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Old 04-07-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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Dolphin Gas Problems

Can anyone tell me why it takes forever to fill my gasa tank? It is a 2002 dolphin on a W22 workhorse chassis.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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Click this link, it should help you. Slow Filling Gas Tank
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Welcome to IRV2. Hope that link helps.
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Good info on that link. I have a '99 Dolphin on a Ford chassis. The pump will kick off when there is 15 gals left to put in the tank. What I finally did was level the coach first. Then I would list the coach 4-5 degrees to the right (tank fill on the left). This leaves more air space on the side getting the gas. However, the last 10 gals is still slow. At least now I can still get the tank full.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:55 PM   #5
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I haven't checked on the vent line, but I did discover that if the front end of the MH is "down-hill" of the rear end (where the filler port is), the task for putting $100 or $200 dollars into the tank doesn't take longer than the 300mi trip planned for that day.

If there is any doubt, I have used the rear jacks to get the rear end above the front. However I have to watch out that I don't dammage the tow-dolly & toad.
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I have found that if the RV is pointing slightly up-hill......it takes a LOT longer to fill than if completely level or if the RV is pointing down-hill.
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Have also found that if the fuel nozzel is in at an awkward angle it will not fill as quickly.
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Dolphin gas problems

Unless you are lucky enough to have some blockage in either the vent line or gas filler line, the filler system needs to be rehung so it flows down hill towards the gas tank.

I had that problem in my current rig, and had a local RV shop solve the problem by rehanging the entire line. No problem anymore. Only cost me $125, so I am a happy camper!

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