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Old 01-25-2016, 12:59 PM   #1
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Aluminum radiator

I have a 2006 Magna 630 45', and have been searching the forum for aluminum radiator problems. How do I check my radiator and intercooler? My search does not say. If they are aluminum, is it obvious from the look? The accumulator tank is steel. Does that mean I am ok? Is the problematic radiator all aluminum, or just some parts/fittings?
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I have a 2006 Magna 630 45', and have been searching the forum for aluminum radiator problems. How do I check my radiator and intercooler? My search does not say. If they are aluminum, is it obvious from the look? The accumulator tank is steel. Does that mean I am ok? Is the problematic radiator all aluminum, or just some parts/fittings?
Hi Greg,

If you are familiar with welding it is very apparent from looking at the welds on the bottom of the radiator if it's aluminum or not. If it is aluminum the entire radiator will be aluminum. If it has been replaced the tanks on the ends (front and back) will be steel so you can check this with a magnet.

The intercooler (CAC) is aluminum as they all are, even the replacements. Aluminum is by far the best material for releasing heat.

We have a 2007 Inspire with 80,000 miles and the original aluminum radiator still going strong. They are not all a problem, but many are.
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Ok, good, thanks
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Greg, you can call Country Coach (ask for Gregg Bootes), give them your coach serial # and they can tell you if you have one of the 'suspect' radiators. CC, along with Monaco and some others, got some bad radiators and used them until early 2007. My coach has one of the suspect radiators but is still OK after 9 years and 55K miles.
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I called CC for some info a few months ago, concerning buying new rear shocks for our 97 Intrigue. They wanted 25$ up front for the first 15 minutes, 50$ for 30 minutes etc for looking up the part number so I could place the order.

Maybe things are different now at WinneCoacho, I sure hope so!
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I called CC for some info a few months ago, concerning buying new rear shocks for our 97 Intrigue. They wanted 25$ up front for the first 15 minutes, 50$ for 30 minutes etc for looking up the part number so I could place the order.

Maybe things are different now at WinneCoacho, I sure hope so!
I've read where others have been charged for technical data/phone support. That was apparently based on the need of the newly formed company (different from the original CC) to support their costs of operations. Will be interesting to see if that changes with the new ownership.

That said, I have called several times when I first got my coach back in 2013 and a few times since. Nothing was ever said about a charge. I did spend a fair amount of $$ there last summer getting some things done to the coach so maybe they keep a list of customers who have had service there and don't charge for phone support.
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I called CC and asked for a copy of my build sheet, and they charged $25, but that was for a deliverable... I have spoken with them about remodeling costs for previous coaches I was looking at, no charge there. I sent Greg and email with my VIN, will see what he says about the radiator. Frankly, I think a little snooping around with a magnet will tell the tale...
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