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I'm late in reporting this modification and all I can claim as an excuse is my new puter and feeble camera/computer/internet ability. With the help of a good neeeeerd friend I've come up with the following pictures. In mid January Peter Haggins kindly invited me to his place with the express purpose of 'fixing a few things'. As we all know these events usually end up more involved than expected. That was this case but after many small problems Peter tackled the main objective which was to provide an engine access through the carpet in the rear of the bedroom. He and I stripped out the old carpet in 90 minutes with all staples removed. The next day Peter fashioned an access panel out of Bamboo complete with a frame of Bamboo. The entire paneling system rests on it's own weight and is easily removable with one hand. It is composed of three components. The single vertical inserts into a rabbit just below the closet and the large horizontal snugs up against it and keeps it in place. A small "key stone" strip of Bamboo keeps everything in place. After all this a local fellow who had only done one other motorhome in his life (Peter's) came in and recarpeted the entire bedroom, including the closet in two and a half hours. Total cost $590....$350 carpet....$150 install...Bamboo...$40...Tip $50. Here's the pictures. Thank you Peter for all your efforts.
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Looks real nice, Rob.
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The pictures do not look like my access area, which is under the bed. Does this LXI have a bed room slide out? I say it does not look like mine, because it looks like wardrob sliding doors above the access area.
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I'm late in reporting this modification and all I can claim as an excuse is my new puter and feeble camera/computer/internet ability. With the help of a good neeeeerd friend I've come up with the following pictures. In mid January Peter Haggins kindly invited me to his place with the express purpose of 'fixing a few things'. As we all know these events usually end up more involved than expected. That was this case but after many small problems Peter tackled the main objective which was to provide an engine access through the carpet in the rear of the bedroom. He and I stripped out the old carpet in 90 minutes with all staples removed. The next day Peter fashioned an access panel out of Bamboo complete with a frame of Bamboo. The entire paneling system rests on it's own weight and is easily removable with one hand. It is composed of three components. The single vertical inserts into a rabbit just below the closet and the large horizontal snugs up against it and keeps it in place. A small "key stone" strip of Bamboo keeps everything in place. After all this a local fellow who had only done one other motorhome in his life (Peter's) came in and recarpeted the entire bedroom, including the closet in two and a half hours. Total cost $590....$350 carpet....$150 install...Bamboo...$40...Tip $50. Here's the pictures. Thank you Peter for all your efforts.
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The pictures do not look like my access area, which is under the bed. Does this LXI have a bed room slide out? I say it does not look like mine, because it looks like wardrob sliding doors above the access area.
You're correct Richard. That is the sliding wardrobe door above. My 99 has a cross island bed and no slides. In the picture with the panel removed the silver sided insulation lies on the sheet steel that must be removed for access.
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Very nice looking job, Rob. Those carpet access panels are a Pain to mess with.
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I wanted to see the engine.
So,Rob.
Does this mean you can now find all those pics you took of babers genny?
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Yep, I agree looks good Rob. Lets hope you don't have to go in there for anything... that could be the door to the real MONEY PIT
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