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Old 09-12-2014, 05:55 AM   #15
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I appreciated the side radiator when standing at the side of the road replacing the broken serpentine belt. Looking at the rear radiator demo chassis at the rally, I could not picture myself doing it and getting the belt path correct without some frustration. I like the idea of opening the doors and checking the belts and components.

Why did the factory shop charge me for an inspection, come up with $5000 of stuff they could sell me, and never mention changing the $50 belt? Good question!
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Another advantage of the side radiator is that it is pulling in much cleaner air than the rear radiator that is sucking in all the crud kicked up by the rear wheels. However, side vs rear would not be a deal breaker for me.
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:46 AM   #17
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I do all my own maint, side radiator only for me.
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Old 09-13-2014, 09:32 AM   #18
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Was a deal breaker for me. I had two rear-rad coaches before my current side-rad. I do my own maintenance. The first rear-rad got plugged & overheated due to oil from the slobber tube on a CAT motor. The second was just about impossible to change a fan belt on. The fan on the second did not run full bore continuously, but rather used an ingenious and expensive electronic viscous fan clutch...which failed. So yes, having a side rad was a must for me. IF you don't do your own maintenance or can easily afford paying someone extra money to work on your coach - I can see that it wouldn't matter. Lots of mechanics don't want to touch a rear-rad motorhome because they are such a PITA - unless you are young, skinny and limber, which I'm sure we all are.
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I have a rear radiator. I was not aware of the different configurations before I bought the coach . I must have missed that thread. I'm not sure it would be a deal breaker for me now however as someone who is capable of doing some of their own maintenance I do not look forward to working on my coach with terrible access to everything.
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I have a rear radiator. I was not aware of the different configurations before I bought the coach . I must have missed that thread. I'm not sure it would be a deal breaker for me now however as someone who is capable of doing some of their own maintenance I do not look forward to working on my coach with terrible access to everything.
Same for me. Our first DP and I really had no idea there was a difference but after about five years doing as much of my own work as I feel comfortable with I can really appreciate the side radiator.

Easy access to the dip sticks, coolant tank and both fuel filters. Honestly I do think it would be a deal breaker for me.
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