Steep 10% Grade,
Remove two smaller Radiators, That clog easily,
replace them with
large one ..
is a Standard MCI 9 with the older split radiators.
was the only Bus Manufacturer that used this type of Split Radiator system,.
the new MCI's are starting to use one larger radiator system like all
other Bus manufacturers.
borrowed that better technology and made room to move our radiators down below
This concept also made room, a lot more room
upstairs for living space. The tail swing is
shorter than 90% of most motor homes and is no larger than any other European
MCI 9 and 102 C-3 stretched to 45'
Finished Images of our rear clip installed on
MCI 9 and a MCI 102 C-3 both now 45 '
These are some of the more popular
rear Clip Questions.
hope this helps a little ...
Clip Questions and Answers :
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Q: what is the big advantage to having these new rear
A: In this day and age, most Big Coach buyers are looking for a 45 foot Coach
even want Slide outs.
creating a competitive chassis for the person searching for a large coach
without a large budget.
New 45 foot Coaches start in the $360,000. range ....A good used mid 1990's MCI
will start at $100,000.
start at $35,000.
The main reason people prefer the extra length
is to allow more room upstairs. When using an MCI chassis, moving the radiators
beneath the floor and out of the passenger compartment adds 3-5 feet. This, in
essence, adds almost a complete room to the rear of the coach. Our 45's
have more space in the rear than some of the earlier new MCI 45s. Those
coaches still had the radiators in the passenger compartment. With the new E
model introduced in the late 90s, they began placing the radiators below
Q: Won't the rear end drag a lot?
A: On a standard motor home rear overhangs average 14 feet. Some are as far out as 16
feet. That is long! Our 45 footer only overhangs approximately 11 feet.
We continue an 11 degree pitch or slant on the rear end. We test our rears on a
steep driveway of 12 degrees. If it passes that steep driveway, it will go almost anywhere.
Q: How long is the tail swing on your motor coach?
A: Our tail swing is about 3 to 5 feet longer than a standard coach. It is
considered to be very minimal if you compare it to the tail swing of a Vanhool,
Prevost or other larger tail swing buses. Don't worry. You should never turn
out of the gas station and wipe the pump out.
Q: Can the bus ever sag?
A: NO. Never... Our " BusConversion101.com " rear clip is so heavily reinforced that the shell in that
area is twice to almost 3 times what it needs to be for this type of
application. Keep in mind, the engine is in the exact same location as it was
before we started. We do not move the engine, we only add to the upstairs
and reinforce it below. We do, however, add to the roof, the floor and the
under super structure. This end section creates a tremendous amount of strength
when put together properly. This also allows you to have a one piece large
tailgate like other new coaches.
Q: Isn't there a lot of extra strain on the back end?
A: I cannot say there is no strain at all. However, with the structural
integrity that we add to create this end section, I can say no, there is not much
strain at all where we attach the coach or rear end area.
Q: Is this the only look you offer? The back
appears a little too commercial looking.
A: This particular coach was a prototype rear section for a newer model
that we are currently designing. The new exterior copies the new style 2005-2006
Q: Can the polished skins be included in the new part?
A: Yes, when we add a rear clip we can match the style of your shell. If you
have painted skins, we can match them. Polished? We match them as well.
|Examples of how Neoplan mounts
their larger radiators
We do the same with MCI coaches
...How?, Just look below....
Images below are of one of
This is a 40' MCI 9, stretched to 45 feet but without a raised roof.
This is a non-raised roof, commercial unit,you
can see the
visible rivets securing access panels for the
Our Motor Coaches have no visible rivets anywhere.
Better views of the rear engine area when finishing
Earlier steps at the bottom of this page ....
The rear of our coaches have a standard 10% incline,
Plus the tail swing is less than
Motor Homes .
Less than other standard
45' Motor Coaches ..
1990 MCI C-3 Stretched 3'
Below are examples of how Neoplan add larger radiators
...We just do the same to the MCI
More images of stretched
9 Earlier Images of stretched
Below are progression shots of a MCI
photos were taken at our R&D shop in Macungie, PA.