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    Default MTVR RECOVERY from Yermo cali to Georgia

    Just purchased a solid running MTVR from gov planet, once the EUC clears Iíll be east bound and down nothing but tail lights... hopefully.

    I need advise, Iím familiar with the basics of recovery, and managed to get my M923A2 home 870 miles from Houston when it hadnít been on the road in 4+ years with great luck, with that said, what are some challenges an mtvr might present? I have a CDL and clear to drive

    I called gov planet and they told me ďyou are not allowed to drive the truck offsiteĒ, whatís your experience? Will they actually allow it, and if they wonít, who is in the AO and can tow bar me just outside to where I can drive away into the sunset?

    Advise on routes to take?
    Who is along the way to help

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    Wanted: 900 series hard top, RT-524, (1) front ctis wheel valve

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    Stick with i40. Get with silverstate 55. If you can get it to his place In cedar city UT maybe run thru it and go over everything. Remember you will have a time finding parts for anything till we can get a manual to cross reference anything. More members and help along i40 unlike I 10 or i20. Long haul back. Plan on it being around Christmas before the Euc clears. And.gov planet depends on the yard and the staff I have driven 915s off their lot and tower trailers home.

    Few members in Albaquerque. Royalflush is in western OK. Tin star is near OKC. Then you are close enough to me after that.

    Member there in SLC is selling some spare tires and wheels for an MTVR. Could get them for a decent price and shipped down to silverstate55s place you have a spare or two.
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    Eli,
    If you can't line up a tow, ask what there policy is on Marine Corps Civilians with a Government Issued MTVR License is. I just so happen to possess one for my job aboard MCLB Albany.

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    I just bought one too and am waiting on my EUC. I'm about 90 miles from Yermo and can help if you need. I have a few spare rims and tires along with a filter maintenance kit. I haven't bought a vehicle from Yermo in the past few years but for other items the employees will bring the item out to the street as you are not allowed into the yard. Once you pick it up there are a couple dirt lots that are close and you can pull over and do a pre trip. I would bring fuel with you. All the trucks I've see our almost out of diesel and the closest station is several miles away.

    Worst case is see if they'll allow for it to be flat towed, or I have a M322 trailer.
    MK23 7 ton
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    Quote Originally Posted by simp5782 View Post
    Stick with i40. Get with silverstate 55. If you can get it to his place In cedar city UT maybe run thru it and go over everything. Remember you will have a time finding parts for anything till we can get a manual to cross reference anything. More members and help along i40 unlike I 10 or i20. Long haul back. Plan on it being around Christmas before the Euc clears. And.gov planet depends on the yard and the staff I have driven 915s off their lot and tower trailers home.

    Few members in Albaquerque. Royalflush is in western OK. Tin star is near OKC. Then you are close enough to me after that.

    Member there in SLC is selling some spare tires and wheels for an MTVR. Could get them for a decent price and shipped down to silverstate55s place you have a spare or two.
    Thanks for the info! Good advise


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    Quote Originally Posted by sandcobra164 View Post
    Eli,
    If you can't line up a tow, ask what there policy is on Marine Corps Civilians with a Government Issued MTVR License is. I just so happen to possess one for my job aboard MCLB Albany.

    Joseph
    Iíll definitely ask about it!
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    1990 M923a2, super singles, soft top, fuel turned up
    Wanted: 900 series hard top, RT-524, (1) front ctis wheel valve

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAdams View Post
    I just bought one too and am waiting on my EUC. I'm about 90 miles from Yermo and can help if you need. I have a few spare rims and tires along with a filter maintenance kit. I haven't bought a vehicle from Yermo in the past few years but for other items the employees will bring the item out to the street as you are not allowed into the yard. Once you pick it up there are a couple dirt lots that are close and you can pull over and do a pre trip. I would bring fuel with you. All the trucks I've see our almost out of diesel and the closest station is several miles away.

    Worst case is see if they'll allow for it to be flat towed, or I have a M322 trailer.
    Awesome! Welcome to the 7 ton club, what does the filter kit consist of? Iíd like to have a spare tire and wheel. Unfortunately mine is low on fuel too
    1974 AMG M35a2 Wo/Winch, Spin ons, White LDT & Whistler, G177's, H1 seat, LEDs, previously a Georgia DOT truck

    1990 M923a2, super singles, soft top, fuel turned up
    Wanted: 900 series hard top, RT-524, (1) front ctis wheel valve

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    The mk23 on the m322 creates too much tongue weight and a 5 ton without mods wouldnt like it. At all. Flat towing would be best together.

    If you break down this time Eli I will come rescue you again ha
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    1984 AM General XM923A4 ( Big Cam III NTC-400, HT4B turbo, Intercooled, #10 button, Dual fuel Line setup - MRAP Aluminum Radiator - 7" Ram Air Intake system - Dual 115 gallon tanks - Air Conditioning - 145amp alternator - Puradyn Oil Bypass system, CAT 7155 16speed transmission, riding on 16.00 AT-3s on HEMTT wheels. )
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    Yea having a spare is a must. Local tire shop isn't going to have a 16.00. The filter kit is every filter on the truck including the air dryer and after cooler for the dryer.

    The M322 will get him far enough away from the yard and out of site from the employee. Definitely not a option for a long haul especially with the hills around here.
    MK23 7 ton
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    food for thought that the mtvr take different tow bar feet. They were on ebay periodically as no one wanted them.... Several sets available very reasonable! I am not the seller just sharing intel for those who are joining the 7 ton club. (Yes, I am officially jealous )

    All the best with the beast!
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