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    Hello all. I would like to buy a M1078. When I look on govplanet.com there are several of them for sale on their auction (close enough to drive home to North Florida). None of them start for their simple inspection.

    I would like to hire a mechanic to check out a couple of these vehicles. Someone capable of attempting to jump start them and testing them. But, how can I find this person? I've talked to govplanet.com and they don't offer that service.

    If I've posted this in the wrong place, would a moderator move it?
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    Good luck getting them to let you do that. It's hard enough scheduling a simple inspection let alone a complete review of the vehicle. If GP can't get it started then likely there is more wrong than the batteries being dead and someone casually looking over the vehicle isn't likely to find the problem either unless they are very familiar with FMTVs and know what to specifically look for and are permitted the time to find it.

    Your best bet would be to find one already titled and for sale in your area. Chances are you'll pay less in the long run than fighting with GP over titles, taxes, etc. and can take the time to look over the vehicle before you buy it. It used to be prices were decent enough that taking a gamble on the auctions were worth it. The way the prices are now (even the starting bids) preclude a person from doing that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkcoen View Post

    Your best bet would be to find one already titled and for sale in your area. Chances are you'll pay less in the long run than fighting with GP over titles, taxes, etc. and can take the time to look over the vehicle before you buy it. It used to be prices were decent enough that taking a gamble on the auctions were worth it. The way the prices are now (even the starting bids) preclude a person from doing that.
    I agree, if you can find a private sale that would be the best bet. Something is going on with these auction sites and they are taking the fun out of bidding for something that is a want and not a need.
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    There's a "Vehicles Wanted" section in the classifieds.

    http://www.steelsoldiers.com/forumdi...ehicles-wanted
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    This is very interesting. I assumed they never even put jumper cables on a truck. If it's batteries wouldn't start it up they just said wouldn't start.

    Are you saying they use jumper cables during the inspection? So if it won't start it has a serious problem?

    Any ideas where I can find a M1078 to buy?
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    You never know. Gotta be brave and buy one at auction.

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    In my case I would have to drive the truck home, so it has to start and run.

    I can't jump 24volts from my Dodge Cummins pick up. I don't have military jumper cables and if I did, my truck doesn't accept them of course.

    How does somebody look at an auction truck and try to jump start it? What equipment would I need?
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    You would have to pay to have a non runner hauled. Even a runner you would want to go thru all fluids and full safety check before trying to drive it any distance.

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