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Old 04-24-2007, 05:42 PM   #1
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We have a 2003 Beaver Santiam DP, we looked in the Owners manual to see if it says how much fuel is left when the dash light comes on. Just curious if anybody knows, the book didn't say. We know that once we hit 1/4 tank that the generator kicks off, not fun when we are in the AZ desert in 100'+. Hubby just wants an idea so when we are on the road to know how much further we can go before it gets scary. Thanks all. Heading out tomorrow for a couple days down to Hidden Shores near Yuma, going to the dentist across the border.
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We have a 2003 Beaver Santiam DP, we looked in the Owners manual to see if it says how much fuel is left when the dash light comes on. Just curious if anybody knows, the book didn't say. We know that once we hit 1/4 tank that the generator kicks off, not fun when we are in the AZ desert in 100'+. Hubby just wants an idea so when we are on the road to know how much further we can go before it gets scary. Thanks all. Heading out tomorrow for a couple days down to Hidden Shores near Yuma, going to the dentist across the border.
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:00 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Hubby just wants an idea so when we are on the road to know how much further we can go before it gets scary </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

According to my DH...it gets scary anytime after that light comes on!!
It came on for us on the way home from Oregon and I know we drove at least 50 miles before filling up. It took 80 gallons to fill up. This last week coming home - it was reading right under 1/4 tank and the light had not come on. When we filled up- it took 76 gallons.



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Old 04-28-2007, 03:35 PM   #5
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my windsor had 15 Gallons left when the light came on.
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Hi Beth -

I'm not sure exactly what drives the low-fuel lite to come on (besides 'low-fuel' obviously), but I don't believe it's directly related to the low-fuel cutoff for the generator.

The gen uses a separate fuel pickup tube sticking down into the fuel tank, and is designed to be a bit shorter than the engine fuel pickup tube. That way, you can still have enough fuel to start the engine and get to a fuel-station even if you run the generator til it quits.

A solution to get the generator to run longer is to have that tube replaced with a longer one. Mine used to bug me too, til I did that. You can search here in irv2.com for more info on a few people that have changed theirs.
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