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Old 08-05-2012, 06:42 AM   #15
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Recently I bought an 89 model and did almost three thousand miles in an eight day period. Mine ran perfectly with no problems. I was told the gas powered models would be slow and noisy. Can't say that I noticed either during my trip. Glad to see someone else getting use out of an older model. I really like mine and hope to be home again one day soon to use it. Keep posting your trips. It's great reading the details. Thanks for sharing.
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Looks like a great trip! We have a 2006 Bounder and it will probably be a "Vintage" model before we get a chance to take a trip that long. Gotta keep working to pay for the gas! Or maybe a trip to California when the boy graduates in 2015?

Thanks for the trip report.
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As a side note, the one thing that seemed to be a constant throughout the entire journey was the inability of EVERY SINGLE GAS PUMP between Wilmington DE and Salt Lake City to keep the handle locked in position. With virtually NO exceptions, I had to hold the handle about 1/3rd to 1/2 open by hand and wait for the 50 or 60 or 70 gallons to pump in. And in the 100' heat, it was a chore! It didn't seem to matter whether it was Pilot, Chevron, Phillips 66, Gulf, Sinclair, or whatever, the nozzles were so sensitive to fuel back-up they simply would not hold. In Jersey, where there is no self service, the guys shove the nozzle in, jam it into FULL FLOW, and walk away, and the darn nozzle pumps out 100 gallons in about 3 minutes...lol

Anybody else notice this or am I just overly sensitive?
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:19 PM   #18
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As a side note, the one thing that seemed to be a constant throughout the entire journey was the inability of EVERY SINGLE GAS PUMP between Wilmington DE and Salt Lake City to keep the handle locked in position. With virtually NO exceptions, I had to hold the handle about 1/3rd to 1/2 open by hand and wait for the 50 or 60 or 70 gallons to pump in. And in the 100' heat, it was a chore! It didn't seem to matter whether it was Pilot, Chevron, Phillips 66, Gulf, Sinclair, or whatever, the nozzles were so sensitive to fuel back-up they simply would not hold. In Jersey, where there is no self service, the guys shove the nozzle in, jam it into FULL FLOW, and walk away, and the darn nozzle pumps out 100 gallons in about 3 minutes...lol

Anybody else notice this or am I just overly sensitive?
Nah. It's a common problem. If the fill throat is wide the pump nozzle can sit at an angle and spray against the wall of the tube. Anti siphon screens can do the same thing. It's a pain I know, but the solutions are all more of a pain than just doin what you've been doing.
If it makes ya feel any better... I have both the angle and siphon filter problem with my 18 Wheeler. I have to hold the pump handle and trigger in position when filling up... Two 100 gallon tanks. Lol I feel yer pain.
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