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Old 04-13-2016, 11:04 PM   #1
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Inspire access to engine from bedroom

As you can see we have an Inspire 360. I have removed the 6 bolts securring the access panel but the metal panel still seems to still be held in place. What else do I need to do to get it off. I know Cummins has had it off several times int he past and wonder if they for some reason used adhesive to seal it down.

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I can't even FIND the screws (or whatever) that is holding ours shut!
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I have had mine out 2 times. I removed the 6 bolts then got a 2x4 and another small board placed the small one against the floor and used the 2x4 as a lever off a picking eye of the motor to pry the floor up then had the wife put another board from the inside between the to then used tie-wire through the bolt holes to pick it up.
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I have had mine out 2 times. I removed the 6 bolts then got a 2x4 and another small board placed the small one against the floor and used the 2x4 as a lever off a picking eye of the motor to pry the floor up then had the wife put another board from the inside between the to then used tie-wire through the bolt holes to pick it up.
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So what you are saying is that there are no more attachment points and it is just a matter of leverage to get the cover off.

Thanks for information on your experience--it helps a lot.
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So what you are saying is that there are no more attachment points and it is just a matter of leverage to get the cover off.

Thanks for information on your experience--it helps a lot.
6 bolts then a long 2x4 and pry it up. When I replaced it I only used 4 bolts, 2 of them I could not get back in so I plugged them with butyl tape.
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it's just hold-down... maybe the newer models have a different design on that? i have removed mine numerous times, the latest was yesterday . there are 8 bolts to remove, then just simply pull up on the handles on both sides. i can't imagine they'd make it complicated as no other purposes served .
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it's just hold-down... maybe the newer models have a different design on that? i have removed mine numerous times, the latest was yesterday . there are 8 bolts to remove, then just simply pull up on the handles on both sides. i can't imagine they'd make it complicated as no other purposes served .
Though my model does not have handles and as said earlier It is a bit hard to handle, the cover did finally get off. Mine seemed to fit very tight and getting something under the lip was the tough part.

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They are pretty heavy. On my 40' Inspire, I also had to remove the rear closet sliding doors and floor track too.
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