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Old 05-15-2006, 08:56 AM   #1
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The generator fuel return line started leaking fuel on top of the gas tank on my 2002 W-22 Chassis.
I had it repaired. Not cheap. I feel this should never had happed.

I'm curious, is this a common thing or very unusual.

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Old 05-15-2006, 08:56 AM   #2
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The generator fuel return line started leaking fuel on top of the gas tank on my 2002 W-22 Chassis.
I had it repaired. Not cheap. I feel this should never had happed.

I'm curious, is this a common thing or very unusual.

Thanks
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:03 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I'm curious, is this a common thing or very unusual. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

AERONCA65TC : First let me say WELCOME to iRV2.com ! We are glad you joined and welcome your posts here.

I think you situation is VERY uncommon. You said it was the GENSET's return line, and I was not aware there is a return line. However, which ever line it is/was, the coach builder is the responsible party- not Workhorse.

My I suggest you go into your profile and enter some coach specific info. as your "signature". That way, you won't have to type it in , and our members can better answer you questions.

Again, thanks for joining our merry band! ED
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:17 AM   #4
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The Generator is fuel injected so there is a return line. The generator ran fine just lots of fuel on the ground. Motorhome is out of warrenty so I had a local RV dealer repair it.
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:07 PM   #5
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The same exact thing happened to my motorhome in early October 2005. I have a 2003 Dolphin L/X and had it repaired at Redlands Truck. It was not covered under warranty. The gave me the old fuel line and it had a code on it. I emailed the company (Gates) that made the fuel line and asked if the code indicate when the fuel line was made. The code was "M08100" and I found that the fuel line was made in Charleston in August. The year was either 1990 or 2000 since the the year code was a single digit. In September of 2000 Gate's started using a two digit date code. Also, the code indicated "not for fuel infection systems." My generator is fuel injected. To make a long story short, National put a fuel line not designed for fuel injection and probably made in 2000 on my 2003 coach. I brought this to the attention of National RV and the quickly reimbursed me for the repair. Oh, I mentioned I might contact the NTSB and that may have expedited the payment. Anyway, Good Luck.
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Old 05-16-2006, 09:02 PM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The Generator is fuel injected so there is a return line. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

THANKS for the comeback explination! I didn't think of that. My Onan Gold 7.0 is not injected, so only the one hose there. Again, WELCOME to iRV2.com ED
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Old 05-17-2006, 10:17 AM   #7
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What Gas generators are fuel injected ?
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Old 05-18-2006, 11:22 AM   #8
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The Onan Marquis Platinum. There is a 5500, 5500LP, 6500LP and 7000. They were just coming out when I got my RV.

The specs are almost identical to Gold, except noise. The Platinum is 3 DB quieter, which means it is 1/2 as loud to our ears.

All I have is the Marquis Gold.
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Thaks for the feedback. I didn't mention that the fuel leak was on a 2003 Dolphin LX that I purchased in March of 2003. I sure wish I had that old fuel line.

I'm going to contact National RV anyway and see what happens
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:27 PM   #10
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If you call National RV talk to Matthew Margolis at Extension 4374. The customer service number is (800) 999-7263 Matt is the Owner's Services Manager and he is the one who authorized my reimbursement. By the way, we bought our 2003 L/X in June of 2003. Good luck.
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Old 05-19-2006, 06:12 AM   #11
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Thanks for the Info Fred. I get on it today, and let the this site know what happened.

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Tom, let me also welcome you to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and look forward to reading your posts. Thank you for the information concerning the fuel hose and how to handle getting reimburst from the manufacturers. I am sure you will enjoy this website and forum as much as you like taking your Dolphin out RVing. Good luck and stay safe.
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I would think on a return line as long as the hose was rated for fuel use it should be ok. After saying that, it should last a lot longer than it did.
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I agree with Two Sailors. The fuel should be just running back to the fuel tank with no restrictions so no build up of pressure.

I called National RV and they could care less.
Tne next stop is the NTSB.

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