Originally Posted by Bill Gyro
I have a 82 Southwind 27' I just bought. I have a problem filling the main tank. The filler tube from the cap enters the tank not from the top but about 2/3 up in the side of the tank. Consequently when you try to go past there the gas backs up and shuts off the station's hose. It is especially bad with the Calif. vapor recovery systems. Is there a fix for this.
On my "83 Itasca" the inlet was the same way....The manufacture was simply to lazy or stupid to mount the inlet at the top (vent also).
Looking at the frame rail you will see a factory oval slot where the rubber inlet line should be (about 4-5 inches higher)......
Now you can mark the entrance on the tank and have it modified (up) and also have the vent line moved up and your problem is solved....
I simply designed a new tank and had it made in Lake Havasu city and it's all aluminum which also me 80-90 pounds of weight that was behind the rear axel about 5 feet or so.....BIG difference in handling also.