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Old 09-17-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
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fueling gas pump

Had trouble fueling today put nozzle in the opening and could only pump a little gas it would click off like there was pressure in the tank was very frustrating has anyone else had this problem?? Is there a fix took a long time to pump 50 gallons.

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Old 09-17-2013, 07:46 PM   #2
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My old Southwind had a problem similar to that, tank vent line was soft & pinched. Replaced & problem gone.

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Old 09-18-2013, 05:53 AM   #3
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In addition to blocked vents and things like that. One problem with motor homes is the tank filler tube has a long relatively flat run.. You need to feed it very slowly.

If you have dual fuel caps (Both sides) opening both may help.

If you have only one side, Dropping the filler side jack and tilting the motor home slightlly away from the pump may help. On mine nose down helps too.

If you frequent the same area, in time you learn which pumps are graded so the rig slopes away from the pump and you can fill full speed, (or at least first click on a latching nozzle).
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:00 AM   #4
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You don't mention where your fill is but when we had our Fleetwood Bounder the fill was in the back. That used to be kind of a pain unless you were either sitting very level or the front was on a downward slope. As mentioned already if you have a side fill you could always put the jacks down on that side. Good Luck.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:18 AM   #5
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This is with gas filling. Correct?. You didn't say, but you may have been in an area of the county where the government requires vapor recovery nozzles on the gas pumps. These are the ones with a big rubber gasket around the nozzle that must be pressed against the filler opening on the vehicle; supposedly to make a tight seal. I suppose these things are good for the environment, but they sure try a person's patience. I have had trouble with vapor recovery and also regular gas fillers. I usually have good luck holding the filler nozzle somewhat sideways and keeping pressure on the filler. I rarely have success by just letting the filler nozzle hang on the filler pipe. I also start filling at a low setting rate, then increase to high flow after a short wait. For whatever reason, this usually works on a pump that tends to click off.

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Had trouble fueling today put nozzle in the opening and could only pump a little gas it would click off like there was pressure in the tank was very frustrating has anyone else had this problem?? Is there a fix took a long time to pump 50 gallons.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:33 AM   #6
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Is this something that worked before and is a newly developed as an issue - or always been a issue? Was this the first time at this station/pump? Happens with multiple stations/pumps?

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