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Old 12-01-2008, 02:28 PM   #1
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Our 05 coach is in the shop torn apart for radiator replacement. The extended warranty people do not want to use radiator specialties for the radiator as they want $5000.00 for the new replacement.

Does anyone have a source for a good replacement radiator that is readily available. I don't want to wait a month to have someone build the radiator.
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Our 05 coach is in the shop torn apart for radiator replacement. The extended warranty people do not want to use radiator specialties for the radiator as they want $5000.00 for the new replacement.

Does anyone have a source for a good replacement radiator that is readily available. I don't want to wait a month to have someone build the radiator.
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:00 PM   #3
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Is the Alpine rad. made out of alum. or copper?

If so, why couldn't a "good" shop just remove the tanks, boil them out and replace the core, then pressure test the assembly?

There are some shops here in SoCal that I am sure could handle this but you should have the same in NorCal.

It should only take a few days to do this. Even a complete custom job only takes 7-10 business days. Just ask any top fuel/funny car racer.

I'll root around and see what I can find out.

Can you post some pics of the front, back, top, bottom and sides with approx. dimensions? It could help.
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I realize that Alpine built their own chassis but I would bet that they used someone elses radiator.

I found these sites:

http://www.activeradiator.com/heavyduty_main.php

Click on the "Motorhome Radiators" or "Truck Radiators" links to see related pics and dimensions.

Griffin should be able to custom build you one cheaper than the other guys.

http://www.griffinrad.com/

I'll keep looking...
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:43 PM   #5
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Here are some more...

http://www.heavydutyradiatorservices.com/

http://www.arrowheadradiator.com/

http://www.aceradiator.com/radiator.html

http://www.dillonradiator.com/...x.php?cPath=3_360000

http://www.101part.com/Heavy-Duty-Radiators.htm

Now that I think of it, the radiator should be designed for your particular engine and the chassis adapted to fit so maybe there is a clue how to get one made more affordably.
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:31 PM   #6
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Jerry,
The radiator in the 05 is aluminum and is not repairable. $5000 seems ridiculously high. Max radiator in Portland, Oregon can make you a copper replacement. http://www.macsradiator.com/ .
You might also check with Burke Morgan in Yakima WA I understand he bought some radiators at the WRV auction.
Also do a search on radiators on this forum several Alpiner’s have replaced or repaired their radiators at various places across the country.
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I just replaced mine from the WRV stock that was purchased through Burk Morgan who has the contact.
My Warranty Company paid for it but much less than $5,000, probably under $2,500.00.

Burk's # is 509-457-4133

These are the up dated radiators that require 4 bushings. Check the thread re: radiator bushings for more info.
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Aubrey's RV in Yakima has 2 new radiator's. There # is 509-453-4709 and talk to carolyn.
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Jerry,
We had a new radiator put in oou 05 in July. We decided to use a Mac Radiator out of Portland. All they need is the dimensions. The extended warranty paid for the cost of putting in an alum one we paid the difference. About $1000.00. It did not take a month. I think that Carson Truck and Auto in Carson City NV had the new radiator in about a week. Hope that helps
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