ACELA 6X6 WITH SLRV EXPEDITION BOX NEW BUILD

clydeps

New member
What unit did you order?
An Adventurer - Isuzu NPS chassis. We really liked the layout with the electric bed, and couldn't see any point in going bigger just for 2 of us. It will be a big step up from our current slide-on/Amarok ute but only a metre longer so will still get into places the bigger trucks can't (like supermarket carparks - not very RV-friendly in Oz.)
 
An Adventurer - Isuzu NPS chassis. We really liked the layout with the electric bed, and couldn't see any point in going bigger just for 2 of us. It will be a big step up from our current slide-on/Amarok ute but only a metre longer so will still get into places the bigger trucks can't (like supermarket carparks - not very RV-friendly in Oz.)
Congrats on your new rig! We initially looked at the Adventurer. It’s the perfect size. Ours grew an additional 1.5 meters partly because this will be our home 7 months of the year. Say hi to Warwick next time you’re in. He’s a terrific guy.
 

buddilly

Member
I may have missed it but what is your wall-to-wall turning circle? Are you doing a rear steering axle? Trying to figure out the biggest turning circle I can live with on my rig. Rear steer is a big deal.
 
I may have missed it but what is your wall-to-wall turning circle? Are you doing a rear steering axle? Trying to figure out the biggest turning circle I can live with on my rig. Rear steer is a big deal.
According to Acela's brochure, the 6x6 has a 56.4 ft turning radius. I had my wheelbase lengthened by 19" and Acela told me my turning radius would now be 58 ft. No, this chassis does not have rear turning axles. I had that on my 45 ft Newell motorhome and my old 1988 Mazda MX-6. Really nice.
 

GR8ADV

Explorer
According to Acela's brochure, the 6x6 has a 56.4 ft turning radius. I had my wheelbase lengthened by 19" and Acela told me my turning radius would now be 58 ft. No, this chassis does not have rear turning axles. I had that on my 45 ft Newell motorhome and my old 1988 Mazda MX-6. Really nice.
58ft Radius??
 

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The 3900mm wheelbase Unimog U500 has a turning diameter of 55.7’
The standard Mk23 MTVR has a turning diameter of 86’.
The MTV 6x6 has a turning diameter of 61.4’. According to Wenzlau. According to Acela it’s 56.4’ “Radius” but actually diameter. Who knows what is correct? All I know is that the MTVR is way too much.
 
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Let’s try and clear up the turning radius vs turning circle.

The turning radius of a vehicle is the radius of the smallest circular turn that the vehicle is capable of making. The term turning radius is a technical term that has become popular automotive jargon. In the jargon sense, it is commonly used to mean the full diameter of the smallest circle, but in technical usage the turning radius still is used to denote the radius. This difference in meaning has been in play for a long time, and does no harm except to confuse people encountering it for the first time. The less ambiguous term turning circle avoids the mistaken jargon use of the word 'radius'. As an example, Motor Trend refers to a curb-to-curb turning circle of a 2008 Cadillac CTS as 35.5 feet. But the terminology is not yet settled. The AutoChannel.com refers to turning radius of the same car as 35.5 feet. It is often used as a generalized term rather than a numerical figure.

I emailed Acela and asked for clarification. The Acela 6x6 turning radius OR turning circle is 56.4 ft. In other words, you can turn this unit in a circle with a diameter of 56.4 ft.
 

mog

Kodiak Wrangler
It seems to be a very fast and loose 'measurement'. While most people would think the outside radius (outer tire) would be the most useful, sometimes the inside radius (inside tire) is the 'given' measurement as it sounds so much better. AND with a cabover truck, are they measuring the radius of the tire's path, or the body's path, which would probably be a greater radius.
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RAM5500 CAMPERTHING

OG Portal Member #183
It seems to be a very fast and loose 'measurement'. While most people would think the outside radius (outer tire) would be the most useful, sometimes the inside radius (inside tire) is the 'given' measurement as it sounds so much better. AND with a cabover truck, are they measuring the radius of the tire's path, or the body's path, which would probably be a greater radius.
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Exactly!!

I find great humor this is bringing up so much discussion! :p
 
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