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Re: Slow fuel fill solved in late model Freightliner chassis
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2009, 07:57:22 PM »
They knew that there was a problem with the tanks(freightliner) but they wouldn't do a full scale recall.

Perhaps some of the Winnie techs on the phone aren't aware of it, but corporately they have to be completely tuned in to the situation - why else would there be an improved fuel filler neck and tank?  It is a 'soft' recall - nothing will be done unless the owner specifically complains about that problem.
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Re: Slow fuel fill solved in late model Freightliner chassis
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2009, 09:06:05 PM »
 ;DOK guy's here is the latest news on the New tank I got!!! Took a trip up to kansas for a funeral this last wednesday. On the way back stoped at a Loves for fuel, it was somewhere between 1/2 and 1/4 of a tank so maybe around 50-55 gals  I guess was needed to fill it back up(it has a 90gal tank) anyway, I used the truck fuel Island instead of the car/pick up Island. put it on the first click(could not even use the first click with old tank) and between 2-3min had 48 gal in it!!! :D :D :D for some reason the pump would not come back on so I could finish it off, I figured I needed 2-7gals more? anyway the news is!!! It works great :D :D matter of fact it took longer for the attendant to figure out how to turn it on(first day I think) then it did to pump it!!kevin
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Re: Slow fuel fill solved in late model Freightliner chassis
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2009, 11:35:50 PM »
Glad they got it fixed for you.  Thanks for the update.
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Re: Slow fuel fill solved in late model Freightliner chassis
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2009, 08:08:25 AM »
That's good news Kevin!
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Re: Slow fuel fill solved in late model Freightliner chassis
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2009, 11:53:14 AM »
Man I was soooo happy about that. It was the first time that I was in and out of a fuel Island since we bought it. I still want to see how it will take on the last 5-10 gals though. I think I'll have plenty of time this summer though..kevin
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Re: Slow fuel fill solved in late model Freightliner chassis
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2009, 08:33:16 PM »
I just got back from Gaffney, where they replaced my fuel tank while it was still under warranty.

The new/modified fuel tank still has the 5/8 vent lines but they have now been placed on the top of the tank instead of on the side of the tank about an inch from the top. This apparently makes a big difference in fueling up.

I started out with 25 gallons in the tank that the technician had removed from my old tank and put back in the new tank. I then drove 10 miles to a FlyingJ and fueled up from the RV island on street side.

I have a 100 gallon tank and it took 74 gallons before the nozzle clicked out. It filled the entire tank without stopping once. Talk about luxury.

On the way back I refueled one more time when my tank was half full. This time I used the curb side filler and the results where the same. Nozzle clicked off at 47 gallons and I was not able to much additional fuel in, so the tank really was full.

Next time Ill get brave and see how the truck pumps work.

Now what am I going to do with all the time freed up trying to get fuel into my old tank. Thank you Freightliner for getting rid of this frustrating issue.
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Re: Slow fuel fill solved in late model Freightliner chassis
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2009, 09:12:34 PM »
Sounds like the tank replacement fixed the fill problem.  Thanks for the report.
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Re: Slow fuel fill solved in late model Freightliner chassis
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2009, 09:33:43 PM »
 ;D glad to hear the good news Harry :D
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Re: Slow fuel fill solved in late model Freightliner chassis
« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2009, 07:34:34 AM »
I just got back from Gaffney, where they replaced my fuel tank while it was still under warranty.

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Re: Slow fuel fill solved in late model Freightliner chassis
« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2009, 04:51:58 PM »
Hey guy's just got back from a branson trip, fueled up at the local wally world before heading out. used the top knotch on the pump handle, and the last 5-10gals went in fine!!!! so I am not dreading the fuel Islands anymore.kevin
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Re: Slow fuel fill solved in late model Freightliner chassis
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2009, 07:04:24 PM »
Kevin - outstanding!
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Re: Slow fuel fill solved in late model Freightliner chassis
« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2009, 08:01:54 PM »
I tell ya john, it's nice for something to go right for a change, next stop the alignment shop, pullin to the left
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Re: Slow fuel fill solved in late model Freightliner chassis
« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2009, 03:34:28 PM »
I just got back from Gaffney, where they replaced my fuel tank while it was still under warranty.

Interesting.  We were at Gaffney last week and when I asked, they looked at me like I had 3 heads.
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Re: Slow fuel fill solved in late model Freightliner chassis
« Reply #43 on: May 23, 2009, 05:36:43 PM »
I think that's just protacall, call freightliner customer service and see what they say.
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Re: Slow fuel fill solved in late model Freightliner chassis
« Reply #44 on: May 23, 2009, 07:05:04 PM »
Sometimes there is corporate-induced amnesia - you would probably get the same response if you called Winnie owner relations.
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Re: Slow fuel fill solved in late model Freightliner chassis
« Reply #45 on: August 07, 2010, 08:20:19 PM »
John ... how do you find out if your chassis serial number is one of those on the replacement list?   Is it by calling them or was there a list actually posted to the public?

Another old thread brought over from another forum...

A little background:  Many of us with 2004+ Freightliner chassis have groused over the inability to fill the fuel tank completely without dribbling in the last 10-20 gallons.  On my coach, I need to fill at a rate of 0.1 gallons per second to top the tank off.  If you fill at a full-on setting the tank will be about 20 gallons short of full - this is the case with any truck pump, and even most RV/auto pumps.  I forgot who originated the thread on the other forum, but I believe they are rvforum.net members now.  They discovered a plan by Winnie/Freightliner to finally address the problem by replacing either the entire tank, or the filler necks depending on your chassis serial number.

Following is one of my responses about the effort:

"Talked to my contact at Freightliner this morning. Here's the deal (as I understand the situation) on the slow fill issue - there was a run of 400-450 tanks where the venting wasn't appropriate and those tanks will be replaced. If you are within the Winnebago house warranty, parts and labor are covered. If you are outside the Winnebago house warranty, then you pay for the parts and Freightliner covers labor.

Others (like me) that have a fuel tank with improved venting but still the incredibly annoying slow fill issue, there is an improved filler neck available. Same deal - outside the house warranty, you pay for parts, Freightliner covers labor.

Caveat: This post is a reflection of what I thought I heard - do NOT assume this is reality until you talk with either Freightliner or Winnebago. I am NOT speaking in an official capacity for either Winnebago Industries or Freightliner."
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Re: Slow fuel fill solved in late model Freightliner chassis
« Reply #46 on: August 07, 2010, 08:28:42 PM »
Keith - you need to call Freightliner, they can tell you.
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