Budget cuts plus a good dose of reality has caused the militay to relook the basic requirements for there new vehilce. The cost has risened to $450.000 per copy. Now everybody starts over. Ford diesel powered vehicle is just one of several candidates.
Actually skip, the one that was locked was a duplicate of one already running. so I locked it. This one, need to investigate some to figure out if OP i a troll or not. Did not realize the one I locked was first post either.
05 Chev CC D/A LS Dooley
92 Navistar dump truck, 7.3L 7 sp, 4.33 gears with a Detroit no spin
00 Chev C2500, V5700, 4L80E, 4.10, base truck, no options!
92 Red-e-haul 12K equipment trailer
3 Single axle utility trailers
Hey, if we can spend millions for a toilet seat, this sounds like a bargain!
Does that million dollar toilet seat come in a jet fighter, equipped with a toilet, ejection seat, and parachute? So the fighter pilot can fly more than 4 hours at a time?? Probably worthwhile, especially if you really need to use that ejection seat, even if it is only used one time on each plane.
I work for a defense contractor, though we do not make vehicles. I am also retired military. The average person has no idea how harsh the tactical military environment can be or what demands it places on the equipment. That's why a lot of it costs so much. Your typical 1/2- or 3/4-ton pickup (HD or not) wouldn't last a week.
The military is also standardizing their fuel. Almost no vehicles other than automobiles use gasoline any more. Virtually all are diesel or JP-8. Same goes for heaters, generators, and everything else that burns fuel.
"The great object is, that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun." - Patrick Henry
Just to set the record straight, I am a new member that will be retiring this year and plan on going full time. I have been reading as much as I can on RVing so that I can make a proper decision when the time comes this year to spends what I estimate to be 100k-110k for a tow vehicle and fifth wheel.
An original post was made on 26 Mar, with a link to a press release. The poster stated the Ford diesel was to power the Hummer replacement. Well I read the link, as was obvious from some of the posts that others did not. The article did not state that the Ford was the replacement. It stated their vehicle was in the competition. I merely pointed this "misstatement of fact" out in a post that I made on the 27th. Yesterday I saw the article referenced here and because that earlier thread had been locked, I reposted just to keep the record straight.
I do not know what is meant when you refer to someone on this site as a troll, but I know what it means elsewhere!