I finally took the plunge into the R-Series 4X4 world. Been looking and tempted when the R-140 and R-160 4X4's come up for sale, which isn't very often. Here's the Craigslist photo from the PO. This one was bought new by a New Jersey fire department, serial number 802, and was very lightly used, with only 8600 original miles. Frankly I was skeptical about the mileage, but after seeing it in person, there is no way it has 108k on it. My R-130 has just over 100K on it now, and there is no comparison. I looked under the dash to see if it had vacuum or electric wipers, and it looked practically new under there. The interior is very good, floor perfect, excepting the sun visor which has shed its skin. The original bill of sale and registration is still sitting in the glove box, it's like a time capsule. Unfortunately, some of those 8600 miles must have been on salted roads, as the frame, winch, axles, springs etc are quite rusted. The Line Setting Tickets are both still there (top of glovebox, and pasted to the cab interior behind the passenger's side of the seat). Interesting details from the LST are, per firetruck duty, it has factory frame reinforcments, aka "Fish Plates", and increased capacity brakes. A big Tulsa 12G winch is mounted up front, also per the LST. I originally thought the rear axle's "SGL RED" meant single rear tires and painted red, but looking at it again I'm certain this means single reduction diffy. Just seems like an odd thing to have to mention, are there really 4X4 trucks with double reduction axles? I was surprised on opening the hood to find a BG six and its T-98 tranny mounted. I didn't think to check whether it was a BG-241 or the BG-265. The BG was either rebuilt or very lightly used as well, as nearly all its paint is still there and in good condition. The oil pan has clearly suffered a collision with the big FA-50 front axle differential. Are the BG oil pans deeper than the standard issue SD-240 that the truck left the factory with? Any thoughts or info on this truck are welcome!