2005 Country Coach Magna has expansive, one-piece windshield to its 525-horsepower Caterpillar C-13 engine, this luxurious motorhome crafted by Country Coach Inc. is easy to drive, easy to like, and easy on the eyes. The Magna's 18-inch Smart Wheel telescopes in and out and tilts up and down. Buttons on this steering wheel activate the cruise control, the windshield wiper and washer, the headlights when passing (and when indicating clearance for passing 18-wheelers), and the clearance lights to use when thanking drivers in passed vehicles. The buttons are located in both arms of the wheel. The large center pad on the wheel sounds the coach's air horns. In addition to being able to relocate the wheel for more comfortable driving, the driver can move the floor pedals forward and rearward electrically. A driver must remember that the 525-horsepower Cat engine is moving a significant amount of weight (in excess of 45,000 pounds), so he or she must be patient while the coach builds up speed. Once the motorhome is rolling down the highway, though, just set the cruise control, lean back, and relax "” the Magna almost drives itself. (Country Coach officials note that since our test outing, Caterpillar has retrofitted the turbochargers on Cat C13 engines, which has resulted in a significant improvement to the engine's 0-to-10-mph start.) The DynoMax semimonocoque chassis shell is forged from steel tubing. Each junction is welded, ensuring strength and durability. In addition, the semimonocoque architecture integrates the chassis and bay structures, dispersing the overall structural stress level throughout the chassis. The Magna's independent front suspension (IFS) system prevents bumps, dips, and other roadway irregularities from being transmitted from one side of the coach to the other and virtually eliminates oversteer and understeer. SPECIFICATIONS Manufacturer ... Country Coach Inc., 135 E. First Ave., Junction City, OR 97448; (800) 654-0223; www.countrycoach.com Model ... Magna 630 Floor plan ... Monet 42-foot, quad-slide Chassis ... DynoMax Engine ... Caterpillar C13, 12.5-liter in-line six-cylinder, 525 horsepower at 2,100 rpm, 1,650 pound-feet torque at 1,200 rpm Transmission ... Allison 4000 MH six-speed with overdrive and power takeoff Axle ratio ... 4.30 to 1 Tires ... T; front "” 315/80R 22.5; rear and tag "” 315/12R 22.5 Wheelbase ... 265 inches Brakes ... full air with antilock (ABS) and auto-slack adjusters; front "” 17 x 1.75 disc; rear "” 14.5 x 10; tag "” 16.5 x 7 Suspension ... front "” independent with double wishbone construction and full air-bag suspension, ipd antisway bar, and Koni adjustable shock absorbers; rear and tag "” Ridewell air-bag suspension and Koni adjustable shock absorbers Alternator ... 270 amps Batteries ... chassis "” (2) HD 8DS; house "” (4) AGM deep-cycle Steering ... fully integrated full-time hydraulic-assist with tilt and telescoping wheel Inverter ... Xantrex Prosine 3,000-watt solid-state true sine inverter with 130-amp convertor and 15-amp chassis battery charger Electrical service ... 50 amps Auxiliary generator ... Onan 12.5-kw liquid-cooled diesel Exterior width ... 102 inches Exterior height ... 12 feet 10 inches (including roof air) Interior height ... 83-3/4 inches Exterior length ... 42 feet Gross combination weight rating (GCWR) ... 62,000 pounds Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) ... 52,000 pounds Gross axle weight rating (GAWR) ... front "” 18,000 pounds; rear "” 20,000 pounds; tag "” 14,000 pounds Wet weight as tested ... front "” 15,200 pounds; rear "” 19,380 pounds; tag "” 10,060 pounds; total "” 44,640 pounds Payload ... 7,360 pounds Frame construction ... tube steel cage, vacuum-bonded walls and floor Insulation ... expanded polystyrene in walls and floor; R-20 value for roof Fresh water capacity ... 102 gallons Holding tank capacities ... gray water "” 50 gallons; black water "” 50 gallons Fuel capacity ... 150 gallons Fuel requirements ... diesel Propane capacity ... 13 gallons Water heater ... (2) Hydro-Hot hydronic system with electric Atwood 10-gallon backup Water delivery system ... demand Furnace ... Hydro-Hot hydronic system "” 45,000 Btu Air conditioners ... (3) 15,000 Btu with heat pumps Refrigerator ... Amana 21.6-cubic-foot double door with freezer and ice maker Toilet ... china with electric assist Girard's auto-retract Awning And so much more: Please Call Cassones RV for ore info @ 480-357-5200
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