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Old 02-04-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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Aux. Gas Tank for Generator

Has anyone installed an aux fuel tank in their motorhome to keep from using the coach gas tank? I want to install a vented marine 12 to 15 gallon poly tank for the generator so I can keep the fuel stabilized easier.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:35 PM   #2
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I don't understand you want to install a extra tank that will have it's own dangers when you can just add stabil to you fuel tank.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:46 PM   #3
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Agree, but I don't normally stabilize the 75 gallon fuel tank in my Fleetwood and I don't use the generator that much. I would also like to use straight gas for my generator and the normal blended fuel for the coach.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:47 PM   #4
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With installing this "auxiliary" gas tank you will not have much runtime until you would need to fill up. Figure that if the generator uses close to a gallon a hour.

What is normal blended fuel ?

Trying to understand this. If it is cost of the fuel stabilizer, you can buy a lot of stabilizer for what the extra tank and labor it install would be. And last not if I were purchasing a RV I would be a little nervous of this modification.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:45 AM   #5
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Agree with the other posters, you are going to install yourself some unnecessary problems

Add stabil to the gas tank run the genset and allow the stabil to assemilate into the generator, like about an hour. Then don't worry about it. The stabil will also be good for the engine.

If you are worried about running out of fuel for the RV engine, the pickup for the genset is usually set where it will stop the generator when the fuel supply is about 1/4 tank. So you will still have fuel to get to a station.

I wouldn't buy a coach with a modification like that. What would the results of someone being burned in an accident from a modification that you made.

Just a few thoughts, I wouldn't do it. Save your dollars and look for another project.

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OK. You guys conviced me to forget the aux fuel tank idea. I guess I'll help Sta-Bil improve their bottom line!!

Looks like the marine (blue) version is the way to go. It's supposed to help remove engine deposits better than the red. Anyone used the blue Sta-Bil?
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OK. You guys conviced me to forget the aux fuel tank idea. I guess I'll help Sta-Bil improve their bottom line!!

Looks like the marine (blue) version is the way to go. It's supposed to help remove engine deposits better than the red. Anyone used the blue Sta-Bil?
Sea foam is an alternative if you don't believe in stabil. We use both, sea foam in the MH and Sta bil in the rest of the gas toys.
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IMO you are wasting money using the marine stabil as the "Red Stuff" will do everything you need. I run regular Stabil the year around in various engines without problems.
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