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Old 07-31-2017, 12:52 PM   #9
gmc
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Model: Hurricane 32A
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Originally Posted by Mike in AZ View Post
...Why are Diesel engines located in the rear? 18 wheelers have engines in the front, so do diesel cars and pickups...
My 2 cents:
They aren't designing a chassis specifically for MH use - they are using what is out there already - for class A diesels typically a bus related chassis - most of which have their engines in the rear...

Removing the driver/passenger from the noise and heat of the engine is another nice part - but think it is really the available choices for the chassis driving the direction.

On class C diesels (Super C), they are typically using a 'box truck' type chassis - these have the 'standard' hood up front with the engine.
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