Modern PW brush fire truck?

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Modern PW brush fire truck?

Post by 2202bblx2 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:23 pm

Has anybody put a service bed on a newer power wagon?

The Ram Box is cute and all... I'm looking for a bit more utilitarian. Camping/ Hunting/ Off road recovery and race car tow vehicle.

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Post by Colibri » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:20 pm

I've certainly entertained the notion. Would love to see it done :rockon:
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Post by verdesardog » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:19 pm

I have contemplated it on my CTD but the regular bed is not damaged yet and is larger inside than a service bed.
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Post by 2202bblx2 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:32 pm

Depends what you want to do with it. I'd like to find one 4' wide on the inside and cabinets 1' deep on each side should be enough.

It would be enough for any parts id have in there, ply wood (Could be stood up I guess) and firewood. Then you have storage for a chain saw, fuel and other fun stuff.

If your beds not damaged, sell it!

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Post by Pit Slave » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:06 am

From what I was told, my truck was a cancelled order from a government agency. It was probably destined to be converted into a brush truck, probably done by Sterling. It's even more fun when emissions are due, the vin comes up as a class 3 truck. A lot more wiggle room with that.

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Post by TwinStick » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:12 am

That makes sense. Maybe someone didn't do their homework before ordering. Found out that the weight capacity of a PW is way less than a reg 2500 & they could not legally install all that stuff because it would go over the GCWR.
Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.

4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Post by olyelr » Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:35 pm

TwinStick wrote:That makes sense. Maybe someone didn't do their homework before ordering. Found out that the weight capacity of a PW is way less than a reg 2500 & they could not legally install all that stuff because it would go over the GCWR.

Yeah, now that I have WK sliders installed on my truck the payload number has been lowered into triple digits. I think if I fill the seats up with people (even with an empty box) I would technically be overloaded :lol:



That firetruck wagon looks pretty sweet!
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Re: Modern PW brush fire truck?

Post by 2202bblx2 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:32 am

So get some air bags.

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Post by TwinStick » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:04 pm

:rockon: When I win the lottery, I'm getting me one of these, only with an RV on the back !!! 54" tires http://www.4x4firetruck.com/ :lol:
Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.

4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Re: Modern PW brush fire truck?

Post by Colibri » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:42 am

Wow :jawdrop:
Central Texas and Houston area
2009 5.7 auto quadcab
Carli 3” coils deaver leafs 3” kings with 4 tube bypass rear and fr/rr hydro bumps
Howe steering pump and gear with hydraulic ram assist
Custom tube bumpers and white knuckle sliders
Creative fab trussed axle. rem polished and cryoed 5.13 gears with arb lockers fr/rr
Sharadon stage 2 545rfe with 3000 stall edge converter
Lots of other stuff lol

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Post by RAM4ROKS » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:16 pm

TwinStick wrote::rockon: When I win the lottery, I'm getting me one of these, only with an RV on the back !!! 54" tires http://www.4x4firetruck.com/ :lol:
So... like a Unicat:

http://www.off-road.com/aimages/article ... _1_460.jpg

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Post by TwinStick » Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:25 pm

Like a UniCat on steroids ! Anything that is made by or sponsored by "Howe & Howe Tech" usually means 2 things: X-Heavy Duty & X-Tra expensive. LOL :lol:
Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.

4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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