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Old 07-06-2017, 06:59 AM   #1
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Diesel fuel filler neck relocation

Has anyone relocated their filler neck to an area outside the slide so the side doesn't have to be extended for fueling?
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:56 AM   #2
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That would be NICE!
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:04 AM   #3
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I think its kinda cool where it is. Maybe I will get tired of it after a while.
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It's not cool when your hydraulic motor fails and you can't get fuel. Mine has failed 4 times - I now carry a spare now.
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Four failures may indicate another underlying issue. Over what period of time did these failures occur? Even if over the 16 year life of the coach, it would be unusual for a seldom used motor to fail so frequently. Perhaps one of our HWH experts will jump in with some input.

WRV did switch to and electric motor in 2004 or 2005. A conversion may be worth considering. The owners manual does not offer a solution to extend the slide in the event of a failed electric motor. (There has to be a thread on that issue somewhere) Certainly the proper amount of fumbling and grumbling should lead to a way of disengaging the motor from the shaft and sliding it out manually.

Otherwise, someone handy in the field of fiberglass fabrication should be able to modify the front with a fuel cap door with an inside cable release.
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oh i will remember that day forever! Bought the coach and got it to the shop and had everyone checking a different area and someone said its low on fuel......... 2 hours later we found fuel neck!!!
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FWIW ... I've had the pump motor quit while extending the front slide. It stopped after going out about 8". I was able to drive it home like that for about 6 - hours. I had to tape the button alarm closed to keep my sanity.

The moral of the story is never open the front slide more than absolutely necessary for refueling. No guarantee you'll get it closed.
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Mine has been retrofitted to electric. I have the same concern that the slide motor will fail one day. Their is a company called Filler Neck Supply Co. They sell all types of units.
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On a separate thread, search "generator slide", EM describes the method to open the slide manually. To paraphrase; remove bolt at front of screw mechanism and pull slide out manually. If the slide does not move there is too much friction. If it moves the motor is bad. It may take one or two moderately strong individuals to perform the task.

Not being familiar with the hydraulic motor setup, I am uncertain if this process works for both electric and hydraulic motors. If the only difference is the motor and all other mechanical components are similar it should. This would allow a PITA method of adding fuel in the event of a failed motor.

This also emphasizes the importance of keeping all moving parts properly cleaned and lubricated in order to reduce the load on the motor when it is activated.
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Well I did it.
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Is that as high (vertically) as you can get the exterior fill? Certainly every little bit higher makes fuel tank filling easier/faster.
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Its higher than the original by about 10". You can go higher but my arms would not reach the back and you would have to add a turn. This is a straight shot down to the existing pipe.
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fuel

Where did you find the external part for fuel relocation? Thank you in advance!
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Filler Neck Supply: Gas Filler Hose | Fuel Filler Necks
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