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Dive Truck (Appartus) Pics and/or Ideas

Discussion in 'Ideas and Stories' started by Under H2O, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. Under H2O

    Under H2O Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
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    If anyone out there has interior pics of your department's Dive Truck, I'd like to get some ideas for ours. Thanks!

    Under H2O
     
  2. medic13

    medic13 Public Safety Diver

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    Location: carthage NC
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  3. dgreenh

    dgreenh Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: San Angelo, TX
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    Sorry, not a truck. Here is how I have my training trailer set up. So far it has been working out pretty good for my open water trips. The major drawback of having the cascade bottles is that I can only haul about 4 scuba tanks to safely keep under the 1000lb hazmat restriction and I HAVE been stopped by the weights and measure guy. He raised an eyebrow but didn't weigh anything or cause me any grief. I have my divemaster haul the rest of the tanks needed for a class or have the students haul their own. It stinks but it's the law. The trailer is a 7-1/2' x 12' tandem axel.
     

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  4. shaggy1

    shaggy1 Divemaster Candidate

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    Our Dive Team just purchased a 16'x7' cargo trailer. We,... actually (I), am currently adding our gear inside it. We have a bench on one side with walk-a-way brackets that hold 4 individual complete tank/BCD rigs. On the other side we are welding up the frame of our SCUBA cylinder rack which will hold 20 AL80 Cylinders in 2 - 10 Cylinder rows. We will have 8" PVC sections inside the rack to prevent rubbing against the metal and to eliminate the rattling. Also,... Any Govt Agency is exempt from the DOT 1000# hazmat restriction, but you should be able to justify not being in compliance of the rule if your Dept. is in any accident. We will have the ability to transport 24 AL80 cylinders, which will still be under the 1000# weight restriction which allows 28 standard AL-80 cylinders. We have one rack shelf and added lots of pegboard since it allows you to customize your storage area for your paticular need. Any questions give a shout. I will add some pics in my gallery this afternoon if interested in a trailer layout.

    Johnny MIllwood
    Asst. Dive Team Leader
    Northeast Texas Search and Recovery Team
     
  5. dittrimd

    dittrimd Force Fin Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Coventry, CT
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    I have a a few pictures of our departments trailer in my profile. Feel free to check them out.

    Mark D.
     
  6. 200 Bar

    200 Bar Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: Tampa
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    Our Dive Team just bought this one...Shuttle Bus, Mobile Command Bus,Prisioner Bus, Dive Team Vehicles | Great Lakes Coach ..Wont be delivered until January...We use an (old) ambulance for responding to a scene, have a large trailer for inventory and a smaller trailer with a generator with a high pressure/low pressure compressors we bring to a scene if are going to be there for awhile...Can send ya pics if ya want em.....of each...
     
  7. kylebrody1

    kylebrody1 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: grayson ky
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    check out my pics of our trailer its a 7 by 14 tandem axle rated at 3500 lb it has a 4 bottle cascade an a herculiner floor for easy clean out
     
  8. Hunter

    Hunter Angel Fish

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    Our department has a 26 ft trailer that has a 8cfm compressor & 3 cylinder cascade system in it. We have a dry room in the front 10 ft. of the trailer which allows for Heat & Air, and storage of all our paperwork, comm equipment and rehab stuff. Remainder of trailer has storage for equipment, drysuits, decon shower & equipment in the back. We have a drop door and rolling boxes in order to easily deploy equipment and set up our Decon area & Base of Dive Operations. I have several other photos of this trailer but you can visit our web site and under pictures/ apparatus you can see some of it.

    Braden Fire Department

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/BRADEN-FIRE-DEPARTMENT/168431804347
     
  9. Upstate Scuba OWI

    Upstate Scuba OWI Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: Clemson, South Carolina, United States
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