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454 Engine removal from a Bounder Steve 3-17-09  
I am going to be pulling a chevy 454 from a 1995 bounder I just bought and wanted to know if anyone had ever removed one by lift it out into the motorhome and out through the entry door.

I was going to go at it through the front but two shops said it was easier to remove it through the motorhome as long as you remove the seats and misc stuff from the engine like the fan etc.

Has anyone seen it done this way? It would sure make for a better way then taking the whole front off and everything in front of the motor.
Re: 454 Engine removal from a Bounder Steve 3-17-09  
I should have also said for those that don't know that this is a class 'A' home.

Also has anyone used atk-engine rebuilds? I was curious how they have worked out for people that have. But again the main question is has anyone removed the engine and installed it through the door of the RV. Thanks
Re: 454 Engine removal from a Bounder Goober 3-17-09  
Your F!c@ed!Might as well git out of that travelen trailor and start pushing!
No one in this here blog gives at rats ass. This is a cry baby section. I can give you my dirty hankershif to wipe your moisten eyes. Heres a hug. Now don't exspect any help from the hey hal clan...
Re: 454 Engine removal from a Bounder Brian Doss 4-17-09  
I had to have this done and we dropped it down and slid it out the front underneath. I raised the front of the RV an additional 18 inches in order for the engine to clear. You will need to remove the front seats and create an A-frame to hoist the engine up and then down on the ground. I have a 1989 Fleetwood Southwind. It can be done, i don't want to do it again though.
Re: 454 Engine removal from a Bounder Steve 3-4-10  
Today was the start up day for the new engine! Everything went very well and it is now running! We installed the engine back in the same way we took it out except we left the oil pan off until it was back in to give us some more space. Sure people wondered why we had a engine hanging on a 4X4 but let's face it, an engine hoist does not go in far enough to set an engine in a class A RV. We used a 4X4 with wheels on one end on the floor of the RV through the engine compartment and the engine hoist outside on the other end! Sure makes you wonder if there was an easier way?!
Re: 454 Engine removal from a Bounder Steve 1-22-10  
Well, I decided to remove it by way of the front and was successful in removing the engine. It was a lot of work but since the new motor warranty required replacing the engine cooler (in the radiator) I figured I would have to do all the work in front anyway. Engine is coming in next week and we will install it through the front the same way it came out. I am sure there are other ways but all quiet on this site!
Re: 454 Engine removal from a Bounder Mike Nahill 10-13-13  
Does front come off
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