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Old 03-22-2014, 09:35 PM   #1
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Fuel Level

Does anyone know about how many gallons of fuel is left in the 110 gallon diesel tank after generator is starved out and will no longer start? It's a 2000 CC Allure 40' model. All the manual says is that the generator has a shorter fuel pick in the tank so some fuel remains to operate coach engine.


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Old 03-22-2014, 09:45 PM   #2
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Most generators cut out when the fuel tank reaches 1/4

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Usually it's described as about a quarter of a tank, but I wouldn't bet on it. If your tank is down that far, it's better for the system to fill it up. Condensation (water) can't develop if the tank is full. Less chance of clogging fuel filters, water separator, and development of algae. If you fill it up, you'll know how much was left in the tank.

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Old 03-22-2014, 09:50 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Doggy Daddy View Post
Most generators cut out when the fuel tank reaches 1/4
I have done a real live test on this and can guarantee that at 1/4 showing on the gauge, your genny will come to a halt
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I'm in the group that prefers never to find out! But understand that sometimes 'stuff' happens.

I would bet between 22.5 to 27.5 gallons would remain after the generator cuts out.

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I also always start looking when I'm below 1/2 tank and almost never go below 1/4 tank. I just do not like it getting any lower. I also fill up as close as I can before parking for an extended period. I always want to start an extended stay with as close to full as I can get.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:02 PM   #7
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Thanks all. I dumped 8 gallons in it today and got the gauge over 1/4 again and the generator fired up again. Coach is new to me. I had my brother pick it up for me and park it at his place in the CA Desert. He didn't fill tank before bringing it out. It's a ways to the nearest diesel pump.
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FYI your heater will do the same thing as the generator.

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