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Old 10-25-2006, 11:35 AM   #1
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The fuel gauge on our 04 Imperial has been intermittent since we got the coach. Monaco has avioded repairint by stating that they'd have to "dump" the fuel in the tank and not replace it after they fixed the sender unit. I'm not exactly buying that but.........

Since then I've spoken to several Monaco owners who have the same problem. I've decided that the Aladdin system is perfectly capable of giving me the info I need to judge how much fuel is in the tank. Now I ignore what the gauge is read. Anybody out there ever had Monaco repair the fuel gauge? Did they dump your fuel and not replace it?
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Old 10-25-2006, 11:35 AM   #2
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The fuel gauge on our 04 Imperial has been intermittent since we got the coach. Monaco has avioded repairint by stating that they'd have to "dump" the fuel in the tank and not replace it after they fixed the sender unit. I'm not exactly buying that but.........

Since then I've spoken to several Monaco owners who have the same problem. I've decided that the Aladdin system is perfectly capable of giving me the info I need to judge how much fuel is in the tank. Now I ignore what the gauge is read. Anybody out there ever had Monaco repair the fuel gauge? Did they dump your fuel and not replace it?
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Old 10-26-2006, 02:23 AM   #3
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Hi pusherpilot -

Welcome to irv2 We're really glad to have you here as a new member and are looking forward to reading your posts about your RVing experiences and adventures. You'll find a great bunch of folks on this site who are very knowledgeable of RVing, the rigs we use, and the places we go in them. Enjoy the forums and post often, and when you (or anyone else) want to be a offical member of the forum, and not just a new member of irv2, let me know.

I can't say for sure about the layout on your Imperial, but the fuel sender is 'probably' similar to my Endeavor. It's a long metal shaft that extends down the full height of the tank and has a small float in it (kinda reminds me of a toilet-tank lever mechanism in concept), and is bolted to the top of the tank with 6-8 screws. Removing the screws allows you to lift the sender up, but since the sender is a lot longer than there is height above the tank, I doubt you can remove it without bending/breaking something.
That's probably why Monaco wants to dump the fuel, so they can remove the tank and sender all-together. Have you considered timing your visit with them to have an almost-empty tank? I also wonder why they won't save the fuel and refill it when they're done, they sure aren't pouring it down the drain (I hope!)
I understand quite a few folks do use the Alladin system, so it would work in your application. I've talked to a few that ignore the guage completely and go by miles-driven. That seems to be pretty accurate once you get it dialed-in.

Good luck and let us know what you find.

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Old 11-08-2006, 06:44 PM   #4
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Hmm, the sending unit on my unit is on the top of the tank. The owners manual showed how to test it. I performed there test, and the unit was at fault. I contacted the manufact, and had a new unit shipped for $70.00.
My unit has an access hole in the storage bin right above the unit. I removed and replaced it WITHOUT draining the tank. My unit does not have a float.
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Okrver -

Welcome to irv2 We're really glad to have you here as a new member and are looking forward to reading your posts about your RVing experiences and adventures. You'll find a great bunch of folks on this site who are very knowledgeable of RVing, the rigs we use, and the places we go in them. Enjoy the forums and post often, and when you want to be an official member of the forum, and not just a new member of irv2, let me know.


Wow, you are sure lucky! Mine, and I wager quite a few others, have nothing but steel and wood-flooring above the tank (and quite closely, too). Glad you got it repaired!

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We had an 04 Diplomat. The fuel guage wasn't intermittent, it was just incredibly inaccurate from day one. From full to empty only allowed us to put in 45 gallons MAX.

I too checked tested the sender and it was either defective or I believe they installed the incorrect sender in the coach.

It was replaced under warranty without having to drop or empty the tank. As Okrver said access was was from above the tank - not a stoage bin, so had to remove a few screws to get panel off. Worked good after replacement.

On my coach you could remove the panel and look at the top of the tank. You'll see the sender right there. Mine had, as I recall, 2 adjustment screws.
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