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Making Fixed Basement Side panels Open and latch closed


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New to us 2004 HR Scepter 40PDQ RR8S.  I have noticed on my coach that "all" of the basement side panels are hinged at the top. Some are permanently down with screwed brackets at the bottom. I have seen a post where the owner replaced these links on one of his covers with over center hasps from McMaster Carr. Looked like a great way to hold covers down but can be opened as needed. I would like to be able to open the 4 over the wheel wells. This would make measuring air bags pretty easy as I will be replacing the leveling valve plastic end fitting on the links and will have to adjust valves to get the correct ride height. I am going to replace shocks in the near future. it would also make getting to the top screw and nut much easier, I think. Wondering if anyone has worked thru opening these covers? 

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  • 4 weeks later...

I had used that latch idea and added a door on the 'other side' of the holding tank door on my Endeavor. It worked great, and opened up plenty of additional room.

After many hours crawling around under my Camelot to work on the ride-height valves and tubing, I've been thinking about opening those wheel well doors too.  So I'm watching with great interest! 

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looked inside panels. There is lots of foam that was installed to make the compartment forward and behind water tight. Getting ready for a trip so working on other things.

 

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