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Old 09-25-2017, 11:19 AM   #1
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fuel tank when snowbird

Would you recommend having class A diesel fuel tank full when snowbird for 6 months? Or is there a concern of the fuel souring?

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Old 09-25-2017, 11:29 AM   #2
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Always full when storing , and with an additive, specially in humid climate!
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:50 AM   #3
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Agree that the tank should be full, so that water does not condense in the tank. Would recommend adding a fuel additive such as Stable which works with diesel as well as gasoline.
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Old 09-25-2017, 12:06 PM   #4
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Fill it up and add your favorite fuel conditioner . Should be good for over a year.
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Old 09-25-2017, 02:10 PM   #5
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I would keep it full when storing. Keep her between the ditches!

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Old 09-25-2017, 03:02 PM   #6
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Thanks you all for the advice. It's what I was thinking. This is our first time snowbirding to Arizona.

We're excited.

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Old 09-25-2017, 04:17 PM   #7
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I have always thought full tank then a diesel mechanic made a comment about having a full tank of bad fuel. So it's like dang if you do or dang if you don't.
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:13 PM   #8
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I was always told full tank is best... don't think diesel has ethanol so I can't imagine it going bad...
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Just got back from a trip to "use up" a tank full of 1 year old diesel. No problems, started right up, ran great. I wish I could have taken more trips this year to "keep the fuel fresher" instead of the motorhome being lawn art, but some years are like with life events.

I had some 10 year old diesel in a tractor that starts right up too.

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Old 09-26-2017, 06:38 AM   #10
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Full tank and if you feel like it, stop at Tractor Supply and pick up some Stabil for diesel to treat the fuel.
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Old 09-26-2017, 08:47 AM   #11
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I always keep it filled when it's parked in case I need the Generator or need to evacuate. Also keep the Water Tank filled. It's part of my Emergency Plan to have fuel and water when everything goes south.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:43 AM   #12
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Full, use Stabil and a Biocide especially if diesel.
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Full, use Stabil and a Biocide especially if diesel.
My approach as well. Been snow birding over 10 years doing the same thing without issues.
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