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Old 07-07-2010, 08:41 PM   #1
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Accessory Gas Tank for Gen

I have a 1999 National Sea View. Gas line from gen to tank has a leak and drawing air. Is there some safe way to mount another 5 gal tank just for the gen? I would like to get out of dropping main tank and use the gen only whrn on the road to cool whole coach.
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:55 PM   #2
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How will you ensure the old line is sealed off?
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:23 PM   #3
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I thought that I could just blind it off and drop the line from my gen directly into the accessory tank. That is if I can find a way to mount it safely and find a way to refill it easily.
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Get in there and do it right.
Change out the (probably just as nasty) filler vent line too so fill ups are easier.
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I'd encourage you to drop the tank and do it right, then you can inspect all the lines and connections for the engine too.
IF you modified it and the coach caught fire it might give your insurance carrier an out.
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Having the same problem with ours, taking it to the Ford HD repair shop tomorrow for the repair. It will be a tank drop and installation of new fuel line from tank to the genset. While the tank down, the tech suggested replacing the in-tank fuel pump with a new one. Nothing wrong with with the present pump, but while tank down, I figured it wouldn't be a bad idea.

I would highly recommend doing the right fix, I thought about doing what you're thinking, but I would be concerned about the safety aspect of installing an extra fuel tank.
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Thanks to all. You guys are right. I just need to bite the "B" and do it right.
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baustin, good choice, the estimate for my tank drop and new fuel line install came to approximately $880, not cheap. The new in-tank fuel pump will be around $250.

Good luck and let us know how you make out with the repair
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