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Old 01-07-2023, 12:55 PM   #1
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How do I remove this board?

I have a 2018 27FC and I am trying to remove the divider board between the galley pantry and bathroom. I have removed all the screws I can see, but it remains held fast. I want to possibly use this "dead space" and would like to take a peak back there. I can destroy it, but would rather not.

Thanks for any ideas.

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Ron, you have probably looked - but are there pocket screws on the back of a panel that is connected / adjacent to the strip you are working on ?

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Ron, you have probably looked - but are there pocket screws on the back of a panel that is connected / adjacent to the strip you are working on ?

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Yes, I looked all around but didnít see anything. Someone has surely done this before.
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I'm pretty sure that is a part of an assembly that would need to be removed to gain access to the fasteners on the back side.
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Ron, I think you may find a vent stack in that void.
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I've found that Airstream often screws and dowels joints in large panels. You will probably have to do damage to get it apart. Least damage might be had using a multitool and the appropriate blade to cut the dowls.

The Airstream Parts Book for you model will show how all the panels fit together but the drawings don't always show the dowels--the joinery details are vague.
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I've found that Airstream often screws and dowels joints in large panels. You will probably have to do damage to get it apart. Least damage might be had using a multitool and the appropriate blade to cut the dowls.

The Airstream Parts Book for you model will show how all the panels fit together but the drawings don't always show the dowels--the joinery details are vague.
Thanks Bill,
I used my endoscope from lavatory furnace duct wall hole to look back there and take a look. Could only see staples and glue holding the side opposite the 3 screws I had removed. Then I removed the slide out pantry. Still, nothing learned. Then I used the screws and screwed into the panel using the existing holes where privacy curtain was attached. This allowed me to tug on panel. Doing that, the whole pantry moved. After all of this, I think the board is integral with pantry wall and actually contributes to holding that assembly in place. I did look at the parts book and as you said it was vague.
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Old 01-23-2023, 06:07 PM   #8
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I decided to cut a hole inside pantry so I could get a better look. Hereís what it looks like. There is a vent stack as stated by SuperTrouper and some loose wiring. To close the hole, I made a niche to hold an electric mixer, freeing up some room in the pantry.
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