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Posted: 06/16/19 10:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had to drop the engine on my Porsche 930 just to change the spark plugs. If there's a will there's a way. That said, most engines are not difficult to work on. Mine has access hatches that allow easy access to most all of the engine. There's an access hatch in the closet and in the bedroom by the bed for the front 'stuff'. Everything else can be accessed thru the back as I have a side radiator. Sometimes you gotta disassemble stuff to get where you wanna go...Dennis


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Atlee wrote:

Giving some thought to eventually moving from my current travel trailer to either a Class A or Class C motorized MH.

One thing that has me perplexed is how are the engines on Class A's repaired? How can mechanics get to the engine for major engine work?
It seems as if the MH is literally built over and around the engine.

Are special repair facilities needed? I doubt you can go to your local Ford dealer in the case of a Ford chassis Class A gasser.

Thanks for any information.

Ours is a Cat in a Freightliner chassis.
Access to the top of the engine and most of the engine and cooling is easy but though a hatch below our bed.

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The newer F53’s need to have the front axle removed then the engine and trans are lowered out. That is for major engine work. Anything else can be done in chassis. Not sure on DP’s.


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Do not mean to steal the thread but putting the battery in the trunk is an old hot rod trick to get better front to rear balance.

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Have you worked on a new automobile recently???
I don't mean to be flippant but the new automobiles have so much stuff under the hood that it is impossible to see the engine without removing a lot of items. On both my Chevy and Chrysler, the space under the hood is so cramped that both of them have the battery in the trunk because there is no room under the hood in the engine compartment.
Motor homes are cramped for some repairs, and easy for others. If you go to a shop that specializes in RV, they will take care of you. Many medium and large truck shops will work on RV's. Motor homes have their own unique challenges, but so do the new vehicles that are on the road. The fact is that any problem can be taken care of. Some issues just take a little longer. [emoticon]



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Access under bed,rear hatch under coach

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