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Old 01-14-2014, 12:17 PM   #29
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One thing that hasn't been mentioned yet (if it has I have overlooked it) is the fact that radiator placement has less to do with floorplan, pricepoint or maintenance than it does with expelling heat. The larger the coach (heavier) requires larger engines and thus have to expel more heat. There is only so much space across the rear of a coach to install a radiator whereas on the side there is a lot more space to be creative with at the manufacturer.

If you will notice, not even engine size is an exact determining factor. Take for example the Monaco Diplomat and the Dynasty. Both were available with the 400 HP ISL but the Dynasty has a side radiator and is larger than the rear radiator placement in the Diplomat.

When looking at coaches, the size and model of coach usually plays more of a role of whether someone ends up with a rear or side radiator.

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We have a 2005 Dutch Star DP with a side radiator-model # 3810. Spartan Chassis with a Cat 350.

Hope that helps and good luck finding something.
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Our motor home is a 2004 Country Coach Allure, it has the ISL Cummins engine with a side radiator. We are very happy with the coach, and have had no problems with the engine.
Good luck with your search.
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Our motor home is a 2004 Country Coach Allure, it has the ISL Cummins engine with a side radiator. We are very happy with the coach, and have had no problems with the engine.
Good luck with your search.
everyone of cc i have seen had a side radiator, probably since 1995. didn't see earlier ones so don't know those.
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We have two belts, one for the air con and one for the engine, everything else is hydraulic and gear driven. Never had a problem with the hydraulic system but have replaced both belts as a precaution some 8 years ago. I can change both belts and be on my way in 5 min or so. In fact it takes me longer to get the two tools out that I need, a breaker bar and one wrench than to actually do the work and I don't have to tear the bedroom apart.
Wait till you have to pay to replace a fan belt on a rear radiator. Several hours of work and they have to traipse through the unit to get to it.
My revolution has a access panel in the floor of the closet for fan and belts and tensioner. Access under bed for engine. Only thing I can see having a problem is washing the engine and getting water all over the bedroom!!!!
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