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    Default 2008 Ford F-550 SuperDuty 4x4 Rescue

    Our new rescue truck expecting delivery next Friday:

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    I am not sure if both sides are roll up or the other method... I have not seen the truck in person yet.

    Just saw it was posted on our builders website today.

    Will take more pics upon delivery.

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    looks very similar to our squad, although our squad is a 98 i believe.
    Nice.

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    Ignore the bottom picture as that is a different setup. Not our current truck setup.

    Here is a couple pics from Kentucky State Fire School where it is being shown off this weekend.



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    Default Nice truck

    If I could ask, how much did it cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHampshireFF View Post
    If I could ask, how much did it cost?

    I will post the details of the exact truck.

    We took delivery yesterday after getting some minor things fixed, redid, minor tweaks

    $95,000

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    Thumbs up Ok.........

    Nice Rig. Many of us who post here like to share ideas of all kinds. If you can, would you post photos of each compartment after all the tools are mounted? Or, let us know if photos will be available on your VFD's website. Thanks.


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    Nice looking rig... It is very hard to give you meaningful input without knowing the mission of the particular rig, the equipment lay out, special hazards or other resources in your area... etc.

    I could only comment to how it might work in Oregon.

    1.) if this is a motor vehicle accident responder (the rescue tools, cribbing and accs) it looks a little small for room. If you have a heavy rescue or ladder truck that does extrication.. hey great.

    2.) if this is a motor vehicle accident responder on highways then I prefer the roll up doors so my people are not having to walk out into traffic or having their vision obscured while compartment doors are open. looks like there is enough room up high for rollups without loosing too much tool room.

    3.) exterior lighting tripods... by having the tripods mounted on the outside of the vehicle they are subject to getting dirt dust and grime in the sliding parts, rendering the tripods/stands nearly useless. (de-icer is corrosive)
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    Some poor bastid is gonna rip those doors off! Looks good!

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    Sharp rig. Who is the builder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Nice Rig. Many of us who post here like to share ideas of all kinds. If you can, would you post photos of each compartment after all the tools are mounted? Or, let us know if photos will be available on your VFD's website. Thanks.


    By the way, do you happen to know Paul Priest? Paul is from Custer, and is regarded as one of the best Bass players in Bluegrass Music.
    Yes sir,

    I sure do - he is one hell of a bass player... He is also a midday DJ on our local radio station in Hardinsburg.

    Great guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by npfd801 View Post
    Sharp rig. Who is the builder?
    Intrepid Vehicle Systems out of Elizabethtown, KY

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyirons2 View Post
    Some poor bastid is gonna rip those doors off! Looks good!
    Our original truck has the same type doors its a 1993 model just using a utility bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stopdropnroll View Post
    Nice looking rig... It is very hard to give you meaningful input without knowing the mission of the particular rig, the equipment lay out, special hazards or other resources in your area... etc.

    Looking at it I could only comment to how it might work in my area... Mountainous highway with frequent cold weather conditions.

    1.) if this is a motor vehicle accident responder (the rescue tools, cribbing and accs) it looks a little small for room. If you have a heavy rescue or ladder truck that does extrication.. hey great.

    2.) if this is a motor vehicle accident responder on highways then I prefer the roll up doors so my people are not having to walk out into traffic or having their vision obscured while compartment doors are open. looks like there is enough room up high for rollups without loosing too much tool room.

    3.) exterior lighting tripods... by having the tripods mounted on the outside of the vehicle they are subject to getting dirt dust and grime in the sliding parts, rendering the tripods/stands nearly useless. (our roads are sanded during the winter and our de-icer is corrosive)
    #1:

    This will be our main rescue truck. I will post pictures of the compartment unloaded and loaded... It has more room than you think it does.

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    We have had experiences with rollup doors as in they break... Very difficult in maintaining them before mess up / so on so fourth. We just thought for our setting the door type installation would be the best setup for us.

    #3. Our winters are not all that bad and we clean all of our trucks upon return to station. Thanks for the advice on that tho we will look for that.

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    Looking at it I could only comment to how it might work in my area... Mountainous highway with frequent cold weather conditions.
    We don't have moutainous highway while very rural we are not in Eastern Kentucky in the mountains.

    Our coldest weather never gets below 10 or so degrees at night in the winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CusterFireman View Post
    Yes sir,

    I sure do - he is one hell of a bass player... He is also a midday DJ on our local radio station in Hardinsburg.

    Great guy!

    Paul and I both post on the Forums at www.Bluegrassrules.com which seems to be the FH.com of Bluegrass.
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