Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-31-2010, 04:27 PM   #1
Registered User
Winnebago Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 552
Diesel Fuel Stabilizer?

Hey all,

Just moved from a gasoline Class C to a DP. I always used gasoline stabilizer when storing the RV for the winter. Is there Diesel Fuel Stabilizer and is it recommended?


offthewall is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-31-2010, 04:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
pameridan04's Avatar
Mid Atlantic Campers
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 376

Yes... I used it this year. The automotive stores carry it. I will have to look at the name when I go home. I had to try more than one store to find it.

Regards... Jim P.

Meridian 2004 36G DP
2010 Jeep Sahara Unlimited
Two HD's for company
pameridan04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 06:41 PM   #3
Registered User
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 848
Had a cupla desiels Motorhomes. Used to go snowmobiling ;;; Was told DO not use any addative in the fuel, Except In Below freezing Add the reccomended Anti jell; And if you are moving that is not nesecary; Call the manufacture. Cummings, or Cat ask them about addatives. Then pass it on ;; Life is good
bachler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 07:50 PM   #4
Senior Member
Jim Stewart's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Melbourne & Marathon, Florida
Posts: 1,537
Diesel is different than gas in a few respects: Water and Microbes. The water can condensate in the tank with temperature changes and is most often collected in the fuel water seperator filter. Make sure that you drain the water, if it fills, it can stay in the fuel and is potentialy deadly to a diesel engine. The Microbes can grow in diesel fuel and can clog your filters to the point you may have to change them several times. The modern treatments both evaporate excess water and kill then prevent microbes. The microbes are usually only a problem in hot and humid conditions but can happen if the tank is subject to varying temperatures.

<ake sure you get a treatment specific to diesel fuel. It should be listed on the label.
2005 Safari Cheetah 38PDQ - 2009 Ford Flex
Me (Gatogonow), The Boss (DW), Honey Bunny, Maggie May and Mollie Kay (The Gatos)!
Jim Stewart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 09:45 PM   #5
Senior Member
ditto's Avatar
Nor'easters Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 629
Cummins recommends a product by fleet guard "winter conditioner" which is anti gel..
ditto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 10:14 PM   #6
Senior Member
bdpreece's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Woodburn Oregon USA
Posts: 2,650
When storing the motorhome for more than 30 days I always fill the tank and add BioGuard. You can purchase it at marine stores.
"BioGuard is an EPA registered water soluble microbiocide that effectively kills bacteria and fungi that grow in diesel fuel, heating oil and lubricating oil. BioGuard also prevents bacteria caused filter plugging and bacteria caused corrosion of metal surfaces."
Brian, Loretta & Daisy (Golden Retriever)
2008 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 40 PDQ , ISL 400
2014 Ford Explorer toad
bdpreece is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 10:55 PM   #7
Senior Member
OneRVer's Avatar
Triple E Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 723
Sta-Bil and Amsoil make a diesel stabilizer. I keep my tank full during storage and use the Amsoil diesel stabilizer. Have been using it for at least 20 years and will continue to use it. Be sure to use a stabilizer for diesel. NOT FOR GAS. Also since you are new to diesel engines, do not use gas engine anti-freeze. Diesel engine's use a different type of anti-freeze.
1997 Triple E Empress, Freightliner Chassis, CAT 3126 w/ 275 horse's.
MD 3600 Tranny, 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid w/Blue Ox tow bar and Roadmaster Base Plate.
Amsoil Synthetic Oil only for my baby.
OneRVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2011, 06:35 AM   #8
Senior Member
djhinds's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Golden, Colorado
Posts: 639
You could be really sorry if you don't prepare your fuel for storage. I bought my stabilizer and microbe killer here. They explain why this stuff is needed on the web site. I used PRI-D and PRI-OCIDE when I winterized this year. Repairs could be expensive compared to the cost of preparing your fuel.


2004 Monaco
Detroit series 60

2004 Monaco Signature 43', Detroit 60 500 hp
2011 Honda CR-V, M & G Brakes, Vorad
Samsung RF 18, True Induction Cooktop
djhinds is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Auxiliary fuel tank in 06 F350 Diesel Stormseeker Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 14 08-09-2010 10:34 PM
Flying J Diesel Fuel Discounts parker Class A Motorhome Discussions 9 11-18-2008 11:56 AM
"WARNING" DIESEL FUEL "007" iRV2.com General Discussion 2 09-30-2007 09:51 AM
Diesel Fuel Additives lthrnk MH-General Discussions & Problems 13 08-24-2007 05:03 AM
Goodbye to $2 Diesel Fuel Jack Wilkinson iRV2.com General Discussion 9 03-16-2005 09:16 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.