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Old 02-23-2006, 08:23 AM   #21
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Charlie:
I forgot you also need to extend the rubber over flow tube(gas type), which in that size I was only able to find at a foreign auto parts store. I believe it is equal to 15 or 17 mm. Also I cut down the lenght of the metal fill tube at the gas cap to make the sweep easier and to get a short section of the over flow pipe to use as a bridge when I extended the length of the existing over flow hose
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:10 PM   #22
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Thanks, Ken. I think your answer about the 2" rubber hose is what I need. Most of my fill tube is metal and I was thinking that I had to replace it with metal. The rubber makes a lot more sense and I can get the gentle sweep needed by using it. I don't think that I'll need to cut the metal fill tube to accomplish that sweep, the way that mine is laid out. I'll take the existing stuff apart and then use your additional information as needed. I understand the problem with the size on the overflow tube.

The kink in my current tube was just incompetent manufacturing, I believe. There is plenty of room and angle to have do it correctly.

I may take a couple of digital photos and post them here before I get too wild with it, just to confirm my direction in the repair.

Thanks again for your information.

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It took me $70+ at the Freightliner service location in Des Moines IA to learn that the coach manufacturers, in this case Newmar, are the reason that it is so difficult to completely fill a tank with diesel. I had it checked as a warranty item during servicing; I thought there was something wrong with my fuel guage. I have learned to just be patient when filling up and now I can get the tank just about full most of the time without modifying anything.
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Kent,here's an idea that fellow irv2 poster John Canfield has come up with...I'm sure he wouldn't mind you copying it...

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Thanks Bob, I have seen that before from John. John if your reading this post when are you going to the factory...I'll be there April 3rd
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Kenbt,sorry....that was meant for KENT and Margaret...
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Old 03-01-2006, 05:35 AM   #27
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I finally had a chance to work on my fuel fill piping yesterday. What I thought was a severe kink in a covered metal portion of the pipe turned out to be a bend in a 2" rubber tubing. Until I can get to the auto parts store and replace it (I assume that once it is kinked that much and allowed to sit for years, it is not recoverable), I put a hose clamp lightly around it, insulated from the rubber tubing by a piece of truck tire inner tube. The clamp made the rubber tubing sort of round again without constricting it.

Thanks for your help.

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