Anybody have a line on a water truck for our Street Survival School?

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Anybody have a line on a water truck for our Street Survival School?

Post by Randy Gonzalez » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:15 pm

Hey all,

We need a water truck for the Tire Rack Street Survival school we're hosting on Feb. 3rd. Anybody have a line on one? I can hit up Google, but if there's somebody in the AX family that we know and perhaps understands our requirements (i.e. skidpad element), I'd love to keep it in the family. Let me know ASAP.

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Re: Anybody have a line on a water truck for our Street Survival School?

Post by Bill Martin » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:20 am

For RallyX we use Ahern Rentals which has a yard just east of the Speedway.

When they were out of the standard ones once, they offered us a smaller one. Maybe that would save some money?

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Re: Anybody have a line on a water truck for our Street Survival School?

Post by Randy Gonzalez » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:05 pm

Thanks Bill!

I called them, and they've got 2 options. A 2000 gallon truck and a 4000 gallon truck. Do you (or anybody else with some experience) know which size will work for us for a skid pad for our school? We've got 30 students running on it (don't think they'll be on it all day, probably just 1 or 2 sessions per student throughout the day).

Also....and please excuse my inexperience here. The prices I was quoted are for just the truck....they do not include water. 2000 gals out of a garden hose is obviously not the proper solution. Does anybody know where we can pick up a couple of thousand gallons of water (I'm sure there's a standard protocol...I'm just clueless on the topic)?
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Re: Anybody have a line on a water truck for our Street Survival School?

Post by Bill Martin » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:24 pm

The large watertruck will heavily spray a rallyX course perhaps 1.5 laps. The courses are similar in length to our typical autocross. That should give you some idea of how many laps of a skid pad it can do.

Some sites have overhead water available. Otherwise, the trucks come with fire hoses that can fill from hydrants, but you might need to rent a meter. If you're at the Speedway you might want to give them a call.

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