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rookie_rv

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Posted: 12/29/21 04:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello, Rookie RVer here!

It is best to store motor home with full tank of gas to prevent water accumulation when it will sit for a month or more? Of course there’s fuel additive added and engine ran as well as on board generator to get additive throughout the system.

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Posted: 12/29/21 04:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For a month, nothing need be done beyond storing it with a full tank. For longer term storage, add fuel stabilizer to the full tank and run the engines as you described.


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I fill it full when I come back every time.

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Hey Rook, welcome from another retired shallow water sailor.

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Fill it, no concerns of condensation, leave it low, then have to treat it for condensation.
Either way, you pay upfront for the fuel or treatment.
Leave untreated you risk condensation and degradation of the fuel quality. Is treated fuel better than untreated? Whats the answer when it hits your engine?

Think of fuel as a shelf life commodity -which it is, as an expiry date commodity if not HANDLED and used by date does diminish its quality
Extending fuels quality viability does make you think.
In a totally contained system without degrade everyone else is amenable and excited at the prospect.of good fuel forever

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Posted: 12/29/21 05:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is the only benefit of ethanol in the fuel.... combines with water and it is burned off. No concerns of water in the fuel.


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MountainAir05 wrote:

I fill it full when I come back every time.



Same here.


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I fill it when it gets put away for the winter. It sits for about 5 months! I add a fuel stabilizer to it.


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The only thing that would ever chase us out of our mountain home on short notice would be a forrest fire. We are prepared to be loaded up and gone in about 30 minutes but a big part of that is having full fuel and LP tanks. If a fire sweeps through our area the gas stations will have long lines and we will just be motoring right on down the road.

We have a couple of possible escape destinations depending on the location and direction of travel of the fire and with full tanks we can not only get there but upon arrival will be self sufficient. Like others here I fuel up at the end of every trip.

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Non ethanol fuel (no alcohol) would be ideal, if you can find it.


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