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Old 04-04-2015, 09:45 PM   #15
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The Magna we just bought is a side radiator, but then they built so much in around it that the only thing I seem to gain is quick access to the belts. They put a large stainless overflow tank right at the back and closed off any area there and the curb side has the smog junk, air filter and other goodies so it's kind of closed off too.
But they did shoehorn an ISX in there and it's a huge engine.
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We like the Winnebago Tour 42HD floor plan. The features we like on this coach are probably available on other coaches as well. We are very new to motor coaches (have never owned one but want to) so are not familiar with brands other than those sold locally.

What other brands have rear radiators, 450 hp minimum, are 42 to 45 feet, and between $400K and $600K?
In that purchase price range(not MSRP) pretty much ALL coaches will have side radiators EXCEPT Winnebago... they only build rear radiators.
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:39 PM   #17
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cheaper?

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In that purchase price range(not MSRP) pretty much ALL coaches will have side radiators EXCEPT Winnebago... they only build rear radiators.
Are rear radiators cheaper to build? Easier to build? Less weight? What would be an advantage of a rear radiator?

too many Q's - sorry
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I don't believe anyone has built a side radiator unit with the DEF fill on the driver's side. A real shame since filling a passenger side tank is a pain. Rear radiator coaches (last two years at least) have the fill on the driver's side. Just pull forward to use the truck stop DEF pumps.
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I don't believe anyone has built a side radiator unit with the DEF fill on the driver's side. A real shame since filling a passenger side tank is a pain. Rear radiator coaches (last two years at least) have the fill on the driver's side. Just pull forward to use the truck stop DEF pumps.
Some friends bought a 2014 Fleetwood Discovery. Their main complaint is the starboard side DEF fill-point. It's on a rear-radiator chassis.
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My side radiator has a belt-driven fan clutch which attaches to a small drive shaft that spins the radiator fan.

My DEF fill is on the PS, but I must be lucky, because the local station that I fill at most frequently has DEF fill on both sides.

I have had both rear & side radiators. No contest. If you do your own maintenance it's far easier - if you don't, it takes less time and therefore is cheaper.
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