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Old 08-13-2013, 12:42 PM   #1
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Second fuel fill?

Hi everyone I have taken my 05 LY out first time this weekend. I noticed a second fuel filling door and cap on the passenger side towards the rear. There is no second fuel gauge or any gauge for my on board generator. Is this another opposite side fill for my gas tank or something else? I thought the generator ran off the main gas tank. Thanks...
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:53 PM   #2
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It's definitely fuel and not the fresh water fill?
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:21 AM   #3
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Yes Skater it has a screw on fuel cap and a flammable fuel label on it. thanks for replying.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:49 PM   #4
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It would be for filling convenience at the gas station. Just one tank.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:32 PM   #5
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Yes Skater it has a screw on fuel cap and a flammable fuel label on it. thanks for replying.
Sorry - but you wouldn't believe how often people think the fresh water door is for gasoline, or something similar. It really does happen.

The dual-entry fuel tank is cool. I can think of some gas stations where that'd be handy on every vehicle!
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:58 PM   #6
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So does a 2005 have fuel fills on both sides ? I have a 2004 and the fuel fill is on pass. side
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:13 PM   #7
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our 2005 LYG 30 SO has only one fuel fill port. It is on the passenger side behind the rear wheels.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:05 AM   #8
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Sorry boys I made a dumb mistake! I see now there is one fuel fill. Its kind of embarrassing. Oh well live and learn.....and enjoy our MHs. I will assume then that the generator runs off of my gas tank i.e. gasoline. Thanks again boys and we'll keep posting!
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:37 AM   #9
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Yep, in virtually all gas MHs the genset runs off of the main tank with a separate dip tube. The genset tube only goes down to 1/4 tank so the generator wont leave you stranded.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:24 AM   #10
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Jody 10, we are all here to learn and share. This site has a lot of ownere who are very willing to share their knowledge and we will not view any question as "dumb". If this is your first RV, I'm sure there have been and will be lots more questions. Keep them coming. Enjoy your 30 ft. Land Yacht w/slide. We have had our about four years have enjoyed it very much. We have had it from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

If you have not already, I would strongly suggest attending your local WBCCI rallies. Many of the units have different personalities, if one is not a fit, try another. We are looking forward to attending our Region 5 Rally next week and then on to the National Swiss Festival Rally. The Swiss Festival Rally should be on everyone's bucket list.

Keep the questions and comments coming.

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To tag onto 92Landyacht's response, his comments apply to your motorhome. On our first major outing, we were in Florida and it was HOT. The electrical supply at the campground had low voltage, so we ran the generator and both ACs. After an hour or so, the generator shut down and I assumed it overheated. The next day we moved to a different campground and I researched my generator problem. I tried to start it a number of times with no luck. Talked with an RV service shop and he said he didn't think it was a fuel pump or anything major. I then discovered that the fuel level in the main gas tank had to be above about a quarter tank for the generator to run. I took the rig to a station and filled the gas tank, got back to the campground and the generator started right up. As an aside, the generator will also not run if the oil level gets low.

Run your generator about every 30 days at a minumum of 50% load for twenty minutes or so. Change the oil at least once a year. Also inspect the air filter and change, if needed. These are both easy DIY jobs.

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