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Old 01-05-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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Question Fuel gauge problem

when my fuel tank is more than 1/4 full,the light on the dashboard goes on and it says "low in fuel " it is completely out of wack....is there a easy way to fix that????and so is my propane gage inside above the stove,it seems to be stuck on full no matter what????
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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when my fuel tank is more than 1/4 full,the light on the dashboard goes on and it says "low in fuel " it is completely out of wack....is there a easy way to fix that????and so is my propane gage inside above the stove,it seems to be stuck on full no matter what????
More than likely, you're having the same problem that I'm having. Fuel Sending Unit inside of gas tank needs to be replaced in order for the 'low fuel' light to not indicate low fuel even though you still have 1/4 tank.
Emptying out tank, and dropping it is one of the ways to do the repair, but I believe I've read where someone has actually done LOTS of measuring underneath the chassis and cut a hole in the floor to do the repair.
Only thing though, replacement parts are not available, so you have to buy a universal fuel sending unit, or rig the new parts to your old unit. I am seeing a fuel sending unit on AutoZone.com that's available, but who knows if it's a direct replacement, since the only available vehicle on their site is just the P30 Van, not the P30 motorhome chassis.
Search the threads, there are at least 2 postings about changing out the fuel sending unit.
Hope this helps.
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Thank you Derek...it is very useful information,it gives me something to check out and investigate...your airstream looks good,i still have not figured out how to post a photo of mine.
I was hoping that maybe,fishing out the floater would be one way to fix the problem....no such simple solution...if i find out anything different,i will certainly let you know..thank you.Martine V.
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When you get a new sending unit, you can attach the gauge wire and ground the body of the sender, and move the float up and down to see that the sender is compatible with your gauge before you go to the work of installing it.

Gauges read the resistance in the sender to set the fuel level on the gauge. Not all senders are compatible with all gauges.
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la nomade, great pix, and GREAT looking Classic Airstream motorhome!
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i need a vote as to....

this spring i will start to strip and polish ...how many of you would leave the grey????or not...and keep the red...or paint the red the traditional blue stripe???????
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this spring i will start to strip and polish ...how many of you would leave the grey????or not...and keep the red...or paint the red the traditional blue stripe???????
Great looking Motorhome! I would absolutely leave the red/gray/light gray striping. I think that color scheme is one of the best and very classy looking. If your stripes are decals, hopefully they are in good shape. My red stripe was painted on and is in great condition. My two grays are decals and they need to be replaced.
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n 1 vote for...the red is intact,the grey is peeling at the edges,but i can deal with that sort of restoration..leaving it as is and just strip and polish would save me a lot of work.....thank you !!!!
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I agree with dadstoy opinion of leaving the paint scheme as it is. Looks great.

As it sits now shows to be the factory colors and nothing against the blue stripe but most likely yours never had the blue stripe anyway.
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thank you 345 Bill...that is 2 to 0 good....i do not think it ever had a blue strip..i am the 3rd owner...it may become unanimous!!!! best Martine V
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That is a GREAT looking Motorhome!
Love love love the colors!
From the Pics, the clearcoat looks great, but you know how it is up close.
Personally, I would not polish it for a long time yet...
I had no choice as you can see in the last pics of my polishing thread, my clearcoat was really bad...
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clear coat..fuel gadge,etc...

thank you....it is in good shape,the clear coat is peeled off on the roof and the top back and top front part. in patches..i thought of just doing some sections....I am glad you vote for keeping the color...that makes it 3 to 0 for....
Its just that i want to keep it up the best i can and for it to be the star of the road...which it often is when i travel north to nova scotia in the summer and south to florida where i volunteer for national parks in the winter,all the best M.
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nice looking motor home. I love the bedroom setup.Hope you have many happy travels.
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What is the small building the MH is setting next to? A base to return to?
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I vote to keep your paint color scheme. From what I've been able to research online, your paint color scheme was the 'standard' color scheme for the LE model's. Going to the blue/gray color scheme was a 'no-cost' option.
Who knows how many of each are out there. I know that there is one other 345LE with the blue/gray here in FL.
So tell me, which State Parks do you volunteer during the winter season here in Florida? Love to see your rig!
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What is the small building the MH is setting next to? A base to return to?
it is my studio in Hunts point nova scotia where i spend the summer.

if you are ever going that way,you are very welcome to park your astr.
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Martine, I'm glad you are finding your way around the forum. If you remember we almost met in Hunts Point. I thought this might have been you and when I saw the pictures I was sure.

For the rest of you, I saw her coach in person and it is indeed a very nice looking Airstream. We camped in an RV park across the street. We attempted to visit but with ruining errands it unfortunately didn't happen. We left a note on the coach and mentioned the airforum and here are the results.

A very warm welcome to the forum. I hope someday we will actually get to visit in person.

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