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Re: What is the 3W's actual turning radius? [Re: Lordofthewings] #726403
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Originally Posted by Lordofthewings
Try Texas.


Craig and I are in Texas. Even we have trouble turning around here.

Re: What is the 3W's actual turning radius? [Re: Andrew J.] #726405
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Originally Posted by Andrew J.
Originally Posted by Lordofthewings
Try Texas.


Craig and I are in Texas. Even we have trouble turning around here.


It would make for interesting synchronized diving during a parade, each of you trying to stay on the parade route.


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Re: What is the 3W's actual turning radius? [Re: MichaelS] #726417
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About the same as a container ship.

Re: What is the 3W's actual turning radius? [Re: LightSpeed] #726434
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Originally Posted by LightSpeed
Originally Posted by Andrew J.
Originally Posted by Lordofthewings
Try Texas.


Craig and I are in Texas. Even we have trouble turning around here.


It would make for interesting synchronized diving during a parade, each of you trying to stay on the parade route.


The Top Gear team has already run a synchronized "modified" turning circle show:
[video:youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abEvYi8wChc[/video]

I'll try some parking lot tests tomorrow or Saturday and post some results.


Craig - Texas, USA
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Re: What is the 3W's actual turning radius? [Re: MichaelS] #726438
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My long gone Ford f-350 longbed crew cab 4wd had a better radius. All it needed was the state of Rhode Island!


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Re: What is the 3W's actual turning radius? [Re: Andrew J.] #726452
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Originally Posted by Andrew J.
Originally Posted by Lordofthewings
Try Texas.


Craig and I are in Texas. Even we have trouble turning around here.


Andrew, I'm going to start turning in Dallas, and I may almost reach you in Austin by the time I've completed my 180 turn.


Craig - Texas, USA
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Re: What is the 3W's actual turning radius? [Re: MichaelS] #726467
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The Top Gear video gives the answer just skid it round

Re: What is the 3W's actual turning radius? [Re: MichaelS] #726540
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Drum role please...

Okay, my precise, scientific measurements say, the turning radius for the Morgan 3 Wheeler is about 44 feet (13.4 meters for those on the other side of the pond). I would ensure you have at least 45 feet in your turning circle to ensure you don't hit something.

I tested this in a large parking lot, using the 9ft wide parking spaces as a grid to use as my guide. My 2021 M3W has a standard setup and AVON tires. I tried starting with my tires straightforward, or if I started with the wheels turned, both left and right hand turns. My turn radius varied from about 42.5 feet, to about 45 feet. I just measured a couple of the turns and used the parking space grid to estimate the rest. So not entirely scientific, but should get you what you need to set up your turn circle.

With about a 45' turning radius, I learned on day one of ownership to never attempt a u-turn! You need a good portion of Texas to pull a u-turn, never attempt in the State of Vermont!
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Enjoy!
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Re: What is the 3W's actual turning radius? [Re: MichaelS] #726543
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Well, I negotiate a U Turn at the bottom of my sloping drive as can be seen in the photo, from the the edge of the drive on the left through the apex to the far side of the drive going down is 32 feet giving a radius of 16 feet. Going down I can make this turn on full lock by having the left tire on the edge of the driveway, turning so the right tire is on the apex going through and coming out the left tire goes to the left edge on the far side and completes the turn in one.

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Re: What is the 3W's actual turning radius? [Re: MichaelS] #726547
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I've been away so didn't have access to check on this but got radical and had a look in the handbook...

[Linked Image]

So it's got an official 15m turning circle, presumably without use of handbook or heavy right foot, which is only slightly embarrassing for your average supertanker. laugh

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