I've been searching and I'm not sure which route to take.
I now have my generator. It's a pulsar 5000watt diesel. I will be strapping it up under the bus. I would like to fill the tank from the fuel tank on the bus. The bus has a huge tank so I'm not worried about it causing issues with the amount of fuel it may use. I'm wondering if anyone has tapped into their fuel tank and if so, how?
I was thinking about using an external diesel fuel pump (on Amazon for about $12) with an inline filter that runs from the bus fuel tank to the cap on the generator fuel tank. I would install a switch on the fuel pump and just fill the tank and them turn off the pump when it was full. This is because I don't know if fuel pumps would work like a water pump and stop pumping when the tank is full. Would probably have to put an air valve or something on the generator fuel tank to let the air out initially and then close it...(sorry if I am rambling)
I just got the genny and haven't taken the cover off yet. I also plan on rerouting the exhaust to exit from the back of the bus by the main exhaust. Don't want to run it through the living space and out the ceiling.
Some questions and thoughts:
1. Is there a way to tap into the bus tank without having to drill a new hole (probably not)? I really don't want to empty out 3/4 of a tank of fuel, but I guess if I have the pump, I could pump it out into some containers. Not sure how I would clean the tank out if it were empty, I assume there is a drain plug on the bottom.
2. Assuming this works, how am I going to tell when the gen tank is full? Could I use one of those exterior tank strips that people use on their water tanks?
3. Would it be possible to just tap into the fuel pump in the bus tank? If that is possible, would I need an exterior pump?
4. Would it be easier to use a squeeze pump to start the flow instead of an electric pump?
Any advice, opinions, pictures, etc. would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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