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Old 03-02-2013, 04:57 AM   #1
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Fuel leak!

Yesterday I went to pick up my coach where it is still residing at PALMETTO RV Mt. Pleasant, SC. This was to be my first "solo" trip, ie. without my safety net of Mike (owner of company) and his competent crew of mechanics. I drove the coach across the street to fill it with fuel and since this was also a first, George, one of the mechanics, also went with me. After filling up George took a look under the coach and noticed a slight drip coming from the fuel tank area.....back to the shop! Upon investigation George found a line and clamp that needed to be replaced but first the gas tank had to be dropped. So there ended the planned weekend camping trip where I was to put into practice all I learned at the "camping school" Mike provided just two weeks ago. But there is a true blessing in this story....the diligence and care from Mike and his crew (let me add that Mike offered to pay for the cancelled campground reservation)....that George was there and thought to check under the coach.....that we were only across the street....and that I will never forget to check UNDER the coach on a regular basis. Another lesson learned on this amazing journey into the rving world!

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Old 03-02-2013, 05:02 AM   #2
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Glad to hear they found and fixed it. I always look under the MH when on concrete or asphalt.


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Old 03-02-2013, 06:28 AM   #3
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Whenever I stop for fuel, supplies and such, on the road I do a walk around looking up and down and under the coach for anything out of place just like you will see an aircraft pilot doing a preflight walk around. No leaks from the drive train or house systems, storage compartments still latched and locked, awnings secured, bike secure and such. If I have the toad along for the ride it gets the same treatment.

Good to hear how the dealer was quick to stand behind the coach. Read more about horror stories rather than happy endings.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:18 PM   #4
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RV Baby,
Good outcome indeed! Can you share what they had to do to drop the tank and about what something like that cost?
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:07 PM   #5
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Apparently they were able to do the repair without dropping the tank. Since I just purchased it they did not charge me.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:09 PM   #6
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You must have a Workhorse chassis. I have had 2, one a 2002 P32 chassis and now 2006 W-20 chassis. Both of these MH's have cheap rubber fuel lines and rubber tank plugs that have leaked. The fuel line to the generator has had to be replaced on both MH's and the gas tank has an unused fill hole (plug) in the other side of the tank that started to leak. Keep an eye on these fuel lines.

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