Gas tank and related lines, 89 Cheiftain
I know there have been a couple threads on this lately but all of them only covered bits and pieces of my problem so I am going to ask again here. I had what appeared to be a massive leak only while running at the tank close to the filler area. There is a metal fitting I can barely see between the tank and the frame. This is a 31 foot Chieftain with the 75 gallon tank. I had assumed I had a bad line and figured I would drop the tank and replace all of the rubber lines. Now the weather has finally broken a bit and I go out to move it and no leak! WTH? I get it moved around and play with the air system a bit because the compressor was acting up and still no leak. I fought the cover off inside the storage compartment that covers the fill lines so I could get to them to disconnect them to remove the tank. I will only be able to get disconnected to the outside of the frame, no way am I going to be able to get any further in. This means the tank will have to come out by dropping the passenger side first far enough down to slide the hoses out from above the frame. This is NOT going to be easy for one person and that is all I got, Me. This brings mee back to the leak/non-leak. I got a mirror up there and the best I can tell it is a valve or regulator possibly. I am thinking it possibly stuck and now has broken loose and is operating again. No matter, I have to replace 24 year old lines. How have those of you that have done this done it? How much play is in the lines above the tank for movement of the tank before disconnect? I really wanted to get this done today, it was 68 degrees here in NJ today!!! Will be 70+ tomorrow but raining, I will do it in the rain if I have to just to get the warm temps.
Rick and Dianne, dogs Ranger and Shelby
1989 Winnebago Chieftain
Recently retired and now broke