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Fuel Pumps and Heat

  • Jul 20, 2009
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Remember for those of you who are interested in owning RV's, the most common issue in the heat of summer travel is that your fuel pump will go.

How does this look? 
  1. your engine temperature will go up a little and consistently run a wee bit hot (not outside of normal, but on the hotter side)
  2. all of a sudden it will feel like the vehicle has lost power. The steering locks up a bit and no amount of pressing on the gas will make it go any longer.
We were told while on the room that this is a common issue...a fuel pump isn't terribly expensive to replace, but towing an RV is EXTREMELY expensive, so best to get the fuel pump and the fuel line tested before you leave home!

Winnie being towed

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July 20, 2009
@raina From what I understand, all RV's have the same issue. We have 5 sleeping spots in total. I think we had the back bedroom closed off and the dining table turns into a bed, too. As far as shower/plumbing goes, we've opted to use the RV parks to do that stuff. :)
 
July 20, 2009
Ohhhhh, what a zinger!  Maybe this is why my grandma says that RV actually stands for "Ridiculous Vehicle", despite the fact that shes had hers ever since I can remember and lives in it for about six months out of the year now.  I guess you just have to put up if you really like road tripping :P

And this is something that's minor, but I noticed that the wiki that you posted is more like a review than a wiki and would actually look great at the beginning of your review.  Just a suggestion!  You can learn more about that in this wiki versus review FAQs page.

I hope your RV doesn't have anymore trouble, and good luck on the rest of your tour! :)
 
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I just bought an RV for the first time in my life this year. I had no idea what I was in for! Owning an RV is a complicated thing! You have to remember that you are driving around a house on wheels...more than just a large vehicle. Everything is contained in this beast: sewer, electrical system, water system, etc., so you also have to be a plumber, electrician, etc. to own an RV. THEN there is the fact that RV's aren't the most welcome in a city to park. They are made to be parked in an RV park.

I'm looking to stretch the limitations of an RV beyond the conventional notion of it...I figure others can contribute to this here. 
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