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Old 11-12-2014, 10:44 AM   #1
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I have a 2005 Winnebago gas motorhome with a FordV10 on a workhorse chassis.My gas gauge goes to the amount of gas in the tank and immediately jumps way past the full mark, when I turn on the ignition key.My nearest RV dealer won't touch it. Where do you take this for repair. I have been told to try a truck repair facility.Any thoughts would be helpful
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:16 AM   #2
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Now please don't be upset, this is just my opinion here. On Our rig, where ever the gauge is with the key off is a rough idea what we have in the tank. We turn the key on, it might move a little and then it will go to max and then to empty and then back to what ever we have in the tank. This something we have noticed in quite a few different rigs before we settled on the one we have now. Now, if yours is going to the maxed full mark and staying there when the key is on or in the running mode, my guess is there might be a ground problem at the sending unit at the tank. With the key on/in running mode and the gauge goes to empty and you know for a fact you have lots of fuel, you have a bad sending unit. Never rule out someone steeling fuel from you! I hope i was of some help to you! Good Luck.
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:47 AM   #3
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So you are saying the gage reads way past full whenever the ignition is on, regardless of amount of fuel in the tank?

The fuel gage is just a calibrated ohm meter, it measures resistance, which is provided by the sender in your tank. The sender provides a range of resistance. It sounds as if your gage is working, but you either have bad connection in the wire from gage to sender or bad sender. The gage is not receiving the correct resistance.
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The gauge is on empty with the key off.when turned on it jumps to full (which is correct because I filled it up) pauses a split second, and jumps way past full. The only reference I have is on the odometer which is set to (miles to empty)Again, is a truck repair facility the place to take it?
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Add 2 or3 cans of SEAFOAM to your full tank of fuel. My guess is that you have excess moisture in your tank, common with gasahol.
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I have a 2005 Winnebago gas motorhome with a FordV10 on a workhorse chassis.My gas gauge goes to the amount of gas in the tank and immediately jumps way past the full mark, when I turn on the ignition key.My nearest RV dealer won't touch it. Where do you take this for repair. I have been told to try a truck repair facility.Any thoughts would be helpful
We need a little clarification of which chassis you really have. The Ford V10 is only used on the Ford RV chassis, and the GM 8.1 liter V8 was the only engine used on the Workhorse chassis in 2005.

That being said, the gas gauge on our Workhorse chassis has done what you describe once or twice, but it returned to normal within a minute or two. Repeatedly shutting off and turning the ignition stitch back on helped clear up the problem for me. The problem may be an electronic glitch. It could also be a stuck float or a bad sending unit in the fuel tank; but if that were the case, I would think the tank would just read full and not shoot way past full.

Most RV dealers are not equipped to service motorhome chassis problems past simple things like oil changes. You need to take your motorhome to a place that specializes in engine and chassis work. If your chassis is a Ford, many Ford dealers service motorhomes. If it is a Workhorse, the number of Workhorse service centers is dwindling due to the fact the motorhome chassis are no longer being made. Workhorse service centers can be found HERE, although the list may be out of date.
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Thanks for the excellent reply. I was wrong about the engine, it is a 8.1 liter. When you say the gauge returned to normal after a few minutes, was this with the switch on and engine running orswitch on and engine off?
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Thanks for the excellent reply. I was wrong about the engine, it is a 8.1 liter. When you say the gauge returned to normal after a few minutes, was this with the switch on and engine running orswitch on and engine off?
One time it returned to normal on its own after a few minutes of driving. The other time when it didn't return to normal after driving a fairly long time (I can't remember how long - at least 15 to 30 minutes), I pulled over and turned the ignition switch off and on several times before it finally returned to normal.
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