When I was still working I cut down on a lot of the equipment carried in my BN rig (which were 2 successive Chevy Suburbans then a Ford Excursion)....the biggest being the sound powered phone system .....I designated an ENG in my BN to carry it...I had the Shops put a large box on top of the ENG & they carried it on there Rig & could be special called to any incident that required the system....although not often used having a dedicated ENG for it allowed them to be proficient in setting it up & using it as opposed to having it in the Bn Rig & grabbing any Unit to set it up & use it on the fly when it was necessary to rely on it.....a few times a year I had them bring it around the BN to MUD (Multi Unit Drills) & demonstrate the operation as well as do's & don'ts for the other Units.....this not only cleared up some space in our Rig but provided a Unit well versed in the systems operations.....the SP Phone system was the biggest space taker but I also relocated some of the smaller tools like the Maverick Hydrant....the Piercing Applicator .....& a Foam Nozzle etc to the E&T in my FH .The back trunk has room for two sets of gear. Not much else in terms of “gear” is carried in the battalion “rig”. Sound powered phones and a couple extra radios including the Post. Also the window blanket.
Although the clean cab concept is a good one which our job seems to be grasping more and more.