Do not exclude any manufacturer when you send out your bid requests. Anybody can make you a good truck, if you spec it and tell them Exactly what you want! I would call around to other FD's who have different trucks in your area and ask them how the service has been on those trucks. We have a pair of brand new E-Ones, our pumper is a close cousin of TCFD12's and they are amazing rigs, very well designed, and put together right.

But, and this is a big but, the local service on them has sucked. We have repeatedly sent the trucks out for minor work, like a bad switch on the intercomm abd one nonfunctional strobe on our tower, and a year later the friggen thing still is not fixed.

If anyone were to ask me about buying another E-One I'd warn them about the service as a major minus to the purchase.