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Old 06-15-2013, 09:32 AM   #1
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Fuel tank access

I have a 1997 Fleetwood Southwind motor home with a leaking fuel hose that supplies fuel to my generator. I need to replace that hose. From what I read it attaches to a metal tube on top of the fuel tank. Does anyone know if there is an access plate above that area, under the rug? If not, is there an RV repair shop in or close to the south side of Austin, Texas that could do the repair?
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Probably not, but with a saw, all things are possible. It's either that or drop the tank.
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:54 PM   #3
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Recommend Hackneys Fleet Service, on south Manchaca Road, just north of Frate Barker. 512-649-4200
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I had a 36 HR Endeavor LE and had the fuel pump go and cut the carpet then cut a hole and replaced the FPump then repaired all and no one could tell/
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Is it leaking from the pump to the generator or from the tank to the pump?
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:15 PM   #6
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Welcome to irv2. Hope you get that fixed.
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Leaking supply line

My thanks to all who have responded to my problem. I found out that there is no access plate on my 1997 Fleetwood that would allow me to get to the fuel tank. I can not cut one, as I also found out that the black water and grey water tanks are between the floor and the fuel tank.

I did get the name of a 5-star fleet repair service in my area, and will check on the availability of dropping the tank and replacing both hoses.

Thank you all for your help.
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Thank you. I will call them today.
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Maybe FW has a diagram that can help. 800-322-8216.
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On my 2004 the generator fuel line was rotted/leaking at the connection to the generator. I trimmed it once and reconnected, that held for a year. My fuel line runns along the frame then drop's down to the generator. Only the end seemed to go bad, so i cut the line up along the frame and spliced it with new fuel hose. Some day I my have to drop the tank, but so far so good...
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On my 2002 Fleetwood Flair, P32 chassis, it had a 3 foot rubber fuel line from the gen fuel pump that connected to a steel line that ran along the frame rail and over the top of the tank to a 3 inch rubber line that connected to an elbow fitting into the top of the tank. The 3 inch rubber line on top of the tank was dry rotted and cracked and leaked air.

Dropping the tank was not that bad it is just bulky (75 gallons). Got the MH up high on jack stands, then I used 2 floor jacks, disconnect the filler neck, remove the 4 straps, tilt the tank to the drivers side (2 floor jacks another jack stand and 3 people), and you can reach the fitting on the top of the tank and replace the 3" rubber line.

I had ran all but about 10 gallons of gas out of the tank before I started the job, Tilting the tank allowed me to not disconnect the engine fuel line. I opted to replace the entire fuel line with rubber line, (about 9 feet) because my steel line was rusted.
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