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Old 06-09-2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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Removing fuel

My motorhome fuel tank is full (70 gal) and I need to remove the fuel other than driving. How is the best method to do this. I don't want to siphon using a hose and the lip sucking method. I don't like the taste of fuel. I have some remote tanks where I could put the fuel.
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You could unhook the inline to the engine and let the electric pump work its magic. Might take awhile but will do the job. Just add a connector line and away you go.
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If you pressure siphon there is no chance of getting fuel in your mouth. As long as the container you are transferring to is below the level of your fuel tank it works like a charm. With a sufficient seal around the hose at the filler, one blows into the hose to create pressure in the fuel tank and fuel should then flow after blowing into the hose if you have created sufficient pressure and the hose is below the top level of the fuel in the tank as you guide it to your transfer receptacle.
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:41 PM   #4
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I keep one of these around to get fuel from the dual tanks of my pickup truck to cans for a emergency generator. Couple three pumps of the bulb and the flow is started.

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I just drained fuel from my stored car before I thought it was getting stale.
Tried the siphon route and could not get into the tank.
I then used the pressure test fitting on the fuel rail and got 10 gallons out in about 20 min with the fuel pump running.
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Just disconnect the generator fuel line at the filter and the fuel line,being full of fuel, will syphon the tank until the tank is about one quarter full or less.
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On my 2000 Dutch Star there's a drain plug on the tank. You'd have to have some kind of a pan to drain the fuel into, then pump it into a container of some kind. That's what I had to do when I got some contaminated diesel.
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I found a little hand pump at Harbor Freight that I used the siphon the power steering fluid out of the reservoir in the MH to change the fluid and filters. It worked really well, but of course I was only siphoning 4 gallons, not 70!


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Fuel tanks on cars are allegedly equipped with some kind of "anti-siphon" valve that prevents people from putting a siphon hose into the tank - or so I've heard. Do motorhomes have similar valves?
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Fuel tanks on cars are allegedly equipped with some kind of "anti-siphon" valve that prevents people from putting a siphon hose into the tank - or so I've heard. Do motorhomes have similar valves?
Not ours. Nor on our previous Dutch Star.
Harbor Freight has a "shake" siphon. Just inset it into the tank and shake the end. It has a valve that translates it into a suction to bring the liquid up and over to start the siphon. Just like using your finger over the hose end or using your lungs to create the suction.
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Mine has a plug in the bottom of the fuel tank. My guess is with all the turns in the fill tube one can never get a siphon hose into it.
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Fuel tanks on cars are allegedly equipped with some kind of "anti-siphon" valve that prevents people from putting a siphon hose into the tank - or so I've heard. Do motorhomes have similar valves?
I just had to remove the gas tank off of my 96 dolphin on a F53 chassis. I was going to siphon the remaining gas out of the tank and when trying to insert the siphoning hose, I hit a anti-siphoning valve. It was easy to see when I removed the filler tube.
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If you are talking Diesel, one of these would work Rule IL500 Plus Inline Pump Kit 12VPART IL500PK | eBay Ed
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Mine has a plug in the bottom of the fuel tank. My guess is with all the turns in the fill tube one can never get a siphon hose into it.
My tank has a plug in the bottom makes draining easy........how do I know? I'll just say the green pump is not always diesel.
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