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Old 08-20-2007, 09:37 AM   #11
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Author, Ron and SueMac, long day and your right Ron the engine is under the bed with no rams to hold it in place or up (cut a couple of 2x4s and they did the job).

I got tired of the screw thing so I'll tackle it an other day when I'm not feeling so old. I think I'll put in a call to GS and ask them if they forgot to install rams to hold the bed up, I mean for 2 large I'm sure they should be there. Ha Ha

I'll start calling Monday A M and see just who I can find home. Trust me I won't start with customer service and I'll let you three know how I'm doing.

You all have a great rest of the weekend.


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I am sure that GS did not forget to install lifts. I know I would not trust lifts if I was working on the engine lying into the access. I believe they did not install them on purpose because of this reason. I know the CAT Dealer was impressed that I had made the wood supports when they had to change the injectors on our engine. If anything, GS should make a solid support to use to hold the mattress base frame up. I found it much easier to remove the mattress and set it at the rear of the coach, really makes the matress base much easier to lift and hold in position and I feel much better with less weight being above me or the person working on the engine.

Also, I use my rechargable drill/driver to remove/install all the screws. I can actually have the access open to work on the engine in about 5 minutes after I figured everything out the first time. I keep the wood support stored under the bed.

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Old 08-20-2007, 09:56 AM   #12
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I know why we don't have any supports for the bed top is because GS said not to use the space under the bed for storage since it moves and did not want stuff to get caught in the wiring etc.

If we have to get under there for motor access, we too remove the mattress. Makes lifting it a lot easier.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:38 PM   #13
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I know why we don't have any supports for the bed top is because GS said not to use the space under the bed for storage since it moves and did not want stuff to get caught in the wiring etc.

If we have to get under there for motor access, we too remove the mattress. Makes lifting it a lot easier.
If you have to remove the matttress for motor access for your Super Nova, then I would definately return it to the dealer/Gulf Stream because it was built on the wrong chassis!!

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Old 08-20-2007, 07:57 PM   #14
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LOL...I probably should have been more specific. To access the motor for the slide and the 2 motors that move the bed into the up position for traveling we have to get under the bed, so the top lifts up.

Ya, if the engine is back there, I've got problems!
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:16 PM   #15
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I took my Friendship in today to the cummins dealer for the recall Gulf Stream notifyed of. They called to tell me they were going to charge me 200.00 extra for having to tear the bed apart to get to the engine so they could do the needed repair work.

Hell of a nice design Gulf Stream. You guys are clowns with absolutly no concern for the people who BUY your products.
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It is not only GS, but Country Coach as well. We had to remove the closet doors, take out the tracts on the floor, remove a velcrowed piece of wood and finally get to the bolted down engine cover.

As fancy as CC's are you'd think they'd come up with an easier access to the engine.

As many problems as we hear about the Alfa's they had one of the easiest engine accesses.

Good luck with the repairs.
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