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Old 05-26-2019, 06:36 AM   #1
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Dual Diesel Tanks

I recently purchased a 2005 Fleetwood Bounder diesel and noticed that there is a fuel fill up on both sides. On a recent trip I tried to put fuel in one side and found that this tank was completely full yet gauge on console said I had a quarter of a tank, that's when I found out this rig had duel tanks. My problem is that there was no mention of this when I bought the RV and I can't find any info on how to switch between the two tanks. looking for help in this area
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! How did you determine that it has two tanks?

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Old 05-26-2019, 12:04 PM   #3
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I recently purchased a 2005 Fleetwood Bounder diesel and noticed that there is a fuel fill up on both sides. On a recent trip I tried to put fuel in one side and found that this tank was completely full yet gauge on console said I had a quarter of a tank, that's when I found out this rig had duel tanks. My problem is that there was no mention of this when I bought the RV and I can't find any info on how to switch between the two tanks. looking for help in this area
You don't have two tanks, just two places to fill. If the side you used to fill is lower than the other side that can account for not filling completely. Also, diesel tends to foam up if you are filling fast and can shut the fill nozzle off prematurely.
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Dual Diesel Tanks

1. WELCOME!!! Youíve come to the right place. Iím sure you have many good miles ahead of you, and this forum is the place to get incomparable advice and help.
2. You have a single, 90 gallon fuel tank with a filler on each side. At most highway type fuel plazas the primary pump will be on the left side of the coach. Use it. Do not use the second filler. Thereís no need for it, and it will lead to possible overflows, making a God-awful mess, getting the EPA involved, and generally screwing the day for your entire family.
3. Donít rely on your fuel gauge. At best it is a rough approximation. Odometer and gallons pumped will give you an accurate mpg figure after 2 or 3 tanks. From that you can easily calculate all that you need.
For starters Iíd estimate you can go about 650 to 700 miles (MAX) on a tank. Keep in mind, your generator draws from the same common fuel tank, so if you use the gen a lot you should allow for it.
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So what explains that he "filled" the tank and the fuel gauge still said 1/4 full....that's a lot of foam (not really filled). Or the sensor is broken, or the OP got the sequence of events wrong (it's really now full and the gauge now says full).
Mine (like all others I have seen) only has one tank, one sensor, one gauge and two fill openings.
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