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Old 07-09-2011, 10:26 AM   #1
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Fuel Fill Extension

Hi Folks,

Got a question about my soon to be Vintage Allegro. It's a 27 foot Allegro 1991.
We have just about finished the refurb and before I get it painted I was wondering if anyone ever came up with a way to get the fuel filler situated so a gas nozel would stay in it with out having to hold it in the tank. My old back is starting to dislike that position.
In other words has anyone come up with some kind of tank neck extension, maybe one that is mounted to the side of the coach instead of behind that little locked door.

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Old 07-09-2011, 10:28 AM   #2
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Fuel Fill Extension

That should read FUEL not FUEK for obvious reasons.
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:28 PM   #3
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My previous rig was a 1991 Allegro Bay 27.5 foot class C. The fuel filler was located on the drivers side near the rear tire. Once, early on during the ownership of that motor home, I smelled an ongoing fuel leak of gas. When crawling under the rig and inspecting the area around the gas tank I found that the leak was caused by a nail being driven through the hose that led from the tank to the fuel filler. The hose was made of hard rubber and I replaced it.

The point I'm making is that you could consider replacing the filler hose and route it to a side location that would be better for you, or at least replace the filler assembly with a different one.. Call Tiffin and give them your year, model number and vin and they should be able to help. I'm pretty sure that they would have the filler assembly in stock or at least fabricate one for you.

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Question: Do you want to stick it in and walk away? That is a no-no in many states for those doing the self service thing, the station can get in trouble.

I have heard of the pump being shut off when a customer did that.
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No, no walking

No, I don't want to leave it, I just want to be able to stand up and not hold it in the tank.

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Wanted to be sure of that.. Unless the vheicle is old enough to have been designed for leaded fuel,, You should not have a problem.. It it only in states like California that I have to hold the blasted nozzle in my tank.. I've never seen a vehicle larger than a motorcycle where that was not the case.
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No, I don't want to leave it, I just want to be able to stand up and not hold it in the tank.

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instead of redesigning the filler, why not screw a foot long piece of velcro to the filler neck area. wrap it around the nozzle handle and fasten it. I keep a piece of velcro by my fill, to use when you find nozzels that don't lock.
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