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Old 12-27-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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2001 winnebago ultimate advantage

Just purchased a used 2001 Winnebago Ultimate Advantage 40J. I noticed the entire dash panel appears to lift up. Is this normal or are there clamps or screws missing? I am hoping this is just an easy access to get to gauges etc. Anyone have any idea? It tilts up approximately 3-4 inches. Thanks

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Old 12-27-2010, 11:15 AM   #2
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2000 40j

Our 40J doesn't have this as our dash is tight, It's a 2000 40J that we purchased one year ago off of ebay.

Just for info what did you pay for the 2001.

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Old 12-27-2010, 11:53 AM   #3
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Yes, the dash (the raised portion with the gauges, etc) is designed to hinge upward for access to wiring, etc. This is very typical of diesel pushers. I would bet the 2000 UA does also (not sure what you mean by "our dash is tight") ...it can be a bit tricky to pull it at the right angle to come up, but it most likely will.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:52 PM   #4
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i have a 2003 Winnebago Brave and it also has a dash that tips up. Mine will raise about 12 inches and is very handy to get at the wireing. i carry a short wooden prop to put under it when i need access as it is hard to hold it up and work on anything.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:57 PM   #5
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Our dash tilts up and forward too. Ours is a 40J too.
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