Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-20-2008, 04:26 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Franklin, Michigan
Posts: 1,305
Refueling at a Pilot in Erie PA. It was cold and snowy, pretty much a storm. The flange on the end of the fueling nozze was just a bit too large to fit into the filling hole. I have had trouble before but, never not been able to get it to go through.

I was freezing and didn't want to change pumps. So I decided to hold the nozzle up agains the hole and pump that way. I would have to stand there but, I just wanted to get it done.

I made two stupid mistakes. First I did not remove the other cap so air had no where to go. When I backed off the nozzle the first time, Diesel just sprayed right back at me. All over my coat and jeans. I imagine any truckers watching me got a good laugh.

Second mistake was not to try the satellite pump as the it might have fit on the other side.

I haven't made every mistake in RVing but, I gotta be close.

Put the coat in a garbage bag and in the basement until we got home.

Anyway, have tried to wash the coat, Carhart, and jeans but, Diesel smell is still strong. Any tips or tricks out there.
__________________

__________________
Scott Crompton
Newmar TBD
Sue (DW):Celia 16, Alec 15, Bella (Greyhound), Isis (Abyssinian)
JavaJelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-20-2008, 04:26 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Franklin, Michigan
Posts: 1,305
Refueling at a Pilot in Erie PA. It was cold and snowy, pretty much a storm. The flange on the end of the fueling nozze was just a bit too large to fit into the filling hole. I have had trouble before but, never not been able to get it to go through.

I was freezing and didn't want to change pumps. So I decided to hold the nozzle up agains the hole and pump that way. I would have to stand there but, I just wanted to get it done.

I made two stupid mistakes. First I did not remove the other cap so air had no where to go. When I backed off the nozzle the first time, Diesel just sprayed right back at me. All over my coat and jeans. I imagine any truckers watching me got a good laugh.

Second mistake was not to try the satellite pump as the it might have fit on the other side.

I haven't made every mistake in RVing but, I gotta be close.

Put the coat in a garbage bag and in the basement until we got home.

Anyway, have tried to wash the coat, Carhart, and jeans but, Diesel smell is still strong. Any tips or tricks out there.
__________________

__________________
Scott Crompton
Newmar TBD
Sue (DW):Celia 16, Alec 15, Bella (Greyhound), Isis (Abyssinian)
JavaJelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 05:12 AM   #3
RLS
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Eureka,MO USA
Posts: 156
Try Simple Green in the wash. I have used it on my Carhart after I got diesel on it when working on a tractor.
__________________
Bob and Barb
06' Itasca Meridian 36G 350 Cat
08 Ford Edge
RLS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 05:15 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Latitude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Gilford,Ontario
Posts: 1,050
Scott One of my many jobs was driving a tanker,'B' Train set up hauling Diesel,Furnace Fuel and Gasoline, I got a few Baths in fuel and it is almost impossible to get out with 'one' washing. Do not put the diesel soaked clothes in with anything else or they will also smell like diesel. The only thing that does help a bit is some Citrus Type Cleaner you add to wash, We use this type of cleaner to wash our Bunker Gear. 'I am now a "Firefighter"'.
Question for You!! You mentioned removing the 'Other' Fuel cap when Refuelling,Is that something you always do??? and do you recommend that??? I have not been doing this, and not much trouble So Far.

Thanx Rick
__________________
'05 Kountry Star 3910 ISC 330 Cummins '08 Jeep Wrangler Four Door Blue Ox
Latitude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 06:50 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Max Hubrich's Avatar


 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pikeville, NC
Posts: 1,724
Scott,
Every trip is an adventure. You sure have your share of them-- me too!
You made it home okay-- good on yuh!

Washing several times and airing the clothes out on a sunny, windy day should help.

Good luck,
__________________
Max H,
2002 Newmar Mountain Aire, 37', 3778, W-22, 8.1 Vortac, Ultra Power upgrade, CAI (cold air intake), Taylor wires, colder plugs, Koni shocks.
Max Hubrich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 08:38 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Pusherman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Rochester NY
Posts: 2,546
Scott -- so sorry to hear that..........you're home!

Oh, and too bad about the fuel incident too.

