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Old 01-01-2016, 01:00 PM   #15
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remember $89,990.00 canadian is only about $65,000.00 us dollars so price is not to bad for the unit

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The side vs rear radiator debate will go on for ever. From a cooling stand point, they will both do what they were designed to do. FWIW, you won't find a side radiator on many MH's with less than 400 hp. The rear design is less costly and will adequately cool up to 400 hp and I have seen some 450's with a rear one. Generally, a side radiator is used on MH's over 400hp because they can be larger for the added heat generated from 600 hp or more and take in cooler air. Yes, the side version is easier to work on, but if I was in the market to buy, the radiator placement would be at the bottom of the list.

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Old 01-02-2016, 06:39 AM   #17
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That would not be the coach for me, but it has nothing to do with the radiator. I would not consider the radiator placement when selecting a coach. Keep looking but do not worry about where the radiator is.
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Old 01-02-2016, 06:55 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by beaverfever View Post
remember $89,990.00 canadian is only about $65,000.00 us dollars so price is not to bad for the unit

Excellent point ! I think most missed this....me included! Anyone with prior comments care to revise their comments in light of this information 😃 ?
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Agree--keep looking! By the time you have looked at 10-12 used coaches, you will have some pretty good ideas about value and your own personal whats/needs. Floorplans, comfort, and performance issues need to be matched to your personal style and the kind of travelling you plan to do. Radiator placement, basement A/C and heat, engine size all factor in once you get a sense of what you need and want. For most of us with mid=level Class A coaches, I think the sparten interior of this rig is troubling. Good luck, good hunting!
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Old 01-02-2016, 07:24 AM   #20
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The deal breaker for me would be the table and chair dinette.
I prefer the extra sleeping room when I drop my table down and make up a bed especially when we have grandkids along.
I don't like anything loose in my MH which could fly around in a front end collision. I hope this never happens to anyone but it can and does.
I never leave the sink covers in place when traveling down the highway. They are safely tucked into the cabinet below the sink.
When traveling I keep the doors to the bedroom shut as well as the door in the hallway to slow down or stop flying debris should I have to stop suddenly or worse hit something. Nothing loose lying on countertops, table, couch or on the floor. If I don't have room to keep something safely tucked away I leave it behind.
There is no doubt in my mind where those chairs are going to go should I have to do a panic stop. They are coming at me!
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:09 PM   #21
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I am quite impressed with the replies I got. There are a lot of good points to consider.

We have a 1998 Triple E on a F53 Chassis. The biggest reasons for wanting to trade up is that we have no slides and only one A/C. Also with the rear generator it is noisy in the rear on hot evenings. Also another reason is the noise when when travelling.
As far as the coach goes it's great everything works good gas mileage and enough power for what I need. I am in no rush to do this but I really have a lot of food for thought now.
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