I am the Emergency Management Officer for a rural fire
department. I needed a vehicle to use while my department vehicle was being
ordered and upfitted. I purchased this vehicle at auction. It is a former Fire
Chief’s vehicle in the Houston metro area. It had sustained flood damage during
Hurricane Harvey. The vehicle had been rehabilitated prior to my purchase. It
has a flood branded Texas title.
It has a full vehicle lighting package from Whelan.
This vehicle will be sold with some radio equipment
installed. It has the following:
Motorola APX 7500 Dual Band Radio (VHF / 800mhz) Moto
Model Number: M30TSS9PW1AN
Motorola 02 Control Heads – There is one in the front
console, and two in the rear command box.
The vehicle was configured to run two of these radio
systems, thus the two sets of antenna and three control heads. The value of the
radio equipment alone is $4500.00. I will also provide the purchaser with the current
version of Motorola CPS so that you can program the radio. The purchaser may
need to have the radio serviced by their local Motorola dealer to reset it back
to factory settings.
In addition to the installed radio, the truck also has
the Motorola charging cup for the APX handheld (Series 6000/7000/8000) radios.
This vehicle also is equipped with the Opticom system for
preempting intersection lighting. It has the IR emitter on the push bumper, and
in the center of the overhead light bar. This is a public safety restricted
item. If the buyer is not with a public safety agency, this item will be disabled
prior to transport.Wireless Backup Camera
Both headlight lenses were replaced recently. Recent Oil
Tires: Brand new OEM Goodyear pursuit rated tires were
installed at 67,292 miles. They have just over two thousand miles of use, and
are like new.
I would not hesitate to drive this vehicle across the country.
It runs and drives as expected. No transmission slippage. No overheating with
I am not in the vehicle transportation business. So you
are welcome to fly in and drive it home, or arrange for transport. I am more
than happy to assist the transport driver with pickup.
This vehicle was in service with a fire department from
2011 until 2017 when it was flooded. It is reasonable to assume that the vehicle
has some wear and tear. As evident by the photos, the driver seat is showing wear
at the seam. The driver side passenger door has several door dings. When the
decision was made to remove the vehicle from service, the fire department
removed their markings. From this, there are a number of places along panel
edges where the paint has flaked off. I am not a huge fan of Chevrolet’s
commercial vehicle paint process. Even on my new Suburban, the paint is damaged
by things as simple as bug strikes. The markings were removed with a heat gun,
and in doing so, some damage was done to the taillight lenses. I intended to
replace them, but never got around to it. The lenses run about $60 each.This vehicle is set up to be a Chief's / Command vehicle. It is ready to find a new home. Please don't hesitate to ask questions.