I'm on the fence whether to stabil it or run it as dry as possible.
Problem is I have a whole house genny so the honda is not needed
except as a loaner to neighbors or for camping.
In fact, we took it on our month long trip in June and only started
it twice so my wife could use the microwave. She said she could
get by without it but we'd hauled it 4000 miles and by golly we were gonna
It won't quite start the compressor on my roof AC
We have twin 12v batteries and had no problem going a week
dry camping so didn't need it for charging either.
Every other stop had electric so low batteries were not an
It's a very expensive "insurance" policy as of now.
BTW my big genny is a 5.5 Kw brigs powered monster that
does have a carb drain screw.
I used to leave stabil treated gas in it but it's been a year since
the last extended power outage so I recently drained it into a gas can,
poured that into my car and used it up. Drained the carb and
always have at least 5 or more gallons in the garage. With
leaf removal, fall mowing, winter limb chopping etc, the gas cans
in the garage don't have a chance to go stale.
In an emergency I could siphon from my truck which is typically
full and under a cover in the garage.
Honda should have put a drain in their carb!!!