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  • LVFD301
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    Originally posted by Flochief View Post
    Hey LV
    We have our tanker ordered with Southern also.
    Had to confirm the paint yesterday. We are going to be the only dept around here with a 4 door tanker.
    We should take delivery sometime in October, can't wait.
    We still have to raise the $10,500 match. We are going to do a "boot drive" over the Memorial Day weekend, and a Motorcycle ride June 25.

    It is still a good problem to have!
    Glenn
    Like with any manufacturer, get EVERYTHING in writing. I saved all my emails, followed up every telephone conversation with an email, covered my bases totally.

    It helped. There was confusion between sales, the plant, and myself about the graphics, and I had everything spelled out in the specs, including photos and tear sheets of the graphics on our newest engine.

    Another sticking point was LED's. I was very specific that EVERY light bulb on the truck except for the headlights and instrument cluster be LED. When we picked it up, it was not. I was able to show where I specified that, and was assured three times it would be.

    It is now.

    Other than little things, we had no problems with SFS, no more than we have had with any other manufacturer, or vendor of other high ticket items.

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  • BC79er
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    Originally posted by LVFD301 View Post
    I can't tell you who has slept in it, but I can tell you who has... never mind....

    It sits in front of my office until it gets totally outfitted. If it just happens that we get our first call for it while it sits here, guess I will just have to man up and drive it.
    Giggidy Giggidy!

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  • LVFD301
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    Originally posted by shott8283 View Post
    2000 gallons and a pump with compartments all on a SRA? who built the truck? surprised you could slam all that weight on a single. auto or manual?

    i like it!
    Southern Fire Service and sales out of Jasper GA. Any more weight and we would have needed duals, but that would not fit where this was going to live. Automatic.

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  • LVFD301
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    Originally posted by BC79er View Post
    I don't know, looks like more discharges in that one pic, are we sure that's not a 751gpm pump?

    I want to know who slept in it already and who is sitting waiting at the station to take it on the maiden voyage...if Blake has even gotten out of it, he's probably been doing all this posting on his phone...

    I can't tell you who has slept in it, but I can tell you who has... never mind....

    It sits in front of my office until it gets totally outfitted. If it just happens that we get our first call for it while it sits here, guess I will just have to man up and drive it.

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  • LVFD301
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    Originally posted by Nozzle nut 22 View Post
    I like that 3 way dump valve chute. Does it extend out past the edge of the truck?

    I take it you plan on doing a good bit of drafting with this unit,eh? Or maybe just 2 drop tanks and a hard sleeve in each to supply a scene.

    I've always liked that color of blue. I bet nobody else around has a tanker that looks like yours!

    Looks like a nice tanker.
    The dump valve does extend out past the side, making it very nice for dumping water to either side or to the rear.


    We live by drafting. With everything storz on the intake, we can hook up fast. A little different learning the pump with mechanical seals however. Prime FIRST, then put into pump gear.

    Thanks - the Blue is certainly an eye catcher. One of the benefits, we got a chassis and a brush truck from surplus, that came from the Air Force. All we had to do was paint the roof, and our conservation department agreed that we had changed the color sufficiently.

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  • Flochief
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    Hey LV
    We have our tanker ordered with Southern also.
    Had to confirm the paint yesterday. We are going to be the only dept around here with a 4 door tanker.
    We should take delivery sometime in October, can't wait.
    We still have to raise the $10,500 match. We are going to do a "boot drive" over the Memorial Day weekend, and a Motorcycle ride June 25.

    It is still a good problem to have!
    Glenn

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  • shott8283
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    2000 gallons and a pump with compartments all on a SRA? who built the truck? surprised you could slam all that weight on a single. auto or manual?

    i like it!

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  • BC79er
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    I don't know, looks like more discharges in that one pic, are we sure that's not a 751gpm pump?

    I want to know who slept in it already and who is sitting waiting at the station to take it on the maiden voyage...if Blake has even gotten out of it, he's probably been doing all this posting on his phone...

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  • Nozzle nut 22
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    I like that 3 way dump valve chute. Does it extend out past the edge of the truck?

    I take it you plan on doing a good bit of drafting with this unit,eh? Or maybe just 2 drop tanks and a hard sleeve in each to supply a scene.

    I've always liked that color of blue. I bet nobody else around has a tanker that looks like yours!

    Looks like a nice tanker.

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  • 1500chief@sbcglobal.net
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    Do you have enough hard suction? LOL
    Good looking TANKER. As you can see I am not from California. LOL

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  • LVFD301
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    Why would I wait until no one was looking? Right out there in front of the world, SMACK!

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  • jam24u
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    Originally posted by LVFD301 View Post
    Thanks everyone. My new baby
    Bet anyone Blake kissed it when no one was looking.

    What's that song by John Cougar Melancamp? Wish I had Blakees girl.

    Yeah she's gorgeous.

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  • Plainsvol
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    Very Nice! Congrats

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  • BoxAlarm187
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    Originally posted by joshp707 View Post
    That would be a water tender. Lol
    In california you request an additional tanker and your gonna get an air tanker that drops fire retardent..
    ...and to the rest of us, it's a tanker.

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  • joshp707
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    That would be a water tender. Lol
    In california you request an additional tanker and your gonna get an air tanker that drops fire retardent..

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