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Old 12-02-2021, 05:18 PM   #1
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General question: Do you block any of your side radiator?

Maybe a rookie question but… couldn’t find a thread. this is my first year of winter camping in a pusher and I am wondering if you need to block off any of you radiator side grill to keep the engine at the proper operating temp. Like heavy trucks.
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Old 12-02-2021, 08:30 PM   #2
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Have been a diesel engine RV owner for almost 25 years and have never seen or heard anybody using something to block the intake of air to radiator during winter time. One could do this but most RVers head south so they don't need to be concerned about over cooling the engine. One thing comes to mind and that would be not to forget to take the blockage from the front of radiator when weather warms up. Sure could do it but don't thing anybody will.
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Old 12-02-2021, 10:18 PM   #3
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With how warm these coaches run I would be concerned about blocking radiators.

We live way above the snowline... cant imagine I would be doing much driving of our Magna on snowy/slushy winter mountain roads..sounds like recipe for a 60k pound disaster to me...

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Old 12-02-2021, 10:42 PM   #4
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I've driven my Magna in below zero temps (not snow). Once it's warmed up, engine temps are normal.
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Old 12-03-2021, 04:53 AM   #5
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Thanks gentleman...I appreciate the answers and glad to know I don't need to worry about getting it up to temp
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