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Offline Raceluvr

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1978 Elandan II not getting fuel
« on: June 08, 2021, 02:34 PM »
I'm looking for chassis information for a Dodge chassis class A motorhome - specifically a 1978 Winnebago Elandan II fuel tank system.  Where is the fuel tank valve located?  The main tank is in the rear, with the aux tank in front of it.  I'm having fuel delivery issues, and have changed the fuel filter, fuel pump, but the pump is pumping air.  The aux tank is full and the main tank is over half.  I have a feeling some or all of the fuel lines are rotten, or have been disconnected from the valve itself.  I want to locate the valve and trace from there with an electric pump first.

Thanks in advance!

Offline Elandan2

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Re: 1978 Elandan II not getting fuel
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2021, 04:19 PM »
On my '77 Elandan II the tank solenoid is mounted to the inside of the frame rail on the passenger side of the vehicle. There is a metal plate underneath it so it is not readily visible.
Rick and Tracy Ellerbeck

Offline Raceluvr

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Re: 1978 Elandan II not getting fuel
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2021, 04:48 PM »
Thanks for the info!  Are your tanks on the passenger side?  Mine are on the driver's side.  I didn't think to look on the opposite side so I'll give it a look!

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Re: 1978 Elandan II not getting fuel
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2021, 07:11 AM »
Main tank is in between the frame rails behind the rear axle and the auxiliary tank is on the drivers side just behind the front wheel.
Rick and Tracy Ellerbeck

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Re: 1978 Elandan II not getting fuel
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2021, 08:09 AM »
Thank you - different set up then.  I’ll still check out the passenger side for the valve. I appreciate the help.

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Re: 1978 Elandan II not getting fuel
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2021, 12:18 PM »
Update!  The tank valve is on the passenger side frame rail, like your 1977.  The fuel lines are all rotten, so it will need the valve, and about 40 feet of fuel line, since I’ll replace the fuel line from the main tank to the generator as well. I’m going to add an electric fuel pump after the valve to help push the fuel to the engine.

Thanks again for the help! :)ThmbUp

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Re: 1978 Elandan II not getting fuel
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2021, 07:42 PM »
Good deal.  Let us know when you get it finished and working!