I recently purchased a used 1998 Winnebago Winnie Minnie. It is 22 ft. long on a Chevy chassis with a 454 engine. I am completely stumped on how to get the "Dog House" out so I can get to the engine from the passenger compartment. Does one have to get underneath it to loosen some bolts or what? Any suggestion or advice will be appreciated. I have removed any screws or bolts that are obvious to the eye and it still won't budge.
Here is a video showing the engine cover removal process on a 1997 to 2019 Chevy/GMC Van which makes me glad I have a class A with the Allen Key Latch. GM appears to have given up making it any worse and stuck with this poor feat of engineering for over 20 years. What were they thinking making it so you have to remove the passenger seat first if you actually want to remove the dog house? Even if you want to just slide it back you have to remove two dash panels and the rear section of the doghouse first:
This is an addendum to what I sent earlier. I have contacted Winnebago and they said I would have to talk to Chevy because they built the chassis. I talked to Chevy and they didn't know what I was talking about, I watched You Tube videos and they show latches near the firewall that have to be unlatched (I have no latches), and I have yet to try your suggestion because the carpet is glued down. Many who responded have said I have to dig in the carpet with an allen wrench to get the cover off. I fellow I bought it from said he never could figure out how to get the cover off, and the Owner's Manual says to look in the chassis booklet which I don't have. I will keep trying to remove the engine access cover with people like you who are trying to help. Might there be a difference because my Winnie Minnie is only 22 feet long? It is built on a 1998 Chevy Express G 350 chassis.