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Old 03-02-2011, 11:08 PM   #1
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Dangerous or what???

Just discovered the gasoline fuel neck is right behind the rear wheels, inside the wheel well, drivers side. It also has some wires wrapped around the neck. The first tire blow out and it will tear out that fuel neck and spill fuel everywhere. This is a brand new Newmar 34ft. Canyon Star. Is this a design flaw? Advise Please
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:29 PM   #2
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I would certanily hope this is not the norm for their quality control. I would call the seller right away for correction........fire hazard with wires in the area. Good luck,
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Various companies have put fuel fillers in lots of wierd and soemtimes dangerous pplaces.
Don't get any blowouts!
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:06 AM   #4
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Sounds dangerous to me. Can you build some kind of shield around it, or relocate it??
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Did they try to sell you a TPMS with the coach? It's always a good idea to have one. The cost of a quality system is far less that the repercussions of a blowout.
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Just to address some of your questions. No, they did not try to sell me a TPMS. I have one. No, it cannot be rerouted. I doubt anything can be built around it to protect it. I'm sure if one of those 22.5 tires blows it's going to take out anything around it. Any suggestions???
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Yes !

Yes it is a poor design, or a bad install.

Send a photo to the manufacturer and ask for comment and repair authorization.

If you do not get satisfaction take it to an inspection station and let them review it.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:39 PM   #8
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Hi Richie,
I agree with TQ60. Send a photo to Newmar and see what they say. Newmar Tech support contact information is:
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If it's a single wire wrapped around the hose in a spiral manner it's just a grounding wire/path for static electricity discharge from the fuel nozzle when fueling the unit. There is not electrical power in the system unless you were to have a one in a billions time for static discharge which is why it's always recommended to ground the nozzle to the filler neck which in the case of most motor homes with non metallic bodies there would be no ground path except for that wire.
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Having the fuel neck in this area is not a good idea at all. I would insist that they relocate the fuel neck or built a shield around that area to protect it.

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Thanks guys for all your ideas and recommendations. I'll do it.
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A TPMS to protect a fuel filler hose that is installed in a dangerous (wheel well) location????
You need a fabricated protective cover!
If a tire blows you will HEAR, FEEL, and NEVER FORGET IT!
(If you feel the need to verify that a blown tire is flat, you don't need a TPMS.
Just look into the tire THROUGH THE HOLE, if you see air, it is NOT under pressure).
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A TPMS to protect a fuel filler hose that is installed in a dangerous (wheel well) location????
You need a fabricated protective cover!
If a tire blows you will HEAR, FEEL, and NEVER FORGET IT!
(If you feel the need to verify that a blown tire is flat, you don't need a TPMS.
Just look into the tire THROUGH THE HOLE, if you see air, it is NOT under pressure).
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The TPMS will tell you when you are running on a low tire which is one of the major causes of blow outs.
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