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  1. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    He told me that all the army guys got the Macks, the reserve units and even some civilian contractors got whatever else they could find.
  2. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    He just said she was a really short Mexican girl. Said she was a great driver, but even with the seat all the way up, she still could barely reach the pedals.
  3. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    Got a chance to talk to Sergeant Titus today on the phone. He told me he was assigned the position of convoy leader and trainer because he was 1 of 5 out of 200 people in his unit that had experience driving civilian trucks. He picked the truck he did because it had the V8 in it. He said I was...
  4. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    The truck's main driver was Sergeant Robin Titus and Specialist Angela was the co-driver. Sergeant Titus went on a second deployment to Kuwait in 2003 and he said this truck, along with some others, sitting in storage in Kuwait. So the truck was still in the middle east as late as 2003. I've...
  5. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    I've found out that is was used in 471st Transportation Company, 2040 Transportation Battalion, truck #104. I've got some more info and pictures from the guy that drove it while in was "in country", but am waiting on his permission to post his personal info and pictures.
  6. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    No they haven’t.
  7. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    Just a follow up about this truck. I actually found a picture of it in operation over in the Middle East, and the Sargent who drove it. I’ve reached out the the Sargent but haven’t heard back yet. The truck has blue paint under the white it currently has. I’m 100% sure this is the trucks, by...
  8. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    I don't recall who my truck was built for but it wasn't the Pelletier's. What is strange is the truck was built in 1985 but it appears that it sat unused, or used very little until the military procured it in 1991. I don't know if the original guy that ordered it backed out or what. I'll dig my...
  9. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    I sent the VIN info to the Mack Museum and while they didn't have any info on the military record of the truck they did give me all of the factory info. They sent me the build sheet, dealer order sheet, owners manual, lube manual, engine rebuild manual, and truck maintenance manual. All free of...
  10. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    I've never been to the Mack Museum, for all I know they may already have one of them. I have been in contact with them so they do know about the truck. I would consider letting them have it if they could come up with compensation, I'm really not in the financial position to donate it. About...
  11. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    I just found another truck from the Desert Storm Macks. It's a RD888sx sold through GL out of Barstow about a year ago. Ended up going to the North Dakota oil fields. Below is a pic. If you'll notice, it has the bulldog missing also. I wonder if this was a military requirement (like the Ford...
  12. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    See post 11. From the info I found, all the Mack RD800 used in Operation Desert Storm had the standard 2" 5th wheel. My truck was in fact one of the trucks used in Desert Storm and it has a standard 2" 5th wheel. They also built trailers specific to this mission and they had a 2" kingpin. The...
  13. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    I have contacted the Mack Museum about the history of the truck. They have copies of all the Mack records and are going to give me all the records they have on it. The funny thing is, this truck has more than likely seen more action than any of my MVs. Even though it's a civilian model and the...
  14. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    The Bulldog must have ran away. It's got a place for one but it's not there. There's one on the way from Ebay.
  15. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    No. I found out the problem. Some idiot Had the batteries hooked up wrong. The truck starts on 24v but all accessories are 12v. I really don't understand how the system works but there is a box on the back of the alternator that lets the alternator charge the 24v wired batteries but sends 12v to...
  16. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    Finally got to put the old girl to work a little this week. I hauled 4 loads grossing around 160,000lb each. This is actually a small load for us but I'm about maxed out until I get a bigger trailer. The truck didn't even know it was back there. I've still got to add a caution light to the...
  17. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    When you get into trucks this size, one steering box just isn't enough to turn the front wheels when loaded heavy. What you have is one steering box in the normal location on the drivers side of the truck and the shaft from the steering wheel goes into it. On the passenger side you have another...
  18. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    I just found out some info on this truck. "Allentown, PA – Mack Trucks, Inc., which gained its Bulldog identity during World War I, has again rallied its troops to support America’s military. According to Sam Carr, Mack’s manager of international accounts, Mack people, dealers, customers and...
  19. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    1991 RD822sx 500hp Mack V8 engine. Mack engine brake (Dynatard) 26,000 miles showing on the speedo Mack 12 speed trans. 65,000lb (I think) Mack rears. 22,000lb (I think) front axle. Dual steering boxes. Walking beam suspension. 11.00-24 tube tires on the rears, 12.00-24 tube tires on front. A/C...
  20. m16ty

    Mack RD822sx

    I bought the truck from the city of New Johnsonville,TN surplus sale. The truck had "Tennessee Army National Guard" painted on the door and "Ft Campbell DRMO" written in paint marker on the bumper. I'm trying to find some history on it but I'm coming up with dead ends (wish Carnac was still in...
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