Modern vehicles are ingenious, and your motorhome could well be equipped with luxury items and clever gadgets galore. However, it’s sometimes the smallest, most overlooked features that can let you down.
Take, for instance, your motorhome radiator grille. Like many other owners, you may well still have the original plastic item that motorhome manufacturers fit as standard. It could be something you rarely (or never) think about. If you bought your motorhome second hand, you probably didn’t check the service history to see when the radiator grille was last replaced.
At this stage, you may even be wondering “Why does my motorhome need a grille?”.
Yet this relatively “minor” detail could be a ticking timebomb of trouble for you. So, what do motorhome radiator grilles do, and why is replacing them so important?
Behind that grille, essential engine processes are taking place, and the grille's presence ensures that those processes can run smoothly, uninterrupted.
Purpose Of Motorhome Grille
The reason a motorhome grille is not a solid structure is to let air circulate around your engine. This is part of the essential work to keep your engine cool, even on long journeys.
The grille’s structural integrity and close fit are equally important. They let air move, but prevent grit, stones and other foreign bodies passing through to your motorhome’s intercoolers, radiators and condensers. How much tiny debris do you drive over, on even the shortest of trips?
If you have ever wondered “What is the reason for a motorhome grille?”, imagine what would happen if it let you down. An overheated engine could actually be the least of your worries!
What Happens If The Grille Fails?
If a badly made, cracked or generally ineffective grille failed to do its job, even the smallest stone from the road could do considerable damage!
We are potentially talking repair bills running into many hundreds of pounds, with parts and labour. It could also mean additional expenses from tow truck charges, lost site fees and alternative accommodation while your motorhome is off the road for a few days.
The moral of all this is that plastic motorhome grilles may be “adequate” – for short term use. However, now you know the purpose of a grille, you can hopefully understand the risks of not replacing them with more robust and reliable alternatives. Wear and tear of the plastic will cause it to crack, and varying temperatures can also create deficits.
How Often Should A Grille Be Replaced?
Zunsport motorhome grilles have been carefully designed and engineered to offer lasting – and reliable – engine protection solutions. Each one is best fit for a specific brand and size of motorhome.
Also, Zunsport motorhome grille kits make it quick and easy to slot in your trustworthy new part.
This all ensures that Zunsport motorhome grilles are literally a small price to pay for a method of protecting your motorhome from expensive damage.