M923 A2 Military 5-Ton Expeditionary, Off-Road, RV, Motorhome, Bugout, Prepper

M923 A2 Military 5-Ton Expeditionary, Off-Road, RV, Motorhome, Bugout, Prepper

NOTE TO PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS: As the proud owner, I am pleased to present for sale this re-purposed 1990 BMY M923A2, 6-wheel drive, Expeditionary Vehicle appropriately named: BRAVO 1. Total costs related to bringing BRAVO 1 up to its current status as the premier, exclusive, and unique expeditionary vehicle not available anywhere else in the world exceeds $110,000. Never fear, BRAVO 1 starts up on the first crank, and runs great! Think: Sleeping under the stars on the top deck (13' above ground level), or inside on the comfortable bunks located in the stateroom. Please understand that, regretfully, I am offering BRAVO 1 at the amazinly-low price as advertised as I am recovering from major health issues and cannot continue in my nomadic ways as I had become accustomed. Keep in mind that this exceptional beast is the only one like it in the world! CONCEPT DEVELOPMENTPurchased in June 2015 as a surplus U.S. military 5-ton cargo truck, it had previously undergone a thorough reconditioning by the military in 2009; this included installation of a new 8.3 liter Cummins diesel engine (19,000 miles) and automatic Allison transmission, undercoating, and Michelin 48” super-single all-terrain tires (11,000 lb. capacity each). It has since been re-configured with an amazing number of surplus military parts and commercial features. Weighing in at over 36,000 lbs., the overall dimensions are approx. 30’ long, 8’ wide (plus safety mirrors), and 13’ tall. A total of approx. 15,000 lbs. of added material and equipment is incorporated into the formal design prepared by the owner, which included detailed worksheets for use by the fabrication team. EXTERIOR FEATURESExternal modifications include removal of the short cargo drop-down sides, re-fitting of the exhaust stack to a horizontal configuration, the bed extended by about five feet, and the spare tire carrier relocated to the rear of the vehicle. The expeditionary box is plated with 1/8” steel, welded to insulated 2” and 3” tube steel frame assemblies; windows are military grade insulated glazing protected by external brush guards. Interior bunks and galley frames are also similarly heavily constructed. The underframe is fitted with a 77-gallon diesel fuel tank, two 50-gallon fresh water tanks, a 150-gallon grey/black waste water tank, and two storage compartments. Waste tank hoses are stored in a specially designed rear bumper assembly. BRAVO 1 comes complete with an anti-lock braking system (ABS), air brakes, and automatic tire pressure inflation system for use in highway, off-road, sand, emergency, and run-flat configurations; an air hose provides auxiliary air supply to tires on stranded vehicles. The primary entrance to the living/sleeping quarters is via a surplus MRAP-style collapsible stair that leads to the 5-psi certified, water-resistant, fully-dogged Navy vessel door. INTERIOR FEATURESUpon entrance to the 128 SF interior, a number of unique features are immediately evident: a double bunk (surplus Navy berths), as well as a Navy ship’s wardrobe, and two securable safes with combination locks. The galley-type stainless steel counter includes a sink, Kitchenaid under-counter refrigerator, and pull-out tabletop. BRAVO 1 is electrified through a commercial 50-amp, 120 volt service panel (military vehicles run on 24 volt), with breakers that feed the overhead/exposed LED lighting system, wall outlets, hot water tank, and combined heating/air conditioning/dehumidification system. Cooking is accomplished with portable stainless electric burners and roaster oven, for both external and internal use. Off-grid electricity is supplied by an external 15 amp portable generator that provides power to the lights/outlets, under-counter refrigerator, and water pump; another 15 amp generator can be piggy-backed to provide power to the HVAC and hot water tank. Whether utilizing shore power, or a portable generator, cabling is included to receive 50 amp, 30 amp, and 15 amp service.Water is secured from two sources – from a stationary water source (i.e., campground), as well as the mobile 50-gallon tanks previously mentioned that feed an onboard transfer pump. Included in this amazing rig is a full-service bathroom accessible via another 5-psi surplus Navy door that incorporates both a commercial-style pressure-tank-operated elongated toilet and full shower. Hot water is provided by a 19-gallon hot water tank. Rounding out the unique features of BRAVO 1, all walls are wrapped with walnut veneer plywood; included is a wall-mounted LG 42” flat screen TV with accompanying DVD/BlueRay player. The main cabin ceiling consists of galvanized roof panels, which also line the bathroom walls, and ceiling. A great variety of storage is evident – from the areas inclusive within the bunks, to the wardrobe, combo safes, galley cabinetry, and front-facing overhead bins. The interior floor is covered with removable commercial-grade carpeting for creature comfort. Last, but certainly not least, BRAVO 1 includes a movable ship’s-style ladder that accesses the roof-mounted emergency exit hatch. This exit-way also leads to the topside observation decks – perfect for use as a photography platform to view nature in all its’ finest glory, or for sleeping under the stars. Further, note that the roof deck is designed to support several people, and the removable 48" galvanized handrails are included – safely tailored for NASCAR mid-field spectator participation and pre-game sporting events, or place a tent on the top deck to accommodate a more adventurous camping experience for kids and adults of all ages! M105A2 MILITARY TRAILERAnd yet there's even more! This sale includes a virtually brand-new M105A2 military trailer utilizing a pintle hitch and 24-volt lighting cable that attaches to M923A2 BRAVO 1. Think: Carry your firewood, ATV, and other accessories (such as portable electric generator, ice chest, etc.) easily and conveniently stowed. Ready for a short-term or long-term offroad experience unlike anything else available on the market! NC TITLEOnce again, BRAVO 1 just passed a 2019 NC inspection, and is commissioned as a legally operable motor vehicle on both public roads and rough terrain back roads (in NC, RV's and motorhomes are titled as HC - House Cars). As required by NHTSA law, and to promote traffic visibility, a total of 37 lights are appropriately stationed around the entire exterior for purposes of identification, illumination, and safety awareness. Also, note that per NC law, a CDL is NOT required to operate this daunting vehicle; check with your local state for requirements. The military105A2 cargo trailer is also properly documented and licensed. Both vehicles have a clear NC title. SUMMARYThis expeditionary beast is built rugged for off-road use, yet handles well in city traffic – being mindful, of course, that this behemoth has an unintended effect to promote alluring stares by those being passed bye. Parked at the grocery store, gas station, or campground I can personally attest that it becomes a magnet for curiosity seekers! Note that this vehicle is 100% complete; due to the unique nature of this offering security deposits are not refundable, and no return is permitted. Included in this sale is vehicle training to ensure familiarity with starting, braking, and other operating requirements. Buyer is responsible for pickup in western North Carolina. Seller will deliver free of charge within 250 miles of ZIP 28734. Delivery outside of this zone is pending mutual agreement of terms and location. Safe and secure in such an exceptional vehicle, one can be assured that there are few back roads and moderate off-terrain areas that can’t be conquered by BRAVO 1 and its M105A2 trailer. 1) 2016 OVERLAND EXPO - EAST, ASHEVILLE NCKindly note that BRAVO 1 was ranked by New Atlas online news (previously known as Gizmo) as the unofficial "favorite rig on show grounds" and "best of show" at the 2016 Asheville, NC Overland Expo – East show. Simply Google: New Atlas Bravo 1...........then, click on the link "Beasts of the East: Photo's of Overland Expo East 2016........... 2) NEW ATLAS DECEMBER 2016 UPDATE: Escaping the everyday - 2016's best motorhomes and adventure vehicle hardware Honorable Discharge: Bravo 1"Former military vehicles converted into mud-chewing expedition vehicles are a timeless phenomenon, but not many such vehicles show the attention to the design and detail shown in the Bravo 1 we scoped out at Overland Expo East. Built by Bruce Kibler, the Bravo 1 has repurposed a military surplus BMY M923A2 6x6 into a cool, clean off-road motorhome. The truck was a flatbed when Kibler purchased it, and not only did he build the steel living module in back, he took great pains to give it a unique mix of military, nautical and industrial styling, complete with genuine (and heavy) Navy ship doors, bunk beds, combination safes and industrial workshop-style lighting. The highlight is the cabover observation deck that provides a high vantage point for looking out over the scenery you just drove hundreds of miles to enjoy. We think more RV’s should incorporate such a feature." "The Bravo 1 definitely earns our nod for “Coolest Amateur-Built Expedition Vehicle of 2016” and challenges the Transformis Inspire for the title of “Coolest Amateur Build, Period.” Simply Google: New Atlas Bravo 1...........then, click on the link "Escaping the everyday: 2016's best motor homes and ............. Thanks to New Atlas for the accolades noted above! You won't be disappointed! For additional information on BRAVO 1, kindly contact me at 828-200-0228. Bruce

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