XLR 305V10 Fueling Station
I'll apologize in advance if this is an old topic, but I didn't find anything specifically addressing my question.
Four years ago, I bought a new 2010 XLR 305V10 which I have enjoyed ever since. It was excess inventory for the dealer, meaning someone ordered it but then backed out of the deal at the last minute. When I went through the orientation I noticed the fuel gauge and rocker switch located inside the small access panel where you fill the generator fuel tank, near the left-rear side of the unit (driver's side of the tow vehicle). I believe I was told by the dealer that it had been wired at the factory to be equipped with the fueling station but that the person who originally ordered it had evidently not wanted that option, so the gauge/switch were not actually operational.
Jumping to the present, I have used this RV now for four years and have always accepted the fact that there is no functioning fuel gauge and therefore no way to be sure how much gas is available for the generator. That's not usually an issue, but as we get ready for the next big winter weather event here in the Wash DC area, I am once again looking at my RV as a good fall back plan, in the event we lose power for an extended period. Man I love that generator!
Today I called the dealer to learn the fuel tank capacity and spoke to the service manager who told me it should be 32 gallons. The service manager was surprised when I told him my gauge has never worked. The built-in Onan 5.5KW generator, was a fairly expensive factory option and he felt it made no sense that it would come from the factory with the generator and a fuel gauge installed but with gauge left inoperable. The fueling station and the generator are designed to both draw gas from the same fuel tank, so it would seem logical that you would need the gauge regardless of whether or not you have a fueling station.
Has anyone else had this same experience?
Is there a fuse somewhere I should check?
Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance,
Cold in Maryland
If you have to ask me why, you
won't understand my answer!