The Predator 6.6 is the very best way to turn the zombie apocalypse into a family vacation.
You might be wondering just why this tank is trying to masquerade as a recreational vehicle (or RV for the uninitiated). The reason for this is quite simple: what started life as a 2.5-ton Light Military Tactical Vehicle for the US army has been converted into your home away from home by installing a mobile home on the LMTV’s chassis.
Under the hood (or more accurately, just below the cabin) is a Caterpillar 6.6-L 6-cylinder turbodiesel engine putting out 225 hp and enough torque to pull over 10,000 pounds. Base speed is 58 mph, but Nevada-based Manufacturer Hunter RMV can “upgrade” the engine such that the Predator 6.6 is capable of speeds over 70 mph.
Range is also an available upgrade, with the base model getting around 400 miles to a tank but can be fitted with larger fuel storage for up to 800 miles. You never know how long you’ll be going before refuelings after society collapses, so the extra fuel tank is probably a sound investment.
Transmission is automatic with full-time all-wheel-drive. It’s probably a 7-speed just as with the US Army, but Hunter RMV doesn’t specify. There’s also a central tire inflation system for the inevitable flat.
Of course, most of those mechanical features are simply from the LMTV. What we’re really interested in is the interior. Luxurious accommodation for 5 includes a fully equipped kitchen complete with stainless steel microwave, oven and stove with two burners, refrigerator, dinette set, water purifier, 20,000 BTU direct furnace, and an optional washer and dryer combo.
The Predator 6.6 comes standard with a regular gas generator but can be upgraded to a diesel generator or even given solar panels for an additional fee. Since gas might be hard to come by in the post-apocalypse, solar panels seem like a smart idea.
Hunter RMV reports that your Predator 6.6 can be customized to your every whim, so if you want a gun vault installed to keep your family save after the bombs fall, you’re in luck.
The Predator 6.6 starts at just $197,500, but you can’t really put a price on survival after everything you’ve known is gone. Money won’t mean anything after the government collapses anyway.
With thanks to Motor1 for pointing us toward this gem of an RV.