad. The description, pictures, and asking price all remain the same.

January 1, 2023 Update – The sellers of this unique Overalnding rig replaced their about-to-expire existing listing with a fresh Craigslist ad. The description, pictures, and asking price all remain the same.

Whether you’re preparing to survive the Zombie Apocolypse or want a very capable off-road RV, you can camp, hunt, and fish off the grid with, you would be hard-pressed to find a more capable rig than a former Stewart and Stevenson LMTV military-grade 4×4 converted for civilian duty.

This 1994 Steward and Stevenson M1079 LMTV RV for sale, first spotted on Craigslist in December 2o22 in Bozeman, Montana, appears to be a well-sorted and very well-maintained example featuring an excellent camping layout that you can use effectively for “Boondoogling,” which is RV-speak for having the ability to camp without the need for electrical or water hookups.

Last offered for $160,000 (the original ask was $170,000), the only price source we can recommend for these types of vehicles is GovPlanet.com, a site specializing in government surplus.  Based on the prices we see there, you’re paying for the completed and thoroughly tested camper conversion in this example.

In the mid-’90s 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 of 50 percent U.S. content.  This example is known as an M1078 Stake Bed truck, which means it originally hauled stuff before receiving the Command Center box conversion.”

The Expedition Nugget YouTube Channel features the sellers of this unique RV build taking you through the upgrades and the cost of what they now have for sale:

The combination of the seller’s detailed description with the extensive YouTube videos documenting the build and use of this 1994 Steward and Stevenson M1078 LMTV for sale has us convinced this is a well-sorted RV ready to go anywhere.

Here’s the seller’s very detailed description:

“Ready for four season adventure? This truck is fully built for extended off-grid travel, even in negative temps. The ultimate ski/surf/bike trip rig!For sale/trade/OBO is our expedition vehicle. We built this truck from bare bones and have lived in it for over a year, including last winter in Montana with extreme cold.

We are open to offers and partial trades for a full-size diesel pickup.

The truck is a 2.5 ton 1994 LMTV M1078, manufactured by Stewart and Stevenson for the United States Military. This truck has 4WD and 17,000 miles. This truck is well-maintained and thoroughly checked before, during, and after every trip. All maintenance is logged/noted. Here are the details…

Truck:
Cat 3116 6.6 liter diesel engine
Automatic W-tec II Alison transmission
Full time 4WD, 30/70 with 50/50 mode
Dana differential locker in rear
Arduino CTIS (Central Tire Inflation System), which means you can inflate and deflate the tires from the dash
Pacbrake exhaust brake
Upgraded 210 amp alternator
310 horsepower tune
AC in cab
Zero torsion subframe
Sound deadening and insulation
Stereo with Apple carplay
Custom roof rack with storage boxes
Upgraded 3.07 highway gears (gives a max speed of 74mph)
Webasto hydronic engine heater
1500 watt block heater
New pinion seals in front and rear
Rebuilt and serviced all 4 CTIS seals in hubs
New U joints
Custom exhaust system
Custom air intake
25,000 lumens in off road lights
GMRS/VHF and CB radios
Full siren and PA system
Custom train horn
4 point camera system with DVR
Custom aircraft joystick with camera controls and to control engine braking
Exterior storage boxes
Sherpa 25000 lbs winches, front one needs to be rebuilt
2.5 inch receiver hitch in front and rear
Custom crane on roof rack to lift heavier items
Custom storage rack in cab to hold Pelican cases
200 AH battery in cab (seperate from starting and house batteries) to power lights and cab accessories
Cab is wired for solar
1000W inverter in cab
Two external 15 lb propane tank storage
Custom brush guard for solar panels and vents
Hydraulic system is fully functioning
Raptor liner paint job

Camper:
Fully built out for extended offgrid travel
Welded aluminium interior frame
Heavily insulated camper shell
100 gallon freshwater storage
Chinese diesel heater
3 burner propane stove with oven
700 watts of solar with 60 amp controller (Victron)
600 AH battery bank (Renogy)
3000 watt pure sine inverter/charger (Renogy)
2 Dometic fantastic fans
Simarine tank, power, and temperature monitoring system
Isotherm 200 liter fridge and freezer
Composting toilet with 5 gallon yellow tank
5.5 GPM water pump with XL accumulator tank
0.5 micron water filtration system
Indoor and outdoor shower
4000 watt gas generator
Furrion tankless on demand hot water heater
ArcticTern windows and bear proof door
Dinette that seats 4
Ample storage
Smart TV on swivel
Double bed
Tank and pipe heating
Weboost cell phone signal booster
Smart mini router
Large storage for multiple bikes and gear inside of camper
Crane and side door to lift bikes and heavy items into a camper

Please feel free to reach out for any additional information and with any questions.

Show or go: What would you do with this unique Steward & Stevenson camper?  Please comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. Steve

    Getting ready for WWIII.

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