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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sunny and a nice hot day love it for being outside. But can't get the gas out of our fuel tank.

Where are we today ?
        First thing this morning walkabout town and stopped by the garage. Chat with the guys for a bit and found out they have a container to retrieve gasoline from fuel tanks. Bonus ! So we loaded this on to Danny's truck and took it back to the coach. We fiddled and adapted some hoses and stuff to try and get a hose into our fuel tank. Thanks Danny for stepping in !
       Now we did get some gas to come out the hose, good thing right? So I set to pumping this hand pump into the storage tank and looks like fuel is coming through the hose. Now after 3 hours of pumping (upper body workout) do not seem to be making much progress, plus my arms are falling off! 
Thats the reclaiming tank
        While I did this Suzie was kind enough to go the St. Jacobs Market for a couple items, I really wanted to go but wanted to work on this project. First she got my extra hot Pepperettes and some excellent Turkey Garlic sausage that we have found and love.
       She back home for lunch so I took a break. Continued pumping after lunch but finally gave up, arms to sore and not sure how much fuel we were getting. So I pumped the fuel from the reclaim container into a gas can. After all that only 5 gallons! Thats it no more! The hose we put into the tank only went so far. Something blocking it. Put that gas into the car, fiddled with our satellite dish for a bit then time to read and enjoy a nice cold beverage on this wonderful hot day ! Love it.
       I had other plans for supper  but ran out of time so maybe tomorrow. In the meantime we have some  fresh wonderful Garlic Turkey sausage, So packaged some for the freezer and cooked up a couple for supper,
love this Turkey Garlic sausage
add to a salad and some rice crisps,
perfect supper
       That was a another busy day, but not as productive as I would have liked. But sometimes things don't always work out. We will have to wait and see how the next week pans out for us, Gotta get rid of some fuel in our coach before Tuesday but we have things we need to do, hmmmm kinda wait and see I guess.
        Oh for those interested I added a recipe for my homemade Chicken Noodle soup, you can lick here or check my recipe blog to right sidebar.
        Thanks for stopping by and hope you had a wonderful sunny day too.
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18 comments:

  1. There should be a low spot in the tank where a screw out plug is inserted. This is basically to remove any water that has condensed in the tank by just backing it out enough to let the flow begin. But you can open it further or remove the plug to get the fuel flowing. Even if you had to do it a little at a time (one container at a time), it is a lot easier to let gravity do the work for you. I sure hope your tank isn't full. The fuel tank on mine holds a hundred gallons and that would be a lot of containers to fill. Another problem is there is not much clearance under there to work.

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    1. This tank holds 75 gallons and is gas no drain plug, have checked. But only about 60 gallons left right now. Will see how things work out. Thanks ror the tip though.

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  2. You might try a Siphon hose kit. some of the auto parts stores even carry the type with the bulb pump to get them started.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Siphon hose not work , something blocking the way into the tank.

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  3. Or, you could risk driving all the way to Thunder Bay. I bet you would make it. (Buy Roadside Assistance as insurance prior to leaving??) Arrive in Thunder Bay with an empty tank and get it serviced up there.

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    1. We have road assistance but really don't want to go that route. Guess we bite the bullet and get it done before we go will feel much better that way. I can take chances but Suzie much more comfortable this way, it a team effort with us.

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    2. Leave the old fuel pump (and the gas!) in there and install an external high pressure in line pump?

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    3. Have been thinking about that, could cause issues to with the darn computer systems in these engines.

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  4. Hope it works out for you. Could you drive around in circles until you use up the fuel.

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    1. Thats about what we going to do tomorrow.

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  5. Kinda like an airplane having to burn off fuel before it can land if carrying too much.

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  6. Good luck with your gas problem (lol, that sounds bad!) you know what I mean. Thank you for the recipe, I will value it and try it!

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    1. The coach has the gas problem (LOL).
      Good luck with the recipe, your welcome.

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  7. George, I assume your fuel pump is an electrical one? Can you place a new fuel pump OUTSIDE the tank and run a gasoline line from the tank to this new pump and then on to the engine? That way the old pump could remain in the tank and you would be saved for the task of emptying the tank.

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    1. I have researched this and might work until the one in the tank quits altogether, and that could be at any time, so we are back to square one. Plus the generator pickup has not worked for over a year too. So there is most likely and issue in the tank, after all it is 16 years old with 120,000 miles on it.
      Thanks for the input though.

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  8. And to think of all the times you were sweating because you were way low on fuel. Sometimes things get confused. :c(

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    1. Yes they do get confusing at times, now wed need to use up this fuel !
      So be it I guess, at least it was realatively cheap fuel.

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