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Old 03-19-2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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XLR 27HFS fuel station operation

We got our new 2013 XLR 27HFS home. But we realized that during our walk through they did not tell us how to use the fuel station. I know they had some fuel in the tank because they showed us that the generator works. When I got home I put 15 gallons in it so I could play with it and fuel my 4-wheelers at the house. The gauge still shows empty.

I found out from you guys that the cut off switch is in the kitchen (the dealer said it was for one of the tank heaters). There is also a switch by the fuel gauge outside. I couldn't find a reference to the fuel station in the Forest River manual they gave me. I'm assuming that the system is hooked up and working since the generator is working, but I don't even hear a pump running on the fuel station.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:35 PM   #2
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Turn on switch in kitchen then hit the momentary switch by the fuel gauge to turn on the pump. Don't let the pump keep running or you will burn it up. The only way to turn it off is by turning it off in the kitchen.

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:05 PM   #3
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The switch inside by the refrigerator must be on first. The pump is turned on with a single push of the switch by the outside gauge. A double push on that switch turns the pump off. Then turn the inside switch off when finished to prevent unauthorized use from the outside only. The fuel level float stops about an inch above tank bottom so there are about 5 or 6 gallons or less left in the tank when it shows empty. It is supposed to hold 30 gallons when full. The filler neck has no slope into the tank so fuel can be spit out easily when filling. Try holding the filler nozzle upside down to lessen that problem. Filling the tank completely full will cause much to run onto the ground. I'm looking for a way to re-position the filler higher to make this better. I may have to route it up through the floor just inside the garage through to the outside.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:24 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help. Knowing how it was supposed to work now, I realized that it didn't. So I crawled under and found a blue wire behind the pump switch at the gauge unplugged. It barely is long enough to reach. Let alone to go all the way on the spade. I connected it the best I could and it works. So I'll have to fix that, otherwise it will be a continual problem. Plus I found a few other small issues that I can handle. Stuff I should have caught at the walk-through, but was rushed into the 5 minute version. After I sat around for 4 1/2 hours for the tech to install the add- ons.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:14 AM   #5
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Very cool! I'm going to try to hit the switch twice this weekend to see if it kills the pump. That is the first time I have seen that. I know 2 people who have burnt up pumps letting them continue to run after they were done pumping gas. I have been told the pump will time out by itself after 15 minutes.

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:09 AM   #6
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A pictures of the fuel station? I would like to order it but have never seen one before.
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Since I have only used the fuel station to fill the riding mower twice. I was wondering if someone could tell me how well the fuel flows out of the nozzle. Mine flows very little, Low volume and pressure like a fast trickle. I checked and the hose is not kinked or pinched.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:28 PM   #8
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Smiller- here are some pics. It is on the rear drivers side corner. The hose is not very long I'll have to see how well that works.

Kaboom- I'm not sure about the flow. I will have to see on that. Hmm my son was just asking for gas money. Maybe I'll make him go get his gas out of there.
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