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Old 06-09-2005, 04:11 PM   #1
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Leaky fuel filler neck

My 1978 Argosy 28 is leaking fuel to the ground everytime I fuel up. Has anyone had this problem and is there a quick fix?

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Old 06-09-2005, 04:54 PM   #2
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My 1978 Argosy 28 is leaking fuel to the ground everytime I fuel up. Has anyone had this problem and is there a quick fix?

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It is most likely the rubber inlet hose, or the overflow (vent) hose, that has a crack in it. At the age of your Argosy, it is very likely. The good news is, the replacement rubber hose is relatively cheap, it can be had at most Auto parts stores for under $10 for the vent hose, and under $25 for the big fill hose. They should both be clamped on.
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Old 06-09-2005, 05:11 PM   #3
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Where is your gas fill located?

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Old 06-10-2005, 09:57 AM   #4
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The tank is located on the driver side in the center of the unit. Terry, do I need to drop the tank to make the repairs you mentioned? And if so how difficult is that.
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Tank is located behind the drivers seat, under the couch, below the floor.

The tank "may" need to be dropped. Look behind the couch, or under it and see if there is a small square box that juts into the interior. This box covers the filler tube. You "may " be able to remove the box and get access to both ends of the tube. If not you will need to drop the tank.

I would still get that access so you can be sure the filler tube is not kinked on reinstall. It may require removal of the couch.
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Gas filler hose is really really stiff. Pull the cover Bett mentioned and try real hard to get the clamp off at the tank, if so you have it made. I would pull the gas fill out at the hatch to remove and reinstall, you will never bend the hose enough to get it back over both ends otherwise.

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I did this job last year and it can be done without dropping the tank. It just takes patience, a bit of hand strength and the determination that it is going where you want it. Like others have said the part is cheap. Good luck!
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Just a quick note,
check where the vent hose pipe is soldered to the filler neck just down from the filler cap about 2 " or so.
The solder on mine was bad allowing a terrible odor into the coach when the tank was full or when you turned a sharp corner.
I too thought the hose's were at fault, I found out otherwise, job ain't fun to do twice
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Old 06-20-2005, 11:11 AM   #9
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Hey Guys,

Thanks for the info. I just started that project yesterday but came to a halt due to the unbearable heat and humidity of sunny Florida. I'm currently in the middle of building an aluminum building w/ AC to protect my aluminum home on wheels. I will keep you posted to my progress with leak problem, thanks again

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