M1010 Fully Self Contained, Long Range Expedition Vehicle

JG Sky Soldier

New member
Decatur, AL
I know over the years a number of people have upgraded the M1010 for various levels
of camping.... I thought I would share mine.....

Hope you enjoy.... Thanks, John Gentry


M1010 Long Range Expedition Vehicle Specifications

OVERVIEW: This Is An Ungraded, Fully Self Contained, Long Range Expedition Vehicle

VEHICLE:M1010 Chevrolet CUCV, 5/4 Ton, 4x4, Mileage 15,000
ENGINE:Diesel, 6.2L V8, J Series
TRANSMISSION:TH400, Three Speed Auto.
TRANSFER CASE:NP 208, High / Low Range
FRONT AXLE:Dana 60, 3:73 Ratio
REAR AXLE:GM, Corp 14 Bolt, Detroit Locker, 3:73 Ratio, 10,000Lb
TIRES:245-19.5R 14 Ply, On-Off Road 4,800Lb Capacity Each
WHEELS:Severe Duty Alum, 19.5”, 5,000Lb Capacity Each
FUEL:Diesel, 50 Gal Total, Dual 20 Gal Tanks, Plus Two 5Gal Cans
CAB:Insulated / Sound Deading, Carpeted, Radio, Air Conditioning , Fixed GPS W External Antenna, Back Up Camera… CB Radio, Computer Stand
INSTRUMENTS:Digital Gauges, Oil Press, Water Temp, 12 V Volt Meter
BODY:All Alum: Additional Insulation, Full Kitchen, Sink, 1,500 Watt Microwave, 36” Escape Window / Hatch Pass Side, Plus dual 14” Roof Vent Hatches, Roof Mounted 110V Heat Pump, Engine Driven Air Conditioning
ELECTRICAL:12 Volt, 160 Amp Leece-Neville…Alternator
28 Volt, 100 Amp Leece-Neville…Alternator
110 Volt, Twin 2,500 Bank Inverter,
Total 5,000 Amp Continuous /10,000 Amp Surge…
RV 30 Amp Converter, With 110V / 12 Volt Distribution Panel
Transfer Switch, Path For Shore Or Inverter Power
SOLAR:200 Watt / Dual Solar Panels… One Hard Mounted, One Portable
Solar Controller – Blue Sky 3000SI
BATTERIES:(5) Five 110 Amp Each, Wet Deep Discharge
TV:Flat Screen w/DVD Player
FRESH WATER:53 Gal Total, 42 Gal Tank, 6 Gal Hot Water Heater, Plus 5 Gal Water Can… 3.8 Gal/ Min Water Pump
GRAY WATER:30 Gal Holding Tank With HD Fiber Glass Protective Shield (Dual Anti-Freeze Heaters)…
BLACK WATER:10 Gal Holding Tank With Anti-Freeze Heater
LP SYSTEM:16K BTU Forced Air Furnace, 6 Gal Hot Water Heater, Dual Burner Top Stove, Refrigerator
REFRIGERATOR:2.3 Cu Ft, 3-Way (12 Volt, 110 Volt, LP Gas
TOILET / SHOWER:Combination unit
SATELLITE SYSTEM:Pathway X1, Auto Tracking, Telescoping Mast
MISCELLANEOUS:Roof Mounted Storage
Rear Roof Ladder
Additional Body Mounted Storage Boxes
Front Overhead Rack W/ Emergency Generator
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Talk to me about those front fender flares - why and how much trimming? Tire size/lift now (245/65?70?75 R 19.5...)? And did you upgrade the rear axle? 14 bolt10.5" are usually only rated to 7500# The 10,000# CUCV axle is the D70HD on the M1028 A2/A3 dually
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Winchester, VA
That's great! Super job. I especially like the extra tool boxes / storage areas that were added along the lower part of the box. A sink and a 2 burner stove too. Really hope you post some more pictures sometime. Thanks for sharing.
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