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Old 05-23-2015, 08:01 AM   #41
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I took the shocks off the DEF door. I use a broom and prop the door all the way up. Rather easy to use the 2.5 gallon jugs with the door out of the way

The pump look to be a great idea also.

I always said that the engineer that designs these coaches should be required to live in them a couple week & drive them a few thousand miles. They probably be more user friendly then

I'm still quite happy with mine.

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Old 05-23-2015, 09:38 AM   #42
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I use the battery powered pumps. I have two; one uses 2 "D" cell batteries and the other used 2 "AA" cell batteries. I buy the DEF at the bulk pump at Pilot, Flying J and store it in a Peak Blue, 2.5 gal DEF containers. It takes the headache out of filling the DEF tank.
I filled up at the Pilot truck stop in Ft. Myers, FL Wednesday. A Martz commercial bus evidently has the same issue as us. He had to fill fuel on the street side of the bus (unlike us) then turn the bus around and drive through in the opposite direction to fill his DEF.
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:42 PM   #43
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Russell. Great idea, maybe I didn't have to build a transfer pump after all - LOL

Paul, does your battery pumps self prime and how many minutes per gallon?
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:57 PM   #44
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The do self prime. Can't remember what they are rated for but 2.5 gal in about 3-4 minutes.
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:05 PM   #45
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This is the pump I use for the DEF
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:32 AM   #46
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I use a 12 V pump with switch a similar set up. One thing I learned is to always flush the pump with plenty of fresh water. The def will lock up the pump. I fill my 5 gallon jug and wait until I'm at a campground to transfer the def. I then pump 3 gallons of water through it. I use alligator clips and pick up the 12v power from the hydraulic pump. I also found a on and off switch very helpful.
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:18 AM   #47
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Great advice on the flushing. I would advise that you put a 5 to 10 amp fuse to the manifold. At the manifold is many amps available and if your alligator clamp touches anything or your cord gets a ding to chassis, you are in for some big fireworks and will blow the manifold's fuse (wherever that is). With the smaller fuse, if you short, it will be a small spark and blow that fuse.
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I use the wife to stand and block the pump's then go to a 180 and come back in and fill the def tank
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:13 AM   #49
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I presume that you haven't lost your wife yet - LOL
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Hank we need a like button. Also good advice on the adding a fuse to the pump.
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