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Old 11-10-2015, 05:29 AM   #1
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Gillig chassis

Just out of curiosity what type of chassis is Gillig
Monacoque,Semi Monacoque,Huck Botted,Raised Rail or something else.

1998 36ft Country Coach Magna #5499
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:51 AM   #2
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Huck bolted.

Early ones pre 90 like ours normal rails we presume (MHA) but newer ones with full belly basement may be raised rail.

Ours is same as school buss of the day but being built in Ca for public schools required safety in the design and likely little difference to motor home chassis.

Not sure if high rail also had other common use, others may know.

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A very heavy-duty traditional raised-rail chassis with a Cadillac kind of ride and handling.
2000 Country Coach Intrigue 40'
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Old 11-10-2015, 08:52 AM   #4
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It's a bus chassis and a great one at that.
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Old 11-10-2015, 12:40 PM   #5
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Pretty much non-specific answers to your initial post.

It depends on the year for sure.
Our 97 Intrigue has deep frame rails, with "some" huck bolts, at the front and rear suspension points only. The frame rails are noticeably narrow after that and the storage bays with associated structure seem to bear the weight and stress between the front and the back suspensions.

This could be described as a semi-monocoque frame?

Maybe a former CC employee could chime in?

I would love to see some pics of the rolling frames at the factory that were taken in the 90's.

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Old 11-10-2015, 05:48 PM   #6
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Found this for a 97


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Gillig chassis with a Detroit series 40
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