Originally Posted by Mike in AZ
...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.