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Old 01-15-2014, 09:51 AM   #1
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Allure fuel filling question

I've not had any issues with the high flow diesel pumps with my Allure until recently at a Flying J in SC (Latta exit, I-95). Even with careful modulation of the pump handle, I got tremendous back flow and fuel spilling. My next fill was at another high flow big truck island and I could run the nozzle wide open and no problem.

Was I just unlucky and picked a pump with a higher than normal fuel flow rate? I haven't used the J in a couple of years so have they upgraded their truck pumps to even higher flows? Will opening the fuel fill on the passenger side minimize this problem?
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Opening up the opposite side could result in a major spill , you need to be able to see the only opening into the tank to prevent that.
From personal experience, even a slight slope of the coach side to side ; filler in use on the low side ; or high in the rear in particular can cause this problem.
Also my last fill at " J " I noticed that the fuel could be a % bio-diesel and I don't know if that contributes to the foaming of the fuel.
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The high flow, large diameter nozzles seem better matched to the large opening direct into the tank designs of trucks. In Class A's they typically have a fill neck and connecting hose, sometimes a bend or two. I often have to 'throttle back' the nozzle by hand because even the first hold open notch is too fast. I have noticed that if the fuel island is tilted away from the pump (my fill side) I can fill a bit faster.
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I have been at a fueling site where another motorhome had the opposite fuel cap off and was fueling from the opposite side.

This is something you do not want to do. It creates a huge fuel spill in a hurry.

I have noticed that some truck pumps have faster flow than others. It is something we have to live with when using a tuck pump. Just throttle the pump back.
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I have noticed that some truck pumps have faster flow than others. It is something we have to live with when using a truck pump. Just throttle the pump back.
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You may need to check the vent tube, mine had some undercoating in it and was causing a similar problem, could be a dirt dobber too. Vent is located in front of tank on driver side ,if my memory is working. I have no problem with the power nozzles. Good luck
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You may need to check the vent tube, mine had some undercoating in it and was causing a similar problem, could be a dirt dobber too. Vent is located in front of tank on driver side ,if my memory is working. I have no problem with the power nozzles. Good luck
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Marvin, I will check the tube. However, I've had no issue before or after this occurance with other pretty high flow commercial truck pumps. The fuel at this particular J was as lime green as I've ever seen so it may have had biodiesel in it. It really had a tendency to foam badly. The nozzle seemed to have only two speeds......wide open and stop . I had a hard time modulating the trigger.
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