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bobpie

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Posted: 02/24/20 05:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just wondering?
We have had our motor home since 2001,
the longest that I have kept gasoline in the tank is 4 months without burning it all out and re fueling.
I always put an additive in the fuel when storing it for that long.
It has been a little longer now and we have no plans to go far and burn it off. Should I be concerned?
I hope the fuel had not gone bad???


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Rolling the tires, warming up and circulating the rear end, transmission, engine oil, coolant etc. is essential IMO. You seem fixated only on gasoline.

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I have a vintage car that was sitting the last 4 mos and the fuel went very bad in it.
I wont make that mistake again and have since gotten a supply of fuel stabilizer for ethanol.


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I have been very busy for the past 6 months and my motorhome has sat, the 6 month old fuel in RV is still good, it starts right up and went on a small drive and it worked just fine, however I did add a fuel stablizer..

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As stated put in fuel stabilizer and have fun. A few years back , I had several surgeries back to back and it did not move for over a year. Fired up on the first try.

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I would worry more about the generator. You need to exercise it monthly with a load on it.

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This is what I use for diesel. follow instructions and mix it in fuel. There is also a formula for gasoline. It will kill any growth in the fuel.

https://www.biobor.com/products/biobor-jf-diesel/

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You want to cover both the motorhome and generator. The best stabilizer I know of is Marine Stabil. It's very concentrated compared to their red stuff. I bottle of Marine Stabil will keep the fuel good for a year.I pour a bottle in, then fill the tank, run the engine for a while, then also run the generator for a while to make sure the Marine Stabil gets in. I been doing this for decades and have never had any fuel go bad.


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Lots of people camp host at campgrounds for 6 mos or more. Never have a problem. My caveat though, full tank and Stabil....Dennis


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Thanks for your replies
As stated, I do use the fuel stabilizer, I drain the generator carburetor of fuel just never let her sit for so long at one time!

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