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Old 10-04-2009
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Default Fueling up - How to Alleviate Diesel Fuel Pump Burp?

Howdy, WOGers.
Jack and I are having a "discussion". He doesn't want to use the truck islands to get diesel fuel because of the pump burping. He gets fuel down the side of the coach and on his shoes. I like the cash price and it is easier to get into and out of the truck islands. Solutions, suggestions, ideas as to how to solve this "discussion"?

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heres what i would do,if you want to get fuel at the truck islands,i would let you pump it!
Jack can look out of the windows and tell you where the bugs are on the windsheild!
Hahaa!! just kidding Liz!
I prefer the RV islands,they are cleaner,and your feet stay cleaner,and they also have the cash price.
you can fill with water while your filling the fuel tanks and your hose stays cleaner too.Plus your not in the way of the working boys.
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I use a doughnut that goes over the nozzle, It is intended for marine use to prervent spilling fuel into the water, but it helps absorb the splash back on my FC. It gets soaked so needs to be stored in a sealed container when not in use.
Here is an example:
http://www.marinadockage.com/index.p...ll-prevention/
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heres what i would do,if you want to get fuel at the truck islands,i would let you pump it!
Jack can look out of the windows and tell you where the bugs are on the windsheild!
Hahaa!! just kidding Liz!
I prefer the RV islands,they are cleaner,and your feet stay cleaner,and they also have the cash price.
you can fill with water while your filling the fuel tanks and your hose stays cleaner too.Plus your not in the way of the working boys.
I just knew SOMEONE would tell me to pump the diesel. Seriously, I am not strong enough to do that. My chest zipper has limited my strength somewhat.

Your suggestion is well taken though and I will pass it on to Jack.

Thank you, Randy.

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Default How to Alleviate Diesel Fuel Pump Burp?

My first experience with burp over a year ago left me covered with fuel.

A friendly trucker (after a good laugh) suggested I remove the cap on the opposite side of my coach before filling.

I have not had a burp since, but then I am a little more careful when I start getting to the amount I want to pump.

I rarely get below 1/2 tank and always use the truck lanes because I don't want to take 30 minutes to fill up. Aside from a ugly look or so I haven't had a problem. I know the truckers are working but I'm paying the same taxes they are. Hope this doesn't offend anyone.
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I only pump on one side and then open the other cap. Doesn't take very long and no longer drenched with fuel. I still get a little down the side of the coach though.
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I added 2 1/2 inch vents to the tank there are extra outlet around the fuel sender port. Just plumbed in 2 ninety degree elbows and added some tubing
Now you can pump fuel as fast as you want only limited by the speed of the RV pumps
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A Terry Towel works well, those that are available in packs of 50 at HD or Costco. I wrap a towel around the nozzle, insert the nozzle into the fuel inlet so the towel gets the splash, then bunge the fuel handle so it won't back out. The bunge is the the towel holder and remains behind the fuel door. A towel is good for several fillups.
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