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 on: February 24, 2017, 07:17:32 AM 
Started by Chris & Beverly - Last post by ccbmster
I went from a MCI9 96" wide to an MCI 102A3, and the difference is amazing. 

I would never go back to a 96" wide coach.

 on: February 24, 2017, 07:02:08 AM 
Started by daveola - Last post by luvrbus
CA has axle weight limits on RV's, probably like always when the plate and vin number was ran by the officer the MCI bus showed up they always do

 on: February 24, 2017, 05:37:38 AM 
Started by rgrimard - Last post by blue_goose
Found this by Googleing problem.
Hello and thanks for using Just Answer. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I would like to help you with your question. You don't state the year of the bus,but if the keypad has a do not shift light in the upper right corner,I belive you have older Ht 700 Atec transmission. You cant use any arrows on the keypad to pull and retrieve codes such as Allison Wtec 2 or 3 controls. You can try to power down the transmission and disconnect the batteries when you were checking fuses you should look back in the fuse panel for anything marked ATEC or Trans. After you power the bus back up try selecting reverse then neutral a few times,it may reset the light. If it was a later model you check codes by pressing both arrows at the same time and releasing them, the first time you should see OL 70,press them both again and D1 and then a 4 digit code would come up,while the code was showing holding down the mode button until code cleared, "As long as it is not active",would be the way to check and clear codes.Atec controls sometimes had a diagnostic switch for the transmission that when turned on the dash light would flash the codes for you, "But I don't remember seeing one on MCI coaches.
Let me know if you need any more info.

 on: February 24, 2017, 05:28:34 AM 
Started by Chris & Beverly - Last post by Detroitenginespecialist
LOL,Brian you guys weren't exactly SnowWhite in the deal either,it seem like what could go wrong did on that one

luvrbus - interesting comment from someone looking from the WAY outside in.  I spoke to George the other day to schedule his visit to our facility to fix some issues on his engine the authorized Detroit shop had no idea how to address.  Overall, I believe George is a satisfied customer, because if he wasn't in the slightest, I'm sure he would have posted his concerns for everyone to see and he would not have called us to schedule a visit.

Yes, he had a turbo issue when he left, that was quickly resolved, at the end of the day American Fleet came away with a customer for life and the dealer George was at lost one.  I think the "Snow White" comment should be directed at the Dealer. LOL.

 on: February 24, 2017, 04:58:04 AM 
Started by Nel - Last post by Nel
Thanks guys for the tips and the air jack is on my list.   Dan I like the idea of supporting the bus body that way, just knowing all that weight is supported at another point makes it less intimidating when your working on it, not really sure how to purge the suspension, since I notice that even when the air pressure reads zero on the dash, the suspension is still aired up for a while, Thanks again

 on: February 24, 2017, 03:39:51 AM 
Started by Chris & Beverly - Last post by scanzel
You can look at this way. 96"wide once you convert the inside and cover the walls with something you will now be less than 96". With my 102" wide even after covering my walls I am still at about 96" inside. Just look at the difference between an MCI 9 and a MCI 102 A,B or C. My choice now would be a 45' MCI DL for a conversion series 60/B500. I like my Prevost but framing out the curved windows is a big challenge.

 on: February 24, 2017, 02:52:31 AM 
Started by Chris & Beverly - Last post by Jon
What is the source of the comment about 102 wide being an issue and getting hassled?

All of my coaches for the last 27 years have been 102 wide and nobody ever has stopped me or even commented on its width or where I was allowed to go.

I doubt if any semi or commercial bus in operation today is less than 102 wide.

 on: February 23, 2017, 11:50:07 PM 
Started by Chris & Beverly - Last post by dbldragon
   We have a 102 MCI and didn't know what it was when we first looked at it. We had just stepped out of a 96" bus and was painted the same . The wife said what is different with this one and I said I don't know but its different. To us you can feel the extra space.  We have had it for 2 summers now and have been to Alaska and to N Ont. by way of SD from Vancouver Island and never had a issue with its 102 " size.


 on: February 23, 2017, 11:09:51 PM 
Started by daveola - Last post by Dave5Cs
Yes but there is the non commercial Class C license requirement also in that book and what you can drive with a regular class C standard license also.

 on: February 23, 2017, 11:05:56 PM 
Started by Chris & Beverly - Last post by TomC
If you're going to add slide outs, overall width doesn't really matter. But-like most of us, I don't like slide outs for many reasons. My transit is 102" wide and 40ft long with huge windows. The first thing people notice when coming in is the open air feeling. I have never been stopped or bothered about the 102" wide either on the road or in an RV park. If I were doing another bus conversion, I'd use the MCI 102C3. 6'10" headroom, 102" wide, huge windows, straight side walls, stainless below the belt line, and some converted to Series 60. Good Luck, TomC

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