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#1 dwhitt01

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

Just recently purchased a 2010 Allegro Red class A as well as recently joining FMCA. We are not full timers and therefore store our motorhome for a few months at a time. We are wondering if a diesel fuel additive is recommended especially in the winter while stored. If so can someone recommend a product and how best to use. Thanks
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#2 DickandLois

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

Winter storage in what part of the country ? Do you plan on driving it during the winter when the roads are dry and the temperature is low, just to exercise it ?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

Welcome to the FMCA Family.

Best to store with diesel tank FULL to minimize condensation.

If the fuel will not be burned in 2 months in the summer or 3 months in the winter, add a BIOCIDE. You can get it at any marine store, since diesel powered boats have the same diesel storage issue. Here is one: http://www.westmarin...de#.UOdF3XdVV9A

Per Michelin, inflate tires to the max on the sidewall during storage (as long as it does not exceed the rim maximum PSI.

Do not start the engine unless you can drive a minimum of 25 highway miles (enough to get the OIL, not just coolant up to operating temperature.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

Winter storage in TN with no driving til early spring.
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