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  1. MTVR

    Just purchased an MTVR...

    $440 Torklift scissor-folding removable aluminum steps arrived. Six 8"x20" steps. Just need to fab a simple drop bracket to attach the mount to.
  2. MTVR

    Current situation on SF97s?

    Last time I contacted GP, they told me that NO SF97s are being done right now because the government has stopped issuing them during the pandemic. We're about to start work on converting our MTVR into a motor home, and we'd like to be able to title it, register it, insure it, and hit the road...
  3. MTVR

    What have you done to your MTVR today?

    The bed is about 5'6" tall, so you should be good for the western U.S., as long as you don't install any solar panels or roof vents.
  4. MTVR

    MTVR key-locking outside door handles installation:

    My wife and I each have three keys for the MTVR- the door key, which works both doors, the starter key, and the fuel cap key. The battery switch padlock and the steering lock padlock are combo padlocks, so no keys there... I guess we will each have four keys, when we build our home on the back....
  5. MTVR

    MTVR key-locking outside door handles installation:

    They are completely different keys- there is no way for a locksmith to rekey Oshkosh keyed door handles to match a Cole-Hersee keyed starter switch.
  6. MTVR

    For a Newbie to these trucks, Can I get everyone to list what they had to repair/service/replace when they got their truck and over the next 12 months

    I don't think that's entirely fair. My MTVR was the very first vehicle I've purchased from GP, and everything worked just fine, apart from one burned-out running light bulb and a leaky air ride seat switch. Total cost to replace those two items was about $15. It sounds like you're talking about...
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    For a Newbie to these trucks, Can I get everyone to list what they had to repair/service/replace when they got their truck and over the next 12 months

    I think almost all of them need batteries. Mine was unusual in that it came with two new batteries. I had to replace the wiper blades, seat air switch, and a few light bulbs. ...but I chose (and paid for) a VERY nice truck, with only about 3,000 miles on it. If you choose to buy something...
  8. MTVR

    What have you done to your MTVR today?

    You don't need to pull the seat to replace the seat air switch- it doesn't even take any tools to do it.
  9. MTVR

    What have you done to your MTVR today?

    How many are there? I haven't even begun to count...
  10. MTVR

    Just purchased an MTVR...

    Key-locking starter switch installed...
  11. MTVR

    Just purchased an MTVR...

    Key-locking door handles received and installed. Key-locking starter switch received. Going to the beach tomorrow- may install it the day after, whatever day that is...
  12. MTVR

    MTVR key-locking outside door handles installation:

    I was beginning to wonder if I was just wasting my time posting this thread. I have not seen anyone else on Steel Soldiers source and install key-locking door handles on their MTVR, so I thought it would be helpful. GovPlanet has sold over 300 MTVRs, so I thought it would be a popular thing. But...
  13. MTVR

    MTVR key-locking outside door handles installation:

    It's nice to be able to ditch the two chains, two locks, and two keys, in exchange for just one key that secures both doors better than all that other stuff ever did anyway...
  14. MTVR

    MTVR key-locking outside door handles installation:

    Once the old outside door handles were out, it was easy enough to clean off the old gasket material and install the new ones into their respective holes with the new retainers, washers, and nylock nuts supplied. The inside lock rods appeared to be inverted for shipment, so I flipped them...
  15. MTVR

    MTVR key-locking outside door handles installation:

    If you purchased a truck that was build with armor like mine was, or even if you have a truck that armor was added to after, keep in mind that they don't always remove all the armor- my truck still had several armor plates left in it, to include the armor plates that almost entirely block access...
  16. MTVR

    MTVR key-locking outside door handles installation:

    The passenger side was harder, because both of the larger bolts behind the inside door handle were mis-threaded. To get better access, especially to the bottom one, I had to remove the passenger seat box again...and I hate each and every one of those 19 bolts. If you had a long transmission...
  17. MTVR

    MTVR key-locking outside door handles installation:

    The driver's side was pretty easy to remove- there are two linkage cover pieces, each retained with two small bolts. The inside door handle then comes out, after popping off the latch rod at the top and removing the four mounting bolts (two small ones in the door jamb, and two larger ones in...
  18. MTVR

    MTVR key-locking outside door handles installation:

    Had a break in the weather, and got them installed today. No more chaining up the doors!
  19. MTVR

    MTVR key-locking outside door handles installation:

    ...aaaand we have thunder and lightning this morning, with big fat rain drops...
  20. MTVR

    MTVR key-locking outside door handles installation:

    I may cross-post this to other applicable thread(s), but I thought it was worthy of it's own thread in and of itself. Some time back, I contacted Oshkosh Defense, and was eventually able to obtain the correct part numbers for key-locking outside door handles for the MTVR, #3506900 for the left...
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