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Old 07-21-2015, 08:27 AM   #1
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Need used radiator

Cousin needs a replacement radiator for his Patriot Thunder 525 hp Cat. I believe it is an 05. Anyone know where he might find a good used one? Any ideas much appreciated. New ones very expensive.

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Old 07-21-2015, 08:36 AM   #2
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First you'll need a part number from Monaco, contact them and ask for a quote, it will be high but it will have info on it. I got a quote +$6K

You may get lucky and find a used one, I had a radiator failure in May, I contacted Visione Auto Mart in KY and at first they thought they had one to fit but turned out they didn't. The quote was higher then what I eventually found new.

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Source Engineering probably will be able to get you one, they quoted me ~$3400 plus shipping

I ended up buying new from CG&J in Alabama, initially I was going to have mine rebuilt, quote was +$3K but in the end there was a Monaco Windsor like mine that had just had one done and they could make me a new one for a lower cost $2500 including shipping. Fairly fast turn around.

If you have a local radiator shop they can probably rebuild for you cheaper.
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:00 PM   #3
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The only good used radiator will be in an RV salvage yard, in a coach that was totaled before it got very old. Maybe a fire or something. The rad in a Patriot is probably the same model as used in some other Monaco/Beaver/HR brands, since I think they were all on Monaco Roadmaster chassis by 2005.
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Try this place Axles, Plumbing Fixtures and Parts items in Johnson's Surplus store on eBay!. When my 2005 Monaco rear radiator went bad a few years ago, they had a dozen surplus ones left over from when Monaco went out of business. They sold me a pallet with the radiator, charge air cooler and shroud (all assembled together) for $675.00 brand new. I know they've doubled that price and might still have something that fits your coach. They're a big RV surplus buyer.
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Don thanks for info. I'll pass it on to him. Man what a great site. Potential to save thousands of bucks!! Thanks again

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