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Old 11-21-2006, 05:25 AM   #1
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I have a 2000 Chieftain 36L DP.
On all the paperwork I can find it is supposed to have a 90 fuel capacity. The gas versions have a 75 gallon capacity.
This past week, I ran it to empty on the gauge and I could only get 65 gallons in which took the gauge to full.
I am trying to find out if this is unique to my coach or do other owners have the same issue and therefore the books are incorrect.

Thanks for your replies....

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Old 11-21-2006, 05:25 AM   #2
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I have a 2000 Chieftain 36L DP.
On all the paperwork I can find it is supposed to have a 90 fuel capacity. The gas versions have a 75 gallon capacity.
This past week, I ran it to empty on the gauge and I could only get 65 gallons in which took the gauge to full.
I am trying to find out if this is unique to my coach or do other owners have the same issue and therefore the books are incorrect.

Thanks for your replies....

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Old 11-21-2006, 07:54 AM   #3
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You have a 90 gallon tank.

It's not uncommon for the gauge to inaccurate.

90gal X 7mpg = 630 miles
90gal X 8mpg = 720 miles

I would not run over 600 miles on a tank of fuel until I had a handle on my mpg.

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Old 11-22-2006, 02:43 AM   #4
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Thanks Tom for your reply.

This last tank got 592 miles and took about 65 gallons to fill which is about 9.1 MPG. This was pulling a Jeep Grand Cherokee and a lot of wind, mostly from the side.
This MH is hard to fill up because of spitting back but I filled as usual and the gauge showed full. On my previous fillup, I had less than a quarter of a tank and the numbers line up the same.
I normally like to fill up before it hits a quarter of a tank and I do not have much range right now.

Would definitely like to hear from other owners of their experience with this unit before taking it to the dealer.

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This MH is hard to fill up because of spitting back

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Matt, that sounds like your vent tube is plugged.
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