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Old 05-14-2017, 09:10 PM   #1
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Spilled diesel full on driver entry step

Does anyone have a good fix for reattaching the grip stuff on the driver door entry step due to spilling diesel fuel on it? I seem to over full my tank more often than not.
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:24 AM   #2
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Never fill beyond the first click on the auto stop. I tend not to use the truck fill station as they pump very high volume. Clean the step and underside on rubber cover with dish soap and then the rubber cover with acetone to remove the old glue.
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Does anyone have a good fix for reattaching the grip stuff on the driver door entry step due to spilling diesel fuel on it? I seem to over full my tank more often than not.
I used 3M double sided tape on mine (gray). has worked fine so far.
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Not sure why mine loosened, but I cleaned both sides (think I used paint thinner) and glued in place with GOOP. No problems since - couple of years at least.
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Never fill beyond the first click on the auto stop. I tend not to use the truck fill station as they pump very high volume. Clean the step and underside on rubber cover with dish soap and then the rubber cover with acetone to remove the old glue.
The truck pumps work fine if you feather it and don't just pump at full volume.
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Thanks to all for the replies! I have some double sided tape laying around so will that a try first. Once again Thanks!
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:57 PM   #7
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I did the same thing at a truck stop. I was feathering the pump, maybe too much, because it never shut off. I collected a lot of fuel on the step because mine leans back towards the rv and won't just drain onto the ground. Used a lot of paper towels that day and had to re-glue the pad, used gorilla glue.
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I avoid whenever possible the Truck diesel fill...large bore with high flow rate. Better to go to the automotive diesel fill ....smaller fill tube and slower flow rate. Usually less spilled diesel on the ground and cleaner handle..
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:05 PM   #9
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diesel fueling

With the rig we bought this last yr a 37+ ft lacrosse I prefer the truck diesel,

I carry a pair of rubberized gloves just for the purpose of dirty handles..and if you are paying attention you know before you start how much fuel you can take on.. and Yes if you go to slow the auto-shutoff refuses to work so pay attention..
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Listen for it to start gurgling, then shut it off. Diesel, especially when filling large volumes, foams. That extra half gallon that you miss out on isn't even noticeable
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I try to wipe up any diesel or additive spills immediately as the fumes are soooo noxious, I can smell them for hours while driving.
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Does anyone have a good fix for reattaching the grip stuff on the driver door entry step due to spilling diesel fuel on it? I seem to over full my tank more often than not.
The adhesive on the steps' tread will eventually come loose, many times while driving, resulting in the tread being lost.
To prevent this, I put a pan head stainless steel screw through each end of the treads into the fiberglass steps. One screw in each end of the treads, four total screws to do both sides of the cab. My treads were not loose--this was just a preventative measure.
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The adhesive on the steps' tread will eventually come loose, many times while driving, resulting in the tread being lost.

To prevent this, I put a pan head stainless steel screw through each end of the treads into the fiberglass steps. One screw in each end of the treads, four total screws to do both sides of the cab. My treads were not loose--this was just a preventative measure.


I cleaned off the old adhesive then used Crest trim cement that I purchased at an auto parts store. Seem to work fine.
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