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Old 11-29-2009, 01:17 AM   #1
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using a fuel stabilizer/additive

with gas engine, how many of you add a fuel stabilizer or additive to your fuel tank in your motorhome??? do you add it to each tank or just occasionally??? what additive do you use and what amount????thanks walter
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Walter, if you are going to store the coach for the winter and not be driving it, I would recommend using a fuel stabilizer to preserve the gasoline from going bad in the tank. You should also run the engine after adding the fuel stabilizer so the fuel in the lines, carburetor or fuel injector system is not compromised. The amount will be on the bottle you buy. If the tank is full add stabilizer and drive it around a bit. If nearly empty, you can use less by not filling up if you wish and add proper amount you pump in.
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The only additive I use in our gas is fuel stabilizer (Sta-bil) when we park for 3 months for the winter. The rest of the year, I use nothing.

In addition to running the engine as RV Wizard says to get the fuel into the fuel system and carburetor, also run the generator if you have one for the same reason.
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The only additive I use in our gas is fuel stabilizer (Sta-bil) when we park for 3 months for the winter. The rest of the year, I use nothing.

In addition to running the engine as RV Wizard says to get the fuel into the fuel system and carburetor, also run the generator if you have one for the same reason.
Yup, that's what I do. The Sam's club where I fill up is 12 miles away. Pour a jug of Sta-Bil in, fill the gas tank, start the generator with the back TV on and drive home. I figure by the time I drive home, the Sta-Bil'd gas has done its thing for the MH motor and generator. So far has worked great all these years.
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I use seafoam rather than stabil, for storage only, not all the time.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:00 AM   #6
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Yup, that's what I do. The Sam's club where I fill up is 12 miles away. Pour a jug of Sta-Bil in, fill the gas tank, start the generator with the back TV on and drive home. I figure by the time I drive home, the Sta-Bil'd gas has done its thing for the MH motor and generator. So far has worked great all these years.

OK I'll bite SRT, why do you turn on the back TV?

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OK I'll bite SRT, why do you turn on the back TV?

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Well, they say you should have something electrical on so the generator has something to produce electricity for...
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I use Sta-Bil when I am going to let the coach set for over 60 days. A TV probably is not going to load your generator enough. Try an electric heater, the Micro-wave, a hair dryer is good. If you use the Micro-wave be sure you put a glass of water in it.
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Just put the Sta-bil in two weeks ago, filled tank, drove MH with genny running under load. Its now parked for the long MN winter next to garage with four inch wood under tires. I do take it out and drive it as often as I am able before we get too much snow and salt on the roads. Then the jack stands go under taking 90% of the weight off tires and just run genny monthly refilling gas tank as needed. A few more years until retirement and then we can scratch this process.
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with gas engine, how many of you add a fuel stabilizer or additive to your fuel tank in your motorhome??? do you add it to each tank or just occasionally??? what additive do you use and what amount????thanks walter
I use SEAFOAM for storage and otherwise add a can occasionally. for storage, i use 3 cans for 75 gallons of gas, then drive it a bit with the genny running.
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