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Old 10-26-2018, 04:13 AM   #1
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Fueling Issue

When fueling up at truck stops with the large high volume nozzles fuel spews out all over the side of the coach and on the ground when the tank nears full. I have been experimenting with nozzle placement and making sure the nozzle is on the lowest setting. Still doesn't help much. My next step is to take a look at the hose routing behind the fill cap to see if there may be an issue there. Anyone experiencing this issue?
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Old 10-26-2018, 04:26 AM   #2
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You should be able to hear when the tank is just about full, then finish filling by hand real slow.
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Old 10-26-2018, 04:35 AM   #3
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With all the big rigs idling around you, it is impossible to hear the fuel backing up. What I found on my coach is that if Iím filling from the passenger side filler, it backs up much sooner, and it is hard to fill more than 3/4 of a tank? Driver side works fine.
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Old 10-26-2018, 04:45 AM   #4
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Very common with most. Iíve become accustom to it & just clean the area after
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Old 10-26-2018, 05:19 AM   #5
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Fueling issue

Just roll up a paper towel and wrap it around the nozzle before inserting it into the filler tube. Been doing this for years.
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Old 10-26-2018, 05:25 AM   #6
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Just roll up a paper towel and wrap it around the nozzle before inserting it into the filler tube. Been doing this for years.
I agree that this is the right approach.
Back when I was filling diesels I'd use these around the nozzle.
https://www.amazon.com/Brady-SPC-Oil...uel+spill+pads

More expensive than paper towels, but they are designed to absorb fuel and in my opinion do it better than a paper towel. 1/2 or maybe 1/4 of a sheet is all you should need, unless you're making a really big mess.

They are actually designed to be used in water to absorb spills by boaters. They absorb fuel but water just runs off.
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Old 10-26-2018, 05:36 AM   #7
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I don't know how your dash is laid out. I customized my LBCU so that each time I refuel, I reset the LEG fuel. My actual consumption is more than what is registered on the LBCU...so I latch the pump...but as I near the target fuel quantity...I take over by hand and SLOW the flow rate down considerably. That way you won't get fuel shooting out like a fountain when you near full.
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Old 10-26-2018, 07:12 AM   #8
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I don't know how your dash is laid out. I customized my LBCU so that each time I refuel, I reset the LEG fuel. My actual consumption is more than what is registered on the LBCU...so I latch the pump...but as I near the target fuel quantity...I take over by hand and SLOW the flow rate down considerably. That way you won't get fuel shooting out like a fountain when you near full.
I agree with this approach. I do this every time and it does help.

Another thing to add - once I reach the target, I stop the pump and wait for 60 seconds or so before continuing to fuel. This gives time for the foam to settle.

When fueling at a high rate, and going thru all of the turns our fuel fill-system has, diesel will foam quite a bit. This can make a difference of 15 gallons.

It is not always possible to hear the fuel delivery, especially in a truck lane with trucks all idling, but using the leg / trip meter it is possible to avoid the mess all the time.
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You should be able to hear when the tank is just about full, then finish filling by hand real slow.
We probably average filling our tank at least twice a week and I have yet to be in a truck stop diesel lane that I could hear the fuel going into my tank.

When I pull in for fuel I have a pretty good idea how much I will be able to take on. When I pump within 5 to 7 gallons of that I hand pump as slow as the pump will go. Even then if trying to top completely off I may get just a little overflow. I keep a spray bottle of soapy water in the battery tray compartment just for some quick general clean up.
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Fueling Issue

I use a pc of wood shaped in a shallow taper to hold the fuel nozzle open at a very slow rate determined by the gallon counter speed. Use this with some paper towels stuffed around the hole when near full. Donít try to use the latch on the nozzle as itís simply too fast 9.5 times out of 10. We use the ďpaper dispensersĒ if full to wrap the wedge in, remove the fuel cap, and grab the nozzle with etc. Diesel contact with skin is not recommended.
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"Podivin"......I really like those absorbent towels. When I do spill, I like to clean up my own mess. My SilverLeaf VMSpc gives me a pretty accurate indication of how much fuel I'll take at a fill up. I also slow down, just before I reach full, per the SilverLeaf.
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:43 PM   #12
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I try to note the number of gallons on my dash info, and start manually slowing down about 5 gallons from that number.
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:58 PM   #13
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Check to see if the tank vent & hose is clear and has no kinks/blockages.
Also if your coach has a fill hose that as well could have a kink or restriction preventing the tank to vent fast enough..
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Old 10-26-2018, 02:24 PM   #14
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I have the same issue and wrap paper towels around the nozzle as previously mentioned.

Most truck stops have a towel dispenser, and sometime they actually have towels in them!
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