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Old 09-26-2014, 08:40 PM   #15
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hmm SML, interesting. So are you saying that all your coolers are in the same plain rather than stacked?

Typically, as in my case, things start with the AC condenser followed by the CAC and other fluid radiators and the actual engine coolant radiator is the last in the stack before the fan.

Are you sure what you showed in the picture above is not the CAC? I know that looking from the backside through my fan, the rad is definatly not segmented like what you are showing.

Guess I need to sign up with Kevin anyway. He is a prepaid service advisor more or less correct? I have a couple of other things I need to work on, including replacing a PACBrake with an updated style, so though I'm an accomplished wrencher, some RV type service advise on the larger class systems might be a good idea!

Yes, mine are all cross flow and stacked on their respective edges, not a sandwich like my previous DP. From what I can see from inside the engine bay (and by observing how the coolant and hydraulic hoses are routed), the top unit is the CAC, the radiator is in the middle, and the smaller unit at the very bottom is for cooling the hydraulic fluid (lines go to fan motor). My condenser for the OTR AC is amidships on the driver's side with its own electric fan. Kevin advises my transmission oil cooler is inside the radiator.

I subscribe to Kevin's unlimited tech support. It includes access to Kevin and his BIL, Butch Williams, who is also a former CC tech. Butch is now the service manager at Fountain RV in Lakeland, FL. The annual subscription is $350 and it has saved me that much or more in this first year. They will help the owner with repairs or advise your tech if necessary.
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Old 09-28-2014, 01:38 PM   #16
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Yes, mine are all cross flow and stacked on their respective edges, not a sandwich like my previous DP. From what I can see from inside the engine bay (and by observing how the coolant and hydraulic hoses are routed), the top unit is the CAC, the radiator is in the middle, and the smaller unit at the very bottom is for cooling the hydraulic fluid (lines go to fan motor). My condenser for the OTR AC is amidships on the driver's side with its own electric fan. Kevin advises my transmission oil cooler is inside the radiator.

I subscribe to Kevin's unlimited tech support. It includes access to Kevin and his BIL, Butch Williams, who is also a former CC tech. Butch is now the service manager at Fountain RV in Lakeland, FL. The annual subscription is $350 and it has saved me that much or more in this first year. They will help the owner with repairs or advise your tech if necessary.
Can you please provide me with Kevin's contact information?

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Old 09-28-2014, 05:02 PM   #17
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I'll now need to do some homework! As I was told that if you can look up and see that he side caps bolts, that you do not have an aluminum radiator. Another test was to try a magnet on the side caps, and see. Mine does have the side cap bolts, so I've always felt I dodged the problem radiators... I have nothing in my receipts that indicate this is not the OEM radiator.

I'll do some closer looking next time I'm under the coach!

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Wanted to share specifics on my coach. It is #31017 build, within the Allure line. It is a 2004 model. It was built Sept 2003.

Just dropped it off at Cummins Cal Pacific in San Diego/El Cajon area. Both myself and the tech looked over the radiator again. It is the brass/copper unit, not the problem aluminum unit. No where in any of the records I received on the coach, was any signs of radiator replacement. And the first owner of the coach had all repair work done at Holland Motor Homes, except one alignment at Colton Trucks. He authorized the OK, for Holland to print out the full service history on this coach as I was looking it over for purchase.

Also as a side info, this coach does not have a Power Take Off, so I have no dry PTO to worry about!

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Wanted to share specifics on my coach. It is #31017 build, within the Allure line. It is a 2004 model. It was built Sept 2003.

Just dropped it off at Cummins Cal Pacific in San Diego/El Cajon area. Both myself and the tech looked over the radiator again. It is the brass/copper unit, not the problem aluminum unit. No where in any of the records I received on the coach, was any signs of radiator replacement. And the first owner of the coach had all repair work done at Holland Motor Homes, except one alignment at Colton Trucks. He authorized the OK, for Holland to print out the full service history on this coach as I was looking it over for purchase.

Also as a side info, this coach does not have a Power Take Off, so I have no dry PTO to worry about!

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Smitty,

It's possible that if the original radiator failed early on that Country Coach replaced it under warranty. Just a thought.
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[QUOTE=BarneyM;2265531]Smitty,

It's possible that if the original radiator failed early on that Country Coach replaced it under warranty. Just a thought.[/QUOTE


I agree that with many coaches, this is a possibility. This specific coach was bought at San Diego (Now San Marcos.) Holland Motor Homes. The owner bought it to go back and forth to Fresno State home Football games! The only other place, beside a few Chargers games in San Diego, that they ever went - was one trip to the Grand Canyon.

As Holland Motors was the San Diego area dealer for Country Coach, any factory authorized repairs (and a few were noted in the paper work I have), would have been accomplished by then. The one noted exception, is that they authorized Colton Truck to do a all wheel alignment for them.

I feel pretty confident that the radiator in this coach, came from the factory floor of Country Coach.

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Smitty, I looked at my fins and they run vertical. I've had no issues with overheating. So, when I get a chance I'll look under the coach. Thanks, John
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