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« on: February 22, 2008, 10:32:52 AM »

Greetings,

Does anyone have a ballpark for how much a 82 MC-9 weighs without seats and luggage racks or bathroom? (6v92 with 740 Allison.)

Anyone think it's over 18,000 lbs?


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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2008, 01:15:16 PM »

Anyone think it's over 18,000 lbs?
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I would "guess" 26,000 lbs. Huh Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2008, 01:22:38 PM »

I would put $ that its over 18,000 lbs
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008, 08:32:33 PM »

chaz,

I have a mc7 that i converted -- with 4 people 180 gal of water - full of fuel -- and converted it weights ~ 33,000 ... that is with a 800 lbs genset lots of plywood and stuff ... I like 26,000 - 30,000 stripped -- for 7 bucks at a truck stop you could know to the lb -- even line up the plates get the axles divided and you will know your front axle, your drive and the tag axle weight - you might even get a trading card with a big truck on it -- lol

pull on the scales hit the intercom -- they will tell you that they have your weight - and they will give you a print out --

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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2008, 08:37:52 PM »

The CO-OP's out in the country always have scales to weigh the grain and feed trucks coming and going. If you don't need an official weight ticket, it's usually free.

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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2008, 09:19:00 PM »

chaz, why are you looking for that weight? Your Curb weight when you register should be the curb as a converted coach not a shell.....
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2008, 06:41:06 AM »

my fully gutted 4104 weighed that much. I'd add another 8-10,000 lbs
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2008, 06:46:37 AM »

I wouldn't stray much below 30 000lbs in estimating.

It might help if we knew why you are asking.

You won't be sneaking that thing's weight below any of the licencing thresholds, fer shure.

happy coaching!
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2008, 11:31:29 AM »

The landfill in our county has weigh in and weight out scales. You might check with yer county and see if they will let you across them for free. Wink
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2008, 12:20:32 PM »

Here's a little bit of info.

MCIŽ MC-9 Coach (1979-1984)

A welded single-piece "monocoque" frame minimizes rattles and squeaks for the life of the bus.

Dimensions
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Overall Length:   40 ft.
Overall Width:   96 in.
Overall Height:   Approximately 11 ft.
Wheelbase:   285 in.
Approximate Vehicle Weight:   27,500 lbs.

Specifications
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Engine:   
Six cylinder: DDC 6V92TA two-cycle diesel developing 277 H.P. at 2100 R.P.M.
Eight cylinder: DDC 8V-71 two-cycle diesel developing 280 H.P. at 2100 R.P.M.

Transmission:
Automatic: Allison HT740 (four forward and one revers
Automatic: Allison HT754 (five forward and one reverse)
Manual: Dana Model 8844A (four forward and one reverse)
Manual: Fuller T-11605D (five forward and one reverse)

Brakes:   
Service: Air operated two shoe service brakes are installed at each axle
Emergency: Air operated Bendix-Westinghouse DD-3 emergency and parking brakes are used at rear driving axle.

Clutch:   
Self-adjusting, dry disc type, 15" diameter, with air assist (Dana 4-speed transmission and Fuller 5-speed transmission)

Electrical:
24-volt negative ground. Two heavy-duty 29-plate, 220-ampere hour capacity batteries. Front headlights - dual seal beam 12-volt lamps.

Air Conditioning:
6-cylinder compressor, driven by a self-adjusting belt drive off the main engine.

Seats:
43-, 47- or 49-passenger recliners with restroom

Parcel Racks:
Inside parcel racks - 122 Cu. Ft.

Luggage Compartments:
Under floor enclosed compartments - 300 Cu. Ft.

Fuel Tank:
140 gallon capacity or 168.6 gallons with auxiliary tank.

Suspension:
Air ride type, which operates automatically and maintains a constant ride height.

Steering:
Hydraulic - power steering is standard.

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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2008, 05:35:29 PM »

Our seated Mc-8 weighed 27,300 when we purchased it. After removing all seats, luggage racks aqnd AC, bus weighed 24,000. After the conversion, it now weighs about 35,000.  Jack
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2008, 11:11:04 PM »

The landfill in our county has weigh in and weight out scales. You might check with yer county and see if they will let you across them for free. Wink

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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2008, 04:03:42 PM »

Thanks for the replies.... been gone for the weekend. The reason I wanted to know was to register it. They charge you for how much it weighs, so I was trying to get off as cheap as possible. What are the going rates for yearly tags?


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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2008, 04:26:36 PM »

Thanks for the replies.... been gone for the weekend. The reason I wanted to know was to register it. They charge you for how much it weighs, so I was trying to get off as cheap as possible. What are the going rates for yearly tags?


Thanks.

One of the great things about Tennessee.  Motorhome registration is $23 per year no matter what the weight.   Cool  I registered mine for the full 36,000 pound GVWR on the specs.

Since your state is apparently weight based, keep in mind that the registered weight becomes the legal weight.  Irregardless of the design weight capacity, it will be technically illegal for it to be loaded past that weight.  I'm not sure there will ever be cause for your bus to get weighed by DOT, but if for any reason it were, you would be in violation if it was registered at 22,000 but had grown to 28,000 or more after convesion.  Just something to think about.  You know me, I'm the party pooper.  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2008, 05:07:52 PM »

In alabama, they want 500 bucks a year for 36000lbs Angry
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