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#6317175 - 05/31/16 11:05 AM humvee for quail hunting
dune2218 Offline
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Registered: 02/09/16
Posts: 246
Loc: Temple, tx
I can buy a humvee for less than $10,000---------- a 'golf cart' ( Polaris,
etc) cost more than that. Has anyone used a humvee and can tell me why no one seems to be using them?

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#6317293 - 05/31/16 12:38 PM Re: humvee for quail hunting [Re: dune2218]
Shotgun Willie Offline
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Registered: 01/05/10
Posts: 801
Loc: McKinney, TX
Loud, slow, uninsulated, underpowered, uncomfortable, and driven it's whole life by 18 year old kids who don't have to pay to fix them. I've got a buddy who's a mechanic in the army, he jokes about the amazing ways in which these kids tear them up. I asked him his opinion:

"Getting parts for it (which will be needed) are tough to get. Things like hub seals. Electric system is 24-volt, which can be tough to get parts for. If something like the 24-volt generator (alternator) quits working you're done. At least that's what I've heard about the ones that have made it into the civilian market. The bed size sucks, too. Much much better off with an early 80's chevy truck."

The ones that do make it to market are generally the ones deemed unfit to be refurbished and put back in use. So basically, you're getting the worst of the leftovers.

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#6317348 - 05/31/16 01:11 PM Re: humvee for quail hunting [Re: dune2218]
BigPig Offline
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Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 9476
Loc: Forney, Tx
That not necessarily try. Yes they can be slow, but you're quail hunting, not running the Baja. They aren't really that loud, in fact they will be quieter than a Ranger. They can be expensive to repair, but have you seen the price of of a Ranger axle? $$$. Parts are easy to come by, eBay and a company in Oklahoma has everything you could need for one. Underpowered is a relative thing, they have enough gearing in them to climb walls, and getting one stuck can be a challenge since they have dual locking diffs. Also, you can air down/up the tires from inside the cab and you have an internal bead lock that means if you panties the tire you can still drive it back to camp. I say go for it. It would def have the cool factor. One downside is width, they are wiiiiiiiide
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#6317349 - 05/31/16 01:11 PM Re: humvee for quail hunting [Re: dune2218]
Shotgun Willie Offline
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Registered: 01/05/10
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Couple more messages from him:

"The geared hubs require a special tool, too. Might be hard to get. I'd personally avoid a hmmwv like a single hot chick with four kids."

And re: the 18 year old drivers:

"After they've been abused by an 18-year old kid, they get fixed by a 21-year old hung over and pissed off mechanic that secretly hopes it blows up the next time said 18-year old starts it. And he only fixes it good enough to limp home or until he moves to a new unit."

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#6317383 - 05/31/16 01:30 PM Re: humvee for quail hunting [Re: dune2218]
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Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 6398
Loc: The Island Cres
I would change it over to 12 volt for sure. They are tough reliable and capable off-road vehicles, not really something I would want to drive to the lease but.... For a hunting vehicle probably more reliable than a brand new Polaris and cheaper to fix.....

Expect problems they have been abused by almost everyone who touched them.
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#6317390 - 05/31/16 01:33 PM Re: humvee for quail hunting [Re: dune2218]
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I forgot this... The single most important feature, it had a heater and you can add A/C. I know I will catch static for this but it also has real seats....
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#6317391 - 05/31/16 01:33 PM Re: humvee for quail hunting [Re: dune2218]
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Has not had
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#6317584 - 05/31/16 03:56 PM Re: humvee for quail hunting [Re: dune2218]
dune2218 Offline
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Registered: 02/09/16
Posts: 246
Loc: Temple, tx
Thanks to you all --------- the auction is tomorrow----- I have lot to think about before then .

if anyone wants to see the site,, here it is,,, I think there are 3 or 4 at Ft. Hood, which is next door to me. I called and you are not allowed to inspect them in person,which I would have done today,, only bid on the computer. Again thanks for the insights.

Gov Auction
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#6317600 - 05/31/16 04:03 PM Re: humvee for quail hunting [Re: dune2218]
bill oxner Offline
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A UTV will stay on top of the soft sand. A heavier vehicle will sink. Most quail hunters have gotten away from Jeeps and heaver vehicles. You can buy a good used UTV for around $5,000. I sold my last Gator for $2,500. I can leave my Gator in the field and take my dog box with me.
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#6317609 - 05/31/16 04:05 PM Re: humvee for quail hunting [Re: dune2218]
dune2218 Offline
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Registered: 02/09/16
Posts: 246
Loc: Temple, tx
It's NOT that I am shallow,,, but "" . I'd personally avoid a hmmwv like a single hot chick with four kids." It would depend upon her cup size.
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#6317622 - 05/31/16 04:10 PM Re: humvee for quail hunting [Re: dune2218]
Navasot Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
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I Like the flat bed truck in the background
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#6317750 - 05/31/16 05:48 PM Re: humvee for quail hunting [Re: dune2218]
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Registered: 09/23/06
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Loc: austin area
id buy one and change gearing if they would allow use on street but they make u sign a paper stating you wont
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#6317758 - 05/31/16 05:54 PM Re: humvee for quail hunting [Re: luv2brode]
BigPig Offline
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Loc: Forney, Tx
Originally Posted By: luv2brode
id buy one and change gearing if they would allow use on street but they make u sign a paper stating you wont


Why change the gearing? They will run 55-65 as is
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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#6317831 - 05/31/16 06:50 PM Re: humvee for quail hunting [Re: dune2218]
bill oxner Offline
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Registered: 11/03/09
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Loc: Richmond
How do you plan to get it to the quail pasture? Where will you keep it offseason?
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#6317871 - 05/31/16 07:08 PM Re: humvee for quail hunting [Re: BigPig]
TEXASLEFTY Online   content
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Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 6398
Loc: The Island Cres
Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: luv2brode
id buy one and change gearing if they would allow use on street but they make u sign a paper stating you wont


Why change the gearing? They will run 55-65 as is


I have gone about 80 MPH in one at the red river depot in about 1990.... CWO3's don't play by the same rules as everyone else.... And no I was not a warrant officer....
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