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Old 07-11-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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Entegra-Fuel fill problems

I know that many Tiffin owners have expressed frustrations with not being able to completely fill their fuel tank. For those of you with Entegras, have you had any difficulty filling your fuel?
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
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Not a problem AS LONG as you are level ground. HOWEVER, do not fill from both sides if the ground is not absolutely level, the low side will shut off and the high side will continue to pump fuel out the low side. This actually applies to most all rvs. I observed this last just this weeks as a new Monaco owner was filling in an unlevel bay from both sides. I was on the low side and saw fuel GUSHING out of the tank. rushed over to see if the nozzle was stuck, it was off, ran to the other side and he was over there pumping away, said the one on the other side had already shut off. I said yes, I know! Quite a mess AND expensive fuel going to waste.
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One of these days I'll get it that Entegras are built smart!
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LOL well......actually I would like to see them use steel fittings and fuel fill caps in an effort to prevent as much fuel from leaking out when they are full and you get one side a little lower. It does NOT pour out but will make a mess on the side of the coach. Actually, come to think of it, all they need is a weep hole and drain tube INSIDE the compartment where the cap is to keep it off the paint on the side of the coach. That would be an easy fix that we should suggest, they likely have not thought about it.
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I've found that it is less likely to happen if you can use a pump with a small nozzle. I only fill from one side or the other, but not both at the same time. The high velocity pumps don't allow air to escape and the fuel gushes out instead. I've also done it by opening the opposite side from where i'm filling and as gene explained and the fuel pumps out that side. So, needless to say, I try to find a small nozzle. It takes a little longer, but then i'm not scrubbing the coach off in the fuel islands.
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Yes, the small car/pickup nozzle does pretty well solve the problem, guess I just like the challenge of guessing when to take it out of the big notch and put it in the first notch. lol It seems I have more trouble keeping the small nozzle in the tank while the big truck nozzle seems to stay in pretty good.
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Entegras are a little bit better off than the Tiffins but the overall design is similar and so are the results. The biggest problem is that the fuel fills enter the tank on the sides but near to the top. The fuel fills are fairly level with the top of the tank so the last bit of fuel doesn't fall into the tank vertically but flows horizontally at the end. That tends to push the fuel and foam like a wake and when the pump clicks off it sloshes back and burps out. The only solution is to set the fuel flow as low as possible at the end. In some cases I've actually dropped the jacks on one side to level the coach or even lean it a bit in the opposite direction when I didn't have dual nozzles. Entegra's floor design is more substantial than Tiffin, which alows them to add a bit more slope to help with that but the end results are still similar. High speed truck pumps are designed for truck saddle tanks, which allow fuel to enter from the top and don't have that issue but motorhomes aren't that lucky.
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I know that many Tiffin owners have expressed frustrations with not being able to completely fill their fuel tank. For those of you with Entegras, have you had any difficulty filling your fuel?
no, not at all..... 2012 Anthem 42RBQ.
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