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Old 07-04-2011, 10:48 PM   #1
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1987 fleetwood bounder fuel gauge

i was wondering if anyone knows if there any way to check a fuel gage on a 1987 fleetwood bounder. it shows empty after i fill up the tank.

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Old 08-03-2013, 04:31 PM   #2
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Do you know where your fuel pump is located? The sending unit is usually attached to the fuel pump.

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Old 03-26-2018, 01:37 PM   #3
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I have a bounder that dose the same thing I have two pumps one electric and one on the motor (454). Sometimes it works ok but mostly sits on empty????
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I would check for loose wiring connections at the tank sensor.

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Old 03-26-2018, 04:01 PM   #5
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i was wondering if anyone knows if there any way to check a fuel gage on a 1987 fleetwood bounder. it shows empty after i fill up the tank.
I know there will be some experts that will reply to this so you'll probably want to wait for them, but my 2 cents is:

There is a way to check on the fuel gauge display to see if there is any power coming 'TO' the gauge. If not, then perhaps it's the wiring (easiest thing to check) or the 'sending unit' is not working.

The sending unit is usually on the pump itself which is located inside the gas tank.

In my case, a 1997 RexAir, I had to lower the almost empty tank, pull out the fuel pump and replace with a new one. And while you're doing that, replace the fuel lines (the rubber ones) AND the fuel filter which should be somewhere attached to the fuel line. Oh, and I went ahead and replaced the rubber fuel line that went to the generator. Oh (again) the BIG fuel line to the filler tube. It's actually what started me down the whole fuel line issue as it had a small leak.

Now, when I say "I"...I mean a very good mechanical shop did it. Too much work for me!

One last note..on some RV's there is an access 'door' that can be accessed from the inside of the RV that will allow you to reach the top of the gas tank and check voltages and/or remove and replace the fuel pump/sending unit.

Not a lot of help, but I'm sure there will be others that will stop by and give more detailed help.

Good luck!
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:27 PM   #6
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Check the wiring, I believe you have a broken wire.
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:03 PM   #7
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If this is on the Ford chassis, post your question in the Ford chassis section. Many good guys there with good ideas on these older units.

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