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I'm looking for help with the procedure of removing the engine from my 1996 Swinger. Engine is blown and needs to be replaced. Mechanic says the only way he sees is to drop it out the bottom and that requires removal of the front axel to clear room for the motor.

Anyone know if this is the correct way to get that engine out? Seems like a pretty poor design and surely GB would have designed an easier method.

 

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Let me welcome you to the Escapee forums! We are sorry that this problem brought you here but we promise to do all that we can to support you.

 

It may depend upon what chassis your Swinger has but that is the only way that I know of and I know that it is the way to replace an engine in the Ford chassis motorhomes. I'd suspect that it is true for most gas motorhomes, and that even diesel pushers have to go out the bottom.

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I'm looking for help with the procedure of removing the engine from my 1996 Swinger. Engine is blown and needs to be replaced. Mechanic says the only way he sees is to drop it out the bottom and that requires removal of the front axel to clear room for the motor.

Anyone know if this is the correct way to get that engine out? Seems like a pretty poor design and surely GB would have designed an easier method.

 

Thanks

I don't know of a motorhome manufacturer that would be concerned about how you get an engine out. They buy a chassis and then build the body around it. The least of their concerns would be about someone replacing the engine.

 

By the way who/what is "GB"?

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I don't know of a motorhome manufacturer that would be concerned about how you get an engine out. They buy a chassis and then build the body around it. The least of their concerns would be about someone replacing the engine.

 

By the way who/what is "GB"?

I think "GB" stands for Georgie Boy.

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By the way who/what is "GB"?

The Swinger is a model of motorhome which was manufactured by the company Georgie Boy, out of Michigan. The company was bought out by Coachman around the year 2000 and Coachman RV division is now part of Thor Inc. and I think that the only model that continues to be built is the Cruise Master. Georgie Boy is one more of the RV builders who stuck to building reasonably good quality RVs until they eventually had to sell out due to poor returns.

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To my knowledge, removing the front axle is the only practical option for removing the gas engine. Some diesel pushers have the means to remove the rear bumper and paneling+frame crossmember, place the engine on a rolling support and roll it away from the MH. One man on irv2.com just completed overhauling his Cummins ISC engine that way.

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