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Motor City Swagman

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Posted: 12/02/20 08:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We usually spend the summers in Michigan and upon returning to Florida in the fall I fill the tank up (75 gallons) and treat the gas with stabil and it is good until the late Spring when it is time to travel. This year due the pandemic we cancelled our plans to travel North and I am concerned that the gas is reaching the 12 month protection limit stated on the bottle and would like to know if there is any proven ways to safely extend the fuel protection for another 12 months?
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I think it says on the bottle that if you double the dose it is good for 2 years.


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I never treat gas in any vehicle and it's always fine without it.

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My 2 cents: Try to fill with non-ethanol fuel for winter/storage. Non-ethanol fuel does not deteriorate as quickly as ethanol -- and does not attract the moisture. Use that, and Stabil for solid protection. Yes, costs a buck more per gal, but IMHO worth it.


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I would highly recommend using non ethanol fuel for any vehicle that's dormant for that long.
Stabil can not fight the effects of corn fuel for that duration.

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Yup if possible call the gas station and ask if their gasoline contains ethonal.

Guessing it's a fuel injected vehicle? That helps slightly in terms of dealing with old gas.

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I know this Gas break down thing is complex and can not answer your question but I do have a couple of observations from my Time in Georgia.

First: I blew an engine (Well it got road killed so insurance covered, NOT my fault)

I was down 3 years. Seafoamed the tank but got a visit from a Gent named Matthew. and Matthew was no Gentelman. (he was a Hurricane) I was 3 miles out of the Mandatory evac area so I was without power for a while.. Ran Mr. Onan's contribution to my comfort and thus had to replace most of the gas during the course of the visit. Also had a few other reasons to run the ONAN. No fuel issues with either the ONAN or the Main engine when it was repalced.

While there there was anothe rig that had been parked.. Well it was there in 2011 when I first visited and again in 2014 (had not moved) and still in 2016 possibly 17 (when I left) but before I left the Owner ask me to assist in moving it to storage.. We put in a new chassis battery (old one was beyond hope) (Same for house) Got the slides in (Took 3 people and the converter. one pushed buttons Two pushed slide) Got the jacks up (one did not want to so I put a jack under it and hit the release valve) and then we fired that sucker up.

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2oldman wrote:

I never treat gas in any vehicle and it's always fine without it.


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We've been using Stabil for 10 years when we park 5-6 months at a time. Have never had a problem. Would rather do this then have everything all gummed up from the ethenol. Much more expensive to fix if it happens.

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Skip the ethanol fuel for storage.

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