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Storing Roadtrek For Winter


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#1 roadtrek17

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:11 PM

I am getting ready to store my Roadtrek for our Wisconsin winters.

Three questions:

1) Is it best to remove the two twelve volt coach batteries and keep them in my basement where I can charge them periodically and keep them from freezing?

2) Is it best to fill the vehicle gas tank and add Stabil to treat the gasoline for a six month storage?

3) Should I disconnect the vehicle battery to prevent running it down during storage?

Thanks,

Jerry
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#2 wolfe10

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:25 PM

Jerry,

1) YES.

2. YES, full and Stabil and if you can find non-ethanol gasoline, it stores better than ethanol fuel. http://pure-gas.org/...sp?stateprov=WI

3) Better to remove and store above freezing/charge just like house battery, but if left in, disconnect AND don't let it get deeply discharged or it will freeze.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:18 PM

When treating the fuel with Stabil mix 1/2 to 1 oz per gallon and then drive vehicle a short distance to get the treated fuel throughout the fuel system
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:52 AM

Should you put the Stabil in before you fill up? Or would you fill up, add it at the gas station and drive home....?
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:02 PM

Add the Stabil before filling up. That way the fuel you add will help distribute the Stabil. Then, yes, drive at least 5 miles so it is distributed throughout the fuel system.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:12 AM

I noticed at a recent fill-up at Murphy (at a Walmart) that they had a "no-alcohol" option on their regular gasoline. It was a few cents higher than their gasoline with alcohol option.

Sam
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