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Old 11-01-2017, 06:28 PM   #1
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On our recent trip we had the misfortune of putting something into our radiator that caused a leak. After checking with everyone I could think of to repair or replace the radiator we could find no one to do the repairs, I was able to find someone to help me pull the radiator and took it into a radiator shop that repaired the leak, pressure tested the radiator and sent me on my way. I have been unable to find an OEM radiator. All of the places that will make me a radiator want me to use copper/brass. Has anyone replaced their radiator with copper/brass and did it cool as well as the original equipment?
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:07 PM   #2
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On our recent trip we had the misfortune of putting something into our radiator that caused a leak. After checking with everyone I could think of to repair or replace the radiator we could find no one to do the repairs, I was able to find someone to help me pull the radiator and took it into a radiator shop that repaired the leak, pressure tested the radiator and sent me on my way. I have been unable to find an OEM radiator. All of the places that will make me a radiator want me to use copper/brass. Has anyone replaced their radiator with copper/brass and did it cool as well as the original equipment?
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:12 PM   #3
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Copper brass is much better than aluminum. It will last much longer and will cool just as well.
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:25 PM   #4
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A copper and brass radiator is much easier to repair if they ever leak
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Old 11-02-2017, 06:37 AM   #5
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After three Alu radiators I had a copper/steel radiator built by a radiator shop here in town. My coach runs cooler and I do not expect future problems. There are many on this site that had recommended this. Wish I had done it the first time. Besides, the main point of a Alu unit is cost and weight savings. Jake
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Hi Steve! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Don't know anything about radiators but wanted to say hello! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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I installed a copper core with bolt on steel tanks from Radiator supply House in Oregon last spring. Have since logged over 4000 miles in temps up to 103. It cools just fine! They built me a nice CAC too! Check them out, they ship anywhere and have the original drawings for many Monaco /HR units. Good luck. TB
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Thanks to everyone for the replies. I feel much better about replacing the radiator with copper. Steve
btw I have been a follower of this site for along time and have found many useful tips to keeping everything working well on our Knight.
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