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Old 09-23-2015, 06:16 PM   #31
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Boo I learned something today and they said I was too old. Units that have tile are most likely glued shut if not from the mastic they secure the tile with or from the grout. Same applies to vinyl tile and carpeting.
I have been told FL insisted on having an access means just in case service needed to get to the top of the engine to pull the engine which still comes out from under. There are things that service needs to get to but for us they don't want us in there.


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Thanks, Wayne.... Understand what "they" want, but it's still my damn coach.

That being said, I've decided to not mess with it, since the benefit will most likely be nil, and I don't need the fumes, etc coming back into the coach.

I'll be at an Oasis dealer in a few days, so I'm going to have them give me a reading on whether I have the "troublesome" fan hub bolts.

Good info, though....

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Old 09-23-2015, 08:51 PM   #32
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I have a 2013 390RB with tile. I've had the access door out but that was almost 2 years ago so I'm relying on a fuzzy memory. I removed the panel of the closet fascia and there are a couple of straps. There are also a few screws that need to be removed. The front edge of the access panel has a couple of metal fingers (for lack of a better word) that engage the bottom of the floor and make it difficult for that leading edge to come out unless the rear edge is lifted out first. There is a rubber seal around the entire opening to prevent road grime, engine exhaust or other fumes from entering the coach. The access door is fairly heavy too so be ready once you get it out to sit it down.
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One strap and two big screws. Just verified it.
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One strap and two big screws. Just verified it.
Thanks, edgewant.

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Old 10-11-2015, 08:00 PM   #35
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Hi Boo,

I was checking over the work I had done on the coach today and remembered your thread. I snapped some pictures of the hatch on my 2008 390QS. Only had the back half open. While not the same model as yours it might give you an idea what it looks like with the hatch open. I also took a picture of how I modified the hatch, handles and latches. Several others have asked. Forgive the dirt from the repair. Need a good rug cleaning. Last picture is the new fan clutch. This is the devil that started my problems.
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:45 PM   #36
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Hi Boo,

I was checking over the work I had done on the coach today and remembered your thread. I snapped some pictures of the hatch on my 2008 390QS. Only had the back half open. While not the same model as yours it might give you an idea what it looks like with the hatch open. I also took a picture of how I modified the hatch, handles and latches. Several others have asked. Forgive the dirt from the repair. Need a good rug cleaning. Last picture is the new fan clutch. This is the devil that started my problems.
Thanks silver.... I'll be opening my hatch in the next week or so, when I get to AZ for the winter.

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Old 10-13-2015, 02:12 PM   #37
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Thx Silver, this will help in checking multiple things.


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Old 10-13-2015, 04:47 PM   #38
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Engine Access Panel

Ok I have been worried about my fan hub ever since Silver had his very expensive failure. I had planned on wiggling into the engine compartment but I can't get in there. Between a really bad knee and my fat ass it isn't going to happen.
I decided to see it from the top. Easier for sure. There are 4 square head long screws that hold it in. 2 on the back panel and 2 on the floor panel. Remove them and buy new ones because they will strip out. Pull the back panel out from the top and use a pry bar to push the floor panel to the rear of the MH. It kinda all comes up at the same time. What holds the floor panel in is the two screws and two brackets that fit under the floor. Click image for larger version

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Be careful not to deny the aluminum trim. I did not to bad but if you use a wide pry bar to push the floor panel to the rear it should not dent.
Not a bad job at all. I will say that I do not have the socket to check the bolts on the hub. They appear tight and secure but that is just from feeling it and trying to push it. I feel confident that it is good.
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Dud it have 4 bolts or 5?


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Marty I have four bolts on the fan hub. It's a weird bolt like a Toric shape but a bolt. I have not seen a blot like that before.
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