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    Default Apparatus grant help?

    This may be a redundant question and I am aware of the odds of getting an apparatus grant BUT can anyone who was successful in getting a grant to purchase a used pumper give any hints or suggestions?

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    Ensure you go for a market price, not a specific unit. Too many went after specific trucks that were deals, and then weren't there at award time so they spent 12 months trying to find something. In 1 or 2 cases, the money was given back. So find wander around to see what generally used trucks go for and then add some fudge factor just in case. Other than that the app writes the same as for a new one.

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    Brian, if someone qualified for a used piece, wouldn't they qualify for a new one?

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    Not necessarily. People on the border for qualifying would have a better chance of used than new depending on the type of unit. For instance there are plenty of solid used aerials and quints from $100-$300K out there. For someone in the 10-20 tall buildings range, they stand a better chance of review for a used truck in that range versus new T $450-700K.

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    Interesting. thanks for the clarification.

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