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Old 11-04-2014, 11:02 AM   #1
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Mandalay 38B Engine Access

Just purchased a new to us 2004 Mandalay 38B with the 350 Cummins. There is what looks like a carpeted engine access panel located in the floor of the rear closet. However, there is no handle or any visible way of lifting the panel. I don't see anything in the literature that helps. Any ideas?

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Old 11-04-2014, 01:06 PM   #2
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I have a 2008 Mandalay Presidio 38E and to get the bedroom panels off I found screws in the carpet. After removing the screw I put washers on them and screwed them back down. We put a throw rug on that area anyway so the washers can't be seen.

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Old 11-04-2014, 02:18 PM   #3
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"Stump Jumper".....If you look at the floor from under the coach, you can often see where the bolts/screws are located in the panel.
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:41 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I tried to get my big head up between some of the framework near the motor to see where the panel is screwed down, but ended up contorted like I was playing twister. From underneath, it looks like the panel in question sits in a cradle made from angle iron, so I would suppose it is screwed into the angle. I will try to get a better look tonight. I just thought that there might be something easier that I was missing.
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