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Old 05-26-2015, 01:25 PM   #1
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Holiday Rambler Imperial Engine Swap

I'm swapping a 454 engine on a 1990 Holiday Rambler Imperial with the same type engine. Does anyone know if the motor can be removed through the front of the motor home or will I have to use the dog house?

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Old 05-26-2015, 03:02 PM   #2
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I recall reading about this subject. Some engines go out the bottom, some out the front, some up through the dog house and out the drivers door and some out the front windshield. Depends on the Motor home.

There was a great thread by Max49 but all the pictures are gone.

Here's a thread to get you started and hope someone will chime in.

How to remove the engine from a motorhome

Good luck. I'll keep searching on your behalf.

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We do quite a few engine swaps in gas MH's, haven't come across one yet that "couldn't" be pulled out from the front. The problem we come across a lot is the front cap is not designed for it. In a MH of that year if it is not designed for it we would cut the fiberglass and then use the type of trim they use on the edge of a car door that keeps them from getting nicked and make brackets to bolt it back in place. If done right and clean you would think it came from the factory that way. In newer and higher end ones that the owner doesn't want to go that route we pull them from the inside. This however is much more time consuming and expensive.
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Maybe this will help,

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Thanks everyone for your input, it was helpful. I got the job done and I did install the new engine through the front of the motor home. Wasn't difficult at all.
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