7 degrees F in Rochester this morning.
__________________
Don
'07 Winnebago Journey 34H - CAT C7, Koni's, MCU's, SS Bell Crank, Safe-T-Plus
'07 HHR Toad, SMI AFO, Blue OX
Pusherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 11:49 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Franklin, Michigan
Posts: 1,305
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Question for You!! You mentioned removing the 'Other' Fuel cap when Refuelling,Is that something you always do??? and do you recommend that??? I have not been doing this, and not much trouble So Far. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No I do not recommend this. Usually there is plenty of airflow around the fuel nozzle. I just should have thought of this. Heck I just went over the Spartan Chassis w/a fine tooth comb at the Supershow. Just mad at myself.
__________________
Scott Crompton
Newmar TBD
Sue (DW):Celia 16, Alec 15, Bella (Greyhound), Isis (Abyssinian)
JavaJelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 12:06 PM   #8
Community Moderator
 
Petro's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Weyauwega, WI US
Posts: 5,790
Scott;

I delivered fuel oil for 35 years and had many mishaps during that time. Many were my fault. Bees would make nests in the vent pipes over summer and I would forget to check the vents the first delivery in the fall. I understand your frustration completely. Been there and done that.

Don
__________________
Don & Bev Morgan Weyauwega WI, 05 Itasca Horizon 40KD, 400 HP Cummins, Delorme GPS LT 40, Toad 07 Saturn Vue AWD, Air Force One, TST 510 TPMS, Mayor of Weyauwega 2007 - 2013, Waupaca Co Board Supervisor 2010 - 2014
Petro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 12:27 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Franklin, Michigan
Posts: 1,305
While I did say I was mad at myself, it is more amusement at myself for continuiing to ignore the famous "haste makes waste" truism.
__________________
Scott Crompton
Newmar TBD
Sue (DW):Celia 16, Alec 15, Bella (Greyhound), Isis (Abyssinian)
JavaJelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 12:37 PM   #10
Community Administrator
 
Route 66's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 25,622
Need a lucky hat?
__________________
Adios, Dirk - '84 Real Lite Truck Camper, '86 Wilderness Cimarron TT, previously 4 years as a fulltimer in a '07 DSDP

Route 66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 12:43 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Jayco Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,904
The Simple Green or any citrus cleaner will really work. I use 3M Natural Cleaner (D-Limonene). It does skunk stink like a charm too.

If you need to turbo boost the Simple Green, check with Dirk on some head gear.
__________________
DonavonP
2016 Jayco White Hawk 27dsrl
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 diesel 4x4
DonavonP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 01:10 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Franklin, Michigan
Posts: 1,305
While I appreciate the offer of Dirk's custom made hat, I do not believe it was intended to protect against dumb mistakes.

It is quite sylish though.
__________________
Scott Crompton
Newmar TBD
Sue (DW):Celia 16, Alec 15, Bella (Greyhound), Isis (Abyssinian)
JavaJelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 02:30 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
depchief's Avatar
 
Appalachian Campers
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Conway, SC
Posts: 663
Blog Entries: 2
I just spoke with my son who lives in Erie, PA and he said it was really snowing. I can understand your haste in trying to get fueled and on the road.

Remember to avoid that pump in the future.

Good luck in getting your clothing cleaned, simple green will be your savior.

Dirk should create a new model hat with a brim and ear lugs
__________________
2002 Winnebago Ultimate Advantage 40J, Roadmaster InvisiBrake Model 8700
2012 Chevy Captiva
NEVER FORGET
"Everyone Goes Home"
depchief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 04:09 PM   #14
Community Administrator
 
Route 66's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 25,622
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">While I appreciate the offer of Dirk's custom made hat, I do not believe it was intended to protect against dumb mistakes.

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It protects you from alien abduction, bad weather, dumb mistakes, hang nails, halitosis, bad financial decisions, getting stuck in snow/mud, and intestinal distress.
__________________

__________________
Adios, Dirk - '84 Real Lite Truck Camper, '86 Wilderness Cimarron TT, previously 4 years as a fulltimer in a '07 DSDP

Route 66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New low-Sulphur Diesel Fuel--Impact on older Diesel Engines Uncle Ben MH-General Discussions & Problems 7 01-01-2008 08:17 PM
Diesel owners and Ultra Low Sulpher Diesel Fuel CyberVet65 Just Conversation 5 02-03-2007 09:31 AM
Diesel Fuel Steve St Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 5 05-30-2006 02:37 PM
Diesel fuel Two Sides Newmar Owner's Forum 12 03-20-2006 06:55 AM
Diesel fuel MH-General Discussions & Problems 12 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.