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Old 02-28-2014, 03:56 PM   #1
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what holds the engine access door in place in the bedroom under the rear closet. I don't see any screws or bolts holding it in place, don't want to break it any help would be appreciated thanks in advance.
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:59 PM   #2
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I have the same year, mine is held on with Velcro.
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:45 PM   #3
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I think mine had screws in two or four corners. Dig around in the carpet and you should find if your cover was screwed in. Mine I believe had four screws. Top left and right corners and bottom horizontal part in both right and left corners.
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In my '02 I lift the closet floor carpet, then remove two lag screws securing the plywood closet floor, one about in the center and one near the passenger end.
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That verticle panel below the closet door is decorative. Not the engine access panel.
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what holds the engine access door in place in the bedroom under the rear closet. I don't see any screws or bolts holding it in place, don't want to break it any help would be appreciated thanks in advance.
First, the wooden panel below the closet is decorative. It is held in place by Velcro strips on each side. Its just pried away.
Once you have it removed, you will find two lag screws (likely a 3/8" hex head) on each corner of a metal panel that runs down and across the floor toward the bed. There are likely four more screws buried in the carpet.
Remove all the screws and you can lift the panel out.
Don't forget to lay down something to protect the floor as this panel will be fairly grungy on the underside.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:14 AM   #7
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That verticle panel below the closet door is decorative. Not the engine access panel.
On my coach, the verticle decorative panel below the closet door is attached with velcro and behind it is a heavy fiberglass panel that is one piece with the floor between this vertical wall and the bed. It is attached with a lag bolt at each top corner and with a heavy metal screw in each corner at the bed side (you need to dig around in the carpet to find them). This whole panel comes off and gives good access. Here is a picture taken of the engine from this access. Sorry don't have a picture of the panel itself and our coach is in storage right now so not able to take one.


Looks like Dennis45 beat me to it :-)
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I did have to take the padded decorative panel under the bed (bed skirt) off to make room so that I could remove the engine cover.
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Hi coolhand108,
Not only are the screws buried and difficult to find (in the carpet), I have 6 screws holding down my engine cover. In addition, the cover fits in an almost hermetically sealed fit. Overall this is good, but even with the screws removed, getting the cover to budge is a PITA. Once the seal is broken, the cover comes right up. I was glad I was there the first time a tech needed to remove the cover. Watching him do it, allowed me to try it. Without seeing him remove the cover, I would never have been able to removed it myself.
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Hi coolhand108,
Not only are the screws buried and difficult to find (in the carpet), I have 6 screws holding down my engine cover. In addition, the cover fits in an almost hermetically sealed fit. Overall this is good, but even with the screws removed, getting the cover to budge is a PITA. Once the seal is broken, the cover comes right up. I was glad I was there the first time a tech needed to remove the cover. Watching him do it, allowed me to try it. Without seeing him remove the cover, I would never have been able to removed it myself.
They can be so much different, I have the exact model as Gary, my cover is easy to lift off except it is heavy and only have two screws holding down cover in the carpeted area. Does not look like someone left some of the screws out either. Must have been built on Friday.
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Checked my 04 again. The wooden panel is in fact held in place by velco. The the carpet floor portion is held down with 4 screws.
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ok guys thank you will tackle it later today
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