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Old 08-15-2010, 11:17 PM   #1
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Remove Plastic basement compartments?

We love our 2006 Coachmen Cross Country we just need more storage space.... Our unit has these huge nice plastic compartments but there is so much wasted space under the coach and we actually use our coach to transport our displa for our business from race to race or event to event. We want to remove the plastic compartments and replace with a more standard type of "basement" we have access to a metal shop (family friend can do this) we really want a full pass through basement is this possible and do we need to unhook anything before we start welding or bolting or whatever? ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT..
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:51 AM   #2
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The first thing I would check is the cargo carrying capacity (CCC) of the coach to make sure you can handle the added weight, not only of the new, metal storage compartments, but also what you're planning to put in them.

Many chassis manufacturers recommend unhooking the chassis battery before welding to keep from frying the computer. You may want to check on that. It may not hurt to unhook the house batteries as well.
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Before doing any welding on the coach definitely unhook and chassis and house batteries.
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If this is a gasser don't forget to take into account the drive shaft.
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