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Old 11-05-2020, 03:58 PM   #1
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Hello Class A owners ! I have a 2002 Friendship and I was wondering what it takes to access the top side of the motor. I thought it would be pretty straight forward, but too good to be true. I took all the visible screws out and nothing budges. I don't want to start tearing into it more than what's necessary. It looks like they sealed this thing up without thinking of any future access. Anybody out there with this model had any experience with this ?? Any thoughts will be appreciated. Willyt
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Old 11-15-2020, 10:46 AM   #2
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Under your bed there should be an access, covered by a carpeted piece of plywood.
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Old 11-15-2020, 03:14 PM   #3
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On my Scenic Cruiser you remove the mattress, disconnect the two shock absorbers and lift the plywood that supports the mattress all the way up and out of the way. Then you have the box and the cover is held by long screws. Some are hard to find because they are sunk into the carpet, remove them and the box cover will come off. The top of the engine is exposed and you should be able to do what you want. That is a good time to get a electric power washer and after you have sprayed the engine, CAC and radiator with Simple Green or a degreaser, then after five minutes spray the whole thing clean. I actually start the engine and let it run while I am spraying since I have a rear radiator, the fan pushes the water and degreaser right through the fins and the engine will like new. Then just do the reverse of uninstalling and install the cover back. To remove the long screws use a power cordless power drill, it saves you a lot of work.
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Old 11-17-2020, 11:35 AM   #4
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Thanks Ray
I got to the point where I took those long screws out of the carpet covered plywood and thought it would lift up and it wouldn't budge, I'll give it another try. It looks like th carpet goes to the floor ?? Thanks for your help !
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