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Old 07-11-2013, 09:01 PM   #21
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Thanks guys. Great info! We are on the hunt for a 27HFS and this forum is a great source of info.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:13 PM   #22
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melk-man could you comment on the following?

It seems goofy to me that the XLR 27HFS has the gen controls on the wall near the floor. The battery disconnect is also in the same location. I'm 6Ft and from the pictures I would have to stand on my head to read generator hours. It does kinda make sense that they have the tank level meter in the bathroom. Not sure where you would find out how much fuel the generator has left unless it is outside at the fuel pumping station.

Does anyone that owns a XLR27HFS have comments on the above?
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:55 PM   #23
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melk-man could you comment on the following?

It seems goofy to me that the XLR 27HFS has the gen controls on the wall near the floor. The battery disconnect is also in the same location. I'm 6Ft and from the pictures I would have to stand on my head to read generator hours. It does kinda make sense that they have the tank level meter in the bathroom. Not sure where you would find out how much fuel the generator has left unless it is outside at the fuel pumping station.

Does anyone that owns a XLR27HFS have comments on the above?
no idea why the controls/hour meter are where they are, but yes.. you have to read the fuel gauge at the fuel station outside. You have to hit the switch inside by the stove to power the fuel station first though. Then hit the switch outside at the fuel station. you will hear the pump prime, then the gauge will show the fuel level. Don't forget to shut the switch OFF inside, or i have read the fuel pump can burn up/fail.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:25 PM   #24
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Thanks again Melk-man. Still trying to do my homework. I saw the Keystone Raptor 27FS and the layout is the same except for some minor stuff, like coach controls. Keystone has the fuel level, gen start, tank levels etc. all on one control panel.

Did you look at the Keystone model?

I'm trying to get that warm fuzzy before the sickening feeling of emptying my bank account on a large purchase
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:37 PM   #25
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Another question for you. Does the fueling station come as part of the generator prep package? The reason I ask is I am thinking of installing the generator myself after taking delivery. So I will be ordering with the gen prep package. If the fuel level meter is only a part of the fueling station that might be a problem.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:38 PM   #26
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Another question for you. Does the fueling station come as part of the generator prep package? The reason I ask is I am thinking of installing the generator myself after taking delivery. So I will be ordering with the gen prep package. If the fuel level meter is only a part of the fueling station that might be a problem.
You can order the gen prep without the fuel pump station.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:53 AM   #27
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Thanks. If I order the trailer without the fuel station, how will I determine how much fuel the generator has left?

Do you think it is possible for the factory to mount the gen control/hour meter higher on the wall where it is currently located?

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Old 08-01-2013, 10:29 AM   #28
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Thanks. If I order the trailer without the fuel station, how will I determine how much fuel the generator has left?

Do you think it is possible for the factory to mount the gen control/hour meter higher on the wall where it is currently located?

Thanks all
There will be a tank gauge to show you how much fuel is left. Thanks for the feedback on the hour meter. We'd have to check with our production team on this before to see if it could be done
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:28 PM   #29
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trailertrash---With the send unit having to be 1" off the bottom of the tank, there can be 0-6 gals. left when empty is indicated. Wish there was a little sump area for a longer gauge that could read closer to actual empty. At what level is the gen. fuel pickup? Is it about to run out at indicated 'empty' or at some other level? Also, the fuel tank needs to be mounted a little lower. The fill hose is so level it is difficult to fill without a lot of back flow onto the ground. Try to put a gas treatment in there; even with a funnel, you need to use a long tube to get it well down the throat of the fill hose or it runs out, too. I lowered my tank about 1 1/2 inches to get some down slope into the tank. While I'm offering my opinion... my trailer came with 3500# axles that FR and RVW graciously replaced with 4400#. That has allowed me to use the full potential of the load capacity of the trailer but I still have some tire rub on the inner fender wells. I think it must be from the twisting of the wheels on sharp turns on pavement. There is room for a bit wider axle that would seem to be a good idea. Would there be a problem putting a small wheel spacer on the hub for some extra width? Thanks
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trailertrash---With the send unit having to be 1" off the bottom of the tank, there can be 0-6 gals. left when empty is indicated. Wish there was a little sump area for a longer gauge that could read closer to actual empty. At what level is the gen. fuel pickup? Is it about to run out at indicated 'empty' or at some other level? Also, the fuel tank needs to be mounted a little lower. The fill hose is so level it is difficult to fill without a lot of back flow onto the ground. Try to put a gas treatment in there; even with a funnel, you need to use a long tube to get it well down the throat of the fill hose or it runs out, too. I lowered my tank about 1 1/2 inches to get some down slope into the tank. While I'm offering my opinion... my trailer came with 3500# axles that FR and RVW graciously replaced with 4400#. That has allowed me to use the full potential of the load capacity of the trailer but I still have some tire rub on the inner fender wells. I think it must be from the twisting of the wheels on sharp turns on pavement. There is room for a bit wider axle that would seem to be a good idea. Would there be a problem putting a small wheel spacer on the hub for some extra width? Thanks
Rotech - let me send your questions to our production/engineering team and see what I can find out for you
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