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Old 09-29-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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How much fuel?

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Winter is upon us and MH will sit idle for long periods of time.

Q: How much fuel (gas) should be left in tank? Are gas treatments recommended? names please!
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:43 PM   #2
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Using a marine gas treatment seems to work best for me. There are several and I have been using Sta-Bil for many years. I have used it my boats and now in my RV and lawn equip. It will last a very long time (over treat if you need a year or more of storage).
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:48 PM   #3
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I usually load up with Sea Foam when in storage. Thats 8 bucks a can at Walmart
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:59 PM   #4
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If the RV is stored outside probably should store with full tank. If inside and dry you can get away with less which is good so you can fill it when you first use it in the spring. Gas looses some of it's octain level with age. I have used Stabil for years and on some of my old cars have gone several years with no issues. However with the new 10% Ethanol gas it goes bad sooner. I also now add Startron to deal with the alcohol in gas.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:07 PM   #5
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Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment - HOME

This is all I use in my boat and vehicles that sit more than they run. Never had an issue.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:25 PM   #6
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I own a 36 foot long cabin cruiser and carry 210 gallons of gas. My last boat was 40 feet long and held 250 gallons of gas. My neighbors all have boats of the same size so I have a lot of comparisons. Essentially the folks that do not use Sta-Bil have issues no matter how full they keep their tanks. Those who use Sta-Bil and keep their tanks full have very few issues. The folks like myself who use Sta-Bil and Star Tron have no issues no matter what the level of their tanks.

One of my neighbors who uses the fuel stabilizer and water treatment recommended by mercury had about 20 gallons of sludge and water in the bottom of his tank last year. I live in FL and it is humid all year long so your experience will vary depending on your humidity.
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I am going to take the Georgetown to get filled up tomorrow. Though about evaporation and separation in the tank as discussed. Probably through some more Sea Foam in to as cheap insurance for deposit build up. As the temp are always moderate here in Florida, we will plan another trip soon when the neurosurgeon clears my cervical fusionfor stress. Life has so many twists and turns you have to enjoy life every day.
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