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Old 06-09-2012, 10:34 PM   #1
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Dead creature smell on Cardinal FW

Hello there, need your help, we purchased this 2007 Cardinal 30WB FW last fall and had to put it in storage the next day so this spring after firing up the furnace we noticied a strong stench coming from the vents so I did take the furnace out and check the enclosure and ducts and although there was mice dropings couldn't find any dead creature.
After more checking I found that the bad smell is coming from the underbelly bellow the main slide somewhere between the grey and black tanks, my problem is I have to remove the insulation panels but far I can tell unscrewing them they will only drop into the frame rallings, anyone had experience to remove those and there is a sequence so I can gain access to the slide mechanism and tanks and find the dead creature?
Appreciate any imput on this matter. Thanks Adrian

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Old 06-13-2012, 12:50 PM   #2
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Those panels are place in layers, one over the next. Once you get underneath you'll be abale to see which one overlays the other. If I recall correctly the one at the front was placed last on mine.

Good luck.

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Old 06-13-2012, 01:44 PM   #3
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probably some rodent has left dropping or died. I had it happen to me under a trailer. I had to remove bottom,clean out, and re-attach
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