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Old 06-15-2016, 03:01 PM   #1
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Bedroom access to engine

Does anyone have any pictures or diagrams of the floor removal to get to the top of the engine on a Magna or similar unit? The owners manual doesn't show/say much about it and I need to get to the intake manifold area.
I can see where the panels are but so far I haven't found any bolts or screws that hold them in.
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Old 06-15-2016, 03:43 PM   #2
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Mr D, I think if you probe around the corners of the lift panels with a screw driver you will find the bolts.
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On our 05 Magna, you need to remove the sliding closet doors, then pry up the top sheet of plywood with a screwdriver or pry bar, the next layer of plywood is bolted down, on ours they also used screws, I think they wanted to make sure it stayed there, something like 8 screws and 8 bolts on ours, serious overkill IMHO.
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On our 05 Magna, you need to remove the sliding closet doors, then pry up the top sheet of plywood with a screwdriver or pry bar, the next layer of plywood is bolted down, on ours they also used screws, I think they wanted to make sure it stayed there, something like 8 screws and 8 bolts on ours, serious overkill IMHO.
Maybe that's why I haven't found the screws/bolts. I knew the door and bottom track had to come out, but never thought about it being double layered like that. I'll give that a try when I get time.

That's the kind of info I'm looking for!
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On mine, the carpet over the access door is stapled to a thin piece of plywood. That piece of plywood is held by Velcro to the top of the actual access door which is bolted on. As noted, you actually need to pry the top panel up. That Velcro holds it down pretty well.

It would be pretty easy to access the top of the engine if you didn't have to remove those dopey closet doors and door track.
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On mine, the carpet over the access door is stapled to a thin piece of plywood. That piece of plywood is held by Velcro to the top of the actual access door which is bolted on. As noted, you actually need to pry the top panel up. That Velcro holds it down pretty well.

It would be pretty easy to access the top of the engine if you didn't have to remove those dopey closet doors and door track.
I went back out to the MH and looked at the doors again. I can see how the bottom comes out, will need to put the slides out and look at the tops. They aren't held in the same way the pocket door is so, more learning to do!!
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Now feeling REALLY dumb!!

Got the owners manual CD out (actually have it copied to my hard drive) and while looking for the info on the power protection I found a drawing of the bedroom hatch layout and where the 12 bolts holding the hatch down are!
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raise the bed after setting slide .the box part you step over is held down with Velcro.The door track is removed and carpet rolled to the left side. There is a wood panel screwed in the closet floor. Then you will see the steel cover with bolts around cover.
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the second layer of plywood that is actually bolted down is heavy. Be careful prying it up not to pinch a finger, or hurt your back lifting it up and out. And of course, don't drop it in the big hole you have just created
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PERFECT!!!

No wonder Cummins shops don't really like working on the top end of an ISX in a motorhome!! Still not much room.

Thanks to everyone that tried to answer my question!!
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Wow, that is tight. Seems CC would have increased the size of the opening to accommodate that big engine. That looks to be the same size as the opening for my little ISL.
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Wow, that is tight. Seems CC would have increased the size of the opening to accommodate that big engine. That looks to be the same size as the opening for my little ISL.
Probably is the same size!

And while I have the bedroom apart I'll try to fix the coolant leak I found this morning.
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What is the coolant leak? Is it the dash heat pump? The seals on that pump can fail easily. Let us know what you find is leaking. I am manic about coolant leaks now...
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