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Old 07-31-2017, 01:52 PM   #9
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 32A
State: Florida
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THOR #2829
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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