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Old 06-25-2014, 02:14 PM   #1
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Fuel spilling

Does someone know a trick to stop fuel spilling?

Every time I fill up my Ventana, whatever the fuel pumps, the fuel gun don't trigger automatically. That being said, I end up with fuel on the motorhome paint every time as well as on the station floor. We have tried to stop with the sound coming from the fuel inlet but no luck!

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance
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You'll learn how much fuel you need, say 60 gallons, at 50 gallons slow the pump wwwaaayyyy down, at 55 gallons go even slower or just stop.

You can also usually hear a gurgle in the tube when it's getting close.
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For instance my tank holds 120 gallons so if I'm roughly half a tank at fill I know it needs about 60 gallons.

At 1/4 90 gallons
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And don't make the mistake of having the other fuel door open... Don't ask me how i know
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I get the fuel pumping, step back inside, dump the air suspension, manually put the ds jacks down, check the fuel level on dash, when almost full slow the flow way down, when full hit travel on the jack control panel, leave.
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I get the fuel pumping, step back inside, dump the air suspension, manually put the ds jacks down, check the fuel level on dash, when almost full slow the flow way down, when full hit travel on the jack control panel, leave.


I use my air leveling to do the same, stop the air burp.
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My solution is to simply wrap the base of the fuel nozzle with paper towels.

I will take about 18" of paper towel, fold it 3 to 4 times along the long side, then wrap the paper towel semi-tightly around the base of the fuel nozzle then I insert the nozzle as far as I can into the fuel opening. The tank is vented so I have never had any problems doing this. I also run the fuel fill rate at the slowest level. When the fuel cuts off, the paper towel stops the "burp" and stops the leakage down the side of the MH. Don't forget to throw the paper towel away. The next trucker may not see the humor of the towel around the nozzle.

Try this for yourself and see how well it works!
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