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Old 06-22-2015, 09:08 AM   #1
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Bed Platform

I am curious about engine access under the bed in my '05 40fdts. Is there engine access if I remove the bed platform? Do I need to cut a hole in the platform? It looks like there are a couple of spots that are pieced in.

I have to admit I haven't given it more than a glance, that was when we changed mattresses, but I'm doing fluids and other things and am trying to find my way around the various nooks and crannies.

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Old 06-22-2015, 09:14 AM   #2
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My platform lifts up on hinges. Look for a latch under the platform at the foot of the bed. I have to prop mine open with a stick. So it lifts up on two sets of hinges. The mattress by it's self and the platform plus the mattress on another set.


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Old 06-22-2015, 09:47 AM   #3
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The 40 ft Alpine does not have engine access under the bed.
There is a removable panel on the floor between the bed and the closet.
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:59 AM   #4
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What Jim said!

Taking the bed apart will only provide access to the slide frame & mechanism. You should observe that screw heads are visible on the "step-up" platform along the back side of the bed. Service providers such as Cummins & Freightliner actually put the rear slides out and remove that platform cover to gain rear engine access.
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