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Flying to Houston
« on: February 02, 2020, 08:10:36 AM »
Sitting on a United Airlines flight from Detroit to Houston to pick up a new to us Heavy Rescue unit in Spring Texas for our fire district. Gonna be a long 1200 mile drive home but weíll be hitting a few new routes Iíve never taken and one new state Iíve never been in. Arkansas. Hope to see some nice sights on the way. Texarkana, Little Rock, Memphis, Nashville and Louisville will be new places on my list.
Iíll be looking for sawmills along the way if Iím riding shotgun. I always look for mills while traveling.
Should be an interesting trip.

Brent

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Re: Flying to Houston
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2020, 01:43:01 PM »
Should be an interesting trip but a long haul especially this time of year. That truck will need a good cleaning when you get home
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Re: Flying to Houston
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2020, 02:00:16 PM »
Get a beer and some bar b que, then some TexMex and beer, and have a safe trip 8)
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Re: Flying to Houston
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2020, 07:25:29 PM »
Have a safe trip 
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Re: Flying to Houston
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2020, 01:45:05 AM »
Well we're nearing Nashville on interstate 40 at 01:40 Monday morning. About 8 more hours and we'll be back home near Findlay Ohio. Best seat in this rig is the air ride drivers seat. I guess airpack seats weren't made to ride cross country in. All in all been a decent trip.
Here's a couple pic's of the new rig.

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Re: Flying to Houston
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2020, 06:10:42 AM »
Enjoy the trip!
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Re: Flying to Houston
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2020, 06:19:27 AM »
You're making good time and that is a fine looking truck. 
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Re: Flying to Houston
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2020, 10:21:43 PM »
Made it home from Texas about 10:00 am Monday morning. The event was uneventful for the most part. 
The Asst. Chief, District Chief and all the firefighter we met at the Spring Texas Fire Dept. were some of the most polite and professional individuals Iíve ever had the pleasure to meet and deal with. They sweetened the deal by leaving both full sets of extrication tools, all the supply and discharge fittings for the 2500 gpm pump and 5,000í of 5Ē LDH supply line. Then before we left their station the Asst. Chief had the guys completely fill the 100 gallon fuel tank.
Iíve always heard ďeverything is bigger in TexasĒ and I believe it. They got big hearts in Texas. They were concerned with us leaving and punching it 1200 miles home straight through the night and even offered to put us up for the night in their dorm rooms at the firehouse. They bent over backwards to accommodate us. They even sent home a 3x5 flag of Texas with us. Then the mechanic gave us all the maintenance records, recent pump test results and all the fuel, oil and air filters assigned to that truck. 
Iím pretty much whooped and feel like sleeping for a few days but itís always nice to have a worry free trip and nice to get home and sleep in your own bed.

Brent








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