Tried adding Hot Shots. Now stuck with a hose sticking out of my fuel tank <sigh>

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Whuff. That seems like an absolute crap-ton of work for something so dumb-assedly simple. And, yeah, getting down to 10 degrees, and I am in Austin, TX in an RV with my plumbing frozen solid. My workload is pretty full for this kind of self-induced foolishness. I added a picture to my original post. Can you take a look and see if you might have another suggestion?
OP, U in Austin, got a bazillion mechanic shops, if U cannot reasonably get it out, cover the entire opening, and get it to someone who can disconnect the filler neck and solve your unique situation, then used supplied funnel or long skinny trans funnel for future endeavors.
 

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IF, i decide to remove the hose that connects to the filler tube.

The easiest way is to remove the drivers side rear tire & inner fender cover, but in the weather you are having, who would want to do anything at all out doors
 

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Can you find HARD tubing that will slip OVER the hose? You should then be able to remove the hose and tubing together.
 

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They do that so nobody can steal your fuel skinny smooth steel rod might work
 

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Try using the funnel provuded with the truck. Should be with the jack. Slide it around the hose and it should open the traps and allow you to remove your hose.
 

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like you, I discovered simply pushing open the trap door didn’t let me pour treatment in without it making a mess. There’s apparently some sort of second barrier under the trap door.
I found a long neck narrow funnel that gets down into the filler neck enough for adding the treatment with out dribbling.

From your description, I think trying to pull the flexible hose up and out has jammed the trap door and whatever is just below it.
Maybe try pushing the hose down into the neck and poke a wire hanger down to clear the jam.
 

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try pushing on the hose while pushing on the flap at the same time , if you get the flap open the whole way with the screwdrive then you might be able to pull the hose out , the metal flap probably has a nick in the hose and is keeping the flap from going open so pushing the hose while pushing the flap may get it un stuck
 

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the trap door in the picture seems to be jammed by the hose. if you press against it with a screwdriver on the side that the hose is going in, it should swing in like a trap door. if it doesnt, you may have to persuade it with some percussive maintenance (put the screwdriver against the trap door and hit the end with your hand) this piece pushes inward when you put the nozzle in the filler neck. the above is assuming the picture where the hose is pinched is that door you are talking about not being able to move.
 

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When i am on a job & running low on Diesel
I transfer fuel using a

Self-Priming Shaker Style Siphon Pump​

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It is fairly stiff plastic hose
I have used one of these since 2004 & i think only once, it was caught for a bit.

A Harbor Freight look a like hose is too soft & flexes too much
 
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