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Re: Your BOV?

Postby PipeHitter808 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:52 pm

Yukon XL 2500. My daily driver.
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Re: Your BOV?

Postby bane5150 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:42 pm

I like the idea of used forestry vehicles...There made to go through alot.
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Re: Your BOV?

Postby gc_mountainman » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:29 pm

Howdy All,

Here a few pics of the cargo organizer I built for my 1998 Chevy Tahoe. This is more of a sleeper BOV than an obvious one. No jerry can holders or extreme roof rack. Not that I don't want those things, but right now I need my vehicle to blend in. I have taken flat black paint to all the chrome parts on the exterior, but aside from that minor paint job, this is a stock Tahoe.

Having said that, I still have a Hi-Lift 48" jack, jumper cables, tow straps, first aid kit and small fire extinguisher, but the all hide inside and out of sight. I also use the included cargo cover over top of my cargo organizer to keep curious eyes away from my gear. I also try to keep a get home bag and winter survival gear - just incase.

Hope this gives some of you an idea for keeping your gear with you and out of sight of the bad guys.

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Re: Your BOV?

Postby PipeHitter808 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:11 pm

Looks good! I just keep my stuff in mobile pelican boxes on rollers.
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Re: Your BOV?

Postby AuntBee » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:53 pm

I have a 2007 Camry. I am thinking of buying a vehicle better suited to surviving an EMP. Any suggestions? There are new cars w/diesel options, but they are also stuffed with electronics. Also, is it better to get manual shift?

P.S. That is a great cargo organizer!
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Re: Your BOV?

Postby PipeHitter808 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:39 pm

Look at a cummins diesel extended cab dodge ram? Maybe a 95-01 model is a good cheaper diesel truck.

Diesel IMO is always best for reliability in my experience. A lot is just budget though, my ideal perfect vehicle has cost me just over 45,000 after parts upgrades diesel swap and new trans etc.
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Re: Your BOV?

Postby HDMM » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:05 pm

IAPatriot35Z wrote:Bought a M1028 and mounted an S250 Shelter on it, also have a M101A2 trailer to pull behind it. Wife will drive a M1008. Both are diesel powered and parts are interchangeable between the two trucks. Stocking up on milsurplus fuel cans at every auction I can find. Building up an inventory of spare parts to keep on hand. The shelter is being set up for survival/camping/travel. If you see us on the road just wave.


Great choices! :thumbup:
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Re: Your BOV?

Postby AuntBee » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:15 pm

PipeHitter808 wrote:Look at a cummins diesel extended cab dodge ram? Maybe a 95-01 model is a good cheaper diesel truck.

Diesel IMO is always best for reliability in my experience. A lot is just budget though, my ideal perfect vehicle has cost me just over 45,000 after parts upgrades diesel swap and new trans etc.



Thank you! I took a quick look at it and will look into it more, and see what's available locally. :)
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Re: Your BOV?

Postby HDMM » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:22 am

AuntBee wrote:
PipeHitter808 wrote:Look at a cummins diesel extended cab dodge ram? Maybe a 95-01 model is a good cheaper diesel truck.

Diesel IMO is always best for reliability in my experience. A lot is just budget though, my ideal perfect vehicle has cost me just over 45,000 after parts upgrades diesel swap and new trans etc.



Thank you! I took a quick look at it and will look into it more, and see what's available locally. :)


The Dodge 2500 or 3500 with Cummins diesel is a good choice, just get one with the 5-speed manual transmission, Dodge automatics are JUNK. (been there done that a couple times)
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Re: Your BOV?

Postby PipeHitter808 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:24 pm

Yeah trans is a little wear unless you get a 1998.5+ as they changed trans so I read.

I myself would say stay away from any newer fords diesels and the old chevy 6.5 while decent are hard to find parts and have no power.
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Re: Your BOV?

Postby HDMM » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:10 pm

PipeHitter808 wrote:Yeah trans is a little wear unless you get a 1998.5+ as they changed trans so I read.

I myself would say stay away from any newer fords diesels and the old chevy 6.5 while decent are hard to find parts and have no power.


Even the newer ones have mega automatic transmission failures with the diesel engine, not so much with the gas powered trucks anymore.
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Re: Your BOV?

Postby gc_mountainman » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:30 pm

PipeHitter808 wrote:Looks good! I just keep my stuff in mobile pelican boxes on rollers.


Pipehitter,

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Re: Your BOV?

Postby Livcounty » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:46 pm

Here's one of my toys
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Re: Your BOV?

Postby Livcounty » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:56 pm

My B.O.B. TRAILER
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Re: Your BOV?

Postby Livcounty » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:57 pm

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