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Old 05-06-2015, 07:05 AM   #1
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Installing fuel pumps

What is the easiest way to install a fuel pump in a 96 Bounder motor home without having to drop the tank that is 3/4full

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Old 05-06-2015, 07:42 AM   #2
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I don't think there is an easy way. You will need to remove the fuel from the tank to make it a manageable job. Wrestling a tank the size of a Mini Cooper with gas in it would be no fun. You will have to disconnect fuel lines and return lines, vent lines and gas neck filler. Then, you will have to lower the tank by removing the support bolts. Having a transmission jack underneath it with some wood between the jack and the tank will help. You MAY be able to tilt the tank instead of lowering it all the way to access the fuel pump at the top of the tank. SOME motor homes have an access port for the fuel pump inside the coach, allowing for a much easier installation, but I don't think very many do this. The easiest way may be to pay to have it done, but that's also the most expensive way. Good luck!

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Old 05-11-2015, 05:13 PM   #3
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Cut an access hole in the floor under the bed......

Other than that there is no easy way.
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We had a fuel pump replaced while in California. The service guy had a small pump, and emptied our 80 gallons into his wrecker, then pumped it back when the work was completed. This made dropping the tank much easier.

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What is the easiest way to install a fuel pump in a 96 Bounder motor home without having to drop the tank that is 3/4full
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:17 PM   #6
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I ran mine down below a 1/4 tank. My mechanic didn't drop the tank all the way. He lowered the back off the brackets but just backed off the front nuts to the end of the threads and had enough room to access the top. The RV was jacked up a foot or so.

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