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Old 03-19-2020, 06:38 AM   #41
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The passenger is the navigator for us. The navigator has to search Trip Wizard, Google maps for bridge heights, fuel stops, restaurants, campgrounds, reservations and backup directions. Hubby is a better navigator than me.
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Old 03-21-2020, 12:25 PM   #42
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So with the gravity feed will it run out your fill spout if you leave it on too long?
I have a 3500 Ram too.
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Old 03-22-2020, 10:56 AM   #43
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So with the gravity feed will it run out your fill spout if you leave it on too long?
I have a 3500 Ram too.
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Mine has an auto shut off in the transfer pipe. It won't feed into the main tank unless there is room for it. The fuel gage shows full until the aux tank is empty then it starts to go down. It might run out if the cap is left off. I have never tried that.
I still don't understand how the mileage is kept track in the computer but it does. It must measure the flow.
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Old 03-22-2020, 12:00 PM   #44
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Like DebnJim said. all Gravity feeds have a check valve that shuts off flow so you never need to shut the valve. This is more of a problem with electric pump feeds. My last truck had an electric point to transfer had to have a timer switch installed because if you forgot and left it (the pump) on you would have problems. This is actually why I decided to go gravity this time. I have had both and my preference is gravity. There is no need for the extra expense of Pump and switches just one more thing to fail or require maintenance.
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Old 03-23-2020, 07:50 AM   #45
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Thanks for the replies on the on the transfer tanks.
Maybe we need one.
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:11 AM   #46
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One issue with the newer GMs and gravity feeds: If the computer doesn't see the fuel gauge decrease in a 100 miles of travel it will set a "Pending Code" and if you continue it will throw a "Check Engine code".
I'm running a Scan Gauge so I just clear the pending code when my fuel gauge drops to zero, which is approx every 100 miles until my aux tank is empty.
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Old 03-25-2020, 08:27 PM   #47
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A lot of Pilot/Flying J stations of RV specific fuel islands that have gas and diesel. Usually they have no canopy overhead and plenty of room to get in and out. Check out the Pilot/Flying J app or use RV Trip Wizard. They show which have the RV islands.
Loves has some RV islands with gas. We went to the key in 2015 and had no problem getting into gas stations anywhere in the keys and also anywhere in Florida. Good luck you will be fine

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Old 03-26-2020, 04:48 AM   #48
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One issue with the newer GMs and gravity feeds: If the computer doesn't see the fuel gauge decrease in a 100 miles of travel it will set a "Pending Code" and if you continue it will throw a "Check Engine code".
I'm running a Scan Gauge so I just clear the pending code when my fuel gauge drops to zero, which is approx every 100 miles until my aux tank is empty.
I was worried my Ford would do the same. It doesn't. Or if it does, I don't see it I have an ATTA. It fills when the tank gets to 1/2 and stops at 3/4. DTE just recalculates.
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:44 AM   #49
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So on the last truck I had a gravity fill with a steel 45gal tank and then got the bright idea of putting a motorcycle fuel filter on it that is designed for gravity fill. The filter cloged up in 1/2 a tank with rust particles (this was a newer tank). Took the fill top off and looked inside with a flash light and it had rust covering much of the walls. So people with steel tanks you will be pumping lots of rust into your main tank and maybe creat issues that you don`t want to know how much it will cost to fix.
So went out and bought a 10 micron with water sepearator filter and a little cheap pump and now don`t worry about it. Think about it. Put this on easy just cut line and 2 clamps, done, you might be surprized what your putting in your tank.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The advantage of his type is they are designed to be taken part and cleaned when cloged up.
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