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    Default Pierce Arrow XT w/10" Raised Crew Cab

    Does any one have an apparatus with a raised crew cab roof. If so, what do you like about it?

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    Most of the newer pumpers in our area, N.J. , N.Y. , & PA are ordered with a raised roof from 6" - 22 " . You have more head room for entry & exiting the rear cab seating area, you can put on SCBA or turnout gear. It is worth the extra $ 1400 !....

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    Default Raised roof

    we have a 10" raise on our Enforcer Rescue pumper and specced a raised roof on our 2007 engine spec. Great for head room when getting in and out, rehab, etc.
    Our only restriction is our bay doors which are less than 10 feet.

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    Lightbulb Arrow XT w/Raised Crewcab Roof

    Thanks for the input. We were thinking about head room and rehab. Also, we were looking at putting a floor to ceiling compartment in place of the two forward facing crewcab seats. We live in an area of California which requires several different types of PPE which requires more storage. The raised cab would help the head room, rehab and storage.

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    We have a 10" raised roof on a new pumper - there was no price difference between raised and flat, so we went ahead and got the extra head room for the taller guys. Aside from taller firefighters being more comfortable, there's not much functionality to having a raised roof. It does, however, make the entire cab seem a little bigger.

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    We went with the raised roof not only for the extra room for the back seats but more overall room for rehab and a larger, taller ALS compartment for the paramedic equipment. It also had a better appearance given the rear body is even with the cab roof line. We seat only 4. Did not have rear wall seats. The rear walls on each side of the ALS cabinet are finished in PAC trac with two additional upper cabinets.

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    Thumbs up Raise the Roof!!!

    My dept just took delivery of an enclosed top mount engine built on a Spartan Metro Star chassis with a 14" raised roof. Of course with the enclosed top mount panel it was necessaryto raise the roof, but, I think it's so much nicer to have the extra room. We also have a quint that we purchased as a demo with a straight roof and the difference is huge!!! I would spend the extra just even if it's just used as a rehab area!

    Be safe!!!

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