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Offline Busnut83

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Turning Radius
« on: December 31, 2011, 07:50:47 PM »
98 prevost 45' entertainer coach,,, will raising the tag  axle allow me to turn tighter... my street is 22' wide with a mail box on the opposite side... I need to back in my drive but the new coach wont quite fit.... The 40 mci9 does????

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Re: Turning Radius
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 08:02:36 PM »
As I understand it, raising the tag will let you make a tighter turn in reverse.  I don't know if it will enough for your needs though.  This is merely what I was told.  I never had one to try.
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Re: Turning Radius
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2011, 08:03:39 PM »
The 339 inch wheel base limits the turning radius on a entertainer raising the tag is not going to help you fwiw it will use up the 42 ft turning radius lol forward or reverse with the overhang on the rear lol

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« Last Edit: December 31, 2011, 08:06:06 PM by luvrbus »
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Re: Turning Radius
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2011, 08:12:03 PM »
Thanks  thought I would ask before I try to reinvent  the wheel????

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Re: Turning Radius
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2011, 08:37:12 PM »
sorry  fwiw - ???????

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Re: Turning Radius
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2012, 08:44:59 AM »
I think my next project will be to keep the original length and shorten the wheelbase.... ;D
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Re: Turning Radius
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2012, 09:03:42 AM »
What is the wheel base and turn radious of the 83 mci 9 40' njt??? I just want to compare the difference? Thanks.

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Re: Turning Radius
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2012, 09:20:38 AM »
Believe it not the entertainer is a lot shorter 51 feet for the MCI 9 it is the overhang and length that kills you, the turning radius is a circle at the wheels the wheel base for a MCI 9 is 285 inches strange huh remove the stop and a 9 will turn in a 45 ft radius or shorter fwiw 

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Re: Turning Radius
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2012, 10:35:46 AM »
Never  researched the turning radius numbers.  Just know if you place your rear tags where you want to back into drive way ---edge and cut front the prevost comes around quicker than the Mci I was use to driving before.For those that have been in and out of my driveway ;the prevost is easier than the Mci 8 was to get in and out. It can test your driving abilities--. not long or steep. sharp turns, hills with steep banks and ditches.   Bob
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Re: Turning Radius
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2012, 07:48:41 AM »
sorry  fwiw - ???????

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Re: Turning Radius
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2012, 09:15:20 AM »
My 95 XL raises the tag slightly to improve the turning radius if I am moving very slowly but some places are just too tight to get in.

Can the mail box be moved? I have almost moved a few myself with out meaning too. :-[

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Re: Turning Radius
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2012, 10:10:31 AM »
Can the mail box be moved? I have almost moved a few myself with out meaning too. :-[

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Re: Turning Radius
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2017, 06:51:43 AM »
I was searching for turning radius to build my driveway around a bus. Though this was useful, included the price of a new coach from a few years back, just for shits n giggles.

"For the redesign of its ’13 J4500 and E4500 models, MCI enlisted BMW Group Designworks USA, which put together the initial renderings based on MCI’s goals and scope. The result is a vehicle with improved aerodynamics, functionality, and curb appeal. From an engineering standpoint (with heavy-duty, proven powertrain options and a solid foundation), it’s no wonder an estimated 40 percent (or more) of all motor coaches currently in service are MCI models. Below, you get an idea just how long the MCI J4500 really is—45.58 feet to be exact. Other worthwhile dimensions include a 315-inch wheelbase, 102-inch width, and a little less than 12 feet in overall height. Standard J4500s have a turning radius of 47 feet, but our model was able to perform the maneuver in 45 feet, thanks to being equipped with MCI’s steerable tag axle option. The as-tested price of the Detroit Diesel-powered J4500 we got to testdrive was $640,000."

http://www.trucktrend.com/cool-trucks/1304dp-motor-boatin-2013-mci-j4500-coach/
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Re: Turning Radius
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2017, 07:01:31 AM »
Quote from: robertglines1
It can test your driving abilities--. not long or steep. sharp turns, hills with steep banks and ditches.   Bob

Bob I never had a problem with your driveway in my 45' Setra's!
But then Cody used to say I could move them from one bay of the shop to the other by cranking the wheels sideways and backing up about 3 feet!
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Re: Turning Radius
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2017, 12:31:11 PM »
MCI 40-foot 7,8,9: Outside body corner, LH & RH = 50' '7" Outside tire, LH & RH = 47' 6"

Eagle 1,5,10: Outside body corner, LH & RH = 44' 3" Outside tire, LH & RH = 41' 0"

MC-5 a,b,c: Outside body corner, LH & RH = 43' 6" Outside tire, LH & RH = 40' 6"

GM 4106 specs just slightly tighter than the MC-5s, at 42' and 38' 6" respectively.

As you can see, the turning radius of the 35' MC-5 is almost identical to the 40' Eagles.
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