Eating crow....2018 Ram Power Wagon build

If it was wired for 12v it didn’t come from gov planet.

If you are in Illinois you are in trailer heaven. I see a few a month go for the $1k range. I am picking up a nice camo 1102 next month for $1,200 in Georgia at the Steel Soldiers Rally.


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Sorry I didn’t know, if you see a nice clean one in Illinois can you pm me a link please?
Hop onto a few of the hmmwv buy and sale sites as well as hit Craig’s list and search for “military trailer” or “m1101”.

I will definitely keep an eye open.


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You misunderstood me. I was saying it didn’t come from gov planet as a 12 volt. Unless it came out of a state auction it came from gov planet.

It left drmo 24 volt. Someone bought it and re-wired it to 12v.



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Yes which was implied by the fact that I said it had been "converted"
 
You misunderstood me. I was saying it didn’t come from gov planet as a 12 volt. Unless it came out of a state auction it came from gov planet.

It left drmo 24 volt. Someone bought it and re-wired it to 12v.



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Yes which was implied by the fact that I said it had been "converted"
Good luck with your build. I hope you don’t choke on it.




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Very nice! How much wider is that than the truck?
I measured the width of the truck and it's roughly 78" wide. The M1101 is 85" wide so it sticks out roughly 3.5" on either side of the truck which is about what I eyeballed dragging it home. Like I said, I didn't feel the need to use my side mirrors in the extended "tow" position. That said, I might feel differently about that when I have a top on it and can't see directly behind it.
 
I measured the width of the truck and it's roughly 78" wide. The M1101 is 85" wide so it sticks out roughly 3.5" on either side of the truck which is about what I eyeballed dragging it home. Like I said, I didn't feel the need to use my side mirrors in the extended "tow" position. That said, I might feel differently about that when I have a top on it and can't see directly behind it.
I pull trailers all the time, I rarely use my mirrors in the out position, I guess I am just used to them being in,
 
I pull trailers all the time, I rarely use my mirrors in the out position, I guess I am just used to them being in,
I used them quite often on my Ford's, but they have a better designed/more usable mirror and the electric extension is worlds better than physically flipping out the dumbo ears on the Ram. I am not a fan of the side mirrors on these trucks, hopefully the redesign improves upon that.
 
I used them quite often on my Ford's, but they have a better designed/more usable mirror and the electric extension is worlds better than physically flipping out the dumbo ears on the Ram. I am not a fan of the side mirrors on these trucks, hopefully the redesign improves upon that.
I’ve heard others say the same thing, I had a gmc Denali and hated their towing mirrors, on the fords at work I think they are ok, for some reason I love the old school ram manual folding mirrors... maby I’m just used to them, I don’t know.
 
I finally got around to installing the Dethloff engine and transmission skid plate. I have been looking forward to this one for a while now as that is a very vulnerable area under the truck. Not gonna lie, I cursed Dethloff's name a time or two during this install. The drivers side front bracket is a ever loving mofo to get bolted up with the limited room near the engine mount.

I must admit that this is one of the nicest pieces of kit I have ever purchased. From the design to the welding to the powder coat and even on down to how well it was packaged for shipping, I simply can't say enough about this product. I highly recommend this upgrade and be certain that Marcus will take care of you every step of the way.






 
We spent the morning on the beach today. I think I can get used to this being in our back yard, the beach is less than 15 minutes from our front door and having 20 miles of beach to drive on should be enjoyable when we have nothing better to do.





I saw this diesel ZR2 running along the beach as well. I snapped a pic while we were walking the shoreline, I have to admit that I like these little trucks. On our way back inland we passed a nicely built 17+ white Power Wagon, it looked like it had the AEV front bumper and was easily sitting on 37's as well.

 
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