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Old 04-19-2011, 05:23 PM   #1
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New Radiator

I have a 2005 Alpine Coach 36 mid-door with radiator leaks. It was noted at MW Cummins in Spokane while in for LOF. After inspection the extended warranty adjuster has recommended a new one. However none are to be found in the Spokane area. Where can we (me and NW Cummins find a new one? I have heard of Max's Radiator of Portland OR, but is there anyone closer? Does the mid-door configuration make a difference?
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:05 PM   #2
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I just had to order a new one from Northwest Radiator, 509-533-9442. They are located on Trent Avenue, Spokane, east of SCC and West of Zips on the North side of Trent. Mine is for a 1997 CAT 3126. They do all of the radiator repair for Western States CAT.

4715 East Trent Avenue. Good luck and lets us know how it turns out.

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Old 04-19-2011, 11:51 PM   #3
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There are several threads on this, including vendor contact information. Use the search feature at the top of the Alpine Coach Forum page ("Search This Forum").
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:18 AM   #4
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Macs have the deminsions, and have fabricated several of them, so they are who I would call. They build the new one out of copper with either aluminum or stainless steel tanks, cannot remember what was said in the post, but they make a quality unit. http://www.macsradiator.com/


Is it in good enough shape to drive it down to Portland? If so, there is no sales tax in Oregon, so you save that, and Cummins NW In portland could most likely take it apart and put it back together for you. I don't know if you can stay in the coach while it's being worked on. You can in Coburg, OR, but that is 200 miles from Macs.
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:29 PM   #5
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Thank you everyone for helping me out with this dilemma. Following is an update as to the status:
Both Chris (NW Cummins) and I called Northwest Radiators. They were not in favor of fabricating a radiator for the Alpine Coach.
I called Rod at Mac's Radiators of Portland --they did not have one in stock but could fabricate one.
Because of a bad experience with Radiator Supply House, they were not contacted.
I put a call into Burke Morgan to see if by chance he still had a radiator. I have not received a call-back.
My extended warranty people have referred Chris to Source Manufacturing of Portland and Chris is exploring that avenue.
If I had my rathers I would prefer Mac's as they come with good recommendations.
We live in Spokane so presently are not in the RV. The radiator was removed for inspection by the extended warranty folks and all coolants and hydraulic fluids have been drained.
Thank you every one.
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:27 PM   #6
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New Radiator

We were able to contact Burke Morgan. He still has radiators and other Alpine Coach accessories, but he does not give a warranty on the radiators. My extended warranty wanted a 1 year guarantee so we are going with Source Manufacturing of Portland. The nice thing is the extended warranty is picking up the whole tab. I reckon this call for a.
Thank you. It's nice to know that we are not out there all by ourselves when it comes to the Alpine Coach.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:44 PM   #7
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Great extended warranty company

Who is your extended warranty with, nice to know they covered the radiator.
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Radiator, etc.

Our extended warranty is with Extra Ride. They have been prompt and helpfull in responding to our problem.
Now for the bad news. Source Manufacturing of Portland was contacted on April 21st and they responded with blue prints and measurements of the new radiator. On April 25th our contact person with Source Manufacturing said that the radiator was ready and they were waiting for the paint to dry before shipment. When the radiator never arrived as promised we attempted to obtain a tracking number but learned instead that the radiator manufacture had never received a work order to fabricate one. In the meantime the days and weeks were slipping by, we were back to square one and now our contact with Source Manufacturing of Portland was not receiving or returning calls. When he finally responded the process was started all over again.
Today, May 18th we received word that the radiator should be in Spokane tomorrow.
Needless to say, Source Manufacturing of Portland is no longer in our book for places to go to for a product. When I contacted Extra Ride I learned that their suggestion for Source Manufacturing was just that, a suggestion, and that we could have gone to any one else. Their only requirement was that the radiator have at least a one year guarantee.
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I recently received a radiator from these people, Superior Cooling – Diesel Engine Radiators*|*Industrial Radiator Specialists, Repair, Rebuild, Replacement, Cores, Caterpillar, Komatsu, John Deere, Mack Trucks, Peterbilt Truck, Cummins, Volvo, National, Isuzu, Man, Bedford, FreightLiner, Ford fit great, they had one in stock for my 1996 HR, they have a distribution warehouse in Eugene OR. Give them a call, talk to Mark, they got it delivered to my home in a couple of days!
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It would be nice to believe that everything worked out alright and that we were able to camp with the grandchildren over the Memorial Day weekend.
But not so.
The radiator that was received a week ago was 6 inches too short. Source Engineering of Portland (was this a name change) was immediately contacted and a new one was to be on its way, here by next Tuesday (today). But instead, today learned that the radiator was to be build on Tuesday and shipped on Thursday.


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The Source for Source Engineering of Portland is believed to be the Matrix, in which time is bent by forces beyond the control of humanity. Fortunately, in Matrix time, shipping on Thursday is equivalent to delivery 10 days ago, so you are actually ahead of schedule by 3 days. Now if they can only keep those radiator dimensions from being bent by forces beyond the control of humanity....

I believe Mac's Radiator of Portland doesn't use the Matrix for product fulfillment, and can bypass the bending of time and dimensions, but that's just what I heard.
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It would be nice to believe that everything worked out alright and that we were able to camp with the grandchildren over the Memorial Day weekend.
But not so.
The radiator that was received a week ago was 6 inches too short. Source Engineering of Portland (was this a name change) was immediately contacted and a new one was to be on its way, here by next Tuesday (today). But instead, today learned that the radiator was to be build on Tuesday and shipped on Thursday.


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Are you still stuck in Spokane? If I knew how long you where going to be here I would have contacted you for any help that I might have been able to give.
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I agree with EngineerMike--my new Macs radiator arrival did not suffer from time dilation!

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