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Old 04-23-2015, 06:18 PM   #1
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2004 Gulfstream Independance w/Ford V-10

??? With this model,is all normal eng.work done from underneath motorhome??? There doesn't seem to have a removable "dog house" above. I know air cleaner,brake fluid,p.steering fluid etc. Is checked from the front. How about serp. Belt,sparkplugs & wires.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:37 PM   #2
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On my Coachman Mirada I have a doghouse. Plugs, wire, vacuum hoses, alternator are accessible from the top.

serpentine belt, A/C and power stearing accessible from below.

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Old 04-23-2015, 08:56 PM   #3
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Same with my 06 Surf Side.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:05 PM   #4
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A lot is accessible through the wheel wells.
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:09 PM   #5
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When we had our 2005 Georgie Boy there were three knobs that I took off to remove the dog house. One was on the rear of the dog house and then there was one on each side of the dog house.
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Old 04-25-2015, 11:15 PM   #6
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Some motorhome manufacturers use latches you use an allen wrench to release. The latches are normally hidden by the carpet. Feel around the hump on the floor. Mine has four 1/4" screws on each corner that goes through the lip of the dog house. You wouldn't know their there without feeling for them because they are hidden by the carpet.

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