I had the pleasure of visiting GXV back in early April - before tornados and floods consumed my duties with the Corps of Engineers. During the visit, I was fortunate to witness some rigorous testing subjected upon this awesome vehicle.
Mike Van Pelt had his fantastic crew of innovative craftsmen climb upon the roof and called for the lifting mechanism to raise the entire assembly of metal and men upwards. That would be some snow load I imagine but the roof will handle an extra 1,000lbs or more with little effort. Mike also had the back end of the truck lifted over two feet - twisting the frame - and tilting the truck and living quarters substantially. Once more, the lifting mechanism successfully lifted the significantly off-level roof with no problem.
I am impressed.
Great work GXV team! Hope to visit you all again soon.
Jonathan D. Howell
Lieutenant Colonel, US Army
EarthRoamer XV-LT #15 "Around the World"
"Americans travelling America"
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