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Old 01-12-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
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My wife and I are new to RVing. We have a diesel pusher. We had it parked at a resort for 3 1/2 in AZ at a resort and I am concerned about the diesel fuel going bad. Should I be adding an additive until spring or am I needlessly worrying?
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Days, weeks, months or years?
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3 1/2 years or 3 1/2 months. I am parked for the winter right now and hubby added an additive to the fuel. Im not sure what it is? Its something to make it not gummy or something
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Welcome to the forum.

If I'm going to be down for more than a couple of months, I use StaBil for Diesel but you really need to drive around to mix it in good. Just poring it in the tank may help with algae, don't know.
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I would suggest that you post that question over in the MH section to get more and better answers. Not too many people hang out here. Good luck and God bless!
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Hi Going2Travel. Glad to have you on the forum. I've never added anything to mine. But it's rare for it to situp for more than about 60 days.
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welcome.they make a deisel anti algae or stable.you can get it at auto parts store or truck stop.
safe travles bob,linda & missy
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My rig has sat for up to 6 months coupla times and no problem w/fuel degradation. Wouldn't do that in the deep south or anywhere there is lots of humidity without an algicide type additive.
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My wife and I are new to RVing. We have a diesel pusher. We had it parked at a resort for 3 1/2 in AZ at a resort and I am concerned about the diesel fuel going bad. Should I be adding an additive until spring or am I needlessly worrying?

As an old retired trucker, I would not worry about deterioration of the fuel in a diesel. Algae can be a problem. Remove your fuel filter, pour the fuel inro a clear glass container, look for little black specks in the fuel. If there are none, your in good shape, then as a preventive, use an additive for the prevention of algae. If you do have a problem, you may want to leave it alone. Additives seem to loosen it up more and plug fuel filters. If you still chose to clean the algea, be sure to have a filter wrence and a couple extra filters, and a couple extra quarts of fuel to prime the new filters. Happy trails. Old Trucker
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