Originally Posted by Mike_Harriet
Good point. I know from this site, that floorplan is most important factor in choosing. So I won't let rear radiator steer me away from a great coach, but as a gear head I'd should like the side rad!
Right on. In the last year, I've owned both. We rolled in from a 1200 mile trip just yesterday, I examined the radiator during cleanup. Not a trace of sludge, obstruction. Were this my rear-mounted Fleetwood, a standard chore would've been degreasing and flushing.
Cooling efficiency in our case is up dramatically: the Silver Leaf diagnostics show a 2-3 degree water temp rise, climbing hills in warm weather. As opposed to 30-40F swings, with a rear-mounted radiator whose cooling air first flowed over the hot muffler, with the other RV.