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Thread: 2012 F350's w/Utility Bed DANGER
07-12-2012, 07:09 #1
2012 F350's w/Utility Bed DANGER
Subject: 2012 F350's w/Utility Bed SHARE FAR AND WIDE
This morning we had a fire crew in a new 2012 Ford F350 traveling to a fire in Utah. While in route the utility box caught on fire. The vehicle was towed to the nearest Ford dealership in Ogden, Utah. The service department said the cause was from the exhaust pipe too close to the box and not extended out enough. The compartment above the tail pipe contained chock blocks, chains and fusees.
As it turned out there was nothing but body damage but needless to say this could have been a lot worse. We received several F350ís with utility beds on this yearís order and from what we can tell they are all the same way.
It appears that the fix would be to have the tail pipe extended and dropped down an inch or so. Also the crews need to remove any flammables from the compartment above the tail pipe.
GO OUT AND CHECK YOUR NEW FORD F350íS WITH UTILITY.
If you have any questions, donít hesitate to contact Allen Nunn in our automotive shop or any of the rest of us in fleet.
Forest Fleet Manager
Okanogan Wenatchee NF
Mt Baker Snoqualmie NF