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Old 03-06-2014, 12:58 PM   #15
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2x what bailiff said joe
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:41 PM   #16
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My previous Coach was a 88 Coachmen I owned for about 10 years. I could never fill it fast or without it tripping off many times while filling. I never figured out why this happened and just figured it was built when gas was much cheaper thus pumping more slowly than pumps do today.
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I've had problems getting the fuel tank full ever since we've had the MH. It seems that no matter how slow I fill the tank the nozzle trips off before the tank is completely full.

Someone on here told me to open the fill spout on the opposite side of the coach while pumping fuel. That sounded logical to me so on my last trip I tried that. I was pumping away and my wife started screaming from the other side. I stopped and went around there to find fuel pouring out the filler spout onto the ground! I was pumping it into one side and out the other!
The pavement was sloped slightly to the passenger side!
Try the "invert the pump" trick (pump handle inserted upside down)... works every time. Logic is the fuel is being pumped to the walls of the fuel tube and doesn't create any foam and vents more. Watch out though... it works so well that the pump might not automatically shut off and spill fuel. I dont even bother inserting the pump right side up anymore...
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I'd hate to suggest something so "creative" or foolish as this, BUT if you have air levelers and can control side to side............ when prices are lower and I want to maximize my visit, I've been known to slope the coach and get another 10-15 gallons in it. I've had people ask if there was something wrong with the MH because it looks like it is tipping over...............
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HC, do you use odometer and MPG calculation as a gauge backup? That way you can tell if your gauge is hinky.

John, no I've never thought of that.

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions! At least I know I'm not the only one having this problem!
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:22 PM   #20
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Tank Fill

I have the same problem. Even with tilting the coach and watching the fuel come up the filler tube the guage still doesn't read full. But with ovre 100 gal capacity you can still travel quite some distance without worry. To me the extra gallon or two isn't worth the effort. I usually start looklng for fuel when the guage gets to about half - that way it doesn't hurt the plastic card as much. Then I can continue the dream.

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We never show full. I have the fuel all the way up to the cap and it still will not show full. When we travel I figure 7 mpg and then figure my fuel stops. We have a 150 gallon tank so we go quite far. I also check the price of diesel and figure that also into our fuel stops.
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When I want to fill the tank completely, I wait for the
hose to kick off, then as I am filling, I listen to the flow.
I can get the tank filled completely, but usually will allow
some "expansion" room.
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The owner's Manuel for our 2014 Ventana says, do not completely fill diesel tank!
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Have you checked the hose from the filler neck to the tank. Is there any sag in it?
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