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Old 08-30-2016, 02:04 PM   #1
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gas tank issue

I bought a 1985 pace arrow motor home. this unit is in great shape inside and out. When I drove this unit home the gas tank was almost empty. I went to the gas station to fill it up, I know it has a 60 gal fuel tank. The nozzle cut out at 30 gal, I tried too put more fuel in but it wouldn't take it. Now this is a single 60 gal tank it does have a push pull switch on the dash I have moved it in and out and nothing changes. Can someone help me with some info.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:38 PM   #2
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Have you been underneath and visually checked that it only has one fuel tank? What chassis is the RV built on? A push/pull knob on the dash sounds like perhaps you have two fuel tanks with two fuel pumps or solenoid valves to switch from one to the other.

Many years ago I modified a school bus to use for road trips. It only had a 30 gallon tank. I got a second 30 gallon tank from a junked bus and added it underneath. A DPDT switch changed from one tank to the other, and it also changed the fuel gauge sender to monitor each tank's condition. Maybe you've got something similar.


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Old 08-31-2016, 02:38 AM   #3
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I have a 1982 PA 30 foot, P30/454/4bbl. with 2 tanks a 70gal Rear and a 30gal front.
There are 2 fuel filters under the passenger side of MH behind a protective plate (2 screws) along side of the frame and one on the carburetor. The Gennie runs off the rear tank and will not operate if that tanks gets below 1/4 tank. I also have a toggle switch on the dash. Main/aux. My rear tank is sensitive too over filling "Beware"
A 60 gallon tank wont' get ya too far going cross country approx. 480 miles where as I get around 800 based on 8 mpg towing the toad. Minn too AZ.
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it is a P30 with a 454 turbo 400 trans. Yes I've been underneath and it appears to only have one tank and one filler neck. I measured the tank and it figures out to about 60 gals. This weekend I will get back under to check it out again. I will be posting some picks soon. Thanks for the input. BMK
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Sounds like there's a good chance you have a messed up vent line, or possibly filler line. If either have low spots, they're both capable of causing grief/partial fills.
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