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Old 07-02-2009, 01:08 AM   #15
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From post last June 19:

030-0A-11386 Fuel Sender $82.28/$57.50
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:53 PM   #16
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Mines even more inaccurate. 1/4 tank is only 22-25 gal and "half" is about 40 gals. Thought I was getting GREAT mileage until just under half on the guage took 80 gals to fill!
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:20 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=Ted III;515667....... Any thoughts from the intelligent or non intelligent minds. .......[/QUOTE]

I think I fall into step with the latter...
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Old 07-11-2009, 01:33 AM   #18
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On last four tanks, 1/2 means there are 45 gallons left. I seem to get 11 mpg for the first half of the tank (a running calculation) and 9 for the second. However, I'm happy enough with the truth, 10 mpg and an inaccurate, though new, sender. At least this sender doesn't fluctuate wildly. It's consistently inaccurate.
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:16 AM   #19
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I agree, some steady gauge even inaccurate gives you something to work with. That needle flinging back and forth is really useless as well as distracting. I did talk to WRV one time and had them check the Bill of Materials on my coach & they confirmed that I in fact did have a 115 gallon tank. Take that for what it is worth. Point of this note is that WRV said there were 90gal., 100gal., & 115 gal. tanks used depending on what had been found on sale. Depending, this could even make your 45 gals. relatively accurate!
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:21 AM   #20
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Ted (or anyone),
Is there anywhere on the tank to look to see just what size tank is installed in your coach? There must be a plaque somewhere, maybe I just haven't been looking in the right place.
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:43 PM   #21
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David:

I was just thinking along those lines. I did see the Transfer Flow plaque on the tank, facing forward just behind the genset. I guess I need to investigate a bit closer.
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:19 AM   #22
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Using a measuring tape in inches, 0.00433 x Length x Width x Height = gallons.
To find Usable Gallons, first empty the tank, then go to a gas station w/reliable diesel pumps & fill up, then record the amount of gallons. Or apply the above formula and deduct the amount above the filler entry for an approximation.

I assume the 1/4 tank rule for gensets is of the total volume, not the Usable Gallons, but I could be wrong.
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David Horn,

The plaque on the front of the fuel tank does include the size and serial number of the tank. You can get a view of the plaque by opening the generator slide, then look over the top of the slide back at the front of the fuel tank. If you don't want to crawl under the coach to get a close look at the plaque, then use binoculars or a digital camera. If taking a digital photo, you can then digitally zoom with your computer to look at the serial number and tank capacity.
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A couple of days ago, my fuel gauge started fluctuating between Full and Empty every 2 seconds. I tried resetting the Vansco unit, to no avail. I sent an email to Chad Sale at Transfer Flow asking for how to order a replacement sending unit. This is how he replied:

"We dont have any new senders for this application. You will have to send it to us for a repair.

Chad Sale
Sales Associate
800-442-0056 ex 17
530-893-2353 fax"

Since I don't want to send my sending unit in for repairs, does anyone have suggestions for where else to get a sending unit?
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I quit using my fuel gauge on my 98 after replacing the sending unit with a new false reading one. I also don't use it on my 04 coach. I know I get about 8.5 mpg so I fill up around 500 miles. That allows for running gen set if I need to also. NO worries anymore.
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