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    Until Mercedes figures out the problem with the Megaflow sticking to itself in the hosebed, avoid it!!


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    We've been using it on three of our rigs for over three years now with NO issues. What is this "sticking" problem you refer to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    We've been using it on three of our rigs for over three years now with NO issues. What is this "sticking" problem you refer to?
    Evidently whoever makes the coating for the fabric 5" we just got has a problem with it sticking to itself. Most of our engines have it and have had problems laying hose. Some have had the last 300' come out of the bed in one big chunk. Not very condusive for laying a supply line. On our truck we had to pull the last 400' out flake by flake to get it out.

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    Odd,we haven't experienced this with ours. Some of it comes off regularly and some of it only comes off during the annual test. To date,we haven't had any sticking issues. If I have to put out much 5" I PREFER to do it with the Reel truck. Packing it back is SO much easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    Odd,we haven't experienced this with ours. Some of it comes off regularly and some of it only comes off during the annual test. To date,we haven't had any sticking issues. If I have to put out much 5" I PREFER to do it with the Reel truck. Packing it back is SO much easier.
    Our new hose was delivered around Dec. '11. It went on the trucks in Feb.

    I've only seen one dept. with a reel in this area. But that's pretty much all it can do is lay hose, it just has a 500 gpm front mount pump, which is pretty much obsolete around here. Even 1000 Gpm pumps are getting rare. Manpower is usually adequate to reload the 5", not that it sucks any less.

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