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Old 11-14-2014, 03:41 PM   #1
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Bad fuel ?

Even though this is from a while back, this is why we ALWAYS save receipts...

http://www.trailerlife.com/camper-tr...d-faulty-fuel/
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Old 11-14-2014, 04:01 PM   #2
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That's a shame.....I worry about that all the time. I always try to stay with the big fuel stops for the diesel hoping I don't get bad fuel but there aren't any guarantees.
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:59 PM   #3
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A couple of things to put in the spares tub in the bed of the truck (you DO HAVE one right ??).
Carry a spare fuel filter kit. Even if you have no intentions of changing it yourself, the chances that a mobile road service guy will have one to fit your pickup is slim.


Ford sells a really good fuel conditioner/additive. Surprisingly, the best prices on it I have found at the Dealer parts dept.
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Always, always, always...big name, and busy, fuel suppliers and extra filters. ALWAYS!
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Old 11-14-2014, 06:55 PM   #5
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I don't know about the Dodges or Chevys but the Ford fuel filters are very easy to change. You simply have to carry the right size wrench and a container to catch the fuel. Ford also has a real easy water separator to drain.
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:51 PM   #6
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And if you see the fuel truck there filling tanks ~ think REALLY SERIOUSLY about fueling ....... When they fill tanks it tends to stir up any "icch" in the bottom of the underground tank.
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And if you see the fuel truck there filling tanks ~ think REALLY SERIOUSLY about fueling ....... When they fill tanks it tends to stir up any "icch" in the bottom of the underground tank.


Yep! I made that mistake once down in Hilton Head. I made it about 60 miles before my fuel pump got filled with very fine sand. That was a costly and frustrating mistake.

It was the cheapest fuel around......just very expensive sand.
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Old 11-16-2014, 01:01 AM   #8
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I don't know about the Dodges or Chevys but the Ford fuel filters are very easy to change. You simply have to carry the right size wrench and a container to catch the fuel. Ford also has a real easy water separator to drain.
How often to you check for water? I should probably learn where and when to do that.
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How often to you check for water? I should probably learn where and when to do that.
Look inside your frame around the drivers door you will see a blue or white thumb wheel. That is your water drain on the primary filter. Your ford also will alert you if water is present.
Always cycle the ignition key on and off 3 times to purge air.
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I never want to see the WIF light come on. I drain my bowl at least 1x/month.
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