Rusty Fuel Filler Tubes on '03 36MDDS
I just tackled the unenviable task of replacing the fuel filler vent hoses on my '03. During the process, I removed the metal fuel filler tubing that runs from the front inlets to the tank. Much to my surprise, once I got them out (not an easy chore) I found that the top surfaces had considerable rust and in a couple of spots were nearly rusted all the way through. There was even rust under the factory paint in several spots. I wire brushed the rusty spots with a wire wheel on a drill and then treated them with POR rust inhibitor followed by several coats of Rustoleum paint before reinstalling them. I recently purchased this coach in Florida and I expect it has lived most of its life there or on the east coast where rust is a problem. However, this may be something other Alpine owners may want to take a look at because it could have major consequences if left untreated.