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Old 06-11-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Gasing up in California

We experienced difficulty in filling our fuel tank in California. It appears the nozzle configuration does not allow air to escape the tank. It took us a long time to try and fill our tank. This is not a problem anywhere else.
Any suggestions??

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Old 06-11-2012, 11:55 AM   #2
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:58 AM   #3
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The outdated rubber cover on the nozzle is/was designed to keep gas fumes from escaping into the environment. (Please, no comments about EPA or California laws, etc.)

Try holding the rubber cover up when gassing up. Or, you can try to find a station that no longer uses them, and there are more and more of them in CA.
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Had the exact same issue in NC with our Southwind.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:33 PM   #5
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Last station I filled up at kept shutting the pump off at $50 bucks.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:40 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by milasman View Post
Last station I filled up at kept shutting the pump off at $50 bucks.
That's normal all over the country not just in CA.
Since gas prices have gone so high they have started shutting off at higher dollar amounts though, with $75 to $100 being common. I ran across one a couple of months ago that allowed $150 before it shut me off.

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