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    Default The Good and Bad of E-One Apparatus...(picture)

    The Good and Bad of E-One Apparatus...

    Good- Sometimes you can catch a fire on them.

    Bad- Sometimes they catch on fire...


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    This has happened to other makes as well. You name the brand and they have been in the same situation!


    If I was going to post a photo of a department whose ride is burning, upside down and in another type of mishap, I think I would have blanked over the department name and city. No sense in embarrassing the fine members of that department. Just in bad taste in my opinion! K

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    Bou.. excrement occurs. I'm sure tht if one digs deep enough, one could find a pic or two of your beloved Crown FireCoach apparatus ablaze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    Bou.. excrement occurs. I'm sure tht if one digs deep enough, one could find a pic or two of your beloved Crown FireCoach apparatus ablaze.
    Gonz- Yep, poop happens. I have never seen a picture of the King of Fire Apparatus (Crown) on fire, but sure its happened out there some where.

    As for E-One- they have had excessive electrical problems since day one.

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    PS- This photo was given to us by an actual department member. He didnt mind sharing it.

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    Someone forget that the "Smoking Lamp" was not "lit"?


    You sailor types will know the reference.

    In any case, yep it happens to the best of us, sometimes. Unfortuantely.
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    Grow up and stop whining. Not even your problem.

    E-One makes some very good trucks to my observation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireinfo10 View Post
    Grow up and stop whining. Not even your problem.

    E-One makes some very good trucks to my observation.
    Who is whining? The picture is funny as heck. Like I said earlier, E-One is known nationally for their electrical problems.

    Hense- "E-One-derful", "E-One-time use" and "E-Wouldnt start".

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    Cool Electrical

    Everyone is entitled to their opionion. Everyone's got one. I think most manufactuers have had some problems of this type.
    Quite frankly, most of our electrical problems have been self induced.
    Drilling into harnesses, connecting where we shouldn't have while mounting radios,computers, flashlite and radio chargers. I suspect that it's not uncommon.
    After I look at the picture again, is that smoke or steam coming off a heater or radiator hose?
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    its not fair to make fun of E-One for electrical problems, Crown Fire Coach didn't even live to see the day of heavy electronic use in fire apparatus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    Who is whining? The picture is funny as heck. Like I said earlier, E-One is known nationally for their electrical problems.

    Hense- "E-One-derful", "E-One-time use" and "E-Wouldnt start".
    Bou, don't forget Economy-ONE

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    Comming from someone who rides an E-One every third day at work, as well as the days in between with the volly department, I will say that our E-Ones have less problems than the Pierces bought AFTER the E-Ones. We have three more E-One engines on order.

    Every manufacterer has problems. None of them are perfect. For the product received for the money paid, E-One is not a bad truck. That MIGHT be why they are still in business.
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    I don't think it is fair to single E-One out. I know of a Seagrave that burnt up, a Pierce, a Spartan, an American LaFrance, A Darley, and an E-One. But I have to admit that picture is pretty good.

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    Support your local recycling center and buy e-ones!

    Everyone should just lighten up a bit...

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    For the record, our 2006 Smeal pumper seems to have more glitches and gremlins than our 1994 E-One Hush did. So, when we bid a new pumper last year, a lot of us had our hopes on a Pierce. Smeal was low bid once again.

    With that said, I can find you departments that love Smeal, Pierce & E-One and I can find you departments that hate Smeal, Pierce & E-One. These things are like the Ford & Chevy debate -- there is no winner.

    Of course, any picture of a fire truck on fire is funny... I can appreciate irony.

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    Default "Fire" Apparatus

    Fire apparatus do sometimes end up on fire. I was a member of a FD that had a pumper catch fire around 20 years ago. After that fire, there was a mandate that each rig had to have fire extinguishers on them.

    An area FD near here had one of their new pumpers burn up when the fuel line came off and ignited the fuel. Nice, newer pumper became toast.

    Just remember fire stations burn, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    its not fair to make fun of E-One for electrical problems, Crown Fire Coach didn't even live to see the day of heavy electronic use in fire apparatus.
    Actually in Southern California, some Crowns did have MDTs, radio chargers, flashlight chargers, gel cells and trickle chargers.

    Those Crowns were built so heavy duty, they stood up pretty good and never heard of one burning up. Nameless, I am willing to bet you know little to nothing about Crowns as you're just jumping on the bandwagon here.

    This Crown had all of the above and still rock solid..

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    The Crowns are awesome...




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    yea those crowns are so great the company has remained solvent and in business to this day.....


    ...oh wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    Wiki said it was becuase the stuff they made was so great no one ever needed to buy another one after the first purchase.

    Rightttttt.

    you think stride gum would have learned from their mistake.

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    I actually prefer this rig:


    Or this style:


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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    Wiki said it was becuase the stuff they made was so great no one ever needed to buy another one after the first purchase.

    Rightttttt.
    BOU wrote that part of the article.
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    Those crowns are cute little fire trucks.

    Can I buy those at Toys R Us or do they sell them at my local Hess station?
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    I must admit, it is funny! I was actually hoping someone got a picture of this. It does however, seem like Bou is still suffering from some seriously expired Crown Kool Aid.

    I guess I get it though, I am still a fan of Pirsch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MemphisE34a View Post
    I must admit, it is funny! I was actually hoping someone got a picture of this. It does however, seem like Bou is still suffering from some seriously expired Crown Kool Aid.

    Typical of most threads that go down hill here- I never mentioned "Crown" anywhere in the original posting or there after until someone else brought it up.

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