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Old 03-10-2018, 01:58 PM   #1
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Just wondering? Gas cap in back?

I was just wondering why the gas cap is on the driver's side tail end of our SA32? Are all gas MH's that way? The DP we lost to fire had a fill cap on both sides nearer to the front.

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Old 03-10-2018, 02:06 PM   #2
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I think you will find most gas front engine RV's have the rear gas tank. My rear engine gasser has the tank in front like DP's.

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Old 03-10-2018, 02:08 PM   #3
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It is done to balance weight
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:58 AM   #4
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I would prefer the fuel filler access to be alongside the coach. Thus reducing the protrusion of the nose of the coach ahead of the pumps. Odds are the current placement of the filler access is the safest position.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:06 AM   #5
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On the gas coaches , the gas tank is normally located just behind the rear axle. The fill is located as far back as possible to be away from the propane appliances to prevent a fire , just in case they are not turned off before refueling .
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Originally Posted by Hgrace56 View Post
It is done to balance weight
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The gas fill cap is located drivers side rear on my 36LA. My old 1999 Winnebago had it on the drivers side near the rear tire. If I remember correctly this question was asked and answered in a Roughing it Smoothly magazine. The question was why not have a fill cap on both sides of the MH like the DPs do. Basically Tiffin said it is the most convenient cost effective location for installing the gas filler on the left rear. So, to save money and ease of convenient installation Tiffin chose that left rear location. I don't have any problems filling my gas tank other then the cost. LOL. When pulling along side the pump island when I see the gas pump in the rear view camera I know I am perfectly aligned to start fueling.
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Just be glad it's not in the center rear like our friends SOB gas rig. He always had a heck of a time getting pump hoses to reach. On gas rigs the fuel tank is normally toward the rear since there isn't room at the front. A fill line all the way from the front to the rear would be way too complicated.
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Just be glad it's not in the center rear like our friends SOB gas rig. He always had a heck of a time getting pump hoses to reach.<snip>.
Agreed! Our first coach had the fuel fill on the back, just a little bit left of center. It took fairly precise placement of the coach to get the fuel hose to reach the fill port.

Our current coach as the fill on the left side, about 4/5 of the way back - that's MUCH easier to reach.

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