What Does a Fuel System Cleaner Do For Your RV?
RVers know two things about their motorhomes. They often sit for long periods without use. And they get low gas mileage. Truck owners that pull a towable can also relate to the MPG issue. And that’s even if their trucks are used frequently. RVers shouldn’t overlook a good fuel system cleaner to keep those injectors clean. It’s how you squeeze out the best MPG you can get.
As many RV and motorhome owners can attest, having your rig is more than just owning another vehicle. It’s a lifestyle choice. You have many sights to see and a multitude of adventures to be had. Your home on wheels is the epicenter for some great days in the great outdoors. It generates memories for years to come no matter where the road takes you. Good RV maintenance is critical.
Off-road guru recommends fuel system cleaner
Take Garrett Cahoon of The Off-road Adventure Channel for instance. A newer RV owner to the scene, Garrett’s 35-foot RV is the perfect setup for his family and friends to travel by their own rules to enjoy some favorite pastimes.
“I like to just get away and find random spots where I can take my dirt bike and some of the toys and explore new areas,” he says. “I can take the motorhome with me, find a nice place to set up and have everything I need at my disposal during those trips. It’s just kind of a luxurious way of getting outdoors and enjoying the hobbies that I do.”
But taking the RV to Glamis, “the off-roading mecca of the world,” to rip across the dunes in his UTV, or the Mojave National Preserve to hunt quail with his brother and father isn’t as easy as sticking the key in the ignition and riding off into the sunset.
There’s a lot of prep that goes into readying their big rig for adventure, aside from just the obvious of stocking up on consumables, supplies and filling up the gas tank. In fact, one of Garrett’s key steps in his RV prep checklist is actually something pretty simple that any RV owner can do, no matter their years of experience.
“Using a high-quality fuel additive is extremely important,” says Cahoon. “It’s a really simple step to take, and it’s going to keep your fuel from degrading, which it can do really rapidly, and keep your generator running right when you’re off grid for multiple days. It’s certainly a win-win for something you just need to pour into your gas tank without getting your hands dirty or even popping the hood.”
Techron Complete Fuel System Cleaner for Gas RVs and Trucks
With so many fuel additives on the market, this off-road guru goes with the one backed by years of research, lab testing and science.
“When it comes to fuel additives, I’m a big fan of Techron products,” Cahoon states. “Not only do I keep Techron Complete Fuel System Cleaner on board for the RV, but I keep Techron Powersports on board for the toys as well.”
Techron Complete Fuel System Cleaner is the perfect choice for any RV owner, providing a multitude of benefits. With just one bottle (recommended for use once every season), you’re getting proven cleaning power to help remove harmful carbon deposits from your fuel injectors, carburetors, intake valves, and combustion chambers; corrosion protection; restored lost power; maximized fuel economy (hello better MPG!) and maximized performance; not to mention, peace of mind on the open road.
“You just want to go through and make sure things are working correctly before you head out in the middle of nowhere for four or five days,” says Cahoon. “You pour it in your gas tank, and it gives you the peace of mind to know that your fuel system is taken care of.”
To learn more about Techron Complete Fuel System Cleaner, available in 12oz, 20oz and 32oz sizes, perfect for RVs and motorhomes, visit www.techronclean.com.
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Philip Sikora says
I can’t prove that Techron works but I can tell you the discussion I had years ago that convinced me.
I was working at AT&T Bell Labs when someone from Exxon joined our staff. We became friends and I always thought of him as a pretty smart guy. He told me about someone he used to work with who he considered a pretty smart guy. This person left Exxon and developed all sorts of better chemicals. The one thing he said he couldn’t improve on was Techron. He said just use it. And I have been. YMMV.
Roger Marble says
I am having problems with my Onan 4K generator. I believe it is gummed up carb. Do you have any test results showing the cleaning of Techron vs other “cleaners”?
Lonnie Simmons says
Also one of the best fuel additives for the gasoline in an RV is Seafoam. Is additive not only help lubricate the cylinders clean the valves clean the injectors help lubricate the pump also it makes gas last longer from being stale in the system. This is something everybody should use and try. For best pricing I advise you to purchase it at Walmart and in Walmart they sell the extra large can for Arby’s. Typically I used two of those every 3 months and especially when the vehicle is sitting for long periods.
Lonnie Simmons says
Rodger for your generator on your RV a gummed up carburetor is a big problem. What you could do especially if you could get it running without removing the carburetor and cleaning it in detail. You could remove the filter and as it is running spray a little bit of seafoam into the carburetor to help it as much as possible. Also I would recommend putting Sea Foam in your gas tank as well. And then once seafoam is in the gas tank you can then run the generator under some load oh, like having the roof air conditioning on maybe for about an hour to help clean the carburetor. Usually the gumming up the carburetor is in the bowl and the needle and seat. Very common. Hope this helps.
If you are running a diesel, make sure you are using a diesel system cleaner. Running a gasoline engine cleaner will cause you issues.
I am probably the only person commenting about Techron that is not a Techron fan. Actually, I think it works too good. Yes, it will clean old gas deposits. It did such a good job on my 460 Ford, E350, Class C, that Techron loosened deposits that jammed up my new fuel pump reducing pressure down to 10psi. Of course this happened in the middle of the desert where it took me 5hrs driving on the shoulder at 5mph to get to the next town where a repair shop had to drop the gas tank to replace the fuel pump. Maybe not fair. But I blame this fiasco on Techron.
I prefer Sea Foam for cleaning my fuel system. I use it on all my vehicles and it does wonders for cleaning my injectors as well as taking care of water in my fuel. It really boosted my mileage too. I always keep a can or two in my storage bay by the fueling door. You don’t need it with every fill but I’ll probably run a can through with a full tank of gas once a month or so, depending on my driving.