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    FMTV High Speed Gears

    We had 2.87 gears and rear soft locker installed by Joe at MTP Drivetrain Services in Many, Louisiana. Phone number sent by PM. At the time (November 2017), it sounded like we bought his last set of 2.87. MTP does (did?) work for the military so he may have more 2.87 gears by now.
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    FMTV High Speed Gears

    We had 2:87 chunks and a rear locker installed by Joe at MTP in Many, LA on our 2000 M1079A1 LMTV in November 2017. Joe indicated that he did not usually carry 2:87 gears. He probably doesn’t have any more. After that, with our stock engine (1999 275 hp 3126), max speed was around 74 mph...
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    Another fuel issue

    One more. https://www.justanswer.com/heavy-equipment/2jlfb-topkick-3116-cat-truck-loses-prime.html
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    Another fuel issue

    Found this, might be worth a shot. http://www.topix.com/forum/com/cat/TF5L1DPU9GI3DBO1O/cat-3116-engine-fuel-filter-runs-dry-and-engine-st
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    Overland Expo, West.. Who's going???

    Not sure we’ll make it so we haven’t ordered tickets. No sales at gate so we asked about last minute online sales. “Yes, you may buy them as late as the day before arrival. If you purchase the day of, it may not have time to import into the system and there may be a small hiccup at check-in...
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    Need LMTV assistance in Fairbanks, Alaska

    Looking for a front differential yoke. Would my 2000 M1079A1 use the same part number as below? Anybody know a civilian cross-reference? Item, SMR code, CAGE C, Part Number, Description and Usable On Code (UOC): 20 KFFZZ 78500 A-3260-G-111 YOKE, UNIVERSAL JOIN INTERMEDIATE 1 from TM...
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    Must hold "MODE" button to move

    Like many full-time RVers, we use Texas for our legal residence. They have no state income tax and are very RV friendly (can renew driver's license online, absentee voting by mail, etc.) Escapees, the national organization for full-time RVers, is headquartered in Texas for this reason. Our mail...
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    Need LMTV assistance in Fairbanks, Alaska

    Regarding that beer ... We're sending a semi! A BIG thanks to all.
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    Need LMTV assistance in Fairbanks, Alaska

    Baradium: Pickup date moved to May 18th. We'll likely spend the summer in Alaska and plan to stay in Fairbanks as long as needed. My sister-in-law just graduated from MTSU. We've used their RV park. BKubu: We were full-time RVers for ten years. Sold our previous motorhome last summer. This...
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    Need LMTV assistance in Fairbanks, Alaska

    We phoned the GP inspector who checked the truck. He said press once, do not hold then went into detail as to why he thought replacing the front driveshaft would solve the problem. I didn't ask who typed the listing. I really appreciated the GP rep taking time to answer our many questions...
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    Must hold "MODE" button to move

    Coachgeo: We'll take it to a shop in Fairbanks to get it looked over and change the fluids and filters. I'd sure like to hear the history on this truck. Not just the driveshaft story but why does it only have 1359 miles? And how in the world could it have cost Uncle Sam $230,363? That's WAY more...
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    Must hold "MODE" button to move

    Suprman: I found a SS sticky note saying don’t start insurance threads so I won’t. I don’t want to upset the moderator but, if allowed, this might save someone several hours of research and calling: RV insurance was our first choice since it will be converted to a rather plush overlanding...
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    Must hold "MODE" button to move

    UPDATE: We talked to the GP inspector in Alaska (very nice guy, BTW). He said the "mode" button does not have to be held down, just pressed once. He thinks the truck is in good shape and will probably be fine once the front driveshaft is reinstalled. We are having tremendous grief getting...
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    Need LMTV assistance in Fairbanks, Alaska

    He said he had to press, not hold, the mode button. Must have been a misprint on the website.
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    Need LMTV assistance in Fairbanks, Alaska

    We talked to the GP inspector (a super nice, helpful guy). He said the truck is in great shape and probably just needs the front drive shaft reinstalled. We're flying in so won't have many tools. We want to change filters and fluids so will take it to a local shop. Thanks for the offer snotrac...
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