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Old 11-08-2010, 10:25 AM   #15
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Howdy Woodydel,
I saw that mentioned on a forum, but had never heard of it.. I know everybody's on the enzyme kick today and I believe in enzyme 'therapy' for
lots of applications.. If you've read all of my 'moanings' do you think this is better for my 'problem' than another stabilizer or treatment??
I have used this for years. Continuous "fixing" of this ethanol problem means you buy gas and add this product. One small 8oz bottle treats far more gasoline than the supposed competition. Everything I run uses it including my 1948 Farmall Cub. The Cub is what got me started. My tank was spotless but because it sat for weeks at a time, the water absorbed by the lousy ethanol started rust to form in my tank.

So if I pickup 5 gallons of gas for the mowers, StarTron is added. It's not easy to measure out for only 5 gallons but you cannot "overdose".

Initially it was hard to find. Walmart was supposed to sell it but I could never find it. Turns out to have been located in the Marine section. Boat owners hate ethanol.

You can buy it online which is why I posted the link.

By always adding to any gas purchased, you will not have a problem from your MH or anything else sitting.

Stabil does not do what StarTron can do and StarTron costs less to use.

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Old 11-08-2010, 10:25 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by genecurp View Post
I just bought myself a gasoline motor home. I full time but I often park for a month at a time. In the winter I might stay put 2 months.

When should I use gasoline stabilizer?

Thanks to all you experienced RVers.

There are basically two products that get good reviews. And if you plan on not refilling the tank for months at a time I would suggest one of them.. Either one

Personally I used Sta-Bil (or is it Sta-Bill) found in most auto stores

Seafoam for Gasoline is the other one.. I have never used it but those who have have all said nice things.

Do you need it? With some of the gasoline they make today.. I think you very likely do. But.. The following is a very true statement:

If you need it, and don't use it, it's going to be EXPENSIVE.

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Old 11-08-2010, 12:43 PM   #17
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StarTron 8 oz. treats 128 gallons of gasoline.

Stabil 8 oz. treats 32 gallons

Stabil costs more per bottle and per gallon. Stabil does nothing to make your engine run better. It does what it says. Stabilizes gasoline stored either in your vehicle or in the gas container.

Average cost per gallon using StarTron is 6 1/4 cents per gallon.

I use/used SeaFoam many times. It will definitely clean out a clogged carb. My garden tractor collection oftentimes with a new addition the engine would barely run. Sometimes out of laziness to take the carb apart I'd use Seafoam if I could keep the engine running long enough. Worked great. It does state on the cans that it can stabilize gasoline but if you figure out the cost per gallon you get sticker shock.

I made my statement and it would be an uphill battle to get most to use StarTron so I will not argue about it.

I'm going to add something off topic to this. StarTron works with Diesel fuel and the amount treated per 8 oz. is 256 Gallons. Twice as many gallons treated as gasoline. Since I don't have a DP and probably never will, I can't vouch for its performance in a Diesel setup.

Good luck.
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:25 AM   #18
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Howdy Dan,
Hey man, in west Texas 3 hours is next door... I'll come and get you and feed
you bar-b-cue if you'll do it... I have absolutely NOBODY out here to help me, except Joyce and she's worn-out from taking care of me and the horses and the house... ONE THING I CAN DO IS DRIVE... I used to live in Midlothian and Joyce used to live in Burleson.. How long are yall gonna be in

Butterbean, Sorry for the delay in posting back. I have been very busy the last 4 days. I will be in Alvarado on Monday & I need to go upstate to visit my cousin. Then I leave Thursday morning. I will be back in Texas sometime between Thanksgiving & Xmas for the same amount of time. Send me a PM if you would like to get together sometime in Dec. If I plan it in advance we can make it happen. The wife & I can make it a couple day trip & I can come visit you & help you out for a few hours or what ever you may need. Like I said , send me a PM & we can discuss what all you may need done. I am a mechanic, I am not a RV mechanic, but an aircraft mechanic.
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Thanks to all for your advice. I think I will add Stabil if I sit over a month. Again, thanks.
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