Ambulance Remount FAQs
When a full comparison is made, ambulance remounts can save a lot of money as opposed to buying a new ambulance all together, so looking into remounting as an option is definitely a smart idea. We get lots of questions about our popular ambulance remount service, so we’ve provided some of the most frequently asked questions here for your convenience. If you still have questions or would like to discuss your particular remount project, give us a call at 888-977-9810 and ask for our Remount Manager!
Should We Consider Remounting Our Ambulance Box
Ask yourself – “Is the box configuration what our service needs?”; “Is the structure of our module in good physical condition?”; “Financially, what does our budget allow?”
If the answers align with looking at the Remounting, then please contact your Osage dealer to discuss options.
Can We Make Some Changes to Construction?
Osage can make reasonably priced changes to the interior of the module, paint, lighting, flooring, ceilings, etc. That said, making exterior compartment changes & cutting into the aluminum structure can get expensive. At some point making too many structural upgrades/changes might lead to simply ordering a new truck.
What Are My Chassis Choices?
Osage categorizes their boxes as Type I, Type III or Medium Duty.
- Ford F-Series (Pickup Style Cab) – Diesel or Gas
- Dodge Ram (Pickup Style Cab) – Diesel or Gas
- Chevrolet (Pickup Style Cab) – Diesel
- Ford E-Series (Van Style Cab) – Gas
- Chevy G-Series (Van Style Cab) – Gas
- Freightliner – Diesel
- International – Diesel
Can I Remount my Ford E-Series Type III Box onto a Ford or Dodge Type I Chassis?
Osage will not remount a Type III onto a Type I. Osage, as well as all other Ambulance Manufacturers, build boxes to fit onto specific type of chassis. The Chassis and Box become a one-piece completed unit. The Box along with the Chassis are tested to meet Federal and State regulation, FMVSS and KKK, etc.
What are the Differences in the Type I and Type III Boxes making them Not Interchangable?
The boxes have different cab to axle lengths, wheel tub sizes, inner wheel tub widths, interior widths, floor construction and box skirt heights. Trying to make these changes are not cost effective, and you would end up with a morphydite non-tested, non-certified unit.
Why Should I Consider a Remount on my Osage Box?
Osage boxes have a Lifetime Structure Warranty if it’s remounted at Osage. So, it’s built to last several Remounted Chassis updates. Most of all it’s to save money.
How long will I be without my truck if I have a remount done?
The Osage process on a remount will take around 90 days. Osage also has a Loaner Ambulance available if needed to fill in during this process.
What are the Cot Mount Requirements on Remounts?
Always check with your State Regulations to see if you are required to upgrade your Cot Mount System; all States have different regulations.
Do I Need an Existing Box, or Does Osage have used Boxes for Remount Purposes?
Osage does take boxes on trade. Definitely worth asking your dealer about, especially if your current box is an x-brand that you may not be happy with but only have funds for Remounting.
Ours was a remount. I would expect to see the outside of the unit look as good as it did but I was blown away with what was done on the inside. The upgrade to the electrical system, especially where the external fuse boxes are placed, is permanent. Thanks for including that. It appears the battery cut off switch is solid state and that is a huge addition as well. Very pleased with this unit.
John Hinkel, Lifestar EMS, Centralia, IL
Extra Benefits for Ambulance Remounts of Osage Ambulances!
If you are lucky enough to have an Osage model to start with, the remount will extend the lifetime structural warranty of the vehicle. Work performed will come with a three-year warranty worth up to 36,000 miles. It even includes a warranty on other issues such as paint and corrosion.
Also, as a past Osage customer, we have a complete file history of your vehicle of your Osage ambulance. That means that we can tap into your work history for details on parts and labor.
Here at Osage, we benefit from our own history, which includes more than 20 years of business across several makes and models. That comes in extremely handy when performing remounts, as we have seen all different structures and chassis setups.
We have a strong network of independent ambulance dealers as well, and each dealer offers local service and local representation. This can make the remount process a lot more convenient for you, depending upon your exact location. We can also offer an on-site visit in order to accurately estimate the cost of the project.
With that level of experience, attention to detail and quality, it’s easy to see why so many people choose Osage for their remounts.