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Old 01-26-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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Cargo Bay Door Removal - 2003 Fleetwood Revolution

Hi Folks!

One of the passenger side cargo doors (1 of 4 of the large ones between the axles) has bubbles (rust) along the top edge and will need to be repaired before long. I recall that the previous owner had some body and paint work done in this area. It would be nice to remove the door rather than take the whole MH to my body shop. It seems like a MAJOR task to remove the door, and I do not have any manual that might help.

If you have removed one of these doors, perhaps you could share your thoughts and experience. I would sure appreciate it!! Thanks....
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My door have hinges with pins in them, and I was able to knock the pins out and take the door to be repaired.
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1 lukerduke....thanks for the reply. My door does not have the usual hinges with pins. It has two hydraulic lift actuators on the sides, but is hinged at the top along a track that is part of the MH. There is a silver mechanism at the middle of the door that may be the clue to unhooking it; however, I cannot figure out how the thing may be involved. It appears that it is a major job to remove it. What kind of coach is yours?
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Hi. I have a 97 Bounder and the basement doors may be the same as yours.
THE SILVER thingamajig is a centering device to keep the doors from creeping back to where the door binds and will not open.
Remove the two hydraulic lifters.
Open the door to about 15 degrees from closed.
Push in at the top and the door will come out of the 'j' rail it rides in.
A little tricky and very maddening but they will come out.
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Hi Ted....

VERY interesting. Although the coach is in storage right now, I will take a look in a week or so and determine if the door is removed like that. I am not going to "force" the issue since I can always drive the coach to my body shop. I will post my results in the near future just in case someone else has this situation. Thanks!!
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