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Old 03-24-2016, 05:02 AM   #1
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:04 AM   #2
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Knowing the top speed, fuel economy, and cruising range of a fire truck , I'd say a cross country trip, with this outfit could get a little boring and pricey.
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:43 PM   #3
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I would say that this truck was built so and would have a whole different drive train only thing I wouldn't want to be in a head on collision in that beast
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:47 PM   #4
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Little pricey?

Older units used 3208TA due to higher rpm allowing better performance than other for day.

Depending on how built a fire engine may be slow but can pull grades like a goat or get up and go.

That looks like the front end of a combined tall ladder rig maybe...fire guys would know...If so it is geared for flat city so not too good on highway.

Great in traffic though...
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I would drive it. I seen this on Facebook today. I like it. If it's a little slow you can always change the gear ratio.
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...and it has a huge crew cab. Great for BIG families.
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A final gear ratio change and a softening of the suspension would be needed for that ~12,000 pound trailer, neither of which are a show stopper for many 'gear heads'. I would hope that any necessary pumps or other fire department clap trap would also be removed for weight reduction. Other then that, might just be a good way to pull your 5er.
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...and it has a huge crew cab. Great for BIG families.

Could use the crew compartment for a spare bedroom or den.
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