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    We recently put this into service. It is a little limited in what it can carry; the front wheels of the car tend to come off the road if we put more than a couple of hundred pounds in the trailer.

    We beefed up the shocks, installed a heavy steel plate for the hood (acts as a counter-weight) and turbo-charged the engine. Any other ideas? What kind of light bar should go on the rear of the trailer? We have a 10Kw generator available so we can run a couple of 2Q's and whatever else we need to have it noticed.

    Our plan is to carry at least two extra sets of turnout gear for each member as well as extra pants, shirts, hose, haz-mat and trench equipment, and whatever else we can fit.

    It might be big, but it is bigger than the equipment trailers in the towns next to us, and that's what counts!

    Last edited by KenNFD1219; 11-24-2006, 10:42 PM.
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    Don't let the Truck Squad Bag you on 9, 91 or 84 Ya got to love the pulling power of the Police Package engines in the crown Vics
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    • #3
      Can it turn?

      If it can, can it turn without taking out the rear glass?

      Other than that, y'all got it going on. Looks good!

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      • #4
        Well....... OK.........

        Look, Ken. You guys are off in the wrong direction. What you want to do to get ahead of the Yahoos down the road is get a bigger TRACTOR. If you get a Black over Yellow Tri-axle Peterbuilt with the baddest aftermarket Chrome kit that is available, put 8 inch Chrome Straight Stacks on it, a minimum of 140 LEDs, Twin Q2Bs, 4 Mars 888s, Twin RotoRays, Chrome Steel Wheels, (everyone else has Aluminum these days) and don't forget the Partridge in the Pear Tree. And the Kitchen Sink. I mean, if your Tractor is BAADDDD, who cares about the Trailer?? In fact, to save fuel, leave the Trailer at home, just respond with the Tractor. Everybody will focus so much attention on the Tractor, they won't notice that you didn't bring anything to work with.
        BUT, your tractor will be better than the Yahoos next door......
        Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
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        Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

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        • #5
          Our new Mini-Tanker / Rapid Response unit before heading to the paint shop.

          You should see the big tanker.
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          Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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          • #6
            Nice tanker setup-it would work well with our rapid attack deluge vehicle:
            (Lightbar on backorder from Galls)
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            • #7
              I Saw That.............

              Originally posted by FlyingKiwi
              Our new Mini-Tanker / Rapid Response unit before heading to the paint shop.

              You should see the big tanker.
              Been There, Saw That. Austrailian Road Train......
              Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
              In memory of
              Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
              Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

              IACOJ Budget Analyst

              I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

              www.gdvfd18.com

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              • #8
                Originally posted by FlyingKiwi
                Our new Mini-Tanker / Rapid Response unit before heading to the paint shop.

                You should see the big tanker.
                So, how many km does it take for you guys to get that thing shut down once you get it up to speed? Or is the big push bar in the front so you can barrel through the building and release the water inside?

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                • #9
                  Now Harve, why would you go and waste a perfectly good trailer on a PETERBUILT? Especially when if "Ya got a Kenworth, ya got it made." LOL Of course thats a Kenworth with Cummins power or maybe a Cat, but noth'n else will do.

                  And Ian, if thats your "rapid response" vehicle, why does it have a HAZMAT placard on the bush bar? But all funnies aside, that is one hell of a "B" train ya got go'n there. Gotta love the original definition of "OPEN ROAD" LOL
                  If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                  "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                  "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                  Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MalahatTwo7

                    And Ian, if thats your "rapid response" vehicle, why does it have a HAZMAT placard on the bush bar?

                    Water IS a Hazardous Material. Fill a large Container with water, Place your head and shoulders under the water. You are now in an IDLH environment.

                    Next Question??
                    Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
                    In memory of
                    Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
                    Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

                    IACOJ Budget Analyst

                    I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

                    www.gdvfd18.com

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                    • #11
                      Apart from that. ANY truck with Firefighters in it SHOULD carry a Haz-Mat logo.

                      We can break anything.
                      Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
                      Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by hwoods
                        Water IS a Hazardous Material. Fill a large Container with water, Place your head and shoulders under the water. You are now in an IDLH environment.

                        Next Question??



                        OMFG! Thanks Harve for the funniest thing I have heard in a week!
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                        • #13
                          Water is dangerous! Look at the characteristics of water (dihydrogen monoxide):

                          Dihydrogen monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and kills uncounted thousands of people every year. Most of these deaths are caused by accidental inhalation of DHMO, but the dangers of dihydrogenmonoxide do not end there. Prolonged exposure to its solid form causes severe tissue damage. Symptoms of DHMO ingestion can include excessive sweating and urination, and possibly a bloated feeling, nausea, vomiting and body electrolyte imbalance. For those who have become dependent, DHMO withdrawal means certain death.

                          Dihydrogen monoxide is also known as hydric acid, and is the major component of acid rain. It:

                          * contributes to the "greenhouse effect."
                          * may cause severe burns.
                          * contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.
                          * accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
                          * may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of automobile brakes.
                          * has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.

                          CONTAMINATION IS REACHING EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS!

                          Quantities of dihydrogen monoxide have been found in almost every stream, lake, and reservoir in America today. But the pollution is global, and the contaminant has even been found in Antarctic ice. In the midwest alone DHMO has caused millions of dollars of property damage.

                          Despite the danger, dihydrogen monoxide is often used:

                          * as an industrial solvent and coolant.
                          * in nuclear power plants.
                          * in the production of styrofoam.
                          * as a fire retardant.
                          * in many forms of cruel animal research.
                          * in the distribution of pesticides.
                          * as an additive in certain "junk-foods" and other food products.

                          Even after washing, produce remains contaminated by this chemical. Companies dump waste DHMO into rivers and the ocean, and nothing can be done to stop them because this practice is still legal. The impact on wildlife is extreme, and we cannot afford to ignore it any longer!

                          THE HORROR MUST BE STOPPED!

                          The American government has refused to ban the production, distribution, or use of this damaging chemical due to its "importance to the economic health of this nation." In fact, the navy and other military organizations are conducting experiments with DHMO, and designing multi-billion dollar devices to control and utilize it during warfare situations. Hundreds of military research facilities receive tons of it through a highly sophisticated underground distribution network. Many store large quantities for later use.

                          IT'S NOT TOO LATE!

                          Act NOW to prevent further contamination. Find out more about this dangerous chemical. What you don't know CAN hurt you and others throughout the world.
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                          "The most mediocre man or woman can suddenly seem dynamic, forceful, and decisive if he or she is mean enough." from "Crazy Bosses"
                          -----------------------------------------------
                          Genius has its limits, but stupidity is boundless.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by FlyingKiwi
                            Apart from that. ANY truck with Firefighters in it SHOULD carry a Haz-Mat logo.

                            We can break anything.
                            But thats only because WE are the dangerous part of the vehicle And Ken, I think there is a funamental difference between an inherently inert compound like H2O vs an aggressive compound such as DMHO. I believe, in your scenario, water is the "carrier" medium through which the aggressive substance is transmitted.

                            Of course Harve does make a very strong and valid point......


                            (as Malahat walks out of the staging area, shak'n his head and muttering to himself, "Dang Chiefs. Always gotta be a SMART one in the crowd." D)
                            If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                            "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                            "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                            Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                            impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                            IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by hwoods
                              Water IS a Hazardous Material. Fill a large Container with water, Place your head and shoulders under the water. You are now in an IDLH environment.

                              Next Question??
                              Point proven on my latest can of spackle from the local HD....
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