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Author Topic: MCI-9 Front Baggage Bay  (Read 1373 times)
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« on: December 15, 2006, 04:49:10 PM »

Hello Guys,

Before I go and take this cover apart......... Huh  What is behind the cover in the rear side of the front bay of my MCI-9...

Though I would ask, before I take it apart...... Grin

Thanks for the help.

Bill
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2006, 05:29:23 PM »

That would be the auxillary fuel tank.
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2006, 05:31:58 PM »

Thanks, now I know.   How big is it?  Anyone ever take them out?

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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2006, 05:34:07 PM »

40 gallons.
Why remove it.
Thats an easy place to tie in the generator or heat fuel pickup.
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2006, 05:38:07 PM »

Ed,

Got a phone number?  Would like to call you if you have a few minutes.

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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2006, 06:04:50 PM »

Before you go ripping that thing out, you might want to look underneath your coach and see the big lines that tie it into the main tank. You might end up with diesel flood you don't want.


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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2006, 06:15:50 PM »

True, true, true,

Now that I know what it is, not really going to take it apart.  In fact, I'm doing nothing to the coach until I ask 100 questions at Arcadia.

Okay, I say nothing, removing the three stripes.  Really don't like them.....

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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2006, 06:29:35 PM »

Fuel Tank:  140 gallon capacity or 168.6 gallons with auxiliary (from the MCI spec sheet)

Hummmm, the area in question doesn't look like it has a 40gallon capacity.   Could it be 28.6 gallons?

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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2006, 07:25:24 PM »

If you look on the left drivers panel there should be a tag that says fuel capacity. If it says 144 U.S. Gallons
then you don't have the auxillary fuel tank.

That plywood panel covers the air handler for a/c and heat. Not all MC9's had the optional tank in there.
Most had the a/c unit and heater cores in that space. Note: There should be an a/c condenser in the
foward accessory bay on the drivers side behid the front tire with a screen over it. Then you have
an MC9 with the factory a/c and heat. Look in the battery bay and if there is an angled fiberglass duct
in there going up to the floor then you have the a/c equipped coach.

No ductwork would mean either that it was removed or your coach has the auxillary tank. But that info
should be on the side dashboard tag.
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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2006, 10:37:28 PM »

Okay,

The label left of the driver says 179 gallons.  All my coach air is on board.  ( A thread a couple weeks ago).

Guess that settles it.  I have an aux tank..   

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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2006, 05:19:42 AM »

Bill,
  Have you registered yet for Bussin' 2007? If not please email me jconrad@desoto.net  We need to know total number attending to plan everything.  Thanks, Jack

True, true, true,

Now that I know what it is, not really going to take it apart. In fact, I'm doing nothing to the coach until I ask 100 questions at Arcadia.

Okay, I say nothing, removing the three stripes. Really don't like them.....

Bill
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